Motorola Moto Z vs Xiaomi Mi 8 vs Xiaomi Mi 9

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Display

Size:

5.5 inches
6.2 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1440 pixels, 535 PPI
2248 x 1080 pixels, 402 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 403 PPI

Technology:

AMOLED
AMOLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

71.77 %
83.66 %
85.23 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

600 cd/m2 (nit)
600 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Processor:

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 530
Adreno 630
Adreno 640

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB
256GB
128GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 2000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (9.0 Pie), Xiaomi MI UI

Battery

Capacity:

2600 mAh
3400 mAh
3300 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Motorola TurboPower
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+, Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

13 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
48 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, Autofocus)
12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 50 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera:

16 MP (Ultra-wide, Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 17 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (960 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

OIS, HDR, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing
Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

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

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.04 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches (153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm)
6.10 x 2.94 x 0.30 inches (154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm)
6.20 x 2.94 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 74.67 x 7.61 mm)

Weight:

4.80 oz (136.0 g)
6.17 oz (175.0 g)
6.10 oz (173.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Metal

Resistance:

Splash

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Gold, Gray
Black, Gold, Blue, White
Black, Purple, 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), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A, HSPA, HSUPA

Dual SIM:

Yes
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1
5.0
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
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Other features:

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

Buyers information

In The Box:

Mi 8 Protective cover / Power adapter / USB Type-C cable / Type-C to audio converter / SIM insertion tool / User guide
Case, 18W Charger, USB Type-C cable, Type-c to 3.5 mm adapter, SIM removal tool, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 09, 2016
May 31, 2018
Feb 20, 2019
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