Lenovo has announced a cheaper version of the Moto E5 Play that runs on Android Go OS based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The new variant looks pretty much like the regular Moto E5 but specs have been trimmed down to fit within the Android Go arena.


Lenovo has introduced a bit larger display on Moto E5 Play Go edition measuring 5.84-inch in size as compared to the 5.2-inch panel on the regular Moto E5. However, screen resolution has been regressed to 480 p from the original 720p.

As far as hardware is concerned, the Moto E5 Play Go edition houses the same Snapdragon 425 processor under the hood, paired with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded by using a dedicated microSD card slot.

Rear of the phone boasts a single 8MP lens sported by an LED flash. The device retains the fingerprint scanner situated just below the rear camera with Motorola logo engraved in. The front of the device is equipped with another 5MP lens, also coupled with an LED Flash.

The Moto E5 Play Go edition offers a smaller battery backup of 2,100mAh as compared to the 2,800 mAh on the regular variant. However, keeping in view the trimmed down features of the new entrant, this is promised to stay for a day long usage on single charge.


Pricing and Availability

The Moto E5 Play Go edition will be offered for sale by the end of July in three color options of Black, Dark Lake and Flash Gray with an affordable price tag of $130 (~PKR 16,800). Obviously, the main attraction here is the software that should guarantee up to two years of regular updates on a dirt-cheap phone.

Moto E5 Play Go Edition – Specifications

OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Networks 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
Dual SIM Support Yes
CPU 1.4GHz octa-core Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 308
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Display 5.84-inch IPS LCD with FWVGA (854 x 480) resolution
Security Rear-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
Internal 16 GB
Card slot yes, by 256 GB
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, microUSB, FM Radio, GPS
Primary Camera 8 MP, LED, 1080p, f/2.0
Secondary Camera 5 MP, LED flash
Battery 2100 mAh
Price $130 (~PKR 16,800)