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Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Motorola Moto G5 Plus
alaScore 90

781 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 781 reviews of Motorola Moto G5 Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the size and battery are generally positive. The price and camera are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the sound.

performance, camera, price, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G5 Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Moto G5 and G5 Plus review: Still the best budget phones


Motorola's new Moto G5 Plus is easily the best affordable smartphone out there right now. It features the same great camera as the Galaxy S7 and its octa-core 2GHz processor paired with Android 7.0 Nougat make it a slick performer. It's a bit dull on...

Good camera ; Smooth performance ; Very cheap

Lackluster design ; No NFC ; Poor sunlight visibility

We at Engadget probably sound like a broken record now, but yet again, Motorola is showing the industry how to make great, affordable devices. I'm not a fan of the design direction Motorola has taken with the the G line, and don't pay attention to any...

Apr, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Kyle Wiggers (

Lenovo Moto G5 Plus review


The Moto G5 Plus faces more competitors than its predecessors, but it's still one of the best budget phones.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Motorola at MWC 2017: Moto G5 and G5 Plus hands-on


The Motorola family grew by a couple of mid-rangers - the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. Those two run pure Android (with the Pixel launcher, in fact) and the Plus model at least promises stellar photography.

Feb, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (

Motorola Moto G5 Plus


The Moto G5 Plus sets a new standard for affordable unlocked phones with a premium build, solid specs, smooth performance, and bloatware-free Android software.

Affordable. High-end look and feel. Smooth performance. Sharp 1080p display. Great battery life. Good camera. No bloatware. Compatible with all major US carriers.

Tinny speaker. No NFC. Screen could be brighter.

If you're looking for a great phone that won't break the bank, the Motorola Moto G5 Plus checks all the boxes. It has a premium metal build, a sharp display, long battery life, a solid good camera, up-to-date software, and some pretty cool unique...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Welch (

Moto G5 Plus review: a new value champion


Almost everything you could want, for under $300.

A mostly-premium design despite low price ; Runs like a flagship phone most of the time ; Long battery life ; Works on any carrier

Large bezels cancel out compact screen ; Camera doesn’t live up to expectations ; Software updates aren’t guaranteed

Cheap phones can't afford to suck anymore

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Burns (

Moto G5 Plus Review : Mid-tier Phone Authority


The 5th generation of Motorola's Moto G series returns to a place of extraordinary accomplishment. What Lenovo's Motorola crew have done is to design a device that does exactly what its originator intended for the series. Like the Moto G, the Moto G5...

Industrial Design is on point ; Metal and glass gives phone a premium feel ; Fingerprint sensor up front ; Top-quality camera (especially at this price) ; Headphone jack

No NFC ; No removable battery ; micro-USB (not USB-C) ; External speaker quality not the best ; Water repellent, not water or dust-proof

Because this smartphone looks rather nice, feels good to use (metal!), and takes decent photos, it’s a good phone. For the price it’s being offered at, the Moto G5 Plus is more than a good phone, it’s a great phone. Lenovo’s Motorola has hit the right...

Apr, 2017

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Moto G5 Plus review: Best sub-$300 smartphone lets you forget about the flagships


I am blessed to write about smartphones here on ZDNet and tend to overspend on the high end flagships because of how much time I spend using phones every day. However, after 10 days with my T-Mobile SIM in the new Moto G5 Plus , it will be very...

Snappy performance with pure Android OS experience ; Best standby screen of all Androids ; Productive multi-function home button/fingerprint scanner ; Radios support AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and more ; Low price, with Amazon Prime option ; Long...

No NFC, so no Android Pay support

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Moto G5 Plus quick review – when the mid-range provides you with everything needed


The Moto G series is one of the most successful in the mid range and since last year it has its Plus version in the face of Moto G4 Plus, which now has its successor – Moto G5 Plus. This is t…

Elegant metal design with thinner profile;Full HD display with high detail and brightness + Gorilla Glass 3;Fingerprint sensor;Relatively durable 3000mAh battery;Pure Android 7.1 Nougat + several additional Moto features;High CPU and GPU performance...

We expected a USB Type-C

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Ryan Whitwam (

The Best Budget Android Phones


Motorola's Moto G5 Plus is the best cheap Android phone thanks to a nice screen, good performance and battery life, and clutter-free Android.

Sep, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sam Rutherford (

Moto G5 Plus Review: Budget Done Right


Overall, the Moto G5 is a great unlocked phone for shoppers on a budget.

Upscale (mostly) metal design ; Fantastic fingerprint sensor with gesture controls ; Epic battery life ; Superbright screen ; Works on all major U.S. carriers

No USB Type-C port ; Smaller display than budget competitors

With fantastic gesture controls, top-notch performance, great battery life and two models to choose from, the Moto G5 Plus is easily one of the best phones under $300.

Sep, 2017

Price comparison for Motorola Moto G5 Plus

  Store     Price
Moto G Plus (5th Generation) - 32 GB - Unlocked...
Unlocked for all major U.S. networks, like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Consumer...
$99.00 TO SHOP
Motorola Moto G5+ Plus 32GB (5th Generation) XT1680...
This cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM need cards...
$119.00 TO SHOP
Moto G Plus (5th Generation) - Lunar Gray - 64 GB...
Offers and ads display on the phone’s lockscreen. The latest version of the app disables lockscreen offers...
$239.00 TO SHOP
Motorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1685) 4GB / 32GB 5.2-inches...
4G LTE Dual SIM (4G LTE A&t Cricket); 3G works with AT&T, T-Mobile & other GSM carriers ; DOES NOT work...
$149.00 TO SHOP
Moto G5 Plus (5th Generation) XT1681 Dual SIM GSM...
Dual SIM the phone will work with any GSM carrier in the world, it will not work with CDMA carriers such as...
$223.00 TO SHOP
Moto G Plus (5th Generation) - Lunar Gray - 32 GB...
Offers and ads display on the phone’s lockscreen. The latest version of the app disables lockscreen offers...
$97.00 TO SHOP
Moto G Power | 3-Day Battery1 | Unlocked | Made for...
Unlocked for the freedom to choose your carrier. Compatible with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon...
$234.00 TO SHOP
Motorola Moto G5S Plus XT1805 4G LTE Unlocked GSM...
Will NOT work with CDMA Carriers Such as Verizon Sprint Boost Dual SIM International model phone, Does NOT...
$169.00 TO SHOP
Motorola Moto G5 XT1675 16GB Android (GSM Only, No...
For USA Buyers : This Smartphone is compatible/will work with any GSM Networks such as AT&T, T-Mobile. For...
$129.00 TO SHOP
motorola G7 Power - Unlocked - 64 GB - Marine Blue...
Max Vision display. Immerse yourself with ultra wide views on the 6. 2" Hd+ display featuring a 19: 9...
$216.00 TO SHOP

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