Honor has started releasing a lot of mid-range and budget device, competing with Lenovo’s Motorola series that also focuses on the same market. How will the Honor 7X battle against the Moto E4 Plus? Let’s put them side by side and start comparing them.
Honor 7X vs. Moto E4 Plus: Specs
Don’t expect much from budget phones, as you won’t get much performance, but these phones are not too bad. The Moto E4 has a Snapdragon 427 processor, while the Honor 7X has a Mirin 659 processor.
Benchmarking shows that the Honor 7X wins in terms of performance, also having an edge when it comes to RAM (US version – 3 GB and International version – 4 GB). The Moto E4 Plus only comes with 2 GB of RAM, making this smartphone less efficient when it comes to multitasking and running more apps at once.
The storage is better on Honor 7X – twice then the one offered by its competitor.
The winner for specs is Honor 7X.
Honor 7X vs. Moto E4 Plus: Design and display
Both phones have an all metal body, which is great for budget phones. The rest is very different.
The Moto E4 Plus has an IPS LCD display measuring 5.5 inches, with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 (267 ppi). The pixel density is very low, compared to what Honor 7X offers.
Honor 7X offers more pixels packed in the same IPS LCD display, it measures 5.9 inches, but has a resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixel (407 ppi).
The design of the Honor 7X comes with the latest trends: a bezel-free display and a large display in almost the same size as the Moto E4 Plus.
The Moto E4 Plus has big bezels, and it’s thick altogether, making it look outdated.
You won’t see water resistance on either phones.
As for the winner, we already know who gets this round: it’s the Honor 7X.
Honor 7X vs. Moto E4 Plus: Camera
The camera on the Moto E4 Plus is a single 13 MP camera that doesn’t excel in any mode. The front camera has 5 MP and makes decent selfies.
The Honor 7X has two cameras on the back: a primary lens of 16 MP and a secondary one of 2 MP to create the depth shots, known as ‘bokeh’ (blurred), similar to the Portrait Mode offered by the iPhone X. The pictures are ok, but only in good lighting conditions. The front camera has an 8 MP lens that takes good selfies and also comes with live filters to add to your face for some fun results.
The winner is Honor 7X, again.
Honor 7X vs. Moto E4 Plus: Battery Life
The Honor 7X has a 3,340mAh battery that can last a day, almost a day and a half.
But the Moto E4 comes with the huge 5,000mAh battery – this is why the phone is so thick. In a day heavily used watching YouTube videos, Bluetooth activated and a lot of streaming, it only used 20% of it. The smartphone gets at 50% after 36 hours of usage.
We have to admit that the Moto E4 Plus has an amazing battery life, so it wins this category.
Honor 7X vs. Moto E4 Plus: Software
The Moto E4 Plus is close to stock Android, running on Android 7.1 Nougat. So far, there haven’t been any news about this phone getting Android 8.0 Oreo.
The Honor 7X also comes with Android 7.1 Nougat, having the EMUI 5.1 over it. This smartphone is more likely to get the next major Android update, the Android 8.0 Oreo. Until then, it offers a completely different type of Android, far from being the Stock version.
We will call this section a tie, as it depends on what you like from your operating system: stock and clutter-free Android (on Moto E4) or a rich featured Android (on Honor 7X).
Honor 7X vs. Moto E4 Plus: Prices & Availability
The Moto E4 Plus starts at $180 and for more storage space you will have to pay $20 more.
The Honor 7X starts at $200, getting the same amount of storage that you would get for a $200 Moto E4 Plus (32 GB storage).
The winner is Honor 7X, adding more value for the same price.
Overall, the Honor 7X is the winner in this battle, winning in design, specs, camera and price. We’re not saying that Moto E4 Plus is a weak opponent. If you’re not interested in style or specs, but you care about battery life, then you should choose it.
But we must admit that Honor 7X has more pros than cons, and that puts it in the lead.