Motorola Moto Z vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

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Display

Size

5.5 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 2220 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
18.5:9

Pixel density

535 PPI
411 PPI

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

71.77 %
74.55 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

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 & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
128GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

2600 mAh
3300 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Motorola TurboPower
 

Talk time (3G)

 
19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1399 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

 
74.00 hours

Video playback

 
17.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
24 megapixels

Features

Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus
Phase-detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm

Second camera

 
8 megapixels

Features

 
Ultra-wide, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 18 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera

 
5 megapixels

Features

 
Depth information

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Software Features

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Night mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Scenes, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

5 megapixels
24 megapixels

Features

Wide Angle, Flash
Flash

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

6.04 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches (153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm)
6.29 x 3.02 x 0.30 inches (159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm)

Weight

4.80 oz (136 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (177 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (177 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3); Frame: Plastic

Resistance

Splash
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray
Black, Gold, Pink, Blue

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), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

 
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

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, Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
 

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

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; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

Type-C (reversible)
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

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

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications

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

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Sep 13, 2018

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMA750FN link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.50 W/kg

Body

 
0.39 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.05 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Charger, microUSB cable, Headphones, SIM Removal Tool, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced

Jun 09, 2016
Sep 20, 2018
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