The Moto E series of Motorola Mobility LLC basically encases entry-level Smartphone, powered by Android 8.0 Oreo. The company unveiled three variants in the E-series comprising Moto E5 Play, Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus, back in April this year. It has now integrated Moto E5 Play with Android Oreo Go Edition (Android Go), the most powerful operating system for budget Smartphone models.

The Android Go version of Moto E5 Play is priced at €109 (approx. $130) though is available only in various European nations and Latin America. While in the US, Moto E5 Play which runs on full Android Oreo is offered for a price between $69 -$119 and sold directly from mobile carriers.

Moto E5 Play Android Go Edition: New OS, New Phone

Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 chip, the Moto E5 Play Android Go Edition comes with 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot. The Smartphone also abodes 2100mAh removable battery.

Surprisingly, besides installing a new operating system (OS) in the device, Motorola has also upgraded few specifications on it compared to its regular version.

Moto E5 Play

Moto E5 Play is now integrated with Android Oreo Go Edition, the most powerful OS for budget Smartphone models.


To begin with, Moto E5 Play with Android Go arrives with a slight expansive display and a greater aspect ratio. A 5.3-inch Max Vision display with an 18:9 aspect ratio is mounted on the new device for higher picture clarity. Whereas Moto E5 Play has a 5.2- inch display with 16:9 aspect ratio and houses 2800 mAh battery.


The redesigned Moto E5 Play gets an 8MP rear camera with an aperture of f/2.0. On the other hand, the selfie camera shoots pictures with a 5MP lens. Both the cameras have LED flashes to brighten every moment captured.


Leave the traditional phone protection system behind as even the owners of budget-friendly phones like Moto E5 Play do not need to type a passcode to unlock it. The phone houses a fingerprint reader, disguised as Motorola logo at the back. Just press the sensor to wake up, lock or unlock the device instantly.

Android Go Powers Moto E5 Play

Moto E5 Play is one of the early boarders of Android Go OS, along with Alcatel 1X, introduced in February 2018, and few phones developed by Nokia and ZTE.

The Android Oreo (Go Edition) is an exclusive operating platform developed specifically to provide smoother and faster user experience on entry-level Smartphone. To overcome small-sized RAM issues in the budget phones, Android Go is paired with fewer and lighter pre-install apps. This feature saves twice the space on the hardware and hence boosts the phone’s performance and speed.

Moto E5 Play Android Go

A 5.3-inch Max Vision display with an 18:9 aspect ratio is mounted on the latest Moto E series model for better picture clarity.

The Android developers have, in fact, introduced enhanced small-sized apps particularly for Android Go that occupies 50 percent less room than their full versions. Thus the owners of Moto E5 Play with Android Go can receive emails, find answers, get directions, and play games more rapidly than any Moto E series model.

The Android Go also facilitates the phone users to have a greater control over the data management. It also scans the installed apps during the offline mode too.

In addition, there is a new app designed titled, Files Go for the Android Go that cleans unwanted content and aids to find files in the device instantly. And for the first time ever, a phone model with less than 1 GB memory also gets incorporated with Google Assistance, in the form of Google Assistance Go.

Technowize Verdict

On the basis of above Moto E5 Play review, launching Moto E5 Play with Android Go is a smart move by Motorola to entice budget-conscious customers. Packed in affordable price bracket, smoother operating system and advanced hardware protection system, Motorola’s latest addition to E-series family seems to be quite a hit for the developing markets.