Features Key features of the Galaxy S5  vs Moto G5 Plus 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy S5
1920 x 1080
Moto G5 Plus
1920 x 1080


camera resolution

Galaxy S5
16 MP
Moto G5 Plus
12 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Samsung Galaxy S5

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Significantly faster processor 2.5 GHz vs 2 GHz 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution front camera 16 MP vs 12 MP Around 35% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Thinner 8.1 mm vs 9.7 mm More than 15% thinner
Lighter 145 g vs 155 g More than 5% lighter
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Motorola Moto G5 Plus

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
More RAM 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S5  vs
Moto G5 Plus 
Type Super AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 5.1" 5.2"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 431 ppi 423 ppi


Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2 GHz
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 16 MP 12 MP
Resolution 16 MP 12 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth

form factor

Galaxy S5  vs
Moto G5 Plus 
Weight 145 g 155 g
Thickness 8.1 mm 9.7 mm
Size 72.5 x 142 x 8.1 mm 74 x 150.2 x 9.7 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes No


Supports FM radio No Yes


Operating system Android 4.4.2 Android 7.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Capacity 2,800 mA·h 3,000 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy S5
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