Motorola Moto Z vs Essential Phone

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Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1312 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

535 ppi
504 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.77 %
84.85 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus
Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"

Second camera

 
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

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

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED

Video recording

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

Features

Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Wide Angle, Flash
 

Design

Dimensions

6.04 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches (153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm)
5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

4.80 oz (136 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium

Resistance

Splash
Splash, Dust; IP 54

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray
Black, Gray, Blue, White

Multimedia

Headphones

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 540

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
128 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
 

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, Video out

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

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

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 19, 20, 25, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

2600 mAh
3040 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Motorola TurboPower
Yes

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Jun 26, 2017

 
FCC ID value: 2ALBB-A11 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.28 W/kg

Body

 
0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
0.92 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
0.70 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 700
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