11-19-2017 08:07 AM
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  1. badcat's Avatar
    My guess is that someone at Best Buy didn't read the Amazon listing correctly and therefore didn't realize price was for the ad supported version. The regular or non-ad supported version is still $299.00, which still a good value in my opinion.
    04-14-2017 10:43 AM
  2. shook187's Avatar
    An FYI. I purchased the 64gb 4gb Moto from Best Buy and they honored the price match of Amazons $239.99.
    Same here...Got a price match with no problem.
    04-14-2017 10:53 PM
  3. scootrooter's Avatar
    How did you pull it off ? Did you show them the whole page or just the price ?
    04-15-2017 09:55 AM
  4. badcat's Avatar
    I just got mine yesterday and so far I am impressed. It's a lot of phone for $300.00. It's fast, screen is decent. I read some reviews saying it was bad in sunlight but it seemed ok to me. So far I'm satisfied.
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    04-18-2017 06:57 PM
  5. shook187's Avatar
    How did you pull it off ? Did you show them the whole page or just the price ?
    They looked it up on their own cellphones. Luck of the draw I guess.
    04-20-2017 12:59 PM
  6. Old Stoneface's Avatar
    They looked it up on their own cellphones. Luck of the draw I guess.
    More likely they simply didn't look closely. Lucky for you Amazon defaults to showing the advert-subsidized model.

    (Personally: I would have pointed it out to them, but, that's me.)
    04-21-2017 11:43 AM
  7. SkinsFan1987's Avatar
    I love my Moto G5 Plus. Best decision I've made.
    badcat likes this.
    04-27-2017 12:09 PM
  8. Michael Biram's Avatar
    What's the sound like through headphones?
    04-29-2017 04:59 AM
  9. badcat's Avatar
    It sounds fine to me. I have used my Bose QC 35's in Bluetooth and wired mode and have been happy. I also have a pair of Rocketfish BT headphones that sound good with the G5. I use Poweramp as a player and just add a dash of eq to make it sound the way I like to hear it.
    I was having an issue with the audio skipping but increasing the buffer size in Poweramp took care of that.
    04-29-2017 06:34 AM
  10. Bl00dRunzC0ld's Avatar
    I was happy with everything but the screen. A little too dim outdoors for me. I was able to sell the G5 Plus and found a Mate 9 for a decent price locally. So long G5 Plus.
    05-05-2017 03:26 PM
  11. shook187's Avatar
    I was happy with everything but the screen. A little too dim outdoors for me. I was able to sell the G5 Plus and found a Mate 9 for a decent price locally. So long G5 Plus.
    The outdoor visibility is getting annoying to me too. It won't be long before this phone becomes my in between flagship phone.
    05-07-2017 07:44 AM
  12. Hubb1e's Avatar
    The outdoor visibility is getting annoying to me too. It won't be long before this phone becomes my in between flagship phone.
    This is the Achilles heel of the G5 plus. I am happy with everything else about the phone, but the screen is very difficult to see in direct sun, and even in shade outdoors on a sunny day the screen is pretty dim. After being pleasantly surprised how much I liked the G5 Plus after my S6, this is the one thing that will cause me to upgrade once I find a phone that suits me.
    05-07-2017 10:29 AM
  13. frozentundra1's Avatar
    I am not very happy with my Moto G5 Plus. In many ways I preferred my Moto G3.

    My G5 Plus has more software glitches, especially with Google Now and Assistant.
    It doesn't seem significantly faster than my Moto 3 in my typical mundane use.
    The camera doesn't seem to process images well in interesting or contrasting light conditions.
    As others noted, the screen is hard to see outside.
    The battery life isn't nearly what I expected.

    Last, but certainly not least, my G5 Plus has significantly poorer Cellular Signal and mobile data signal that any other smartphone I've ever used. I frequent remote locations in my rural area. I count on my phone as an emergency communication device in case someone should be injured. No phone I've had in the last 6 years has been this ineffective in this regard; on the same network, in exactly the same locations. It works well enough that I can't argue it's defective, however.

    Perhaps I've got a lemon here, but I'm quite disappointed with my purchase. Couldn't recommend.

    By contrast, I thought the Moto G3 was a generally wonderful phone, except for the nonexistent security updates.
    05-10-2017 08:10 PM
  14. MobileNick's Avatar
    I wonder if you did get a lemon in this case. Mine has been smoother and with more battery life than any other Android I have had before this (LG G4, Note 4, LG G2, etc).

    Is yours the 2GB or 4GB version?
    05-11-2017 08:59 AM
  15. badcat's Avatar
    I wonder if you did get a lemon in this case. Mine has been smoother and with more battery life than any other Android I have had before this (LG G4, Note 4, LG G2, etc).

    Is yours the 2GB or 4GB version?
    Yeah mine has been working pretty good as well. Visibility in direct sunlight is the only real negative I can come up with hardware wise. It's useable but needs to be improved.

    Cell signal is slightly better than my Maxx 2 or my Nexus 5X.
    05-11-2017 09:49 AM
  16. frozentundra1's Avatar
    Mine is the 4gb model. I invested the extra money with the idea that it would be a good enough phone to last me a while and the extra ram would future proof it a little.

    I could live with it, if only the cellular signal were on par with my Moto G3 or the hand-me-down iPhones I've used. Right now I'm sitting in the middle of a relatively large population center and the signal is fluctuating between half and lower. I've little doubt my other phones would be maximum signal right now.

    Is there anything I can do about that?
    05-12-2017 02:16 PM
  17. badcat's Avatar
    Well you could try a hard reset. Or try returning it for replacement or repair?
    05-12-2017 07:11 PM
  18. goodenough's Avatar
    Why does Amazon have the same price for the Lockscreen Ad and the regular version?
    Both are $229
    https://www.amazon.com/Moto-Plus-5th...cUvbUpU5814413
    05-14-2017 01:16 PM
  19. Cricket Jiminy's Avatar
    Very pleasantly surprised: seems snappier overall than the S7 Active I am coming off of.

    The 64GB memory is a great improvement over the S7 that was always running out and needed "Active" management.

    The camera image quality is worse then the Samsung S7 Active, pretty bad in fact, in low light. But I expected this from the reviews.

    The back and recents and home button crunched into the fingerprint censor works GREAT. I don't understand the reviews where it didn't work for the reviewer. I also tried an Axon 7 along the way: the back/recents/home are terrible on that. This is a joy.

    I'm not missing NFC: the phone integrates perfectly with my Samsung Gear S3 watch and "Samsung Pay", which is a far better experience than holding a phone over a credit card terminal.

    Also in regards to the Axon 7 (a phone which seems crude in comparison, other than its huge bright screen). The Axon could NOT keep a cell signal: it constantly dropped it. So I tried the Moto after seeing reviews, and it was like night and day compared to the Axon 7.

    Pleasant surprise? Everyone is hating on the speakers. Well, I am not a golden-ears audio snob, and am more like a cloth-eared nincompoop I guess. I like the speakers for being nicely LOUD, and the Moto G 5th seems as loud as the vaunted Axon 7, and much louder than the Samsung S7 Active.

    I'm not needing perfect audio fidelity. I mostly listen to podcasts on the speakers, after all.

    Unpleasant surprise? It has no compass. But this is not any sort of deal breaker, and it is "my bad" for not researching this feature first.

    Cringeworthy moment? The FLASH graphics boot up cartoon. I suppose if I were 14 years old, I'd love it.
    05-14-2017 08:30 PM
  20. Cricket Jiminy's Avatar
    Why does Amazon have the same price for the Lockscreen Ad and the regular version?
    Both are $229
    https://www.amazon.com/Moto-Plus-5th...cUvbUpU5814811
    Not sure what you mean. Perhaps you need to put up two links, so we can compare?

    Regardless, the link you gave has a $184.99 price, and not $229:

    List Price: $229.99
    Price: $184.99 Free Shipping for Prime Members
    You Save: $45.00 (19%)
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    05-14-2017 08:32 PM
  21. Cricket Jiminy's Avatar
    re: bad signal

    Take it back? The Moto G 5th's I bought: two of them. seem to have great reception compared to other phones I have used recently.
    badcat likes this.
    05-14-2017 08:33 PM
  22. badcat's Avatar
    re: bad signal

    Take it back? The Moto G 5th's I bought: two of them. seem to have great reception compared to other phones I have used recently.
    Yeah mine seems to have better reception than either my Maxx 2 or my 5X.
    05-15-2017 07:05 AM
  23. badcat's Avatar

    Cringeworthy moment? The FLASH graphics boot up cartoon. I suppose if I were 14 years old, I'd love it.
    I agree on the boot up graphics. At least we can silence the stupid "Hello Moto" sound. 😀
    05-15-2017 07:10 AM
  24. goodenough's Avatar
    Not sure what you mean. Perhaps you need to put up two links, so we can compare?

    Regardless, the link you gave has a $184.99 price, and not $229:

    List Price: $229.99
    Price: $184.99 Free Shipping for Prime Members
    You Save: $45.00 (19%)
    That's bizarre. I see $229 for both options when I click that link I posted.
    05-15-2017 04:58 PM
  25. Cricket Jiminy's Avatar
    I agree on the boot up graphics. At least we can silence the stupid "Hello Moto" sound.
    The whole thing, FLASH cartoon, and heavily accented "Hello Moto" is embarassing. always making me wonder if I bought a phone for 14 year olds.

    The Axon 7 is similar: the bootup graphics are awful and seem borrowed from an ancient "Sega Genesis".

    The iPhone and Samsung bootups are modern and elegant and never embarrassing.
    06-04-2017 08:13 PM
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