The Motorola G5S Plus has been a fairly successful handset in the sub 20k segment in India. The phone has however in recent times faced stiff competition from a bunch of other handsets in the same price bracket. These include phones like the Honor 7X, the brand new Redmi Note 5 and the Note 5 Pro and even the Honor 9i from Huawei. In this comparison article, we will compare the Moto G5S Plus to two new handsets that are yet to be officially announced by their respective companies in India. These new devices are the Honor 7C from Huawei and the upcoming Moto E5 Plus from Lenovo-owned Motorola. Note that the Honor 7C is also known as the Huawei Enjoy 8 in China.
Honor 7C vs. Moto E5 Plus vs. Moto G5S Plus: Design, Display
Let us start off by talking about the design aspects of these three handsets. Note that since two of these handsets are yet to be released, many of the things we talk about in this article is based on pure speculation and leaked images.
We start with the Honor 7C that is likely to feature an aluminium body and toughened glass at the front. The display on the device is likely to be an IPS LCD panel that measures 6-inches across and comes with a display resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels in the new 18:9 aspect ratio. This translates to a PPI density of 269.
The Moto E5 Plus is likely to feature a 5.8-inch IPS LCD capacitive display with the same 720 x 1440 pixel resolution we talked about on the Honor 7C. This display is also in the new 18:9 aspect ratio and is likely to get an oleophobic coating as well as a Gorilla Glass 3 layer for scratch resistance. The slightly smaller display results in a marginally higher PPI density for the Moto E5 at 278 PPI.
The Moto G5S Plus, the only handset that is currently on sale in India among these three features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The display, as you might have guessed, is in the standard 16:9 aspect ratio. The higher resolution also means that the G5S Plus scores much higher on the PPI density scale with 401 PPI.
Honor 7C vs. Moto E5 Plus vs. Moto G5S Plus: Hardware
Since the honor 7C and the Moto E5 Plus are unannounced handsets, we still do not clearly know the SoC’s that these handsets would use. In case of the Honour 7C, it is likely to be one of Huawei’s in-house Kirin chipsets. As for the Motorola E5, this phone could either get a MediaTek or an entry-level Snapdragon 4xx or 2xx chipset.
As per current speculation, the Honor 7C is likely to come in two versions – 3GB RAM +32GB version and a 4GB RAM + 64GB version. The handset will also get a microSD card slot for additional storage memory. The Honor 7C is also likely to feature a 2,900 mAh battery.
As for the Moto E5 Plus, current speculation is that this phone will also come in two versions – a base 2GB RAM +32GB version, and a pricier 3GB RAM + 32GB version. This phone will also feature a microSD card slot for adding additional memory. The battery capacity is likely to 5,000 mAh.
The Moto G5S Plus is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 SoC that houses an Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. It comes in two versions – a base 3GB RAM +32GB version and a higher priced 4GB RAM +64GB version, The G5S Plus also gets a microSD card slot for additional storage. The graphics department is handled by the Adreno 506 GPU. The battery capacity on the G5S Plus is 3,000 mAh.
Honor 7C vs. Moto E5 Plus vs. Moto G5S Plus: Camera
Like in the case of the hardware, we do not know the exact camera specs of both the Honor 7C and the Moto E5 Plus – both unreleased handsets.
The Honor 7C is likely to feature a dual camera setup at the rear that would consist of a primary 20-megapixel camera and a secondary 13-megapixel shooter. The primary camera supports phase detection autofocus and LED flash. At the front, the phone features an 8-megapixel shooter. Both the front and rear cameras will be able to record videos in full HD resolution at 30fps.
The Moto E5 Plus is likely to feature a dual camera setup at the rear consisting of a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary shooter. The phone is also likely to get a dual camera setup at the front that would consist of a 5-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel secondary shooter. Video recording is likely to top out at 1080p videos using the primary camera and 720p videos using the front camera.
The Moto G5S Plus gets a dual camera setup at the rear that includes twin 13-megapixel cameras with an aperture of f/2.0. The rear cameras support autofocus, as well as dual LED dual tone flash for low light situations. The front camera on the G5S Plus is an 8-megapixel unit with f/2.0 aperture. This camera also gets an LED flash for low light selfies. The phone can record 4K videos at 30fps using the rear camera in the highest setting while the front camera is restricted to 1080p resolution at 30fps.
Honor 7C vs. Moto E5 Plus vs. Moto G5S Plus: Price in India, conclusion
As mentioned earlier, the Honor 7C and the Moto E5 Plus are unreleased handsets, and we do not have an official price for both the phones. Both of them are expected to be priced under the Rs.10,000 mark in India. As for the Moto G5S Plus, it is currently only available in the 4GB RAM + 64GB version. The pricing for the G5S Plus is Rs.14,750