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Huawei Honor 6X camera test (versus Moto G5 Plus)

We wanted to see how well these twin cameras did, especially compared to the Moto G5 Plus on a handful of shots.

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The Huawei Honor 6X has two rear cameras to produce a "bokeh" effect that blurs the background.

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I thought the photos were pretty good overall.

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But I expected more detail in these flowers.

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Colors were bright and vibrant, and all the usual modes are in here.

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Plus, some special tools that can, say, pop the color red and keep everything else black and white. There are a ton of these.

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But how did the Honor 6X do compared to the Motorola Moto G5 Plus?

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Here's a shot on the Honor 6X, taken on automatic mode.

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The Moto G5 Plus went into auto-HDR, which make it brighter and more pleasing.

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I got good detail on this plant.

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But more detail on the Moto G5 Plus photo (though it focused more on the leaves than on the center of the flower).

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Any doubts were answered by this indoor shot of a fake sunflower.

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The G5 Plus was way more detailed -- look at the center and the leaves.

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Both cameras did OK with this random pair of jeans I saw at the store.

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The Honor 6X typically produced warmer colors, but not here. I prefer the Honor 6X shot in this case.

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Back to the Honor 6X, this was a tricky shot because of the very bright light streaming in. Other phones wouldn't have done much better.

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Check out a few more photos.

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