Essential Phone vs Motorola One Action

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1312 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 2520 pixels

Pixel density

504 ppi
435 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

84.85 %
81.47 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9609

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Mali-G72 MP3

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
128 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3040 mAh
3500 mAh

Type

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

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Motorola TurboPower

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Second camera

13 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Ultra-wide

Third camera

 
5 megapixels

Features

 
Depth information

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization

Front

8 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
6.30 x 2.80 x 0.36 inches (160.1 x 71.2 x 9.15 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.21 oz (176 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 54
Splash; IP X2

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Denim blue, Pearl 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), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 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 Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

aptX-HD
Dolby Mobile

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0, EDR

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

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

Shopping information

In The Box

 
10W Charger, USB-C Cable, SIM Pin, Guides, Protect cover, Earphones (for selected countries)

MSRP price

$ 700
$ 350
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