Honor 7X vs Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Moto G5S Plus: Battle of The Midranger

Everybody is now interested in the newly launched Honor 7X at a fairly attractive price of Rs 12,999. But at the same time, people are seeking to choose the right phone from the available options including Xiaomi Mi A1, Moto G5S Plus, and Honor 7X. That is why we aim to bring you a complete comparison among these three amazing smartphones so that you can choose the best phone to buy:

Compare their designs:

There are minor differences between these three smartphones in terms of the design. Each one is made out of metal and has its own pros and cons. While the Xiaomi Mi A1 has the cleanest, sleek, and well thought out design it’s very sleek in hand. The Moto G5S Plus has a greater thickness than the other two. But the Honor 7X is a balanced phone with proper thickness and its bezel-less design with a front flanked screen. Looks wise, Honor 7X wins followed by the Mi A1 and the G5S Plus.

The battle of the aspect ratios for display:

As the Honor 7X comes with an immersive edge-to-edge 5.9-inch wide display and a trendy aspect ratio of 18:9 the people are getting interested to buy it. According to us, the Honor 7X has the best display among all three with its tall 18:9 aspect ratio screen that just screams premium. The display of M1 A1 is slightly disappointing as the colors are not the most accurate and the screen appears a bit washed out sometimes.

Compare their hardware specifications:

While the Honor 7X features a full HD+ 5.93-inch display, with an aspect ratio of 18:9, the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto G5S Plus sport a full HD 5.5-inch display. The Honor 7X is powered by a Kirin 659 octa-core processor and its 4GB of RAM is paired with two options one of 32 GB and the other of 64GB internal storage, which is expandable using 256 GB by using a microSD card. But both Mi A1 and G5S Plus are powered by a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 chipset and each phone’s 4GB of RAM is paired with a 64GB of internal storage.

Which software is better; Stock Android or EMUI?

In terms of software, the Moto G5S Plus and Mi A1 clearly pull ahead of the software of Honor 7X. Both the phones, G5S Plus and Mi A1, run on a stock build of Android Nougat devoid of gimmicks, bloat, and overlays. On the hand, The Honor 7X on Android 7.0 Nougat with the custom EMUI 5.1 skin by Huawei which is quite heavy and cluttered.

The Mi A1 wins the race over the G5S Plus software as it runs on the newer version of Android which is 7.1.2. But the user gets Android version 7.1.1 on the Moto G5S Plus. Xiaomi’s Mi A1 has left stock Android almost untouched; Motorola’s G5S Plus has added a few new custom features such as gestures to turn on the camera which the user can genuinely useful. Both Motorola and Xiaomi have confirmed that the users of G5S Plus and Mi A1 will get an update to use Android Oreo 8.0 in the near future. But, Honor has still not informed about the 7X is going to receive an Oreo update or not.

The EMUI 5.1 on the Honor 7X has offered the set its own advantages like the ability to run multiple versions of the same application and the ability of the fingerprint sensor to slide down the notification tray. These advantages have made the EMUI powered 7X a great option instead of experiencing stock android usage.

Compare their cameras and batteries:

It’s impressive that all the three smartphones feature a dual-camera setup at the back and dual cameras are one of the most important features that the people want to try nowadays. In Honor 7X, it offers a combination of 16-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors at back and its front camera is of 8-megapixel. It comes with a battery 3,340 mAh.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 offers a dual-camera assembly at the back including a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with a 2x optical zoom support. This set comes with a battery of 3,080 mAh but due to its stock android, it offers a great battery life.

The Moto G5S Plus also offers dual camera setup which includes two 13-megapixel sensors and this set has an 8-megapixel front camera. This set comes with a 3,000 mAh battery.

Battery wise, Mi A1 wins the race due to its stock Android software and camera wise Moto G5S plus wins due to its great front and back cameras.

Compare their price and availability:

The newly launched Honor 7X is available in two variants, one with 32GB internal storage and the other with 64GB internal storage with 4GB of RAM. The first variant is priced at Rs 12,999 and the second variant is priced at Rs 15,999. You can order a 7X exclusively from Amazon India will some cool offers.

On the other hand, Xiaomi’s Mi A1 was open for sale from 12th September it is priced at Rs 14,999. Now it’s available at Rs 12,999 for purchase exclusively on Flipkart and mi.com online and offline stores in three color variants of black, white and rose gold. Xiaomi has also partnered with retailers including Poorvika, BigC, Sangeetha, Lot and My G.

The Moto G5S Plus is now priced at Rs 15,999 and is available on different e-commerce sites such as Amazon India, Flipkart and offline at MotoHub stores. You can order the phone with impressive discounts and offers now.

The ultimate verdict:

It is a very tough choice to choose between these three sets. All three smartphones offer great display, amazing dual camera, and almost same battery life. But camera wise, Moto G5S Plus wins and software and performance wise Mi A1 win the race. They have almost same designs with a premium all-metal finish. Now, the final choice is upon the user and his individual preferences. Each phone offers perfect features at a fair price.

Let’s make it simple if you are interested in a beautiful screen and a modern 2017 looking phone there is no better choice then the Huawei Honor 7X

If the display doesn’t take the top priority for you: the next best options are the Xiaomi A1 & the Moto G5S, both can cream the Honor 7X in performance because of the Snapdragon 625 and also partly due to them having a stock android.