Just as expected, two new Motorola phones have launched on T-Mobile.
The Moto E5 Play and Moto E5 Plus are now available from T-Mobile. The Moto E5 Play is priced at $6 down and $6 per month for 24 months, $0 down and $7 per month on JOD, or $150 full retail. Meanwhile, pricing for the Moto E5 Plus is set at $9 down and $9 per month for 24 months or $225 full retail. The E5 Plus is not available on JOD.
When it comes to specs, the Moto E5 Play runs Android 8.0 on a 5.2-inch 1280×720 display. It’s got 8MP rear and 5MP front cameras, each with its own flash, 16GB of built-in storage, and a microSD card slot. Other specs include a quad-core Snapdragon 427 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 2800mAh battery, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a fingerprint reader, and a water-repellent coating.
The Moto E5 Plus is the higher-end of the two, boasting a 6-inch 1440×720 screen, 32GB of storage, and a microSD slot. It’s got 12MP rear and 8MP front cameras, an octa-core Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB of RAM, a fingerprint reader, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a water-repellent coating. It’s running Android 8.0 and is powered by a huge 5000mAh battery.
One other detail about both phones that’s worth mentioning is that they support T-Mobile’s 600MHz (Band 71) LTE coverage. This coverage reaches farther and is better at penetrating buildings than mid-band LTE, and T-Mo has it more than 900 cities across the U.S. Here’s the full list of LTE bands supported by these new phones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 25, 26, 29, 30, 38, 41, 66, 71.
Motorola’s Moto E line of phones are known for being solid, affordable Android phones, so it’s good to see new models launching on T-Mobile. It’s also great to see more 600MHz LTE phones hitting T-Mobile and giving more customers the chance to accessed T-Mo’s improved coverage.
Are you going to snag either the Moto E5 Play or Moto E5 Plus?