Moto G4 Plus or LG G5

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I am considering upgrading - which phone would be better LG G5 or the Moto G4 Plus?  Any recommendations much appreciated!
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Goran, Mobile Master

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Hands down the LG g5 in practically every metric except maybe battery life and maybe Lenovo will end up supporting the Moto g 4 plus longer for software updates. I haven't seen if the g5 is on sale again recently but it's well worth it over the g4 plus.
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Thanks. I see on paper that the G5 has better specs....But it seems that there were alot of people that had issues with the phone in real life. Was wondering if you have heard anything from personal experiences.
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How long do you think the G5 will be supported?
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What have you heard about issues? From what people who have it have told me is its a great phone in general and some appreciate a slightly smaller (5.3") flagship. Only complaint I've heard is average battery life but it's remove able.

Hard to say. LG in the past year or two has been getting good/better.
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I heard that Nougat update didn't go over well.  Also heard that were issues with the screen colour and bleeding?

But I like the specs on the camera and the phone itself.
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The biggest complaint was the lack of app drawer which they fixed with an easy download when you first get your phone. I've had mine for just over a month now and haven't had any complaints about it so far!
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Thanks for your input!
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I personally loved the G5 when I had it. The fact that many complained about the phone is why there are great deals on this phone. The display is a little on the cool side but nothing that was a deal breaker for me.

I even managed to crack my screen by being careless with pockets, concrete and not having a case. LG repaired the phone for $180+tax. I highly recommend it.
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Thanks for the input.

Which phone do you have now?
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iPhone 7 Plus and Xiaomi Mi 5.
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LG G5 pros:

  • Resale value
  • Specs
  • Modular phone add-on options

Moto G4 Plus pros:

  • Easy to root (I heard it's impossible to root the LG G5 Canadian variant)
  • Slightly cheaper unlock code (unlock Moto for $2-3, unlock LG for $4-5)

I think both have Nougat now. LG G5 will most likely get Android O, but Moto G4 Plus may or may not receive that update (Moto G3 not getting Nougat)

The LG G5 is more comparable to the Moto Z Play. The Moto G4 Plus would be a great phone but seems to be quite expensive for a glorified G series phone.

Sadly the promo on the Moto Z Play has run out past the holidays.

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Thanks! I think the LG G5 is the winner
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And it's on sale now! 0 down on Tab M, meaning it'll cost you only $360 over 2 years.
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There is just no contest at the same price point.
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Agreed. At the same price, take the LG G5, unless you're a Motorola fan or want to root your phone.