The Moto G5 and G5 Plus joined the Huawei P10, P10 Plus and P10 Lite at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona and apparently, the phones are already available for pre-order in Europe.
Less than a week after the MWC show came to an end, German and Dutch retailers have already listed the phones for pre-order. The Moto G5 and G5 Plus are available in the former market while the Huawei P10 series can be pre-ordered from the Netherlands.
In Germany, the Moto G5 has a price tag of €199. This gets you a decent package of 2GB RAM, a Snapdragon 430 SoC and 16GB storage. There’s a decent 13MP shooter on the back that is accompanied by a 5MP lens on the front. The battery inside is 2800mAh and supports fast charging technology via a microUSB 2.0 port. For the display, the G5 has a compact 5-inch Full HD panel that is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 technology. Software-wise, you get Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The phone also comes with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner.
As for the Moto G5 Plus, you’ll need €289 to get it off the shelves. However, this gets you a better package than the standard G5, including a 5.2-inch Full HD screen that is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, a more powerful Snapdragon 625 SoC that is paired with the 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage. The back has a much better 12MP shooter while the front comes with a 5MP lens for selfies. To keep it alive is a 3000mAh battery unit that supports fast charging technology via a microUSB port. In terms of software, the Moto G5 Plus has Android 7.0 Nougat running the show and like its counterpart, the fingerprint is front-mounted.
Be warned that the two phones won’t be available for shipping until after four weeks.
As for the Huawei P10 series, those in the Netherlands can have any of the three variants, including the high-end Huawei P10 Plus as well as the low-end P10 Lite. The Huawei P10 had already appeared in Spain and now that the Dutch can also get their hands on the phones, it appears that the rest of the world should be able to do the same very soon.
If you live in the Netherlands, you can visit any of T-Mobile, Mediamarkt or bol.com and pre-order the Huawei P10. If you are interested in the larger Huawei P10 Plus or the low-end P10 Lite, you can head to Mediamrkt where all three variants are listed, with shipping expected to start on March 17.
If you are after the standard Huawei P10, you’ll need €599. As for the high-end P10 Plus, it’ll set you back €749. If these two are too hot to handle, the P10 Lite comes in at €349, but the specs are also weaker compared to the other two. Unlike in Spain where pre-ordering the P10 gets you a free Huawei Watch 2, those in the Netherlands will get a free Leica Sofort Instant Camera that usually costs €289.
The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus share the same internals but the screen size and resolutions are different. On the other hand, the P10 Lite shares the same display specs as the standard P10. Where the standard and Lite variants come in with a 5.2-inch Full HD screen, the P10 Plus has a 5.5-inch QHD screen. Under the hood, the Lite has a Kirin 655 SoC that is paired with a 4GB RAM and 32GB of storage. The P10 and P10 Plus come with a Kirin 960 SoC that is paired with 4GB/6GB RAM and 32GB/64GB/128GB storage options. These two have Leica-branded dual-lens cameras on the back (20MP+12MP), but the Plus has a larger aperture of f/1.8 as compared to the f/2.2 on the standard model. The Lite has a 12MP shooter on the back with f/2.2 aperture and even though the 8MP selfie lens is common, the P10 and P10 Plus have a larger aperture of f/1.9 as compared to the f/2.0 of the P10 Lite.
To keep the phones alive 3100mAh, 3200mAh and 3750mAh battery units for the Huawei P10 Lite, P10 and P10 Plus, respectively. However, only the last two support fast charging technology. Like the Moto G5 and G5 Plus, you get Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box on the Huawei P10 series.
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