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Meizu M5s vs Moto G5 And G5 Plus: What Do We Know So Far?

By Cameron , Feb 16, 2017 01:23 PM EST
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The Meizu M5s, Moto G5 and G5 Plus are mid-range smartphones set to be released this year. Here are the latest leaks regarding the three devices. (Photo : nabeel nawab/YouTube)

This year, mobile industry is at its usual business as the market is set to see a plethora of upcoming offerings in the mid-range segment, such as the Meizu M5s, Moto G5 and G5 Plus. Though these are said to be "mid-range phones," that does not mean they are not worth buying. As they say, today's mid-range was yesterday's flagship. So, what do we know so far about these three phones based on the latest leaks?

The Price

According to an article at Slash Gear, the Meizu M5s is said to cost around 799 RMB in China, which translates to $117. As for the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus, that information is still kept under wraps.

The Launch Date

There is no information yet about Meizu M5s' availability in the market, especially in the U.S. As for the Moto G5 and G5 Plus, a report in Uber Gizmo suggests that more information regarding these two phones will be known at the upcoming Mobile World Congress event.

The Design

The Meizu M5s is said to feature a premium look with a uni-metal design born out of laser assisted CNC fabrication. It will have smooth edges, Meizu's mTouch fingerprint scanner that has a speed of 0.2 seconds and color casing designs available in gray, silver, champagne gold and rose gold. As for the Moto G5 and G5 Plus, it is still unknown.

The Display

The Meizu M5s comes with a 5.2-inch display with a screen resolution of 1280 x720 pixels. Its pixel density is 282 PPI.

The Moto G5 will have a 5-inch display while the G5 Plus will have 5.2 inches. Both phones will have a Full-HD display.

The Platform

The Meizu M5s is rumored to run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Flyme 5.X. It will be packing a MediaTek MT6753 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz.

The Moto G5 will have Qualcomm's Snapdragon 430 while the G5 Plus will have a Snapdragon 625 chipset. Both smartphones are expected to run on Android 7.0 Nougat.

The Internal Memory

The Meizu M5s is said to feature an internal memory storage of 16 GB with 3 GB of RAM. It will have an expandability memory option of up to 128 GB.

As for the Moto G5, it will have a built-in memory of 32 GB while the G5 Plus will have 64 GB. Both smartphones are said to carry 2 GB of RAM and an unspecified expandable memory option.

The Camera

The Meizu M5s is said to have 13 MP rear camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and other features such as PDAF and dual LED flash. Its front-facing camera is 5 MP with an aperture of f/2.0.

The Moto G5 is said to have a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front snapper. As for the G5 Plus, it is said to have 12 MP and 5 MP.

The Battery

The Meizu M5s is expected to be powered by a 3,000 mAh battery with the staple mCharge fast charging feature. According to Meizu, it can charge from zero to 58 percent within 30 minutes.

On the other hand, the Moto G5 is expected to house a 2,800 battery, while the G5 Plus will have 3,000 mAh. As of today, no other details are known about any battery or energy-saving feature the Moto G5 or G5 Plus will have.

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