Nowadays, we’re all dreaming of getting the newest premium devices. Unfortunately, these can set you back thousands of dollars, but fortunately mid-ranges exist. In the case of mid-range smartphone, the market has never been as plentiful as it is today. Two companies in particular shine in this department, namely Huawei and Motorola. Today we will compare the Honor 6A made by Huawei to the Lenovo-produced Moto G5. But before we compare these respective products, let’s find out a bit about the companies behind them.
Huawei is a multinational Chinese tech company that specializes in smartphones nowadays. It has become famous around the world for the amazing affordable devices it makes that look, feel and perform like higher end ones. Huawei takes inspiration from the iPhone, and this is very evident in the phones it makes. And Honor is its new subdivision which is specialized in mid-ranges only nowadays.
On the other end of the spectrum, we have Motorola, a tech company which has been around forever. If you remember when mobile phones rose to fame in the late nineties, then you also remember that Motorola was there. In fact, the most iconic phone of the 00s was popularized by them. We’re talking about the flip phone, of course.
But when the smartphone era truly boomed, Motorola had a hard time staying in the game. However, when it was finally acquired by Lenovo, a company known more for laptops than phones, Motorola quickly got back up on its feet and designed the Moto. Today, the Moto smartphone comes in a variety of builds and models, and it’s one of the best affordable phones out there.
Honor 6A vs Moto G5: Design
When it comes to design, both these budget phones look and feel almost the same. They are quite compact with their 5-inch frame, which makes them easy to hold with just one hand. By today’s standard, this could also be a disadvantage, but the truth is the world has grown bored with phablets. We want decently sized phones now, and these two are perfect in that respect.
Both the Honor 6A and the Moto G5 sport a rugged metal design, with the Moto G5 being the bulkier and chunkier phone of the bunch. The Honor 6A looks a bit more expensive, although it is cheaper in price, because it lacks the kitschy plastic rim that the Moto G5 has.
Honor 6A vs Moto G5: Specs
Both the Honor 6A and the Moto G5 run on the now aging Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. However, it gets its job done, and it’s a well-known fact that some older Qualcomm processors are amazing still. Well, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 is one of them. Both devices have 2GB of RAM and 16GB in internal storage, with the possibility for expansion up to 128GB via microSD support.
And the similarities don’t stop here. Both the Honor 6A and the Moto G5 run on Android 7.0 Nougat, with the small difference being that the Honor 6A also has the EMUI 5.1 skin over it that Huawei makes. And furthermore, both the Honor 6A and the Moto G5 have a 13MP PDAF rear camera and a modest 5MP front camera. But there are two key differences between them.
First, the Moto G5 has a fingerprint scanner, while the Honor does not. But the Honor 6A has a bigger and more potent 3,020 mAh battery which manages to outrun the 2,800 mAh one on the Moto on any given day. And the Honor 6A is also cheaper, so there’s that. What do you choose?