Moto Z VS. Moto Z Force VS. Moto Z Play: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Moto Z VS. Moto Z Force VS. Moto Z Play. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

Ki Note

Ki Cost-effectiveness
9.4
Cost-effectiveness
9.6
Cost-effectiveness
9
Cost-effectiveness
Design & Materials
8.5
7.7
7.6
Performance & Hardware
9.4
9.3
8.1
Camera
9.3
9.6
8.6
Connectivity
8.5
8.3
9.5
Battery
5.7
8.7
8.7

Basics

Brand

Aliases
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Motorola Moto Z Force
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Presentation

Unveiled
June 2016, 2 years ago
June 2016, 2 years ago
September 2016, 1 year ago
State
On Sale
On Sale
On Sale

Design & Materials

Structure

Size
75.3 mm
153.3 mm
5.2 mm
75.8 mm
155.9 mm
7.0 mm
76.4 mm
156.4 mm
7.0 mm
Weight
136 g
163 g
165 g
Usable surface
72 %
70 %
69 %
Materials
Aluminium alloy
Aluminium alloy
Aluminium alloy, Glass
Resistance
-
-
-
Colors
Black

Gold
Black

Gold
Black

White

Screen

Diagonal
5.5"
5.5"
5.5"
Type
Amoled
Amoled
Amoled
Resolution
1440 x 2560 px
1440 x 2560 px
1080 x 1920 px
Density
534 Pixels per inch
534 Pixels per inch
401 Pixels per inch
Others
  • Capacitive
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Multi-touch
  • Physical buttons
  • Scratch resistant
  • Capacitive
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Multi-touch
  • Scratch resistant
  • ShatterShield
  • Capacitive
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Multi-touch
  • Physical buttons
  • Scratch resistant

Prototypes






Prototypes
Moto Z Force
Print 3D Model
Moto Z Play
Print 3D Model

Photos

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 2.2GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 2.2GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
CPU
Dual cluster Kryo 2x2.2GHz + 2x1.6GHz
Dual cluster Kryo 2x2.2GHz + 2x1.6GHz
ARM Cortex-A53
Type
Quad-Core
Quad-Core
Octa-Core
Frequency
2.2 GHz
2.2 GHz
2 GHz
64 Bits
Yes
Yes
Yes

Graphics

GPU
Adreno 530 624MHz
Adreno 530 624MHz
Qualcomm Adreno 506

RAM

RAM
4 GB
4 GB
3 GB

Antutu

Score
147.742
Antutu v7, Overall performance better than 93% of devices
131.500
Overall performance better than 91% of devices
59.600
Overall performance better than 75% of devices

Storage

Capacity
32 GB
Capacity with the OS (depends on the brand and ROM version): 25-30.8 GB
64 GB
Capacity with the OS (depends on the brand and ROM version): 57-62.8 GB
32 GB
Capacity with the OS (depends on the brand and ROM version): 25-30.8 GB
SD Slot
Yes
Independent SD slot
Yes
Independent SD slot
Yes
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint
Yes, on the front
Yes, on the front
Yes, on the front

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Light sensor
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Light sensor
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Light sensor
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity

Others

Notifications LED
No
No
No

Camera

Main

Resolution
13 Mpx
21.2 Mpx
16 Mpx
Pixel size
1.127 µm
1.127 µm
1.314 µm
Sensor
Sony IMX214 Exmor RS
Sony IMX230 Exmor RS
Omnivision OV16860
Type
CMOS BSI
CMOS BSI
CMOS
Aperture
f/1.8
f/1.8
f/2.0
Flash
Dual LED
Dual LED
Dual LED
Features
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital zoom
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Front Flash
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Panorama
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital zoom
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Panorama
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital zoom
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Front Flash
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Panorama
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
Slow Motion Video
Yes
120.0 fps
No
30.0 fps
No
30.0 fps
Optical Stabilisation
Yes
Yes
No

Selfie

Resolution
5 Mpx
5 Mpx
5 Mpx

Connectivity

Networks

2G
  • CDMA B5 (850)
  • CDMA BC1 (1900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • CDMA B5 (850)
  • CDMA BC1 (1900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • CDMA B5 (850)
  • CDMA BC1 (1900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B13 (700)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B13 (700)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B12 (700)
  • B19 (800)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B28 (700)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM
Single Sim
Single Sim
Single Sim
Type
Nano SIM
Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth

Version
Bluetooth 4.1 LE Low energy consumption
Bluetooth 4.1 LE Low energy consumption
Bluetooth 4.1 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)

Navigation

Navigation
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

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American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

0.910 W/Kg on head
1.140 W/Kg on body
0.780 W/Kg on head
1.140 W/Kg on body
0.910 W/Kg on head
1.140 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • NFC
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • NFC
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • Audio Jack
  • Computer sync
  • NFC
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.

Battery

Capacity
2600 mAh
3500 mAh
3510 mAh
Type
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Others
Fast Charging
Non-removable
Fast Charging
Non-removable
Fast Charging
Non-removable

Software

Operating System
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

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