Motorola’s impressive mid-range smartphone, the Moto G5S Plus, is finally available for pre-order stateside. You can now place a pre-order for the Moto G5S Plus on the Motorola website for an introductory price of $229.99. Keep in mind though, that you will need to shell out $50 more if you do not pre-order by the 28th of this month. Motorola is also offering financing with Affirm, allowing buyers to get the smartphone for as low as $13.81 per month. Pre-orders will begin shipping on October 5th.

The Moto G5S Plus, or the Moto G5 “Special Edition” Plus as Motorola likes to call it, is a solid upgrade over the Moto G5 Plus. Perhaps the most significant difference between the two smartphones is the display size. While the G5 Plus features a 5.2-inch display, the G5S Plus comes with a larger 5.5-inch IPS LCD display offering 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The body of the smartphone is made out of metal, claimed to be more durable than that of the Moto G5 Plus.

When it comes to processing power, the Moto G5S Plus is not an upgrade over the Moto G5 Plus. Both smartphones are powered by Qualcomm’s hugely popular Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. When it comes to memory, you get two choices – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. The 3GB RAM version, as we mentioned above, can now be pre-ordered for $229.99. If you wish to get the 4GB RAM version, you will need to shell out $299.99. In case you do not place your pre-order by the 28th of this month, you will need to pay $349.99 instead.

At the back, Moto G5S Plus is equipped with a dual-camera setup comprising of two 13MP resolution sensors. For selfies, there is an 8MP snapper on the front of the handset. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, NFC, GPS with GLONASS, and 4G VoLTE. The Moto G5 Plus also includes a fingerprint sensor, 3000mAh non-removable battery with Turbo Charging, and Android 7.1 Nougat operating system. The smartphone is confirmed to be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo sometime later this year.


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