Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus Come With Big Displays and Fat BatteriesJuly 10, 2018
From once being the cheapest range in Motorola’s folio to now an attractive, trustworthy option, the Moto E range has evolved quickly in five generations. The latest fifth generation of Moto E literally drops its reputation of ‘cheap’ as it looks to keep up with the competitors in the latest avatar.
As with its predecessor, we get a regular Moto E5 and a bigger Moto E5 Plus. They both look similar from outside. The design is quite similar to that of Moto X4 with arched back with wave pattern and a camera setup that mimics the looks of a bot. The only change here is that there’s no dual camera nor glass back. That’s where the similarities start to fade as both the phones use different hardware.
The Moto E5 comes powered with Snapdragon 425 processor and a meager 2GB RAM. There’s 16GB storage onboard. The 5.7 inch display comes with 18:9 ratio but is still stuck with 720p resolution. It gets a 13MP camera on the back and 5MP on the front. And the 4,000 mAh battery also comes with rapid charging.
The Moto E5 Plus, on the other hand, is powered by a slightly better Snapdragon 430 processor and has a gig more RAM, 3GB total. It offers twice as much the internal storage, 32GB to be precise. Its display is even bigger at 6 inch with same specs like 18:9 ratio and 720p resolution. It will not be anywhere near being crisp. The 12MP camera (which is actually a better sensor) is assisted by laser auto focus and the 5MP camera remains on the front. Battery is powerful too with whole 1,000 mAh more, rated at 5,000 mAh and rapid charging.
On both the phones, the fingerprint reader has been nicely integrated in the Motorola logo itself on the back. These phones will be shipped with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
The Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus will be available today onwards through Amazon India as well 600 Moto Hubs, exclusive Motorola shops. The Moto E5 comes with the price tag of Rs.9,999 whereas the Moto E5 Plus costs Rs.11,999. There are launch offers available on both the phones.
The two new Moto phones will be competing with the likes of Redmi 5, Redmi Y1, Honor 7C and RealMe 1, all of which offer a lot better value for money. It is not the matter of loyal fanbase in this segment anymore!