Moto E5 Specs and Price

Moto E5
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Motorola added to the E-series in its latest release event in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Moto E5-series unveiled comprises of more budget smartphones compared to the G6 smartphones. Even the least of the G6 bunch, which is the Moto G6 Play is more expensive than the Moto E5 by quite a sum. Despite this, the Moto E5 has some decent features some of which even equals that of the more premium Moto G6 Play like rear camera, screen size and resolution.

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Moto E5 Key Specs and Features

  • 5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels (282 ppi)
  • Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 CPU with 2GB
  • 16GB built-in storage, up to 256GB with a memory card
  • 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4, 000mAh non removable Li-ion battery

Moto E5

Design and Display

Although, the Moto E5 does not have the attractive glass finish seen in the more expensive G6 series. However, at the front, both smartphones appears to be more alike especially with the Moto G6 Play. Built in line with the latest design trend like trimmed bezels and 18:9 aspect ratio and offering a wider display in landscape. It is encased in an aluminium body with a large camera module at the rear, typical of Moto smartphones. While the Motorola logo you see at the back is the fingerprint sensor.

Like I said earlier, the smartphone is more or less the same with the G6 In the display section having the same size and resolution as well as a similar trimmed down bezels approach. Extending up to 5.7-inch in size, the Moto E5 has 1440 X 720 pixels resolution and pixel density of 282 ppi. Also, you get a Corning Gorilla Glass protection against scratches.

Battery and Camera

The work of keeping your smartphone on, is in the good hands of an ample battery from Motorola. With a staggering 4, 000mAh capacity, the smartphone should be good for a day plus on normal usage. You also get fast charging to boost the smartphone in no time through its MicroUSB port.

At the rear side is where the action is on this smartphone when it comes to taking pictures as it has the same offering as the Moto G6 Play while the front camera has a relatively slight downgrade. This means you have a 13MP camera and a 5MP front camera. A quite decent arrangement on a budget smartphone.

Hardware and Software

Driven by a budget Qualcomm SoC, which is only befitting for the price you are paying and handles things quite well. That being said, there’s a Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 with four cores clocking at 1.4GHz. In addition, the smartphone sorts out it’s graphics with an Adreno 308 GPU.

In continuance, the Moto E5 has 2GB of internal memory and also 16GB of built-in storage space which is quite small in today’s world. However, you could expand this by adding up to 128GB which is most likely to happen considering the low storage plus you get the Android 8.0 Oreo pre-installed.

Pricing and Availability

The Moto E5 is not available yet, although reports suggest that it will be on sale come June for about 62, 000 Naira depending on the deal and your location.

Moto E5 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Moto E5:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Processor: Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
  • GPU: Adreno 308
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Colours: Flash gray, Fine Gold
  • Dimension: 154.4 x 72.2 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 174g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels (282 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass


  • Rear Camera: 13MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 5MP camera, 720p [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct,
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: DivX/WMV/MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass:
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope:
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock:
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 4, 000mAh non removable Li-ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Moto E5 Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: July 26th, 2019
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