Motorola is hitting the ultrabudget phone space hard, breaking out three phones in the Moto E5 range that are bent on saving you money while providing the Android basics -- including the most current Android 8.0 Oreo software.
(There's also the more stepped-up Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 Play if you can expand your budget.)
There's still a lot we don't know, like some of the pricing and how well these cost-conscious phones take photos. But we do know that they'll sell around the world, just maybe not at the same store or country at the same time. That's a good thing, because it will limit your choices, and also the confusion of figuring out which Moto is which.
The E5 Plus has the largest screen, the most storage and a monster battery at 5,000 mAh. Meanwhile, the E5 Play is downright petite with a 5.2-inch screen and a removable battery. Finally, it's the most basic phone, the Moto E5, that surprises with a 13-megapixel camera -- though that still doesn't mean it takes the best photos. Time will tell. Scroll down for all the side-by-side specs.
|Motorola Moto E5 Plus||Motorola Moto E5 Play||Motorola Moto E5|
|Display size, resolution||6-inch LCD; 1,440x720 pixels (18:9 screen ratio)||5.2-inch LCD; 1,280x720 pixels||5.7-inch LCD; 1,440x720 pixels|
|Dimensions (Inches)||6.4x3x0.4 in||6x2.9x0.4 in||6.1x2.8x0.4 in|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||161.9x75.3x9.4 mm||151x74x8.9 mm||154.4x72.2x9 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||7.1 oz; 200g||5.3 oz; 150g||6.1 oz, 174g|
|Mobile software||Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Camera||12-megapixel (f2.0)||8-megapixel||13-megapixel (f2.0)|
|Processor||1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435||1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 or 427 (varies)||1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425|
|Battery||5,000 mAh||2,800 mAh (removable)||4,000 mAh|
|Special features||Splash-proof, 15-watt fast charger, FM radio||5-watt or 10-watt charger||Splash-proof, 10-watt charger|
|Price off-contract (USD)||TBA||TBA||Converts to $184|
|Price (GBP)||TBA||TBA||Converts to £130|
|Price (AUD)||TBA||TBA||Converts to AU$237|