Test motorcycle G5 Lenovo: the entry-level quintessential [Exclusive Guide]

12:07 am March 17, 201715737

Lenovo returns to the front of the stage with its new smartphone entry of range, motorcycle G5! The brand wants to offer a phone with the best quality-price ratio while meeting the requirements of a maximum of users. Is the bet it successful? Answer immediately in our test bike G5 Lenovo. Hello everyone it’s Gabriel Phonandroid and here is our test bike G5 Lenovo.

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Lenovo motorcycle G5: full test


Lenovo motorcycle G5: data sheet

presented alongside my older brother as G5, G5 bike displays more modest technical features, but does not demerit for as much. With its screen 5 inch Full HD, a processor Snapdragon 430, a photo sensor to 13 megapixels or a battery of 2800 mAh, all for less than 200 euros, it for everything a very balanced Smartphone.

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Lenovo motorcycle G5 Lenovo motorcycle G5 Plus
display LCD IPS 5 inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels (441 ppp), Ratio size / screen of 65.4%, Gorilla Glass 3 LCD IPS 5.2 inches Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels (424 ppp) , Size ratio / screen of 67.1%, Gorilla Glass 3
CPU 8 core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 at 1.4 Ghz 8 core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 to 2 Ghz
graphics chip (GPU) Adreno 505 Adreno 506
storage 16 GB 32 GB
MicroSD Yes, up to 128 GB Yes, up to 128 GB
13 MP, opening f 2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash. [email protected] FPS video 12 MP, opening f 1.7, dual pixel autofocus, dual LED flash. [email protected] FPS video
front Camera 5 Megapixels, opening f/2.2 5 Megapixels, opening f/2.2
4G Cat. 4 (up to 150 / 50 Mbps) 4G Cat. 6 (up to 300 / 50 Mbps)
Wi – Fi 802.11 a/g/b/d (2.4 and 5 Ghz), Bluetooth 4.2, A – GPS, GLONASS Wi – Fi 802.11 a/g/b/d (2.4 and 5 Ghz), Bluetooth 4.2, A – GPS, GLONASS
connections Double nanoSIM + microSD, headphone jack 3.5 mm, microUSB 2.0, reader imprint under the screen Double nanoSIM + microSD taken headset 3.5 mm, microUSB 2.0, reader imprint under the screen
Audio mono speaker above the screen mono speaker above the screen
color Lunar gray, Golden Lunar gray, Golden
Dimensions 144.3 x 72.8 x 8.9 mm 150.2 x 74 x 7.7-9.7 mm
weight 145.5 grams 160 grams
OS Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.0 Nougat
2800 mAh removable, quick charge “TurboPower’ 10 watts 3000 mAh non-removable, quick charge”TurboPower’ 10 watts
DAS 0.618 W/kg – W/kg

Lenovo motorcycle G5 : aluminium, removable battery


Lenovo is clearly go upmarket my Moto G with a design in aluminium. If the plastic is much less present, the G5 keeps its removable Shell to access the location for nanoSIM and microSD cards, but also to easily change the battery.

the photo sensor and its LED flash feature prominently on the back side which gives a strong identity to this motorcycle G5. The sensor for good taste no more than hull, a good thing for those who are always afraid to scratch it.

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above the screen, we find a sensor 5 megapixels and the unique speaker wide-angle. Reserved to the version last year, the fingerprint reader made this time its arrival on the entry level model. The height of luxury, its ergonomics is much better than the G4 over that had a square sensor.

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the left slice welcomes the volume control button and the power which can also serve as a shortcut to the photo app when you press it twice. On the lower part, we find the microUSB 2.0 plug and a slot to remove the removable shell, which is not always simple. Above is just the 3.5 mm headphone one would have liked to see centered.

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Lenovo motorcycle G5: a FPS Full HD

the IPS of the bike is perfectly G5 work screen. If the color temperature is a bit warm and imperfect Colorimetry, mind in anything comfortable use, including outdoor with a sufficiently large screen brightness level.

its definition Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels on a screen 5 inch him offers a resolution of 441 pixels per inch, which is more than enough. You will understand, without shine, motorcycle G5 screen provides the essential and please no more for a smartphone in this range.

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Lenovo motorcycle G5: benchmarks and performance

performance, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz is clearly not a lightning war, but still allows a very fluid use of the phone. We tested the version equipped with 3 GB of RAM, and have seen no slowdown in use with many applications open at the same time.

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graphical power offered by the 505 Adreno GPU quickly shows its limits. You should not have any problem to launch all of the Android of the Play Store games, but the greediest resources appear a lot of aliasing and could meet some slowdowns, as we have seen on Real Racing 3 for example.

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Lenovo motorcycle G5: a clean interface

those who love smartphones Motorola know, the brand for always been in the simplicity of the interface. We are therefore not surprised to find Android Nougat 7.0 without any overlay, enough to ensure a pure Android experience and fluidity foolproof.

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only a few motorcycle applications and functions enrich intelligently experience. This is for example the case of gestures that are very convenient once controlled. Does the navigation through the fingerprint reader, through the opening of the photo app by shaking the phone, or even returning it not to be disturbed by calls and notifications.

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Lenovo motorcycle G5: passable audio quality

the audio quality of motorcycle G5 Lenovo is clearly fair. The single mono speaker is the same as for calls. If its position above the screen to not block it when is mobile in hand, the audio quality is not really there.

we recommend that you do not turn up the volume up under penalty of see the quality deteriorate a little bit more. The headphone suffers from no default and the headphones in the box will help out if you have better hand.

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Lenovo motorcycle G5: network and GPS

the motorcycle G5 Lenovo is compatible with 4G of category 4 offering maximum theoretical rates of 150 Mb/s in reception and 50 Mb/s in upload. The smartphone is paying the luxury of being able to accommodate up to two cards nanoSIM, in addition to a microSD card to expand storage up to 128 GB memory.

the network is good, as the quality of the calls. The GPS shows quick to hang a first satellite in just 5 seconds, even though my average accuracy of 15 meters the not really place among the best in the field.

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Lenovo motorcycle G5: camera 13 megapixel

camera of the G5 bike takes Android, without changing too. There’s a manual mode which gives you hands on more options for those who want to do a little more with the automatic mode.

the update can be done one based directly on the screen. The ring to adjust the exposure turns out to be particularly useful to easily get a little brighter pictures. By default, the G5 captures snapshots of 9.7 megapixels to display a 16:9 format. You must go to settings to fully exploit the 13 megapixel sensor that makes photos in 4:3.

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the quality of the shots is more than correct. The opening f/2.0 allows bright images in good conditions. No miracle when the brightness falls, noise appears quickly with a loss of detail at the key. The HDR mode shows as very effective. Overall, the G5 bike is doing more than good photo for a smartphone in this range.

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Lenovo motorcycle G5: a day of battery life

Lenovo announces a day of autonomy for its motorcycle G5. A promise that we could verify after several days of test. Its 2800 mAh battery and its good optimization to hold a big day without problem.

we have stretched over several days in use mainly 4G with about an hour of video playback on YouTube 10 minutes of games and a lot of social networks. He ended the day around 20%, with a duration of screen about 5 hours and 20 minutes, without having to activate the energy saving mode.

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10-Watt charger is not very fast insofar as 30-minute cooldown helped save 18% battery, and 42% after an hour. It takes approximately 2.5 hours for a full charge if your battery is flat.

Lenovo motorcycle G5: price and release date

Moto G5 is available now on several online shops to the recommended € 199 introductory price. Two colors are available, gray Lunar and golden. It is €29 less than the G4 motorcycle to its launch. The version most of the smartphone is expected during the month of April for € 100 more.

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Lenovo motorcycle G5: our verdict

Lenovo renews its smartphone entry level with the G5 bike brilliantly. By integrating a fingerprint reader and a more qualitative design which was lacking in the G4, the Moto G range is evolving in the right direction. The ambition to offer a versatile phone for a tight price is perfectly successful, making the G5 bike, one of the best quality-price of the market.

its main defects lie in the audio portion more than fair, its storage capacity is somewhat limited and its graphics performance, which is not a mobile dedicated to gamers. For the rest, the G5 bike is very balanced.