Motorola Moto E5 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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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.

5.7 inches

Display size

720 x 1440px

16GB

Internal storage

13 MP

Rear camera

4,000 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.7 inches
Resolution 720 x 1440
Pixels per inch (PPI) 282
Rear camera megapixels 13MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.0
Video recording 1080p
Front camera megapixels 5MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.2
Dimensions 154.4mm x 72.2mm x 9mm
Weight 174g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
Processor Snapdragon 425
RAM 2GB
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

16GB

External storage support Up to 256GB
Battery capacity 4,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No
Launch price (RRP)$229
Launch date2018-06
Motorola Moto E5

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.

Design

  • Fingerprint reader
  • Dual SIM functionality is handy

Camera

  • Entirely suitable for basic photography

Performance

  • 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

Verdict

  • 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.

Promoted

  • 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

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.7 inches
Resolution 720 x 1440
Pixels per inch (PPI) 282
Rear camera megapixels 13MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.0
Video recording 1080p
Front camera megapixels 5MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.2
Dimensions 154.4mm x 72.2mm x 9mm
Weight 174g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
Processor Snapdragon 425
RAM 2GB
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

16GB

External storage support Up to 256GB
Battery capacity 4,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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2 Comments

  1. Default Gravatar
    Derek
    August 5, 2019

    What does it mean that it has dual sims do I have to have both to use the phone

    • AvatarStaff
      Nikki
      August 5, 2019

      Hi Derek,

      Thanks for your question. A dual-SIM phone is one that has two SIM card slots. This means that you could drop SIM cards from different telecommunications providers into a single phone and have them both active on your phone simultaneously. You can find more information on dual sim phones on this page.

      Hope this was helpful. Don’t hesitate to message us back if you have more questions.

      Best,
      Nikki

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