Moto G 5G Camera Review

Moto G 5G is the latest smartphone from Motorola in India and the cheapest 5G smartphone as of now. So the Moto G 5G comes with a 48MP triple camera and a 16MP selfie camera. So let’s find out how the camera performs. Here is the detailed Moto G 5G Camera Review.

Moto G 5G Camera Review


Let’s have a look at the camera hardware. The Moto G 5G has a 48MP primary sensor with¬† f/1.7. There is an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens that has an f.2.2 aperture. And finally, you get a 2MP macro sensor. There is also an LED flash included.

The front camera is a 16MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture. So let’s find out how the camera performs.

Here is the video review of the phone:

Video Quality:

First, let’s have a look at the video quality. The phone can record 4K videos in 30fps and quality is good and the colors look good. In fact, the colors look more or less natural and have good details as well. There is also stabilization offered for the 4K video but it misses out on 4k 60fps.
The phone also comes with 1080p at 60fps and here again there is eIS offered while the quality is quite ok, the sharpness levels could be better, it feels soft at times. The 1080p at 30fps has stabilization offered and the quality is quite ok even though it might not be the best for the segment. Colors are more or less natural on Moto G 5G.
The ultrawide angle camera retains the same color reproduction and stabilization of the primary camera which is quite good and you can shoot 1080p videos.
The phone also does macro videos in 720p which is quite good.

Moto G 5G can also do slow-motion videos and the quality is decent.

Photo Quality:

Moving on to daylight captures, the 48MP rear camera does a good job with good details and sharpness levels. The colors are quite good and there are no saturation issues. In fact, the colors are more or less natural colors and this has been the case with previous Moto One Fusion+ as well.¬† The sharpness levels are quite good and this is evident when you pixel peep. The dynamic range is also quite good. So in terms of daylight, we don’t have anything to complain about as it is one of the few smartphones which keeps colors natural.

Ultra Wide Angle:

Moving to ultra-wide, the samples have good colors and once again natural and quite similar to the primary camera. There is also adequate details. While they are not as sharp as the primary cameras, they are definitely usable with a good dynamic range as well.

Close up shots:

Next up, close up shots from the Moto G 5G came out well with adequate colors and good details as well. Colors are once again natural and it does a good job overall. The phone also comes with a 2MP macro sensor which is quite decent. While the colors are good, it does have an issue with focusing and the sharpness levels are not that great overall.


Next, moving on to the portraits, Moto G 5G produces good portraits with good skin tones. While there is a tendency for warmer tones, overall it looks great and the edge detection is really impressive on Moto G 5G.

Low Light:

Moving to low light captures, with f/1.7 aperture, the phone can take some decent images in indoor lighting conditions and it has good sharpness and colors. Noise is kept to a minimum but it is visible though, but when the light drops further and extreme low light conditions, there is noise and here it is better to go with night mode. While the night mode can bring it better images, at times it is not consistent and can produce some overexposed images with higher noise. This is probably something that can be fixed with software updates.

The phone also comes with additional options like cinemograph and spot color and cut-out modes which are added features.

Selfie Camera:

Finally selfie camera, the 16MP selfie camera can take some good selfies. There are good details, dynamic range and colors are also nice. The skin tones and sharpness levels are also good. Since selfies are more of a personal choice, you can judge based on clarity. The phone also comes with portrait mode for selfies and here it is quite good in terms of edge detection although there is room for improvement.


So summing up, how good is the Moto G 5G in terms of camera. Moto G 5G has good daylight captures, ultrawide, portraits, close up and good selfie camera, but there are few areas of improvement which like the macros, video recording, and also low light which aren’t bad but can be improved.

So that was the detailed camera review of Moto G 5G, So what do you guys think of the camera on Moto G 5G, do share your thoughts in the comment section.

Moto G 5G


Moto G 5G has good daylight captures, ultrawide, portraits, close up and good selfie camera, but there are few areas of improvement which like the macros, video recording, and also low light which aren't bad but can be improved.

  • Good Daylight
  • Great Portraits
  • Close Up Shots
  • Selfie Camera
  • Low Light
  • Macros
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