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Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1) vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto E5 Play vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Alpha XMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)12Points
Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
5.2"
IPS

720x1280

8
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

vs
14PointsSamsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)Compare Motorola Moto E5 Play X
Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)
4.7"
AMOLED

720x1280

12
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

1860
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)

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!

Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)12 Advantages Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)vsGalaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+5.2"11%
Larger screen
vs4.7"
+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo/video only main camera
+f/2.0 (aperture)10%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 5MP137%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 2.1MP
+Android 8.0 OreoAdvantage
Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and safer
vsAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop
+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 150 Mbps
+2800 mAh51%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1860 mAh
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs+2.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Core47%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
16GB (10GB available)vs+32GB (25GB available)150%
More internal storage for applications and files
150 grams (5.25 ounces)vs+115 grams (4.03 ounces)30%
Lighter
9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+6.7 millimeters (0.26 inches)34%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
282 PPIvs+312 PPI11%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 8MPvs+(back) 12MP49%
Higher resolution main camera
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
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 4Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

23 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
16 million
720x1280 pixels
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
4G+ LTE-A
+16 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)
ModelMoto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)
Other model namesBoost Mobile Moto E5 Play XT1921, Lenovo Moto E5 PlayAT&T Samsung Galaxy Alpha S801 SM-G850A for USA
Country or region availableCanadaUSA
Canada, USA
USA
USA
BrandMotorolaSamsung
Release dateMay, 2018September, 2014
Depth9 millimeters (0.35 inches)6.7 millimeters (0.26 inches)
Size (width x height)74 x 151 millimeters (2.91 x 5.94 in)65.5 x 132.4 millimeters (2.58 x 5.21 in)
Weight150 grams (5.25 ounces)115 grams (4.03 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Not supported
System (OS)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 4.4.4 KitKat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop
HardwareMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 (28nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)
CPU processor1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A532.5Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 308 500MhzQualcomm Adreno 330 578Mhz
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (25GB available)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplayMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.2" inches4.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~66.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~70.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)282 PPI312 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 4
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps150/50 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 700/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,25,26,29,30,66)
TD-LTE 2500/2600 (Bands 38,41)
LTE 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,17)
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, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, 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
CallingMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels12 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4608x2592 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flash on both camerasLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video only main camera
2ª cameraMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashLEDNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor
Other features- Colors: Black, Dark lake, Flash gray
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Silver, White, Gold, Blue
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Dual Shot camera (video + photo)
- Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified)
- Dropbox 50GB
- ANT+ support
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
GK40
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity2800 mAh1860 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day660 minutes | 11 hours | 0.5 day
Standby17280 minutes | 288 hours | 12 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850A)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.35W/kg (head) | 1.23W/kg (body)1.25W/kg (head) | 1.05W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.4W/kg (head) | 0.265W/kg (body)
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