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.

  • Great battery life
  • Good design
  • Dual SIM
  • Ordinary app performance
  • Low-resolution display
  • Mediocre camera performance

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

Display Size
5.7 inches
Resolution
720 x 1440px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
282 ppi

Camera

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

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
154.4mm x 72.2mm x 9mm
Weight
174g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
Category 4

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 425
RAM
2GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
16GB
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity
4,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$229
Launch date2018-06
Motorola Moto E5

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

  • Price: ~$400
  • Where to buy: Amazon

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Specifications

Display

Display Size
5.7 inches
Resolution
720 x 1440px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
282 ppi

Camera

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

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
154.4mm x 72.2mm x 9mm
Weight
174g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
Category 4

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 425
RAM
2GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
16GB
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity
4,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
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

    • Default Gravatar
      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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