Deal: Motorola Moto G5 Plus now costs just $179 at Amazon

Motorola’s Moto G5 Plus is one of the best affordable smartphones currently available in the US, so we’re happy to inform you that the handset can now be purchased for $50 off its regular price.

Amazon is selling the unlocked G5 Plus (with 32 GB of storage space and 2 GB of RAM) for $179.99 – that’s the lowest price we’ve seen for the handset thus far. This isn’t the Amazon Prime version of the phone (which comes with ads and Amazon offers on the lock screen), but the regular variant that normally costs $229.99. Mind you, only the Lunar Grey model is available at …


Battle of the budget champions: Moto G5 or Nokia 3?

Despite being nowhere near the top-tier class of phones, a few handsets still stirred emotion and drama this year, as they were flying towards the store shelves and the anxious hands of reviewers. Those are Motorola’s budget G and E series phones, and Nokia’s new offerings.

Why drama? Well, Moto is in the hands of a new owner — Lenovo — and the Nokia brand is now controlled by a new entity, known as HMD Global. Everyone was curious to see what the new owners of both brands would do with their budget phones. And, we would say, they didn’t do half bad! In fact, it doesn’t seem like a lot has …

Deal: B&H Photo has the 32GB Motorola Moto G5 Plus for $200, 64GB model priced at $250

Those looking to purchase the 32GB Motorola Moto G5 Plus or the 64GB Motorola Moto G5 Plus can take advantage of a sale offered for either model from B&H Photo. The sale runs from now through August 4th, which means that you only have a couple of days to save some money on these two units. The 32GB and 64GB Moto G5 Plus are available from B&H for $200 and $250, respectively.

Each unit comes with a 5.2-inch LCD display carrying a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. An energy sipping Snapdragon 625 SoC is under the hood containing an octa-core 2GHz CPU, and the Adreno 506 GPU. 3GB/4GB of …

Deal: Get a Moto G5 Plus 64 GB for just $179.99 (with Amazon offers and ads)

Released several months back in the US and other markets, the Motorola Moto G5 Plus is normally sold for $229.99 (model with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory), or $299.99 (model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory).

Motorola also launched the smartphone as an Amazon Prime exclusive product (with Amazon offers and ads on the lockscreen), offering the 4 GB / 64 GB version for $239.99. Now, this version can be purchased for even less: just $179.99. Thus, you’re saving a total of $120 for accepting Amazon ads on your lockscreen. These ads and offers …

Deal: Unlocked LG G5 is on sale for its lowest price ever, get it on eBay for just $225

The retail price of the LG G5 had been dropping very fast in the last couple of weeks in the United States. Last time we reported the G5 was on sale for nearly $250, and that happened less than two weeks ago.

Those of you hadn’t taken that deal yet are in for a pleasant surprise, as the G5’s price has been dropped even lowered than that. If you don’t have anything against shopping on eBay, you’ll be happy to know the unlocked LG G5 costs just $224.99 right now.

Although the smartphone comes unlocked, it will only work on GMS networks, so you’ll be able to …

Newegg has the unlocked LG G5 on sale for $259.99

It might not be a current generation model, but you can pick up the unlocked LG G5 from Newegg for only $259.99. Interestingly, this model is powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset while the LG G6 has the Snapdragon 821 SoC inside. That means that there is only a slight difference between the chipset that powers both phones. In addition, because the LG G5 works with some modular accessories, the 2800mAh battery can be removed and exchanged for a freshly charged one.

For those who need to refresh their memory in relation to this phone, it features a 5.3-inch LCD display with a 1440 x 2560 …

Deal: Buy the LG G5 for just $299.99 and get a free LG 360 VR headset worth $129.99


LG tried to launch a whole new set of modular features with 2016’s LG G5 flagship phone. However, consumers didn’t take too kindly to it and this year’s LG G6 had removed all of the modular capabilities from the year before. Part of the reason for LG’s decision to give up on modular with this year’s flagship had to do with the Moto Z line released last year by Motorola/Lenovo. The Moto Z series made adding modular accessories a snap thanks to the 16 magnetic pins on the back of the handsets.

Eliminate the modular features, and you still have a serviceable high-end handset with the LG …

Verizon LG G5 receives software update that optimizes the phone and adds the monthly security patch

Verizon has announced an update for its version of the LG G5, 2016’s flagship handset from LG. The nation’s largest carrier says that the update will add performance optimizations, fix known issues and install the latest security patch. First thing first; the update brings LG G5 users software version VS98728B. When the notification arrives saying that the update is on your phone, connect the device to a Wi-Fi network, or make sure that you have a strong signal from Verizon. You should also check to see if your battery is fully charged before proceeding with the installation of the new files.

The …

Motorola Moto G5 Review

Introduction
In the past few years, the Moto G series has set a standard in affordable phones that few can match. This year, Lenovo has two G series phones: the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus. The G5 Plus is the one that has gotten all the attention so far: it’s got the powerful and very battery-savvy Snapdragon 625 system chip, it’s got a fast Dual Pixel auto-focus camera, and it has a starting price of just $230.

And then there is the Moto G5 that we have up here for review. It’s a much different phone than the G5 Plus and this is important to know: it has a smaller, 5” display, it has …

Moto G5 Plus won't call 911 when using Verizon's VoLTE

If you’re a Verizon subscriber rocking the Moto G5 Plus, better hope that you don’t have an emergency while using Big Red’s VoLTE service. A bug is preventing the Moto G5 Plus from dialing the 911 emergency number when attempting to make the call over LTE. Motorola/Lenovo has come clean, admitting that there is a software glitch that is preventing Verizon subscribers from summoning emergency help with this specific phone. Again, this is only happening on VoLTE.

While Motorola/Lenovo says that it is working on a fix for the issue, turning off VoLTE will eliminate the problem for now. Matt, …