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Motorola Moto E5 Play Black
Motorola Moto E5 Play Black
Motorola Moto E5 Play Black Front
Motorola Moto E5 Play Black Back
Motorola Moto E5 Play Black Side
Motorola Moto E5 Play Black

The Motorola E5 Play forms part of the E series and the focus from Motorola for these handsets has always been basic practicality on a budget. The Motorola E5 Play does not disappoint,

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Key Features:
  • 8 Megapixel Camera
  • Up to 14.7 hours talktime
  • 16GB Storage
  • 5.34” Display
The Motorola E5 Play forms part of the E series and the focus from Motorola for these handsets has always been basic practicality on a budget. The Motorola E5 Play does not disappoint,
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Motorola Moto E5 Play

Motorola are a reliable name when it comes to mobile phones, and while they are unlikely to set the world on fire or sit at the top of the charts, they have a solid reputation and make robust technology that performs well.

The Motorola E5 Play forms part of the E series and the focus from Motorola for these handsets has always been basic practicality on a budget. The Motorola E5 Play does not disappoint, and for users seeking a level entry no-frills phone, this could be the perfect solution.

It might not be the fastest or prettiest phone on the market, but the Motorola E5 Play is possibly the cheapest smartphone on the market and has more features than others in its class including a high def display. The design is clean, the screen area is good, and the handset is a robust plastic finish which is excellent if you are the accident-prone type that drops the phone.

Motorola E5 Play Design & Screen

So the Motorola E5 Play is not a bad looking handset. It is more plastic than the high-end phones, but it has the top and bottom bezels that we would expect from an older style smartphone before infinity screens became the in trend. Unusually for a phone at this level, it does come with the waterproof coating offer some protection against accidental spills, but full submersion is definitely not recommended.

It is a reasonably chunky handset with the overall size of the Motorola E5 Play being 6.0 by 2.9 by 0.4 inches. The back cover is removable which is one of the more useful features that manufacturers seem to have stopped favouring and the battery is removable meaning you can carry a spare if needed, again this is something that has been phased out of the top ranking phones, and we don’t really understand why as it is a useful feature.

Again, perhaps surprisingly at this level, the Motorola E5 Play features a high definition screen, and the clarity of image and video playback is pretty good considering where this phone sits in the ratings. The screen is an impressive 5.2 inch LCD. It is worth noting that the screen brightness is not the best, but unless you are spending all your time in with direct sunlight on the screen, this is not the biggest issue. The general indoor brightness is perfectly acceptable for most conditions, and the display is 720p which is what makes it HD, so for a phone, at this level, we have to say it is spot on.

Motorola E5 Play Audio

Audio wise this is precisely what you would expect from a level entry handset. The volume levels without headphones are mediocre and with headphones offer a good enough playback performance that you can listen to music or books on the go and not be disappointed. It was never going to be the best, and it matches the spec of the phone well.

Motorola E5 Play Camera

You would not expect a really superior camera on the phone like the Motorola E5 Play, but what you get is actually not bad at all. The back camera is 8MP, and the front-facing camera is 5MP. A real perk is that both cameras can record in full high definition at 1080p, which you definitely do not see on all handsets at this level.

Motorola E5 Play Features & Performance

The Motorola E5 Play comes with a 2800mAh battery which again is significantly better than some of its direct competitors. This means that you should be able to head out for the day, use your phone as needed and still have enough battery power to get back to the charger when you get home. The phone has fast charging capabilities and of course as we mentioned above the battery can be swapped out if you are a really heavy user.

Depending on your location there is either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 or 427 processor powering the Motorola E5 Play which is robust enough to cope with a phone of this specification.

The Motorola E5 Play comes with Android 8.0 Oreo which again is on a par with other phones in the same league. Moto Display is a cool feature that comes on this handset which allows users to see the time and date and display notifications when the screen is locked.

Summary

Once you remove the irritating bloatware from the Motorola E5 Play you are looking at a simple smartphone that performs really well and offers a great mobile phone experience. There will be plenty of pay monthly deals to choose from and it is almost a forgone conclusion that you will not need to pay upfront for the handset.
This is a nice honest handset that does not try to pretend to be something it isn’t and will appeal to many users who just want a functional smartphone with no fuss at a realistic price tag.

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At Fonehouse we pride ourselves on offering our customers a range of deals to choose from so that you can find something that really suits your need. We have put together the best Motorola E5 Play monthly deals for you and we think you will be impressed.

We work exclusively with EE and Vodafone so that we can be sure our customers have the best network service and connection wherever they are. We have also been able to secure some great extras from both providers, so you have a great range of deals to choose from.

Whether you are looking for access to BT Sport or Apple Music from EE, or Sky Sports and Spotify or even NowTV and Prime Video via Vodafone, then our deals have something for everyone thanks to the excellent packages on offer.

If you would like to find out more about the Motorola E5 Play or if you have questions about any one of the specific deals with Fonehouse, then why not call one of our awesome customer service team members today, on 0333 900 1133.

Specification

Battery
Battery
up to 14.7hrs
Camera
Camera
8MP
Screen Size
Screen Size
5.34inch
Memory
Memory
16GB

Specification

Battery
Battery
up to 14.7hrs
Camera
Camera
8MP
Screen Size
Screen Size
5.34inch
Memory
Memory
16GB

General

Release date
July 2018
Form factor
Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm)
151 x 74 x 9
Weight (g)
150
SIM Type
Nano-SIM
Operating system
Android 8.0
OS Version
Android 8.0 (Oreo)
App store
Play
Web browser
HTML5
Messaging
SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Hardware

Processor
Qualcomm MSM8917 / Qualcomm MSM8920
Processor make
Snapdragon 425 / Snapdragon 427
Internal memory
16GB 2GB RAM
Expandable storage
microSD, up to 256GB
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth
4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
n/a
Radio
FM radio
USB
microUSB 2.0
Sensors
Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

Display

Screen size (inches)
5.2
Resolution
720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)
Touchscreen
Yes
Protection
Splash resistant

Camera

Front (megapixels)
5MP
Rear (megapixels)
8MP
Specifications
8 MP, f/2.0, 1.12 µm, AF
Features
8 MP, f/2.0, 1.12 µm, AF

Battery

Capacity (mAh)
2800
Stand-by Time (hours)
N/A
Removable
Yes
Talk Time (hours)
14.7

Sound

Headphone connection
3.5mm Jack
Loudspeaker
Yes
Alert types
Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

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