Motorola Moto E5 Play is Verizon's cheapest prepaid Android Oreo phone

Motorola Moto E5 Play is Verizon's cheapest prepaid Android Oreo phone
Until recently, if you wanted to buy a Verizon prepaid phone with Android Oreo out of the box, you had to go for expensive devices like Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, or Samsung's Galaxy S9. Well, no more. This week, Verizon started selling the Motorola Moto E5 Play, offering it for only $94.99 to prepaid customers. 

Of course, at such a low price, the Moto E5 Play is not a smartphone that can wow you. Nevertheless, this is a decent handset that's got all the basics covered, and even more - it's got a fingerprint scanner, HD voice support, and a splash-resistant body.  

The Android 8 Oreo experience that the Moto E5 Play is offering is a near stock, uncluttered one. The new handset sports a 5.2-inch display with a traditional 720 x 1280 pixel resolution, further featuring a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space. For a closer look at the phone, see our Moto E5 Play hands-on.

The Moto E5 Play is the second new Motorola smartphone that Verizon is launching this month, after the more powerful Moto G6 - which is priced at $240 but isn't available to prepaid users.

Related phones

Moto E5 Play
  • Display 5.2" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh



1. kotan24

Posts: 312; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Boost moto g6 play is $80 USD at Walmart.

2. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Thought i saw it for $130

3. KingSam

Posts: 1472; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

In stores only.

4. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

In other words the Moto E5 Play has almost the exact same specs as last year's $40 Verizon Moto E4 but now it costs $95. I'll pass.

5. ijuanp03

Posts: 615; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Good job Moto. Haters gonna hate. Android Oreo for everyone! People will complain no matter what.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.