To get the quick take on the E5 and E5 Plus, you'll want to watch our hands-on video above. Motorola has opted for the 18:9 display format, however, it hasn't decided not to follow the current trend: none of the three models offer the notch, which some of you will be pleased to see!
Motorola also on Thursday unveiled the cheap and cheerful Moto E5 and E5 Plus, which offer 5in and 6in displays, Snapdragon 425 and 435 internals and 2,800mAh and 5,000mAh batteries, respectively. The "regular" Moto E5 (as I've taken to calling it) has an entirely plastic back, but one that masks its price with a metallic paint that initially feels like a thin sheet of metal. In fact, you have to place the two handsets right next to each other to spot the differences between them. All in all, it's certainly a pity the E5 and G6 Plus are not coming to the US. It comes in 3GB RAM with 32 GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64 GB storage models. On a more positive note, all four phones will get security updates "every 60 to 90 days" during their service life. Marketed as "picture flawless in every way", the 5.9-inch G6 Plus pairs a Full HD+ 2:1 "Max Vision" display with dual 12 + 5MP rear-facing cameras for both top-notch content consumption and creation. It is priced around $199. All these phones come with 18:9 display and run on Android 8.0 Oreo. The Moto G lineup is available first in Brazil, starting today, and will be released next week in Mexico. The main sensor is mounted behind an f/2.0 lens and supports phase detection autofocus, as well as slow-motion video capture and manual mode. Meanwhile, the E5 Plus drives things down a notch to a 5.2-inch display, a mere 2,800mAh battery, microUSB charging, and an 8MP camera.
In summary: There is nothing about the Moto E5 line that differentiates it from any other decent, low-priced phone.
What I think will be its main selling point is its battery. That's because the odd duck out, from my perspective, is the Moto E5 Play. The E5 Play is the entry-level model with 2800mAh battery, 2GB of memory, a 5.2-inch HD LCD display and weighs just 150 grams.
The E5 Plus is the one to get, provided you can handle the size and weight.
Motorola also did not say when the Beta Experiences program will launch.
The Moto E5 price (MSRP) will be Euro 149 (around Rs. 12,000), while Moto E5 Plus will cost Euro 169 (approximately Rs. 13,700). It features a 12MP rear camera and a big 5000mAh battery. The Play drops down to a removable 2,800 mAh, though all three unfortunately charge over micro-USB.
In closing, we want to mention that both of these phones will either be available from all major U.S. carriers, or work on all carrier networks.
"Colour options, contract pricing and some specifications for both phones have been prematurely published, allowing us to get an even closer look at Motorola's upcoming Moto G line-up", Android Police reported late on Wednesday.