The budget smartphone segment in India is always on fire, not literally, but massive sales mean a hot market. Another phone that enters the budget segment of smart mobiles in India is by Lenovo-owned Moto E5 Plus with its super large 5,000 mAh battery. This smartphone with its younger sibling the Moto E5 were launched at an event in New Delhi and seem to be decent offerings. With this launch Motorola has strengthened its less expensive smartphone portfolio giving users more choice.
Before this, Motorola in June had launched Motorola G6 and G6 Play in India, starting at Rs 11,999. The smartphones were first showcased in Brazil in April and soon made their way into India.
Moto E5 Plus Technical Specifications:
The Moto E5 Plus comes with a 6-inch HD+ (720×1440) IPS LCD touchscreen with 18:9 aspect ratio and 268ppi density. The screen to body ration is 77% and comes with a strengthened glass on top. Under the hood, this smartphone runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 quad-core CPU with 1.4 GHz clock speed. This is backed by 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of internal storage. Talking about which, the on-board memory is expandable by up to 256 GB with the help of a microSD card.
The Phone will be available in two colours— Flash Grey and Fine Gold. The back sports a fingerprint sensor along with a single camera setup with LED flash. The rear camera is powered by 12MP primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and laser auto focus. The secondary front camera has a 5MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, too. Features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama are available. The rear camera can also shoot full HD 1080p videos at 30 frames per second.
The Moto E5 Plus runs android 8.0 Oreo not 8.1 out of the box. The new update should sail in soon, but no specific timeline has been given. Weighing 197 grams this smartphone is 9.4 mm thick and sports a 3.5mm audio jack as well. As for the graphics, these are powered by Adreno 308 GPU. Other features include, dual SIM support (nano), Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, FM, micro USB charging and 4G LTE is also supported. As said before the Moto E5 Plus sports a 5,000 mAh battery, which should last for two days (at least) after a full charge.
Moto E5 Technical Specifications
While most of the specifications of the Moto E5 are same as the Moto E5 Plus. Major points of distinctions are that the Moto E5 sports a 5.7-inch display, 4,000 mAh battery that will provide 14 hours of continuous movies on a single charge and phase detection 13 MP rear camera.
Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus Price and availability
The Moto E5 Plus is available at Rs 11,999 in the market and is going to start sales by 11:59 pm 10 July, 2018. The smartphone will be available on Amazon India and all Moto Hub stores across the country. The Moto E5 is priced at Rs 9,999 and is also available on Amazon and all Moto Hub stores.
Launch Offers for Moto E5 Plus on Amazon.in are valid till July 12 and these include: Flat Rs 800 off on SBI bank credit cards and additional Rs 1000 off as exchange offer on old smartphones. Over that, users get 130GB additional data on Jio, valid on Rs 198 and Rs 299 plans only.
Launch offers for Moto E5 Plus and Moto E5 at Moto Hubs include: Shop using Paytm Mall QR code and get Rs.1200 cashback on mobile recharge on Paytm. Users can avail 130GB additional data on Jio connection at the Moto Hub stores, too.