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Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto Z3 Play vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro XMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)10Points
Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
6.01"
AMOLED

1080x2160

12
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
15PointsXiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)Compare Motorola Moto Z3 Play X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)
6.67"
IPS

1080x2400

64
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5020
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)

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)10 Advantages Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)vsRedmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)15 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
+156 grams (5.46 ounces)34%
Lighter
vs209 grams (7.32 ounces)
+6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)30%
Thinner
vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front/back
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+402 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs395 PPI
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+f/1.7 (aperture)12%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.9 (aperture)
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Water splash resistant (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core33%
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+128GB (106GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
1080x2160 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels11%
Higher resolution screen
6.01"vs+6.67"11%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12MP + 5MPvs+(quad camera) 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/1.72" inches48%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 16MP99%
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) 800 Mbps33%
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
3000 mAhvs+5020 mAh67%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+30W100%
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)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

28 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
4K UHD (3840x2160)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+21 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)
ModelMoto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)
Other model namesLenovo Moto Z3 Play 32GB + 4GB RAM XT1929 Verizon wirelessXiaomi Note 9 Pro (M2003J6B2G Global version) 6GB RAM
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandMotorolaXiaomi
Release dateJune, 2018March, 2020
Depth6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)76.5 x 156.5 millimeters (3.01 x 6.16 in)76.68 x 165.75 millimeters (3.02 x 6.53 in)
Weight156 grams (5.46 ounces)209 grams (7.32 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersWater splash resistant (don't immerse)Not supported
System (OS)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SM7125 (8nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 465 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 465 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 509Qualcomm Adreno 618
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)128GB (106GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.01" inches6.67" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~77.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2160 pixels1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI395 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, 450 nits
Mobile networksMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps800/150 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat13 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,13,20,28,66)LTE Cat15/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 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)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)
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)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
5MP depth
(quad camera)
64 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/4"1.12µm119º
5MP macrof/2.41.12µmAF
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/1.72" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel0.8µm pixel
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 on both cameras
2ª cameraMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.5 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/4" inches1/3.06" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1µm pixel
MultimediaMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
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)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
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 supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)
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
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-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: Tropical Green, Glacier White, Interstellar Gray
- MIUI 11
- 33W charger (30W phone support)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh5020 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging30W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.87W/kg (head) | 0.71W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.66W/kg (head) | 1.02W/kg (body)
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