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Motorola Moto Z4 (XT1980-4) vs Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Motorola Moto Z4 vs Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max X11Motorola Moto Z4 (XT1980-4)
Motorola Moto Z4 (XT1980-4)
6.4"
OLED

1080x2340

48
MP

25mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3600
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Motorola Moto Z4 X18Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
6.5"
AMOLED

1242x2688

12
MP

12mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

3969
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


11 Advantages Motorola Moto Z4 (XT1980-4)
Moto Z4 (XT1980-4)vsiPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 37%37%
+Lighter
165 grams (5.78 ounces)vs226 grams (7.91 ounces)
 10%10%
+Thinner
7.35 millimeters (0.29 inches)vs8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
 33%33%
+Higher resolution main camera
(back) 48MPvs(triple camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
 28%28%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2" inchesvs1/2.55" inches
 6%6%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.7 (aperture)vsf/1.8 (aperture)
 102%100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 25MPvs(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MP
Advantage
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3.5mm jackvsproprietary audio output
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Fingerprint (under display)vsNot supported
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported
Advantage
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GovsUSB 2.0 Proprietary connector

18 Advantages Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)vsMoto Z4 (XT1980-4)
 20%20%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.65Ghz 64bit Hexa-Corevs2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 122%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
256GB (242GB user available)vs128GB (109GB user available)
Advantage
+Fastest write and read storage
NVMe (SSD)vsUFS 2.1
Advantage
+More resistant material
Ceramic frame, front/back glassvsAluminum frame, front/back glass
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsOLED
 32%32%
+Higher resolution screen
1242x2688 pixelsvs1080x2340 pixels
 13%13%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
456 PPIvs403 PPI
 2%2%
+Larger screen
6.5"vs6.4"
Advantage
+The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Quad-LED flashvsDual LED flash
Advantage
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Digital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 71%71%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
 10%10%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3969 mAhvs3600 mAh
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Proprietary TV-outvsNot supported
Advantage
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP68 certifiedvsP2i certified

25 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Li-Ion (Non removable) / LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
5.0 version A2DP/LE
NFC
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 3 / Scratch-resistant glass
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresMotorola Moto Z4 (XT1980-4)Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
ModelMoto Z4 (XT1980-4)iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
Also known asLenovo Moto Z4 (Verizon) XT1980-4, MOTXT19804WiPhone 11 Pro Max A2218, A2220, A2161
Country or region availableUSAVarious (International)
BrandMotorolaApple
Release dateJune, 2019September, 2019
Depth7.35 millimeters (0.29 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)75 x 158 millimeters (2.95 x 6.22 in)77.8 x 158 millimeters (3.06 x 6.22 in)
Weight165 grams (5.78 ounces)226 grams (7.91 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassCeramic frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersP2i certified: water repellent nano-coatingIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
Operating system (OS)Motorola Moto Z4 (XT1980-4)Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 13
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareMotorola Moto Z4 (XT1980-4)Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SDM675 (11nm)64bit - Apple A13 Bionic (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 460 Gold
1.7Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 460 Silver
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.65Ghz Dual-Core Lightning
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Thunder
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 612 845MhzApple GPU MP4
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (109GB user available)
UFS 2.1
256GB (242GB user available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplayMotorola Moto Z4 (XT1980-4)Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
Display typeOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.4" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels1242x2688 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI456 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Scratch-resistant glass
Mobile networks and dataMotorola Moto Z4 (XT1980-4)Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
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
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat12 (Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 20, 66)
VoLTE
LTE Cat16

A2218 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2220, A2161 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
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, 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
Maximum download/upload600/50 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingMotorola Moto Z4 (XT1980-4)Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraMotorola Moto Z4 (XT1980-4)Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
Main camera48 megapixels(triple camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawide (f/2.4 13mm)
12MP telephoto (f/2.0 52mm 1/3.4" 1.0µm PDAF OIS 2x-zoom)
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical 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 and HDR photo on front camera
Front / secondary cameraMotorola Moto Z4 (XT1980-4)Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
Front camera25 megapixels(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP TOF 3D
Front camera resolution5760x4320 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered23mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size0.9µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaMotorola Moto Z4 (XT1980-4)Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF
Connectivity and interfacesMotorola Moto Z4 (XT1980-4)Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Proprietary connector
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jackproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEOA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto Z4 (XT1980-4)Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Flash Grey
- 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 display
- 19.5:9 Max Vision display
- 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio display
- Moto Mods
- HD Voice
- HAC M4/T4
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Midnight Green (matte)
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Dolby Vision, HDR10, 120Hz display
- Face ID
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
Power supply and autonomyMotorola Moto Z4 (XT1980-4)Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Battery capacity3600 mAh3969 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15W18W
Talk timefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standby25080 minutes | 418 hours | 17.4 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Motorola Moto Z4 (XT1980-4)Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia1.16 W/Kg (head) | 1.44 W/Kg (body)1.16 W/Kg (head) | 1.17 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registered0.95 W/Kg (head) | 0.99 W/Kg (body)