Motorola Moto E5

7.8/10 AVG.
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7.8/10
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The Motorola Moto E5 currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.4 GHz
Screen Size
5.7"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


TechRadar

This svelte budget offering has curves and specifications in all of the right places and offers up a solid user experience. Issues with performance and a mediocre camera prevent it from being an instant recommendation however, despite the excellent price.

- James Peckham, TechRadar
Expert Reviews

The Motorola Moto E5, in most respects then, is an absolutely amazing budget smartphone. It has a cracking display, a highly impressive camera and superb battery life. And, let’s not forget, Motorola’s software is pretty good, too: it’s close to pure Android and Motorola doesn’t include loads of ext...

- Jonathan Bray, Expert Reviews
Good Gear Guide

Though there’s plenty to like about the Moto E5 on its own merits, it falls short when stacked up against last year’s E4. Where other brands are going all-out packing value into their budget buys, Motorola have opted for a by-the-numbers upgrade to last year’s offering. The extra battery life does c...

- Fergus Halliday, Good Gear Guide
Tech Advisor

For a phone priced at just over £100, we're astonished at what Motorola is able to offer. The Moto E5 has exceptional design and build quality making it feel like a much more expensive handset. And that's just for starters. You get a great screen, decent battery life, a good camera and even a finger...

- Chris Martin, Tech Advisor
Android Authority

The main issues I see are the low-resolution displays, average camera quality, and the huge differences in what you might pay. In everyday use, however, I am sure both will be generally pleasant.

- Bailey Stein, Android Authority


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Motorola released the Moto E5 on June 30, 2018.


The Moto E5 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Motorola Moto E5 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Motorola Moto E5 user manual here.


Motorola backs up the Moto E5 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Moto E5 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
5.7"

The Motorola Moto E5's screen size is 5.7 inches with 720 x 1440 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.4 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 Quad core 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4000 mAh battery.

Moto E5 Specs

Overview
Release date June 30, 2018
Regions available USA, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /850/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 Quad core 1.4 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.660 W/kg
Body: 1.313 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Flash Gray, Fine Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.44 x 7.22 x 0.895 cm (6.1 x 2.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 174 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
Pixel density 282 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.0
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Front camera flash
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola Moto E (5th Gen), Moto E (2018)

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Critic Reviews


TechRadar

A lot of features for little money

from TechRadar

This svelte budget offering has curves and specifications in all of the right places and offers up a solid user experience. Issues with performance and a mediocre camera prevent it from being an instant recommendation however, despite the excellent price.

Read full review

This svelte budget offering has curves and specifications in all of the right places and offers up a solid user experience. Issues with performance and a mediocre camera prevent it from being an instant recommendation however, despite the excellent price.

Read full review

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Expert Reviews

A whole lot of phone for not much cash

from Expert Reviews

The Motorola Moto E5, in most respects then, is an absolutely amazing budget smartphone. It has a cracking display, a highly impressive camera and superb battery life. And, let’s not forget, Motorola’s software is pretty good, too: it’s close to pure Android and Motorola doesn’t include loads of extra software you don’t need.

Read full review

The Motorola Moto E5, in most respects then, is an absolutely amazing budget smartphone. It has a cracking display, a highly impressive camera and superb battery life. And, let’s not forget, Motorola’s software is pretty good, too: it’s close to pure Android and Motorola doesn’t include loads of extra software you don’t need.

Read full review

Less

Good Gear Guide

It's just not enough

from Good Gear Guide

Though there’s plenty to like about the Moto E5 on its own merits, it falls short when stacked up against last year’s E4. Where other brands are going all-out packing value into their budget buys, Motorola have opted for a by-the-numbers upgrade to last year’s offering. The extra battery li...More

Though there’s plenty to like about the Moto E5 on its own merits, it falls short when stacked up against last year’s E4. Where other brands are going all-out packing value into their budget buys, Motorola have opted for a by-the-numbers upgrade to last year’s offering. The extra battery life does count for something - but it's not quite enough to give it an edge over the competition or its own predecessors.

Read full review

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Tech Advisor

One of the best budget phones

from Tech Advisor

For a phone priced at just over £100, we're astonished at what Motorola is able to offer. The Moto E5 has exceptional design and build quality making it feel like a much more expensive handset. And that's just for starters. You get a great screen, decent battery life, a good camera and even a fingerprint scanner to boot.

Read full review

For a phone priced at just over £100, we're astonished at what Motorola is able to offer. The Moto E5 has exceptional design and build quality making it feel like a much more expensive handset. And that's just for starters. You get a great screen, decent battery life, a good camera and even a fingerprint scanner to boot.

Read full review

Less

Android Authority

All good things come to an end

from Android Authority

The main issues I see are the low-resolution displays, average camera quality, and the huge differences in what you might pay. In everyday use, however, I am sure both will be generally pleasant.

Read full review

The main issues I see are the low-resolution displays, average camera quality, and the huge differences in what you might pay. In everyday use, however, I am sure both will be generally pleasant.

Read full review

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Pickr

Performance can be noticeably show, but definite value

from Pickr

We don’t think the Moto E5 is necessarily for everyone, and the performance niggles will grind at some people’s nerves, but if you know someone looking for a phone that’s big on screen, big on battery life, and big on value, and doesn’t mind the occasional slow down, Motorola’s E5 delivers big time.

Read full review

We don’t think the Moto E5 is necessarily for everyone, and the performance niggles will grind at some people’s nerves, but if you know someone looking for a phone that’s big on screen, big on battery life, and big on value, and doesn’t mind the occasional slow down, Motorola’s E5 delivers big time.

Read full review

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