Honor 7X Vs Moto G5S Plus: Which Mid-range Smartphone To Prefer?

Huawei Honor 7X is the most selling product in the mid-range segment and probably its stunning spec sheet could be the reason. At the same range, there is even a Motorola Moto G5S Plus that offers similar spec sheet and is a worthy challenger. Here, let us compare these two latest handsets to know which is better to prefer.

Design & Display

On the design front, Honor 7X takes the lead with its aluminum unibody design with rounded corners. Despite having a 5.93-inches display, the 7X is still sleek, slim, and offers good grip. While the Moto G5S Plus has the same metal unibody design as in Moto G5 Plus. Comparatively, G5S Plus is a bit heavier than Honor 7X. On the Honor 7X, there is a fingerprint sensor on the rear end and the Moto G5S Plus carries the fingerprint sensor on the front end. Both devices support dual rear camera setup. The Honor 7X leads the race with 18:9 display and premium look than the Moto G5S Plus which feels a bit chunky.


Processor & performance

These two devices differ, especially with the internal specifications. The Honor device is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 659 Octa-core chipset coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage variants. The Motorola Moto G5S Plus features Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Though neither of the chipsets can match up the high-end flagships, both devices perform really well. In Honor 7X, the memory can be expanded to 256GB whereas the G5S Plus only supports up to 128GB. As for the software, the Honor 7X runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 on top of it. The Moto G5S Plus ships in with Android 7.1.1 Nougat with an added features like Moto app.



Talking about the camera, the Honor 7X shines with its camera application. The device features a 16MP rear camera and a 2MP secondary camera which is for enhancing the portrait shots. On the front end, both the devices sport an 8MP front snapper. Additionally, the Moto G5S plus is given a selfie flash which ensures bright images in low light conditions. Both the cameras can shoot impressive images even in bright light and low light conditions. Of the two handsets, Honor 7X in UAE is the best camera performer than Moto G5S Plus. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth GPS, NFC, 4G and USB Type-C.



The Honor 7X packs in 3340mAh battery that can offer battery life sufficient for an entire day with a single charge. On the other end, the Moto G5S Plus has 3000mAh battery that needs a charge in between with moderate and heavy usage. Despite a bit lower capacity, the Moto G5S plus shines for its fast charging support. The Honor device still limited to 5V/2A support while the Motorola handset offers TurboPower tech that delivers 15W charge.




The price of both the handsets is nearly similar. The Moto G5S Plus price in Dubai is around AED 885 which is comparable to the Honor 7X price in Dubai for 64GB model. However, the price of the two devices varies according to the storage variants.


Both the devices are quite impressive as for the overall performance. They include good hardware and software features at a competitive price. However, the Honor 7X slightly takes a lead over Moto G5S plus due to its consistent performance, higher battery, and better EMUI.

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