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May 4, 2018

Motorola Moto X5 Hands-On Review: Rumours, Release Date, and Everything you want to Know

If you can neglect Moto Mod life but still want to avail a high-quality smartphone, the Motorola X series is going to fulfill your needs. According to the leaked images, Moto X5 seems identical to Moto X4 in design, with some minor differences.

The Moto X5 screen is rumoured to provide 5.9-inches large screen with an FHD+ resolution. The device will hold dual cameras on the back as well as on the front side, and there is also mention of ‘Moto's Smart AI’. Just like Moto Z3 device, there is no visible fingerprint sensor located on the phone. It is more likely that it will feature the under-display module, but once again, it's too early to mention anything with surety.

Moto X5 Release Date and Availability

As far as Moto X5 release date is concerned, Lenovo has not announced any new Moto mobile at MWC, so now we are assuming that the manufacturer will have its own announce event in the month of May or June. It is also expected that other models will also be released including Moto G6, G6 Plusand Moto G6 Playon the same event.

The Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus were two of our top-rated budget mobile phones in 2017, so we are expecting more of the same in 2018 as well. Moto X5 release date in Australia is yet to be announced as well.

Moto X5 Prices

Moto X5 is considered to be mid-range smartphone device, and the expected Moto X5 price will be in between $400 to $500. As far as Moto X5 price in Australia is concerned, we haven’t any update regarding this. However, we will update this as soon as we found any news regarding the Australian price.

Moto X5 Specs and Features (Expected)

Following will be the most likely Moto X5 specifications and features.

  • 5.9-Inch LTPS IPS LCD touch-screen
  • FHD+ Display w/ 1080x2160p Resolution
  • 18:9 ratio, 409ppi density
  • IP68 Certified - dust/waterproof
  • Front/back glass, aluminum frame
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset
  • Octa-Core Processor
  • Android 8.0 (Oreo) Operating System
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32GB/64GB Internal Storage (expandable up to 256GB)
  • Dual Primary Camera 12MP (f/1.8, PDAF, dual pixel) + 8MP (f/1.8)
  • Camera features: phase detection autofocus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, auto-HDR, and Dual-LED Flash
  • Dual Front Camera 16MP + 8MP w/ 1080p video recording
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP
  • A-GPS, NFC
  • Sensors: Fingerprint sensor (rear),accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • 3300mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery
  • Single SIM or Dual SIM Version
  • Available Colors: Black, Blue

Moto X5 design and Display

According to Droid Life, X5 bezels will be very slim, almost similar to the Moto X4 handset. A black bar can be seen above the screen for the signal and battery indicators, which is identical to the Apple iPhone X phone.

Looking at other flagships of the year, it is more likely that the upcoming Moto X5 will be running Android 8.0 Oreo OS version; however, it might not include Google Assistant in favour of a proprietary ‘smart AI’ assistant known as Motorola Moto XP’s.

This is a bit surprising, majorly because the Google Assistant is growing outstandingly in terms of user recognition as well as other Lenovo products are utilising Amazon’s Alexa assistant.

As far as phone’s display is concerned, it is also confirmed that the new Moto X5 device will offer 5.9’’ large IPS display with Full HD+ resolution, unlike Moto X4’s 5.2-inch IPS screen display. The device is backed by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.  

The flagship device is coming with 18:9 borderless display, same like Moto G6 series big screens. This is really a good improvement comparing with the previous Moto versions.


Talking about the camera of Motorola Moto X5, the device will include quality dual camera set-up 12MP+8MP with f/1.8 large aperture size. The main shooters are featured with digital zoom, OIS, face detection, Dual LED Flash, touch focus, and various autofocus modes. Both the sensors will let their users shooting videos in Continuous Shooting mode and HDR. 

Front-facing Cam is also rumoured to include a dual sensor of 16MP+8MP. So, you will avail Quad cameras inside a single smartphone device. If it became true, it will be great for Selfie lovers and other photography enthusiasts. While considering the front camera specs, it seems that you will get the same picture quality as you get from the rear cameras.

Other Rumoured Specs

The Moto X4 was loaded with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset so you can expect an upgrade to the Snapdragon 635 or even 845 mobile platforms.

It is more likely that the device will come with 64GB of internal storage along with 4GB of RAM memory. And USB-C port will also be active within the device.

We have no confirmation about home button yet, and hence expect a rear fingerprint sensor just above the brand’s logo. As far as facial recognition is concerned, it seems very-possible with the cameras on the front side of the device.

And just like Moto X4 mobile phone, X5 will also provide IP68 water and dustproof protection.


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