Moto G5 Plus, the best upcoming affordable phone you can buy, is up for pre-order on Amazon


The Moto G5 Plus is the dream affordable phone: it features a camera way above its class (it has the same super fast Dual Pixel auto-focus as the Galaxy S7), a solid build and very good battery life.

And it's now up for pre-order as an Amazon Prime Exclusive (the release date is set for March 31st in the USA) for the super low starting full retail price of just $185. This is a $45 discount over the original $230 starting price and means that you will get lockscreen ads from Amazon in exchange for the price cut.

Here are the Moto G5 Plus prices with and without Amazon's lockscreen ads:

  • Moto G5 Plus 32 GB with ads / without ads: $185 / $230 ($45 discount in exchange for ads)
  • Moto G5 Plus 64 GB with ads / without ads: $240 / $300 ($60 discount in exchange for ads)

The 32 gig and 64 GB version also differ by the amount of RAM they have: the cheaper model comes with 2 GB of RAM, while the pricier model has 4 GB of RAM.

What's particularly great about the Moto G5 Plus sold on Amazon is that the models are completely compatible with all four major U.S. carriers: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint, with full support for their 4G LTE networks.

The Moto G5 Plus features a 5.2-inch Full HD LCD display, the Snapdragon 625 system chip under the hood, the afore-mentioned fast, 12-megapixel camera and 3,000 mAh battery. It will also run on Android 7.0 Nougat, with the only slight disadvantage that we can think of being the microUSB port for charging (instead of USB-C) and the lack of special water protection.

You can pre-order the Moto G5 Plus at Amazon here


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Moto G5 Plus
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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8 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Buy the one with ads and easily remove the ad function later !!

8. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

How do you do that?

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Yea I am interested in that too. Is there a way to do it without rooting the phone? xD

2. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Spelling mistake in the link, it says "plust" instead of "plus"

4. Victor.H

Posts: 1099; Member since: May 27, 2011

Thanks! Fixed it :)

5. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

is the bootloader easily unlockable? and root access. I particuliarly hate motorola stock roms and their hideous skin/os

6. Nebice

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

the G series is the most popular among their fan base, so you can expect an easy unlock in a few weeks with custom roms also appearing in a few weeks

7. whynotv2

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

So by "affordable" they mean $300 or less? I'm finally upgrading my Nexus 5X and my ZTE Axon 7 will be arriving today. After a lot of spec comparison and reviews, I found it to be the best "affordable" phone. I'm a huge fan of Google phones and can't part with the cash for a Pixel. I did consider the OnePlus 3T since my only straying from Google devices was the original OnePlus One (which I gave to my wife and she still uses.)

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