Motorola launched its Moto G5S Plus smartphone today in India. It is the company’s first smartphone to feature a dual-camera setup in the country. As Motorola catches up in the new dual-camera trend, the Moto G5S Plus competes with a line of competition boasting similar specifications in the same price bracket. Here’s how it stands against the recently launched Lenovo K8 Note, Honor 6X, and Micromax Dual 5 on all parameters. Also Read - Moto G5S Plus update rolling out with December 2018 Android security patch
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Moto G5S Plus is priced at Rs 15,999. In comparison, the Lenovo K8 Note is available in two models – base model with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage is priced at Rs 12,999, while the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model is priced at Rs 13,999. The Honor 6X is also available in two models with the base model with 32GB storage priced at Rs 10,999 and the 64GB model priced at 12,999. The Micromax Dual 5 is priced the highest here at Rs 24,999. All smartphones are available on Amazon India, except for the Dual 5, which is exclusive to Flipkart and Micromax’s offline stores. The Moto G5S Plus is also available at the company’s Moto Hub stores. RELATED: Moto G5S, Moto G5S Plus launched in India, prices start at 13,999: Specifications, features Also Read - Moto G5S Plus Android 8.1 Oreo update rolling out in India
Display and hardware
All these smartphones feature 5.5-inch full HD displays. The Moto G5S Plus is powered by a 2GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC with 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB of internal storage, which is further expandable via microSD card up to 128GB.
In comparison, the K8 Note is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek Helio X23 deca-core chipset with 32GB/64GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card. Honor 6X is powered by the Huawei s HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core SoC with 32GB/64GB of expandable internal storage. Micromax Dual 5 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. It further includes 128GB of internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD card.
Moto G5S Plus, Lenovo K8 Note run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box, while Honor 6X runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 layered above. Micromax Dual 5 also runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. ALSO READ: Lenovo K8 Note review: Good smartphone with room for improvement
Camera is the USP of these smartphones. Moto G5S Plus is the company’s first smartphone in India to boast a dual camera setup. At the back, there is a pair or 13-megapixel sensors, out of which one is the primary sensor and the other is the depth sensor for DSLR-like Bokeh mode. The camera also comes with f/2.0 aperture, dual-LED flash, auto HDR, and 8X digital zoom. The camera is capable of shooting videos in 4K, and also supports slo-mo capture. For selfies, there s an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera with f/2.0 aperture, LED flash, and beautification mode.
The K8 Note features dual-camera at the back with a combination of 13-megapixel primary sensor and 5-megapixel depth sensor, allowing you to add DSLR-like bokeh effects to your photos. Up front, there is a 13-megapixel camera with LED flash.
Honor 6X features a combination of 12-megapixel primary and 2-megapixel depth sensor. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel camera. ALSO READ: Micromax Dual 5 Review: Premium smartphone with tricks up its sleeve
Micromax Dual 5 is equipped with three 13-megapixel sensors. There is a pair of 13-megapixel sensors at the back. The phone uses a combination of an RGB and a monochrome sensor. It is capable of capturing 4K video and 3D videos.
Battery and connectivity
Moto G5S is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery with support for Turbo charging. The Lenovo K8 Note is armed with a 4,000mAh battery with fast charging capabilities, while the Honor 6X houses a 3,340mAh battery and the Micromax Dual 5 is powered by a 3,200mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, which allows for up to four hours of usage with charging of only 10 minutes.
All four smartphones feature dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE with VoLTE voice calling feature, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11n. ALSO READ: Honor 6X Review
If one looks at the specifications alone, the Moto G5S Plus has an advantage in terms of pricing and Android version as compared to the Dual 5. However, the K8 Note will offer you more battery backup and will cost you slightly less than the Moto G5S Plus. Nonetheless, we will have to wait till we review the smartphone to talk about its performance against the contemporaries.
Moto G5S Plus vs Lenovo K8 Note vs Honor 6X vs Micromax Dual 5: Comparison table
|Features||Moto G5S Plus||Lenovo K8 Note||Honor 6X||Micromax Dual 5|
|Display||5.5-inch full-HD (1080p)||5.5-inch full-HD (1080p)||5.5-inch full-HD (1080p)||5.5-inch full-HD (1080p)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625||MediaTek Helio X23 deca-core||HiSilicon Kirin 655||Qualcomm Snapdragon 652|
|Storage||64GB (expandable)||32GB/64GB (expandable)||32GB/64GB (expandable)||128GB (expandable)|
|Rear Camera||13-megapixel+13-megapixel with LED flash||13-megapixel + 5-megapixel with dual LED flash||Dual 12-megapixel + 2-megapixel with LED flash||13-megapixel+13-megapixel with LED flash|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS||Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS||Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS||Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS|
|Android OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Price||Rs 15,999||Rs 12,999 /Rs 13,999||Rs 10,999 / Rs 12,999||Rs 24,999|