Moto E5 Play lands at Cricket Wireless as Moto E5 Cruise

Cricket Wireless is bringing Motorola’s Moto E5 Play to its network, but you’ll find the smartphone under a different name – Moto E5 Cruise. The Moto E5 Play was officially unveiled back in April, but it has already made its debut in the United States at Verizon and Sprint.

Now, Cricket announced it will offer the smartphone as well. The Moto E5 Cruise costs just $99.99, which makes it a tad more expensive than the Verizon prepaid model that’s available for $94.5 outright.

If you’re tempted to buy Cricket’s Moto E5 Cruise, you’ll be pleased to know the carrier’s most affordable plans …


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 …

The price of Motorola Moto E5 Plus on Sprint is unjustifiably high

Last month, when Motorola announced the Moto E5 Plus (alongside all its other new Android Oreo smartphones), it said that the handset would cost €169 in Europe. Thus, we were expecting the phone to be priced at under $200 in the US. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
Sprint – the only carrier to offer the Moto E5 Plus to postpaid customers – is getting ready to start selling the new phone at a pretty high price. More exactly, you’ll have to pay $12 per month for 24 months to own the E5 Plus – that’s a total of $288. For folks wanting to buy the handset outright, the …

Motorola reveals which U.S. carriers, retailers will sell the Moto G6, G6 Play, E5 Play and E5 Plus

If you live in the U.S. and have your mind set on buying one of the new Moto G6 or Moto E5 phones, you might want to know in advance which stateside carriers and retailers will be offering these devices. The Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and Moto G6 Plus all were unveiled last month and are available starting today in some countries like Brazil. The Moto E5, Moto E5 Play and Moto E5 Plus were also introduced last month, on the same day that the G6 line was announced.

The Moto G6 will be available for postpaid accounts in the U.S. at Verizon. Besides the nation’s largest carrier, pre-paid providers …

These Motorola Moto G6 and E5 variants will be sold in the US

Last week, Motorola Mobility announced no less than six new smartphones running Android 8 Oreo: Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 Play, Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus, and Moto E5 Play. While some of these handsets are already available in markets like Brazil and Mexico, folks in the US can’t buy them yet. 
Motorola said that its new phones would be released in the US “in the coming months”. However, not all models will be sold stateside. For example, US customers won’t be able to purchase the most powerful among them – the Moto G6 Plus. So what is Motorola bringing stateside …

Motorola Moto E5 Play

The Motorola Moto E5 Play comes with a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 chip, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage (expandable via microSD), 5.2-inch 720p screen, an 8-megapixel main shooter and an additional 5-megapixel unit for selfies.

The affordable champions are back: meet the Moto E5 Plus, E5, and E5 Play

The Motorola Moto G series are usually often mentioned in conversations about no-nonsense midrangers that balance affordability with performance well. However, it’s not the cheapest line Moto has in store. That would be the Moto E family — the most basic Motorola phones that still have a distinct Moto flavor to them, plus a special feature or two to set them apart.

The new members of the Moto E line are the Moto E5 Plus, Moto E5 and Moto E5 Play. Of the three, the Moto E5 Plus is the highest end proposition, followed by the E5 and E5 Play, the latter being the cheapest one.

Design …

Moto E5 and G6 Plus and Play price and release dates

Motorola’s midrange and budget warriors, the Moto E5 and G6, and their Plus and Play versions are just around the corner… if you live in Mexico, that is, as they just got released in Brazil, and will be available in Mexico next week. As for the rest of the world, well, Motorola is only saying that the phones will “roll out over the coming months in various countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America.”

Bummer, but at least one of the devices, the most affordable Motorola Moto E5 Play, will be exclusive for North America, …

The Moto E5 line might not receive any major Android updates

Motorola isn’t promising any major OS upgrades for its newly-announced Moto E5 series. The company launched the new line of devices yesterday alongside a trio of Moto G6 smartphones. Despite guaranteeing at least one major update for the latter series, though, it appears the company couldn’t make the same promise when it came to its budget line.

In recent history, the company has been historically slow pushing out software updates to its devices, despite the fact that all run a near-stock experience of Android. At yesterday’s launch, however, the company did give a glimmer of hope by announcing …

Motorola Moto E5 Plus & E5 Play hands-on

There’s no denying that the entry-level segment of the market is saturated, occupied by a host of devices that are aggressively priced to the point where we sometimes scratch our heads and wonder how they’re able to pack so many things at such low price points. Even though Lenovo is also announcing a pair of new phones in its Moto G line, we’re seeing another two in its budget line – the Moto E5 Plus and Moto E5 Play.

Design
While the Moto E5 Play appears to have a marginally tweaked design with its textured plastic body, it’s the Moto E5 Plus that we’re astounded by with its …