Other than the Moto G6 series launched today, we also got the Moto E5 series. The Moto E5 series includes the Moto E5 Plus which is the leader of the pack and the Moto E5 and Moto E5 Play.
The Moto E5 Plus is the biggest of all three. It sports a 6” display with a 1440 x 720 resolution and has polymer glass on the rear. It has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. A Snapdragon 435 processor is the chipset of choice.
Although the Moto E5 Plus looks like it has dual rear cameras, it only has one. It is a 12MP f/2.0 (1.25um) sensor. The hole beside it is home to a laser focus module. It also has an 8MP front-facing camera with a dedicated LED flash.
Other than the large display, another selling point of the Moto E5 plus is its massive 5,000mAh battery. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo.
The Moto E5 is smaller at 5.7” but has the same HD+ resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 425 SoC paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage.
It has a 13MP f/2.0 sensor with a 1.12um pixel size as its main camera and a 5MP sensor as the front-facing camera. There is also a front LED flash.
The Moto E5 comes with a 4,000mAh battery which should be sufficient for more than a day.
The last is the Moto E5 Play. Just like the Moto E5, the rear is covered in polycarbonate. However, it is removable for access to the battery.
The display is 5.2” HD display and it comes with a Snapdragon 425/Snapdragon 427 depending on the market. RAM is 2GB and built-in storage is 16GB with support for expansion.
There is an 8MP f/2.0 sensor on the rear and a 5MP camera with flash sits above the display. It also has a fingerprint scanner buried under the Moto logo on the rear like its siblings.
Compared to the rest, the battery is small at 2,800mAh. It comes with a 10W charger and runs Android 8.0 Oreo.
Price and Availability
The Moto E5 Plus will be available in May for €169. The Moto E5 will sell for €149 and will be available in Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America just like the Plus model. The Moto E5 Play will be exclusive to North America but doesn’t have a price tag yet.