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Moto G5 $139

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Moto G5 $139

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See PC mobile are offering the Moto G5 for $139
This coupled with various Optimum offers and/or No Tax day could make this hot

We bought this in Dec ($150+no tax+PC Plus offer = $130) for my daughter and been impressed with it since
Decent phone for the price tag - We also have the ZTE Axon mini 7 and the consensus (from us) seems to be the Moto just shades it for a similar price
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Thanks OP! Does anyone know if PCMobile will price protect? I purchased this phone last weekend for $180.
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How does this phone compare to the Motorola G4 Play model? Worth the upgrade?

Also, is there a No Tax day coming up?
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Both should work with freedom. I personally would go for the axon 7 mini, it's older but specs wise it either ties with or beats the g5 in most categories.
Older processor mind you but the one extra gig of ram makes the difference.
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Ferny111 wrote: Both should work with freedom. I personally would go for the axon 7 mini, it's older but specs wise it either ties with or beats the g5 in most categories.
Older processor mind you but the one extra gig of ram makes the difference.
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Axon 7 mini from PC mobile has bell firmware on it and afaik updates from bell have not been pushed through so the phone is stuck on the Android version out of box. Also about a month after purchase the in-call microphone stopped working and people are unable to hear me when making calls, appears to be a hardware issue as a factory reset did not fix it, it also appears to be a fairly common issue with no fix. The manufacturer offers a 2 year warranty so this is my next recourse but I haven't made the call yet.

Edit: also worth noting that I bought the same phone from canadacomputers at a slightly higher cost and have experienced none of the problems above, overall great phone for the cost
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Ferny111 wrote: Both should work with freedom. I personally would go for the axon 7 mini, it's older but specs wise it either ties with or beats the g5 in most categories.
Older processor mind you but the one extra gig of ram makes the difference.
Comparison
That comparison page is actually a tad misleading with regards to the SD 617 specs, it's an Octacore, but it's split, 4x1.5GHz and 4x1.2Ghz compared to the SD 430 specs (8x1.4Ghz). All of those are technically "up to xxGhz" accordingly. So conceivably, it's possible for the 430 to perform better in some situations, along with its newer GPU.

Also, the G5 should receive Android Oreo.
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According to gsmarena the LTE band support is:
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 19(800), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)

This is horrible for Canada, only B7 for Rogers, and only B5 and B7 for Bellus? I must be searching for the wrong thing. Anybody have a correct listing for LTE band support?
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Jun 23, 2006
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on the motorola site its showing the following bands:
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz), 4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 28), GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900)
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repatch wrote: According to gsmarena the LTE band support is:
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 19(800), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)

This is horrible for Canada, only B7 for Rogers, and only B5 and B7 for Bellus? I must be searching for the wrong thing. Anybody have a correct listing for LTE band support?
Motorola Moto G5 XT1671 (Canada, South America) - Canada
Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,12,17,28
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wing0 wrote: Motorola Moto G5 XT1671 (Canada, South America) - Canada
Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,12,17,28
Perfect, thanks!

No good for FM/Wind, but otherwise great LTE support.
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Symbol87 wrote: Is this dual sim? The user guide says "second sim, on some phones"
No chance. No Canadian carrier would sell a dual sim phone, it's the antithesis of what a carrier wants you to do.
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Moto G are such good phone.

The OS is extremely stable, there's zero bloatware, it use a pure Android interface and usually have a pretty decent battery longevity and great CPU for 99% of smartphone user.

At this price, this is a steal.
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SaveHisKing wrote: Axon 7 mini from PC mobile has bell firmware on it and afaik updates from bell have not been pushed through so the phone is stuck on the Android version out of box. Also about a month after purchase the in-call microphone stopped working and people are unable to hear me when making calls, appears to be a hardware issue as a factory reset did not fix it, it also appears to be a fairly common issue with no fix. The manufacturer offers a 2 year warranty so this is my next recourse but I haven't made the call yet.

Edit: also worth noting that I bought the same phone from canadacomputers at a slightly higher cost and have experienced none of the problems above, overall great phone for the cost
I was not aware of this issue. My brother had the axon mini and still uses it as a backup if his primary goes out. He never mentioned a microphone issue, but I'll ask him out of curiosity. And yes, definitely the OS update is important to note especially since the g5 is upgradeable to Oreo.
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Aug 27, 2006
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stupid question: these come unlocked, or are free to unlock, correct?
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Would make a nice backup phone, anyone know if PC gift cards work for PC Mobile purchases?
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Nov 27, 2015
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Just looking to buy an unlocked Moto G5, how does the prepaid part work? Thanks for any info.
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Sep 22, 2005
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Never bought a phone from PC Mobile - would be great if I can use PC Optimum points for payment.
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jaydbee wrote: Just looking to buy an unlocked Moto G5, how does the prepaid part work? Thanks for any info.
You pay $139 take the phone and throw your sim card in and you're good to go.
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Apr 5, 2017
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Anybody know if this would work on Videotron ... was thinking of buying for relatives

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