The Moto E5 Play is the first Android Go smartphone from Motorola

Motorola’s E series of smartphones consists of three models – the Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus, and Moto E5 Play. The E5 Play had so far remained confined inside US borders, but it now launches in Latin America and Europe, with a surprising change. The Moto E5 Play runs Android Oreo (Go Edition) which makes it the first Moto phone to do so. But that’s not all, there are some other differences in the spec-sheet too.

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The Moto E5 Play that just launched in Europe comes with a 5.3-inch 18:9 aspect ratio display while the US version has a traditional 16:9 display. That is the only difference, looks-wise. Other elements of design seem to be completely similar to the US Moto E5 Play.

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Moreover, the Android Go Moto E5 Play has the same Snapdragon 425 SoC, but makes do with 1GB of RAM. Also, the battery is a bit smaller at 2,100mAh capacity and it has 16GB of expandable storage.

The camera setup is the same – 8MP rear and 5MP front as is the front-firing speaker that doubles as an earpiece, and of course, the Moto dimple at the back that houses the fingerprint reader.

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The Moto E5 Play Android Oreo (Go Edition) is priced €109 (Rs. 8,730 approx.) in Europe and comes in Black, Dark lake and Flash Gray flavours. It will be available starting this month.

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