Motorola Moto G5 Plus

I picked up an unlocked Motorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1687) today as a replacement for my LG K7 (which aside from being really outdated is an excellent phone in its own right) and after using the Moto G5 Plus for a few hours I have to say that I really like it so far.

It’s the perfect size for my needs, fast, and it hits every check mark on my admittedly small list of things I wanted despite it being considered a “budget phone”.

A lot of reviews complained about the lack NFC on the American model and lack of USB-C, but neither of those things really matter to me.

Quick device overview:

  • Android 7.0, Nougat
  • 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 12MP rear camera with dual autofocus and a 5MP front facing camera
  • 3000 mAh battery with a TurboPower charger
  • Compatible with all major U.S. carriers.

I also bought a black Incipio NGP case as well as their Plex HD “High Clarity” Screen Protector for it which will hopefully keep the Moto G5 well protected for some time to come.

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