Comparison Huawei P8 Lite 2017 vs Motorola Moto G5

Comparison Huawei P8 Lite 2017 vs Motorola Moto G5

The Huawei P8 Lite 2017 and the Lenovo Moto G5 are two upper-middle-range devices ready to satisfy users of all ages. Both come with features that do not disappoint at a price within reach of all pockets. Both have a very similar screen, which does not exceed 5.2 inches. In addition, we find cameras between 12 and 13 megapixels, or an eight-core processor with up to 3 GB of RAM.

Nor does it lack a fingerprint reader and a battery ready to give war for long hours. Another advantage is that they come with the latest version of Google's mobile platform: Android 7 . Of course, users will have to wait a little longer to acquire the Moto G5. Its launch is scheduled for sometime between April and June of this year. His rival is already for sale. The price of the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is 240 euros. If you want to know its main strengths and differences, don't miss our next comparison.


Neither of these two phones will disappoint in this section. In the case of the P8 Lite 2017, it offers a glass finish on the backvery fashionable today. It is a model with more rounded finishes than its predecessor, the Huawei P8 Lite. This phone has somewhat more stylized upper and lower frames. You can see that it is a more current and modern device. If we look at the front, we see the screen as the absolute protagonist, which curves on both sides. The logo of the company presides over the lower part so as not to forget that we are facing a Huawei terminal. In this case, the fingerprint reader is on the back, a detail that the Asian has changed in its new flagship, the Huawei P10. In this new mobile this sensor has been moved to the start button.

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 design

Huawei P8 Lite 2017

Lenovo has not skimped on details when designing the new Moto G5. The phone is completely metallic with dimensions that are not bad: 144.3 x 73 x 9.5 millimeters. In any case, we already find here one of the first differences with respect to the Huawei mobile. And it is much thicker. The thickness of the P8 Lite 2017 stands at 7.6 millimeters compared to 9.5 millimeters for the G5. Even so, it is somewhat less heavy (144.5 grams compared to the 147 grams of its rival). The fingerprint reader also changes position on the Lenovo computer. The company has integrated it into the home button. For the rear he has only left the camera and the company logo, which now shines more than ever.

Unfortunately, it should be noted that neither the Moto G5 nor the P8 Lite 2017 are waterproof. Neither of them offers any kind of IP67 and IP68 type certification that can help us submerge them for some time. It must be said that the G5 is coated with a nano-coating to protect it against occasional splashes.

Moto G5 design


Both the panel of the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 and that of the Moto G5 are very similar. The first one is a little older. In fact, Huawei has incorporated more screen and resolution in this terminal with respect to its predecessor, the P8 Lite. Now mount a 5.2-inch Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, which translates into a density of 424 pixels per inch. We therefore expect quality when viewing multimedia content, either when browsing or when viewing any type of stored video. It should also be noted that the panel curves slightly, an aesthetic detail that will help when holding it.

In the case of the Moto G5 we have to talk about a size that is usually very liked by those who like to carry their mobile in their pocket. Its screen is 5 inches and has a Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Its density is 441 dots per inch.

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 screen

Huawei P8 Lite 2017

Processor, memory and operating system

Both Lenovo and Huawei have wanted their two phones to be powered by capable processors. Do not expect an excessive power. We are not facing very high-end models. In any case, you can easily play popular titles from Google Play, or use several processes at the same time without major inconvenience. Regarding the P8 Lite 2017, this terminal has a Kirin 655 processor from Huawei itself .

We are talking about an eight-core SoC, four of them working at a speed of 2.1 GHz and the other four at 1.7 GHz. This chip is accompanied at all times by a 3 GB RAM. The storage capacity has been fixed at 16GB . Although it seems somewhat scarce, it can always be expanded using a microSD card of up to 128 GB.

Comparative sheet

Huawei P8 Lite 2017Moto G5
screen5.2 inches, Full HD (424 dpi)5-inch, FullHD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (441 dpi)
Main chamber12 megapixels, Æ '/ 2.0, PDAF, LED flash13 megapixels, Æ '/ 2.0, PDAF, LED flash
Camera for selfies8 megapixels5 MP, f / 2.2, wide angle lens
Internal memory16 GB16 GB
ExtensionmicroSD up to 128GBmicroSD up to 128GB
Processor and RAMHiSilicon Kirin 655 eight-core (2.1GHz quad-core and 1.7GHz quad-core), 3GB RAMQualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) 1.4 GHz, 2/3 GB RAM
Battery3,000 mAh2,800 mAh
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 Nougat / EMUI 5.0Android 7.0 Nougat
ConnectionsBT 4.2, GPS, WiFiBT 4.2, GPS, microUSB, NFC
DesignMetalMetallic, waterproof nano coating
Dimensions147.2 x 72.9 x 7.6 mm (147 grams)144.3 x 73 x 9.5 millimeters and 144.5 grams
Featured Featuresfingerprint readerFingerprint sensor, speaker
Release dateFebruary 1, 2017April-June 2017
Price240 euros200 euros (2 GB) / 210 euros (3 GB)

The Moto G5 also has a heart of iron. Its processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) running at 1.4 GHz . This chip is perfectly combined with 2 or 3 GB of RAM (depending on the version). To this must be added an internal memory of 16 GB, expandable by microSD cards of up to 128 GB. This will guarantee us the possibility of storing all kinds of content and applications.

Moto G5 processor

Moto G5

The new Huawei P8 Lite 2017 arrives ruled by Android 7.0 Nougat. Just below we find the company's customization layer, better known as EMUI (in its version 5.0). Lenovo has not wanted to be left behind and its rival also offers this same version, loaded this year with great news. One of the most important is the new multi-window mode, thanks to which we can work with two applications at the same time from the same screen. Doze, the battery saver system, has also improved and is now smarter than ever. In addition, performance and security improvements have been added.

Camera and multimedia

The Huawei P8 Lite 2017 has a 12 megapixel main sensor with an f / 2.0 aperture . The pixel size is slightly larger (1.25 µm), which offers the possibility of capturing more light. This is perfect for improving the quality of images in dark environments. Also the camera is accompanied by an LED Flash, and incorporates optical image stabilization. On the front we find a camera with an 8 megapixel sensor and autofocus system, something that is not normal in this type of camera.

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 camera

Huawei P8 Lite 2017

The Moto G5 also measures up in the photographic section. Like its rival, it offers a good set, consisting of a 13-megapixel main sensor and a 5-megapixel front sensor. The main camera, in turn, has phase detection autofocus (PDAF), f / 2.0 aperture and LED Flash, which will be perfect for taking photos at night.

But this is not all. And this is where the Moto G5 excels a bit. An 8x digital zoom for photos and 4x for videos, focus and manual exposure has been added to this same camera . We also found a rapid capture system to immortalize memories instantly. Also included are different editing modes (professional or continuous shooting). This same camera offers the possibility of taking videos in slow motion in a quality of 1080p HD (30fps).

As we say, the front camera of the device is 5 megapixels . It integrates a wide angle lens and an aperture f / 2.2. For more quality, an in-screen flash is also included to illuminate scenes, complemented by a beauty mode and a professional mode.

Moto G5 camera

Moto G5

Autonomy and connectivity

Neither of the two teams will leave us stranded in a short time without battery. This is due to the fact that both have an autonomy to match for the characteristics that they integrate. That of the P8 Lite 2017 reaches up to 3,000 mAh. It does not have fast charging, but thanks to Doze we can be more cautious at key moments. At the moment no data has come to light on the time in use or on standby, but we think it will last a full day without problems.

The Moto G5 has been added a somewhat lower, 2,800 milliamps. For Lenovo, we will have no major inconvenience in achieving autonomy of at least one day at full capacity. We will check it in the future on our test table. Although a priori, and taking into account the benefits of the device, a day of work is guaranteed.

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 battery

Huawei P8 Lite 2017

On the subject of connectivity we can say that both have options to match. This is Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, or the ability to connect to high-speed 4G networks . In addition, to this we must add that the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 offers the possibility of inserting two SIM cards. This comes in handy to use two different cards, for example one for work and one more personal. We will not find a USB type C port in any of them. At the moment it seems that this capacity is relegated to higher-end phones.

Moto G5 connectivity

Moto G5


If you are looking for a balanced device that does not disappoint in terms of features, either one can be worth it. Anyway we cannot ignore that the Moto G5 boasts a better camera, something that many of you should take into account if you are looking for a team with better features in this section. Otherwise, the P8 Lite 2017 is somewhat thinner, has a higher amperage battery and a slightly more ergonomic design. The price of the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is only 240 euros. To get hold of the Moto G5 you will have to wait a little longer. Its release date is scheduled for sometime between April and June of this year. As for prices, the version with 2 GB of RAM will cost about 200 euros. For the 3 GB of RAM you will only have to pay 10 euros more.