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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U) vs Motorola Moto G3 (XT1540 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Motorola Moto G3 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Motorola Moto G3 XSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)36Points
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

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02PointsMotorola Moto G3 (XT1540 16GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus X
Motorola Moto G3 (XT1540 16GB)
5"
IPS

720x1280

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2470
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)

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!

Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)36 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)vsMoto G3 (XT1540 16GB)2 Advantages Motorola Moto G3 (XT1540 16GB)
+2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core118%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+64GB (51GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC7 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
+8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)36%
Thinner
vs11.6 millimeters (0.46 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1440x2960 pixels4 times
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1280 pixels
+531 PPI81%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs294 PPI
+6.2"24%
Larger screen
vs5"
+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP89%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 13MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+f/1.5 (aperture)33%
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)
+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps7 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3500 mAh42%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2470 mAh
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.0 + 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
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
189 grams (6.62 ounces)vs+155 grams (5.43 ounces)22%
Lighter
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light

20 Common items in both devices
16 million
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / Autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
+13 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1540 16GB)
ModelGalaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Moto G3 (XT1540 16GB)
Other model namesUnlocked Galaxy S9+ G965U (Snapdragon)Motorola Moto G 2015 XT1540, Motorola Osprey
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandSamsungMotorola
Release dateFebruary, 2018July, 2015
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)11.6 millimeters (0.46 inches)
Size (width x height)73.8 x 158.1 millimeters (2.91 x 6.22 in)72.4 x 142.1 millimeters (2.85 x 5.59 in)
Weight189 grams (6.62 ounces)155 grams (5.43 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIPX7 certified: water resistant up to 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1540 16GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 6.0 Marshmallow
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1540 16GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 412 MSM8916v2 (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630Qualcomm Adreno 306 450Mhz
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
16GB (10GB available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1540 16GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.2" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~67% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)531 PPI294 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hz, HDR10feature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1540 16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload1200/150 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,18,19,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat4 700/850/1700/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 2,4,5,7,17)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1540 16GB)
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
CameraSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1540 16GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.4"52mm1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
13 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1540 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1540 16GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.264, H.263, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1540 16GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1540 16GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Samsung Pay
- Dolby Atmos
- 32bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White
- Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation
- Motorola Assist
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1540 16GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh2470 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1540 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.78W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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