Motorola Moto G5 Sapphire Blue 16GB 2GB RAM Sapphire Blue £129.99 @ O2 PAYG
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Motorola Moto G5 Sapphire Blue 16GB 2GB RAM Sapphire Blue £129.99 @ O2 PAYG

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Found 31st Aug 2017Edited by:"owerevoke"
Specs:
Screen: 5.0 inches (1080x1920) (441 ppi pixel density) (IPS LCD),
Camera: 13MP (Records at 1080p),
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat,
Battery: 2800 mAH removable battery,
Colour: Sapphire Blue (exclusive to O2)
Has a headphone jack.

Unlocking codes can be bought off from eBay for £2. Please note that unlocking your phone does not void warranty. Thanks to cullies & chancooluk for the info!

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No, unlocking does not void the warranty Please dont broadcast untruths!
Edited by: "cullies" 31st Aug 2017
QSECOFR17 m ago

Shame there is no sim free option unless I've missed it.


Under £2 to unlock, but not sure I'd recommend this phone, seriously going off Moto series phones. X Play - back under warranty; Moto G4 Plus - currently going back under warranty for ghost touch; G5 Plus - camera image problems; wifes G5 cracked non-Gorilla screen within a fortnight of buying. Having been quite loyal to Moto, I think they may have stretched my loyalty too far
jazzuk77748 m ago

Under £2 to unlock, but not sure I'd recommend this phone, seriously going …Under £2 to unlock, but not sure I'd recommend this phone, seriously going off Moto series phones. X Play - back under warranty; Moto G4 Plus - currently going back under warranty for ghost touch; G5 Plus - camera image problems; wifes G5 cracked non-Gorilla screen within a fortnight of buying. Having been quite loyal to Moto, I think they may have stretched my loyalty too far



Tis a shame for sure, it's a far cry from the original Moto G that was £100 from Tesco and well built and well supported. Since Lenovo took over they've not carried on the good work Google/Moto started but sadly Lenovo are only interested in selling new phones as they make no money from issuing updates. Let's not even go down the compass ommision!
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Shame there is no sim free option unless I've missed it.
Seems a good price. Shame you need to add a top-up too.
QSECOFR17 m ago

Shame there is no sim free option unless I've missed it.


Under £2 to unlock, but not sure I'd recommend this phone, seriously going off Moto series phones. X Play - back under warranty; Moto G4 Plus - currently going back under warranty for ghost touch; G5 Plus - camera image problems; wifes G5 cracked non-Gorilla screen within a fortnight of buying. Having been quite loyal to Moto, I think they may have stretched my loyalty too far
jazzuk7778 m ago

Under £2 to unlock, but not sure I'd recommend this phone, seriously going …Under £2 to unlock, but not sure I'd recommend this phone, seriously going off Moto series phones. X Play - back under warranty; Moto G4 Plus - currently going back under warranty for ghost touch; G5 Plus - camera image problems; wifes G5 cracked non-Gorilla screen within a fortnight of buying. Having been quite loyal to Moto, I think they may have stretched my loyalty too far

I am so sorry that you had to go through this buddy.

On the contrary i have used G4 Plus and G5 Plus and both have been fantastic without any issues. So a good deal i would say and hope no one has to go through what you had to go through
slow on updates too , my G5 is still on the January security patch , thought it was supposed to be every 3 months
Bought this for my daughter
on the last deal from 02 in july.It came unlocked with no branding that time.
No, unlocking does not void the warranty Please dont broadcast untruths!
Edited by: "cullies" 31st Aug 2017
tupper00114 m ago

Just be aware that getting the handset unlocked by anyone other than O2 …Just be aware that getting the handset unlocked by anyone other than O2 may invalidate the Warranty.



A software unlock code is all that's required and can't invalidate the warranty.... suppliers may make that threat/excuse but it's not the same as unlocking the boot loader which will invalidate the warranty as a big bootup screen says so.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 31st Aug 2017
jazzuk77748 m ago

Under £2 to unlock, but not sure I'd recommend this phone, seriously going …Under £2 to unlock, but not sure I'd recommend this phone, seriously going off Moto series phones. X Play - back under warranty; Moto G4 Plus - currently going back under warranty for ghost touch; G5 Plus - camera image problems; wifes G5 cracked non-Gorilla screen within a fortnight of buying. Having been quite loyal to Moto, I think they may have stretched my loyalty too far



Tis a shame for sure, it's a far cry from the original Moto G that was £100 from Tesco and well built and well supported. Since Lenovo took over they've not carried on the good work Google/Moto started but sadly Lenovo are only interested in selling new phones as they make no money from issuing updates. Let's not even go down the compass ommision!
spannerzone14 m ago

Tis a shame for sure, it's a far cry from the original Moto G that was …Tis a shame for sure, it's a far cry from the original Moto G that was £100 from Tesco and well built and well supported. Since Lenovo took over they've not carried on the good work Google/Moto started but sadly Lenovo are only interested in selling new phones as they make no money from issuing updates. Let's not even go down the compass ommision!



What compass? lol
Guessing this is the 2gb ram version?
aerodeck5 m ago

Guessing this is the 2gb ram version?


Yes. The 3GB version is exclusive to Amazon.
G5 is rubbish in my opinion compared to all the other motos.
jazzuk7771 h, 41 m ago

Under £2 to unlock, but not sure I'd recommend this phone, seriously going …Under £2 to unlock, but not sure I'd recommend this phone, seriously going off Moto series phones. X Play - back under warranty; Moto G4 Plus - currently going back under warranty for ghost touch; G5 Plus - camera image problems; wifes G5 cracked non-Gorilla screen within a fortnight of buying. Having been quite loyal to Moto, I think they may have stretched my loyalty too far

Same here. Had half a dozen Moto phones...but none since Lenovo took over
Burgmeister1 h, 55 m ago

Seems a good price. Shame you need to add a top-up too.


no topup needed actually
No compass!!!
I've got a friend who's just sent back her second Swift 2 and is looking for a phone around the £150 mark, any suggestions as I'm not much help on this one - personally I'd go for the Xiaomi Note 4, but but she wants something with a solid warranty.
jazzuk7772 h, 43 m ago

Under £2 to unlock, but not sure I'd recommend this phone, seriously going …Under £2 to unlock, but not sure I'd recommend this phone, seriously going off Moto series phones. X Play - back under warranty; Moto G4 Plus - currently going back under warranty for ghost touch; G5 Plus - camera image problems; wifes G5 cracked non-Gorilla screen within a fortnight of buying. Having been quite loyal to Moto, I think they may have stretched my loyalty too far



4 motos in the home with no issues. Mine X force for over a year no issues, Mrs G4 play for six months no problems, two boys have G4 and G5 no problems. All except the X force were bought second hand.
woldranger47 m ago

I've got a friend who's just sent back her second Swift 2 and is looking …I've got a friend who's just sent back her second Swift 2 and is looking for a phone around the £150 mark, any suggestions as I'm not much help on this one - personally I'd go for the Xiaomi Note 4, but but she wants something with a solid warranty.


Huawei P8 Lite 2017 version £149.99 from Carphone Warehouse, brilliant phone
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woldranger2 h, 19 m ago

I've got a friend who's just sent back her second Swift 2 and is looking …I've got a friend who's just sent back her second Swift 2 and is looking for a phone around the £150 mark, any suggestions as I'm not much help on this one - personally I'd go for the Xiaomi Note 4, but but she wants something with a solid warranty.


+1 for huawei p8 lite 2017 .amazing phone .i bought gold colour from cpw.after cashback £139 .also recoment Nillkin Super Frosted Shield for huawei
tyr10 h, 11 m ago

no topup needed actually



Really? How do you avoid having to pay the £10 in the "select your tariff" section of checkout?

As for the people recommending the Huawei P8, I hope they have got better at issuing updates. I have never, in the 4 years I have owned my phone, had an update from Huawei for my P1. It put me off buying any of their phones again.
Burgmeister3 m ago

Really? How do you avoid having to pay the £10 in the "select your tariff" …Really? How do you avoid having to pay the £10 in the "select your tariff" section of checkout?As for the people recommending the Huawei P8, I hope they have got better at issuing updates. I have never, in the 4 years I have owned my phone, had an update from Huawei for my P1. It put me off buying any of their phones again.


You are selecting a tariff. Not paying for a top up. Add the phone to the basket, select the £10 tariff then go to checkout and see the price.
RebTheRebel9 h, 50 m ago

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 version £149.99 from Carphone Warehouse, brilliant …Huawei P8 Lite 2017 version £149.99 from Carphone Warehouse, brilliant phone

The specs look pretty good (biggest let down is the 16gb on board storage, but there's an sd slot anyway), how's the camera and do you have any current phones to compare it to? Cheers!
abhijitdash12313 h, 33 m ago

I am so sorry that you had to go through this buddy.On the contrary i have …I am so sorry that you had to go through this buddy.On the contrary i have used G4 Plus and G5 Plus and both have been fantastic without any issues. So a good deal i would say and hope no one has to go through what you had to go through


Moto X 2nd gen going strong since Jan 2016. Dropped plenty times too. Very slow on updates though not moving from android 6.0
Just bought the G5, it's amazing value for money. Traded my G4 I to cex for £95. It lost £40 in value over almost 12 months. A new mid range phone every 12 month with a dirt cheap sim only deal is the way to go.
with £10 top up its £140(locked to o2)

For £10 more its SIM free from Tesco, Argos etc

tesco.com/dir…ers

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Edited by: "cullies" 1st Sep 2017
cullies30 m ago

with £10 top up its £140(locked to o2)For £10 more its SIM free from Te …with £10 top up its £140(locked to o2)For £10 more its SIM free from Tesco, Argos etchttps://www.tesco.com/direct/moto-g5-grey-sim-free/508-3440.prd?source=others.


Top up is not compulsory when buying from O2. You only pay £129 regardless of the selected tariff.

An unlock code is less than £2 on eBay.
Edited by: "chancooluk" 1st Sep 2017
Al3xander1 h, 17 m ago

Just bought the G5, it's amazing value for money. Traded my G4 I to cex …Just bought the G5, it's amazing value for money. Traded my G4 I to cex for £95. It lost £40 in value over almost 12 months. A new mid range phone every 12 month with a dirt cheap sim only deal is the way to go.


How much better is the G5 than the G4? A year later and I'm looking to get rid of my G4. Didn't stand the test of time at all and I really thought I could get over the awful camera (I own an expensive dslr) but a phone with a good camera is a must now, I think. Tempted to just splurge on the high spec Oneplus 5.
techniques8 m ago

How much better is the G5 than the G4? A year later and I'm looking to get …How much better is the G5 than the G4? A year later and I'm looking to get rid of my G4. Didn't stand the test of time at all and I really thought I could get over the awful camera (I own an expensive dslr) but a phone with a good camera is a must now, I think. Tempted to just splurge on the high spec Oneplus 5.


The G5 is no better than the G4, other than the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor.

In fact, many things have been downgraded. The screen is smaller (not really a bad thing), but it's also dimmer and less colourful than the G4. Also, there is no Gorilla glass protection for the screen, so it's scratches and cracks easily, and the processor is slightly slower. The camera is basically exactly the same as the G4, with no improvements to image quality.

If you aren't happy with the G4, you are likely to be less happy with the G5 (unless your G4 has the well known ghost touch issue, which doesn't affect the G5).
Edited by: "chancooluk" 1st Sep 2017
chancooluk15 h, 15 m ago

Yes. The 3GB version is exclusive to Amazon.


or the motorola site.
just purchased a G4 - lots of reviews state the G5 drops wifi alot. and camera is a backwards step. You do get the finger print access and fingerprint swipe app and metal case.
chancooluk1 h, 45 m ago

Top up is not compulsory when buying from O2. You only pay £129 regardless …Top up is not compulsory when buying from O2. You only pay £129 regardless of the selected tariff.An unlock code is less than £2 on eBay.


Just out of an o2 shop they were insisting on a £10 top up
Edited by: "cullies" 1st Sep 2017
cullies3 m ago

Just out of an o2 shop they were insisting on a £10 top up


The top up is not compulsory when buying online at O2.co.uk. O2 shops vary, it all depends on the salesman you speak to.
Carrie.F15 m ago

just purchased a G4 - lots of reviews state the G5 drops wifi alot. and …just purchased a G4 - lots of reviews state the G5 drops wifi alot. and camera is a backwards step. You do get the finger print access and fingerprint swipe app and metal case.


It's not even a metal case. The it's just a piece of metal stuck to the battery cover. The rest of the phone is all plastic.
cullies19 m ago

Just out of an o2 shop they were insisting on a £10 top up


If you buy on their site, you are selecting a tariff, not a SIM with credit already on it. It's an empty SIM until you put credit on it yourself.

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Please bear in mind this phone does not have NFC, in case you were thinking of buying and using this feature.
£140 on Amazon sim free....unless I'm missing something here?
Waiting for the moto g5 s plus. Big screen wanted and nfc.
I've bought it when it was on offer last time and not very happy with it The phone just recently died and am sending for repair
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