The launch of Lenovo’s Moto G5 Plus saw a lot of gusto among the buyers when it hit shelves a couple of weeks ago. One of the first offerings through the dual-brand strategy of Motorola and Lenovo, Moto G5 Plus packed a sensational amount of high-end features.
Moto G5, as per the latest reports, has received one of the first firmware updates that would enable the users to record high-quality audio while using the video recording function of the smartphone. This update would also enable the user to patch a few other issues and bugs that were detected post release. It would ensure smooth functioning and a stable firmware at the heart of the device.
The update has been rolled out to users as an Over-the-Air (OTA) update, i.e. the software update would be available to the users depending on their carrier. Waiting for some time to get the update on your phone could be a way as the system would notify the user via push notifications, but if you would like to do it manually there’s also a way to do that. You would need to go to the About device options in the settings of the device and tap on the Software updates options. In case the update has been made available for your device, you could choose to install it manually from here.
The latest update, named as NPN25.137-33 comes in a hefty bundle worth 280 MB. So, needless to say, but it is advisable to download and install the same over a wifi network or on the mobile data if one has an unlimited data plan. The entire file would take about 15 minutes to get installed. Additionally, the device may also restart several times during the process until the installation is complete.
Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus come with fingerprint scanners at the front underneath the Home Button. However, they differ with each other in terms of the RAM/Storage combination or the display size as the Moto G5 Plus variants will be featured with a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display, while, the Moto G5 models comes with a slightly smaller 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display.
Talking about specs, the Moto G5 is powered by 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 processor and comes fueled with a 2800mAh removable battery with fast charging support. Whereas of photography, the company has provided a 13-megapixel of primary camera with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-LED flash; coupled with a 5-megapixel wide-angle secondary camera on the opposite panel.
Meanwhile, the Moto G5 Pus models are backed by a 3000mAh battery which is featured with Turbocharging support, which is claimed to give you six hours’ worth of battery life in just 15 minutes. Powered by 2GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, the new Moto G5 Plus features a 12MP camera, with f/1.7 aperture lens and a 1.4mi pixel size, along with dual pixel autofocus; it is also paired with a 5-megapixel wide-angle secondary camera on the opposite panel. All of the Moto G5 handsets come with microSD card support (up to 128GB).
Both smartphones feature Moto-exclusive features such as Moto Display, Actions, twist gesture, and a One Button Nav mode that lets users navigate the interface with swipes on the fingerprint scanner, which would be useful as a one-handed mode on the larger G5 Plus.