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Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (128GB) vs Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite vs Motorola Moto Z3 Play phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (128GB)
6.26"
IPS

1080x2280

12
MP

24mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3350
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
13PointsMotorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)Compare Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite X
Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
6.01"
AMOLED

1080x2160

12
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
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!

Mi 8 Lite (128GB)9 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (128GB)vsMoto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)13 Advantages Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
+2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core18%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+128GB (110GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (22GB available)
+1080x2280 pixels6%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2160 pixels
+403 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs402 PPI
+6.26"4%
Larger screen
vs6.01"
+(front) 24MP198%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+3350 mAh12%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+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
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
169 grams (5.92 ounces)vs+156 grams (5.46 ounces)8%
Lighter
7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs+6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)11%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
f/1.9 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)12%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
10Wvs+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.
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+Water splash resistant (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

30 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
(dual camera) 12MP + 5MP
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
+23 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (128GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
ModelMi 8 Lite (128GB)Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
Other model names小米8 Lite (6GB RAM), Xiaomi Mi8 Lite, Xiaomi PlatinaLenovo Moto Z3 Play 32GB + 4GB RAM XT1929 Verizon wireless
Country or region available(Europe)Taiwan(Global, International)
(Europe), Taiwan, (Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandXiaomiMotorola
Release dateSeptember, 2018June, 2018
Depth7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)6.75 millimeters (0.27 inches)
Size (width x height)75.8 x 156.4 millimeters (2.98 x 6.16 in)76.5 x 156.5 millimeters (3.01 x 6.16 in)
Weight169 grams (5.92 ounces)156 grams (5.46 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater splash resistant (don't immerse)
System (OS)Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (128GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (128GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 512 650MhzQualcomm Adreno 509
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (110GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (22GB available)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (128GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.26" inches6.01" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~77.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2280 pixels1080x2160 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI402 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (128GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps600/150 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,20,28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,40)
VoLTE
LTE Cat13 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,13,20,28,66)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
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+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (128GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (128GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
5MP depthf/2.01.12µm
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
5MP depth
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm 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 cameraXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (128GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
Front camera (secondary)24 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution5632x4224 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered24mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (128GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (128GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapterType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
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
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (128GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Twilight gold, Dream blue, Deep space gray
- MIUI
- 19:9 screen
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- 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
Power supplyXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (128GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3350 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (128GB)Motorola Moto Z3 Play (XT1929-1)
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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