Essential Phone vs Motorola Moto Z4

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Display

Size

5.7 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution

2560 x 1312 pixels,
504 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
403 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body

84.85 %
84.67 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 460, 64-bit, 11 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 612

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB
128GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

3040 mAh
3600 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Motorola TurboPower

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (Laser and PDAF)
48 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F1.7; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera

13 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF)
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
 

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
25 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
6.22 x 2.95 x 0.29 inches (158 x 75 x 7.35 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 54
Splash

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Gray, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)
LTE-A, HSPA, HSUPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

aptX-HD
Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging, Headphones port
Charging, OTG, Video out, Mass storage device

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Shopping information

In The Box

 
TurboPower charger, USB-C cable, guides

MSRP

$ 700
$ 500
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