Pros, Cons, Verdict
- Affordable, value-for-money
- Quick Charge 3.0 support
- Fast 4.5G LTE
- USB Type-C
- Stock Android, no bloatware, fast updates
- Bright and crisp display
- Dated design
- Laggy camera performance
- Quick charging not as quick as advertised
- No fingerprint sensor
- Average battery life
- Annoying black borders on display
Pricing and availability
If you’re looking for a stock Android experience on a budget, then the GM5 Plus may be a good option for you. It’s well put together and has acceptable mid-range specs for the price.
It undercuts its closest competitor, the Mi A1 by MYR200, and in this price-sensitive segment, that’s going to be a key factor in making a purchase decision.
There are several niggling faults and the absence of a fingerprint sensor is a huge trade-off. If you insist on the fingerprint sensor, then you’ll have to look at the GM6.
Overall, a neat package that’ll give you a pure stock Android experience for under MYR1,000.
Interested to catch a showdown of two of the most powerful Android One devices right now? Watch this space.