The wait is over: Moto’s G5 Plus has officially launched. The new budget-friendly device first made an appearance at MWC 2017 and is now available for consumers to get their hands on it.
Retailers who are offering the G5 Plus in the US include Moto themselves, Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, and Ting. Pricing for the 2GB RAM/32GB storage model is currently set at $229 across the board, while $299 is the cost for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage option. Two colors are currently available: Lunar Gray and Fine Gold. Unfortunately, those interested in picking up a G5 will have to find another way to do so as it won’t be offered here in the States.
Luckily, if you’re looking for a phone under $200, Amazon has you covered. They’re offering the G5 Plus with lockscreen ads (much like they did with the G4 last year) exclusively to Prime members starting at $184.99. This is an excellent value for a phone with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 625 processor, 3,000mAh battery, near stock Android Nougat, a fingerprint sensor, metal/plastic body, and 12MP f/1.7 camera. Of course, this price is for the 2GB/32GB model. For 4GB/64GB, it’ll cost you $239.99 which still isn’t bad whatsoever.
If you buy one, you’ll be able to use the G5 Plus on all four major US carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile). Expect a review of the handset on MBEDDED in the near future.