OnePlus 3 vs Moto Z: Top 10 Specs Differences between SD820 powered smartphones

Two of the most anticipated smartphones of this season, the OnePlus 3 and the Moto Z got unveiled a few days back amid much excitement. On one hand, the OnePlus 3 smartphone gathers accolades for its good looks and powerful technical specifications, the specs-heavy Moto Z on the other hand caught everyone's fancy with the interesting Mods accessories.

OnePlus 3 vs Moto Z: Top 10 Specs Differences

OnePlus 3 has already got launched in India for Rs 27,999 and is available in a non-invitation, open sale model on Amazon. The Moto Z has been unveiled globally but is coming to India in September.

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If you confused between the two phones, here we compare the OnePlus 3 and Moto Z smartphones on the basis of their specifications to give you a better idea of which one has what to offer:

It is all about good looks:

The Moto Z smartphone is made from aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel, which makes it durable. The good part is that the phone measures in just 5.2mm in thickness, which also adds to its look, and makes it ultra light despite being spec-heavy. On the other hand, the OnePlus 3 also dons a metal body design with perfectly curved body.

OnePlus 3 vs Moto Z: Top 10 Specs Differences

Ergonomically, the phone looks impressive. It can easily be called the best looking OnePlus smartphone ever. Although, it is thicker than the Moto Z, the phone sits pretty comfortably on hand, doesn't feel bulky, and is easy to operate.

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Crisp display:

The Moto Z smartphone boasts a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED 1440p display that is topped with Gorilla Glass protection, whereas the OnePlus 3 flaunts a 5.5-inch AMOLED display of FHD quality with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. Moto's display has a high pixel density of 535PPI in comparison to the 401PPI of Oneplus 3's screen, making the Moto Z very impressive. However, the AMOLED screen on the OnePlus adds to the visual quality. It has a 2.5D curve screen which gives it an edge over other similarly priced phones. In terms of quality, displays on both should be immersive, crisp, offer good color saturation and great viewing angles.

OnePlus 3 vs Moto Z: Top 10 Specs Differences

Processing power:

Both the Moto Z and OnePlus 3 smartphones are powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor from Qualcomm and Adreno 530 GPU, meaning equally powerful performance. The OnePlus 3 packs in 6GB of RAM combined with 64GB of internal storage against Moto Z's 4GB RAM. The Moto Z comes in two variants - a 32GB and a 64GB internal storage one, with expandable memory support of up to 2TB using microSD card. OnePlus 3, on the other hand, lacks a microSD card slot.

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Camera frenzy:

The Moto Z features a 13 MP rear snapper paired with dual-tone LED flash, laser autofocus, OIS, and f/1.8 aperture for better low-light selfies. Up front, there is a 5 MP front-facer that has a wide-angle lens, LED flash and f/2.2 aperture. On the OnePlus 3, you get a 16MP primary camera with OIS, which was missing in the last gen OnePlus smartphones, LED flash, aperture f/2.0, PDAF, and 4K video recording. Up front, there is an 8MP camera to take care of your selfies.

OnePlus 3 vs Moto Z: Top 10 Specs Differences

Big battery with quick charging:

The Moto Z packs in a 2,600mAh battery to pump up the fuel, which is backed by the Turbo charging feature that can give the phone 8 hours of backup in just 15 minutes of charging. In comparison, OnePlus 3 has a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging feature, which should give you a day of use in one time full charge. Also, OnePlus is giving a Dash phone charger that can be used while you are in car.

OnePlus 3 vs Moto Z: Top 10 Specs Differences

Android Marshmallow:

Both phones run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, but the OnePlus has Oxygen OS skin atop Android and Moto Z gets its native customizations and features. The good part is that both UIs are light to avoid boatware issues.

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Water resistance:

As per Lenovo, the Moto Z features a water repellent nano-coating, meaning it can survive rains to an extent. OnePlus 3, on the other hand, doesn't get water or dust resistant certification.

OnePlus 3 vs Moto Z: Top 10 Specs Differences

Fingerprint scanner:

Both smartphone offer fingerprint scanner to offer better security of phone and data, by letting users unlock their smartphone using their fingers impressions.

USB Type C connectivity:

Both, the OnePlus 3 and Moto Z, offer USB Type-C reversible port connectivity option for charging the phone, and data transfer. The Type C ensures faster data transfer than microUSB. Other connectivity options are standard, including 4G, VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and more.

OnePlus 3 vs Moto Z: Top 10 Specs Differences


Moto Z comes with Mods that have the ability to transform the phone into what you like it to be! It has 16 pins at the bottom back of the device, which is used to snap on the Moto Mods modular accessories. The available Moto Mods include JBL SoundBoost, Moto Insta-Share Projector, Moto Shells, as well as instant Power Bank. OnePlus, on the other hand, offers a variety of shells to let users change the look of the OnePlus 3. You also get a Sandstone case option, as well as a Rosewood case option, to name some.

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