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Motorola Edge S30 (256GB) vs Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Edge S30 vs Google Pixel 3a XL phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Google Pixel 3a XL XMotorola Edge S30 (256GB)22Points
Motorola Edge S30 (256GB)
6.8"
IPS

1080x2460

108
MP

16mp

12GB
RAM

Octa-core

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
11PointsGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020A)Compare Motorola Edge S30 X
Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
6"
OLED

1080x2160

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

Octa-core

3700
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Motorola Edge S30 (256GB)

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Edge S30 (256GB)22 Advantages Motorola Edge S30 (256GB)vsPixel 3a XL (G020A)11 Advantages Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
+3GHz 64bit Octa-core (5nm)39%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2GHz 64bit Octa-core (10nm)
+12GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+256GB (230GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (50GB available)
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+144Hz140%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1080x2460 pixels14%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2160 pixels
+6.8"13%
Larger screen
vs6"
+(triple camera) 108MP + 13MP + 2MP9 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+1/1.52" inches68%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(front) 16MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh35%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3700 mAh
+33W83%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs18W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+IP52 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
202 grams (7.07 ounces)vs+167 grams (5.85 ounces)21%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)9%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+OLEDAdvantage
OLED display is brighter and more vivid
395 PPIvs+402 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
f/1.9 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Mono sound (not stereo)vs+Stereo soundAdvantage
Better sound quality for listening to music or clearer hands-free calls
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
Not supportedvs+Dragontrail GlassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

24 Common items in both devices
Plastic body, glass front
16 million
Dual-LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
+17 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Motorola Edge S30 (256GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
ModelEdge S30 (256GB)Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Other model names摩托罗拉 Moto Edge S30 5G XT2175-2Google Pixel 3a XL G020A (Verizon Wireless)
Country or region availableChina
China
USA
USA
BrandMotorolaGoogle
Release date12/21/2021, Announced: 12/12/20215/19/2019, Announced: 5/7/2019
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)75.53 x 168.07 millimeters (2.97 x 6.62 in)76.1 x 160.1 millimeters (3 x 6.3 in)
Weight202 grams (7.07 ounces)167 grams (5.85 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP52 certified: protection against dust and splashingNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Motorola Edge S30 (256GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
System versionAndroid 11Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 12Android 12
User InterfaceMYUI 2.0 / 3.0feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Motorola Edge S30 (256GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Chipset64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ (SM8350-AC) (5nm)64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (SDM670) (10nm)
CPUOcta-core, 3 processors:
1x 3GHz Kryo 680 (Single-core)
3x 2.42GHz Kryo 680 (Triple-core)
4x 1.8GHz Kryo 680 (Quad-core)
Octa-core, 2 processors:
2x 2GHz Kryo 360 Gold (Dual-core)
6x 1.7GHz Kryo 360 Silver (Hexa-core)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 660 (840MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 615
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 682346 (v8), 811124 (v9)
Geekbench: 3319 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 60fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
AnTuTu: 159110 (v7), 176612 (v8)
Geekbench: 5176 (v4.4), 1307 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 11fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Motorola Edge S30 (256GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.1
64GB (50GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Motorola Edge S30 (256GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDOLED
Screen size6.8" inches6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~86.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~76.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2460 pixels (20:9)1080x2160 pixels (18:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)395 PPI402 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedDragontrail Glass
Refresh rate144Hz60Hz
Display featuresHDR10Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Motorola Edge S30 (256GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload2000/1024 Mbps600/75 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat11/5 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 41, 78)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-ANot supported

📷 Camera

Motorola Edge S30 (256GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
108 megapixels
13MP ultrawidef/2.2119°1.12µmAF
2MP depthf/2.41.75µm
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered28mm lens
Sensor size1/1.52" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size0.7µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extras1080p@30ps1080p@120fps

📸 Front camera

Motorola Edge S30 (256GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered24mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1µm pixel1.12µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Motorola Edge S30 (256GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
LoudspeakerMono sound (not stereo)
Dolby Atmos
Stereo sound
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Motorola Edge S30 (256GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.2 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO
NFCNot supportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Motorola Edge S30 (256GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Motorola Edge S30 (256GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh3700 mAh
Charger, watts33W Wired fast charging18W (9V/2A) Wired fast charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Motorola Edge S30 (256GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Phantom Black, Glacier Blue
- Ready For
- Colors: Just Black, Clearly White, Purple-ish

☢️ Radiation rate

Motorola Edge S30 (256GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.19W/kg (head), 0.98W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered1.39W/kg (head), 0.9W/kg (body)
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