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Motorola Moto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GB vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Motorola Moto Z3 Play vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus X05Motorola Moto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GB
Motorola Moto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GB
6.01"
AMOLED

1080x2160

12
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Motorola Moto Z3 Play X17Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


05 Advantages Motorola Moto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GB
Moto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GBvsGalaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB
 11%11%
+Lighter
156 grams (5.46 ounces)vs173 grams (6.06 ounces)
 20%20%
+Thinner
6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)vs8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
 39%39%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 12MP + 5MPvs(back) 12.2MP
Advantage
+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Dual LED flashvsLED flash
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot

17 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB
Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GBvsMoto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GB
 29%29%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 83%83%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x2960 pixelsvs1080x2160 pixels
 32%32%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
531 PPIvs402 PPI
 3%3%
+Larger screen
6.2"vs6.01"
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameravsPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Advantage
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
OIS: Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
 78%78%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 71%71%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
Advantage
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3.5mm jackvsType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Iris scannervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Heart ratevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
SpO2vsNot supported
 17%17%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3500 mAhvs3000 mAh
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP68 certifiedvsWater splash resistant (don't immerse)

34 Common items in both devices
6GB LPDDR4X
128GB (114GB user available) / 128GB (111GB user available)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, front/back glass
Super AMOLED
16 million
Only digital zoom
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
1/2.55" inches
f/1.7 (aperture)
(front) 8MP
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (side-mounted) / Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Face recognition (unlock)
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
5.0 version A2DP/LE
NFC
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 3 / Gorilla Glass 5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresMotorola Moto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GBSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB
ModelMoto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GBGalaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB
Also known asLenovo Moto Z3 Play 128GB + 6GB RAM XT1929Galaxy S8+ SM-G955S (SKT), SM-G955K (KT), SM-G955L (LG U+)
Country or region availableMexicoSouth Korea
BrandMotorolaSamsung
Release dateJune, 2018April, 2017
Depth6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)76.5 x 156.5 millimeters (3.01 x 6.16 in)73.4 x 160 millimeters (2.89 x 6.3 in)
Weight156 grams (5.46 ounces)173 grams (6.06 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersWater splash resistant (don't immerse)IP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
Operating system (OS)Motorola Moto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GBSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareMotorola Moto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GBSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Exynos M2 Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 509ARM Mali-G71 MP20 550Mhz
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (114GB user available)128GB (111GB user available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GBSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.01" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~77.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1080x2160 pixels1440x2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI531 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataMotorola Moto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GBSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Tri-Band 900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat13 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14,17,18,19,20,25,26,28,29,30,66,71)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,40,41)
LTE Cat16 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,18,19,20,25,26,28)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingMotorola Moto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GBSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraMotorola Moto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GBSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB
Main camera(dual camera)
12 megapixels
5MP FF depth sensor
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraMotorola Moto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GBSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB
Front camera8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/4" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaMotorola Moto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GBSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesMotorola Moto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GBSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GBSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (side-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Onyx Black
- Aluminum frame (6000 series)
- 2.5D gorilla glass screen
- Max vision 18:9 display
- Moto mods support
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 2.0
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyMotorola Moto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GBSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB
Battery technologyLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3500 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15W15W
Talk timefeature not registered2040 minutes | 34 hours | 1.4 days
Standbyfeature not registered20580 minutes | 343 hours | 14.3 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Motorola Moto Z3 Play XT1929-6 128GBSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N 128GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registered0.266 W/Kg (head) | 0.931 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered