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from $385
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Display

Size

6.0 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 ratio,
402 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
444 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body

77.92 %
82.53 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SM7150-AA

Processor

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 470, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU

Adreno 509
Adreno 618

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
128GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
 

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo)
Android (11, 10)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3140 mAh

Type

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

Battery life test results

 

Charging

Motorola TurboPower
USB Power Delivery

Max charge speed

 
Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 MP (PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

5 MP (Depth information)
 

Video recording

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

Features

Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
EIS

Front

8 MP (Wide Angle)
8 MP

Design

Dimensions

6.16 x 3.01 x 0.27 inches (156.5 x 76.5 x 6.75 mm)
5.67 x 2.73 x 0.32 inches (144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

5.50 oz (156.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance

Splash
 

Biometrics

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

Keys

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

Colors

Black
Just 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), 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)
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), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 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+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

aptX-HD
aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

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, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, Charging, Headphones port
Charging

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

 
M3, T4

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Jun 25, 2020

 
FCC ID value: A4RG025J link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
1.18 W/kg

Body

 
1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.00 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

$ 500
$ 349

In The Box

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

Availability

Officially announced

Jun 06, 2018
Aug 03, 2020
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