Motorola Moto Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

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Display

Size:

6.0 inches
6.8 inches

Resolution:

2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 ratio, 402 PPI
3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 516 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

77.92 %
89.33 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

1600 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

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

GPU:

Adreno 540
Adreno 660

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
12GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

64GB
128GB (UFS 3.1), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 2000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Motorola TurboPower
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, 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)
108 MP (OIS, Laser and 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: 1/1.33"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
10 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: 3x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 70 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Third camera:

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

Specifications:

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

Fourth camera:

10 MP (Periscope, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 10x; Aperture size: F4.9; Focal Length: 240 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

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
HDR, Hyperlapse, EIS

Front:

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

Video capture:

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)
6.50 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm)

Weight:

5.50 oz (156.0 g)
8.04 oz (229.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Splash
Water, Dust; IP68

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
Phantom black, Silver

Cellular

5G:

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), 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 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, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

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, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.1

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, Video out

Location:

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

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
Dec 22, 2020

FCC ID value:

IHDT56XJ1 link
A3LSMG998U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.79 W/kg
0.77 W/kg

Body:

1.18 W/kg
1.02 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.18 W/kg
1.16 W/kg

Phablet:

3.48 W/kg
3.15 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 480
$ 1200

In The Box:

TurboPower charger, USB-C cable, headset adapter, guides
C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 03, 2018
Jan 14, 2021

Scheduled release:

Jan 29, 2021
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