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Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB) vs Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto Z3 Play vs Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max XMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)09Points
Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)
6.01"
AMOLED

1080x2160

12
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

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21PointsApple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)Compare Motorola Moto Z3 Play X
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)
6.7"
OLED

1290x2796

48
MP

12mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

4323
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)

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Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)9 Advantages Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)vsiPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)21 Advantages Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+156 grams (5.46 ounces)54%
Lighter
vs240 grams (8.4 ounces)
+6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)16%
Thinner
vs7.85 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+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)
+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
vs2300000 apps (App Store)
+Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Type-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapterAdvantage
Best output for headset
vsproprietary audio output
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
1.8GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+3.46GHz 64bit Hexa-Core52%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
Aluminum frame, glass front/backvs+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
16 millionvs+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
1080x2160 pixelsvs+1290x2796 pixels55%
Higher resolution screen
402 PPIvs+460 PPI14%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.01"vs+6.7"11%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12MP + 5MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 12MP + 12MP + 0.3MP3 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
(front) 8MPvs+(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MP54%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps7 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3000 mAhvs+4323 mAh44%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+27W80%
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.
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.3 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.3 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Water splash resistant (don't immerse)vs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

24 Common items in both devices
6GB LPDDR4X
128GB (114GB available) / 128GB (108GB available)
Super AMOLED / Super Retina XDR OLED
Dual-LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
4K UHD (3840x2160)
+17 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)
ModelMoto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)
Other model namesLenovo Moto Z3 Play 128GB + 6GB RAM XT1929iPhone 14 Pro Max (A2651, A2893, A2894, A2895, A2896)
Country or region availableMexico
Mexico
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandMotorolaApple
Release date6/1/20189/16/2022, Announced: 9/7/2022
Depth6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)7.85 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)76.5 x 156.5 millimeters (3.01 x 6.16 in)77.6 x 160.7 millimeters (3.06 x 6.33 in)
Weight156 grams (5.46 ounces)240 grams (8.4 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backStainless steel body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersWater splash resistant (don't immerse)IP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)
System versionAndroid 8.1 OreoiOS 16
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636 (14nm)64bit - Apple A16 Bionic (4nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.6GHz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
3.46GHz Dual-Core Everest
2GHz Quad-Core Sawtooth
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 509Apple GPU (5-core)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (114GB available)128GB (108GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper Retina XDR OLED
Screen size6.01" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~77.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~88.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2160 pixels1290x2796 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI460 PPI
Colors16 million1 billion
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Ceramic Shield
Refresh ratefeature not registered120Hz
Display featuresfeature not registered1000nits[typ], 2000nits[peak]
Dolby Vision/HDR10
Wide color gamut
True-tone
Oleophobic coating screen
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps5000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat13 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14,17,18,19,20,25,26,28,29,30,66,71)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,40,41)
LTE Cat20
VoLTE
A2894, A2895, A2896 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
A2651, A2893 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 53)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedA2894, A2895, A2896 version:
SA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 70, 77, 78, 79)
A2651 version:
SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261)
A2893 version:
SA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported

📷 Camera

Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
5MP depth
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.877mmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm120°1.4µmdual-pixelPDAF
0.3MP TOF 3DLiDAR-scanner
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashDual-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered24mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.22µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
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
Camera extrasfeature not registered1080p@240fps
ProRes RAW
Cinematic mode

📸 Front camera

Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens23mm lens
Sensor size1/4" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo sound
Dolby Atmos
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
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

🔌 Connectivity

Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapterproprietary audio output
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.3 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh4323 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging27W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Onyx Black
- Aluminum frame (6000 series)
- 2.5D gorilla glass screen
- Max vision 18:9 display
- Moto mods support
- Colors: Space Black, Silver, Gold, Deep Purple
- Face ID
- Apple Pay
- MagSafe

☢️ Radiation rate

Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-6 128GB)Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)
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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