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Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1) vs Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto Z3 Play vs Google Pixel 4 XL phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Google Pixel 4 XL XMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)05Points
Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
6.01"
AMOLED

1080x2160

12
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB)
6.3"
POLED

1440x3040

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3700
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB)

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 Z3 Play (XT1929-1)5 Advantages Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)vsPixel 4 XL (64GB)17 Advantages Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+156 grams (5.46 ounces)24%
Lighter
vs193 grams (6.76 ounces)
+6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)21%
Thinner
vs8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsP-OLED
+Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core49%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (22GB available)vs+64GB (50GB available)127%
More internal storage for applications and files
1080x2160 pixelsvs+1440x3040 pixels88%
Higher resolution screen
402 PPIvs+534 PPI33%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.01"vs+6.3"5%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12MP + 5MPvs+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 16MP66%
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
(front) 8MPvs+(dual front camera) 8MP + 0.3MP4%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3000 mAhvs+3700 mAh23%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+18W20%
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.
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Water splash resistant (don't immerse)vs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

31 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
Dual-LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
1/2.55" inches
f/1.7 (aperture)
+24 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB)
ModelMoto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Pixel 4 XL (64GB)
Other model namesLenovo Moto Z3 Play 32GB + 4GB RAM XT1929 Verizon wirelessGoogle Pixel XL4 G020, G020P, GA01180-US, GA01182-US
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandMotorolaGoogle
Release dateJune, 2018October, 2019
Depth6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)76.5 x 156.5 millimeters (3.01 x 6.16 in)75.1 x 160.4 millimeters (2.96 x 6.31 in)
Weight156 grams (5.46 ounces)193 grams (6.76 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersWater splash resistant (don't immerse)IP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 11
HardwareMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 509Qualcomm Adreno 640
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)64GB (50GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplayMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDP-OLED
Screen size6.01" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~77.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2160 pixels1440x3040 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI534 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Display featuresfeature not registered90Hz, HDR8
Mobile networksMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps1200/150 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat13 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,13,20,28,66)LTE Cat18
VoLTE

Global version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)

USA version:
LTE (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, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, 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 Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB)
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
CameraMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
5MP depth
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
16MP telephotof/2.445mm1.0µmPDAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered28mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels(dual front camera)
8 megapixels
0.3MP TOF
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens22mm lens
Sensor size1/4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB)
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 adapterType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Other features- 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
- Colors: Just Black, Clearly White, Oh So Orange
- Display DCI-P3 100%
- Always-on display
- Google Pay
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3700 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB)
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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