Moto G5 Grey -SIM Free @ Tesco Direct for £149
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Moto G5 Grey -SIM Free @ Tesco Direct for £149

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Found 23rd May 2017
Dont Forget John Lewis price match for extra year warranty

With its sleek metallic finish and high-grade aluminium build, the Motorola Moto G5 smartphone delivers unlimited performance. A bright 5-inch screen with Full HD resolution allows you to make the most out of the Moto G5’s Android's Nougat operating system.

The Motorola Moto G5 features 2 cameras, with a 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP front-facing camera. Make sure you never miss a moment with the rear-camera’s quick launch function, simply launch the camera by twisting your wrist twice using Moto Actions. The camera also features phase detection technology to let your focus your photos faster than ever. To help the front camera take those perfect selfies, you can activate ‘beautification mode’ to airbrush away imperfections and always look camera-ready.

The Moto G5 comes with 16GB of internal storage, with the capability of expanding it up to 128GB via a microSD card. Complete with a 1.4GHz processor speed, this smartphone comes bundled with a 10W microUSB rapid charger, letting your charge your phone in just a few minutes.

This phone is SIM card free.
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diddydavro

I don't agree that the ZTE is the better phone. Here's the comparative … I don't agree that the ZTE is the better phone. Here's the comparative spec from GSMArena, you make up you mind: http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8293&idPhone3=0&sSearch2=moto+g5&idPhone2=8454


they never said it was a better phone
they said it was better value for money which is different
Banterlicious

Would anyone recommend this over a Honor 6X at £199?Thanks in advance for … Would anyone recommend this over a Honor 6X at £199?Thanks in advance for any insight.



Just my personal opinion but I'd always favour a phone with at least 32GB of storage. App sizes are getting out of control so it's nice not to have to worry about that or getting the running low on storage notification.

I think at the moment if you're looking around £200 take a look at the Lenovo P2 for £209 from 3
hotukdeals.com/dea…354

5.5" AMOLED, 4/32GB, Snapdragon 625 and a huge 5100mAh battery.
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Just bought this phone, took a bit of getting used to after using a Samsung for years. I bought the 3gb / dual SIM for about 25 quid more off Amazon. Good battery life, not a laggy phone.
kencol

Just bought this phone, took a bit of getting used to after using a … Just bought this phone, took a bit of getting used to after using a Samsung for years. I bought the 3gb / dual SIM for about 25 quid more off Amazon. Good battery life, not a laggy phone.


Did you get sick of Samsung ?
Is it worth upgrading from my Moto 3?
micpwelsh

Did you get sick of Samsung ?



same here, always had samsung phones but the price of there phones are getting a joke, got the moto g4 plus. Love dual sim phones which samsung do not sell in this country!
Bought the 3Gb version from Amazon for my wife to replace her broken Vodafone Smart Ultra 6. It's a great phone and has a quality feel to without paying crazy prices, nice screen, very responsive, decent battery life. However, having just picked up the ZTE Blade hotukdeals.com/dea…206 for £75 with top-up and £1.29 to unlock of eBay (in less than an hour), IMHO the ZTE Blade is better value for money and would of bought that over the Moto if I knew about it earlier.
MacPhisto

Bought the 3Gb version from Amazon for my wife to replace her broken … Bought the 3Gb version from Amazon for my wife to replace her broken Vodafone Smart Ultra 6. It's a great phone and has a quality feel to without paying crazy prices, nice screen, very responsive, decent battery life. However, having just picked up the ZTE Blade http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/zte-blade-vodafone-65-pay-go-basket-price-75-with-top-up-2gb-ram-16gb-memory-2685206 for £75 with top-up and £1.29 to unlock of eBay (in less than an hour), IMHO the ZTE Blade is better value for money and would of bought that over the Moto if I knew about it earlier.


I don't agree that the ZTE is the better phone. Here's the comparative spec from GSMArena, you make up you mind: gsmarena.com/com…454
diddydavro

I don't agree that the ZTE is the better phone. Here's the comparative … I don't agree that the ZTE is the better phone. Here's the comparative spec from GSMArena, you make up you mind: http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8293&idPhone3=0&sSearch2=moto+g5&idPhone2=8454


they never said it was a better phone
they said it was better value for money which is different
diddydavro

I don't agree that the ZTE is the better phone. Here's the comparative … I don't agree that the ZTE is the better phone. Here's the comparative spec from GSMArena, you make up you mind: http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8293&idPhone3=0&sSearch2=moto+g5&idPhone2=8454



I said ZTE was better value for money and comparing specs doesn't mean anything, it depends more on the individuals use of the phone.

Having used both phones, personally I prefer the feel and slimness of the ZTE but the screen size of the Moto. In actual use there was nothing between them, apps installed at a similar speed, screen responsiveness, loading and use of apps. Neither phone are used for playing games so couldn't make any comparisons there.

For general use, social media, emails, web browsing, the occasional phone call I wouldn't spend twice the money on the Moto G5 if I had to do it again.

But then again, both are only new phones, ask me again in 6-12 months and I might have a different answer
Would anyone recommend this over a Honor 6X at £199?

Thanks in advance for any insight.
Would have bought from Tesco, but no longer on Quidco, so you lost a sale there Tesco if youre reading this...
Moto it's no longer value for money compared to honor huawei. Bought last week g5 plus for f1.7 camera which share same sensor as S7.What disappointment I compare it with my honor 8 , LG g4 and LG g5, In terms of noise, dynamic range and details it's crap. Screen response lagissh compared to my previous p8 lite and honor 5c. Speaker volume compared to g3 tiny and flat sound.Moto it's over the last one value for money was g3. I was lucky as paid only £135 second hand on Gumtree and sold back for 200, If you want good phone no grey import with warranty look for honor on vmall or 2 hand on flebay as 1 negative point they don't keep value, same story with LG.
Really don't want to continue being mugged off every other year in the flagship trap, so going for a midranger this time.

Not sure whether I should get a G5 or a G5plus (from motorola's website when they start accepting the Unidays 10% off code again). Only use for mostly offline playback of google play/spotify, light browsing, google maps, banking and whatnot, nothing intensive, no gaming. I know a G5 would be fine, but I don't want to be wanting to upgrade after a year because of how long it takes to load a browser for example.

Any advice? Thank you :]
Rich_T

same here, always had samsung phones but the price of there phones are … same here, always had samsung phones but the price of there phones are getting a joke, got the moto g4 plus. Love dual sim phones which samsung do not sell in this country!



Yes dual SIM rules. Put a PAYG sim in the first tray for calls and SMS, then a 3 data SIM in the second tray. Very cheap way of running a phone thats much cheaper than the cheapest of contracts.
MacPhisto

Bought the 3Gb version from Amazon for my wife to replace her broken … Bought the 3Gb version from Amazon for my wife to replace her broken Vodafone Smart Ultra 6. It's a great phone and has a quality feel to without paying crazy prices, nice screen, very responsive, decent battery life. However, having just picked up the ZTE Blade http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/zte-blade-vodafone-65-pay-go-basket-price-75-with-top-up-2gb-ram-16gb-memory-2685206 for £75 with top-up and £1.29 to unlock of eBay (in less than an hour), IMHO the ZTE Blade is better value for money and would of bought that over the Moto if I knew about it earlier.



In the short term you are right, the ZTE will be better value. A few years down the line, the extra 1GB ram on the Moto you bought will come into its own as the ZTE will be a lag fest in comparison.
Banterlicious

Would anyone recommend this over a Honor 6X at £199?Thanks in advance for … Would anyone recommend this over a Honor 6X at £199?Thanks in advance for any insight.



Just my personal opinion but I'd always favour a phone with at least 32GB of storage. App sizes are getting out of control so it's nice not to have to worry about that or getting the running low on storage notification.

I think at the moment if you're looking around £200 take a look at the Lenovo P2 for £209 from 3
hotukdeals.com/dea…354

5.5" AMOLED, 4/32GB, Snapdragon 625 and a huge 5100mAh battery.
lordbil

Moto it's no longer value for money compared to honor huawei. Bought last … Moto it's no longer value for money compared to honor huawei. Bought last week g5 plus for f1.7 camera which share same sensor as S7.What disappointment I compare it with my honor 8 , LG g4 and LG g5, In terms of noise, dynamic range and details it's crap. Screen response lagissh compared to my previous p8 lite and honor 5c. Speaker volume compared to g3 tiny and flat sound.Moto it's over the last one value for money was g3. I was lucky as paid only £135 second hand on Gumtree and sold back for 200, If you want good phone no grey import with warranty look for honor on vmall or 2 hand on flebay as 1 negative point they don't keep value, same story with LG.



I know where your coming from lordbil. I bought my mother a P9 lite from EE @ £139 just before Christmas. Apart from the awful launcher, (swiftly replaced with Google Now Launcher,) the P9 Lite shocked me in how good it was. I don't know what Huawei are doing with there batteries but the P9 Lite is insane.
spruceyb

Just my personal opinion but I'd always favour a phone with at least 32GB … Just my personal opinion but I'd always favour a phone with at least 32GB of storage. App sizes are getting out of control so it's nice not to have to worry about that or getting the running low on storage notification.I think at the moment if you're looking around £200 take a look at the Lenovo P2 for £209 from 3http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-p2-huge-battery-fast-charging-decent-specs-199-10-top-up-three-26003545.5" AMOLED, 4/32GB, Snapdragon 625 and a huge 5100mAh battery.



Totally agree. If I had around £200 to spend, I'd be all over this. 4GB ram, Dual SIM, OLED screen plus the best battery life of any phone, what's not to like?
Conchiron

Really don't want to continue being mugged off every other year in the … Really don't want to continue being mugged off every other year in the flagship trap, so going for a midranger this time.Not sure whether I should get a G5 or a G5plus (from motorola's website when they start accepting the Unidays 10% off code again). Only use for mostly offline playback of google play/spotify, light browsing, google maps, banking and whatnot, nothing intensive, no gaming. I know a G5 would be fine, but I don't want to be wanting to upgrade after a year because of how long it takes to load a browser for example.Any advice? Thank you :]



I highly recommend the Global Xiaomi note 4 from aliexpress for £112
Much much better spec than this, super fast with all official updates and very popular on HUKD

snapdragon 430 vs 625
2gb RAM 16 ROM vs 3GB/32GB
2800 Mah vs 4100 Mah battery
Rich_T

same here, always had samsung phones but the price of there phones are … same here, always had samsung phones but the price of there phones are getting a joke, got the moto g4 plus. Love dual sim phones which samsung do not sell in this country!



TBH that's not Samsung's fault - our network operators use their purchasing muscle to 'discourage' Samsung from selling dual sims in the UK market. In terms of cost of production, the difference is minimal.
Masteryates

In the short term you are right, the ZTE will be better value. A few … In the short term you are right, the ZTE will be better value. A few years down the line, the extra 1GB ram on the Moto you bought will come into its own as the ZTE will be a lag fest in comparison.



I don't think a single phone of mine has lasted more than a year (at least none that has a touch screen). My first honor 8c lasted a few weeks before I killed it.
jaydeeuk1

I don't think a single phone of mine has lasted more than a year (at … I don't think a single phone of mine has lasted more than a year (at least none that has a touch screen). My first honor 8c lasted a few weeks before I killed it.



Unlucky you Jay. My LG G2 managed 2 years before I sold it on, and my mothers Nexus 4 did a 4 year stretch.
I have been a loyal Samsung phone customer for years and have been happy with them, however their prices have increased and to get the latest Samsung you are looking at £600 upwards to purchase out right, so I decided to take a risk and go towards a budget phone. Moto G5 pleasantly surprised me, a good build, the specs were more than enough for daily browsing and using apps, I went for the Amazon 3GB ram, so running multiple applications are a breeze. The build quality and spec may not be near the latest Samsung's however for a below £200 mobile for daily average use, this is a winner. Plus battery life I find very good, lasts two days for me.
Edited by: "Barnes1990" 24th May 2017
Masteryates

Totally agree. If I had around £200 to spend, I'd be all over this. 4GB … Totally agree. If I had around £200 to spend, I'd be all over this. 4GB ram, Dual SIM, OLED screen plus the best battery life of any phone, what's not to like?



​Well the biggest problem with the Lenovo P2 is the camera which is utter crap. And don't even know if that YouTube lag is sorted or not.

This phone has a much better camera compared to P2 and is way cheaper.
I just want a half decent phone for no more than a hundred quid, with a screen no bigger than 5." I don't do gaming or anything like that. Just listen to as bit of music, browsing and Facebook. Any recommendations?
Taksim_Red

I just want a half decent phone for no more than a hundred quid, with a … I just want a half decent phone for no more than a hundred quid, with a screen no bigger than 5." I don't do gaming or anything like that. Just listen to as bit of music, browsing and Facebook. Any recommendations?



I'd recommend getting a cheap pay monthly deal on a Moto G4. Something like this:

shop.tescomobile.com/pay…iff?sku=57282

It's a great phone for the price. It's fairly big so I'd check it in advance to make sure you're happy with it. £180 would be the cost for the phone plus data and calls over 2 years which isn't bad.


Edited by: "gloryhunting" 24th May 2017
Taksim_Red

I just want a half decent phone for no more than a hundred quid, with a … I just want a half decent phone for no more than a hundred quid, with a screen no bigger than 5." I don't do gaming or anything like that. Just listen to as bit of music, browsing and Facebook. Any recommendations?



​The Alcatel Idol 4 deal at Sainsburys PhoneShop is still available. Its probably the best value deal at the moment for only £99. The screen is 5.2" but its the same physical size as most 5" phones. There is a lot included in the box too (VR headset, JBL earphones, 2 cases, screen protector).
barnehurst

Would have bought from Tesco, but no longer on Quidco, so you lost a sale … Would have bought from Tesco, but no longer on Quidco, so you lost a sale there Tesco if youre reading this...



​How much were Quidco offering?
G5 Plus is down to £229 at CPW, supposedly a much much better phone than the G5 according to most reviews.

I can't get the link to work, sorry. Not sure if it's a limited time offer as it was £269 the other day.


Also another £5 off via Quidco.
Edited by: "markwalton400" 24th May 2017
Rich_T

same here, always had samsung phones but the price of there phones are … same here, always had samsung phones but the price of there phones are getting a joke, got the moto g4 plus. Love dual sim phones which samsung do not sell in this country!


what is the benefit of dual sim? I've never understood a reason to have a phone with it
timblake9

what is the benefit of dual sim? I've never understood a reason to have a … what is the benefit of dual sim? I've never understood a reason to have a phone with it


Have one of those decent data plans with your usual mins/texts (works out cheaper sometimes)
Work sim and personal sim on the same phone.
If you go away you can use a foreign sim (assuming its unlocked) for texts and calls while there but have your personal sim still on to receive messages if thats important to you (although roaming deals are decent these days)

There's a few uses. None Id use personally mind but there are uses.
Is this dual sim? How does it compare to a One Plus 2?

At this price, I'd rather get the Nextbit Robin from Amazon.
Has 32GB internal storage and mine updated to Nougat a few weeks ago.
I read that the Dual SIM G5 (not this model) does not have 3G+3G (or 4G+3G) on both SIMS at the same time like the dual SIM G4+ does. Something to check especially if you're a Three customer....
"The Motorola G5 features two cameras" - unbelievable, what a game changer!!
abhijitdash123

Well the biggest problem with the Lenovo P2 is the camera which is utter … Well the biggest problem with the Lenovo P2 is the camera which is utter crap. And don't even know if that YouTube lag is sorted or not.This phone has a much better camera compared to P2 and is way cheaper.



As reported plenty of times on Youtube, and it's getting a bit tiring the rumours about this phone, the camera is not crap, it is mediocre especially in low light, and the youtube lipsync has been fixed with Nougat.

rohitmkiller

"The Motorola G5 features two cameras" - unbelievable, what a game … "The Motorola G5 features two cameras" - unbelievable, what a game changer!!



I thought it meant it had dual rear cameras with that blurb, like the Huawei P9 etc
Masteryates

In the short term you are right, the ZTE will be better value. A few … In the short term you are right, the ZTE will be better value. A few years down the line, the extra 1GB ram on the Moto you bought will come into its own as the ZTE will be a lag fest in comparison.



Plus this Moto far more likely to get updates. My wife's previous two ZTE phones never had any iirc.
The Moto G4 is a better phone technically. The G5 is only better if you want a shiny metal case instead of a plastic one.
I recently bought the slightly more expensive 3gb of ram version (only on Amazon I believe and I'm not referring to the plus model) and for the money I'm delighted. No lag and near-stock Android. I like the idea of the duel-sim (personal and work number) but the second sim slot is lost when you use an SD card.

I read quite a few reviews/comparisons before buying and this phone was consistently near the top. For the average user, with average needs I believe this is a good, all-round safe bet.

Edited by: "markinoxon" 24th May 2017
Guest991145

The Moto G4 is a better phone technically. The G5 is only better if you … The Moto G4 is a better phone technically. The G5 is only better if you want a shiny metal case instead of a plastic one.


Really with the bad gfhosting issues it had...i had to return 2 for this problem and over heating issues
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