Just a month after unveiling the Moto G6 and G6 Play smartphones in India, Motorola has now launched the Moto E5 and E5 Plus smartphones in the sub-continent. As seen with Motorola in recent times, the Moto E5 and E5 Plus are priced on the higher side with the former retailing at Rs 9,999 and the latter going for Rs 11,999. For the unaware, the Moto G6 Play is also priced at Rs 11,999 in India, but the USP of the E5 Plus is the 5000mAh battery it packs inside. The Moto E5 Plus will be available for purchase via Amazon India and Moto Hub stores across the country, whereas the Moto E5, for now, is said to be an offline-exclusive model, same as the Moto E4.
Moto E5 Plus Specifications and Features
The Moto E5 Plus rocks a 6-inch display on the front, but it has an HD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. There’s a microSD card slot as well for storage expansion up to 128GB.
Cameras on the Moto E5 Plus include a 12MP primary shooter on the back, which has support for PDAF, HDR, Panorama, Face Detection and LED Flash. To the front of the phone, the E5 Plus rocks an 8MP shooter. Both the front and rear cameras are capable of shooting 1080p videos.
Running the entire show on the Moto E5 Plus is a beefy 5000mAh battery. Motorola said it would bundle a 10W charger inside the retail box. The Moto E5 Plus boots Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, not the Android 8.1 Oreo.
Motorola confirmed that the E5 Plus would be available in a single variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The phone can be picked up in two colour options- Black and Fine Gold.
Motorola Moto E5 Specifications and Features
The Moto E5, on the flip side, is a stripped down version of the Moto E5 Plus. It has a 5.7-inch MaxVision display on the front featuring a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels and the same 18:9 aspect ratio. It’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, clubbed with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. Both the devices sport a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Moto E5 has a 13MP single camera on the rear, whereas a 5MP shooter takes care of the selfies and video calls. This phone is backed by a 4000mAh battery.
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