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Xiaomi MI A1 vs Honor 7X vs Moto G5S Plus.


Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has launched the honor 7X in India for a reasonably enticing value of Rs 12,999. Honor is banking on 2 options to line the honor 7X aside from the extremely competitive mid-field – the twin camera setup at the rear and the ‘full view’ show at the front.

The Honor 7X features a ton of competition to handle. The Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto G5S plus each run on a stock version of android and are available with a premium metal style and a twin camera setup at the rear.

Will the honor 7X have what it takes to need on such neck to neck competition? which amongst the three smartphones is good? Which amongst the three you should buy? Let’s verify!



There’s little or no to decide on between the 3 smartphones in terms of style – all 3 are created out of metal and have their own pros and cons. The Xiaomi Mi A1 has the foremost clean style, however, loses out in terms of originality, iPhone seven anyone?

The Honor 7X, due to its bezel-less style, looks the foremost futuristic in comparison to Mi A1 and Moto G5s plus. Its matte back lends it a very sleek and minimalist look. 7Xs twin camera setup is little upwards and feels like a Minion is staring at you.

The Moto G5S and is constructed sort of a tank and is simple to carry within the hand because of its rounded edges and slightly arched back. However, it’s thick and chunky and also the antenna lines look awkward and out of place. Whereas each Honor 7X and Xiaomi Mi A1 have rear-facing fingerprint scanners, the fingerprint detector on the G5S and is embedded within the home shut up front.

Moreover, the 7X has the quickest fingerprint detector as compared to the Mi A1 and G5S plus respectively.

In terms of design, my vote goes to Honor 7X because of its futuristic and bezel-less style. If you want a phone which looks like iPhone but is cheap, then Mi A1 is your companion. But, if you want a phone which is slightly wide then go for Moto G5 S plus.


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The biggest point regarding the honor 7X is the fact that it comes with an impressive ‘edge-to-edge’ 5.9-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Huawei claims that the stripped-down bezels up front permit them to suit a 5.9-inch display into what is essentially a 5.5-inch form factor.

The 18: 9 aspect ratio lends well to multimedia consumption, gaming and reading books and articles. The 7Xs display has smart vision angles, colors are slightly oversaturated and brightness levels are lacking.

The Moto G5S plus has the most effective display of the 3 – it’s bright, vivid and punchy and has nice viewing angles. Touch performance is good and the display is resistant to fingerprints as well, it doesn’t feel sticky while swiping across the screen or apps.

The Mi A1’s display disappoints slightly – colours aren’t the most correct and therefore the screen seems slightly washed out sometimes. Mi A1s display lacks the punch that we expect from Xiaomi and feels somewhat sticky to touch.


In terms of software, both A1 and G5S Plus are ahead of Honor 7X. Both G5S Plus and A1 come with Android Nougat out of the box.

The Xiaomi A1 comes with Android one OS while the Moto G5S Plus comes with near to  Stock Android UI.

On the other hand, the 7X runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Huawei’s custom EMUI 5.1.

The Mi A1 is slightly better over the G5S Plus – as it runs on a newer version of Android – 7.1.2 as compared to 7.1.1. Both Motorola and Xiaomi have confirmed about the Oreo update ( Android Oreo 8.0) but there’s no information regarding the 7X’s Oreo update.



Both Xiaomi A1 and Motorola G5S Plus have the gyroscope sensor but Honor 7X lacks it. Gyroscope sensor is used to assess the VR box. A1 also has IR blaster but other phones doesn’t have that. Moto G5S Plus lacks compass sensor.

So in terms 0f availability of sensors Mi A1 is better from the available.



The Moto G5S plus and Xiaomi MiA1 have fairly similar specifications. Each smartphone are supercharged by the reliable and ultra-efficient snapdragon 625 processor. The honor 7X on the opposite hand is driven by Huawei’s own mid-range Kirin 659 chipset. All 3 smartphones come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded via a microSD card. The honor 7X additionally comes in a cheaper variant with 32GB of internal storage.

On the performance front, the Moto G5S plus and Xiaomi Mi A1 are extraordinarily equally matched. From day to day tasks to intensive games like Asphalt eight, both tackled the apps almost equally. However, they’re not as lightning quick as expected

The Honor 7X on the opposite hand may be a little bit of a mixture when it comes to performance. The smartphone handles day to day use like casual internet browsing, social media use and taking the occasional image quite well, but it gets slowed down when pushed.

When comes to the battery the Honor 7X offers you a maximum mAh battery of 3370. While the G5S Plus offers you a battery of 3000 mAh. And in the mid of these two Mi A1 offers you a battery of 3080 mAh.



Let’s come to the most anticipated part of the comparison CAMERA. All the three smartphones feature dual rear cameras setups. The Mi A1 comes with 12MP & 12MP setup, G5S Plus comes with 13MP & 13MP setup and Honor 7X comes with 16MP & 2MP setup.

Both the Moto G5S Plus and Honor 7X allow for the capture of images with depth of field effects, the Xiaomi Mi A1 goes one step further and also allows for 2X optical zoom. All in all, the dual camera setup on the Mi A1 is a cut above the other two.

Talking about the bokeh or portrait mode Mi A1’s camera is far better than the remaining two. Portrait shots taken by A1 have less distortion on the edges and blur effect is also good with faster autofocus. But the main thing is you for sure need good lighting conditions for portrait mode.

When it comes to primary rear camera Moto G5S Plus takes natural pictures with an impressive amount of detail. The images take by honor 7X are also good in detail but it automatically changes colour. The pictures taken by Xiaomi A1 are yellowish in colour or are quite warmer.

G5S Plus also performs better in low lighting conditions, images have more detail and less noise than those captured by the Mi A1 and Honor 7X.

The Honor 7X’s rear camera is least impressive from the three.

Coming to the front Camera and 7X is the only phone to support bokeh effect on the front. It has only one camera on the front with a sensor of 8MP it lacks the secondary front-facing camera and due to this, the bokeh images are produced via software algorithms. Though you’ll feel that bokeh effect is just for namesake. Because most of the times this feature doesn’t work. Apart from this, the pictures taken from front camera of 7X are quite good.

The MiA1 has a 5MP front facing camera but it is not that good as that of Rear. The G5S Plus camera has a sensor of 8MP and supports a front flash too. Images taken by a front camera of G5 Plus are good but it sometimes softens people’s face.


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It is really a powerful decision that which one is better. They get most of the fundamental rights – fluid software system, snappy performance, a  sharp and vivid display and a premium all-metal design. 

If you care a lot of about bokeh pictures and 2X optical zoom than low-light shots, then the Xiaomi Mi A1 is certainly the smartphone for you. Its twin camera implementation is best than any smartphone between Rs.15,000- Rs. 30,000. However, if you’re not swayed by twin camera tricks like a depth of field pictures and raw image quality is what matters to you, the Moto G5S plus can play a more robust to buy than the Mi A1.

The most cheaper of the three is honor 7X which comes with Rs 12,999. It has a Full vision HD+ display and a futuristic design. As for the higher-end variant of the honor 7X, it is sensible only if you’re searching for a reasonable smartphone with minimal bezels and an edge-to-edge 18:9 show. And, if you’ll be able to digest bezels and a smaller 16:9 display, the Mi A1 and Moto G5S plus get ahead of the 7X in almost each alternative way.

Now you can get Mi A1 at a price of Rs. 13,999 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM. Moto G5S Plus is now available at a price of Rs. 14,999 which was earlier available for Rs.15,990. Honor 7X is cheaper from these two and is available with a tag of Rs.12,999 for 4/32GB variant and Rs. 15,999 for 4/64GB variant.


So from the three devices, i’ll prefer Mi A1 the most. Though it is not the best but yes it has a decent design, best portrait mode, good performance and now it is cheaper too.


Specification Table:


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
Storage 64GB (can further be expanded up to 128GB with an external memory card) 32GB/64GB (can further be expanded with an external memory card) 64GB (can further be expanded up to 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. 13,999/- 32GB: Rs. 12,999/-64GB: Rs. 15,999/- Rs. 14,999/-



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