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Motorola Moto E5 (XT1944-3) vs Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)

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

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Compare Motorola Moto E5 Play XMotorola Moto E5 (XT1944-3)05Points
Motorola Moto E5 (XT1944-3)
5.7"
IPS

720x1440

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
05PointsMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Compare Motorola Moto E5 X
Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
5.2"
IPS

720x1280

8
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2800
mAh

(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 (XT1944-3)5 Advantages Motorola Moto E5 (XT1944-3)vsMoto E5 Play (XT1921-1)5 Advantages Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
+720x1440 pixels13%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1280 pixels
+5.7"10%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+(back) 13MP60%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+4000 mAh43%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2800 mAh
+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
174 grams (6.09 ounces)vs+150 grams (5.25 ounces)16%
Lighter
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
Not supportedvs+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

38 Common items in both devices
1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
2GB LPDDR3
16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.1
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Plastic body, glass front
+31 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresMotorola Moto E5 (XT1944-3)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
ModelMoto E5 (XT1944-3)Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
Other model namesLenovo Moto E5 XT1944, Moto E 5th GenerationBoost Mobile Moto E5 Play XT1921, Lenovo Moto E5 Play
Country or region available(Latin America)Mexico
(Latin America), Mexico
CanadaUSA
Canada, USA
BrandMotorolaMotorola
Release dateMay, 2018May, 2018
Depth9 millimeters (0.35 inches)9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)72.2 x 154.4 millimeters (2.84 x 6.08 in)74 x 151 millimeters (2.91 x 5.94 in)
Weight174 grams (6.09 ounces)150 grams (5.25 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
System (OS)Motorola Moto E5 (XT1944-3)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareMotorola Moto E5 (XT1944-3)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 (28nm)
CPU processor1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A531.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 308 500MhzQualcomm Adreno 308 500Mhz
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.1
16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto E5 (XT1944-3)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size5.7" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~66.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1440 pixels720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)282 PPI282 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksMotorola Moto E5 (XT1944-3)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,28)LTE 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)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingMotorola Moto E5 (XT1944-3)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraMotorola Moto E5 (XT1944-3)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flash on both camerasLED flash on both cameras
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
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 on both cameras
2ª cameraMotorola Moto E5 (XT1944-3)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)HD (1280x720)
Front flashLEDLED
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaMotorola Moto E5 (XT1944-3)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Moto E5 (XT1944-3)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto E5 (XT1944-3)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Fingerprint sensor
Other features- Colors: Flash gray, Fine gold
- Max vision 18:9 display
- Fast battery charging 10W
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Dark lake, Flash gray
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto E5 (XT1944-3)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
GK40
Battery capacity4000 mAh2800 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging10W (5V/2A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day
Standbyfeature not registered17280 minutes | 288 hours | 12 days
Radiation rateMotorola Moto E5 (XT1944-3)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.35W/kg (head) | 1.23W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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