Moto E5 Mobile Phone Review: Hands On

By LucyEva 1 month ago

Another best-budget Motorola flagship is around the corner. The beautiful Moto E5 will be released this summer. The smartphone device featuring 5.7’’ large display with HD+ resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 based Quad-core processor, and 2GB RAM. The Motorola Moto E5 will come with 16GB internal storage and runs on Android 8.0 operating system.

Moto E5 will let you offer single SIM as well as Dual SIM. As far as battery power is concerned, it will include a large 4000mAh capacity cell. Talking about camera technology, this Motorola mobile phone has 8MP shooter on the back and 5MP Selfie cam on the front. Both cameras come with LED flash and standard sized aperture. The connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, GPS, 2G/3G/ 4G, and GSM. The device also includes a fingerprint sensor on its backside.

The Moto E5 will come in Fine Gold and Flash Grey. If you want more, additional Mineral Blue and Black color options are available in the Moto E5 Plus version. Best of all, Moto E5 price is still very cheap.

Moto E5 Release Date:

Motorola Moto E5, which was announced on 19th of April, is going to release in late May or June. Though the exact Moto E5 release date is still unconfirmed. This Motorola handset will be available from a number of retailers including Amazon, Carphone Warehouse, and Vodafone, etc.

Moto E5 release date in Australia is yet to be announced as well. And we will update this as soon as we know any update regarding Australian release. However, it’s almost confirmed that the Motorola Moto E5 mobile phone won't be coming to the US as it has the Moto E5 Plus and the Moto E5 Play, but still, we are waiting for the confirmation.

Moto E5 Prices:

Moto E5 is considered to be another best budget device, and the expected Moto E5 price will be around £120, or $150 to $170 if you are shopping outside the UK. As far as Moto E5 price in Australia is concerned, the device will possibly cost you around AU$220.

Moto E5 Specs and Features:

Following are the most likely Moto E5 specifications and features.

  • 5.7-inch HD+ Display w/ 720x1440p Resolution
  • 282ppi Pixel Density
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
  • Aspect Ratio: 18:9
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Chipset
  • Cortex A53, 1.8GHz Quad-core Processor
  • Adreno 308 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage (upgradable up to 128GB)
  • 13MP Primary Camera w/ f/2.0 aperture and LED Flash
  • Camera Features: Face detection, Touch focus, HDR
  • 5MP Front Camera w/ f/2.2 aperture and LED Flash
  • Android 8.0 (Oreo) Operating System
  • 4000mAh Li-Ion Non-removable Battery
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear), accelerometer, proximity
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.2 w/ TurboPower fast charging
  • Single SIM/ Dual SIM variant
  • Networks: 4G, 3G, 2G
  • Weight: 174 grams
  • Available Colors: Flash Grey, Fine Gold

Design and Display:

Although Moto E5 by Motorola is a super-cheap mobile phone, its design and overall look don’t seem ordinary from any angle. There is a bit of bezel above the device, and there is the logo of Motorola just below the Selfie camera. Hence, this is very convenient to pick up and operate the Moto E5 in one hand, with the curved back assisting it to sit in the hand more comfortably.

When you come to the backside of the device, you will see a slight camera bulge above the logo, and that symbolic mark actually doubles as a conveniently accessible fingerprint scanner. The mobile phone’s base possesses a micro USB port, while up top there is also a headphone jack active.

Talking about the display, Motorola is going to unleash its new E series handsets with taller 18:9 aspect ratios. It will provide you extended space during social feeds scroll, as well as a better viewing experience in landscape pick-up.

Although the display panel is only HD plus rather FHD or FHD+, at this price tag the display is still good enough to fulfill all the basic needs.

Hardware and Operating System:

Talking about the core hardware, the Moto E5 mobile phone will come loaded with the entry-level Snapdragon 425 chipset and 2GB of RAM.

Although this kind of processing technology is enough to run the latest Android Oreo OS, but still not ideal to handle graphics-rich and intensive games. However, it is still good to see that the Motorola is offering their E Series 2018 devices with the latest Android operating system versions.

The key highlight regarding hardware is related to its massive 4000mAh battery which is claimed to providing you a full day of use from just a single charge. Amazingly, the Plus version will offer even more, almost up to 2 days, with 5000mAh capacity. But still we need to test them, and we will have to wait until their official release in Australia. Another great thing about the battery is related to its TurboPower fast charging, which will give your device to get recharged in a flash.


According to various rumours, the upcoming Moto E5 device will come with the 13MP main camera and a single LED flash. And it is expected that the primary shooter would be good enough in providing nice photography, with its f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and HDR. On the front, you will get 5MP most common selfie camera which should efficient enough for capturing beautiful selfies.

Memory Storage

The Moto E5 device will come with 16GB of internal memory built-in. Though it seems not enough for today’s standards, you can increase your internal memory space via a separate microSD card easily. At this point, we are not 100% sure how much expansion the phone will offer, but the chances are great that the device will offer up to 128GB of memory storage.

Final Thoughts

All in all, Moto E5 looks an above-average smartphone. With the stunning design, 5.7’’ large HD+ display, 18:9 large screen ratio, Snapdragon 425 chipset, and 4000mAh powerful battery, Motorola are still offering the device at less than flagship-level price. If the battery and performance impress us on daily basis, E5 could be a top budget choice in 2018.

Author Bio


Lucy Eva

Lucy Eva is a content writer in Paylessdeal for 4 years, and a part-time contributor focused on the news and features attached to technology. She is always being excited about technology, especially about smartphones.


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