Moto G5 vs Moto G4: is it still the best budget phone?

A dive into design, performance and value

Motorola recently announced the Moto G5, a phone that is pushing its budget line to new, more premium heights.

While not a total rethinking of the Moto G4, those looking for an upgrade will find a few features that have seen some refinement.

However, not everything has changed for the better in Moto’s latest smartphone. Its chipset is a slight downgrade if we’re looking at Snapdragon iterations and battery capacity.

If you have a Moto G4 and are looking for a total improvement in the G5, you may not find what you’re looking for. But, that’s a testament to the feature set and performance capability of last year’s phone.

That said, those who haven’t taken the plunge for Moto’s affordable line will definitely find a lot to love here. We’re currently busy testing the G5 in-depth, but do check back soon for a full review. 

Check out our video from the MWC 2017 showfloor where we get down to the details to help you decide which phone fits your life better.

MWC (Mobile World Congress) is the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry, stuffed full of the newest phones, tablets, wearables and more. TechRadar is reporting live from Barcelona all week to bring you the very latest from the show floor. Head to our dedicated MWC 2017 hub to see all the new releases, along with TechRadar's world-class analysis and buying advice about your next phone. 

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