Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Motorola Moto Z3

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Display

Display size

6.2 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels
1080 x 2160 pixels

Pixel density

531 ppi
402 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

83.68 %
77.92 %

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
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

LED
Dual LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Wide Angle

Design

Dimensions

6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches (158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm)
6.16 x 3.01 x 0.27 inches (156.5 x 76.5 x 6.75 mm)

Weight

6.67 oz (189 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.50 oz (156 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Splash

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray, Purple, Blue, Red
Black

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
USB Type-C (reversible)

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

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

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
 

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Adreno 540

RAM

6 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 400 GB
microSDXC up to 2000 GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

USB OTG, Video out
Mass storage device

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71
Bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

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

Charging

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

Talk time

35.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1205 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1205 min)

Stand-by time

14.2 days (342 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)
12.5 days (299 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)

Internet use

3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
 

Music playback

102.00 hours
80.00 hours

Video playback

20.00 hours
13.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jan 11, 2018
Jun 29, 2018

FCC ID value: A3LSMG965U link
FCC ID value: IHDT56XJ1 link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.36 W/kg
0.79 W/kg

Body

0.79 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.04 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Phablet

3.94 W/kg
3.48 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
TurboPower charger, USB-C cable, headset adapter, guides

MSRP price

$ 840
$ 480
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