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Moto G5



Moto G5 (SIM Free / UK)

Lenovo continues to update their ‘G’ range of phones with the Moto G5. With this model they have added a high-grade aluminium finish, departing from the previous plastic feel.

They have also enhanced security including a fingerprint sensor, removing the need to constantly enter a password or gesture.

These design improvements mean that the G5 is still like its predecessors the ideal product, for anyone new to smartphones, or wanting to have a budget handset.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK stock

Clove Technology only supplies official UK stock of the Moto G5. You can buy from us, SIM Free and Unlocked, with guaranteed compatibility on all UK and European networks.

For LTE connectivity outside of Europe, please check the specifications and your local operator for compatibility.

EU Models

Where a product option states "EU Model", it will have been sourced directly from a European supplier. These phones should come factory sealed with the original Moto Charger (Europlug 2-pin).

Dual SIM options

Samsung manufactures the Moto G5 in both single & hybrid dual SIM versions. If an option for sale on Clove Technology specifies "DUAL SIM" then it has the hybrid slot. If DUAL SIM is not mentioned in the option, please assume that it is the single SIM version of the handset.

Reasons to buy the Moto G5

  • Android 7 Nougat - access to the latest software and features from Google
  • Slim design - new high-grade brushed aluminium-effect finish
  • Fast 1.4GHz octa-core processor - great productivity and smooth interface
  • 5-inch Full HD IPS display - brings your photos videos to life
  • High-capacity removable 2,800 mAh battery – giving you full day of usage
  • Rear 13MP Camera – with Phase Detection AutoFocus for fast sharp pictures
  • Front 5MP Camera – Wide angle lens, so you can capture the perfect selfie
  • Fingerprint reader – for inbuilt enhanced security and simplified navigation

Colour and memory variants

The Moto G5 is available with 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM.

It is available in Fine Gold, and Lunar Grey.

Box Contents

  • Moto G5
  • Battery
  • UK Mains charger
  • USB cable
  • Documentation


The Moto G5 update to the impressive ‘G’ range of products from Motorola offers many new great features. The aluminium finish dramatically improves the look, and feel of the phone.

In addition, the inclusion of the latest camera technology and an inbuilt fingerprint sensor keeps it current and relevant.


The new look of the Moto G5 with its metallic finish is a departure from previous models. It is constructed of high-grade aluminium, which has been diamond-cut to perfection and is very comfortable to use.

This change to a metallic finish will also increase the robustness of the phone casing. So not only will your phone look great, it should also be stronger.


The rear 13MP camera is able to take outstanding photos, in part due to the inclusion of Phase Detection Auto Focus. This technology dramatically speeds up the focusing time of the camera, ensuring you never miss an important moment again.

Like all good phone cameras, you can just point and shoot to capture your photos. But if you want a little bit more control you can use the professional mode. Using this you can gain manual control over almost every camera setting including white balance and exposure times.

There are also burst and panorama modes enabling you to capture interesting looks and bringing variety to your photos.

Auto HDR also makes it easy to take photos in challenging light conditions.

The 5MP front-facing camera has a wide-angle lens. This makes it possible to fit everyone into your photos, so no one is left out in a selfie. Like the rear camera, there is a professional mode enabling you to fine-tune the look of your photos. Alternatively, you can use the beautification mode to give yourself a different look.


With its fast 1.4GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, the Moto G5 provides a smooth experience when navigating menus. It also ensures you are able to use all the latest apps, and the integrated Adreno 505 gives gamers the play time they crave.

The 5-inch display offers a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, with the result that you can enjoy videos and become fully immersed. It also is sure to make photos look amazing when you want to show off your masterpieces.


We all want our phones to work longer between charging, and Lenovo has understood this by including a high-capacity 2800 mAh battery. This will mean that you can get a full day of usage without having to charge again.

A 10W rapid charger is included in the box. This ensures that when you do need to recharge your phone it can be done quickly. In fact, you can charge your phone in a fraction of the time it used to take, measuring the charge time in minutes rather than hours.


It is easy to stay in the loop with the Moto G5. A quick preview of notifications and updates can be shown on your display without the need to unlock your phone, keeping you up-to-date with everything that is happening.

Moto Actions make it simple to interact with your phone. Easy to use gestures are available to make everyday interactions more convenient. This can be a twist of your wrist to open the camera, or chopping twice to activate your flashlight.


It is important to make the information secure on your phone, as you don’t want strangers just picking up your phone and finding out your personal details. For some time we have all been securing our phones with passwords or gestures. But this can sometimes make it slow to unlock your phone.

A fingerprint sensor has been added to the Moto G5. This gives you the ability to be secure without compromising the accessibility of your phone.


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version7.0 (Nougat)
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed1.4GHz Octa-core
  • Dual Core
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelQualcomm® Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)
  • Other
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)Up to 128GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity16GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5
  • TypeFull HD IPS LCD
  • Resolution 1080 x 1920 (441 ppi)
  • Other
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • FrequenciesLTE Bands B1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 28, 40
  • Speed
  • Version4.2
  • FunctionsBR/EDR BLE
  • Version802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)
  • Version
  • DataMicro USB (v2.0)
  • PowerMicro USB (v2.0)
  • Audio3.5mm jack
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume
  • OtherFront-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels13
  • FlashPhase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • Camera Lensƒ/2.0 aperture
  • OtherPhase detect auto-focus (PDAF), panorama, auto-HDR, Burst Mode, Video stabilisation
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type5 MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture, wide-angle lens, Beautification mode
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • Formats
  • Recording
  • Formats
  • Recording
Near Field Communication
FM Radio
  • Capacity2,800 mAh
  • TypeLi-ion
  • RemovableYes
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions144.3 x 73 x 9.5mm
Weight 144.5g
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Apps, Moto Apps (Display, Gestures etc.)
Other10W Fast Charging
Warranty12 months


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Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes – this phone supports up to 256GB of external storage

Is this a dual SIM phone?


What SIM card does this phone use?

It uses a Nano SIM card.

Is this handset LTE compatible?


Does this phone have a removable battery?


Does this phone have a fingerprint sensor?


Is this phone waterproof?


There is a short-term splash-resistant coating applies from new, however, the phone is not officially waterproof and does not have an IP rating.

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