Why You Need to Buy the Moto G5 Plus Smartphone
I've lived through the days of large, heavy analog bagphones and beepers, subsequent cellphones that had multiple issues, as did most carriers, and features that were either toys or nuisances, depending on your point of view. Today, though, the basic smartphone has obsoleted several devices, inclusive of the bulky plug-in-the-cigarette-lighter GPS, the travel alarm clock, and the small-sensor standalone digital camera. Depending on your version of use, a good smartphone may well accomplish most of the tasks formerly performed with laptops, portable DVD players, the aforeamentioned GPS, and even more predestrian items like the pocket calculator and the little flashlight.
There have been unlocked, well-featured phones for a while now. Preferring to squander my money on food and clothing, of late I ended up with an inexpensive Samsung Galaxy Sky, an impressive 5 inch phone with a modest 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on-board internal memory, but excellent battery life (25 hours talk time) and the ability to accept Micro-SD cards to expand memory. While no speed demon, it does common tasks with little effort, the 5 inch 1280 x 720 resolution screen is certainly good enough, and the cameras do fairly well in good lighting conditions. Available for $130, sometimes less, with a Tracfone 1350 minute airtime package included, it is enough phone for any casual user. It is fun to have the latest and greatest, of course, but it will cost you as in $725 for an unlocked Samsung S8 or perhaps $825 for an unlocked Apple iPhone 7 Plus. You can get the 256GB model of the Apple for about $1150.
The $299 Moto 5 Plus 5th Generation, also known as the Moto G5 Plus, has 4 GB of RAM, more than Android 7 will typically use, 64GB of memory, Micro-SD card capability, and you can use it with essentially any carrier. You can get the Amazon ad-supported version with 2GB RAM / 32GB internal memory for $184.99, but the 4GB / 64GB ad-free version was an easy choice for me.
The Moto G5 Plus is excellent due to cumulative features. It is faster than most smartphones, has a better camera than most, charges faster than many, has a better battery life than many, and can be used with all four major carriers in the U.S. It also runs a bloatware-free, clean version of Android, so the basic performance is not gimped as it is in the case of many other phones. My sole accessory purchase was a Tudia case, offering a moderate level of additional drop protection and grip without excessive bulk.
The Moto G5 Plus is superb product at an excellent price point and I'm delighted to use it daily and just as delighted to recommend it.
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