Update: Shop links removed!
Motorola hasn’t yet officially announced the launch date for the Moto G5 or G5 Plus here in Australia, but it appears they’re set for launch soon with the phones now showing on their Australian website.
The Moto G5 and G5 Plus have been hotly anticipated since they were announced at Mobile World Congress. There has been some speculation about which of the Moto G5 Plus models will launch here since it was announced in both 3GB and 4GB RAM configs, the Australian website is listing the 3GB RAM option so that settles that discussion. There’s a little more discussion to be had on the Moto G5 however, with the model on the Australian site listed with 2GB and 3GB options – something we’ll clear up with Moto as soon as we can.
The phones are showing on the Moto Australia online store with the Moto G5 with 16GB of storage priced at $299, while the Moto G5 Plus is offered with 16GB of storage for $399, while 32GB of storage will set you back $449. The phones are being offered in both Lunar Grey and Fine Gold colour options in all storage configurations.
Both phones include an octa-core Snapdragon processor for both models – SD430 for Moto G5, while the G5 Plus gets an SD625 processor. Camera setups for the phones offer a lot as well, with a 12MP/13MP on the Moto G5/G5 Plus. Storage wise, you’ll get 16GB for the Moto G5, while the Plus model has 32GB with both getting microSD card slots as a backup for storage. For a full spec list comparsion between the two, here’s the list:
|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||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||NFC||—||Yes||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|
Moto will be launching the phones with Android 7.0 (Nougat), and we’ll be double checking the security level on that as soon as it launches.
If you want to check out our thoughts on the Moto G5, you can check out Duncan’s hands-on video from Barcelona right here:
Where waiting on official confirmation from Motorola about the launch dates of the phones, and while it appears you can add the devices to the basket in their online store, we haven’t actually completed a purchase as yet – anyone want to try that one out?