Thanks for the info and link. Apple Pay is not a big deal to me as my credit union does not support it. I already have Apple TV and a Mac, but do not want to spend a lot as newer phones are coming out soon(months).I'm assuming you're picking between the two to buy. Don't have the G5 Plus, but I can try to give some input as I used many Moto phones in the past and have the SE.
The iPhone SE is pretty fast, as fast as 2016 Android flagship phones, the only negative for me is the somewhat small screen. Otherwise I recommend it.
Moto G5 Plus is a pretty decent midrange phone and it will run smooth as well because it use stock Android interface. One negative with the G series is the lack of NFC, which can be used for Android Pay, but have more useful functions on Android compared to iOS.
I would suggest you consider the original Moto Z Play (not the new Z2 Play which have very little improvements and is more expensive). This phone is getting cheaper now (see Best Buy) and is not much more expansive than the G5 Plus. It have NFC, but also a bigger 3500mAh battery, compared to 3000mAh on the G5 Plus and Z2 Play. Z devices are compatible Moto Mods which the G series lacks.
However, if camera quality is important, the Moto G5 Plus and Z2 Play will have newer better camera than the Z Play.
Between the SE and G5 Plus, I would go with the SE because of Apple Pay.
Between the SE and Z Play, I would go with the Z Play. Although the SE will have a better camera and is more pocketable.
I would say the Moto G5 Plus is the best Android budget option out there. Too bad you cannot import the international model with NFC (assuming you're limited to Verizon and AT&T options) because that has a lot of the main features used today. A Full HD display, up to 4gb RAM, a solid camera, splash-proofing, turbo charging, Moto features. Much bigger phone.Thanks for the in
Thanks for the info and link. Apple Pay is not a big deal to me as my credit union does not support it. I already have Apple TV and a Mac, but do not want to spend a lot as newer phones are coming out soon(months).
I can get the G5 for 185.00, and the SE for 200 if I port to AT&T and use a gophone. Problem is Verzion will charge me 175.00 fee for a past phone I had with them that they kept when a deal they promised me fell through.