Beginning March 31st, the Moto G5 Plus will be available at select retailers starting at $229. The retailers that the Moto G5 Plus will be available at include Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Costco, Flash Wireless, Frys, Motorola.com, Newegg, Republic Wireless, Target, Ting and Walmart. Select retailers are beginning pre-orders today. There are two models of the Moto G5 Plus, the cheaper one is priced at $229 and offers 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, while the more expensive model comes in at $299 and features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Other specs for the Moto G5 Plus include a 5.2-inch 1080p display, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor and a 3000mAh battery. This year, the battery is not removable, but it does have Quick Charge 3.0, so that you can charge up the Moto G5 Plus fairly quickly. There's also a 12-megapixel camera on the backside with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Finally, it's running on Android 7.0 Nougat, it does not have Google Assistant out-of-the-box, but it will get it in a software update a bit later on. The Moto G5 Plus does still run a nearly stock version of Android, which is good news for the purists out there. Motorola is offering the Moto G5 Plus in fine gold and lunar silver.
The Moto G5 Plus is going to be available unlocked, and will work on all four wireless carriers in the US. That includes Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T. Similar to previous versions of the Moto G lineup, you can use whatever carrier you like with this smartphone. All you need to is pop in your SIM card and you're good to go. There's no need to change any APN settings, or anything like that. It really can't be any easier. Additionally, while the Moto G5 Plus offers either 32GB or 64GB of storage, it does also have a micro SD card slot, which can support up to 256GB of additional storage. And the Moto G5 Plus does also offer up Adoptable Storage, allowing you to make the most of that extra storage you've added. The Moto G5 Plus is one of the few popular smartphones under $300, and it's definitely easy to see why.