Moto E5 Plus vs RealMe 1 vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Specs Comparison

Moto E5 Plus vs RealMe 1 vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Specs Comparison

Motorola recently launched the Moto E5 Plus in India. With the rapidly changing smartphone market in the country, the Moto E5 Plus competes with some extremely popular phones in the budget segment which includes the likes of the RealMe 1 and the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1.

There’s also the Redmi Note 5 which might be the right competitor to the Moto E5 Plus, but then the former is significantly cheaper than it. As for the RealMe 1 and the ZenFone Max Pro M1, they sit a segment above the Moto E5 Plus in terms of specs and features. However, due to the way Motorola has priced the E5 Plus this time around (Rs 11,999), it ends up competing with these heavyweight phones in the sub-15k segment in India.

So, how does the Moto E5 Plus fares against the likes of the RealMe 1 and the ZenFone Max Pro M1? Let’s find out in our specs comparison below.

Moto E5 Plus vs Oppo RealMe 1 vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1: Specs Comparison

Basis of Difference Moto E5 Plus Oppo RealMe 1 Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
Dimensions 160.9 x 75.3 x 9.4 mm 156.5 x 75.2 x 7.8 mm 159 x 76 x 8.5 mm
Weight 196.6 g 155 g 180 g
Display 6.0-inch, 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio, 268 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 6.0-inch, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio, 402 ppi 5.99-inch, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio, 404 ppi
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Quad-core @ 1.4 GHz Mediatek Helio P60, Octa-core @ 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Octa-core @ 1.8 GHz
GPU Adreno 308 Mali-G72 MP3 Adreno 509
RAM 2/3GB RAM 3/4/6GB RAM 3/4/6GB RAM
Storage 16/32GB 32/64/128GB 32/64GB
Rear Camera 12MP (f/2.0, 1.25µm), PDAF & laser AF, LED flash 13MP (f/2.2), PDAF, LED flash Dual: 13MP (f/2.2, 25mm, 1.12µm, PDAF) + 5 MP (f/2.4, 1.12µm, no AF, depth sensor), LED flash

6GB RAM variant:
Dual: 16MP (f/2.0, PDAF) + 5MP (f/2.4, 1.12µm, no AF, depth sensor), LED flash

Front Camera 5 MP (f/2.0), LED flash 8 MP (f/2.2) 8 MP (f/2.2), LED flash |
16 MP, f/2.2), LED flash (6 GB RAM model only)
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor
Connectivity LTE, Dual SIM, GPS,Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, microUSB, Dedicated microSD card slot LTE, Dual SIM, GPS,Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, microUSB, Dedicated microSD card slot LTE, Dual SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, MicroUSB, Dedicated microSD card slot
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery, 10W charging Non-removable Li-Ion 3410 mAh battery, No fast charging Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery, 10W charging
Price Rs 11,999 Rs 10,990 Rs 10,999
Software Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android 8.0 (Oreo)/ColorOS 5.0, Face Unlock Android 8.1 (Oreo), Face Unlock

A look at the spec sheet above and it is clear that the Moto E5 Plus is clearly inferior to its competition. Not only does it come with a far slower processor and inferior build quality, its camera setup is also not that impressive. The only highlight of the Moto E5 Plus is its 5,000mAh battery which coupled with its power-efficient processor means the handset should easily last 2-3 days on a single charge.

An important point to note here is that while the RealMe 1 and the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 both offer great value for money, the camera performance of both handsets leaves a lot to be desired.

The Moto E5 Plus at its existing price makes little sense. The handset should have been ideally priced at less than Rs 10,000 where it would have made more sense. At Rs 11,999 though, the Moto E5 Plus simply cannot compete against the likes of the RealMe 1 and the ZenFone Max Pro M1 both of which offer a far greater value, performance, and features than Moto’s offering.

What do you think about the Moto E5 Plus? Will you buy one solely based on its impressive battery performance?