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- High screen-to-body ratio (77.92 %)
- Supports wireless charging
- Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)
Motorola Moto Z3 is essentially identical to the mid-range Moto Z3 Play, but exclusive for Verizon Wireless. The only and siginificant difference is under the hood – Z3 is powered by Snapdragon 835 SOC.
- Display size:
- Pixel density:
Pixel density – The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.
Technology – There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes.
Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed.
Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.
- Screen-to-body ratio:
Screen-to-body ratio – Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.
- Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
- Aperture size:
Aperture size – The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.
- Pixel size:
Pixel size – The size of an individual pixel on a camera’s sensor. The bigger, the better.
- Hardware Features:
- Second camera (12-megapixel), Autofocus (Laser, Phase detection)
- Video recording:
- 3840×2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920×1080 (1080p HD), 1280×720 (720p HD)
- Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
- 6.16 x 3.01 x 0.27 inches (156.5 x 76.5 x 6.75 mm)
the average is 5.9 oz (169 g)
5.50 oz (156 g)
- 5.50 oz (156 g)
- Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum
Biometrics – Features and sensors that replace a traditional PIN or password as means of identification when unlocking your device.
- Facial recognition, Fingerprint (touch)
- System chip:
System chip – Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Processor – The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.
- Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
GPU – The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.
Memory – System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.
- Internal storage:
Internal storage – Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.
- Storage expansion:
Storage expansion – Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.
Capacity – The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer’s unique usage pattern.
- Fast Charging:
- Wireless charging:
Wireless charging – Allows the device to charge wirelessly when placed on a compatible wireless charging pad or stand. While convenient, wireless charging is usually slower than traditional wired charging.
- Talk time:
the average is 20 h (1223 min)
- 24.00 hours
- Stand-by time:
the average is 21 days (495 h)
12.5 days (299 hours)
- 12.5 days (299 hours)
- Music playback:
- Video playback:
CDMA – Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.
- 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
- LTE (FDD):
- Bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28
- LTE (TDD):
- LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
- SIM type:
- 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
- Mobile hotspot:
Mobile hotspot – Turns your phone into a Wi-Fi access point to which other Wi-Fi-capable devices can connect. These devices can then access the internet via your phone’s data connectivity.
Location – This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS.
GPS – This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather.
A-GPS – A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.
- GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
- NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
- Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
- Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration
- Other features:
- Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
- TurboPower charger, USB-C cable, headset adapter, guides
- MSRP price:
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