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Moto G5S



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Moto G5S (SIM Free / UK)

Motorola's budget G range just received an upgrade with the new Special Edition G5S and G5S Plus.

Both these Special Edition phones feature upgraded cameras and battery life. Other improvements include an all aluminium unibody design and larger screens with Gorilla Glass.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK stock

Clove Technology only supplies official UK stock of the Moto G5S. You can buy from us, SIM Free and Unlocked, with guaranteed compatibility on all UK and European networks.

For LTE connectivity outside of Europe, please check the specifications and your local operator for compatibility.

EU Models

Where a product option states "EU Model", it will have been sourced directly from a European supplier. These phones should come factory sealed with the original Moto Charger (Europlug 2-pin).

Dual SIM options

Samsung manufactures the Moto G5S in both single & hybrid dual SIM versions. If an option for sale on Clove Technology specifies "DUAL SIM" then it has the hybrid slot. If DUAL SIM is not mentioned in the option, please assume that it is the single SIM version of the handset.

Reasons to buy the Moto G5S

  • Up to date Android 7.1 Nougat with the latest features from Google & Motorola
  • Improved all-metal aluminium unibody design in Gold or Grey
  • Fast 1.4GHz octa-core processor - great productivity and smooth interface
  • 5.2 inch Full HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Larger 3,000 mAh removable battery – gives you a full day of use
  • 16MP Main Camera with Phase Detection AutoFocus & slow motion video recording
  • 5MP Front Camera with wide angle lens and LED flash
  • Fingerprint reader – for enhanced security and simplified one-button navigation

Colour and memory variants

The Moto G5S is available with 32GB of internal storage and 3GB of RAM.

It is available in Blush Gold and Lunar Grey.

Box Contents

  • Moto G5S
  • UK mains charger
  • USB cable
  • Documentation

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Updating the recent G5, this Special Edition version improves in a few key areas. Design, imagery, battery life and screen quality have all been addressed in a move to create a desirable mid range phone at an affordable price.


With a very similar shape to the previous G5, the new G5S eschews plastic in favour of an aluminium unibody. Crafted from a single block of metal, the G5S now has the look and feel of a much more expensive handset.

The simple curves of the body fit well in the hand and the large circular camera housing on the rear unmistakably marks this is a modern Motorola device.

Slightly larger than before, the Motorola Moto G5S has a 5.2" screen with a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, now protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.


Motorola has done a lot of work to improve the cameras in the G phones. It is at this price that camera quality often falls significantly from the more expensive top-tier smartphones. For that reason, Moto has introduced a new module for the G5S.

At 16MP, with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), the G5S will capture some of the best images possible at this price point. Several additional features are included too, such as a professional mode to fine tune options in the camera app and Automatic HDR.

Video recording is also enhanced thanks to video stabilisation and the introduction of a slow-motion feature.

On the front of the Moto G5s is a 5-megapixel selfie camera. This uses a wide-angle lens to better capture group shots. Plus, there's an LED flash for those low-light bedroom/bar/restaurant shots!

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G5s keeps the Snapdragon 430 found on the G5. This is a hard-working mid-range octa-core processor with a maximum 1.4GHz speed.

Coupled with the Adreno 505 graphics unit, the G5S is more than capable of getting the average user through a day of browsing, sharing and communication without frustrating slow downs.


A little bit larger than before, the Moto G5s has a 3,000 mAh internal battery. This is large enough to keep most of us running for a full day.

Included in the box is a Motorola branded Turbo Charger too; you can use this to provide up to 5 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging time.


Alongside an almost stock Android experience, Motorola has some additional Moto experiences. These are all optional, however, if you choose to use them then they can enhance your use of the phone.

These experiences include several hand gestures and screen interactions. You can karate chop to turn the flashlight on and off, or double twist the phone in your hand to launch the camera.


The front-mounted fingerprint sensor can be used to lock the phone, as well as authorising the use of applications, access to folders and online purchases.

It doesn't stop there though! One-button navigation can also be enabled. With this feature, you can remove the traditional Android Back (Triangle), Home (Circle) and Multitasking (Square) buttons from the screen.

In their place, you instead use gestures on the fingerprint sensor. A single tap takes you back, a long press gets you to the home screen and a swipe to the right brings up the multitasking screens.


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version7.1 (Nougat)
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed1.4GHz Octa-core
  • Dual Core
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelQualcomm® Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)
  • OtherAdreno 505 GPU
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)Up to 128GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity32 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5.2
  • TypeFull HD IPS LCD
  • Resolution 1080 x 1920 (424 ppi)
  • OtherGorilla Glass 3
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850 / (Japan 850) / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed42.2 / 5.76 Mbps
  • FrequenciesLTE Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 28, 38, 40
  • SpeedLTE cat. 4 150/50 Mbps
  • Version4.2
  • VersionIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Version
  • DataMicro USB (v2.0)
  • PowerMicro USB (v2.0)
  • Audio3.5mm jack
  • Video OutYes, wireless via Google Home / Miracast
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume
  • OtherFront-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels16
  • FlashPhase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • Camera Lensƒ/2.0 aperture
  • Other8x digital zoom (photos), 4x digital zoom (video), Drag to focus & exposure, Quick Capture, Tap to capture, Professional Mode, Burst mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Video stabilisation, Slow motion video
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type5 MP, ƒ/2.0, LED flash (Professional mode / Beautification Mode)
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • FormatsMP3 / AAC / WAV / Flac player
  • Recording
  • FormatsMP4 / H.264 player
  • Recording
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM Radio
  • Capacity3,000 mAh
  • TypeRemovable Li-ion
  • RemovableYes
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions150 x 73.5 x 8.24 mm (9.55 mm at camera)
Weight 157 grams
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Apps, Moto Apps (Display, Gestures etc.)
Other15W Turbo Charger included
Warranty12 months


Will my phone work

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes – this phone supports up to 256GB of external storage

Is this a dual SIM phone?


What SIM card does this phone use?

It uses a Nano SIM card.

Is this handset LTE compatible?


Does this phone have a removable battery?


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