Our Opinion

The Motorola One Fusion Plus is a significantly better phone than the Huawei Honor 9X Pro, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Motorola One Fusion Plus!

Huawei Honor 9X Pro  Motorola One Fusion Plus 
Huawei Honor 9X Pro Motorola One Fusion Plus
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Excellence Score
35.6
54.9
Value for Money Score
67.9
86.3
Price ₹ 16,999 onwards ₹ 15,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2020 Jun, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10 Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.59 inches 6.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 391 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 396 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features N/A N/A
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name HiSilicon Kirin 810Ranked #17 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 730GRanked #19 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G52 MP6 Adreno 618
RAM 6 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 8MP + 2MP 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 27mm Focal Length; 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: f/2.4 Aperture; 13mm Focal length (Ultra-wide), 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture, Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama 64MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 1/1.72" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 118-degree Sensor Size; Ultra-wide Lens; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 5MP: f/2.2 Aperture; Macro Camera, 2MP: f/2.2 Aperture; Depth Sensor, Panorama, HDR, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/60fps
Secondary Camera 16MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features Motorized Pop-up Camera, f/2.2 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length, 1/3" Sensor Size, 1.0um Pixel Size f/2.0 Aperture; 1/3.0" Sensor Size; 1.0um Pixel Size
Internal Memory 256 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 512 GB Yes, up to 1 TB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.8 mmMedium 9.6 mmThick
Weight 202 gmHeavy 210 gmHeavy
Width 77.3 mmInconvenient for one-handed use 76.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 5000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 18W TurboPower Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 18.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Unique, striking glass rear panel design - one of the best looking phones in this price range, with its Sapphire Blue finish combined with Honor’s trademark reflective geometric tiles, very similar to the Honor 9X
  • The front is modern and cutting edge too, with a 'full screen' notch-less display thanks to the pop-up selfie camera mechanism
  • There’s a fingerprint sensor on the back that works well
  • Large, surprising bright, 6.59-inch Full HD+ IPS display - overall quality of the display is really good for an affordable smartphone
  • The lack of a notch makes watching video and playing games much more immersive
  • Class-leading performance from Huawei's in-house Kirin 810 chipset (Similar to the new Snapdragon 765G) - it's impressively smooth in regular use and offers superior gaming performance
  • Good triple camera setup at the rear - 48-megapixel primary + 8-megapixel wide-angle camera + 2-megapixel depth sensor
  • In good lighting, the primary camera can shoot decent 12MP pixel binned photos - exposure is good in most environments, white balance and the colours are pretty accurate too - there's an AI mode that can boost colours even more
  • Low-light performance is good for a phone in this price bracket - noise is kept reasonably in check even in very dark shots - Night Mode also helps boost the phone’s low light capabilities, provided you have steady hands
  • Depth sensor works pretty well and produces some good portrait shots
  • Good 16MP pop-up selfie camera - shots are detailed, colours are accurate, and the contrast is nice
  • Very good battery life with a 4000 mAh cell - will easily see you through a full day and a half of moderate use
  • The front has a notch-less display, that spans almost edge to edge, with a pop-up selfie camera mechanism (which is a rare sight in this price bracket)
  • There's a handy button dedicated to the Google Assistant
  • The rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is easy to reach and quick to unlock the smartphone
  • Crisp, large 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel - it is HDR10 certified, and there are three colour modes to choose from - the display is set to the Saturated colour mode by default, but you can switch to the Natural or Boosted options if you prefer
  • The lack of a notch helps make the screen appear immersive, and consuming content on the screen is a pleasure
  • True to Motorola style, you get clean and simple stock Android - mind you, it's not an Android One series phone though despite the 'One' moniker
  • The minor Motorola additions to stock Android are those that make the user experience even better - there are the Moto navigation gestures as well as the Moto Display, both of which make it easier to live with when compared to any other stock Android phone
  • Excellent performance powered by one of the best chipsets at this price, the Snapdragon 730G - there's enough grunt to handle day-to-day duties as well as heavy gaming with ease, PUBG Mobile defaults to the High preset
  • Very good quad-camera setup - there's the 64MP primary, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle, a 5MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor
  • In daylight, it manages good shots with ample detail, objects at a distance have decent detail - the phone also enables HDR automatically in bright scenes
  • The ultra-wide-angle camera offers a wider field-of-view at the cost of slightly lower details than the primary camera - it has a slightly different colour tone compared to the primary camera
  • Close-ups turns out quite well - the macro camera lets you get a lot closer to an object
  • Portrait mode lets you set the level of blur before you take a shot - edge detection is good, and the background is blurred properly
  • Night mode works surprisingly well, you've to hold the phone steady for slightly longer - but the output with Night mode is a lot brighter and have improved details in the shadows as well
  • Selfies taken with 16MP selfie shooter has good details - you can also enable portrait mode for selfies, and edge detection is decent - the selfie camera also supports Night mode
  • This single speaker is loud enough to fill a small room and adds to the video watching experience
  • Very good battery life with the 5000mAh battery - it will easily last you for 2 days on moderate use
  • The One Fusion Plus comes with an 18W TurboCharger in the box to help with fast charging
  • Motorola has got the specifications and the pricing right for the One Fusion Plus, making it very easy to recommend - the highlight is its clean, bloatware-free near-stock Android software which provides excellent user experience and the notch-less display is a cherry on top
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The Honor 9X is a gargantuan handset - it certainly isn’t built for small hands or pockets - also a bit heavy at 202gm
  • Face Unlock is not available on the Honor 9X Pro
  • Software is one area where the Honor 9X Pro massively drops the ball - it ships without the Play Store and doesn’t support Google’s wide range of popular apps either - instead, it comes pre-installed with Huawei's own App Gallery, but it’s missing key apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Messenger, and Youtube
  • The image quality from wide-angle camera is disappointing (however, it does provide exaggerated perspective shots on the cheap)
  • Video performance is average from both primary and wide-angle cameras - there's no 4K here and no electronic stabilisation at Full HD
  • Overall, while the Honor 9X offers good cameras for the price, Xiaomi & Realme offer even better cameras
  • The phone’s single speaker is average at best
  • The phone doesn’t sport any nifty fast-charging technology - it takes a painfully long 128 minutes to fully charge the 4000 mAh battery
  • The Honor 9X Pro is compelling as far as hardware is concerned, it offers excellent performance, good cameras and impressive battery life - however, the lack of Google services makes it incredibly hard to recommend - there are plenty of alternatives available from realme and Xiaomi, including the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, Realme 6 Pro and Poco X2
  • Reaching the top while using the phone single-handed is somewhat difficult
  • Motorola One Fusion Plus feels chunky and heavy, as it is 9.6mm thick and weighs 210g
  • Motorola has positioned all the buttons on the right, which looks cluttered while the left side is bare
Expert Reviews
  1. No matter how powerful and beautiful the 9X Pro is, the user experience is seriously handicapped by the limited app catalog
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Honor 9X Pro is an impressively affordable smartphone... but the lack of Google apps make it very hard to recommend
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Honor 9X Pro is a compelling overall package... but, the lack of Google services makes it incredibly hard to recommend
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Honor 9X Pro is good value... but software is an issue
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A glaring lack of Google apps and minuscule third party support cast a heavy shadow on what is an otherwise well-equipped mid-ranger
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  6. The Honor 9X Pro has a high-end design and a decent camera set-up for a great price, but the lack of Google features do make this phone inaccessible for the everyday user
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  7. notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  8. An affordable large-screen handset with a major drawback
    zdnet.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. The Motorola One Fusion+ is among the best phones you can buy on the cheap, it has an excellent immersive screen, great performance, capable and versatile cameras, and astonishing battery autonomy
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The One Fusion+ is among the more impressive budget devices, and is definitely worth considering
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Motorola has got the specifications and the pricing right for the One Fusion Plus, making it very easy to recommend
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Easy to recommend
    pocketnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. This is a phone that outdoes the Poco X2 in many ways
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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