Motorola Moto G5 Review

The Moto G5 is a much different phone than the Moto G5 Plus: it makes a lot more compromises and is not officially sold in the United States…
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19 Comments

1. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The G5 will be available in Canada as of tomorrow, and that one would in fact be usable to some US carriers.

4. libra89

Posts: 2290; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

+1 I wonder if that's the same model as the Latin America one on Amazon that seems to have the bands that could work.

8. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Why would anyone want this rubbish when they could get a lightly used LG G5 for the same price. Everything: Better.

2. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

This definitely deserves an 8

3. libra89

Posts: 2290; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

But no higher than.

11. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

7 seems fair to me. Its ugly as a rabid raccoon crawled from a dumpster and the SD625 is like a Pentium 4, trusty enough - but to be real its a joke.

12. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The 625 is a perfectly fine chip that runs great at everything except gaming. Unfortunately, the Moto G5 uses a SD 430.

14. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I could argue the same about a 15-year-old Pentium 4. That doesn't mean its a great overall experience.

17. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

It depends on what you want. If you value battery life over all and don't care about mobile gaming, the experience is great. If you're into mobile gaming, then it probably isn't.

5. libra89

Posts: 2290; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That's kind of disappointing. I considered trying a G5 but it just doesn't make sense considering what it brings. It doesn't make sense for me that is. Looking at the comparison, it's basically the "updated" Moto G4 Play.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah! The A3 (2017) has much MUCH superior battery life... Reason is simple; its rocking a low-clocked processor that's been fabricated on the latest 14nm FinFet procedure (Ala Snapdragon 821)... Besides, its made of glass and metal and hence look very sleek and 'shiny'...! Oh well, G'Day!

16. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

It's more expensive as well. Plus that Samsung bloat.

7. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

That headphone voltage tho

9. farriusd

Posts: 2; Member since: May 02, 2017

"oversized bezels That belongs in the past and lack of water resistance" The damn thing is $229 from Best buy what do you expect!

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

right, it's entry level phone.. did they expect it will has tiny bezels like iPhone7 or other new flagships out there? the design they use is just like any other low-end android, so it's fine... and microSD can fix that second cons...

10. farriusd

Posts: 2; Member since: May 02, 2017

Correction * under $200. G5plus is $229

15. brasstax

Posts: 543; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"Because of that, we're inclined to accept certain compromises in its design, like the overly thick bezels..." In all the years that I have been visiting phone arena, I have never read a single i-phone review where the humongous bezels have been pointed out as an unacceptable compromise considering the dizzying price. No, I am not a troll. Just want consistency and neutralism from tech writers/reviewers whom I respect.

18. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

iFanatics will change their view every time in order to blame something, but never their beloved iToy, that insult of a pathetic design has 9.7 on the review, its also 200g in weight, bulky and ugly white front, disgusting - truly pathetic!

19. madara82

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 01, 2017

great phone :)
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