The first Moto phone with dual-lens camera is here—the Moto G5s Plus. The handset is very similar to the Moto G5 Plus, which was launched in March. The major highlight of the Moto G5s Plus is the dual-lens rear camera which offers depth effect (like in the iPhone 7 Plus) and selective Black & White photos. Apart from this, the Moto G5s Plus has minor spec upgrades for the same price of the Moto G5 Plus. After using the Moto G5s Plus for a day, here are our initial impressions.
What’s with the look?
For most buyers, the Moto G5s Plus will look exactly similar to the older Moto G5 Plus variant. However, the company has included some subtle design tweaks to differentiate the new handset. The Moto G5s Plus is slightly bigger featuring a 5.5-inch display. The camera module housing the dual-lens set up protrudes at the back, like any other recent Moto phones. Overall, the device is slim and lightweight. The metallic body gives a premium feel but could be slippery at times. The fingerprint scanner is fitted at the front and works seamlessly.
What to look out for?
If you are looking for budget camera phone offering iPhone 7 Plus-like depth effect then the Moto G5s Plus should attract you. Overall, the camera quality is decent but the depth effect could be tricky at times. We can expect further software updates to stabilise the feature going ahead.
There is one RGB sensor and one monochrome sensor in the dual-lens setup. “Both cameras do not only take pictures but also collect data, which allows the software to understand the relative distance of objects within the picture,” explains Moto.
|Release date||August 2017|
|Dimensions (mm)||153.50 x 76.20 x 9.50|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3000|
|Colours||Lunar Gray, Blush Gold|
|Screen size (inches)||5.50|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||128|
|Operating System||Android 7.1|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.20|
|Number of SIMs||1|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|