Motorola Moto E5 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Motorola Moto E5
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Quick Verdict

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 Moto E5 at a glance
When was the Motorola Moto E5 released? June 2018
What’s new about the Motorola Moto E5? Massive 4,000mAh battery, dual-SIM support, Android 8.0 Oreo
How much does the Motorola Moto E5 cost? RRP $229

The Motorola E5 isn't a flashy phone, but it has a battery that won't quit at a price point that will appeal.

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.
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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
RAM 2
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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Updated December 15th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Snapdragon 636
6
2160 x 1080
64GB
MSM8937
5.7
1440 x 720
32GB
Motorola Moto E5
Motorola Moto E5
Snapdragon 425
5.7
1440 x 720
16GB
Snapdragon 450
5.7
2160 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 630
5.9
2180 x 1080
64GB
Snapdragon 630
5.2
1920 x 1080
64GB
Snapdragon 625
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 430
5.2
1920 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 626
5.5
1920 × 1080
64GB
MT6737
5
1280 × 720
16GB
MTK 6737M
5
854 × 480
16GB
Snapdragon 617
5.5
1920 x 1080
16GB
Snapdragon 430
5
1920 x 1080
16GB
Snapdragon 625
5.2
1920 x 1080
16GB
32GB
Snapdragon 625
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 820
5.5
2560 x 1440
64GB
Snapdragon 410
5
1280 × 720
16GB
Snapdragon 810
5.4
2560 x 1440
32GB

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