The product titles and photos seem to confirm that The Good Guys will be selling the Lunar Grey colour for both models. Hopefully the Blue Sapphire version also makes it to our shores here, or via a different retailer or carrier.
Both are listed as “not available”, so the date it you can purchase it is unknown, though this website listing suggests it will be within the next few weeks.
We’re not certain but it’s likely that the G5 Plus model stocked by The Good Guys will be 3GB RAM/32GB storage and you’ll have to buy the 4GB/64GB storage variant from Moto Australia (if it’s available at all).
We make this guess because with the previous Moto G4 Plus model, Australian retailers sold the 2GB RAM/16GB storage version and people who wanted the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant had to purchase it directly from the Moto Australia website.
When announced recently at MWC the Moto G5 and G5 Plus midrange phones running stock Android with the well known small Moto customisations were the talk of the show amongst those not distracted by the new Nokia 3310 (2G only) model.
We are keenly awaiting an official Australian launch announcement so we can get our hands on review models to thoroughly test and report back to you about key features especially the cameras and battery life. Those of you reading Ausdroid closely will know that we already have a Moto G5 Plus to review … suggesting things might not be far away.
In the meanwhile make sure you check out my colleague Duncan’s comments at his hand-on with Moto G5 and G5 Plus in person at MWC Barcelona 2017.
|Moto G5||Moto G5 Plus||Release date||February 2017||February 2017||Screen size||5.0-inch||5.2-inch||Screen technology||TFT LCD||TFT LCD||Resolution||1,920 x 1,080||1,920 x 1,080||PPI||441||424||Rear camera||13MP||12 MP||Front camera||5MP||5MP||Chipset||Snapdragon 430||Snapdragon 625||Core config||8 x 1.4 GHz||8 x 2.0 GHz||Alternate chip||—||—||Ram||2GB||3GB/ 4GB||Storage||16GB||16GB/32GB||MicroSD||Yes, up to 128GB||Yes, up to 128GB||Battery||2,800 mAh||3,000 mAh||Battery removable||Yes||—||Connector||MicroUSB||MicroUSB||Headphone Port||Yes||Yes||Headphone Location||Top||Top||Speaker Configuration||Bottom||Bottom||Android OS||Android 7.0||Android 7.0||Vendor skin||Moto Stock||Moto Stock||Dimensions||144.3 x 73 x 8.7 mm||150.2 x 74 x 7.7 mm||Weight||149g||160g||Colours|