Moto G5 Plus, 32GB & SIM Free (reduced from £269.99) £199.99 @ Currys
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Moto G5 Plus, 32GB & SIM Free (reduced from £269.99) £199.99 @ Currys

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Found 11th Nov
Both Grey and Gold available at this price + UK based supplier.

Specs:
Android 7.0 (Nougat)
5.2" IPS LCD touchscreen/1080 x 1920 pixels/424 ppi/Corning Gorilla Glass 3
12 MP rear camera/5 MP front facing/30fps Full HD recording
2.0 GHz octa-core processor (Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625)
Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
Sensor:
- Fingerprint (front-mounted)
- Accelerometer
- Gyro
- Proximity
microSD (up to 256 GB)
Bluetooth 4.2
NFC & GPS
1 Year Manufacturer Guarantee

Top comments

I'm actually writing this on a Moto G5 Plus so hopefully I can help people. I bought mine on eGlobal for £185 about a month ago. The website is a bit strange and I hear their customer service is terrible, but at the same time fortunately my phone did arrive as described after about 3 days without issue.

I have an imported international version which is slightly upgraded, but not massively so. The UK model has 3GB RAM but my international version has 4GB. Shouldn't make much difference in general use. Mine also has dual SiM but the UK version is single SIM. I don't use dual SIM so it's irrelevant to me, but may be worth noting for others?

Aside from that, the UK and International version both support Android Pay if that's of interest. The USA version doesn't. The USA version has a compass though, which the UK and International version don't. The compass isnt needed for Sat Nav when driving. However it is helpful if using if for walking directions. Not essential, but it doesn't orientate the map to the direction you're facing.

I upgraded from an iPhone and have no regrets. The phone looks great, is incredibly responsive, had great battery life, a bright screen and generally feels far more expensive than it is. Genuinely a bargain at £185 - £200 range when you consider what fully featured phones from other providers cost. It uses Android Nougat at the moment but an upgrade to Oreo is already confirmed as coming. It's pretty much stock Android installed, which is great, with only a few unobtrusive additional shortcuts which are actually handy.

Last point is on the camera. The rear camera is surprisingly decent, especially in high light conditions. It doesn't rival higher end phones but it is more than acceptable. It is probably the only part of the package that gives away that this isn't a £700+ phone, but I don't think anyone would have any significant complaints about its quality. Video looks particularly good on it and it can even record 4k. The camera is also fast and responsive so highly usable.

All in all, highly recommended.
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The link takes you to g5 and not g5s

currys does not sell g5s

OP please correct title to Moto G5 Plus. Thank you.

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TheHun623 m ago

OP please correct title to Moto G5 Plus. Thank you.



Done now - sorry my bad.

Moto G5 Plus is made with 2Gb ram and 3 GB Ram

Which one is this??
Edited by: "cullies" 11th Nov

Moto G5 Plus comes with 3GB RAM

So now directly comparable with the Nokia 6 which I just bought.

Compare this to the 5g plus s and other phone of a similar spec (i.e HTC), its not all that very good of a phone, 12mp camera and the reviews are not very good, its not dual sim, i dont think it has turbo charge etc etc. Worth a punt for those that do not expect much from a phone i.e. day to day stuff otherwise save abit more and go for the 5 g plus s. I have the 4 plus and it considering this is model up, mine still beats the pants of this.
Edited by: "mitchx121" 11th Nov

nice phone , good price

the only problem is lack of updates. Nothing since January on mine

great deal. ordered thanks

Does this suffer from ghosting?

fishmaster50 m ago

Now I'm confused as gsmarena says 4GB RAM …Now I'm confused as gsmarena says 4GB RAM >https://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_moto_g5_plus-8453.phpAny advance on 4GB?


The link you have pasted shows a 32 GB, 3 GB RAM version and thats what is available in the UK. 4GB RAM model was for India as far as i know but not here.

It's conceivable that the G5S Plus may come close to this price for Black Friday, bearing in mind a few of us who ordered from Amazon within the first week of preorder were fortunate enough to get that phone for £200.82.

That being the case it's a judgement call. The 5.5 inch screen may be too big for some, so this coupled with a greater pixel density maybe to your advantage.

Secondly the rear camera on the G5 plus with its 1.7 aperture is arguably better than the 2.0 aperture of the dual lens G5S plus. It has been noted that the dual lens functionality is very limited with some flaws.

Thirdly a slightly smaller screen should equate to slightly more battery life.

On the other hand the G5S plus' larger screen is a boon for gaming and video fans.

The all-metal body of the G5S plus really does look and feel premium and looks every bit as good as a flagship costing 3 times the price.

The front selfie camera is 8 megapixel and comes with a flash, whereas the G5 Plus is only 5 megapixel.

Finally the G5 Plus out-of-box runs on Android 7.0, whereas the G5S Plus runs on Android 7.1 although this difference should soon be negated with the Oreo update due soon on both handsets.

So in conclusion 3 deciding factors. Screen size, rear camera and whatever deal that gives you the best pound for pound value.
Edited by: "TheHun6" 11th Nov

cartyboy1 h, 10 m ago

£185 on …£185 on eglobalhttps://www.eglobalcentral.co.uk/?gclid=CjwKCAiA3JrQBRBtEiwAN7cEGmg3RrBpqqx_2pVw_WvN3tcJ6Y_ZKFAa7PzzvXwZyL3wtxTf59-ubhoCq1oQAvD_BwE#/product/20894


reviews of eglobal pretty dire if trustpilot is anything to go by!

I'm actually writing this on a Moto G5 Plus so hopefully I can help people. I bought mine on eGlobal for £185 about a month ago. The website is a bit strange and I hear their customer service is terrible, but at the same time fortunately my phone did arrive as described after about 3 days without issue.

I have an imported international version which is slightly upgraded, but not massively so. The UK model has 3GB RAM but my international version has 4GB. Shouldn't make much difference in general use. Mine also has dual SiM but the UK version is single SIM. I don't use dual SIM so it's irrelevant to me, but may be worth noting for others?

Aside from that, the UK and International version both support Android Pay if that's of interest. The USA version doesn't. The USA version has a compass though, which the UK and International version don't. The compass isnt needed for Sat Nav when driving. However it is helpful if using if for walking directions. Not essential, but it doesn't orientate the map to the direction you're facing.

I upgraded from an iPhone and have no regrets. The phone looks great, is incredibly responsive, had great battery life, a bright screen and generally feels far more expensive than it is. Genuinely a bargain at £185 - £200 range when you consider what fully featured phones from other providers cost. It uses Android Nougat at the moment but an upgrade to Oreo is already confirmed as coming. It's pretty much stock Android installed, which is great, with only a few unobtrusive additional shortcuts which are actually handy.

Last point is on the camera. The rear camera is surprisingly decent, especially in high light conditions. It doesn't rival higher end phones but it is more than acceptable. It is probably the only part of the package that gives away that this isn't a £700+ phone, but I don't think anyone would have any significant complaints about its quality. Video looks particularly good on it and it can even record 4k. The camera is also fast and responsive so highly usable.

All in all, highly recommended.

Does this have the same type of Active Display as on the Motorola X e.g. screen notifications that pulse on and off rather than the "always on" type found in Samsungs these days?
Edited by: "shivsena" 11th Nov

I've got it and it's great. No issues. Won't be going back to Samsung. Android Oreo due for release on the G5 plus next month.

Pierre2k1 h, 2 m ago

I'm actually writing this on a Moto G5 Plus so hopefully I can help …I'm actually writing this on a Moto G5 Plus so hopefully I can help people. I bought mine on eGlobal for £185 about a month ago. The website is a bit strange and I hear their customer service is terrible, but at the same time fortunately my phone did arrive as described after about 3 days without issue.I have an imported international version which is slightly upgraded, but not massively so. The UK model has 3GB RAM but my international version has 4GB. Shouldn't make much difference in general use. Mine also has dual SiM but the UK version is single SIM. I don't use dual SIM so it's irrelevant to me, but may be worth noting for others?Aside from that, the UK and International version both support Android Pay if that's of interest. The USA version doesn't. The USA version has a compass though, which the UK and International version don't. The compass isnt needed for Sat Nav when driving. However it is helpful if using if for walking directions. Not essential, but it doesn't orientate the map to the direction you're facing.I upgraded from an iPhone and have no regrets. The phone looks great, is incredibly responsive, had great battery life, a bright screen and generally feels far more expensive than it is. Genuinely a bargain at £185 - £200 range when you consider what fully featured phones from other providers cost. It uses Android Nougat at the moment but an upgrade to Oreo is already confirmed as coming. It's pretty much stock Android installed, which is great, with only a few unobtrusive additional shortcuts which are actually handy.Last point is on the camera. The rear camera is surprisingly decent, especially in high light conditions. It doesn't rival higher end phones but it is more than acceptable. It is probably the only part of the package that gives away that this isn't a £700+ phone, but I don't think anyone would have any significant complaints about its quality. Video looks particularly good on it and it can even record 4k. The camera is also fast and responsive so highly usable.All in all, highly recommended.


Thanks for the info. Much appreciated

I need to replace my nexus 5x which has died max budget of £200 and a good camera is my number one priority as I have a young son who I love taking pics of in all lighting conditions. Is this my best bet camera wise for the price would you say? The camera on my 5x was amazing.
Edited by: "ScampiLamp" 11th Nov

ScampiLamp1 h, 26 m ago

I need to replace my nexus 5x which has died max budget of £200 and a …I need to replace my nexus 5x which has died max budget of £200 and a good camera is my number one priority as I have a young son who I love taking pics of in all lighting conditions. Is this my best bet camera wise for the price would you say? The camera on my 5x was amazing.


I've no idea what the camera on the Nexus 5x was like, and camera quality has at least some degree of subjectivity so I can't categorically say this is the phone for you. However, in the £200 price range I do believe this is supposed to be one of the best cameras you can get. It's the same sensor as on in the Samsung S7 apparently, albeit there is more to the camera than just the sensor and I won't suggest it's as good here as on a premium high end Samsung phone.

All I can tell you is that the camera is good. As for lighting conditions, every single camera phone is worse in dark conditions. Even the high end ones. The camera on this phone is fine in the dark but it does introduce some noise to the image. I used it in Blackpool during the illuminations with my kids and got some good shots that I'm happy with, but i can't deny the camera on my wife's iPhone 7 is sharper.

cartyboy4 h, 27 m ago

£185 on …£185 on eglobalhttps://www.eglobalcentral.co.uk/?gclid=CjwKCAiA3JrQBRBtEiwAN7cEGmg3RrBpqqx_2pVw_WvN3tcJ6Y_ZKFAa7PzzvXwZyL3wtxTf59-ubhoCq1oQAvD_BwE#/product/20894


Pay the extra and don't support such a dubious company as for the sake of only £15 it's not worth the risk.

mitchx12114 h, 40 m ago

Compare this to the 5g plus s and other phone of a similar spec (i.e HTC), …Compare this to the 5g plus s and other phone of a similar spec (i.e HTC), its not all that very good of a phone, 12mp camera and the reviews are not very good, its not dual sim, i dont think it has turbo charge etc etc. Worth a punt for those that do not expect much from a phone i.e. day to day stuff otherwise save abit more and go for the 5 g plus s. I have the 4 plus and it considering this is model up, mine still beats the pants of this.


This is a surprisingly harsh appraisal IMO. I did a lot of research before buying my G5 Plus and most of the reviews are very positive. Lots of comments like "this is the new mid-range king" and best value phone. Not suggesting it's a perfect phone but Id take it over a G4 plus.

If you must have dual SIM the international version has it, but personally I don't see the point. Your needs may of course vary.

I can confirm that this phone definitely does have turbo charging.

I paid £185 for mine, but I'd have been happy if it had been £300+. In fact, I've been blown away at how much it doesn't feel, respond or look like a budget phone. My Dad has an entry level smartphone that really is as basic as they come. The G5 Plus is nothing like that. It's a fully featured smart phone that does everything you'd expect. I've even played a few games such as the 3D Zen Pinball and it runs smooth as butter.
Edited by: "Pierre2k" 12th Nov

Agharta11 m ago

Pay the extra and don't support such a dubious company as for the sake of …Pay the extra and don't support such a dubious company as for the sake of only £15 it's not worth the risk.


I've got to agree with you. I got mine for £185 from eGlobal, but that was when the alternative was £260 on Amazon or Carphone Warehouse. I decided it was worth the gamble and ultimately it has paid off as eGlobal honoured the order without a problem. However, for only £15 of a difference I'd rather have the peace of mind and 12 month warranty of buying the UK model. If my import model develops a fault, I've no means of recourse.
Edited by: "Pierre2k" 11th Nov

Heat added I've had one of these but sold it to my brother as his phone broke. It's very smooth and fast and battery life is excellent as is the camera takes sharp images

Dude19719 h, 0 m ago

Does this suffer from ghosting?



Yes, it is a Moto.

Same deal from Carphone Warehouse gives you the option for 10 GBP cashback. Sonia arguably much better. Still colder.

faxmax4 h, 21 m ago

Yes, it is a Moto.

Do you know that, or are you just guessing?

shivsena10 h, 48 m ago

Does this have the same type of Active Display as on the Motorola X e.g. …Does this have the same type of Active Display as on the Motorola X e.g. screen notifications that pulse on and off rather than the "always on" type found in Samsungs these days?


Anybody able to answer this please?

shivsena46 m ago

Anybody able to answer this please?


Hi shivsena. Sorry, I wasn't trying to ignore your question, but I wasn't sure what you meant when talking about the "active display". I found this quote from a review that answers your question:

"Lenovo hasn’t messed with the software style either. The Moto G5 runs more-or-less pure Android, with just a few Moto tweaks.

There’s the active display, which shows you the time, battery life and any notifications icons when you pick up the phone in standby. The idea is you can see what’s up without actually waking it up fully. It’ll also phase in and out when a message comes in."

Pierre2k13 h, 58 m ago

I'm actually writing this on a Moto G5 Plus so hopefully I can help …I'm actually writing this on a Moto G5 Plus so hopefully I can help people. I bought mine on eGlobal for £185 about a month ago. The website is a bit strange and I hear their customer service is terrible, but at the same time fortunately my phone did arrive as described after about 3 days without issue.I have an imported international version which is slightly upgraded, but not massively so. The UK model has 3GB RAM but my international version has 4GB. Shouldn't make much difference in general use. Mine also has dual SiM but the UK version is single SIM. I don't use dual SIM so it's irrelevant to me, but may be worth noting for others?Aside from that, the UK and International version both support Android Pay if that's of interest. The USA version doesn't. The USA version has a compass though, which the UK and International version don't. The compass isnt needed for Sat Nav when driving. However it is helpful if using if for walking directions. Not essential, but it doesn't orientate the map to the direction you're facing.I upgraded from an iPhone and have no regrets. The phone looks great, is incredibly responsive, had great battery life, a bright screen and generally feels far more expensive than it is. Genuinely a bargain at £185 - £200 range when you consider what fully featured phones from other providers cost. It uses Android Nougat at the moment but an upgrade to Oreo is already confirmed as coming. It's pretty much stock Android installed, which is great, with only a few unobtrusive additional shortcuts which are actually handy.Last point is on the camera. The rear camera is surprisingly decent, especially in high light conditions. It doesn't rival higher end phones but it is more than acceptable. It is probably the only part of the package that gives away that this isn't a £700+ phone, but I don't think anyone would have any significant complaints about its quality. Video looks particularly good on it and it can even record 4k. The camera is also fast and responsive so highly usable.All in all, highly recommended.


Is the US version with 2 pin plug ?

dazzy99920 m ago

Is the US version with 2 pin plug ?


I assume the US version comes with a US plug and the UK version comes with a UK plug. The international version I received had a 2 pin plug, but eGlobal, to their credit, included a UK plug adapter which works perfectly.

It's also a standard USB charging cable so probably works with any old USB plugs you have kicking about. I've got loads of then from various kindles, tablets and phones.
Edited by: "Pierre2k" 12th Nov

I have the G4 plus - is this much of an upgrade?

I have the G5 nice phone however the volume on this is pants not loud enough and the mic when speaking is too sensitive it picks all background noise up I take it the G5 plus will be the same

Another £10 off via Quidco, if it's not already been mentioned.

I was looking at this phone it’s good value for the money. The deal breaker for me was no compass. If you ever use your phone for walking directions it will be extremely frustrating. I went for a Mi A1 instead. Lack of NFC is less of an issue for me personally than lack of compass.

Pierre2k9 h, 16 m ago

Hi shivsena. Sorry, I wasn't trying to ignore your question, but I wasn't …Hi shivsena. Sorry, I wasn't trying to ignore your question, but I wasn't sure what you meant when talking about the "active display". I found this quote from a review that answers your question:"Lenovo hasn’t messed with the software style either. The Moto G5 runs more-or-less pure Android, with just a few Moto tweaks.There’s the active display, which shows you the time, battery life and any notifications icons when you pick up the phone in standby. The idea is you can see what’s up without actually waking it up fully. It’ll also phase in and out when a message comes in."


Thanks Pierre2k :-) I'm glad the feature has been kept

Pierre2k11th Nov

I'm actually writing this on a Moto G5 Plus so hopefully I can help …I'm actually writing this on a Moto G5 Plus so hopefully I can help people. I bought mine on eGlobal for £185 about a month ago. The website is a bit strange and I hear their customer service is terrible, but at the same time fortunately my phone did arrive as described after about 3 days without issue.I have an imported international version which is slightly upgraded, but not massively so. The UK model has 3GB RAM but my international version has 4GB. Shouldn't make much difference in general use. Mine also has dual SiM but the UK version is single SIM. I don't use dual SIM so it's irrelevant to me, but may be worth noting for others?Aside from that, the UK and International version both support Android Pay if that's of interest. The USA version doesn't. The USA version has a compass though, which the UK and International version don't. The compass isnt needed for Sat Nav when driving. However it is helpful if using if for walking directions. Not essential, but it doesn't orientate the map to the direction you're facing.I upgraded from an iPhone and have no regrets. The phone looks great, is incredibly responsive, had great battery life, a bright screen and generally feels far more expensive than it is. Genuinely a bargain at £185 - £200 range when you consider what fully featured phones from other providers cost. It uses Android Nougat at the moment but an upgrade to Oreo is already confirmed as coming. It's pretty much stock Android installed, which is great, with only a few unobtrusive additional shortcuts which are actually handy.Last point is on the camera. The rear camera is surprisingly decent, especially in high light conditions. It doesn't rival higher end phones but it is more than acceptable. It is probably the only part of the package that gives away that this isn't a £700+ phone, but I don't think anyone would have any significant complaints about its quality. Video looks particularly good on it and it can even record 4k. The camera is also fast and responsive so highly usable.All in all, highly recommended.


You received a 4GB version from Eglobal? According to their website they sell the 3GB version (?)
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