Lenovo revealed Moto G6 series and Moto E5 series smartphones as an entry-level device. The Moto E5, Moto E5 Play, Moto E5 Plus devices are comparatively budget-oriented smartphones than the Moto G6 series. Only Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus come with an 18:9 aspect ratio display whereas, the Moto E5 Play features the same old 16:9 aspect ratio display. All the Moto E5 series smartphones have selfie flashlight and the dedicated fingerprint scanner placed on the back of the Motorola logo.
Moto E5, Moto E5 Play, Moto E5 Plus Specifications and Features
- Moto E5 comes with a 5.7-inch full HD+ display with dual SIM feature.
- Moto E5 Play comes with a 720p HD display with the previous generation 16:9 aspect ratio screen.
- Moto E5 Plus comes with a bigger 5.99-inch HD+ IPS display, Snapdragon 435 Soc, 3GB RAM, huge 5,000 mAh battery.
The Moto E5 smartphone comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. It is powered by 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Soc based on Cortex-A53 CPU along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The internal storage can be expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The device is packed with Adreno 308 GPU. It has a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and a LED flash. Whereas, the front has 5MP selfie camera with a selfie flashlight. The rear camera can record 1080p videos @ 30fps.
The device runs on Android 8.0 Oreo stock ROM and it has all the necessary sensors including Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC for single SIM variant, micro USB charging port and a 3.5mm audio jack as connectivity options. The device is packed with a non-removable 4,000 mAh battery with fast charging support. The Moto E5 comes with a dual-SIM and a single nano-SIM variant as well. It weighs around 174 grams and will be available in Flash Grey and Fine Gold color variant.
Moto E5 Play
The Moto E5 Play comes with a smaller 5.2-inch 720p HD 16:9 aspect ratio display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It is powered by Snapdragon 425/427 Soc along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It has also Adreno 308 GPU. The storage can expand up to 128GB via microSD card support. Talking about the camera department, the rear camera comes with an 8MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a LED flash. On the other side, the front camera comes with a single 5MP selfie camera with a LED flash. The rear camera can record up to 1080p videos @ 30fps.
The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back side. All other sensors like Proximity, Ambient Light, Compass, and Accelerometer sensors are available on this device. The connectivity features include Bluetooth v4.2 with A2DP and LE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB2.0 charging port. It has a smaller 2,800 mAh battery with any fast charging support. The Moto E5 Play will run on Android 8.0 Oreo stock ROM. The device could come with the water splash proof certification as well. It will be available in Black, Dark Lake, and Flash Grey color options. It weighs around 150 grams.
Moto E5 Plus
In terms of the other two devices, Moto E5 Plus has the better specifications. The device will come with 5.99-inch HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. The device will be powered by Snapdragon 435 chipset along with 3GB of RAM. It will also run on latest Oreo stock Android 8.0 out of the box. It will be coupled with Adreno 308 GPU and 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB.
The device has a 12MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture with laser autofocus and PDAF feature along with LED flash. Whereas, the front has 8MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture. It can record 1080p videos @30fps. There are also HDR and Panorama mode available. It has a larger 5,000 mAh battery with Motorola Turbo Charging feature which can charge 6 hours of juice in 15 minutes of charge. The body has water splash resistance coating.
As per the connectivity options, it has Bluetooth v4.2 with A2DP and LE, USB2.0 charging port, 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, FM Radio etc. All the major sensors are also available such as Gyro, Ambient Light, Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity, and a rear mounted dedicated fingerprint sensor. The device will be available in four colors such as Black, Mineral Blue, Golden, and Flash Grey variant. It has a dual SIM dual standby option and a single nano SIM option as well. It weighs around 200 grams.
Moto E5, Moto E5 Play, Moto E5 Plus Price and Availability
The Moto E5 will cost around $182 (INR 12,000), and the Moto E5 Plus variant will be priced at around $207 (INR 13,700). The last one, Moto E5 Play device price isn’t revealed yet. The Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus variants will be available in the Asia Pacific including India, Europe, and the US from next month. Leaks are coming out that the Moto E5 Play couldn’t be available in the US or it might be available as Motorola Moto E5 Play (5th Generation). Though the company didn’t reveal anything related to this.