The cellular Gods are blessing us with not one, but two Moto G phones this year: the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus. Unlike other “Plus” phones, the Moto G5 Plus is not physically bigger than its counterpart, but it’s still superior in every way.

Now, if you live in the States, this comparison is pretty much moot, because the normal Moto G5 won’t even be available stateside. The two phones are pretty much indiscernible from look, with the difference in screen size being a mere .2 inches. However, as when evaluating real human people, what really matters is on the inside.

First up, the Moto G5: 5.0-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 2 or 3GB RAM, 16 or 32GB of onboard storage, MicroSD card support, 13-megapixel camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 2,800 mAh removable battery with 10W rapid-charge support, and Android 7.0 Nougat. The phone, which won’t be available in America, will be available in other countries for roughly $250.

Now, the Moto G5 Plus: 5.2-inch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Snapdragon 625 chip, 2,3, or 4GB RAM, 32 or 64GB of onboard storage, a 12-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera (with 4K video recording), and finally a fast-charging 3,000 mAh non-removable battery.

The Moto G5 Plus will be available in America for $229 for the 2GB/32GB model and €279 in Europe for the 3GB/32GB model.


Both phones come with a fingerprint sensor on the front, and the Plus will support NFC-based wireless payments (just not in America). In the Plus, a new feature called One Button Nav turns the fingerprint sensor into a tiny trackpad that replaces the the navigation buttons found at the bottom of the phone, freeing up screen space. Both phones will launch this March.

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