28 July 2020
Motorola has launched its budget 5G phone in its Moto G series in Europe. The price of the Moto G 5G Plus is €349 ($395) yes and it is not coming to the US, though the company has plans to bring a sub-$500 5G model in the country this year.
The Moto G 5G Plus utilizes the Snapdragon 765G processor that Qualcomm announced for mid-range phones. It features a 6.7-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and has 48MP main camera in the bunch of four rear cameras. The Snapdragon 765G processor comes with an integrated X52 5G modem and it supports sub-6GHz 5G, so not possible to use it with mmWave networks.
It has two separate punch holes on the display that carry two selfie cameras – 16MP and 8MP ultra-wide lens. On the back, the phone features four cameras, all housed inside a square-ish module in a 2x2 matrix form. The configurations include 48MP main snapper, 5MP macro camera, an 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP depth sensor. The dual-LED flash resides on the right of this camera module.
Moto G 5G Plus comes with a 5,000mAh battery with 20W TurboPower charging support over USB-C. The phone retains the 3.5mm headphone jack as well. Surprisingly, the phone does not come with a fingerprint reader and the absence of wireless charging and waterproofing capability does not bother us, of course.
The base model of the Moto G 5G Plus includes 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, whereas the second model offers 6GB RAM and 128GB storage if you spend an extra €50. This is Motorola’s first budget 5G phone launched in its iconic G-series. The company already houses 5G devices in its portfolio like Motorola Edge and Edge Plus. It also made available 5G Moto Mod for the Moto Z lineup, adding the handy capability to the phone for the buyers.
The Moto G 5G Plus is coming to Saudi Arabia and the UAE in the “coming months.” Motorola has promised that it will launch a sub $500 5G phone in the US this year in the fall.