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I have purchased this phone from Officeworks. Lovely mobile and all functionalities are working fine.
1. Nice model
2. Good price
3. Video and Audio quality is good
4. Camera is nice
5. Battery life
Cons:...1. Need a mobile case otherwise; it may break 2. Little bigger size for small hands
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Bought this from Officeworks $287 online. Wanted a good, dual sim phone to take advantage of cheap data when it arises without losing my original plan which doesn't exist anymore. Coming from an Iphone 5s its a bit of a learning curve, as I don't do social media perhaps a bit of overkill. I find that the dual sim ability is awesome. So camera, battery life, brightness are good . Comes loaded with lots of apps, most of which I don't use. Negatives are the attachment for charging is difficult to plug into the phone, easily slides out of trouser pocket due to it size and slipperiness (cover has been ordered). Next time I'll get one a bit smaller.
OK Phone but don't drop it AT ALL!
Good value for money phone with much of the functionality of much dearer competitors, but on day 2 of owning the phone I drop it from about 1 foot high and the screen is now cracked. Been quoted at least $180 to fix it by an authorised repairer - only $100 less then what I paid for it, so much for the Gorilla® Glass 3.
Tried calling the retailer I bought it from but can't get through to them on the phone.
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a great bargain
This phone has a solid build, I have dropped it a few times, no dents,no crack. The display is also sturdy, I didn't put any screen protector, yet it doesn't have scratches. It has been almost a year now and it is still doing great. I guess for this price point, it is not too bad after all. This phone has a build up torch light where you can shake the phone and the torch will lit. (other phones can do this as well with an app, but not as smooth as this phone). What I don't really like about this phone is the home and back button, which I don't know why but I feel awkward when I need to use it, it gives me a feeling of using an iphone.
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Excellent quality phone easy to use
Grabbed this as my iPhone 5 died. It's affordable, works a treat, easy to use with Google built in. It has Google maps and directions, Google mail I installed my work email and Yahoo mail and all works perfectly. It's fast and responsive, great for watching Netflix in bed!
Photo quality is quite good but I just take you average family at the park pics and they are clear. It has some background high quality thingy but I don't use it. Apps are great using Android store. Hubby brought one too.
Battery lasts all day and charges super fast! The h...
Glorious build quality, excellent interface, loads of battery life, bright, clear display, plenty of memory and affordable. What more could you want (unless you're a brand snob)? This is my third Motorola and they've all been fantastic. Very satisfied with the durability, attractive as and processing power of this phone. Highly recommended. I
Premium budget phone
The Moto g5s plus is a great phone with an excellent display and good camera. The metal build quality offers a very premium feel, though it is slippery in the hand, so I would recommend a case or a skin. The display is bright band vivid, though not as pretty compared to AMOLED and OlED. Lastly the camera is poor in lowlight and is rather slow, but for a budget phone it is above average.
Absolutely Fabulous For The Price
Have had this phone for a month now purchased from Officeworks Hobart at $AU287 and must say it has impressed. Memory is 3GB plus 32 GB Ram. The phone feels much more expensive than it is and the metal body feels solid though cold on a winters morning.
The display looks crisp and with good colour which can be enhanced - even after my LG G3 which unfortunately had a dead screen after 4.5 years. Apps load super fast and battery life is amazing. I am not a big user, though I do Email, Google searches, 6 or 7 texts, Wikipedia etc., and a few ph...one calls per day. A day is using only 10%-15%. It has a Fingerprint sensor for security, combined with a pin if you want. The cameras is good in reasonable conditions and has 2 back cameras for portrait background blurring as per SLR feature. Video is up to 4K though image stabilisation is only available at 1080 30fps due to processor limitations. Normal use is super fast with apps loading immediately. The phone supports duel SIM cards though to use a micro SD to add memory for photos et al you use the second SIM slot. It came with Android 7.1 but just upgraded to Android 8 so it has the current operating system. Be aware that the two rear cameras (13 MP) do protube slightly from the back of the aluminium rear. Must be tough glass as no issues with this so far. It does have flash and so far my shots look pretty well as good as the LG G3 if not better. I would say you need to pay probably double to have any phone better than this! Overall I am very happy with this phone and hope it will last at least as long as the LG G3. It has to be one of the best value phones on the market and unless you want the latest and greatest at 3 times the price it comes with a super high recommendation from me. Bernie
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Excellent Value For Money
Price has to be the best value for money on the market, I only paid $259 16/8/18.
Look what you get, a fingerprint scanner for security also doubles for navigation so no screen space is lost having navigation icons.
It has an excellent Display, Processor and Memory, Great Battery life, Dual SIM slots, fast charging, 13 mp front and 8 mp rear camera, twist it twice & camera comes on automatically, 2 karate chops and the light comes on. It is just so easy to use!
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Fantastic smartphone for the money
Bought this phone a couple of months ago and haven't been disappointed. The camera quality is above average in daytime conditions. Nighttime photos aren't exactly the greatest but they're still better than phones from a couple of years ago. The display is big and bright and easy to read. I use a few apps here and there including web browsing and haven't noticed any lagging or hiccups. You'd be hard pressed to find a phone with these specs in the same price bracket.. (I paid $327 for mine)
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Excellent budget Android phone
The Moto G5S Plus is an excellent budget Android phone. It has an excellent display, processor and memory. It comes with the latest Android OS and is not cluttered with vendor changes and so should have good flow of updates as later versions of the Android OS are released. It comes with a finger print scanner for security that also doubles for navigation so screen space is saved with not having to display the the usual navigation icons.
Great phone, But
I bought the G5S plus, when I ran over my G4 plus and smashed the screen, I find these phones excellent value for money, under $350.
So, the G5S plus has a couple of draw backs for me. You can have 2 Sims and no SD card or 1 Sim with SD card. The G4 I could have 2 Sims and SD card. Also the power button in wrong spot as when holding during a call, you keep hitting restart cutting off your call. If these could could be fixed, brilliant phone. I paid under $300. Still happy.
After my poor experience with and review of the Moto G6 Play I thought I should write a review of the phone I got instead.
The Moto G5s Plus is now "last year's model." However for the same price (as of June 2018) you can buy "last year's" top end model (G5s Plus, released only about 8 months ago) or "this year's" low end model (the G6 Play).
And I have to say I'm very pleased with this phone. Highlights:
* Dual SIM slots. Won't be relevant to many people, but if you have two numbers you can carry them both with you on one phone. In my...case, I can sell TWO used iPhones and after paying for the G5s Plus, come out with a couple hundred in my pocket. * More memory. If you don't use the second SIM slot, you can instead put in a micro SD card for more storage. No need to pay Apple's crazy markups on storage. (Disclaimer: I haven't actually tried this yet but see no reason it won't work as advertised.) * Fast fingerprint sensor. This is really good - you just put your finger or thumb on the sensor and the phone immediately unlocks. Whereas with the iPhone you have to actually press the button as well. I always found it confusing. (Perhaps the newer iPhones are better, I don't know.) * Great battery life. In theory, having two SIM cards active means that battery life is 30% less but I still easily get through a full 24 hours. In fact, I have just run it for 48 hours without charging, to see if it lasted. AND that is from only 80% charge, which the AccuBattery app recommends for minimum "wear" on the battery. Whereas with an iPhone, I usually had to put it back on the charger in the early evening i.e. I could go from morning to early evening but not a full 24 hours.
Great mid-range phone
Bought this after my iphone 6s died suddenly. I was expecting some reduction in performance, but for my needs this is absolutely perfect. I haven't noticed any performance issues at all - if anything it seems faster and more responsive than my iphone, for a lot less money! I am super happy with this purchase.
There is nothing like Motorola Moto G5s Plus. It has features that a high-end phone have but at a cheaper price. With less pay, you enjoy what a phone should be. It has 4 gigabytes of ram, 32 internal memory, octa-core processor and a 5.5 screen top with gorilla glass, there is a phone like no other. I definitely love it!
Best phone I have ever had and less than $400
I don't subscribe to the Apple iPhone hype where I would have had to pay at least $1000 to purchase an Apple iphone. I had an S5 Galaxy but a salesperson suggested that the Motorola motog5s Plus would run rings around most of the phones under $1000. So I purchased it with Gold Service Extras Extended Warranty. The phone is great all around I cannot fault it. It charges quickly and takes fantastic photos and is very easy to use. I saved myself heaps I cannot believe you can buy a phone the quality of this one under $400. Thanks to The Good Guys.
Great phone which beats a lot of pricier mobiles
I recently purchased this phone following the death of a well -used cheapie. After extensive research this phone seems to tick all the boxes - nfc (unusual in phones at this price) 13 mp front and 8 mp rear camera, dual card slot and for those of us who like to read e-books a 5.5" screen. It runs on Android nougat, and has a Qualcomm snapdragon 625 chip set making it nice and fast. I'm not one to be constantly on my phone, so the battery lasts up to a week and with turbo charging it charges to 100% in record time. It has both face and fingerpri...nt recognition and you can record multiple prints - all ten fingers in fact and also prints from others in case you want friends and relatives to use you phone. There have been some reports of the fingerprint scanner not working all the time, but so far, no problems. It does everything I want and more, but, my only bugbear is that is has no led light to show missed texts and calls, which my old cheap phone did. It was a very handy feature and one that should have been on a phone at this price. There is work-around but an led alert would have been so much better. Certainly for the price this phone cannot be faulted and if you look around can be had for well below the rrp.
Moto 5Gs plus - good but with limitations
Overall a good phone, with fast resolution, tight buttons and a sensible layout. It is easy to use.
It's camera is responsive and has a range of easily used options. However, when downloading pics for storage, it is difficult to find where they went.
It also has no internal magnet. This omission means you cannot install a compass or star maps.
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Good phone good camera
The cameras are great. I used iPhone till now, but this moto is great. Fast charging, good battery life better than iPhone and cheap phones. I think I will get stuck with this one for a long time. Totally recommended to everyone even iPhone lovers. Good, cheap and reliable phone.
Questions & Answers
Does it have Telstra Blue Tick for remote reception?
No tick as such, but hubby just used his from Karumba - up Nth Qld near Normanton (GUlf of Carpenteria) even in Normanton and NEVER a problem with reception - thumbs up we even face book real life called each other multiple times a day with no dramas. Im not sure about remote or rural Australia though!
I'm wondering how the speaker volume is when making/taking phone calls? I'm not deaf but can't hear as well as I used to and being able to hear clearly during a phone call is the most important thing to me. My old Lenovo/Medion P4502 was great for that but time for an upgrade. Thanks.
Interesting question. (Signal strength would have as much of as impact at times, perhaps). The front-located speaker is clear with more-than-adequate volume methinks. I tend to hold the phone (all mobiles) kinda upside-down or horizontal-out for mic reception (& still no issues with the reception volume of the delightful Motorola.)
Hi I will take a quick video tonight of me talking through the speaker phone and somehow get it to you :) I use the speaker phone in the car as my car blutooth is well sporadic so I just use the motorola speaker part and it is very very good. Very good clarity and signal is great too - i live in regional Qld and i have switched to the dreaded TELstRa for good signal. I seriously LOVE this phone after having expensive APPLEs etc it is more than up there for a great price. I found apps easy to add from the GOogle store too. Im not sure if I can add my email so I can email you a video of the speaker but its quite loud.
Thanks for your responses Nighthawk and Shazzy B. It seems like you both are happy with the phone's voice call volume which is great, and also good to hear that you like this phone overall so I'll take your word for it. I need to get my teenage son a new phone as well so I'll suggest the Moto GS5 to him, then I can check it out and get myself one too.
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