Motorola Moto G5S Plus
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Best Moto G Yet !
The Moto G5s-Plus is available "unlocked" for every major carrier in the US. I purchased mine at BestBuy during the 2017 Christmas season while it was on sale for $229 for the 32 gb version.
Being a Virgin Mobile customer for many years I wanted to have the latest Android phone. My previous phone was the Moto G 3rd.gen. It was a decent phone but its lack of memory and inability to upgrade to the latest version of Android had me constantly deleting cache and apps to avoid slowing down.
I was told by Virgin Mobile and Motorola in September 2017 that this "unlocked" G5s-Plus model # XT1806 could be activated replacing my existing Moto G 3rd.gen. After purchasing in December, I sent an email to Virgin Mobile to get specific activation instructions. I was told that doing so was not possible and had been given wrong advice by their customer representatives.
Calling Virgin Mobile I was given the same answer.
Not giving up I called a Sprint Corporate store. This was not a local retailer like in the Mall. You have to go to a corporate store location. On the phone I was told that possibly they could help. When I went to the Sprint Corporate store, after just a few minutes, they were able to activate my new phone with a new sim card that they have. My troubles were now over and I had a great new up to date Android phone on the Virgin Mobile network.
So far so good. This is a big step up from my previous phone.
Very Fast, no slow downs
Earphone sound quality excellent
Pure install of Android without any extra bloatware
Decent screen size 5.5"
401 ppi screen density
Great battery life
Rapid charger included for 6 hour recharge in just 15 minutes
Virgin Mobile compatibility
Speaker phone not as good as the Moto G. The Moto G has its speaker on its face, Moto G5s-Plus has it on the bottom end.
For $229 it's hard to beat comparing it to others costing more than double or triple the price.
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