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Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1) vs Samsung Galaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto E5 Play vs Samsung Galaxy E5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy E5 XMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)17Points
Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
5.2"
IPS

720x1280

8
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

vs
06PointsSamsung Galaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)Compare Motorola Moto E5 Play X
Samsung Galaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)
5"
AMOLED

720x1280

8
MP

5mp

1.5GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2400
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)17 Advantages Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)vsGalaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)
+1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Core17%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.2Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+2GB LPDDR333%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1.5GB LPDDR2
+eMMC 5.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 4.5
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
+5.2"4%
Larger screen
vs5"
+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+f/2.0 (aperture)10%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+Android 8.0 OreoAdvantage
Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and safer
vsAndroid 4.4.4 KitKat
+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
vs3G+ HSPA+
+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps6 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(3G+ HSPA+) 42 Mbps
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+2800 mAh17%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2400 mAh
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
16GB (10GB available)vs+16GB (12GB available)20%
More internal storage for applications and files
150 grams (5.25 ounces)vs+120 grams (4.2 ounces)25%
Lighter
9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)23%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
282 PPIvs+294 PPI4%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera

24 Common items in both devices
Plastic body, glass front
16 million
720x1280 pixels
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+17 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)
ModelMoto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Galaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)
Other model namesBoost Mobile Moto E5 Play XT1921, Lenovo Moto E5 PlayGalaxy E5 SM-E500HQ Single-sim 3G
Country or region availableCanadaUSA
Canada, USA
GermanyScotlandEnglandIrelandItalyTurkey
Germany, Scotland, England, Ireland, Italy, Turkey
BrandMotorolaSamsung
Release dateMay, 2018February, 2015
Depth9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)74 x 151 millimeters (2.91 x 5.94 in)70.3 x 141.8 millimeters (2.77 x 5.58 in)
Weight150 grams (5.25 ounces)120 grams (4.2 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Not supported
System (OS)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 4.4.4 KitKat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 (28nm)
CPU processor1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A531.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 308 500MhzQualcomm Adreno 306 450Mhz
RAM memory2GB LPDDR31.5GB LPDDR2
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.1
16GB (12GB available)
eMMC 4.5
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.2" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~66.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~69.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)282 PPI294 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps42/5.76 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 700/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,25,26,29,30,66)
TD-LTE 2500/2600 (Bands 38,41)
Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flash on both camerasLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashLEDNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered23mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Other features- Colors: Black, Dark lake, Flash gray
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Brown
- Samsung TouchWiz UX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
GK40
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2800 mAh2400 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day
Standby17280 minutes | 288 hours | 12 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy E5 (3G SM-E500HQ)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.35W/kg (head) | 1.23W/kg (body)1.01W/kg (head) | 0.82W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.39W/kg (head) | 0.289W/kg (body)
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