Motorola has recently launched updated versions of its Moto G and E series at a launch event in Sau Paulo, Brazil on April 19, 2018. During the event, Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, Moto G6 Plus, Moto E5, Moto E5 Play, and Moto E5 Plus were unveiled. The play and plus versions constitute the affordable and premium variants respectively. While Moto E5 Play was first introduced and launched in the United States and currently it is available for purchase at online stores including that of mobile network retailers: CricketWireless, Verizon, Boost, Xfinity mobile. But now it is going to be released in the UK and soon after extending to other countries in Europe and South America.
Motorola E5 Play UK edition differs with the Motorola E5 Play US edition in terms of OS, Display, SIM, RAM. Moto E5 Play UK is equipped with Android 8.0 Oreo (Go edition), while Moto E5 Play US comes with standard Android 8.0 Oreo. Android Oreo Go edition offers storage savings with fewer pre-installed apps and even lighter apps, with up to 2x more available storage. It also offers performance improvements with Google Assistant Go and Gboard; data savings by setting data limits for apps, chrome browser; and Google Play Protect security providing built-in mobile security for apps and keep data safe round the clock.
On the display front, Moto E5 Play UK is offered with 5.34-inch LCD display whereas the US version was having a bit smaller width in 5.2-inch LCD display. Also, the newly released UK version has dual-SIM capabilities, unlike its US variant. With the Android Go edition, Moto E5 Play UK is limited to 1 GB RAM offering and not the 2 GB RAM variant that comes with US edition.
Motorola Moto E5 Play Pricing
At Argos online store in UK, Motorola Moto E5 Play with Android 8.0 Go edition is priced at GBP 99.95 (approx Rs. 9,080) for the SIM-free version and available in black color. On the other hand, Moto E5 Play is available in Dark lake, black, and flash gray colors in the US and its price is as follows: USD 69.99 (approx Rs. 6,350) at Verizon Wireless for the prepaid version, USD 79.99 (approx Rs. 7,260) at Boost mobile (prepaid), and USD 119.99 (approx Rs. 10,900) at Xfinity mobile. Moto E5 Play with Android Go edition will soon be launched in Europe and South America. Moto E5 Play pricing and availability in India has not been revealed yet. To recollect, Motorola has launched Motorola Moto E5 Plus in India and it went on Sale on 10th July, 2018 exclusive at Amazon India. Moto E5 Plus price in India is Rs. 11,999 for its 3 GB RAM/32 GB storage offering.
Coming to Moto E5 Play with Android Oreo Go Specifications and features:
It comes with 5.34-inch IPS LCD display and 18:9 aspect ratio for offering immersive experience to users. It is also equipped with a pixel density of 201 ppi and water-repellant coating. On the camera front, Moto E5 Play features an 8 MP rear-facing camera and also equipped with 5 MP front (selfie) camera. The video capture is possible in 1080 pixels HD quality. Motorola Moto E5 Play runs Android 8.0 Go mobile operating system. It is driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset with with quad-core processor that has a processing speed up to 1.4 GHz. Adreno 308 GPU pushes graphics crunching.
From the storage viewpoint, while Motorola Moto E5 Play supports RAM size of 1 GB, it is equipped with an internal memory size of 16 GB, expandable up to 128 GB via micro-SD card. It also features a dual SIM slot that accepts nano SIM type. It is powered by a 2100 mAh battery. Regarding cellular technologies, Moto E5 Play offers GSM, 3G, and 4G LTE.
On connectivity technologies dimension, Moto E5 Play supports Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth. It is expected that Moto E5 Play UK edition to share similarity with US one on connectivity support and sensors. Support for Micro USB and 3.5 mm audio jack are provided. With regard to sensors, Fingerprint Reader, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Proximity, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Magnetometer, and Sensor Hub. Moto E5 Play dimensions include 147.88 x 71.2 x 9.19 mm and weight 145 g.
Additionally, Moto E5 Play is also equipped with contactless payment support, realized by Google pay app that works with NFC.
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