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Motorola Moto Z2 Force (XT1789-03) vs LG K4 2017 (X230F)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Motorola Moto Z2 Force vs LG K4 (2017) phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare LG K4 (2017) XMotorola Moto Z2 Force (XT1789-03)31Points
Motorola Moto Z2 Force (XT1789-03)
5.5"
POLED

1440x2560

12
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2730
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
LG K4 2017 (X230F)
5"
IPS

480x854

8
MP

5mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2500
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Motorola Moto Z2 Force (XT1789-03)

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 Z2 Force (XT1789-03)31 Advantages Motorola Moto Z2 Force (XT1789-03)vsK4 2017 (X230F)3 Advantages LG K4 2017 (X230F)
+2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core163%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.1Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+4GB LPDDR43 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
vs1GB LPDDR3
+64GB (45GB user free)10 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs8GB (4GB user free)
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC7 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 32GB microSD, microSDXC
+143 grams (5.01 ounces)1%
Lighter
vs145 grams (5.08 ounces)
+6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)33%
Thinner
vs8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+P-OLEDAdvantage
P-OLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD IPS
+1440x2560 pixels8 times
Higher resolution screen
vs480x854 pixels
+534 PPI172%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs196 PPI
+5.5"10%
Larger screen
vs5"
+(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+Dual LED on both camerasAdvantage
The Dual LED on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusAdvantage
You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
vsAutofocus
+f/2.0 (aperture)30%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
vsf/2.6 (aperture)
+4K UHD (3840x2160)8 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsHD (1280x720)
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
+(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Ambient LightAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+FingerprintAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+2730 mAh9%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2500 mAh
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+5.0 version A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.1 version A2DP
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+ShatterShieldAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
Type-C jack with 3.5mm jack adaptervs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Li-Ion (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
Not supportedvs+FM with RDSAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

15 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
(front) 5MP
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
Capacitive
+8 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 Z2 Force (XT1789-03)LG K4 2017 (X230F)
ModelMoto Z2 Force (XT1789-03)K4 2017 (X230F)
Other model namesSprint Lenovo Moto Z2 Force edition XT1789-03LG K4 2017 8GB Single-Sim, LG-X230F, LGX230F
Country or region availableUSA
USA
Latin America
Latin America
BrandMotorolaLG
Release dateAugust, 2017February, 2017
Depth6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)76 x 155.8 millimeters (2.99 x 6.13 in)74.13 x 145.8 millimeters (2.92 x 5.74 in)
Weight143 grams (5.01 ounces)145 grams (5.08 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Not supported
System (OS)Motorola Moto Z2 Force (XT1789-03)LG K4 2017 (X230F)
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareMotorola Moto Z2 Force (XT1789-03)LG K4 2017 (X230F)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6737M (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.1Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540ARM Mali-T720 MP2 550Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR41GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (45GB user free)
UFS 2.1
8GB (4GB user free)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 32GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto Z2 Force (XT1789-03)LG K4 2017 (X230F)
Display typeP-OLEDTFT LCD IPS
Screen size5.5" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~70.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~63.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels480x854 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)534 PPI196 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassShatterShieldNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksMotorola Moto Z2 Force (XT1789-03)LG K4 2017 (X230F)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload450/50 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 850/900/1700/1900
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat9 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26)
TD-LTE (Bands 41)
LTE Cat4 700/850/900/1700/1900/2600 (Bands 2,4,5,7,8,28)
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
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingMotorola Moto Z2 Force (XT1789-03)LG K4 2017 (X230F)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraMotorola Moto Z2 Force (XT1789-03)LG K4 2017 (X230F)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
• 12 megapixels
• 12MP mono (f/2.0 1/2.9" 1.25µm PDAF)
8 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsHD (1280x720) 30 fps
FlashDual LED on both camerasLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.6 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.9" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.25µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusAutofocus
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 on both cameras
2ª cameraMotorola Moto Z2 Force (XT1789-03)LG K4 2017 (X230F)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashDual-LEDNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaMotorola Moto Z2 Force (XT1789-03)LG K4 2017 (X230F)
RadioNot supportedFM with RDS
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263MP4, H.264, H.263, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+
ConnectivityMotorola Moto Z2 Force (XT1789-03)LG K4 2017 (X230F)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE4.1 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto Z2 Force (XT1789-03)LG K4 2017 (X230F)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Accelerometer
Proximity
Other features- Colors: Black, White/Gold
- Sony IMX386 back camera sensor
- Slow motion 1080p@120fps
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Titan, Gold, Chocolate
- LG UX 5.0
- Knock Code, Knock On
- Quick Share, Quick Selfie
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto Z2 Force (XT1789-03)LG K4 2017 (X230F)
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
15W
Li-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity2730 mAh2500 mAh
Charger, watts• Fast battery charging• Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered190 minutes | 3.2 hours | 0.1 day
Standbyfeature not registered18600 minutes | 310 hours | 12.9 days
Radiation rateMotorola Moto Z2 Force (XT1789-03)LG K4 2017 (X230F)
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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