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Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1) vs Huawei P20 Pro (L29)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto Z3 Play vs Huawei P20 Pro phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Huawei P20 Pro XMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)09Points
Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
6.01"
AMOLED

1080x2160

12
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
6.1"
AMOLED

1080x2240

40
MP

24mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Huawei P20 Pro (L29)

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)9 Advantages Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)vsP20 Pro (L29)19 Advantages Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+156 grams (5.46 ounces)15%
Lighter
vs180 grams (6.3 ounces)
+6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)16%
Thinner
vs7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsAMOLED
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.36Ghz 64bit Octa-Core28%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+6GB LPDDR450%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (22GB available)vs+128GB (115GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
1080x2160 pixelsvs+1080x2240 pixels4%
Higher resolution screen
402 PPIvs+408 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.01"vs+6.1"1%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12MP + 5MPvs+(triple camera) 40MP + 20MP + 8MP3 times
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 (6-axis): Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/1.7" inches50%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 24MP198%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3000 mAhvs+4000 mAh33%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+22.5W50%
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.
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Water splash resistant (don't immerse)vs+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

26 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras
4K UHD (3840x2160)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
+19 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
ModelMoto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)P20 Pro (L29)
Other model namesLenovo Moto Z3 Play 32GB + 4GB RAM XT1929 Verizon wirelessHuawei P20 Pro CLT-L29 (128GB) Dual-Sim, CLT-L29C, Charlotte
Country or region availableUSA
USA
Saudi ArabiaAustraliaUnited Arab Emirates(Europe)PhilippinesIndiaJapanMalaysiaNew ZealandSingaporeVietnam
Saudi Arabia, Australia, United Arab Emirates, (Europe), Philippines, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam
BrandMotorolaHuawei
Release dateJune, 2018April, 2018
Depth6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)76.5 x 156.5 millimeters (3.01 x 6.16 in)73.9 x 155 millimeters (2.91 x 6.1 in)
Weight156 grams (5.46 ounces)180 grams (6.3 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)IP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
HardwareMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636 (14nm)64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 970 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.36Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 509ARM Mali-G72 MP12 850Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplayMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size6.01" inches6.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~77.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~82% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2160 pixels1080x2240 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI408 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps1200/50 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
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat13 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,13,20,28,66)LTE Cat18 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
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, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
CallingMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
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)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
5MP depth
(triple camera)
40 megapixels
20MP monof/1.627mm1/2.7"PDAF/LaserOISwide
8MP telephotof/2.480mm1/4.0"PDAF/LaserOIS3x-optical-zoom
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels7296x5472 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered27mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/1.7" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS (6-axis): Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels24 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels5632x4224 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/4" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel0.9µm pixel
MultimediaMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
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 jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
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
Temperature
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
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: Black, Gold, Pink, Blue
- EMUI 8.1
- Facial recognition
- Triple back camera with Leica optics
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Fast battery charging (58% in 30min)
- 3.5mm to USB-C headphone adapter
- VoLTE
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP67 certified: dust and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30min
Power supplyMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging22.5W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 day
Standbyfeature not registered31680 minutes | 528 hours | 22 days
Radiation rateMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
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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