Motorola Moto E5 review

The Motorola range has something for everyone, from the user that wants top-notch technology to anyone looking for affordable smartphones. In my Motorola Moto E5 review, I take a look at a phone at the more affordable end of the spectrum.


Motorola E5 design



The feel of the Motorola Moto E5 is good with the curved back and glass front making the device feel like a quality product. The handset has a 5.7-inch Max Vision display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. This is the aspect ratio seen on most new releases and gives you more lines on a web page and a more widescreen view when watching video clips.


The phone is not too heavy coming in at 174g and although it is thicker than many top-end phones at 8.95mm it doesn’t feel too chunky in the hand.



Motorola Moto E5 features


The Moto E5 is not breaking any records when it comes to usability and speeds but the performance is good for the price point. There is a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor which handles apps and multitasking well. The surprise here is the 2GB RAM which does make the Moto E5 more impressive than its counterparts.



The phone is packing Android Oreo so you get lots of the latest features from Google including lots of familiar apps such as Google Maps and YouTube. Motorola has enhanced the experience with Moto Actions that allow you to activate features with motion. These include Lift Up to silence incoming ringtone and Flip Over to put the phone into do not disturb mode.


The phone includes Moto Display to let you see notifications without having to unlock the device saving on battery life.


There is a fingerprint sensor on the phone and it is discreetly placed in the Motorola logo on the back. This is the natural position that your finger will sit on the back of the Moto E5 when holding it so you can easily unlock the phone.



The battery is a good capacity when compared to other models on the mid-range market. The Motorola Moto E5 comes with a 4,000mAh battery and you get the added bonus of the 10W rapid charger.


Motorola Moto E5 camera



The Motorola Moto E5 camera is a decent lens at 13-megapixels and you get the usual shooting modes of Panorama, Burst Shot and HDR. Video recording is at HD resolution and includes Video Stabilisation and slo-motion video mode.



The Selfie camera is a 5-megapixel lens with a flash so you can get good shots in low light. The quality of shots taken at night was decent on a mid-range phone.




The Motorola Moto E5 is a mid-range smartphone and this should be considered when comparing specs to other phones. The 2GB RAM makes the phone perform well and the 13-megapixel camera is good quality for a phone of this price point. If you can’t afford the top dollar price of a flagship phone the Motorola Moto E5 is an excellent choice. The usability and feel of the device make it feel more expensive than it is.


Written by: Carmel Brown

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