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Motorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1683) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900i)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S5 XMotorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1683)18Points
Motorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1683)
5.2"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
16PointsSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900i)Compare Motorola Moto G5 Plus X
Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900i)
5.1"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Motorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1683)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Moto G5 Plus (XT1683)18 Advantages Motorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1683)vsGalaxy S5 (SM-G900i)16 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900i)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core32%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+32GB (22GB available)120%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB available)
+eMMC 5.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.0
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+5.2"2%
Larger screen
vs5.1"
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo/video only main camera
+1/2.5" inches4%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.6" inches
+f/1.7 (aperture)29%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 5MP143%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 2.1MP
+Android 8.1 OreoAdvantage
Android 8.1 Oreo is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
+(4G LTE) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+3000 mAh7%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2800 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+Digital TV FullSegAdvantage
Watch your favorite TV shows anywhere
vsNot supported
+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
155 grams (5.43 ounces)vs+145 grams (5.08 ounces)7%
Lighter
9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)vs+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)20%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
424 PPIvs+432 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 12MPvs+(back) 16MP32%
Higher resolution main camera
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+HumidityAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+MicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)vs+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

25 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
16 million
1080x1920 pixels
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
4K UHD (3840x2160)
+18 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresMotorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1683)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900i)
ModelMoto G5 Plus (XT1683)Galaxy S5 (SM-G900i)
Other model namesLenovo Moto G5 Plus DTV Dual-Sim XT1683, Motorola PotterTelus Galaxy S5 G900i (4G LTE), Samsung Pacific
Country or region availableBrazil
Brazil
AustraliaHong KongIndiaNew ZealandTaiwan
Australia, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Taiwan
BrandMotorolaSamsung
Release dateMarch, 2017April, 2014
Depth9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)74 x 150.2 millimeters (2.91 x 5.91 in)72.5 x 142 millimeters (2.85 x 5.59 in)
Weight155 grams (5.43 ounces)145 grams (5.08 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)IP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Motorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1683)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900i)
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updateAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
HardwareMotorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1683)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900i)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 (14nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)
CPU processor2Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A532.5Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 506 650MhzQualcomm Adreno 330 578Mhz
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.0
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1683)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900i)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.2" inches5.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~67.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~69.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI432 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksMotorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1683)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900i)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 700/850/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,28)LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 40)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingMotorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1683)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900i)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraMotorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1683)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900i)
Back camera (main camera)12 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels5312x2988 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens31mm lens
Sensor size1/2.5" inches1/2.6" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video only main camera
2ª cameraMotorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1683)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900i)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered22mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaMotorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1683)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900i)
RadioFMNot supported
TVDigital TV FullSegNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263MP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1683)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900i)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB MHL-2
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsMotorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1683)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900i)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Temperature
Humidity
Gesture
Heart rate
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Lunar Grey, Fine Gold
- TurboPower charging: 6h in 15min
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Gold
- Dual Shot camera (video + photo)
- Download Booster (LTE + WiFi)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1683)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900i)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh2800 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day
Standbyfeature not registered57600 minutes | 960 hours | 40 days
Radiation rateMotorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1683)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900i)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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