Motorola Announces Moto E5, E5 Plus and E5 Play Smartphones

Alongside the Moto G6 lineup of smartphones, Motorola, the Lenovo-owned company also unveiled the Moto E5 devices, which consists of Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus and the Moto E5 Play. The Moto G6 devices are catered to mid-range market, while the Moto E5 devices focus on entry-level and budget users. All the three Moto E5 devices feature similar specifications, but the Moto E5 Plus packs better specifications and bigger battery compared to the other two. The Moto E5 Plus succeeds the Moto E4 Plus, whereas the Moto E5 replaces the existing Moto E4 device. Motorola, for the first time, introduced a Play version of an E series device in the form of Moto E5 Play. Read on to know the complete specifications of the three smartphones:


Motorola Moto E5 Plus
The Moto E5 Plus, as the name itself suggests offers better hardware of the three smartphones. It rocks a 6-inch 18:9 display on the front with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 technology. Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC, which works in tandem with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. A microSD card is present on the E5 Plus which accepts up to 128GB.

Motorola has added a single 12MP camera to the back of the E5 Plus which comes with 1.25-micron, f/2.0 aperture and laser autofocus technology. An 8MP front-facing is also present on the front with an LED flash. The USP of the Moto E5 Plus is the 5000mAh battery, and the phone thankfully also ships with TurboCharge technology. The fingerprint scanner is placed on the back of the phone, and it measures 200grams.

Motorola Moto E5
Moving onto the Moto E5, it packs stripped down specifications when compared to the E5 Plus. It weighs 174grams and measures 8.95mm in thickness. The fingerprint scanner is present at the back itself. A 4000mAh battery backs the smartphone with TurboCharge support. It has a 5.7-inch 18:9 display with HD+ resolution and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC.


The Moto E5 comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard along with microSD card slot. A 13MP camera is present at the back of the phone, and a 5MP camera is on the front.

Motorola Moto E5 Play
Lastly, we have the Moto E5 Play smartphone, which is the least powerful device of the three. The Moto E5 Play is also powered by the Snapdragon 425 SoC in some markets and in some markets, it comes with the Snapdragon 427 SoC. Mated to the chipset is a 2GB of RAM module and 16GB of storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card.


The E5 Play offers an 8MP camera at the back, followed by a 5MP camera on the front. It has a 5.2-inch display and is backed by a 2800mAh battery. So the Moto E5 Play is the latest Moto E4 smartphone. The Moto E5 Play will be put against the likes of Redmi 5A and Tenor D in the Indian market.

All the three Moto E5 devices run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, and they even ship with water repellant coating. And lastly, they have a front-facing LED flash as well, which helps in low-light selfies. All the three comes with rear-mounted fingerprint scanners.

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54 Comments on "Motorola Announces Moto E5, E5 Plus and E5 Play Smartphones"


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April 20, 2018 3:46 pm 3:46 PM

why moto phones looks like kids teddy,
and camera area looks very ugly

Airtel User
April 20, 2018 8:14 pm 8:14 PM

Motorola is a big brand older even to nokia, not like xiaomi phones that you cant show to someone because of there cheap chinese brand image.

April 21, 2018 3:30 am 3:30 AM

It’s Lenovo company now. Don’t you understand. Original Motorola has uniquness in their device DNA, with Google software support is at peaks…now with Lenovo everything is lost.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
April 20, 2018 10:24 pm 10:24 PM

Then just tell me one thing, why Moto G5 Plus isn’t Updated to Oreo yet?

Airtel User
April 21, 2018 1:13 am 1:13 AM

Android is not Apple that even iPhone 6/Plus is getting iOS support. Android is a cheap clone is and will always be.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
April 20, 2018 10:24 pm 10:24 PM

Then just tell me one thing, why Moto G5 Plus isn’t Updated to Oreo yet?

Jyotirmoy Manna,Kol-How
April 21, 2018 1:15 am 1:15 AM

No logic to Airtel User. He knows only about brand image. Xiaomi is India’s one of the big selling brand.Only they sells good phones in cheaper price though don’t have any CA enabled phone. Xiaomi gives android updates even in old models.

Airtel User
April 21, 2018 1:14 am 1:14 AM

Does Cheap Chinese brand Xiaomi MI A1 got Oreo update till now ?

April 21, 2018 3:32 am 3:32 AM

Son it already got 8.1….u sleeping??

April 20, 2018 2:58 am 2:58 AM


Airtel User
April 20, 2018 1:29 pm 1:29 PM

Arena, what is the per Kilo price of scrap today ?

April 21, 2018 3:32 am 3:32 AM

U should ask Lenovo they know better bcz they sell that.

Proxima Midnight
April 21, 2018 1:15 am 1:15 AM

20 Rs

Proxima Midnight
April 19, 2018 11:06 pm 11:06 PM

E5 Play – Rs.6999
E5 16GB – Rs.7999
E5 32GB – Rs 8999 or 9500 max

Anything above this pricing won’t gather much heat Lenovo needed during their last innings as MI is about to conquer 75% of Indian market in next 1-2 year

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
April 20, 2018 2:31 pm 2:31 PM

Won’t be possible at all!!!!! What about plus model? You didn’t mention that!!!!!

Proxima Midnight
April 21, 2018 1:17 am 1:17 AM

E5 32GB pricing was for Plus model, but forget now even if they launch at this bottle neck price they won’t sell much, they’ve dug their own grave by officially declaring their update policy.

Airtel User
April 20, 2018 1:28 pm 1:28 PM

Lol where do you get these facts, chandni chowk ? Xiaomi is for cheap quantity, Motorola is for flagship like quality.

Proxima Midnight
April 21, 2018 1:18 am 1:18 AM

from now i won’t reply to trolls.

Airtel User
April 21, 2018 3:03 am 3:03 AM

even i dont like chandni chowk !

April 20, 2018 10:07 am 10:07 AM

Quite impossible