Motorola Moto E5 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Motorola Moto E5

Motorola Moto E5
  • Display

    5.7 inches

    1440 x 720

  • Storage


  • Battery size

    4,000 mAh

Buy at The Good Guys

The Motorola E5 isn't a fancy phone, but it's well built and is especially notable for its exceptional battery life. If you're in the market for a budget handset, it's well recommended.

The good

  • Great battery life
  • Good design
  • Dual SIM

The bad

  • Ordinary app performance
  • Low-resolution display
  • Mediocre camera performance

Motorola's stock in trade in the smartphone space is in providing good quality handsets at budget to low mid-range prices. The Motorola E5 is the cheapest of Motorola's 2018 crop of phones, and while that has its appeal, you often have to carefully balance the trade-offs that phone makers have to decide on to deliver a product at this kind of price point.

Thankfully, Motorola makes that easy because there's one very obvious reason to buy the Motorola E5 if you're already looking in the budget space.


  • Fingerprint reader
  • Dual SIM functionality is handy


  • Entirely suitable for basic photography


  • Budget performance is acceptable for general day-to-day use
  • Android 8.0 ensures compatibility with modern apps and features

Battery life

  • 4,000mAh battery is massive for any smartphone, let alone a budget handset
  • Multi-day battery life is feasible even under heavy use


  • The Motorola Moto E5's exceptional battery life makes it the go-to smartphone for those constantly on the move

Pricing and availability

Motorola Moto E5

Power to go and go and go

If you're tired of having to constantly charge your phone, the Motorola Moto E5's 4,000mAh battery might be the ideal solution.


  • The Motorola Moto E5 is available online from retailers like Amazon and Catch as well as local stores like The Good Guys and Officeworks.

Motorola Moto E5 specs

OS Android 8
Display size (inches) 5.7
Display resolution (pixels) 1440 x 720
Pixels per inch (PPI) 282
Processor Snapdragon 425
Height (mm) 154.4
Width (mm) 72.2
Depth (mm) 9
Weight (g) 174
Battery size (mAh) 4,000
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 16GB
MicroSD expansion 256GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 13
Rear camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 5
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.2
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
NFC support Yes

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