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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 reviews of Motorola Moto E5 / Motorola Moto E (5th Gen.). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and camera are on the whole positive. The battery and screen also get good opinions. Opinions are divided on the usability. Many are critical about the performance.

price, screen, battery, camera, portability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto E5 / Motorola Moto E (5th Gen.) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Florian Schmitt (notebookcheck.net)

Motorola Moto E5 Smartphone Review

 

Larger E. The Motorola Moto E5 offers a large screen and large battery at a small price. However, for about 130 Euros (~$149; usually $100 in the US, currently on sale for $70) you can also get some good deals from other manufacturers. We find out in...

bright display ; performance is typical for the price class ; decent GPS ; acceptable cameras ; good battery life

aging security patches and system version ; slow WLAN

A bright screen, good battery life, decent performance, and reasonable cameras: The Motorola Moto E5 offers several good reasons to adopt it as your future smartphone. On the other hand, current software, a good camera performance in bad light...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (zdnet.com)

Motorola Moto e5 range, First Take: A tale of three budget handsets | ZDNet

 

Two of Motorola's three e5 smartphones show what can be achieved at the affordable end of the market, while the third arguably sacrifices too much in pursuit of an attractive price point.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Motorola Moto E5 review | Trusted Reviews

 

Motorola Moto E5 review: Is one of the cheapest phones in Motorola's Moto line also one of the best? Or should you spend a bit more?

Low price ; Solid screen ; Excellent battery life

Sluggish day-to-day performance ; Moto G6 Play is better value

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Sean Cameron (techradar.com)

Moto E5 review

 

A lot of features for little money

Big screen ; Good endurance ; Solid, durable build

Poor camera ; Mediocre performance ; Reportedly no software updates

This svelte budget offering has curves and specifications in all of the right places and offers up a solid user experience. Issues with performance and a mediocre camera prevent it from being an instant recommendation however, despite the excellent price.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by (pcworld.idg.com.au)

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

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 (techadvisor.co.uk)

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 (which.co.uk)

Motorola Moto E5 mobile phone review

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The Motorola Moto E5 is the 2018 update to a long line of Which? member favourites. The Moto E-series specialises in offering a consummate smartphone experience at a price affordable to all. If you're after an Android mobile phone that won't break the...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Ray Shaw (gadgetguy.com.au)

Review: Motorola e5 – a lot of phone for little money (review)

 

Motorola has been rolling out new models as if its life depended on it. At $199 The Motorola e5 is outstanding in the value <$200 segment. The value

Best phone for around $200

The usual price compromises - no deal breakers

Aug, 2018

Price comparison for Motorola Moto E5 / Motorola Moto E (5th Gen.)

  Store     Price
Moto E5 (2018) 16GB, 2GB 5.7" Display, 4000 mAh All...
5 7" Max Vision display 720 x 1440 pixels 18 9 ratio Single SIM (Nano-SIM) 4000 mAh battery
$99.00 TO SHOP
Motorola Moto E5 Play Smartphone 16GB Verizon...
Brand New in box. The product ships with all relevant accessories
$84.00 TO SHOP
Motorola Moto E5 Plus XT1924-7 T-Mobile Locked 32GB...
Phone is for T-Mobile use only, NOT Unlocked.
$91.00 TO SHOP
Moto E | Unlocked | Made for US by Motorola | 2/32GB...
Unlocked for the freedom to choose your carrier. Compatible with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon...
$149.00 TO SHOP
Moto E6 | Unlocked | Made for US by Motorola |...
Unlocked freedom. Use your phone on any carrier you choose.
$91.00 TO SHOP
Motorola Moto E6 Plus (32GB, 2GB RAM) 6.1" Max...
International Model - No Warranty in US. Compatible with Most GSM Carriers like T-Mobile, AT&T, MetroPCS...
$104.00 TO SHOP
Motorola Moto E5 Play XT1921 16GB - Verizon Unlocked...
5.2" HD display, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage with option to add up to 256 GB of microSD...
$72.00 TO SHOP
Motorola e5 Play 16GB Smartphone , Black
5.2" HD display, 16 GB of internal storage with option to add up to 256 GB of microSD expandable storage...
$69.00 TO SHOP
Moto G7 Play with Alexa Push-to-Talk – Unlocked – 32...
Pre-installed selection of Amazon apps, including Amazon Alexa, Amazon Music, Audible and Amazon Shopping
$129.00 TO SHOP
Motorola Moto E5 Play (16GB) 5.2" HD Display, 4G LTE...
5.2" HD display, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage with option to add up to 256 GB of microSD...
$74.00 TO SHOP

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