The Moto G5 is now available for purchase in Europe


The Moto G5 went on pre-orders across Europe a few days after it was unveiled by Lenovo at Mobile World Congress. However, we didn't expect the phone to be available for purchase so soon after the official announcement.

Three retailers (Mobiel, Belsimpel, and GSMwijzer) in the Netherlands now have the Moto G5 in stock so that customers can purchase it for €199. They also offer customers the option to sign up for a carrier contract, in which case the Moto G5 is much cheaper.

In other countries like Germany, the Moto G5 is still on pre-order, but considering Lenovo has already started to send shipments in Europe, there's a very good chance that the smartphone will hit the shelves in other countries very soon.

The Moto G5's bigger brother hasn't yet arrived in stock, but Dutch retailers estimate the Moto G5 Plus should be available for purchase in early April. Those who want to wait for the Plus model will have to pay €279 if they want to buy the smartphone.

Unfortunately, the Moto G5 won't be released in the United States, but there's hope for the Moto G5 Plus, a beefed up version of the former, which could land for around $230 outright.

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Moto G5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Octa-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh

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13 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus are the reigning kings of the budget smartphone category... Nothing else their massive bang for buck!

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Edit: Nothing else *beats* their massive bang for buck.

3. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

I think the G5 Plus is way worthier than the G4 Plus before it, but I'd choose G4 over G5, SD617 over SD430..

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7158; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The SD 617 is slightly better than the 430, but the GPU is slightly better on the 430, because it is more power efficient than the 617. The G5 has a fingerprint scanner, 1 GB of more RAM, a 5" display vs a 5.5" display found on the G4 and G5 plus, and the cameras are better on the G5 with phase detection autofocus.

6. KingSam

Posts: 1421; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I agree. The 430 is more or less an evolution of the 617. Best of all no heating issues and the GPU is on par. CPU difference is negligible. That being said the g5 plus is a steal especially if the display is indeed AMOLED.

9. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

It's IPS and where does the SD430 out perform SD617 at 1080p and with the G4 you are getting more screen and a 3000 mAh battery with pretty much the same camera. I think everyone needs to take a look at G5 & G5+'s specsheets.

10. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It's good that Motorola phones look like they can take a beating and in many cases are actually able to. I wonder how the camera matches up now that it's got a massively improved sensor but no word on the lens quality.

12. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Since there is no OIS and stuff, we definitely can't say it's a S7 level camera, which many expect.

4. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I have been trying out the Xiaomi Redmi 3S the last 3 months with International ROM. I paid $137 US dollars for it. Also has great 4100 mAh battery - making it better value for money than any Moto phone. Moto phones are quite unattractive looking as well, thanks to their wide bezels, top and bottom.

13. frneoxgaming

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I got myself an Redmi 3s but the problem is the connectivity in France, it's really slow i can't even get a good connection. The only good thing in redmi 3s is battery, it can last 2 days. Multitasking is really slow too, i got many lags and you can't even root this s**t and unlock bootloader, you need to ask permissions to miui to try to unlock and i have tried to do this since many months and it don't even work once so nothing is better than an worldwide phone like moto samsung lg etc you can do almost everything you want, specially with an STOCK android. And ofc it's more expensive cuz of TVA but it's worth it at the end, don't only look for specs

7. Firenze91

Posts: 205; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

This phone is really ugly... why put a front fingerprint scanner and on screen buttons? i mean, who in his right mind approves this design?

11. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

You can't deny the fact that Moto allows you to hide them and use the scanner to perform button actions.

8. tallmatt81

Posts: 71; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

Anyone know of the exact date the G5 Plus will go on sale in the U.S.?

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