The Moto G5 looks like one of the best budget phones on the planet, thanks to a new metal design, upgraded specifications and clean Android 7.0. If you’re picking one up or you’ve already got your hands on one, check out our case and accessory recommendations!
Part 1: Top 5 Moto G5 cases & covers
1. UAG Outback Protective Case - £20
Sometimes, you’ll look at a case and just know that it provides a ton of protection from drops and falls. That’s the case (haha) with this example from UAG, the Outback. Its rugged design suggests a case that provides intense armour against any and all hazards, and indeed that’s exactly what you get. The case includes anti-skid pads along the sides, a textured back panel and a thick shock-absorbing lip around the front of the phone, all of which help to prevent drops and absorb the force of accidental impacts. The Outback has been military drop-tested and passed with flying colours, so if you want a case that doesn’t take any guff, this is a great choice.
2. Dual Layer Armour Case with Stand - £13
This unbranded case has a surprisingly good design, with a unique silver finish and added grip panels on each side. The case provides good protection thanks to its use of two materials in concert, TPU and polycarbonate. This provides better resistance against drops and falls, without making the case too bulky to use conveniently. The case also comes with a handy feature: a kickstand which allows you to prop up your phone in landscape mode. That’s brilliant for watching videos, playing games or just keeping up to date with your notifications.
3. Olixar Ultra-Thin Clear Case - £8
This clear case for the Moto G5 adds the bare minimum of protection, preventing scratches and lessening the impact of drops and knocks. The case adds minimal bulk or weight to your phone, ensuring it stays easily pocketable and you can still see the new metal design. The case is available in two colours, either wholly transparent or with a blue tinge.
4. Spigen Rugged Armor Tough Case - £15
This tough case for the Moto G5 provides a clever single-layer design with air cushions in each corner, providing excellent protection from drops, knocks and falls without adding much weight or bulk. The Spigen case has a nice two-tone design on the back, with sections of faux carbon fibre that add some visual interest and set this case apart from its peers. There are also cutouts for the ports, camera and other features, while the buttons get tactile covers that keep them easy to press. All in all, a strong case particularly for its £14.99 price point!
5. Olixar ArmourDilllo Protective Case - £10
If protection is the name of the game, then the Olixar ArmourDillo should be the first case on your list. The ArmourDillo has a ridged polycarbonate exoskeleton that provides good grip and excellent protection from drops and knocks. Beneath this, there’s a second layer of TPU that increases the protection while keeping bulk to a minimum. This case also includes a stand that lets you keep your Moto G5 tilted on its side in landscape mode; great for watching videos, playing games or just keeping an eye on notifications.
Part 2: Top 5 Moto G5 accessories
6. AquaFonik Bluetooth Shower Speaker - £20
This sweet Bluetooth speaker is water resistant and sticks to flat surfaces, allowing you to use it in the shower without fear. Now you can sing along with your favourite songs in the best acoustic space in your house. (Of course, you can use this speaker in other rooms too - it’ll work just as nicely there.)
7. Plug N Go Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - £13
These in-ear Bluetooth headphones take a similar approach to Apple’s AirPods, but at a dramatically more agreeable price point. The two in-ear portions are connected by a cable, allowing for way longer battery life and removing the possibility of one ‘bud being lost. You can also control your music using the in-line remote. All in all, a convenient wireless solution for listening to music that doesn’t cost the earth.
8. Samsung 32GB Evo+ Micro SD Card - £20
This fast Evo+ Micro SD card is one good option for filling that Micro SD card slot in your Moto G5. It operates at UHS-I speeds so you’re not left waiting when copying over photos or songs, and it’s water resistant so it should survive an accidental trip through the wash. The card is available in a range of capacities, but 32GB is a sizeable amount that doesn’t cost a whole lot.
9. KSIX Micro USB Wireless Charging Receiver - £18
This thin wireless charging receiver plugs into the Micro USB port at the bottom of your phone, then slips underneath most cases. That keeps it hidden (unless you’ve got a clear case), and gives you the ability to use Qi wireless charging pads. It’s a much more convenient way of charging your smartphone, although it is a little slower than the wired alternative.
10. Olixar Tempered Glass Screen Protector - £13
We’ll conclude with one of our regular recommendations: a tempered glass screen protector. These are far easier to install and last longer than the older plastic alternatives, and can provide some significant protection against drops, knocks and scratches. Avoid a costly screen replacement with one of these screen protectors, and you’ll be happy.
Thanks for checking out our recommendations. Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions in the comments below!
Thanks to MobileFun.co.uk for providing all Moto G5 cases, covers and accessories.