Motorola has today unveiled the special edition of the Moto G5 Plus smartphone. Dubbed as Moto G5S Plus, the phone comes loaded with a dual-camera setup along with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor at a price of Rs 15,999.
With this, the mid-budget segment has started to witness the trend of dual-camera setup. We have a few devices that come equipped with dual rear cameras, but probably one of the best is the Honor 6X. The smartphone, which was launched in January this year for Rs 15,999, is now available at a price tag of Rs 13,999 through Amazon. So, the question is, which one sports better dual rear cameras and which one of them offers better performance? Read on to know the answer.
Design and Display
In terms of design language both the devices sport a metallic unibody. The Moto G5s Plus is made of high-grade aluminium, while the Honor 6X comes with a metal construction as well. Both the devices give a premium look concerning design aesthetics. The Moto G5S Plus measures 153.5 x 76.2 x 8mm and weighs 168 grams, while the Honor 6X measures 150.9 x 76.2 x 8.2mm and weighs 162 grams. The Honor 6X is slightly lighter than Moto G5S Plus, while the latter is marginally slimmer than the former. Overall, it is a tough call to make as to which one looks better, as both of them looks sturdy and are well built.
On the display front, the Moto G5s Plus packs a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The Honor 6X, on the other hand, sports a similar 5.5-inch Full HD display with the same resolution. This is where it gets really close as both of them offers 1080p resolution and both of them have a rich history of making good displays in the past.
Hardware and Software
On the hardware front, the Moto G5 Plus is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, which is also present in the Moto G5 Plus. On the other hand, Honor 6X feature company’s in-house Kirin 655 octa-core processor, which is clocked at 2.1GHz. Both of them comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. On paper, Kirin 655 has a slight upper hand in terms performance against the Snapdragon 625 processor. However, the Snapdragon 625 processor is more battery efficient and is gives a comparable performance as well. Both of them features a fingerprint sensor is quite fast to unlock the device. Moto G5s Plus sports a front-facing fingerprint sensor, while the Honor 6X has a fingerprint scanner at the back panel.
On the software front, the Moto G5s Plus runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which gives a stock Android experience, while the Honor 6X was launched Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but it has started receiving Android 7.0 Nougat with the roll out of EMUI 5.0. It boils to user’s preference as those who prefer stock Android experience will opt for a Motorola device, whether those who love custom UI can go for EMUI 5.0.
This is where the competition gets real close as both of them sports dual rear cameras. The Moto G5s Plus sports a two 13-megapixel sensors placed horizontally and has aperture f/2.0. The dual rear cameras can be used to bokeh effect for portraits, selective black and white colouring and replace background mode. For the front, there is an 8-megapixel wide-angle selfie camera along with LED flash and a new panoramic mode.
The Honor 6X features a combination of a 12-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel sensor. The set up comes with phase detection autofocus (PDAF), LED flash etc. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor for selfies. On paper, Moto G5s Plus looks a better option as it comes with the better megapixel count, though it is too early to comment on the camera performance of the device. That doesn’t mean Honor 6X is left behind. The setup also helps in creating bokeh effect, and one can also change the focus of an image in post-editing. The smartphone has an excellent record of producing natural pictures and also delivers some good result in low-light conditions.
Battery and Connectivity
In terms of battery, the Moto G5S Plus is backed by a 3000mAh battery, whereas Honor 6X gets its strength from a 3400mAh battery. In this department, 6X seems to the winner based purely on the specs.
On the connectivity front, both of them support 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Dual-SIM, 3.5mm audio jack and micro USB port.
To wrap up, both of the smartphones offer neck-and-neck competition in terms of specifications. The Moto G5s Plus has the upper hand in the camera department, but Honor 6X has been proved mettle in this department by providing some good photos during our review. On the performance and battery front, Honor 6X surely has the upper hand. Another important one should consider the price point. Moto G5s Plus is priced at Rs 15,999, while the Honor 6X is available at a price tag of Rs 13,999, which surely adds some brownie points to the latter.