Motorola has officially unveiled its latest budget-level phones, the Moto E-series – the Moto E5, E5 Plus and E5 Play – at an event in Brazil. Although they are not contenders with the “bigger boys” like the Huawei P20 series or Honor 10, they can definitely “shake some tables”. According to reports, they will be launched in the next few months.
Moto E5, E5 Play, and E5 Plus: Design
They all sport small and narrow bezels but the E5 Plus’ is much smaller. Instead of the usual glass backs, Motorola opted for a plastic body build for the Moto E5 series. But the final touches gave the phones a luxurious look and feel similar to glass design.
The E5, E5 Play and E5 Plus feature a rear fingerprint scanner above a Motorola brand design.
The Moto E5 sports a 5.7-inch LCD with 1440 x 720 resolution display and 18:9 aspect ratio. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset with Adreno 308 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 16 GB storage with microSD card slot, powered by a 4,000 mAh battery.
The phone features a 13 MP rear camera with f/2.0 which is capable of 1080p video capture. At the front, there’s a 5 MP selfie shooter with flash.
Moto E5 Play
A pretty much a compact phone with the exact same features as Moto E5 – 2GB/16GB storage and Snapdragon 425/427 chipset. The only difference is the 5.2-inch LCD screen at the same resolution as E5 with 16:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a smaller 2,800 mAh battery which is interchangeable.
The Moto E5 Play sports an 8 MP rear camera with the same features as the E5 and a 5 MP front selfie camera with flash. Although, the phone will only be available in North America.
Moto E5 Plus
Clearly the bigger brother of the trio, the Moto E5 Plus sports a larger 6-inch IPS LCD display with 1,440 x 720 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset, features a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage with microSD card slot up to 128GB. The phone is powered by a larger 5,000mAh battery with TurboCharge which boast of 6 hours of charge within 15 minutes.
A 12 MP shooter can be spotted at the rear side of the E5 Plus, f/2.0 aperture and phase detection AF. The front camera is an 8 MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture and a LED flash.
Moto E5, E5 Play, and E5 Plus: Price and availability
There haven’t been many details about the pricing of the Moto E5 series and information about the release date is still vague. But according to reports, the Moto E5 will be priced at 150 euros and the Moto E5 Plus at 170 euros in the European markets.