Comparing the Moto G5 Plus and Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Edition

Anyone in the market for a good budget smartphone is spoiled for choice. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has been ruling the roost since the beginning of the year and still appears to be better than all the newly launched phones thus far. In fact, it even compared better than the Moto G5 Plus in our comparative analysis. Then, we have the 2017 edition of the Samsung Galaxy A5, which is an equally powerful competitor. In today's post, I'll show you how these two devices square up against each other. Here's the Moto G5 Plus Vs Samsung Galaxy A5 showdown.

Moto G5 Plus Vs Samsung Galaxy A5 – Tech Specs

Moto G5 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A5

Moto G5 Plus
Samsung Galaxy A5

Display

Display

Moto G5 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A5

Screen Size

5.2 inches

5.2 inches

Resolution

1080x1920 pixels

1080x1920 pixels

Hardware

The Moto G5 Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core processor with the 4GB RAM bringing better processing power and performance. The Galaxy A5 is equally matched with its octa-core processor. The Galaxy A5 loses out on a more powerful RAM but makes up for extra expandable storage. In all, the two devices seem to be pretty evenly matched with the Moto G5 Plus getting a tiny advantage.

Hardware

Moto G5 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A5

Processor

2GHz octa-core/Qualcomm Snapdragon 625

1.9GHz Octa-core/Exynos 7870

RAM

4GB

3GB

Internal storage

32GB

32GB

Expandable storage

microSD/ Up To 128GB

microSD/ Up To 256GB

Camera

The Galaxy A5 scores big when it comes to the camera specs thanks to an enhanced camera with great low-light optimization.

Camera

Moto G5 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A5

Rear Camera

12MP

16MP

Front Camera

5MP

16MP

Flash

Available

Available

Software

The Moto G5 Plus scores over the Galaxy A5 here with Android Nougat out of the box and Google Assistant UI coming in later updates.

Software

Moto G5 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A5

OS

Android 7.0 Nougat

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Skin

None

Tizen OS

Connectivity

Connectivity

Moto G5 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A5

WiFi

802.11 a/b/g/n

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

GPS


Available

Bluetooth

v 4.2

v 4.2

NFC

Available

Available

Infrared

Not Available

Not Available

SIM

SIM

Moto G5 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A5

Number of SIMs

2

2+ 1 microSD

Type

Nano/Nano

Nano/Nano

4G LTE

Available

Available

Sensors

Sensors

Moto G5 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A5

Fingerprint Sensor

Available

Available

Compass

Not Available

Available

Proximity sensor

Available

Available

Accelerometer

Available

Available

Ambient light sensor

Available

Available

Gyroscope

Available

Not Available

Barometer

Not Available

Available

Temperature sensor

Not Available

Not Available

Battery Capacity

Battery

Moto G5 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A5

Battery capacity

3000 mAh

3000 mAh

Removable Battery

No

No

Quick Charging

Yes

No

Other Specs

Other Specs

Moto G5 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A5

Colors

Fine Gold, Lunar Grey

Black Sky, Gold Sand

Dimensions

150.20 x 74.00 x 9.70 mm

146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm

Weight

155 gms

159 gms

Price

Rs.16,999

Rs.28,990

Moto G5 Plus Vs Samsung Galaxy A5

On paper, the Moto G5 Plus looks to have a slightly better advantage to the Samsung Galaxy A5. The only area where the A5 shines is in the camera. 

Price is everything in a market like India and the Galaxy A5's pricing is outrageously high, close to Rs.12,000 over and above the G5 Plus. Heck, you could buy yourself a Redmi Note 4 along with the Moto G5 Plus for that price.

There is no doubt that the winner in this battle is the Moto G5 Plus.

Moto G5 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A5

Moto G5 Plus
Samsung Galaxy A5
  • 4 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 128 GB
  • 5.2 inch Full HD Display
  • 12 MP Primary Camera | 5 MP Front
  • 3000 mAh Li-Polymer Battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 64-bit Processor
  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 256 GB
  • 5.2 inch Full HD Display
  • 16 MP Rear Camera | 16 MP Front
  • 3000 mAh Li-Polymer Battery
  • 1.9GHz Octa-core/Exynos 7870
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Adeline is a tech enthusiast who loves exploring the latest tools and applications in the marketplace. She also loves her Android and spends time reviewing apps and playing games when she has the time.

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