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Honor 7X Vs. Mi A1 Vs. Moto G5S Plus: The Battle For Best Mid Range Dual-Camera Phones!

Can the Honor 7X compete successfully against the bestsellers Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto G5S Plus?

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Mid Range Dual-Cameras

The much anticipated Honor 7X has finally landed in India with a bezel-less display, dual cameras, a powerful processor and an elegant build.

Honor 7X is a huge upgrade over the Honor 6X. It will come loaded with with some top of the line features at a budget price. But, before even Honor 7X goes on sale, it is already facing tough competition from the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto G5S Plus. Both the phones are one of the most sold dual camera phones India in the mid-budget segment and offers value-for-money features at the same time.

Can the Honor 7X compete successfully against the bestsellers Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto G5S Plus?

Let’s find out.

Honor 7X Vs. Mi A1 Vs. Moto G5S Plus – Mid Range Dual-Camera

The 6X successor will come with an all metal build, a dual camera setup at the back, a powerful processor and most importantly, the expansive bezel-less 18:9 display, which both Mi A1 and Moto G5S miss out on.

Design

All the three phones, Honor 7X, Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto G5S Plus offer a good quality metal build. The Honor 7X and Mi A1 feature a flat build, whereas the Moto G5S Plus sports curved edges on the sides.

Display

This is the big differentiator. The Honor 7X will come with a 5.93 inch full HD+ bezel-less display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It will be topped with a 2.5D curved glass. On the other hand, both Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto G5S Plus feature a 5.5 inch Full HD IPS LCD with Corning Gorilla Glass on top. The Honor 7X looks like a winner, at least on paper.

Hardware

The Honor 7X will be powered by an octa-core Kirin 659 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM. In comparison, Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto G5S Plus are both powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM.

Storage

Honor 7X will offer two storage options of 32GB and 64GB internal storage, which can be further expanded using an external memory card. Both, Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto G5S Plus are available with only a 64GB option of internal storage, which can be further expanded with an external memory card.

Software

On the software front, Honor 7X will run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with EMUI 5.1 on top. Whereas, both Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto G5S Plus both run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box offering stock Android experience. Mi A1 is a part of Google’s Android One program. It has a distinct advantage when it comes to assured timely updates.

Camera

All the three smartphones feature a dual camera setup at the rear.  Honor 7X has a combination of 16 megapixel and 2 megapixel sensors with an 8 megapixel snapper at the front. Xiaomi Mi A1 sports a dual camera setup of a 12 megapixel wide angle lens and a 12 megapixel telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom support and has a 5 megapixel shooter at the front. The Moto G5S Plus comes with a pair of 13 megapixel sensors (RGB+Monochrome) and an 8 megapixel shooter at the front with selfie flash.

In good lighting conditions, all three cameras perform really well. But for selfies and low light images, Moto G5S Plus has an edge. The Mi A1 proves to be a better camera for portrait shots.

Battery

Honor 7X packs in a 3,340mAh battery, the Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with a 3,080mAh battery and the Moto G5S Plus comes with a 3,000mAh battery.

Price & Availability

The Honor 7X will be available in two options, 4GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB. They are priced at Rs. 12,999/- and Rs. 15,999/- respectively. It will be available via Amazon in India from 7th December. Xiaomi Mi A1 is priced at Rs. 14,999/- and is available on Flipkart, mi.com and with select retailers offline. The Moto G5S Plus and is available on Amazon India and at offline at MotoHub stores for Rs. 15,999/-.

Honor 7X vs. Mi A1 vs. Moto G5S Plus – Detailed Comparison

Xiaomi Mi A1 Honor 7X Moto G5S Plus
Display 5.5 inch full HD (1080p) 5.93 inch Full HD+ LTPS LCD display with 18:9 screen bezel-less ratio 5.5 inch full HD (1080p)
Processor 64 bit octa core Snapdragon 625 1.7GHz octa-core Kirin 659 chipset 64 bit octa core Snapdragon 625
RAM 4GB 4GB 4GB
Storage 64GB (can further be expanded upto 128GB with an external memory card) 32GB/64GB (can further be expanded with an external memory card) 64GB (can further be expanded upto 128GB with an external memory card)
Rear Camera 12 megapixel wide angle lens + 12 megapixel telephoto lens 16 MP primary lens + 2MP secondary lens Two 13.0-megapixel cameras with an f/2.0 aperture
Front Camera 5 megapixel 8 megapixel 8 megapixel (with flash)
Battery 3080 mAh 3340 mAh 3000 mAh
Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE
OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat based stock Android UI Android Nougat 7.0 with EMUI 5.1 on top Android 7.1.1 Nougat based stock Android UI
Price Rs. 14,999/- 32GB: Rs. 12,999/-

64GB: Rs. 15,999/-

Rs. 15,999/-

Mi A1 At Rs. 12,999/- For A Limited Period

The Mi A1 will be available at a discounted price of Rs. 12,999/- instead of the regular price of Rs. 14,999/-, during the Flipkart Big Shopping Days from 7th December to 9th December.

In addition to the M1 A1 deal, the 3-day long sale will also offer great discounts and deals on other budget as well as premium smartphones. This is going to be a limited period offer.

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