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Lenovo Moto G5S

Specifications

Lenovo Moto G5S
Lenovo Moto G5S (Moto G Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 153.5 x 76.2 ( = 0.31 x 6.04 x 3 in)
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Weight
168 g ( = 5.93 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77.8% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 75%, features: 74%, display: 200% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 100%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo Moto G5S

Motorola Moto G5S Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Motorola G5S is a decent smartphone with a premium build and capable specs for its class. However, it’s lacking in multiple aspects and felt like Motorola just stripped down the G5S Plus so they can introduce something at a lower price point. It would have been a worthy offering if it launched in early 2017, but in today’s standards, it doesn’t have enough fire-power to take on the competition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/16/2018
Motorola Moto G5S review: No-frills mobile imaging
Source: DxOMark English
At an overall score of 69 points, the Motorola Moto G5S is battling for position in our ranking with other mid-range devices such as the Lava Z25 and the Meizu Pro 7 Plus. This said, it even just beats a high-end phone, the Nokia 8, despite lacking a bokeh mode. Unsurprisingly for a device at its price point, it doesn’t come with any smart zoom features, but the G5S is capable of capturing images with good exposure and pleasant colors in good light conditions, and offers an accurate autofocus system in still image mode. The autofocus is less reliable in video mode, but still, at a fraction of the price of current high-end models, the Moto G5S packs a decent camera into an attractive aluminum housing, making it an interesting proposition for budget-conscious mobile photographers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2018
70% Motorola Moto G5s review
Source: PC Advisor English
The G5s is a good-looking, well-built phone that suffers from below-average performance. Its cameras are good, though, and it has a decent screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Moto G5S
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you want a mid-range phone with a mid-sized screen, the G5S is a great choice. You do pay quite a bit more than the base model G5, but with that you get a better camera, bigger battery and a slightly larger screen. While performance is nigh-on identical, these extras certainly make it worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Moto G5S
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you want a mid-range phone with a mid-sized screen, the G5S is a great choice. You do pay quite a bit more than the base model G5, but with that you get a better camera, bigger battery and a slightly larger screen. While performance is nigh-on identical, these extras certainly make it worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
85% Moto G5s Plus Review: Hello, Special Edition Moto
Source: Tech PP English
The Moto G series has been known to provide a great experience in smartphones at a pocket-friendly price and at Rs 15,999, the Moto G5s Plus continues the tradition. Yes, people have questioned its specs (especially with the emergence of the likes of Xiaomi) but the company has the happy knack of doing more than enough to retain its faithful. And from our experience, the G5s Plus does that as well – it will not blow you away with spectacular specs but it’s smooth performance and distinct looks will grow on you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 85% performance: 85% workmanship: 90%
80% Moto G5S Plus and Moto G5S Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The smartphone market in India changes rapidly, and Lenovo's decision to launch special editions of the fifth-generation Moto devices seems like a great move - except for buyers of the originals. Both the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus offer enhancements that help the company stay fresh and take on recently launched competitors. The dual cameras on the Moto G5S Plus will be a good selling point, especially against the Xiaomi Mi A1 (Review), though the experience still requires some polishing from the company's end. Stock Android is generally always a good thing though it's becoming more common now and less of an advantage for Lenovo. Fast charging support is also a big plus.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Moto G5S Plus and Moto G5S First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Moto G5S Plus and Moto G5S impressed us with their snappy performance in the limited time. Touch inputs and multitasking work well. Cameras on the Moto G5S Plus do seem an upgrade compared to the Moto G5 Plus, in some departments. The depth effect worked smoothly in some samples we clicked. We will, however, reserve our verdict on the Moto G5S Plus and Moto G5S performances and cameras until we get a chance to put them through pace during our detailed review.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2017
Moto G5s vs Moto G5s Plus
Source: PC Advisor English
With only a small difference in its overall size the more powerful Moto G5s Plus with dual-cameras is likely to be the better buy here. However, when you're buying in the budget market price is everything, and the £40 difference could be enough to tip the balance in the favour of the Moto G5s. The smaller model also has the potential to offer longer battery life, but we'll have to wait and see when we get them into our Test Centre.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2017
Moto G5 vs G5s
Source: PC Advisor English
The upgrades might appeal to some, but the big price hike won't. The G5s is better built and battery capacity returns to what it was in the Moto G4, but the new unibody design means the battery is no longer removable. Processing power remains the same, so for many, the original G5 still represents the best value.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2017

Foreign Reviews

78% Starke Leistung, Moto
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 78% features: 71% display: 811% mobility: 92%
80% Moto G5S das spezielle Etwas
Source: Go2 Mobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Moto G5S und G5S Plus
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
94% Motorola Moto G5s
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 93% performance: 100% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 100%
80% 250-Euro-Smartphone im iPhone 6S-Gewand
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
Motorola Moto G5s hochwertig und gute Kamera
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2017
Special Edition mit besserer Kamera
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2017
70% Motorola Moto G5S, análisis: de vuelta a la mejor gama G
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Moto G5S, sus ventajas y desventajas al detalle
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; metal case; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor; long battery life; quick charging. Negative: Bulky; average performance; poor cameras; high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2017
70% Test Du Motorola Moto G5S : Une Bonne Autonomie À Prix Abordable
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
70% Test Du Moto G5S : Toujours Une Référence ?
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Recenzja Motorola Moto G5S. Nowy ideał klasy średniej?
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor; 32GB RAM; decent cameras. Negative: Huge frames; sim and mircoSD are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/08/2017
Test, recenzja, opinia – Motorola Moto G5s – WOW! Po prostu WOW!
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Decent performance; solid workmanship; good hardware; smart Moto Mods; fast fingerprint sensor; good price. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2017
80% Обзор смартфона Motorola Moto G5S: улучшенная версия себя
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Обзор Motorola Moto G5s. Самый сбалансированный смартфон до 17 000 рублей
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice design; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2017
70% Test Motorola Moto G5S
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Model: The Motorola Moto G5S is Moto’s another stab at the budget smartphones ball game. The Moto G5S seeks to learn from all the mistakes of its predecessor, with a bigger battery life and a better camera. For Lenovo, Moto G devices are more about providing value for money rather than promising top-notch specifications at dirt cheap prices. In terms of design, these models have been functional but not always the most attractive. The fifth-generation Moto G models finally introduced metal rear panels, and now the special editions take this to the next level. The Moto G5S has an all-metal body with a nice finish, which is a huge improvement from the polycarbonate used on the previous models. Recent Moto devices have all had a similar design language which isn't a bad thing. It has become easy to recognize Moto-branded devices in a crowd. The Moto G5S has a fingerprint reader at the front which works flawlessly. There's an old-style Micro-USB port on the bottom of the phone, along with a speaker grille and microphone. The rear panel has raised circular bumps for camera and flash, and the iconic batwing Moto logo. The antenna bands are still pretty visible. The Moto G5S feels more ergonomic and is better suited to one-handed usage. At 157 grams, it feels light for a metal-bodied phone. The Moto G5S features a 5.2-inch Full-HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The screen on the Moto G5S was good enough for daily use with decent brightness. It has good viewing angles too.

The Moto G5S is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC clocked up to 1.4 GHz, coupled with 4 GB of RAM. As for the camera, it sports a 16-megapixel sensor with PDAF, a f/2.0 aperture, and LED flash. On the front, there's a 5-megapixel sensor with a f/2.0 aperture, wide-angle lens, and an LED flash. The Moto G5S has 32 GB of storage, which is expandable using a microSD card (up to 128 GB). Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi (dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The smartphone runs on a 3000 mAh battery and has a TurboPower charger. It weighs 157 grams and measures 150 x 73.5 x 8.2 mm. As for operating system, the Moto G5S run on Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box, which is not the latest available version for Android devices. However, similar to other Moto devices, the Moto G5S has software enhancements from Motorola. There are Android 7.1 goodies like the ability to perform quick actions by long-pressing the icons of supported apps. There is also split-screen multitasking. The Moto G5S offers a near-stock Android experience with some very minor tweaks from Motorola such as Moto Actions and Moto Display. The G5s is a serious contender to the Chinese mid-range budget phones in the market.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
625: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2 GHz, an Adreno 506 GPU, a DDR3L-1866 memory controller and a X9 LTE (Cat 7) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.168 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


77.8%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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