Moto G5 Plus News, Specs and Where to Buy
If you’re considering a new phone to bring to Tracfone’s BYOP program, you may want to consider the new Moto G5 Plus which is now available for pre-order.
|Moto G5 Plus with Tracfone BYOP|
The Moto G line of smartphones is a popular choice for Tracfone users. They are versatile, budget friendly devices that pack in great performance too. We recently shared our review of the Moto G4, a great option to use with BYOP because of the capability to activate it as either a GSM or CDMA device, among other strengths.
Now we have news about the upcoming Moto G5 and G5 Plus. So if you’re curious about the next generation of Moto G phones, keep reading.
Moto G5 Rumors and Release Date
A number of images and information about the Moto G5 was leaked in the weeks prior to the official announcement, and some of that information has been not quite accurate. However, with the G5 and G5 Plus officially announced at the end of February 2017, we now know full details on these new smartphones.
Only the Moto G5 Plus will be available in the US, and it is available for pre-order from several online sources including Amazon and Bestbuy. Full release of the G5 Plus is expected at the end of March.
Now let’s look at what everyone is interested in, the specs for the new Moto G5.
Moto G5 Plus Specs and Features
The new Moto G5 Plus has a lot of great features packed into a compact frame. It is a solid step up from the G4, with only a small price increase.
The Moto G5 Plus has a 5.2″ full HD screen. This is smaller than the G4, which had a 5.5″ screen. Both phones have 1920×1080 resolution and the G5 Plus has Gorilla Glass 3.
There are two versions of the G5 Plus available, one with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB memory, the other with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB memory. Both versions use the fast, 2.0 Ghz Snapdragon 625 octa core processor.
Let’s take a look at the full specs on the G5 Plus to see all it has to offer.
Moto G5 Plus Specs:
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- 4G LTE and compatible with both GSM and CDMA carriers
- 5.2″ full HD touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 3
- 2.0 Ghz Octa-core processor
- 2 or 4 GB RAM
- 32 or 64 GB Internal Memory
- Micro SD card slot for up to 128 GB additional storage
- 12 MP Rear Camera, 5 MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint sensor to unlock device instantly
- All metal design
The G5 Plus is a well-rounded phone, with powerful processor, great camera, and lots of connectivity options.
For photo and video needs, the G5 Plus has a 12 MP rear camera with dual auto-focus technology which means faster and more accurate focusing capabilities and 5 MP front camera.
You also get full metal construction, which gives them a high-end feel and appearance.
The Moto G5 Plus is available in the US, with two memory/RAM combinations. Starting price will be $229, with the higher RAM/Memory option coming in at $299 (this is $50 less than the G4 Plus with same options) and it will come unlocked and ready to use on any of the major carriers (Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T).
Buy the Moto G5 Plus:
Based on these specs, the Moto G5 Plus looks very attractive as a solid performer for the smartphone enthusiast. It has all the capabilities to keep up with daily demands.
We will update with full details as soon as more becomes clear, but this new phone sure looks impressive.
leave a comment with your thoughts or questions about this new phone.
Take a look at our Guide to Activating a smartphone with Tracfone BYOP if you have questions, or visit our List of the Best Unlocked Smartphones for more buying options.
And we just reviewed the LG X Style which has some great features for the price, so check it out if you’re shopping for a new phone.
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