Motorola Moto G5 Plus Forum

General Moto G Plus (5th Gen) seems like a perfect phone

A friend needs a phone upgrade
Their Moto X (2014) 16GB is running low and phone freezing up.

The Moto G Plus (5th Gen) seems like a perfect phone for a normal person.
  • 2017
  • Android 7.0
  • 5.2" screen
  • 32GB
  • 2GB RAM
  • SD slot
  • $230

To get 4GB and 32GB storage, it's $299.

1) Is it worth paying the $299 for 4GB/32GB
2) Once you're at $300, what's the next step up?


#1 GoodEnough, May 29, 2017
Depends what they need. If you mean their 16GB Moto X is getting low on space then I would recommend more storage with the 64GB/4GB Moto G5 Plus (there isn't a 32GB/4GB version).

Or if they want to keep it for 3 years the 4GB will help.
#2 kate, May 29, 2017
If you can, get something with 64GB internal storage, especially if you plan on keeping it for a few years.
#3 mikedt, May 29, 2017
If your friend can afford it then tell your friend to get the higher ram option as it will definitely help the phone stay serviceable on the long run.
#4 Jhayzone, May 29, 2017
Ended up getting the Moto G5+ with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM for $299
#5 GoodEnough, May 30, 2017
If you're an Amazon Prime member you can get the 64GB version with offers and ads (only on the lock screen) for $239.99. If you're not a Prime member you can sign up for a 30 day trial.
#6 WeeWilly, Jun 12, 2017
Ideal except that for some strange reason it doesn't have NFC, at least in the U.S. I don't use it that often, but Android Pay is nice to use sometimes. It's probably not a showstopper for me, but I'll have to think about it.
#7 gordonwd, Jul 30, 2017
I don't get why it has no NFC, seems pretty stupid in this day and age. I use Android pay all the time so this phone just wouldn't work for me. Otherwise, it is a great phone, the peeps I know who have really like it.
#8 Clementine_3, Jul 31, 2017
Never heard of NFC.
Isn't that a football conference?

The friend loves the G5th so far.
#9 GoodEnough, Jul 31, 2017
Near Field Communication

Lets you use your phone as a credit card, keycard, or transfer data between phones.
#10 kate, Jul 31, 2017
It might not be the perfect phone (no phone can be), but it certainly throws down a marker that phones need to be judged against... (in that price range anyway)
#11 psionandy, Aug 12, 2017
How does having more ram make the phone last longer? The last phone I had was the 1st gen moto g and that thing lasts 3yrs or so.
#12 crash141, Sep 20, 2017
you definitely made a good choice. I've had my moto g5 plus for a couple days ad love it.
#13 crash141, Sep 20, 2017