Great for the price
This phone has the performance of competitors many times it's price. Battery life is good, and it's quite robust. Would highly recommend. Only downfalls - camera is hard to focus up close. Brightness adjustment could be more sensitive.
Purchased in November 2017 for $250.00.
Don't need flash iPhone
Does what a $2000 phone would do never had a problem with it I would buy another over samasung htc or iPhones very fast never freezing Facebook runs great good camera recommend this phone to people at work as dropped alot and still going strong no cracked screen like iPhone
Very pleased with performance, biometric print unlock at price.
Having come from first gen MS Lumia 520, I have enjoyed learning & using this phone. Hardest part was finding an app that converted my old contacts to suitable format & import as Google was in transition re versions of mail & backup at the time & old sim not compatible. Frequent updates that so far are seamless, I can browse the Net if necessary, use it for navigating, use voice dialing, and sometimes messaging if not too complex. Has also been great for photographing problems that can immediately MMS to another phone or email, or document...s for records. Only problem is occasional loss of signal, which could be the terrain & the caller at other end, easily rectified by calling back. Some Apps I would prefer not suitable, but so far have found an equivalent. Previously had excellent voice control for answering and having messages read back in 2012 Veloster, (inbuilt SatNav) but not as effective with 2016 i30 basic features - possibly design differences between vehicles as well as the brand/capacity of mobile being used on other end. Haven't taken night photos, but some murky indoor ones have been quite good. Did setup loudspeaker ap as early feedback said it wasn't great, but with this I can talk hands free with the phone on a stand, freeing up the face for keypad or other actions elsewhere. Biggest gripe is being unable to stop the screen magnification when tapping the same digit 3 times fast. Otherwise cannot fault this phone.
Happy with this phone. The last one I had (3rd gen) lasted me 3 years before the charging port went. It does everything I need it to and has plenty of space for apps and pictures. Photo qualitys not too bad, sometimes my phone distorts the colour ever so slightly, but for the price difference between these and the top of the line phones, I can live with that
Love this phone but has developed a problem with incoming calls
I've owned a lot of phones, including iphones and Samsung Galaxy's. This phone - until now - has been one of my favourites. It has a random issue with incoming calls - and random problems are difficult to get solutions to (especially from your retailer). I don't want to diss too much on the phone, because it has been great until now. I think its one of the better lower priced phones and if not for this annoying problem that has just raised its ugly head, I would give the phone 4 stars.
Good hardware, bad software
The moto g5 plus is a decent budget device. Specs are nice and usable and it doesn't hiccup much. The camera takes nice shots most of the time and can be improved by installing google camera. This phone has dual sim slots and micro SD expansion. Most phone have hybrid slots. It is unfortunate however, that Motorola (because lenovo) does nothing to support the software of this phone. I haven't got 1 update on this phone and I have had it for almost a year. It is still on android 7.0 even though 9.0 is out in a couple of months. Hardware is perfect for the price, but updates are non-existant.
The balanced mid-ranger
The moto g5 plus does not excel at any particular field, but does most things right. The screen is fine but could be brighter in direct sun light. I rarely run out of battery during the day. Camera is fine, but can be improved with Google's HDR+ camera app. The software is almost completely stock with no bloatware. However, Motorola have become really trash at providing updates for all of their devices. That is the only downside I see to this phone. Otherwise it serves me well.
Omg!! Amazing phone!!
I have had my G5+ for over a year now, and its still the best phone. I have had no problems with this Moto G5+, the whole time that i have owned it. Battery life is still amazing, all of the apps work great. Best phone for the money, You cannot go wrong with the Moto G5+!!!!!
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Best budget phone on the market.
So many people think you need to get a flagship phone and that all the other phones are rubbish. The Moto G5 Plus strongly challenges this viewpoint. I have had this phone since September 2017, it doesn't feel one bit slower than when I first got it. I can honestly say that the $650+ price difference compared to something like a Galaxy S8 is not worth it. The fingerprint reader works great, overall the OS is snappy, and the camera is more than capable. I can see myself keeping this phone for a while.
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Fast and snap for a budget phone
On par with expensive models on performance and snappy response. Turbo charger make using a breeze. Great cam and takes good pics. Sound is not too shabby. It does not have all bells and whistles like ir or screen mirroring but you don't pay as much. Also dual SIM model makes travelling/business easy.
Great phone overall but has a few issues.
I've had this phone for over a year now and can say that overall its a great phone but has a few issues when it comes to Bluetooth.
Phone is great has long battery life,
Stock Android so no bloatware
Can use hand gestures to turn on flash light in an instant (has saved us a few times in the dark) or activate the camera in a flash (if you can get camera gesture right)
Camera is good overall.
Bluetooth seems to switch off when screen is locked. ...
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Being frugal, I was searching for a replacement phone for my ageing and dying Samsung. I was actually very happy with the Samsung phone, and really liked the look and specs of the new S series too. However, I couldn't justify spending more than $600 (discounted) on a phone.
I knew what kind of specs I wanted, and a few makes made my list while I waited and did my research.
The Moto G5 Plus in the end was going to be the one. A fast CPU, usable amount of RAM, not a super big size. I read about camera issues, and about a pending Oreo upda...te. Eventually a deal I couldn't refuse popped up, SOLD! The phone itself it really nice and polished. From the aluminium cowl to the ample screen size. It performs perfectly without giving me any trouble. The rear camera isn't anything to write home about, but it works well enough. Battery life is amazing assuming I'm not playing candy crush all day. Performance, feel, size, all of a flagship quality. If you can still buy it, I would absolutely recommend.
Excellent phone for value.
Definitely the best phone on the market in its price range. I love how the software is clean with very little add-ons. The phone is definitely fast & very little lag. The camera is really good as well, but does struggle in low light.
Important to note, try to get the 32 GB if possible. 16 GB is definitely not enough.
Very good phone!
Love this phone! Such a good phone under budget. Good quality camera, enough storage for myself, expandable memory. Please bear in mind that it's not a luxurious phone. I did look at a lot of other options in this price ctaegory, but this was the best of it all. I would highly recommend this phone!
a great mid-range phone
i have the rose gold and love it. it lost a star as i cant use the calender without signing in and i (still) can't work out how to delete a video i dont want. the battery charger is super good-very quick, and screen is super clear. you really need an extra memory card. i have dropped it once and it did not scratch or chip!!!!! back camera is pretty good too-nice clear photos, not iphone but much, much better than the cheapies.
Best budget phone you could buy.
For a mid price phone, this is spectacularly good value. Dual SIM, good size screen, ok processor and camera, good battery life, sd card slot. One of the best features is NO BLOATWARE. It's the closest thing to vanilla Android available outside nexus or pixel. Because of this, you actually get a reasonable amount of the 16GB storage to use for yourself. It seems well made and quite robust. I've dropped it several times with no damage so far.
Great phone for the price
It's super affordable and even has dual SIM. I needed an affordable dual SIM phone and this looked like my best option and I definitely can't complain. I haven't used the camera and video much as I have a second phone and I'm sure it's not as great quality as the higher end phones but you get what you pay for.
Awesome value for money
This is a very affordable phone that does not compromise on quality. The camera is okay but could definitely be better, especially when compared to the iphone and samsung phones. I love being able to put in a microsd to expand the storage so I find the 16 GB plenty big enough. Dual sim is also a plus when travelling. I love the feel of the phone and I find the built sturdy. Can highly recommend for the price
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Excellent value for money
This is a cheap phone that does not compromise on quality. The camera is good but could be better, especially compared to higher priced phones like iPhone & Samsung, but obviously this phone is cheaper. Very slick looking. Only complaint is that 16 GB is small & some apps are pre-installed, so actually you have less than 16 GB
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A competitively priced smartphone
This phone was competitively priced, being significantly cheaper than an equivalent iPhone or Samsung. The interface is easy to use and the phone is well sized, being comfortable in the pocket. I don't use the camera as much as other smartphone users, so I can't comment on the quality of that. However, the phone is perfect for any and all apps that one might want to use.
My only complaint is minor - which is that the way Motorola phones are set up make it very difficult to set custom ringtones. This however is very minor, and doesn't detract from all the good points of the phone.
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Questions & Answers
I've just submitted my review of the Moto G5 Plus and wondering if anyone has Bluetooth issues with their phone?? I seem to have to unlock the screen on my phone in order for my phone to connect to either my car's Bluetooth or my Smartwatch. If so it kind of defeats the purpose of having a smartwatch connected to your phone.
I've not had any such Bluetooth connectivity issues. My phone and car are always connected via Bluetooth. The only issue I ever have is music not automatically playing, but that seems to be an issue with the music player app, as calls work just fine. You've also mentioned that Bluetooth breaks up now and then, and I've had this too, when using 2.4Ghz WiFi at the same time. Bluetooth & WiFi share 2.4Ghz, and do interfere with one another. Since switching to 5Ghz WiFi, there's been no issues.
Has anyone had any issues with ghosting on the g5 plus, ive got this very issue on my g4 plus, good phone, but it's driving me crazy, hoping they have it sorted on the g5 plus. Thanks
|Features||3.5mm Headphone Jack, Expandable Storage and Waterproof|
|Pixel Density||424 ppi|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Display Technology||IPS LCD|
|Max Video Resolution||2160p (Ultra HD, 4K)|
|Front Camera(s)||5MP Wide-Angle Lens|
|Processor||Octa-Core 2.0 GHz|
|Internal Storage||16 GB|
|Battery Size||3,000 mAh|
|Memory (RAM)||3 GB|
|Colour / Finish||Lunar Gray, Fine Gold|
|Dimensions||150.2 x 74 x 9.7 mm|
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