Moto E5 Plus Impressions: Premium In Design But Low On Specifications

Moto E5 Plus
Moto E5 Plus

Today, Motorola launched its budget phones Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus, but Moto E5 Plus took all attention. Not because of its specs but looks. Moto E5 Plus followed the same design pattern that we saw in Moto G6 or Moto X4. The phone comes with shiny new body, but that is not the glass. Moto E5 Plus comes with plastic build with glass finish.

It has 6-inch Display. Above the display, it has earpiece or speaker, front camera and front camera flash. Volume rockers along with power button are on the right while the SIM card slot is on the left. Top side has 3.5 mm audio port and base side has micro USB.

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At the back it has rear camera setup with LED flash and fingerprint sensor. The phone looks really good and feels premium.

The phone has 6-inch Display with HD+ resolution. The display looks good, offers good color reproduction and nice viewing angles. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with pure Android experience. It also gets Moto Display and Moto Actions.

The phone is powered by 1.4 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor. This is the real disappointment as the chipset is 3 years old and using it for a phone priced more than Rs. 10000 doesn’t make sense. The phone comes with 3GB RAM that is enough to handle multitasking. Even if the phone will perform day to day task without any problem, you won’t be satisfied with its gaming performance.

Moto E5 Plus

It comes with 32 GB of storage with option to expand storage up to 32 GB with dedicated microSD card slot.

The phone features a 12 megapixels rear camera with PDAF and laser AF sensor. It also has 5 megapixels front camera with front LED flash. I didn’t get much time to check the camera but I captured few shots that didn’t impress me.

The phone has front firing speaker in form of earpiece. It has 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and NFC connectivity options. It packs 5000 mAh battery that will surely give you around two days usage with the kind of specifications it packs. It also comes with Moto’s Rapid charger.

The phone is all about its design and large battery. But I find this phone overpriced. Even as a Moto fan, I am not impressed at all and do not recommend this phone for this price. We have Snapdragon 625 powered smartphones with better display, more RAM and few even offer dual camera. I am really not sure what Motorola thought while launching this phone.