03-14-2017 01:03 PM
Does G5+ has Magnetic Compass in it??
- Moved as a new topic. - Joy
Moto G5 plus US variant is the only one that has Magnetic Compass.
03-15-2017 11:20 AM - last edited on 03-17-2017 06:44 AM by MattForumsMngr
Are U sure, Global variant don't have compass??
If No, Why so?
We do have to make tradeoffs to meet needs of different markets and keep the phone a great value. In most uses, the compass function isn't essential, but we'll share your feedback with the product teams.
03-16-2017 02:23 AM
What a bad answer...Why US needs compass sensor and Why Indian's don't need compass sensor? Why don't you highlight the difference? You broke my heart. I waited for so long and now
Compass sensor max cost 5-10 dollars...right? If we are paying $245 we can also pay $250.
Why MAGNETOMETER is #COMPROMISED #MOTOG5PLUS
03-16-2017 08:21 AM
04-07-2017 01:19 PM - edited 04-07-2017 01:20 PM
The fact that the European G5+ doesn't come with a compass is a no go for me. I don't know why Moto's marketing decided this. As You should know a compass is essential for pedestrian navigation as the speed is to low that the direction can be derived from the GNSS signal. And a compass is also essential for AR/VR games like Ingress or Pokemon.
Sad to tell You that I won't go for this model now.
04-17-2017 03:38 AM
For me the absence of a compass on the G5+ means I will be looking elsewhere for my next phone. You may say it is not an essential item but since, other than using my phone to make calls, the other other main uses of it are (a) navigating on foot and (b) using a appt that shows the path of the sun (for photography) and the former work far better with a compass and the latter will not work without one.