Specs for Motorola's next budget champ, the E5 Plus, leak in benchmark

Leave it to the pioneers from Motorola to offer great affordable handsets that can be hooked up to any carrier out of the box. The sub-$150 Moto E4, for instance, can be brought to Verizon as a BYOD gear, or any other carrier thereof, and work out of the box, all the while it offers you daily smartphone-ing with a good chance that it will be enough to cover most of your needs. 

Of course, there are compromises, namely the camera, but Motorola is seemingly prepping to address them by... unveiling the next-gen E5 Plus, which already leaked not long ago in the flesh, and now its specs are being fleshed out, thanks to a benchmark database.

As you can see from the table below, the Moto E5 Plus will sport a quad-core Snapdragon 430 chipset, 3GB RAM, and run on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo, probably near stock. That's a decent upgrade from the E4 Plus, and, judging from the popularity of its predecessor, Motorola might have another hit on its hands when this puppy lands in the not-so-distant future.

source: Geekbench

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Moto E5 Plus
  • Display 6.0 inches
    1440 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo



6. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1258; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Insane to think a budget phone will have 3GB of ram. Only a couple years ago did flagships have 2 or 3GBs of ram and people debated on if it was overkill lol.

5. Duncdawg26

Posts: 196; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

So, at least according to the leaks, the only difference between the e5 plus and the g6 play is .1 inch of screen and battery size - ??? Making 2 phones instead of one - What the heck. The signs are there: Moto is not gonna last much longer... Again...

4. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

I've come to realise that Geekbench is even worse than i originally thought for evaluating a smartphone, even just for evaluating a CPU, as it only shows the peak performance of a CPU without accounting for things such as the scheduler and frequency scaling, which is very important for smartphones. Antutu is just a vastly superior benchmark for evaluating a smartphone. It's not perfect, but a lot better. I would love to see what this phone scores in an Antutu bench.

2. warrenellis93

Posts: 566; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Is that a mother flippen 18:9 aspect ratio

3. antmiu2

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

hahaaha why?

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2704; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

The best thing about The E4, in my personal opinion, is the sheer optimization. The E4 Duo has rock bottom Mediatek Chipsets, same as The Nokia 3, but somehow The E4s just fly whereas The Nokia 3 just lag and stutter. Demoed an E4 Plus and I would've swear it was running on a Snapdragon 600 Series if I hadn't known about its SoC! The performance didn't feel all that much behind my S6 (Exynos) which is an impressive feat! Oh well, G'Day!

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