Huawei Honor 7X Vs Motorola Moto G5 plus: Which One is The Best?

Purchasing a feature-rich yet low-cost device is a tedious task to handle. It is even difficult to choose especially when everything just comes together on different devices. Motorola and Honor are two such smartphone manufacturers that ensure a great deal.


The Huawei Honor 7X and Moto G5 Plus are the flagship versions of the above manufacturers that come in with similar features at competitive prices. So, let us go through the comparison and decide the best between the two.

Design and Display

Before peeping into the internal comparison, let us see how these devices differ in its display and design. Moto G5 Plus is almost similar to G4 Plus. It comes in with 5.2 inches LCD display with a metallic back. The Honor 7X also has a metallic body with rounded edges. The rear end is quite simple, clean and maintains the premium look.

The main difference is in the front end of these devices. The Honor 7X has a massive 6-inches display with the ongoing trend of 18:9 aspect ratio thus ensuring larger display screen.


Both the devices come up with the similar hardware. Neither of the devices supports USB Type-C port. They are made available in 34 GB and 64 GB expandable internal storage via Micro SD card. With the concept of minimum bezel screen, Honor 7X managed to place fingerprint sensor at the rear end. The Moto G5 Plus has the same on the front bottom chin of the device. Irrespective of their placement, fingerprint sensor performs well on both devices. It maintains the same speed with accuracy to unlock the phone.

The Honor 7X premium look with bezel-less screen make it more attractive than Motorola Moto G5 plus.

Processor and performance

In terms of processor, Moto G5 Plus is given the old Snapdragon 625 processor. Though it ensures smooth performance, it does not match up the latest Kirin 659 processor in Honor 7X. It was noted that the previous Kirin 655 performs almost similar to Snapdragon 650.


This proves that Honor 7X provides smooth performance with Kirin 659. However, it is even true neither of the chips matches up the high-end devices. At the same time, neither of the devices has any problem launching apps or while heavy usage.

Operating System

Both the phones run on the same Android Nougat operating system thus making it difficult to choose the best. Despite the same OS, there are few additions that made it differ from one another.


Firstly, the Moto G5 Plus runs on latest Android 8.0 Oreo while Honor 7X stills runs on older Android 7.0 Nougat. The Moto Display feature directs you to lock screen and allows viewing notifications. Moto Actions avoid using navigation buttons and accomplish the task with simple screen gesture controls. Thanks to the Huawei Emotion (EMUI) that makes the Honor 7X compete with Moto G5 Plus that uses latest Android.

Moto G5 Plus takes over this section with the clean and smooth stock-like Android interface.


There include some decent snappers in either of the devices. Despite being a budget smartphone, Huawei Honor 7X packs in dual rear camera setup. The rear camera houses the 16MP and 2MP lens. The secondary camera helps in creating the perfect “Bokeh” effect and comes in with autofocus feature.


On the other end, the Moto G5 Plus offer single lens camera at 12MP with a f/1.7 aperture. Like other smartphones, G5 Plus also supports face detection, Geo tagging, Panorama and Touch to focus.

As for the video recording capability, Moto G5 Plus records 2160p @ 30 fps and Honor 7X records video of 1080p @ 30 fps.


With the increase in prominence of battery life, both the devices are successful in providing massive batteries. The Honor 7X holds the heavy 3340 mAh battery and lasts for an entire day with a single charge. Its competitor Moto G5 Plus comes in with 3000 mAh battery.


The TurboPower charging capability in Moto G5 Plus ensures fast charging up to 80 percent in just 35 minutes. In terms of performance, heavy usage of G5 Plus can reduce the battery at a faster rate than Honor 7X.


The Huawei Honor 7X price in Dubai, UAE is AED 999.

The Motorola Moto G5 Plus price in Dubai, UAE is AED 599.


Both the devices hold some exciting features for a reasonable price. But the huge battery, strong camera, trendy design and smooth performance of Honor 7X make it a better choice over Moto G5 Plus.

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