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LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB) vs Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)

Side by side comparison between LG Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto Z3 Play phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
4.95"
IPS+

1080x1920

8
MP

1.3mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
25PointsMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Compare LG Nexus 5 X
Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
6.01"
AMOLED

1080x2160

12
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)7 Advantages LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)vsMoto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)25 Advantages Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
+130 grams (4.55 ounces)20%
Lighter
vs156 grams (5.46 ounces)
+445 PPI11%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs402 PPI
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
2.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs+1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core22%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR2vs+4GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (12GB available)vs+32GB (22GB available)83%
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)27%
Thinner
TFT Super IPS+vs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1080x2160 pixels13%
Higher resolution screen
4.95"vs+6.01"21%
Larger screen
(back) 8MPvs+(dual camera) 12MP + 5MP113%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
1/3.2" inchesvs+1/2.55" inches25%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
f/2.4 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)41%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 1.3MPvs+(front) 8MP5 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 6.0 Marshmallowvs+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2300 mAhvs+3000 mAh30%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4.0 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 3.0vs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
MicroUSB 3.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Not supportedvs+Water splash resistant (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

21 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
+14 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
ModelNexus 5 (D820 16GB)Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
Other model namesLG Google Nexus 5 D820, LG Nexus 5 4G LTE, LG D820 USALenovo Moto Z3 Play 32GB + 4GB RAM XT1929 Verizon wireless
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandLGMotorola
Release dateNovember, 2013June, 2018
Depth8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)
Size (width x height)69.2 x 137.9 millimeters (2.72 x 5.43 in)76.5 x 156.5 millimeters (3.01 x 6.16 in)
Weight130 grams (4.55 ounces)156 grams (5.46 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater splash resistant (don't immerse)
System (OS)LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4 KitKatAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636 (14nm)
CPU processor2.3Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330Qualcomm Adreno 509
RAM memory2GB LPDDR24GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (12GB available)32GB (22GB available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
Display typeTFT Super IPS+Super AMOLED
Screen size4.95" inches6.01" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~70.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~77.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x2160 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)445 PPI402 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps600/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 700/800/850/1700/1900/2100 (Bands 1,2,4,5,17,19,25,26)
TD-LTE 2500 (Bands 41)
LTE Cat13 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,13,20,28,66)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels(dual camera)
12 megapixels
5MP depth
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length30mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
Front camera (secondary)1.3 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x1024 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered24mm lens
Sensor size1/6" inches1/4" inches
Pixel size1.9µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
USBMicroUSB 3.0USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputMicro-B USB SlimPortNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Qi Wireless charging
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Deep Indigo
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Aluminum frame (6000 series)
- 2.5D gorilla glass screen
- Max vision 18:9 display
- Fast battery charging 15W
- Moto mods support
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2300 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1020 minutes | 17 hours | 0.7 dayfeature not registered
Standby18000 minutes | 300 hours | 12.5 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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