Motorola Moto E5 

price₹ 7,938 onwards

launchJul, 2018

21.9

excellence score

68.9

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 3 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Compact, easy to handle, good hand feel
  • Looks fairly boring, and plain

Display

  • Good, modern 18:9 screen - brightness is high enough for use outdoors, contrast is perfectly solid, and viewing angles are decent too

Software

  • Motorola continues it's winning approach with software here, essentially shipping a stock Android UI with a few useful additions in the form of Motorola Actions (simple gestures that, for example, let you silence notifications by laying the Moto E5 down on its screen), and Motorola Display (a display that pops up when the E5 is in standby, and you pick it up or move it - it shows the time, and icons representing any recent notifications)

Performance

  • Sluggish day-to-day performance, due to a budget Snapdragon 425 with 2GB of RAM - the combination means that web pages and apps take a tad long to load, and there are lags and stutters here and there

Camera

  • Pretty decent 13 megapixel rear camera - matches up to the level of other good budget camera phones - in daylight you can take reasonably sharp and detailed images
  • Pretty decent selfie camera too
  • The camera has a little shutter lag when shooting normal photos, and even more of a delay with HDR images - also the camera app is prone to the same load lag as other apps too - you often have to wait around 2-3 seconds for the camera to initialise

Battery

  • Excellent battery life - you will comfortably get all-day use, and with lighter use you can expect even 2 days of use

More

  • Limited 16GB of internal storage means you might quickly hit storage limits if you use a few heavy apps, and then have to shift to using a memory card, which will downgrade the performance further
  • On the whole, while the E5 is a pretty solid budget phone in most areas (and excels in the battery department), given its performance limitations, it might make more sense for a lot of users to invest a little bit more and get more reliable performance with the Moto G6 Play

Expert Reviews

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  1. Like a budget car with a truly wimpy engine, there’s not quite enough power to make this a phone you’ll love
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A whole lot of phone for not much cash
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  3. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »

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Motorola Moto E5 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.7 inches
Screen Resolution720x1440 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • G-Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.4 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #73 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 308
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Fast ChargingYes
Dimensions
Weight174 gm
Thickness8.95 mm
Camera
Primary Camera13.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.12µm Pixel Size
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • LED flash
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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