Motorola Moto Z3 vs Google Pixel 3a XL

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Display

Display size

6.0 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2160 pixels
1080 x 2160 pixels

Pixel density

402 ppi
402 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

77.92 %
76.19 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12.2 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
 

Hardware Features

Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
 

Third camera

 
 

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor
 

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Wide Angle
 

Design

Dimensions

6.16 x 3.01 x 0.27 inches (156.5 x 76.5 x 6.75 mm)
6.30 x 3.00 x 0.32 inches (160.1 x 76.1 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

5.50 oz (156 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.89 oz (167 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Splash
 

Biometrics

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

Colors

Black
Black, Purple, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 615

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

up to 2000 GB
 

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3700 mAh

Charging

Motorola TurboPower
USB Power Delivery

Talk time

24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)
 

Stand-by time

12.5 days (299 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)
 

Music playback

80.00 hours
 

Video playback

13.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

GSM

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

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
USB 2.0

Connector

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

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Hearing aid compatibility

 
M3, T3

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 29, 2018
Feb 25, 2019

FCC ID value: IHDT56XJ1 link
FCC ID value: A4RG020 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.79 W/kg
1.33 W/kg

Body

1.18 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.18 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Phablet

3.48 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

TurboPower charger, USB-C cable, headset adapter, guides
18W USB-C power adapter, 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

MSRP price

$ 480
$ 479
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