Motorola Moto Z2 Play vs Motorola Moto Z3

Display

Size

5.5 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels,
401 PPI
2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 ratio,
402 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

70.06 %
77.92 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 8953 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 506
Adreno 540

RAM

4GB
4GB

Internal storage

64GB
64GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
microSDXC up to 2000 GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Fast charging
Motorola TurboPower

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 MP
12 MP

Features

Laser and PDAF
Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor

Second camera

 
12 MP

Features

 
Black and White, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor

Third camera

 
 

Features

 
Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps), 720x480 (DVD) (480 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP
8 MP

Features

Wide Angle, Flash, HDR
Wide Angle

Design

Dimensions

6.15 x 3.00 x 0.24 inches (156.2 x 76.2 x 5.99 mm)
6.16 x 3.01 x 0.27 inches (156.5 x 76.5 x 6.75 mm)

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.50 oz (156 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash
Splash

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Interchangeable covers
 

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
Black

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), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 7 (300/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2, EDR
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

 
TurboPower charger, USB-C cable, headset adapter, guides

MSRP

$ 499
$ 480
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