Flipkart has announced its 2018 Mobiles Bonanza sale which started today (January 3) and runs through January 5. The e-retailer is offering huge discounts on smartphone across different categories ranging from budget to flagships. Lenovo’s Moto G5 Plus which was launched just a year earlier is receiving the highest discount, going for Rs 9999 under “craziest offer of 2018”. This is certainly not a deal worth missing if you are looking for a smartphone under Rs 10000.
Motorola's Moto G series has been pretty much dependable phones, but the Moto G5 Plus goes a notch above its competitors including Xiaomi’s much-touted best budget smartphone, the Redmi Note 4. The G5 Plus comes with a radical makeover, packing in aluminium body design, Moto logo etched in rear panel giving a complete premium feel to the smartphone.
Released back in March 2017, the Moto G5 Plus still is one of the compact and good-looking smartphones out there. The Moto G5 Plus also packs the best camera for a budget smartphone, making it a worthy opponent to other devices. There is a 12MP rear sensor with dual-pixel autofocus feature which is similar to the sensor used inside the Galaxy S7 flagship. The sensor is paired with f/1.7 aperture lens, which is again similar to the Galaxy S7 module.
The Motorola Moto G5 Plus beats the likes of Redmi Note 4 as not only it has a faster focusing system, but its daylight images offer sharper details, lesser noise, and brighter colours. Besides, the G5 Plus offers 4K video recording capabilities. Up front, there is another 5MP sensor for taking selfies, similar to its competitors.
As for other specs, the Moto G5 Plus comes with the pretty much same processor as the Redmi Note 4. Both the devices are powered by Qualcomm tried and tested Snapdragon 625 SoC. Flipkart is offering the 4GB of RAM variant of the Moto G5 Plus, which also comes with 32GB of internal storage. The storage can be expanded with a microSD card.
As for the display, the G5 Plus sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD compared to a larger 5.5-inch display of Redmi Note 4. Both displays come with same FHD resolution, but the G5 Plus also includes Gorilla Glass 3 protection and splash resistance. Coming to the battery, the Moto G5 Plus has a much smaller 3,000mAh battery inside. Lenovo's phone, however, supports Moto's proprietary Turbo Charging technology and ships with a fast charger in the box. The Redmi Note 4's huge letdown is the lack of fast charging support.
Finally, the Moto G5 Plus runs an near stock version of Android Nougat out of the box. The Redmi Note 4, on the other hand, features the older Android Marshmallow-based MIUI 8 and will be likely slower. Overall, the G5 Plus is available at its best price yet, so better to not let this opportunity miss. Not only the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, but the Moto G5 Plus at Rs 9,999 is also better than any other mid-range smartphone available on the market today.
Note: Amazon India is also selling the Moto G5 Plus at the same price of Rs 9,999.