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Moto G5S Plus



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Moto G5S Plus (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 Plus. 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.

Reasons to buy the Moto G5S Plus

  • 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 2.0GHz octa-core processor - great productivity and smooth interface
  • 5.5 inch Full HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Larger 3,000 mAh sealed battery – gives you a full day of use
  • Dual 13 MP Main Cameras with Phase Detection AutoFocus, depth of field editor and slow motion video recording
  • 8MP 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 Plus is available with 32GB of internal storage and 3GB of RAM.

It is available in Blush Gold and Lunar Grey.

Box Contents

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


Updating the recent G5 Plus, 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 Plus, the new G5S Plus eschews plastic in favour of an aluminium unibody. Crafted from a single block of metal, the G5S Plus 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 Plus has a 5.5" screen with a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, now protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Motorola Moto G5S Plus SIM Free UK Cameras


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 Plus.

Dual camera setups are now all the rage in more expensive devices. Not to be left out of the party, Motorola has included dual 13MP sensors in the G5S Plus.

Dual cameras give the user the opportunity to create an interesting depth of field effects when taking pictures. Previously these kinds of effects have been reserved for traditional cameras with manual lens and aperture controls. The dual imagery also helps in post-processing to remove unwanted blur and artefacts as well as introducing colour correction. A dual LED flash is available too for colour balancing.

The G5S Plus also provides access to all the software features available on the standard model, which includes Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), Professional mode, Burst Mode and Automatic HDR.

Video recording is enhanced thanks to the introduction of 4K recording, video stabilisation and a slow-motion feature.

On the front of the Moto G5s is an updated 8-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!


G5S Plus has bumped up the processor specification to utilise the Snapdragon 625. More advanced than the 430 found in the standard G5S, the newer technology in the 625 not only improves multitasking performance and general speeds, it is also more power efficient, resulting in better battery life, even with a larger screen.

Coupled with the Adreno 506 graphics unit, the G5S Plus 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 Plus has a sealed 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 6 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
  • Speed2.0 GHz Octa Core
  • Dual Core
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953)
  • OtherAdreno 506 GPU
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)Up to 128GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity32GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5.5
  • TypeFull HD IPS LCD
  • Resolution 1080 x 1920 (401 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, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40
  • SpeedLTE Cat. 6 300/50 Mbps
  • Version4.2
  • Version802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)
  • 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
  • MegapixelsDual 13MP (wide) & 13MP (standard)
  • FlashPhase detection autofocus & dual-LED flash
  • Camera Lensƒ/2.0 aperture
  • Other8x digital zoom (photos) 4x (video), Drag to focus & exposure, Quick Capture, Tap to capture, Professional Mode, Burst mode, Panorama, Auto HDR, Video stabilisation, 4K Ultra HD video (30 fps), Slow Motion video
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type8 MP, f/2.0 aperture, Wide-angle, LED flash, Panorama, 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 RadioYes
  • Capacity3,000 mAh
  • TypeNon-removable Li-ion
  • RemovableYes
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions153.5 x 76.2 x 8.04 mm (9.35 mm at camera)
Weight 168 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?


Does this phone have a fingerprint sensor?


Is this phone waterproof?


There is a short-term splash-resistant coating applies from new, however, the phone is not officially waterproof and does not have an IP rating.

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  • WynP 7/10/2017 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Excellent phone, very fast charging and Android 7 with a selection of Moto add-ons is really good, so much faster than my old Nexus 4 with Android 5. 32Gb is a good size, so I don’t have to constantly manage space for app updates,
    Really find the fingerprint scanner very good for logging in, also pleased that it takes a MicroSD card.
    Btw it takes a NanoSim, so if you are transferring phones, check if you need a new one.

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