Comparing Xiaomi Mi 5X Vs Moto G5S Plus: Latest Dual Camera Phones

The dual camera smartphone bandwagon is still pretty slim in the Indian market but growing rapidly.

There are many new Dual Camera phones getting launched at affordable prices, like Lenovo K8 Note, Coolpad CoolPlay 6 and Micromax Evok Dual Note.

If you are in a hurry to buy a new phone, wait for these two stalwarts from Moto and Xiaomi, coming soon to India.

Well, you would be soon able to purchase a commendable dual camera mobile phone under Rs. 20,000 because there are two smartphones slated to arrive in the next weeks with dual cameras at the back. One is from Xiaomi, and the other one is from Motorola. Moto G5s Plus is launching on 29th August 2017 and Xiaomi Mi 5X is launching on 5th September.

Comparing Xiaomi Mi 5X Vs Moto G5S Plus

Both the companies haven’t launched a dual camera smartphone yet in India. The Xioami Mi 5X is expected to be company’s first dual camera smartphone in India expected to launch in Mid-September. While Motorola’s first device is claimed to be the Moto G5S Plus confirmed to launch next week on 29th August on Amazon India.

And both the device will surely be priced aggressively. Here’s which one you should choose when they launch in India.

1) Design and Display

The Xiaomi Mi 5X and Motorola Moto G5S Plus both come with full metal unibody designs and has a display of 5.5-inch one. The advantage of the Moto G5S Plus over its rival is the support for water repellent nano-coating, which protects the device from water spills.

Xiaomi Mi 5X – Stunning Design and Sleek Body.

Xiaomi Mi 5X Offers Snapdragon 625, 4 GB RAM, Dual Camera

However, the Xiaomi Mi 5X is just 7.3 mm in thickness, while the Moto G5S Plus has a thickness of 8 mm. The G5S Plus weighs 168grams, whereas the Mi 5X weights 165 grams.

Both the devices feature a 5.5-inch display and come with Full HD resolution and 441 PPi. They also have a Corning Gorilla Glass protection and 2.5D curved glass on top.

2) Hardware

When it comes to hardware, they both boast of Snapdragon 625 chipset and comes in different storage options- 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage. That’s there’s not much difference in the hardware section.

Moto G5s Plus – Curved Metallic Boody With Dual Rear Cameras

The Mi 5X comes with a USB Type-C port, whereas the G5S Plus has a micro USB port, which is a let down in 2017. There’s a fingerprint sensor in both the phones, but the placement is different.

The Mi 5X’s fingerprint scanner is placed at the back of the phone, while the G5S Plus has a scanner integrated into its home button.

3) Camera

The Xiaomi Mi 5X comes with a decent camera because it packs the same dual rear camera setup as the flagship Xiaomi Mi 6. The phone uses two 12 MP sensors with one capturing wide angle shots, while the other one is a telephoto lens.

The Xiaomi Mi 5X comes with 12 MP telephoto lens with f/2.6 aperture and the wide angle lens comes with 12 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture.

Xiaomi Mi 5X India Launch in Sept Price 14999 Expected

The camera also has a Portrait mode, which allows you to capture images with shallow depth of field. On the other hand, the Moto G5S Plus has Dual 13 MP cameras, f/2.0, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash.

There is also a selective focus mode to improve the bokeh effect on the portrait shots. The Moto G5s Plus camera supports 4K video recording as well.

The rear camera battle is going to be close as this time Xiaomi has brought it’s A Game to the camera shoot out.

Moto G5s Plus

The front-facing camera of the G5S Plus is an 8 MP lens and comes with f/2.2 aperture and panorama selfie mode. While the Mi 5X has a smaller 5 MP selfie camera.

4) Battery and Software

The Xiaomi Mi 5X uses a non-removable 3080 mAh battery, while the Moto G5S Plus has a 3000 mAh battery. Both the phones have support for fast charging.

The Moto G5S Plus runs on almost stock Android, whereas the Mi 5X comes with latest MIUI 9 based of Android Nougat.

Xiaomi Mi 5X China Launch

5) Pricing and Conclusion – Which is Better Xiaomi Mi 5X or Moto G5s Plus?

On paper, the Moto G5S Plus and the Xiaomi Mi 5X have incredible hardware, but the major question would be pricing. Further, the Xiaomi Mi 5X is expected to come at Rs. 16,000. The Moto G5S Plus also come around the similar price tag (Rs. 17,000).

We will wait for both the smartphones to launch in India and later will add up more details to this comparison.

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