Updated on 2018-07-11 by Shivam Setia
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Moto E5 is the close younger sibling of the E5 Plus we just discussed above. Launched alongside, the devices are pretty much identical with the plus model packing a bigger screen and with a bigger screen comes bigger responsibility in terms of battery. The looks are a bit different though, Moto E5 takes a more plain approach with a simple plastic back like It always has been, the build quality is solid but not as premium looking as the E5 Plus. At the back, we find the same round camera cut-out followed by a fingerprint scanner with Moto branding.
Motorola has put efforts into modernising the E and G lineup to make up to 2018 standards and hence we see the first big leap upfront - the 5.7-inch 18:9 display with the same resolution as E5 Plus - 720 x 1440 pixels making a pixel density of 282 PPI which is slightly better than E5 Plus on paper but not that big a difference in reality. Motorola says that the device is protected by Gorilla Glass but the version wasn’t specified.
On the inside, E5 is exactly like Its elder brother E5 Plus with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 running the business and aided by Adreno 308 for graphics. The duo is not the best and latest. We feel Motorola could’ve gone with at least a 600-series Snapdragon. So the performance is just like an everyday smartphone with no hiccups in average tasks - emails, calls, photos - but things get a little shaky as you push more and more apps. The device is not built for too much hardcore performance and it is quite evident. You can get through casual games on this one but expecting high-end gaming can be a mistake.
There is just 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. You can increase the storage by up to 256GB by a MicroSD card. The 2GB RAM is unable to provide a fluid experience and the device feels laggy. On benchmarks side, you can expect a score of around 30000 to 35000 in Antutu Benchmarks which is one of the lowest for phones priced in this range.
Right now, the E5 is announced with only a single model featuring 16GB of onboard storage and 2GB of RAM, which puts It at the bottom of the Moto lineup. In the camera department, We are a little surprised as the device packs a 13 MP (f/2.0, 1.12μm) sensor with all the usual tricks. The megapixel count is one more than E5 Plus the pixel size is what goes unnoticed. E5 Plus camera has a bigger pixel size which I think should produce better or almost equal photos compared to this camera. On the front, we have a 5MP, f/2.2 sensor, which again is slightly lesser compared to 5MP, f/2.0 sensor on the E5 Plus.
Motorola E5 Plus runs on Android 8.0 Oreo, out of the box which is a no-brainer in 2018, while Android P is just around the corner. The software is fluid and responsive, there are no fancy customizations or super bloated skins. With big 4000mAh of battery, E5 can last well beyond a day. Motorola has been good enough to provide fast charging on the device which is really helpful with such a big battery. There’s no IP rating by Moto, so It’ll be in your favor to keep this device away from liquids.
Moto E5 has been priced at Rs. 9999 in India. At this price, it is tough to recommend it to anyone because you can get phones like Redmi Note 5, Realme 1, Redmi Y2 and Honor 7C which will perform way better than Moto E5.
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Moto E5 is a decent entry level phone but at the price of Rs. 10000, it is not a good deal. Phones like Redmi Note 5, Redmi Y2, Honor 7C and Realme 1 provide far better performance at the same price.