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Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto Z3 Play vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 20 XMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)07Points
Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
6.01"
AMOLED

1080x2160

12
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
24PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)Compare Motorola Moto Z3 Play X
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)

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)7 Advantages Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)vsGalaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)24 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+156 grams (5.46 ounces)23%
Lighter
vs192 grams (6.72 ounces)
+6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)23%
Thinner
vs8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+402 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs393 PPI
+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)
1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.73Ghz 64bit Octa-Core46%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (22GB available)vs+256GB (221GB available)9 times
More internal storage for applications and files
1080x2160 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels11%
Higher resolution screen
6.01"vs+6.7"11%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12MP + 5MPvs+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP4 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: 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+1/1.76" inches45%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 10MP26%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
3000 mAhvs+4300 mAh43%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+25W67%
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
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Water splash resistant (don't immerse)vs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

25 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED / Super AMOLED Plus
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
+18 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 Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)
ModelMoto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)
Other model namesLenovo Moto Z3 Play 32GB + 4GB RAM XT1929 Verizon wirelessGalaxy Note20 4G-LTE SM-N980F/Dual-SIM (Exynos)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandMotorolaSamsung
Release dateJune, 2018August, 2020
Depth6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)76.5 x 156.5 millimeters (3.01 x 6.16 in)75.2 x 161.6 millimeters (2.96 x 6.36 in)
Weight156 grams (5.46 ounces)192 grams (6.72 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
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)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.73Ghz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 509ARM Mali-G77 MP11
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR5
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplayMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED Plus
Screen size6.01" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~77.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~89.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2160 pixels1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI393 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)
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 Mbps2000/200 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat13 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,13,20,28,66)LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (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, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)
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)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
5MP depth
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.027mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS3x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2120º13mm1/2.55"1.4µm
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
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 supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/4" inches1/3.2" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)
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)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
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/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + 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)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)
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
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
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: Mystic Gray, Mystic Green, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Red, Mystic Blue
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2.5
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung Wireless DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- Stylus pen (Bluetooth integration)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh4300 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N980F/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.359W/kg (head) | 1.366W/kg (body)
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