Motorola Moto Z vs Motorola Moto Z Play

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Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

2560 x 1440 pixels,
535 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels,
401 PPI

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

71.77 %
69.71 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 506

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
32GB, available to use: 24 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
microSDXC up to 2000 GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity

2600 mAh
3510 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Motorola TurboPower
Motorola TurboPower

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus)
16 MP (Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1.3 μm

Video recording

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

Features

OIS, HDR, Video calling, Video sharing
EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP (Wide Angle, Flash)
5 MP (Wide Angle, Flash)

Design

Dimensions

6.04 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches (153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm)
6.16 x 3.01 x 0.28 inches (156.4 x 76.4 x 6.99 mm)

Weight

4.80 oz
5.82 oz

136.0 g
165.0 g

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

Splash
Splash

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data Speed

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, Charging, Headphones port
Mass storage device, Charging

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 
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