Motorola Moto E5 Plus 

price₹ 8,811 onwards

launchJul, 2018

27.9

excellence score

78.5

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 9 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Looks premium with a a high-gloss plastic back that looks like glass from afar - in fact from far away it can be easily confused for it's more expensive sibling the Moto G6
  • Decent fingerprint scanner in the rear
  • Weighing in at 197g and with large dimensions, the Moto E5 Plus is quite a bulky phone, and can be unwieldy - it is too wide and tall to be used comfortably with one hand
  • The plastic back gets scratched very easily and is a fingerprint magnet - it is also very slippery - so using a case is a good idea

Display

  • Modern, tall, 18:9 display with slimmer bezels - it's reasonably bright and vivid
  • The display resolution is on the low side

Software

  • In typical Moto fashion, the Moto E5 Plus run a clean, bloat-free version of Android, with minimal useful add-ons like Moto Display, Moto Actions, and Night Mode

Performance

  • Decent day-to-day performance - for light workloads, the phone will perform just fine
  • Performance is alright in daily use, but there are certainly significantly better performing phones around in this price bracket

Camera

  • Decent rear camera in favorable lighting conditions, for the price bracket
  • Decent front camera in favorable lighting conditions, for the price bracket
  • Video recording is decent too with reasonably good stabilisation

Audio

  • Call quality is pretty good too
  • Average loudspeaker - both loudness and audio quality could have been a bit better

Battery

  • Excellent battery life - with a 5000mAh battery, the E5 Plus is a road warrior, and can last you up to 2 days with moderate use, before you need to charge it again
  • Fast charging support (TurboCharge) - the phone gets from 0 to 50% in about an hour
  • The Moto E5 Plus is a decent phone by itself, and is a especially good choice if you value battery life above all else, but other devices from Xiaomi, Asus, Realme in this price bracket will likely be better overall deals

Expert Reviews

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  1. Not your first budget choice
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Road warriors should should definitely consider the Moto E5 Plus, but others will be better served by heavyweights such as the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, Redmi Note 5, and Realme 1
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. If battery life is at the tippy top of your smartphone agenda, there’s simply no better choice on a budget
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  4. phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  8. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
  9. indiatoday.in hands-on Read Review »

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Motorola Moto E5 Plus Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6 inches
Screen Resolution720x1440 pixels (~ 268 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • FullView Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • G-Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.4 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #72 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 505
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, TurboPower
Dimensions
Weight197 gm
Thickness9.35 mm
Camera
Primary Camera12.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.25µm Pixel Size
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Laser Autofocus
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Manual Mode
  • Burst Shot
  • Best Shot
  • QR code/Barcode Scanner
  • Slo-motion mode
  • Video Stabilisation
Secondary Camera5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • LED Flash
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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