There’s a brand new phone available at Republic: the Moto G⁵ Plus! I had the opportunity to test drive this phone, and it was fantastic. Note: This is coming from a self-proclaimed iPhone lover. The performance of this phone is outstanding, and it’s very snappy. Let’s take a deeper dive into what makes this phone so great.
My favorite physical feature about this phone is the soft metal design. It looks amazing! It certainly feels premium, like a $500 phone.
- The operating system is unique and easy to use. It reminds me of using an iPhone because the user experience is simple and clean; the icons aren’t distracting, and it’s easy to navigate through different apps. This phone is definitely perfect for day-to-day use.
I also really like the display on this phone. It’s very bright and crisp, and will accurately show quality images and videos. As you can see in the picture above, it even has a fingerprint sensor that allows you to unlock the phone quickly and easily with just the tap of your finger. But it isn’t just any ordinary fingerprint sensor.
The Moto G⁵ Plus has a few tricks that make navigating the device easier than ever before!
In the Moto app (which comes pre-installed on the phone), you can hide the back, home, and recent buttons and turn on “One button navigation.” This lets you use the fingerprint sensor to navigate through the phone. Swiping left will trigger the back function, and swiping right will show all your recently opened apps. The sensor itself is your home button. If you find navigating the phone like this doesn’t suit you, you can always turn the familiar buttons back on.
The Moto G⁵ Plus comes with either 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage. Both models can support up to 128GB of external storage, so you’ll have plenty of storage space for your photos, videos, and apps.
Both models of the phone have a dependable amount of RAM. RAM is the memory that your phone uses to store running programs and program data. The 32 GB model has 2 GB of RAM, which is plenty to cover your day-to-day needs with calls, messaging, and apps. The 64 GB has a powerful 4 GB of RAM, which makes it a nice option if you do a lot of gaming, watch a lot of videos, or run multiple apps at once. It’s also a reliable option if you spend time multitasking on your phone.
The Moto G⁵ Plus comes preinstalled with Android 7.0, also known as Nougat, which includes awesome features like the ability to reply directly from the notification screen and new emojis. Be sure to check out our detailed list of all the great things Android Nougat brings to the table! And, like all of the phones available at Republic, the Moto G⁵ Plus can access fast, nationwide 4G LTE so that you can stay connected no matter where you are.
On par with previous Moto G models, the Moto G⁵ Plus has a solid, reliable rear camera. In daylight, it takes very bright photos, and the camera is comparable to other mid-tier smartphones. Check out some of my photos below!
The rear camera has a dual-LED flash and dual autofocus pixels, so the camera will focus 60% faster than the Moto G⁴ Plus, making it easier for you to capture those in-the-moment shots. The front camera has a display flash so your selfies will be extra radiant!
The camera on the Moto G⁵ Plus will be a noticeable upgrade from phones like the Nexus 5X, the Moto X Pure, and previous phones in the Moto G line.
The battery on this phone has been outstanding! I send a lot of emails each day and use both texting and messaging apps. I also tend to keep multiple apps running in the background all day. On average,
I’ve been getting up to 2 days of battery life without cutting back on my usage.
It’s been good for taking photos and watching the occasional YouTube video.It’s been good for taking photos and watching the occasional YouTube video.
I would definitely recommend the Moto G⁵ Plus to my friends and family. It’s perfect for everyday use!
Whether you are on-the-go or at home, you can easily stay connected.
It has all the essentials, and you can use your existing accessories (like the micro USB charger, standard micro SD card, and headphones). The metal design and the unique launcher really set it apart from the rest of the Moto G family and makes it an exceptional phone, available at a price that won’t break the bank.
Check out our Moto G⁵ Plus unboxing video!
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