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Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto Z3 Play vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 XMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)24Points
Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
6.01"
AMOLED

1080x2160

12
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
05PointsXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)Compare Motorola Moto Z3 Play X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

16
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

4050
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)

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)24 Advantages Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)vsRedmi Note 3 (32GB)5 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)
+1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core29%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.8Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core
+4GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR3
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC7 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
+156 grams (5.46 ounces)5%
Lighter
vs164 grams (5.74 ounces)
+6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)29%
Thinner
vs8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1080x2160 pixels13%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+402 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs401 PPI
+6.01"9%
Larger screen
vs5.5"
+(dual camera) 12MP + 5MP7%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 16MP
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo 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)
+(front) 8MP59%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+15W50%
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.
vs10W
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.1 + 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
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+Water splash resistant (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
32GB (22GB available)vs+32GB (26GB available)18%
More internal storage for applications and 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
3000 mAhvs+4050 mAh35%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

24 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back / Aluminum body, glass front
16 million
Dual-LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+17 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)
ModelMoto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Redmi Note 3 (32GB)
Other model namesLenovo Moto Z3 Play 32GB + 4GB RAM XT1929 Verizon wirelessRedmi Note 3 Pro (Qualcomm), Xiaomi Hongmi Note 3 (2015116)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandMotorolaXiaomi
Release dateJune, 2018January, 2016
Depth6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)76.5 x 156.5 millimeters (3.01 x 6.16 in)76 x 150 millimeters (2.99 x 5.91 in)
Weight156 grams (5.46 ounces)164 grams (5.74 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWater splash resistant (don't immerse)Not supported
System (OS)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
HardwareMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A72
1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 509Qualcomm Adreno 510 600Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)32GB (26GB available)
eMMC 4.5
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.01" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~77.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~73.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2160 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI401 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF) and nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/150 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
2015112 version:
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

2015116 version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat13 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,13,20,28,66)LTE Cat4

2015112 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)

2015116 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (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, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
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)Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)
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 Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
5MP depth
16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: 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 only main camera
2ª cameraMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length24mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)
RadioNot supportedFM (RDS)
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, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.1 + 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
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)
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
Fingerprint sensor (rear-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: Silver, Gray, Gold
- Xiaomi MIUI 7.0
- Wifi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh4050 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging10W Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1560 minutes | 26 hours | 1.1 days
Standbyfeature not registered15840 minutes | 264 hours | 11 days
Radiation rateMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)
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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