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Moto G5 Plus vs Huawei Honor 6X Battery And Gaming Comparison

Motorola had earlier unveiled the Moto G5 Plus at the MWC 2017. The device has been finally launched in India. The phone looks decent and with its entrance, the Moto G series has been upgraded with a unibody metal design. The Moto G5 Plus comes with a 5.2 inches full HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The Moto G5 Plus runs on Qualcomm snapdragon 625 coupled with 8 x 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor which makes it a stable phone in terms of handling intensive application activities. Storage onboard has two options to choose from, one is 3GB RAM, 16GB storage and another is 4 GB RAM, 32 GB storage.

Huawei has launched the Honor 6X globally. The Huawei Honor 6X is the successor of the Honor 5X. It comes with a 5.5 inch full HD IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass. Honor 6X is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 655, octa core processor clocked at 4×2.1 GHz. It is equipped with 12 + 2 MP primary dual camera and 8 MP at the front.

We have compared the Moto G5 Plus and Huawei Honor 6X in term of camera and over all hands on experience. In this article we are going to compare the battery and gaming performance. Both the phones go shoulder to shoulder in terms of battery performance and gaming performance as well.

Moto G5 Plus

Battery Performance

The Moto G5 Plus performed decently in all the tests. Be it camera or the processor handling the performance of the device. Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 has proven to be one of the best chipsets to handle intensive activities in smartphones from this range, in addition to the overall power efficiency. Along with the chipset, the Moto G5 Plus has a 3,000 mAh battery. We checked the battery performance by playing games on the device and using the Lab501 application.

We ran the application for 30 minutes and played Modern Combat 5 for about 15 minutes. While we played Modern Combat, the battery dropped by 4% in 15 minutes. Lab 501 dropped full-charged battery by 4% in 30 minutes.

Gaming Performance

We played Modern Combat 5 and Asphalt 8 (15 minutes each) on the device. Both the games were well handled in terms of graphics and sound. The battery level was 45% when we started and dropped down to 41% when I ended.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 along with Adreno 506 GPU seems to do a good work handling the graphics and game speed. We did not face any lag or frame drops while playing.

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Huawei Honor 6X

Battery Performance

The Huawei Honor 6X is better known for its camera capabilities. The dual camera set up is a delight for budgetary smartphone camera lovers. Phone is decent in overall specifications and controls intensive activities in a good way. The smartphone is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 655, which is decent chipset.

Yet, the phone is fast and responsive for day to day usage. Along with the chipset, it has 3340 mAh battery, which is more than Moto G5 Plus. We ran the Lab 501 application for 30 minutes and played Modern Combat 5 for about 15 minutes. The battery dropped by 6% in 15 minutes of gaming. Lab 501 dropped full-charged battery by 4% in 30 minutes.

Gaming Performance

We played the same games as on the Moto G5 Plus i.e. Modern Combat 5 and Asphalt 8 (15 minutes each) on honor 6X. The device did not disappoint me anywhere during the gaming session.

Mali-T830 has taken good care of graphics and we did not experience any frame drop or lag during the 30 minute session.


Both, the Huawei Honor 6X and Moto G5 Plus were able to handle the games decently. We did not experience any lags or frame drops. Coming to the battery, both the devices dropped by 4%. It is important to consider that the Honor 6X comes with a bigger battery, indicating that more power was used on it compared to the Moto G5 Plus.

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Pricing and Availability

Moto G5 Plus has been priced at Rs. 14,999 for the 3GB RAM and 16GB storage version, while the 4GB RAM and 32GB storage version has been priced at Rs. 16,999

The Huawei Honor 6X has 2 variants, the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant is priced at Rs.12,999 and the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 15,999.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.