Huawei’s Honor 7X has been selling like hot cakes and for a reason. The handset brandishes a stunning spec-sheet and hits just the right notes. If you are planning to buy an affordable phone priced around 15,000, the Honor 7X is almost impossible to miss, but at the same time, it isn’t reigning unrivaled.
This segment is also Motorola’s stronghold and the Moto G5s Plus is a worthy challenger to honor’s new offering. Let’s compare the two against one another to know which one is better.
Key Specifications of Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Honor 7X:
|Model||Moto G5s Plus||Huawei Honor 7X|
|Display||5.5 inch full HD 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection||5.93 inch full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display|
|Processor||2.0 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 14nm processor||2.36GHz octa-core Kirin 659 processor|
|Camera||13MP+13MP rear and 8MP front||16MP + 2 MP rear and 8 MP front|
|Internal Memory||64GB||32GB / 64GB|
|Dimensions and Weight||153.5 x 76.2 x 8 mm and 168 grams||156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm and 165 grams|
|Software||Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS||Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 OS|
|Dual SIM||Yes, Hybrid dual SIM slot||Yes (hybrid dual SIM)|
|Price||15,490 INR||12,999 INR / 15,999 INR|
Design and Build
Huawei’s Honor 7X manages to fit in a much larger 6-inch screen in nearly the same size (and slimmer) body as the Moto G5s Plus. Besides, since it’s less broad, it is also much more convenient to operate and to carry around.
Both phones have full metal rear and 2.5D Glass laden fascia and feel very sturdy. On the 7X, the fingerprint sensor is present on the rear where your index finger naturally lies, and on the Moto G5s Plus, you will get a front mounted fingerprint sensor. Both phones have dual cameras on the rear.
The Honor 7X benefits from a full-view 18:9 display and it undisputedly looks better than the Moto G5s Plus. In comparison, the Moto G5s Plus feels archaic and chunky.
The Moto G5s Plus packs two 13MP cameras on the rear. One of these is a monochrome sensor white the other is a color RGB sensor. The two camera sensors can also be used to capture portrait shots with blurred background.
The Honor 7X, on the other hand, focuses on the simpler dual camera configuration where the second sensor helps with depth sensing for enhancing portrait shots.
Both cameras can shoot good images in broad daylight and reasonably good shots in low light. When it comes to portrait mode, which is also the most popular and most used dual camera configuration, the Honor 7X is the better performer of the two. Huawei has focused on one key aspect of dual camera configuration and implemented it well.
Both phones have 8MP selfie cameras and once again the Honor 7X takes slightly better selfies. The Moto G5s Plus additionally has selfie flash that sometimes comes in handy in extremely dark ambiance. Honor 7X definitely offers you a better camera setup when compared to Moto G5s Plus.
Performance and Software
The Moto G5s Plus employs Snapdragon 625 processor assisted by 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The Honor 7X is powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 659 octa-core chipset and comes in 32GB and 64GB storage variants, each with 4GB RAM.
Both phones have the necessary brute force but the Honor 7X benefits from better optimization as both chipset and software have been built in-house. This makes Honor 7X a more consistent performer and the overall experience is smoother than the Moto G5s Plus, even when the latter is running stock Android Nougat.
The Honor 7X runs Android Nougat based EMUI 5.1 which includes several handy features and customization options. The stock Android is generally considered a safer bet, but it’s missing several key features that consumers need and ask for (for instance, there is no battery percentage indicator). The EMUI 5.1, on the other hand, is more intuitive.
All said and done, both phones are quite capable of handling heavy loads but the Honor 7X feels more consistent and has a slight edge when it comes to overall experience.
Battery, Price, and Verdict
The Honor 7X has a bigger 3340mAh battery compared to the 3000mAh on the Moto G5s Plus. In our testing, we are getting a significantly better battery mileage with the 7X. It manages to comfortably and consistently last for one and a half day, while the Moto G5s Plus needs charging at bedtime. Our usage ranges from moderate to heavy.
The price of both phones is almost similar. The Moto G5s Plus is now available for 15,490 INR and the comparable 64GB storage model of Honor 7X is available for 15,999 INR. If 32GB of internal memory is adequate as per your requirements, the Honor 7X also comes with a 32GB storage and 4GB RAM variant that costs only 12,999 INR.
Both Honor 7X and Moto G5s Plus are quite impressive phones in their class. The Honor 7X, however, is the one that offers slightly better overall experience. It looks a lot better, is a lot more ergonomic than the G5s Plus, delivers more consistent performance and also has a more intuitive EMUI software working in its favor.