Motorola Moto Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S20+

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Display

Size

6.0 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution

2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 ratio,
402 PPI
3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 ratio,
524 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body

77.92 %
90.94 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate (@1080p), HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 650

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
12GB LPDDR5

Internal storage

64GB
128GB (UFS 3.0), available to use: 104.1 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
4500 mAh

Type

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

Battery life test results

 

Charging

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

Max charge speed

 
Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Quad camera

Main camera

12 MP (Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
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; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera

12 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
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: 1x; Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera

 
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor
 

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Fourth camera

 
0.3 MP VGA (ToF 3D depth sensing)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.0

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
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
OIS, HDR, EIS

Front

8 MP (Wide Angle)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.16 x 3.01 x 0.27 inches (156.5 x 76.5 x 6.75 mm)
6.37 x 2.90 x 0.31 inches (161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

5.50 oz (156.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.56 oz (188.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

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

Keys

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

Colors

Black
Cosmic grey, Cloud blue, Cosmic black, Cosmic white, Aura red, Aura blue

Cellular

5G

 
n2, n5, n41, n66, n71, 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), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
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

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
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; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

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

Features

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

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

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
Jan 28, 2020

FCC ID value: IHDT56XJ1 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG986B link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.79 W/kg
0.25 W/kg

Body

1.18 W/kg
0.89 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.18 W/kg
1.35 W/kg

Phablet

3.48 W/kg
2.95 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

$ 480
$ 1200

In The Box

TurboPower charger, USB-C cable, headset adapter, guides
Download the Samsu​ng Galaxy S20+ Manual as a PDF file.

Availability

Officially announced

Aug 03, 2018
Feb 11, 2020
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