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Motorola Moto G 5G Plus first look

Beautiful, bewitching, and bedazzling in Blue

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Motorola returns to the Philippines, bringing its crowd-favorite clamshell phone and the Moto G 5G Plus, a midrange phone that hopefully reinvents the mid-tier segment.

The new midrange contender presents itself as an affordable 5G smartphone. Right now, there are a lot of questions to answer. Can it potentially shake the competition? What other advantages does it have?

However, we haven’t had the handset for a long period. Hence, we’re going to do a quick rundown first.

Beautiful, bedazzling, and bewitching in Blue

Blue, truly is the warmest color. When Pantone announced Classic Blue as 2020’s color of the year, it was expected that most smartphones will release a similar color, or at least close to its shade and hue.

Motorola did the same with the Moto G 5G Plus, albeit more stunning and enchanting. Rather than following the muted, serious-like color of the year, this phone came in a shade of blue brimming with boldness called Surfing Blue. What a babe!

This striking color reminisces our happy, summer days basking under scorching sunlight, watching surfers play along the waves from the deep blue ocean.

It’s undeniable this handset is visibly made of plastic. You can see and feel it through its plastic coat. But all can be forgiven since Motorola used a textured finish underneath its plastic back.

It looks flamboyant. Refreshing in a sea of bland, plastic-bodied smartphones. There are curved edges cornering a shiny, reflective coat, and a subtle gradient varying on certain angles.

Near the middle of the back, you can find Motorola’s imprinted insignia. Thankfully, it didn’t ruin the embellishments.

For its camera setup, the Moto G 5G Plus dons four lenses on its rear. It didn’t come with a bulky bump, and it adorned its cameras cohesively, enclosed in a square setup while maintaining the textured aesthetic.

Smart, simple, and efficient

The Moto G 5G Plus is decked with efficiency on both its left and right sides. There’s a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that doubles as a power button and a shorter but responsive volume rockers on the right. Meanwhile, the left side carries a dedicated button for Google Assistant and a SIM card slot.

The bottom, on the other hand, carries fan-favorite features together with its speaker grilles: a headphone jack and a USB-C port.

Moving to its front, the phone sports a 6.7-inch LCD display, which is quite vibrant and stunning even when it’s not using the popular AMOLED panel.

On its upper left, you can find two punch-hole cameras housing its front-facing camera system: a 16-megapixel main sensor and an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens.

But let’s forget about it for a moment and let’s appreciate how clean the interface is.

Motorola used Google’s stock Android system while running Android 10, with only the Moto app installed for all your Moto stuff — Display settings, personalization, tips, and the like.

It also uses a 90Hz refresh rate, offering a buttery smooth experience while enjoying a simple, efficient interface.

5G, 5G, 5G

Motorola parades the Moto G 5G Plus as one of the most affordable 5G smartphones in the market. It’s not just affordable, it also prides itself on power, speed, and longevity.

The device supposedly runs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It’s powered by a 5,000mAh battery capable of up to 20W fast charging via TurboPower. More importantly, it can handle 5G connectivity. Although, we haven’t had the chance to test it.

Consider me impressed… or not?

The Moto G 5G Plus looks promising — both on paper and upon the first meeting. It’s just like taking someone on a first date, everything can be quite impressive. But there are still layers we need to discover, and that’s what we’re going to do next in our upcoming review.

For now, the striking color is captivating. Additionally, the 5G connectivity coupled with a long-lasting battery and enough power is a solid promise for consumers. When done right, this can totally shake the competition and join the likes of Xiaomi, Samsung, Huawei, and realme.

The 8GB RAM variant of the Moto G 5G plus will retail at PHP 16,990 in December 2020.

SEE ALSO: Motorola returns to the Philippines, brings 5G phones

Accessories

This LG Face Mask has a Built-In Air Purifier!

Something we all need in this pandemic

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LG may not have revealed a new smartphone during IFA 2020, but they announced a revolutionary device.

Meet the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier — a mask that has a built-in air purifier into it. ‘PuriCare’ is LG’s special line for their air and water purifiers. The mask is battery-powered and charges via USB-C to keep it running. It also has fans and even HEPA filters to filter out pesky

Although this isn’t approved yet for commercial use, we’re still hoping that regular consumers would be able to have one of their own — especially that the COVID-19 crisis is far from ending.

You can find more about LG’s mask here.

 

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The new $399 Apple iPhone SE

iPhone 8 body, iPhone 11 internals

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After several rumors, Apple has finally unveiled the iPhone SE 2 — or simply called the iPhone SE.

Just like its 2016 predecessor, it’s an old iPhone with newer internals. You get the same display, design, security system, and even the single rear camera setup. What’s exciting about it? It has Apple’s latest tech including the A13 Bionic Chipset which promises blazing-fast performance.

Best of all? You can get these features at a much cheaper price of USD 399.

Know more about the new iPhone SE here.

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CES 2020

Alienware Concept UFO First Look

A powerful gaming PC on the go

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A lot of gamers still resort to either buying or building even more powerful desktop rigs as they’re more powerful.

Well, Alienware might just have the ultimate solution with the Concept UFO.

Know more by playing the video above or simply click the link here.

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