OnePlus 6 vs Moto Z3 – Hardware, Software, Camera, Battery

We take a look at some of the standout features and how they compare against the competition.

When it comes to considering a new device within a budget, two of the most popular devices that will keep coming up is the OnePlus 6 and Moto Z3, but how do they stack up when compared against each other? We take a look at some of the standout features and how they compare against the competition.

OnePlus 6 vs. Moto Z3: Design, Display

When it comes to the display, the OnePlus 6 has a 6.28-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 2280 resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio with 402 pixels-per-inch and an 83.8% screen-to-body ratio protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The device measures 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm and weighs 177g and features a splash resistant design. The screen on the OnePlus 6 is a bezel-less design that features a notch to houses the front-facing camera and sensors.

The Moto Z3 has a 6.01-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2160 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio with 402 pixels-per-inch and a 77.9% screen-to-body ratio protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It measures 156.5 x 76.5 x 6.8 mm and weighs 156g and features a splash and dust resistant design. You’ll get slightly bigger notches on the Moto Z3 as it doesn’t have a notch.

OnePlus 6 vs. Moto Z3: Hardware, Performance

In terms of hardware, the OnePlus 6 is powered by a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) CPU and Adreno 630 GPU. You’ll get 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage or 8GB of RAM with either 128GB or 256GB of internal storage.

The Moto Z3 is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) CPU with Adreno 540 GPU. You’ll get 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage, or 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage.

OnePlus 6 vs. Moto Z3: Software

The OnePlus 6 is one of the few devices that had already got Android 9.0 Pie after being included in the Developer Preview of the new software when it was launched by Google earlier this year. As such, you can expect the OnePlus 6 to see the latest software and security updates pretty quickly after release. The Moto Z3 is planned for an upgrade to Android 9.0 Pie but currently runs Android Oreo.

OnePlus 6 vs. Moto Z3: Camera

On the camera front, the OnePlus 6 sees a dual setup with a 16-megapixel f/1.7 OIS lens paired with a 20-megapixel f/1.7 lens. The selfie camera sees a 16-megapixel sensor with a f/2.0 lens. The Moto Z3, in comparison, sees two 12-megapixel sensors, one of which is a f/2.0 lens with laser autofocus, while the other lens is a black and white sensor.

OnePlus 6 vs. Moto Z3: Battery

The OnePlus 6 is powered by a 3300mAh battery while the Moto Z3 has a smaller 3000mAh battery. The Z3 does support Moto Mods so can increase the battery capacity with the support of a battery Mod.

OnePlus 6 vs. Moto Z3: Price

The OnePlus 6 starts at ₹ 34,999 for the 64GB variant, rising to ₹ 39,999 for the 128GB model and topping out at ₹ 43,999 for the 256GB model. In comparison, the Moto Z3 is expected to launch at ₹ 25,000 next month on 30th October.

OnePlus 6 vs. Moto Z3: Verdict

While the Moto Z3 is expected to be offered at a lower price than the OnePlus 6, the bigger battery, more RAM, and better processor make the added cost for the device a worthwhile step. Unless you specifically are invested in the Moto Mod ecosystem, then the OnePlus 6 is the device that you should go for here.

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