Motorola Moto G4 Play vs Google Pixel 3a

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Display

Size:

5.0 inches
5.6 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 720 pixels, 294 PPI
2220 x 1080 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 444 PPI

Technology:

LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body:

66.34 %
73.93 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670

Processor:

Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 306
Adreno 615

RAM:

2GB
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

16GB
64GB (eMMC), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity:

2800 mAh
3000 mAh

Type:

User replaceable
Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Autofocus)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Video calling
EIS

Front:

5 MP
8 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.69 x 2.83 x 0.39 inches (144.4 x 72 x 9.9 mm)
5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 inches (151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm)

Weight:

4.83 oz (137.0 g)
5.19 oz (147.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic

Resistance:

Splash

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, White
Black, Purple, 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), 25(1900+), 26(850+)
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), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 3(1800), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

Yes
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

GPS, A-GPS
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 14, 2016
Feb 25, 2019

FCC ID value:

IHDT56VD4 link
A4RG020G link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.79 W/kg
1.15 W/kg

Body:

1.44 W/kg
1.13 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.57 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.46 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 399

In The Box:

18W USB-C power adapter, 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced:

May 17, 2016
May 07, 2019
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