Motorola Moto Z3 vs Motorola edge+ vs Samsung Galaxy S21

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Display

Size:

6.0 inches
6.7 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 ratio, 402 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 385 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
OLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

77.92 %
95.87 %
86.06 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
90Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive), HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540
Adreno 650
Adreno 660

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
12GB LPDDR5
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

64GB
256GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 2000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo)
Android (11, 10)
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
5000 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Motorola TurboPower
Motorola TurboPower, Qi wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 18.0W; Wireless: 15.0W
Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Quad camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

12 MP (Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
108 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/1.33"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
8 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 81 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor
16 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Fourth camera:

ToF 3D depth sensing

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, EIS
OIS, HDR, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS

Front:

8 MP (Wide Angle)
25 MP (HDR, Slow-motion videos)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

6.16 x 3.01 x 0.27 inches (156.5 x 76.5 x 6.75 mm)
6.34 x 2.81 x 0.38 inches (161.07 x 71.38 x 9.6 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.50 oz (156.0 g)
7.16 oz (203.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Splash
Splash
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black
Smoky sangria, Thunder grey
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White

Cellular

Carrier locked:

Yes

5G:

n2, n5, n66, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave
n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

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)
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), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

aptX-HD
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.1
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 29, 2018
Oct 20, 2020
Dec 08, 2020

FCC ID value:

IHDT56XJ1
IHDT56YJ2
A3LSMG991U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.79 W/kg
0.53 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body:

1.18 W/kg
1.14 W/kg
1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg
1.59 W/kg
3.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.18 W/kg
1.31 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Phablet:

3.48 W/kg
2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 480
$ 1000
$ 800

User Manual:

This is the official Motor​ola edge+ User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

TurboPower charger, USB-C cable, headset adapter, guides
Charger, USB Type-C cable, Guides, SIM tool
C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 03, 2018
Apr 22, 2020
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