Honor 7X vs Moto G5S Plus

Recently, the Huawei’s online brand Honor launched  Honor 7X with 18:9 aspect ratio display, making it a second device in the Honor portfolio with full-screen display to launch in India after Honor 9i. Aimed at the mid-range segment, this smartphone comes with an array of features. There are lots of smartphone in the similar price ranges with some good features as well. However, in an attempt to test the Honor 7X, we have compared it to the Moto G5S Plus smartphone that was launched recently, and also comes with dual rear cameras. So let’s how it fares against it.

Design

Talking about the design language, the Honor 7X comes with a metal unibody design with Black Matte Finish texture on the back. The phone is slim, sturdy and offers good grip as well. The 7X feels sleek and you won’t even feel it in your pocket, even though it has a 5.93-inch display. Moreover, it has the originality of it, unlike other smartphones with rip-off design. It measures 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6mm and weighs 165 grams.

The Moto G5S Plus carries same metal unibody design as its predecessor Moto G5 Plus. Comparatively, this one feels a little bit bigger and bulkier and measures 153.5×76.2x8mm to 9.5 mm and weigh around 168 grams.

Win: Honor 7X

Display

Keeping up with the trend, Honor launched its 7X smartphone with 5.93-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 aspect ration 2.5D curved glass display. Saying that, this smartphone offers screen-to-body ratio of about 77% resulting in immersive visual experience. It also has a very good viewing angles and sunlight legibility.

The Moto G5S Plus sports a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD display. Here also, the display is bright, colors are vibrant, viewing angles and the sunlight legibility are good as well. But, it has huge bezels above and below the screen, reducing the screen-to-body ratio of the phone to about 71%.

Win: Honor 7X

Storage

Talking about the similarities both the Honor 7X and Moto G5S Plus offer 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. However, the Honor 7X also comes in 32GB variant too. The expansion slot in the 7X is double than that of Moto G5S Plus. In Honor 7X, you can expand up to 256GB via MicroSD card, whereas in the G5S Plus its just 128GB.

Result: Draw

Hardware

The Honor 7X is powered by Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor with MaliT830-MP2 GPU under the hood. As per our usage, the phone performed pretty well without any lags or heating issues and the UI is fluid too. Multi-tasking is easier than ever, thanks to 4GB RAM. Moreover, the processor has been optimized so well, that it consumes battery more efficiently.

The Moto G5S Plus is packed with 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU under the hood. It offers smooth performance all over and offers lag-free multi-tasking as well.

Result: Draw

Software

Coming to the software, the Honor 7X comes with Android 7.0 (Nougat) with EMUI 5.1 and the Moto G5S Plus on the other side is shipped Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with Moto features such as Moto app. As you’d expect the Honor 7X comes with more customization options, which might go well among the users who love to customize the device.

You get lots of options including changing navigation button, floating dock, app drawer and more. The Moto G5S comes with Stock UI which is minimal. Having said that, the UI preference is entirely subjective and I personally love to customize my device to the stock Android experience.

Result: Subjective

Camera

Talking about the optics department, the Honor 7X take a driver’s seat, where it is equipped with way lot of features than its rival Moto G5S Plus. On papers, the Honor 7X comes with a 16MP rear camera with LED flash, a secondary 2MP camera, and 8MP front-facing camera. Having features including moving picture mode, portrait mode, wide aperture mode, light painting, Pro photo, Night shots, Slow-mo and time-lapse, gives users a variety to play with their creativity. For an amateur photographer, the Honor 7X sets a very good platform to get into photography. Having said that, the UI of the camera is so simple and minimal. If you are a selfie-freak, you get portrait and moving picture mode that solely focuses on you leaving out the background. Also, you can get professional bokeh style effects from both fronts as well as rear cameras. Talking about the performance, it will never disappoint you whereas the output is good with a sharp image, fine details.

The Moto G5S Plus being the first device in the Moto G line up to bring dual camera setup, didn’t seem to perform up to a level like Honor 7X does. In terms of specifications, 13MP dual rear cameras one with monochrome lens and the other one with RGB lens, f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash and an 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. Comparatively, the features are less when it comes to Moto G5S Plus. Coming to the image quality, the daylight shots were fine, but some images are dull when it is cloudy or in poor lighting conditions. The front-facing camera decent and there is flash for poor lighting conditions.

Win: Honor 7X

Battery

When it comes to power supply, the Honor 7X comes packed with a huge 3340mAh built-in battery. With a single charge, the Honor 7X can take you throughout the day, which in turn leaves you with a smile at the end of the day. On the hand the Moto G5S Plus it has a 3,000mAh battery, which is sort average for this device. Honor 7X lasts longer and has an edge over the Moto G5S Plus due to a bigger battery and intelligent battery optimization with EMUI.

Win: Honor 7X

Conclusion

Both the smartphones come with a good set of software, and performance. But, here, in this case, the Honor 7X is an incredibly compelling piece of hardware with modern looks, customizable UI, and even dual cameras with loads of feature. Even though, Moto G5S Plus is good, Honor 7X takes the cake here for its price of Rs. 12,999.