Honestly, the Moto E5 isn’t a phone optimized for photography. So, if you’re expecting professional shots here, you’ll be greatly disappointed. Nevertheless, the camera specification seems decent enough for a phone priced at 7k. On the rear, there’s a 13MP camera (f/2 aperture) with phase-detect autofocus, and at the front, there’s a 5 MP camera (f/2.2 aperture). Both the front and back cameras have a single LED flash.
In outdoor settings with favourable lighting conditions, camera performance is great. Captured shots have sufficient detail and good contrast factor. The HDR further boosts the colours and effect but never making the photos look unnatural. In low light settings, however, the captured shots show a fair share of noise and look slightly grainy. The camera of the Moto E5 seems to deliver better results than the Honor 7A both in favourable light setting and low-light conditions – it delivers cleaner, brighter, and more focused shots than the Honor 7A.
As for selfies, the front camera does a good job to cater to your social media needs. Photos captured in well-lit conditions show great colour reproduction and pack in the right amount of detail. In low-light, however, the images look washed out and out of focus, despite the LED flash.
You can record 1080p videos at 30fps. But since there’s no image stabilization, you need to have a very steady hand while recording videos. Otherwise, the results will be shaky. Overall, the videos look bright with a balanced exposure.