Motorola Moto E5 Play Android Oreo (Go Edition) with 1GB RAM announced

Judy Cobb
July 18, 2018

Motorola has unveiled a version of its Moto E5 Play smartphone running Android Go.

Android Go is created to offer a more consistent experience on low-power phones like the E5 Play.

Android Go is a version of Android Oreo that's optimized for entry-level devices. Under the hood, it comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Mobile Platform clocked at 1.4GHz and comes coupled with Adreno 308 GPU. As for storage, the Go version is expected to have 8 GB ROM, which is less than the regular E5 Play's 16 GB ROM. One of them was left out of some markets: Moto E5 Play, leaving the Moto E5 as the company's most basic model for our market - and for which we have already done our review here.

In this new launch, the Moto E5 Play sports a 5.2-inch display with 16:9 aspect ratio which is slightly lesser than the 5.3-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio, which we got to see in the United States release of the phone.

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There is 16GB of internal storage that can be further expandable up to 128GB using a MicroSD card slot. On the front, it will feature a 5-megapixel sensor accompanied by an LED flash for taking selfies even in the dark. It is also splash proof with the p2i water repellent coating. It also features a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device, which is embedded into the Motorola logo.

Its connectivity options include 4G, VoLTE, 3G, HSPA+, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth and Micro-USB.

It is backed by a 2,100mAh battery which is much smaller than the 2,800mAh battery on the Moto E5 Play. It measures 147.88 x 71.2 x 9.19 mm and weighs 145 grams. The device is priced at Euro 109 (Rs. 8,734) and will be available in European and Latin American markets starting from this month itself.

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