Life was much simpler when there was one Moto X, one Moto G and just one Moto E. In 2017, we have four Moto Gs, two Moto Es and two Moto Zs. There's also a fourth category, of the Moto C, that adds two more phones into the equation. That's a lot of phones and while some of them are really, really good, most of them are mere incremental upgrades fighting among each other for the top spot. Take the newly launched Moto G5S Plus for instance. Building on the Moto G5 Plus, the Moto G5S Plus offers several upgrades to the things you care about the most, according to Motorola Mobility which is now owned by Lenovo.
The Moto G5S Plus -- which is being billed as special edition Moto G5 Plus -- offers upgrades primarily in the camera and battery departments. There are a few tweaks here and there, but overall, the Moto G5S Plus should technically entail in better photos and better battery life than the 'not so special' edition Moto G5 Plus.
-- The Moto Z2 Force, launched recently, is the company's first phone to ship with dual cameras. The Moto G5S Plus now becomes the second, and because it is a more mainstream phone, the feature becomes all the more tempting. "Dual 13MP rear cameras (one colour + one monochrome) in the Moto G5S Plus, combined with special photo enhancement software, makes it easy to do more with your photos. Selective focus mode makes it easy to take professional looking portraits on your phone, adding a beautiful blurred background effect. Or, have fun trying selective black and white coloring or replace background mode which give your photos a whole new look," says Motorola.
The dual camera system on-board the Moto G5S Plus should technically entail in better low light photos and photos with shallow depth of field effect or bokeh, something on the lines of an iPhone 7 Plus. Also, the monochrome sensor on-board, can additionally, help shoot photos in true monochrome or black and white so that there quality would be better in comparison to photos that are tweaked into B&W via image filters.
The original Moto G5 Plus, meanwhile, comes with a 12-megapixel camera on the rear with dual pixel autofocus, f/1.7 aperture and dual-LED flash. On the front, the Moto G5S Plus comes with an 8-megapixel camera as opposed to the Moto G5 Plus that comes with a 5-megapixel selfie-shooter.
-- While the Moto G5 Plus is a 5.2-inch phone, the Moto G5S Plus comes with a 5.5-inch screen.
-- Also, the new Moto G5S Plus runs the very latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat software while the original is still stuck with Android 7.0 Nougat.
Which means that the Moto G5S Plus is carved out of aluminum and will be available for buying in lunar gray and fine gold options. It will come with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner and boast of the exact same core hardware. Just like the Moto G5 Plus, the Moto G5S Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625. It will come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which is expandable. The phone will support dual-SIM and 4G LTE.
The Moto G5S Plus has been launched at a price of 300 Euros (which roughly translates to Rs 22,685). Going by the company's track record, the Moto G5S Plus should land in India soon enough, preferably by Diwali. The Moto G5 Plus, for your reference, was launched in India in March. While the 3GB RAM/16GB storage version sells for Rs 14,999, the 4GB RAM/32GB storage version costs Rs 16,999 here.
Because the Moto G5S Plus is only an incremental upgrade to the Moto G5 Plus, if you already happen to own a fifth-generation Moto G, I suggest, you should hold on to it for some more before making a switch. The dual camera system on-board the Moto G5S Plus may seem tempting, but, it's definitely not the end of the world. And just so you know, the Moto G5 Plus camera is quite a brilliant one -- for the price -- at that and also it has good battery life. For someone who's looking to buy a new Moto phone, however, the Moto G5S Plus will definitely be the one to consider in the days t come. Over the Moto G5 Plus, that is.