Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Motorola Moto E5 / Motorola Moto E (5th Gen.)

We have collected and analyzed 8 expert reviews and 91 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 80/100 and users rate it 89/100. The average review date is Sep 29, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 2674451 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 92/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

See all Motorola Cell Phones

Review analysis

(Based on 99 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 9 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 9 of 9 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (90)

Expert review by (

Moto E5: Full, in-depth, review


Though there's plenty to like about the Moto E5 on its own merits, it falls short when stacked up against last year's E4.

Great price ; Solid battery life

Uneven performance ; Average camera

Aug, 2018

Expert review by (

Motorola Moto E5 review: A whole lot of phone for not much cash


The Moto E5 has a great screen, superb camera and amazing battery life — it's a whole lot of phone for not much money

Great screen quality ; The best camera in a sub-£150 phone ; Long battery life

Sluggish-feeling performance

Performance is slow, which is reason enough to consider saving an extra £30 and buying a Moto G6 Play instead, however, considering how good it is in other areas, I’m just about ready to forgive it for its sluggishness. Ultimately, you’re getting a...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by (

Motorola Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus hands on: A successor to the Lenovo P2?


The Moto E5 and E5 Plus aren't as chock full of features as the G6, but they have their own appeal

So, forget about the Moto G6 Play and the regular Moto E5. The Moto E5 Plus is where it’s at at the bottom of the Motorola range. I can’t wait to get my hands on one to put it through its paces.

Apr, 2018

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Chris Martin (

Motorola Moto E5


The Moto G6 range has arrived but you can get similar design and features in the even cheaper Moto E5 starting at £119. Here's our full review.

Expert review by : Alphr (

Moto E5 and E5 Plus review: Hands-on with Motorola’s cheapest smartphones


The Moto E5 and E5 Plus are lighter on features than the Moto G6 phones but they have their own appeal

It hardly matters how quick the Moto E5 and E5 Plus are or, indeed, how good or bad the cameras are, or that they don’t have water repellency. They are budget handsets after all.

May, 2018

Consumer review (

Great mobile for not a lot of money


"Have been using Moto phones for a number of years. Happy with what I have seen so far. Only negative is the back being very shiny and smooth can be slippery and difficult to hold. Dropped mobile in the making."

Nov, 2018

Consumer review (

Good budget phone


"Happy with my new phone. Good size screen, fingerprint security reasonable memory that can be expanded. Camera is adequate for my purposes"

Nov, 2018

Consumer review (

Smart Phone


"This is my first venture into smartphones so I didn't want to spend a fortune and not need or use the features that come with it. I did my research and came to the decision that the E5 was the one for me I am not disappointed with my choice. It's not...

Nov, 2018

Consumer review (

Mostly happy


"Like the look of this item and it was very easy to use. Very clear screen and the photos are very good. Was very happy with it up until today when for some reason it would not recognise my fingerprint. Message came up to say it was the wrong...

Oct, 2018

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:4000
Continuous video playback time:15
Removable battery:N
Wireless charging:N

Call Management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y


Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 480p,720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y


Brand color:Flash Grey
Color of product:Gold / Grey
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
Product color:Gold / Grey


Aspect Ratio:18:9
Display Diagonal:5.7
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1440 x 720
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


FM radio:Y


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Position location:Y


2G standards:EDGE, GSM
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
Bluetooth version:4.2 LE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB


Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y


Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.4
Processor model:425


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:8.0 / 8.0 Oreo


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions