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    • Supatramp
    • By Supatramp 13th May 18, 5:44 AM
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    Moto G5
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    • 13th May 18, 5:44 AM
    Moto G5 13th May 18 at 5:44 AM
    I'm confused! Which is the better phone, the G5S or the G5 Plus. Not to be confused with the G5S Plus!!!
    David.
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    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 13th May 18, 9:38 AM
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    • #2
    • 13th May 18, 9:38 AM
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    • 13th May 18, 9:38 AM
    compare here;

    https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8698&idPhone2=8699

    You do realise that the G5 is being replaced this month by the Moto G6 variants?
    • boatman
    • By boatman 13th May 18, 9:39 AM
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    • #3
    • 13th May 18, 9:39 AM
    • #3
    • 13th May 18, 9:39 AM
    G5 Plus, faster processor, better camera.
    • Supatramp
    • By Supatramp 13th May 18, 6:00 PM
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    • #4
    • 13th May 18, 6:00 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 6:00 PM
    compare here;

    https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8698&idPhone2=8699

    You do realise that the G5 is being replaced this month by the Moto G6 variants?
    Originally posted by ballyblack
    Yes, but the G6 has a much larger screen!!
    David.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 13th May 18, 8:06 PM
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    • #5
    • 13th May 18, 8:06 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 8:06 PM
    Yes, but the G6 has a much larger screen!!
    the G5 has the fingerprint scanner on the front which limits the size of the actual screen
    The G6 scanner is on the rear
    • mrcamp
    • By mrcamp 14th May 18, 11:08 AM
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    • #6
    • 14th May 18, 11:08 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 11:08 AM
    Slight correction - The Moto G6 fingerprint scanner is on the front as well.

    https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8698&idPhone2=8699&idPhone3= 9000

    the G5 has the fingerprint scanner on the front which limits the size of the actual screen
    The G6 scanner is on the rear
    Originally posted by ballyblack
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 14th May 18, 11:57 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 11:57 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 11:57 AM
    Sorry I meant the Moto G Play. I have one, its on the rear!


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    Last edited by ballyblack; 14-05-2018 at 12:19 PM.
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 14th May 18, 2:51 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 2:51 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 2:51 PM
    Sorry I meant the Moto G Play. I have one, its on the rear!


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    Originally posted by ballyblack
    Can I ask where you got your G6 Play from?
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 14th May 18, 3:36 PM
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    • #9
    • 14th May 18, 3:36 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 3:36 PM
    Argos for 169

    But purchased another from o2 on line for 129 locked, no top up required

    In o2 shop they charge you futher 10 for PAYG o2 top up

    Easily unlocked on ebay for 3

    Very pleased with phones and its big screen & battery


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    Last edited by ballyblack; 14-05-2018 at 3:43 PM.
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 14th May 18, 7:17 PM
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    Argos for 169

    But purchased another from o2 on line for 129 locked, no top up required

    In o2 shop they charge you futher 10 for PAYG o2 top up

    Easily unlocked on ebay for 3

    Very pleased with phones and its big screen & battery


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    Originally posted by ballyblack
    I was going to ask about the version from O2. Someone on hotukdeals suggested that theirs was unlocked, or at least it worked with an EE & a Plusnet sim. Is it definitely locked and does it come loaded with any O2 bloatware on it?
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 15th May 18, 8:41 AM
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    I have ordered it online will get it shortly

    But I recently bought a G5 from o2 and it was locked to that network when I put a Voda sim in it

    Had to put in a non o2 Sim in to enter unlock code from ebay

    There is no bloatware! only the o2 App easily disabled
    • harz99
    • By harz99 15th May 18, 1:43 PM
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    I strongly suggest that before buying ANY Moto/Lenovo phone people do a Google or similar search for the model their looking at and the word problems.


    The Lenovo forums contain a lot of useful information and reasons to look at other brands...


    https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/English-Community/ct-p/Community-EN
    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 15th May 18, 1:47 PM
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    I strongly suggest that before buying ANY Moto/Lenovo phone people do a Google or similar search for the model their looking at and the word problems.


    The Lenovo forums contain a lot of useful information and reasons to look at other brands...


    https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/English-Community/ct-p/Community-EN
    Originally posted by harz99



    I would say if you do that for ANY brand, the results will be the same. If people are looking for a 'perfect' brand, then none of us would ever own a mobile phone.

    • harz99
    • By harz99 15th May 18, 3:19 PM
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    I would say if you do that for ANY brand, the results will be the same. If people are looking for a 'perfect' brand, then none of us would ever own a mobile phone.
    Originally posted by mije1983

    Some brands have more problems than others, I accept nothing is perfect, however forewarned is forearmed...
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 15th May 18, 4:04 PM
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    I would say if you do that for ANY brand, the results will be the same. If people are looking for a 'perfect' brand, then none of us would ever own a mobile phone.
    Originally posted by mije1983
    Totally agree. Go to manufacturers own dedicated community forums and you'll see a wealth of issues with their products, it's the very nature of online forums, simple as that.
    • PHK
    • By PHK 20th May 18, 10:02 AM
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    The problem with any search, be it of Google or the manufacturer's forum, is that you need a certain level of knowledge to verify the results.

    You need to be able to discriminate between actual fault and user error, people getting the wrong end of the stick and just plain trolling.
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