Motorola - Moto G Plus (5th Gen) 4G LTE with 32GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Lunar Gray

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Stay in touch with this multifunctional 5th generation Motorola Moto G Plus smartphone. This device, which comes with a sophisticated cool-touch metal chassis and a large 5.2-inch display, has 32GB of internal storage space for multimedia files. Equipped with a 12MP autofocus camera, this Motorola Moto G Plus smartphone captures high-definition photographs and video.

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Overview

What's Included


  • 3000 mAh Battery
  • Moto G Plus (5th Gen) 4G LTE with 32GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked)
  • Power adapter

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1724 out of 1836)

Features


Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor

Octa-core 2GHz processor and 2GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.

Android 7.0 Nougat OS

Makes it easier to take action in the moment, with more personalized settings and smarter notifications.

Universal Unlocked

Compatible with all major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Also compatible with prepaid carriers including Cricket Wireless, Boost Mobile, MetroPCS, Simple Mobile, Total Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, Mint, and H2O.

4G LTE speed

Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.

5.2" touch screen LCD with Full HD 1080p resolution and 424 ppi

Extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand. Corning™ Gorilla™ Glass 3 resists scratches.

12.0MP camera with Dual Autofocus Pixels

With a high pixel density sensor the camera is able to lock onto a subject easily. Fewer missed shots, more stunning photos day or night. Also includes a front-facing 5.0MP camera for self-portraits.

32GB internal memory plus microSD slot

Provides plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, photos, apps and more. Expand storage up to 128GB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).

Your fingerprint keeps your phone secure

Swipe your finger on the backside sensor panel to unlock your phone.

Use your smartphone as a mobile hotspot

Share your 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices.*

Access to Google Play

Browse and download apps, magazines, books, movies, and television programs directly to your phone.

Listen to your favorite tunes

Store and play your MP3 files on your phone.

SIM card not included.

* Depends on device memory and network availability. Additional carrier charges may apply.


Customer rating

4.5
94%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

4.3

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As good as a $700 phone!

    Posted
    moo2cow013

    I've had a Pantech Discover with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich since the beginning of 2013. Loved that phone! But it's getting harder to find accessories and keep up the newest trends. So I set out to find a new phone. I did not want a $500-700 contract phone. After reviewing and playing with several phones, I found myself at Best Buy in front of the Moto G5 Plus and knew this was my phone. I've had it for a week, and I'm very happy. I have small hands, and my Pantech was 5.3" tall and 2.7" wide, which was perfect. I didn't want a big phone, and I wouldn't want to go any bigger than the G5. But it has a nice large screen, easy to see and use features and keyboard. It has the new 7.0 Nougat, and coming from the 4.0, I can't tell if some things are on all Androids or are exclusive to the G5. I don't like the Google search bar on the home screen. You can't remove it, move it, or resize it. It's there. But there's a tutorial that tells you how to upload a new launcher, and you could pick one that doesn't have a search bar. Aside from that, all of the app icons are moveable and removable, and most all of the apps can be uninstalled. No more Google and AT&T bloatware that you never use that constantly wants updates. The lock screen is really cool, the clock and any notifications lightly flash across the screen when you bump or move the phone. You can also swipe to unlock then, so you don't even have to push a button to start the unlock process. I have not used the fingerprint lock since I prefer barely having to touch the phone to unlock it. I fully charged phone at 4 am Monday morning and plugged it in just today, Thursday, around noon when it was at 11% battery left. I leave my data on and use Facebook, Yahoo mail, WeatherBug and Google apps all the time, took tons of pictures and video of my dogs, played music, plus texting and a few phone calls. 3 1/2 days on one charge, so battery makes me happy. I like the camera. It's so much better than the 12.6mp camera on my Pantech. Love the ability to take several still shots in a few seconds and keep or discard the frames I wish. Love the slow motion video. Sound quality is good, but I think the volume up all the way on songs distorts the sound a bit. Speakerphone calls have been easy to hear. Alarms, ringtones, notifications all easy to hear. It took some time to figure out how to get my own ringtones into the ringtones folder, but the BBY guy said his phone is the same way, so I guess that's an Android thing. My Pantech you could copy any file and move or paste it anywhere you wanted. I can only drag the Bluetooth or Download folder to the ringtone folder and dump everything in it into ringtones, not individual files. You can 'copy to' or 'move to' but you can't put them anywhere you want to that I can find! But not a huge deal. I can personalize ringtones for different contacts. I can choose different notifications for mail, text, FB, etc. Since phone is not yet released, nobody has cases, so I had to buy online and I'm waiting for them. In the meantime, the phone isn't slippery, it's easy to hold on to. Like I said before, I like that I can just bump it to see the time and any notifications. I don't like that it doesn't show the number of texts or missed calls on the home screen icons. You have to pull down the scroll menu to see what all you've received. Also it has a Do Not Disturb button, but I can't find a simple button to put it on vibrate only. And when texting, it doesn't put a space after a comma, what the heck's up with that? That's probably an Android thing, too. Overall, I'm super happy with this phone. Staff at Best Buy has been super helpful as well, glad I bought it from them. If I have any issues, I will be sure to post them here and update my review. For less than $250, you can't go wrong on getting high end sound, screen, speed and camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great so far!

    Posted
    kylesd

    I did some research on this phone via the internet before I got it. Looked to be a descent phone for my needs. I had the Samsung S5 phone (shattered the screen which broke the microphone) and this phone is very comparable. The camera is as good or slightly worse than the S5's phone. I wish it was better, but I wasn't going to drop $500 plus on a phone just for a better camera, wife has a DSLR for that. I primarily use my phone for calls, texting, and internet browsing. Not a huge game player, and don't stream videos all day either. This phone has fit every need of mine listed above. Great call quality, texting is fast, have no complaints there. I got the 32gb/2gb ram phone, and sometimes when using it hard it will lag, but nothing to complain about, I consider it normal. The camera protrudes quite a bit, but once the case I ordered gets in, it wont be a concern. I like the moto navigation (swipe on the "home" button for back or recent apps). Takes a little getting used to, but getting more screen is worth it. The default photo app is Google Photos. This is a terrible app. Tries to get all of your photos online, and I hate that. I dont use that feature, but you cant disable it. Terribly annoying but what do you do, google controls your life when you get an android... My experience with Best Buy was similar to "KBarbour85" review. I walked into BB, and they of course tried selling me the S7. I told them that I would like one, but I dont need a $700 dollar phone for my needs. They accepted that with no further questions. They also said that none of these phones were in stock. I told them that it said it was in stock online, and they checked, and there it was! Overall a good experience. Finally, it is so nice getting an unlocked phone. No contracts, no worries. Just plug the sim card in and go!!! Four star rating is for Google photos being junk, camera could be better and the 3.5mm jack being on the bottom.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Stellar Phone from Motorola

    Posted
    KBarbour85
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I had my doubts when Lenovo purchased Motorola. I purchased the Moto G4 Plus when it came out and I was amazed by that phone, even though it was considered a low-mid range phone. I got a little excited when I received an email from Motorola saying the G5 was coming out soon. Since I was curious about the new specs, style and of course price, I went to their website to read about it. When I started seeing the new metal body, slightly updated chip, and it only comes in 32 or 64 GB, I surely​ thought the price would be higher (much higher). When I got to the end and saw the starting price of $230, I couldn't believe it. I went to my local BB to trade some things in to get it, and that took a rather long time. They weren't courteous, as usual, and they didn't know what I was talking about when I said I wanted to purchase a Moto G5 Plus. They sent me over to the phone people, who in turn were not as nice. They told me they don't have any on hand and weren't getting any. I let them know their website says they have it and I verified with the BB 800 number that they had 2 on hand. He told me they don't have any because their computer says they don't have any. I let him know that I work retail as well and computers can be wrong and asked him to physically look. After opening 4 cabinets and then going to the drawer that has the unlocked phones, guess what was in there? The Moto G5 Plus. Long story short, I love the phone. I have had no issues since having it and my phone has been unplugged since 6:30 this morning and I am at 81% left, and that's after many phone calls, lots of texts and surfing the internet. I couldn't be any happier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great alternative to a flagship Android phone

    Posted
    Michael
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'm a fan of investing in an unlocked phone and not signing 2-year contracts with major carriers so this works perfectly. Also, the price point is about midrange so it's more expensive than an economy phone, but you do get the watered down features of a flagship phone without dropping 7 to 8 bills. The Current Android 7.0 that it runs is now outdated but there is the talk of an upgrade to 8.0 Oreo later this 2018 year. The previous Moto G models used to be water resistant, however, this G5 model doesn't claim to be anymore. The most attractive feature, in my opinion, is the ability to add an external Micro SD card and format it as NATIVE INTERNAL MEMORY! So you might be buying the Moto G5 32gb model, but if you invest in a 64gb sd card, for example, you are able to use 96gb as space to install apps and use for internal memory. Of course, the full space is not available due to Android System use and formatting restrictions, but the point is that you'll not have to run out of memory as you would with most internal memory restricted phones. The processor is conservative and 2gb of memory is a little light, but haven't really run into problems yet. I noticed that some heavy memory applications crash from time to time (Gmail, facebook messenger) but only if I forget I have 10 applications running. The rear 12mp camera is adequate. Great pictures if it's a perfect environment because the ability to correct for conditions is very basic. The front camera is decent (5mp). And the Fingerprint sensor is extremely useful as a lot of apps are now integrating that as a secure sign-in which saves time. It includes a Turbopower Charger which is nice if you need a quick charge, but the battery usually lasts me all day until I'm able to charge it at night even with a lot of processes running (location, wi-fi, cell standby on). Overall, it's a great phone and had had the G model since the 3rd generation and am impressed with its features versus the price comparison.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't trust the hype

    Posted
    Kiasamone

    I did some research on this phone and it seemed solid so I was excited to get this phone everyone seemed to rave about. I had a Moto x second generation I loved that phone but the camera could have been better. I will start by saying what I like about g5 plus is the texting format, the phone is pretty I like the forward facing camera as well as the look of videos other than that this phone is horrible. Things I don't like that may seem minor but over time it could become bothersome like not having a photo gallery leaving Google your only source for pictures. If you try to get Moto g gallery app this phone is not compatible so forget it.The rear camera is unbelievably flat and washed out sometimes the picture comes out half clear and half blurr. Another huge problem is people complaining about me sounding as if I'm under water while I hear them perfectly fine. Google maps gives a wrong directions or completely freeze. It lags big time it's very slow even on 4g I'm use to getting a page as soon as i hit search.It constantly crashes my phone has gone completely black several times.T he speaker sounds like it's on the lowest level when at maximum sound. Recordings look good but has a lot of background noise . A lot of people want this phone for the camera trust me the pictures are heavily filtered and sometimes blurry. It's odd that when you capture the picture it looks great until it changes to the final resolution. If you don't believe my complaints are valid Google it and you will find identical and consistent complaints. No phone is perfect but it at least should be functional for talking . Returning this brick

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Phone for the Price in 2017!

    Posted
    Eclipze5521
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Coming from an expensive flagship from 2016, I decided to save some money and opt for a less-expensive device this year, and came upon the Moto G5 Plus. Initially, I was torn whether to buy the lower-end model (with 2GB of RAM), or pay extra for double the RAM/storage. In the end, I decided on the lower-end model, and I am glad I did. The performance of this phone is excellent. Coming from a flagship, I noticed absolutely no lag or slow-downs whatsoever (and I use many apps, from social media to games to productivity). The only time I noticed that the phone had limited RAM was when apps would occasionally re-load when multi-tasking, but this wasn't a big deal. Unless you intend to use graphic-intensive or RAM-hungry apps, I would go for the lower end model. The phone has expandable storage via a microSD card, but I never needed this; 32GB is plenty of storage for my needs. Coming from a Quad-HD display, I never complained about this 1080p screen. It is clear and sharp, and gets bright enough for when you're outside, and dim enough for at-night use. It's smaller than I'm used to, but Motorola included gestures in the fingerprint reader (which is good, too) that allows you to remove the on-screen navigation buttons on the bottom in-lieu of the gestures. It take a little while to get used too, but I ended up enjoying this feature, and the extra screen was nice. The phone has a single front-facing speaker embedded in the earpiece, and it is fine, through it isn't nearly as loud as I am used too. Don't expect to hear anything coming from the speaker in a loud room. In my experience, the battery life is the single best thing about this phone. I consistently got two full days worth of use per charge, with about 6 hours of screen-on time between the two days. I'll admit, it takes about 3 hours to charge from empty to full, but personally, this wasn't much of an issue. My only real complaint about the phone is the camera - it's mediocre at best. Even in the best lighting conditions, the photos it takes aren't very sharp, and there always seems to be background noise, regardless of what the subject is. Perhaps I am just used to a flagship smartphone camera, but if you need a smartphone that takes good pictures, I would look somewhere else. If you're like me, and only take a few pictures anyway, this really isn't a big issue. Overall, I was deeply impressed with this phone. Coming from a flagship smartphone, I wouldn't of guessed that a phone that cost $500 less than my previous phone could bring this much value. I never had problems with service connectivity, and almost all the aspects of this phone are comparable to that of much-more expensive flagship device. I highly recommend this smartphone to almost anyone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Budget Option

    Posted
    Shvian
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Originally bought this as a backup phone just to have. Ended up returning my LG G6 the day that I received this phone. Nothing against the G6. I loved that phone's camera, design, and materials. However that's just the thing. This phone does everything that the high end smartphones do with the exception of NFC. Personally, I don't use Android Pay anyway, so it wasn't an issue for me. I couldn't justify the cost of $700+ for a premium smartphone whether it was an LG, Samsung, Apple, or whatever. Paying that much to just have a phone made out of glass and metal rather than glass and plastic wasn't worth it for me when this phone serves what I need to do just as well. The camera in this phone is not bad like some will have you believe. It uses the same sensor as the praised Galaxy S7/8. The differences between this phones pictures and those are due to the faster processors supporting better photo processing techniques and finer software tuning. Comparing this camera to the G6, it was able to capture low light photos with less noise but less detail. The fingerprint reader works as well as any flagship phone and even has support for gestures on it. All in all, very reasonable. The 8 core processor in this phone runs the nearly stock Android 7.0 perfectly with no noticeable differences between it and the Google Pixel or LG G6 (both of which I have owned). The Pixel had the best picture quality, the LG had the best screen, and the Moto has the best value. So it depends what you're looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone!

    Posted
    Chuey1981
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I cant say enough about this phone. I love it! I wanted to write this review because there was some concern on my part regarding whether you can use it with Verizon prepaid. The answer is yes...I came from Sprint prepaid and in general I don't think I will ever switch back to a contract phone. I love the fact that I can leave whenever I want and have a lot more flexibility...the only downside is full price phones. Anyway, I had no problem with setup whatsoever. I ordered the phone and when I got it didn't do a thing with it at first. I wanted to go to the store and just have them do it all. I went to a Verizon CORPORATE store, and told them I was unhappy with Sprint prepaid and wanted to switch to Verizon prepaid. Within a half hour I was done. The only thing I recommend doing is calling your current provider for your account number to make it easier to port your account/number over. I simply did it in the store and all was well....if you are prepaid and ask for your account number they will immediately know why you are asking for it....I wanted to say well because Sprint sucks...but I bit my tongue. lol The phone itself is fast and I was able to install every app I could think of that I would use and I still have 20GB internal remaining. Plus it can hold up to a 256gb SD card which is great. Also, if you ever run out of internal it allows you to combine your SD card with internal memory....another great feature. The screen is bright and the functionality/ease of use of the phone is top notch. Another item worth mentioning is bloatware. This phone HARDLY HAS ANY! ....Something that is becoming increasingly rare. I got a tempered glass protector for the screen from SuperShieldz and a Incipio - NGP Case from Best Buy as well. True, phones like the Samsung S8 will have features that this doesn't but for than more 90% of people out there, this phone is more than enough. Also, I think the camera is great especially for a cell phone. Oh, almost forgot I love the fingerprint button, I use it on a lot of apps for security and can be used to lock the phone as well. There is nothing about this phone I don't like and I absolutely love being back on Verizon...bye Sprint! LOL PS..Ask for Nano SIM from Verizon, same one used in mini-droid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about GPS navigation, connectivity, reception and price. Editors have mixed opinions about portability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 91/100 = Excellent quality.
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  • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5April 13, 2018
    Moto G5 Plus review: A great budget smartphone, now replaced by the G5S Plus
    The Moto G5 Plus wasn't the budget masterpiece we were hoping for, but the G5S Plus improves on past mistakesFull Review
  • T3 (UK)T3.com on April 6, 2018
    Moto G5 Plus review: a five star phone with a three star camera
    The G5 Plus is good, but murky photos and poor 4K let it down.Full Review
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    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.Full Review
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