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Motorola Moto E5 Plus


Motorola Moto E5 Plus
Motorola Moto E5 Plus (Moto Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) 4 x 1.4 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
3 GB 
6.00 inch 18:9, 1440 x 720 pixel 268 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 25.5 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 128 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: motion sensor, proximity sensor, microUSB
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B38/​B40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.4 x 160.9 x 75.3 ( = 0.37 x 6.33 x 2.96 in)
19 Wh, 5000 mAh Lithium-Ion, fasting charging
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Primary Camera: 12 MPix f/​2.0, phase detection autofocus, laser autofocus, LED flash, video @1080p/​30fps
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.0, LED flash
Additional features
Speakers: Front-facing monospekaer, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, 24 Months Warranty, FM radio, LTE Cat 4 (150Mbps/​50Mbps), SAR vaule: 0,898 W/kg (head), 1.473 W/kg (body), fanless
197 g ( = 6.95 oz / 0.43 pounds), Power Supply: 69 g ( = 2.43 oz / 0.15 pounds)
200 Euro



Average Score: 76.74% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 63%, features: 38%, display: 71% mobility: 95%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Motorola Moto E5 Plus

78.6% Motorola Moto E5 Plus Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The Motorola Moto E5 Plus combines its huge 5000-mAh battery with a low price. Moreover, it also features a large screen and a slick case. Read our review to learn whether the Moto E5 Plus is worth buying.
100% Motorola Moto E5 Plus Review
Source: Toptenreviews English version
A short battery life is one of the biggest annoyances in a smartphone, but the Moto E5 Plus tackles this head-on. The phone has a large chassis to accommodate the generous screen, and Motorola has sensibly filled the extra space with battery power. It’s paid off, too: the E5 Plus outlasts almost every other currently available phone we’ve tested, except for one that’s significantly more expensive. With a decent screen and a good camera to boot, the larger-sized Moto E5 Plus is a bargain and well worth considering if you’re looking for an affordable smartphone with features that rival the big names.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% performance: 90%
70% Moto E5 Plus review
Source: Tech Advisor English version
If you’re looking for a big and bold phone for under £150 then the Moto E5 Plus fits the bill with it’s towering 6in screen and whopping 5000mAh battery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Motorola Moto E5 Plus
Source: Trusted Reviews English version
A great budget phone, although an upgrade to the better-performing Moto G6 Play is tempting.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Motorola moto E5 Plus Review: Long-Lasting Entertainment Buddy
Source: Unbox English version
While the moto E5 Plus excels in its unique design, massive battery, and big display, its current pricing pits it against similarly-priced phones with better specs. One of its biggest rivals is ASUS’ ZenFone Max Pro M1: with the same price, same stock Android build, and same 5000mAh battery, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 has a higher resolution display, a better processor, and a dual rear camera setup, and a better front camera. Not to mention, there are other similarly-priced phones that have a guarantee update to Android Pie. These include Xiaomi’s Mi A1 and Mi A2 Lite—both are priced a hair under Php10k and have better specs than the moto E5 Plus on paper.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/29/2018
Motorola Moto E5 Plus Review
Source: Yugatech English version
The Motorola Moto E5 Plus is a nice smartphone to have especially when you are often in a moist environment thanks to its water-repellent body coating. Might we add, it’s also a feature not normally found in this segment. The optimization of the device’s performance is great as the phone is fast and responsive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/28/2018
Motorola moto E5 Plus Unboxing, Initial Impressions: Big Battery, Bigger Display
Source: Unbox English version
The moto E5 Plus is priced at Php 9,999. While it is a thousand bucks more expensive than last year’s moto E4 Plus, the price hike is pretty justified by upgrades such as an octa-core processor, bigger display, more RAM, and laser autofocus, while swapping last year’s metal build for acrylic.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2018
Motorola Moto E5 Plus Battery Life Review – Long Lasting Battery For Multimedia Users
Source: Mobygyaan English version
With that all being said, the Moto E5 Plus offers a really good battery performance and is far better in its class. For multimedia users, the Moto E5 Plus can be a worthy phone if you are looking for a long-lasting battery life. Its premium glass body design, the large screen size, and large battery are those perks that make the phone reliable and at par with the competition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2018
Moto E5 Play and Moto E5 Plus review: All good things come to an end
Source: Android Authority English version
Motorola's lack of control over this launch means people will be paying anywhere from $40 to $288 for these phones, which makes it very difficult to provide a simple recommendation. If you're going to buy one of these devices, I recommend the Moto E5 Play, but I wouldn't pay more than $60 or $70 for it. If you have a budget of around $200, you should instead consider a better budget phone like the Moto G6 Play or a refurbished phone.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2018
Motorola Moto E5 Plus
Source: PC Mag English version
The Motorola Moto E5 Plus is a hefty Sprint phablet with a massive 5,000mAh battery that can keep it going for days, but it's too expensive for the specs it offers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2018
69% Moto E5 Plus review:
Source: CNet English version
Buy the Moto E5 Plus if you're looking for a budget phone on Cricket. Otherwise, skip it in favor of a slightly pricier Moto G6 Play or Moto G6.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 69% performance: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 60%
70% Moto E5 Plus Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English version
The Moto E5 Plus delivers on the promise of exceptional battery life and has a design that imitates its higher-priced siblings. The software is well optimised and is quite close to stock Android. However, it does little to stand out in a segment dominated by heavyweights such as the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (Review), Redmi Note 5 (Review), and Realme 1 (Review). The cameras are sub-standard, performance is just about okay, and the display is nothing to write home about. The lack of iconic Moto actions such as the double-twist, which have become well associated with Motorola phones, further reduces the smartphone's appeal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% Moto e5 Plus Review – Big Battery for a Bigger Price
Source: Tech PP English version
The moto e5 plus will be sold in India in just one variant, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, at a price of Rs. 11,999, which puts it right in competition with Motorola’s own Moto G6 which comes with a superior chipset, a dual camera set up, as well as a full HD display, but a smaller battery and a sleeker design. The other competitor is the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 which also comes with a 5000mAh battery and has a way better chipset in the form of the Snapdragon 636 and also comes with dual cameras to the back and a full HD display. But then, Motorola is banking on its seemingly superior brand value and taking the Moto E series to the next level. Do let us know if you wish to get the moto e5 plus over other smartphones in this segment, and if you too wish that moto went back to its roots of providing value for money smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 75% workmanship: 85%
70% Moto E5 Plus review
Source: Techradar English version
The Moto E5 Plus scores good marks for performance and battery, but limited purchasing options pit it against Motorola’s other budget contenders. Despite having a bigger screen, it lacks the increased resolution, upgraded processing power, and premium-feeling design of the Moto G6, and those prevent it from being the budget champion it was bred to be.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Moto E5 Play and E5 Plus Review
Source: Phone Arena English version
As for the E5 Plus, it's a bit of a tougher sell. It is priced at $180 on Cricket and $288 on Sprint, and within this price range you have alternatives from Nokia – the 6 and 6.1 namely. There's also Moto's own G6. All of these offer similarly clean Android experiences, better looks, and potentially better cameras. The only solid reason for picking the E5 Plus instead is its long battery life. Lastly, we can’t forget the still formidable iPhone SE selling for less money than the E5 Plus too – if size and OS is no matter to you, of course.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2018
Moto E5 Plus and E5 Play are 2018's newest ultrabudget phones
Source: CNet English version
Motorola is hitting the ultrabudget phone space hard, breaking out three phones in the Moto E5 range that are bent on saving you money while providing the Android basics -- including the most current Android 8.0 Oreo software.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/19/2018
[Review] Moto E5 Plus: a bateria se garante, o desempenho derrapa
Source: Gizmodo English version
O Moto E5 Plus não é um aparelho para mim e muito provavelmente não é para você, leitor do Gizmodo fissurado em tecnologia. Meu dia a dia com o celular envolve vários apps, com grande foco em redes sociais e trabalho, então o multitarefas precisa funcionar e o armazenamento precisa dar conta de tudo. São dois aspectos em que o Moto E5 Plus falha.
Positive: Nice cameras. Negative: Short battery life; high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2018

Foreign Reviews

70% Análisis del Moto E5 Plus: el mejor Moto E hasta la fecha
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Motorola Moto E5 Plus
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
73% [Recenzja] Motorola Moto E5 Plus – tani smartfon naśladujący najlepszych
Source: Turkish PL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 100%
77% Recenzja Motorola Moto E5 Plus – wydajna bateria to największa (lecz nie jedyna) zaleta tego smartfona
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 65% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
80% Motorola Moto E5 Plus - Обзор Мотора большого, толстого, тёплого, лампового
Source: Helpix RU→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%


Model: The Motorola Moto E5 Plus is a mid-range budget smartphone featuring a 1.5-day battery, a 6-inch Max Vision display, and a 12 MP camera with laser autofocus, all engineered to fit in a slim design. With a huge 5,000 mAh battery, a user gets up to 1.5 days of battery life. In the hands of a lower demand user, it could potentially last 2 days. And when it’s time to power up, the turbopower charger gives up to 6 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging. The Moto E5 Plus has an interesting design. Designed with a reflective wave pattern and an arched back for a look as great as it feels. On the front, the rounded corner glass panel provides smooth edges, and in the back, the aerial is hidden away. Besides that, it has a water-repellent design that safeguards the phone inside and out. So, a user doesn’t have worry about accidental spills and splashes. The phone measures at 161.9 x 75.3 x 9.35 mm and weighs at 200 g, which is heavier than many other phones. The Motorola Moto E5 Plus runs Android 8.0.0. It has a light custom interface that looks almost stock. There are a few Moto extras, such as the Moto Display. Moto Display appears when the Moto E5 Plus is in standby. It shows the time, the battery charge level and notifications. The speaker of the Moto E5 Plus is a front-ported speaker, so user can hear conference calls and favorite music and movies perfectly, even when the phone’s lying on its back.

As for the camera, it has a 12 MP rear camera which focuses in an instant with laser autofocus technology and lets in more light with large, 1.25 μm pixels. At the lower price point, the E5 Plus camera is great even though it is not as good as the cameras on flagship phones. There’s an Auto HDR mode that improves dynamic range in scenes with high light contrast which is an advantage. Turn it around and the 8 MP selfie camera snaps in superb lighting with the dedicated front flash. For hardware specifications, the Moto E5 Plus is powered by a Snapdragon 435 octa-core chipset and 3 GB of RAM. The Moto E5 Plus definitely does not compete with flagship phones, it features mid-range specifications for a lower price point. However, it is enough for most users, especially paired with very light, near to stock experience operating system. It should run most applications with no issues. As a conclusion, the Moto E5 Plus is definitely a good phone to get if a user is looking for a phone with long battery life on a lower budget. It features decent hardware, camera, and design which can satisfy most users, both in and out. It is good for users who use their smartphone heavily on the go.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 308: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 425 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

425: Entry-level SoC that was announced in February 2016. It integrates 4 ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at up to 1.4 GHz, an LPDDR3 memory controller and wireless radios for WiFi and 4G/LTE.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Motorola: Founded in 1928, the US-based company mainly focuses on communication technology such as smartphones. The original company Motorola Inc was split up in 2011. Motorola Mobility got the smartphone division and was taken over by Google in 2012 and Lenovo in 2014.

The company is known for its cell phones and other electronic devices such as smartwatches, tablets and accessories. Motorola was one of the first companies to produce cell phones, and in recent years has also innovated in the areas of 5G technology and modular smartphones (Moto Mods). Motorola is also active in public safety and professional communications, providing solutions for government agencies, businesses and other organizations. The company has operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America and employs more than 10,000 people worldwide. 

76.74%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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