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Motorola Moto E5 Review



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Smartphones are being released all the time making it hard for us to keep up and decide what to buy. That’s until Motorola release the Moto E5, a cheap mobile phone with a premium feel and a whole lot of power inside. Check my video review out:


  • Cheap

  • Fits nicely in the hands

  • Premium feel

  • Long lasting battery


  • Fingerprint magnet


Motorola E5

I spent a lot of time reviewing the Moto E5 so naturally had the chance feel the phone and it has a surprisingly premium feel to it. The fingerprint sensor underneath the back-facing camera was easy to find and responded really well, meaning I rarely had to double or triple tap to unlock.


Motorola E5 display

The Moto E5 packs quite a powerful punch with the 5.7 inch full view display, giving it a 75% screen to body ratio - very impressive for the price when compared to high-end Smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S8. The E5 also has a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels with 16M colour range, giving rich colours even in sunlight.

Tech and Specs

Just because the Moto e5 is on the cheaper side, it doesn’t mean the specs got cut short, as it packs a powerful Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 Chipset with the Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, allowing you to play high-intensity games and breeze through different apps as if it was a high-end smartphone.


The Moto e5 was the non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery is the feature that I like the most, which is 25% better than the Samsung Galaxy S8 battery. The high-powered battery allowed me to get almost two days of all-out usage, scrolling through social media apps, playing games, listening to my favourite music and watching HD video streaming.


Another notable feature within the Moto E5 is the 13MP back-facing camera as well as the 5MP selfie camera. Comparing to the Samsung Galaxy S8 again, the Moto E5 camera is 1MP better than the high-end smartphone, however, the colours aren’t as rich. Although, the sharpness and editing options makes up for that. It’s also worth mentioning the Moto e5 can record videos in 1080p, allowing for smooth and crisp videos without having to invest heavily.


I think the Moto E5 is a really nice low-end priced phone with some powerful technology packed inside. The specs are strong, the camera is great and the battery life is incredible for what you’re getting. I can absolutely see myself using the Moto E5 in my day-to-day life, and would recommend to anyone looking to downgrade to something a little less flashy.

Get the Motorola Moto E5 from giffgaff

If you’re interested in seeing a little more about the Motolora E5, check out the unboxing in the video below:

Written by mitchell98

Mitchell is a tech and cyber security fanatic. He enjoys turning simple tips and tricks into top level tech hacks.