You can get two Moto G5S Plus units for the price of one right now (no strings attached)
Smartphone buyers on a super-tight budget have been treated to an avalanche of sweet deals on a number of respectable Motorola mid-rangers lately, from the Moto G6 and G6 Play to the Moto X4 and even the brand-new Moto G7. But bargain hunters may also want to consider one of the company's lesser-known handsets over the next few days.
Through March 9, the unlocked Moto G5S Plus is on sale from Motorola's official US e-store in a somewhat unusual BOGO arrangement. Typically, buy-one-get-one-free offers require monthly installment plans, bill credits, and new lines of service with a specific carrier. But in this particular case, you can purchase two G5S Plus units for the price of one with absolutely no strings attached.
Even better, the usual price point of a Moto G5S Plus is marked down from $279.99 to $249.99 in this two-for-one package. In other words, a measly 250 bucks is enough to get you two GSM and CDMA-compatible phones packing decent Snapdragon 625 processing power, as well as 3 gigs of memory, 32GB internal storage space, and 3,000 mAh battery capacity.
Released just a few months after the original G5 and G5 Plus, the Moto G5S Plus ran Android 7.0 Nougat out the box on the software side of things, jumping to 8.1 Oreo stateside last fall. While there are absolutely no guarantees the 5.5-incher will ever receive a stable Android Pie update, the Moto G4's recent promotion to OS build 8.1 actually gives us some hope.
Of course, even if that doesn't happen, it's hard to argue with the bang for buck currently provided by a G5S Plus effectively sold at $125. This is a dual camera handset, mind you, capable of neat bokeh effects, and it also comes with surprisingly premium build quality... for its crazy low price.