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Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1) vs Sony Xperia XZ1 (G8341)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto Z3 Play vs Sony Xperia XZ1 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Sony Xperia XZ1 XMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)11Points
Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
6.01"
AMOLED

1080x2160

12
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Sony Xperia XZ1 (G8341)
5.2"
IPS

1080x1920

19.2
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2700
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Sony Xperia XZ1 (G8341)

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)11 Advantages Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)vsXperia XZ1 (G8341)12 Advantages Sony Xperia XZ1 (G8341)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)10%
Thinner
vs7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1080x2160 pixels13%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+6.01"16%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash 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/1.7 (aperture)18%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
vsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3000 mAh11%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2700 mAh
1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core38%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
32GB (22GB available)vs+64GB (51GB available)132%
More internal storage for applications and files
156 grams (5.46 ounces)vs+155 grams (5.43 ounces)1%
Lighter
402 PPIvs+424 PPI5%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(dual camera) 12MP + 5MPvs+(back) 19.2MP13%
Higher resolution main camera
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/2.3" inches11%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 13MP62%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps71%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
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
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
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+Waterproof (IP?)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

28 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X / 4GB LPDDR4
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
4K UHD (3840x2160)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+21 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)Sony Xperia XZ1 (G8341)
ModelMoto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xperia XZ1 (G8341)
Other model namesLenovo Moto Z3 Play 32GB + 4GB RAM XT1929 Verizon wirelessSony Xperia XZ1 Single-Sim G8341, Sony PF31
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)BrazilCanadaUSA(Europe)
(Global, International), Brazil, Canada, USA, (Europe)
BrandMotorolaSony
Release dateJune, 2018September, 2017
Depth6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)76.5 x 156.5 millimeters (3.01 x 6.16 in)73.4 x 148 millimeters (2.89 x 5.83 in)
Weight156 grams (5.46 ounces)155 grams (5.43 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersWater splash resistant (don't immerse)Waterproof (IP?)
System (OS)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Sony Xperia XZ1 (G8341)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Sony Xperia XZ1 (G8341)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 509Qualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)64GB (51GB available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Sony Xperia XZ1 (G8341)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.01" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~77.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~68.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2160 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Sony Xperia XZ1 (G8341)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps1024/150 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat13 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,13,20,28,66)LTE Cat16 700/800/850/900/1500/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,19,20,26,28,29,32)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
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 supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Sony Xperia XZ1 (G8341)
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)Sony Xperia XZ1 (G8341)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
5MP depth
19.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels5056x3792 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered25mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.3" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.22µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
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 Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Sony Xperia XZ1 (G8341)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4160x3120 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" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Sony Xperia XZ1 (G8341)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Sony Xperia XZ1 (G8341)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter3.5mm jack
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, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Sony Xperia XZ1 (G8341)
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
Fingerprint sensor
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, Silver, Pink, Blue
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Aluminum body
- Fast battery charging
- Quick Charge 3.0
- HDR10 compliant
- Triluminos display
- X-Reality Engine
- PS4 Remote Play
- Slow motion 720p@960fps
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust and water proof over 1.5 meter and 30min
Power supplyMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Sony Xperia XZ1 (G8341)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh2700 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Sony Xperia XZ1 (G8341)
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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