For anyone who is still thinking on whether they want to get a G5 or not, here's my thoughts so far.
It's a great phone for the price (obviously), it feels great in your hand and the partially metallic cover is a nice change.
The fingerprint sensor is good in my opinion, something I would suggest everyone to try is using it for navigation (you can set this in the moto app). It takes a day or so getting used to but it's quick and easy, and you won't have the navigation buttons on the bottom of the screen anymore!
The specifications are fine, and even if some of them are SLIGHTLY worse than other phones in the same price range, it won't make a big difference if you're a casual user (apps and games such as even Hearthstone run decently). You have to watch out for regional differences - I bought mine in the Netherlands and it comes with 3GB RAM rather than 2GB.
It's been almost a week and I have no complaints about this device so far.
Also, I don't get why people are saying it's ugly. Everyone I've asked said they think it looks nice (even before I told them I'd be getting the phone).
GeorgeVox, 18 Mar 2017G5 is using same battery from last year's G4 play.
mr george from Moto
thanks u Sir
Moto G5 should have had the same processor and Gorilla glass and ..., just as G4 had the same as G4 Plus, with a better camera for the Plus version as the only difference!
Moto probably made G5 worse than G4, apart from the added fingerprint sensor, so that they next year can say nobody wants removable battery because nobody bought G5! I doubt that it will be possible to find any replacement battery for G5 to buy in Sweden!
Jay, 17 Mar 2017Nokia 5 vs moto g5 1.design: nokia 5 wins the battle due to its aluminum 6000 unibody design,... moreyou have good points but some users still loves the removable battery especially in the long run that you already need to change the battery of the phone.
Jay, 17 Mar 2017Nokia 5 vs moto g5 1.design: nokia 5 wins the battle due to its aluminum 6000 unibody design,... moreIn Sweden I can buy Moto G5, but it is impossible to find any Nokia 6 to buy in Sweden, so Moto G5 "win" by default!
Nokia 5 vs moto g5
1.design: nokia 5 wins the battle due to its aluminum 6000 unibody design, far better than cheap metal of moto g5. Nokia 5 looks very attractive.
2.Display: nokia 5 here wins here as well with 5.2 inch ips lcd panel with hd 720p resolution. moto g5 sports 5 inch fhd 1080 p screen though but nokia 5 has advantage with 500nits/cdperm2 brighness and popular polariser technology which provides u better sunlight readability than any other device in the market....... tft vs ips lcd, ips lcd wins here of nokia 5. Nokia 5 uses 2.5d curved glass which is laminated but moto g5 not.
3. Processor: both devices use same processor sd430 but nokia provides better Optimisation.
4. Memory and storage: both devices come with 2gb ram and 16gb storage.
Again thanks to nokia 5's better optimisation more free ram and storage will be available. Nokia said in mwc that no preloaded apps will be there because consumers hate it.
5. Camera: nokia 5 wins here as well, it has 13mp rear and 8mp front shooter no matter what the aperture is, the quality of photos will be awesome. Whereas moto g lacks with only 5mp front shooter and 13mp rear.
And a lot of reasons are there as well to buy a nokia 5 intead of moto g5. If i write here than it will cost a whole day to me.
The choice is yours.
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2017Browsing the Internet using Dolphin, and AdGuard, is faster on my G5 than on my G4 Plus! :)The totally free VPN "Block This!" is almost as good as AdGuard, blocking ads both in all apps/games and when browsing the Internet using any browser!
Have anyone ​in Europe found/bought any TPU case for Moto G5?
rhys, 16 Mar 2017its on flipkartIt's not available on flipkart
Only g5plus is available
Browsing the Internet using Dolphin, and AdGuard, is faster on my G5 than on my G4 Plus! :)
G5 can play Asphalt 8 on highest settings, but it drop some frames...! G5 is definetily not as Good for gaming as my G4 Plus was!