Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G4 Plus: Is it worth upgrading?

Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G4 Plus

Lenovo has recently updated its Moto G series with the latest additions, Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. Out of the two smartphones, Moto G5 Plus has turned out to be a huge success for the company. The smartphone is selling like hotcakes on popular Indian e-tailer, Flipkart. Even though the Moto G5 Plus is a really great phone, there is still a question that has not found an answer: Is it a worthy successor to the Moto G4 Plus? Well, let’s find out.

Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G4 Plus
Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G4 Plus


The Motorola G5 plus comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD display, while the Moto G4 Plus features a much larger 5.5-inch Full HD display. Both the smartphones sport an IPS LCD display, protected by Gorilla Glass 3. However, Moto G5 Plus will offer a sharper display than G4 Plus, as the former has a higher pixel density. (423ppi vs 401ppi)


The camera is one of the best features of Moto G5 Plus. It offers a 12-megapixel Dual Autofocus Pixels snapper on the rear, featuring an aperture of f/1.7 and 1.4µm pixels. There is also a colour-balancing dual-LED flash.

Meanwhile, Moto G4 Plus sport a 16MP rear camera with phase detection and laser autofocus, along with an aperture of f/2.0 aperture and a dual-LED flash.

Talking about the front camera, both the devices come with a 5MP snapper with an aperture of f/2.2. Although Moto G4 Plus feature a higher MegaPixel camera than G5 Plus, the later uses a Sony IMX 260 image sensor that can capture pictures of great quality.


The Motorola G5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, along with 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and supports microSD slot for storage expansion.

While the Moto G4 Plus has the Snapdragon 617 chipset inside and comes with various storage configurations – 2GB RAM/16GB storage, 3GB RAM/32GB storage, and 4GB RAM/64GB storage.

Both the smartphones are backed by a 3000 mAh battery, and feature a 3.5mm headphone jack, a fingerprint sensor, and a microUSB port.


When compared to the Moto G4 Plus, the G5 Plus has definitely got a more premium design, a better processor and camera. However, these improvements aren’t worth the upgrade if you already have a Moto G4 Plus. So, you may want to hold off your plans and stick onto your current phone for another year, until the Moto G6 comes to store.

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