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Is Moto G 5G a good buy? Review in 5 points

Ankita Chakravarti     December 24, 2020

Motorola had launched two smartphones—Moto G 5G and Moto G9 Power a few weeks ago. The Moto G 5G was touted as the most affordable 5G smartphone launched in India. Prior to the Moto G 5G, the OnePlus Nord was the cheapest phone to come with 5G connectivity. Not only 5G connectivity, but Motorola also introduced the Snapdragon Qualcomm 750G in the Indian market with Moto G 5G.

Moto G does bring a lot of newness to the platter without charging a bomb. The Moto G was launched at a price of Rs 20,999. At a price tag below Rs 25,000, Moto G is future-ready with an impressive spec sheet. The phone does look like a good buy if you want to own a device with the latest spec sheet.

Read our review of the Moto G 5G In five points to know if you should spend your money on the phone.

1- Motorola likes to keep its design simple yet elegant. With the Moto G 5G too, it has retained the simplicity. It features a glossy panel that houses a square-shaped camera module that protrudes a bit and doesn't sit flush with the casing. However, what makes the deal juicy is the interesting color options that it comes with. The smartphone comes with silver and volcanic grey, which is basically burgundy. My personal favorite is the volcanic grey color that enhances the look of the device.

2- Just like Motorola phones, Moto G 5G is sturdy but at the same time it is a bit clunky. The phone weighs a little over 200 grams. It features a biggish screen but despite that, it fits comfortably in my palms. One-hand operation is pretty smooth in this device because of the placement of the buttons. Moto G 5G features a 6.7-inch FHD+ Max Vision display with support for HDR10, which ensures decent dynamic range. Although it does not have a 60Hz refresh rate, it is not slow either.

3- Now coming to the performance of the phone. In my usage spanning weeks, Moto G 5G came across as a very smooth device. The apps on the phone load quickly. Even you keep a lot of tabs open, it does not slow down the device. The Snapdragon 750G might not be the fastest processor in the market but I was not disappointed with the way it handled the basic operations. The smartphone comes with a near-stock Android experience, which keeps the notifications from the pre-loaded bloatware at bay.

4- In the camera department, Motorola Moto G 5G features a triple rear camera setup. The camera performance is impressive in daylight conditions. The images are neither saturated nor over-exposed. However, in low-light conditions, the picture quality deteriorates a bit as the pictures get grainy. The night vision technology works like a charm and brightens the picture.

5- Now the most important part- The battery. Moto G 5G houses a 5000mAh battery and comes with support for 20W Turbo Charger. I was able to use the phone for over a day with fairly consistent use throughout the day. In an hour, the phone's battery goes to a little over 60 percent from zero. The battery is full usually with the charging of one and a half hours or so. For a phone with a 5000mAh battery, this is a decent battery charging performance.

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