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Moto G Plus (5th Gen) seems like a perfect phone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GoodEnough, May 29, 2017.

  1. GoodEnough

    GoodEnough Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    A friend needs a phone upgrade
    Their Moto X (2014) 16GB is running low and phone freezing up.

    The Moto G Plus (5th Gen) seems like a perfect phone for a normal person.
    • 2017
    • Android 7.0
    • 5.2" screen
    • 32GB
    • 2GB RAM
    • SD slot
    • $230

    To get 4GB and 32GB storage, it's $299.

    1) Is it worth paying the $299 for 4GB/32GB
    2) Once you're at $300, what's the next step up?
     

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  2. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
    Moderator

    Depends what they need. If you mean their 16GB Moto X is getting low on space then I would recommend more storage with the 64GB/4GB Moto G5 Plus (there isn't a 32GB/4GB version).

    Or if they want to keep it for 3 years the 4GB will help.
     
  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    If you can, get something with 64GB internal storage, especially if you plan on keeping it for a few years.
     
  4. Jhayzone

    Jhayzone Android Enthusiast

    If your friend can afford it then tell your friend to get the higher ram option as it will definitely help the phone stay serviceable on the long run.
     
  5. GoodEnough

    GoodEnough Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Ended up getting the Moto G5+ with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM for $299
     
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  6. WeeWilly

    WeeWilly Android Enthusiast

    If you're an Amazon Prime member you can get the 64GB version with offers and ads (only on the lock screen) for $239.99. If you're not a Prime member you can sign up for a 30 day trial.
     
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  7. gordonwd

    gordonwd Well-Known Member

    Ideal except that for some strange reason it doesn't have NFC, at least in the U.S. I don't use it that often, but Android Pay is nice to use sometimes. It's probably not a showstopper for me, but I'll have to think about it.
     
  8. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member

    I don't get why it has no NFC, seems pretty stupid in this day and age. I use Android pay all the time so this phone just wouldn't work for me. Otherwise, it is a great phone, the peeps I know who have really like it.
     
  9. GoodEnough

    GoodEnough Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Never heard of NFC.
    Isn't that a football conference?

    The friend loves the G5th so far.
     
  10. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
    Moderator

    Near Field Communication

    Lets you use your phone as a credit card, keycard, or transfer data between phones.
     
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  11. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    It might not be the perfect phone (no phone can be), but it certainly throws down a marker that phones need to be judged against... (in that price range anyway)
     
  12. crash141

    crash141 Lurker

    How does having more ram make the phone last longer? The last phone I had was the 1st gen moto g and that thing lasts 3yrs or so.
     
  13. crash141

    crash141 Lurker

    you definitely made a good choice. I've had my moto g5 plus for a couple days ad love it.
     
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