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The Motorola Moto G5 Plus ventures out

Motorola's new budget phone the Moto G5 Plus packs quality features into its shiny metal armor.

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The Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Motorola retains its crown as the budget phone king with the new Moto G5 Plus.

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It packs premium features into a budget package.

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The G5 Plus replaces the beloved Moto G4 series.

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The screen is a 5.2-inch, 1,920x1080-pixel display.

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No more plastic backside!

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The Moto G4 Plus had a slightly bigger screen, but the G5 Plus' 5.2-inch HD display is sharp and vibrant.

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The Moto G5 Plus (left) is joined by the smaller and cheaper G5.

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It runs a near stock version of Android 7.0 Nougat.

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Motorola has added some slick new navigation features.

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The rear camera is a 12-megapixel shooter and has the same sensor used in the Samsung Galaxy S7.

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The G5 Plus also shoots 4K video.

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Below the rear camera is a dual-LED flash that color balances to its environment.

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The fingerprint sensor can be enabled to act like a home button.

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Swipe or tap on the bottom of the phone to switch apps, find contacts or launch Google Now.

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The fingerprint sensor is like a small trackpad.

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The phone is splash-proof to keep you singin' in the rain.

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The G5 Plus has a headset jack and a micro-USB port for charging.

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On the right side, is a volume rocker and a sleep/wake button.

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The top of the phone has a SIM card tray with a spot for a microSD up to 128GB.

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Inside the G5 Plus is a 2GHz octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.

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The G5 Plus comes in a 32GB model with 2GB of RAM and a 64GB model with 4GB of RAM.

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