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Moto G4 Plus vs OnePlus 3 vs Asus ZenFone 3: specs comparison

Now that the Motorola Moto G4 Plus is officially available to pre-order in the US (before its July 12 launch), and we know how much it costs, it's a good time for us to compare the handset with two of its possible rivals: the OnePlus 3, and the Asus ZenFone 3

The Moto G4 Plus, OnePlus 3, and Asus ZenFone 3 have quite a few things in common, starting with the fact that they're made for people who don't want to spend more than $400 on a new, unlocked smartphone. All three devices offer 5.5-inch 1080p displays, fingerprint scanners, 16 MP rear cameras, and 3000 mAh batteries. All have at least some percentage of metal in their bodies, though the OnePlus 3 may be seen as the winner here, being almost entirely made out of aluminum. The OnePlus 3 also packs the most powerful processor, and the highest amount of RAM, but that's why it's the most expensive of the bunch, costing $399.

Notice that, for this comparison, we're including the best Moto G4 Plus model that you can get: the one with 64 GB of storage space and 4 GB of RAM, which can be yours for $299. The Moto G4 Plus has the advantage that it can be customized via Moto Maker, and will work on all major US carriers (including Verizon and Sprint), while the other two handsets aren't compatible with CDMA networks.

As for the Asus ZenFone 3, its advantage seems to be the low(er) price: the phone will cost just $249. While the ZenFone 3 will certainly be available in the US (just like the previous ZenFone series), we don't know exactly when it's supposed to land here. But we can tell you that it's going to be released in Taiwan (Asus' home country) on July 12, so perhaps it will hit shelves across the US soon after that.

Considering their prices, design, and features, which of these three Android Marshmallow smartphones would you rather get? 

Motorola Moto G4 Plus vs OnePlus 3 vs Asus ZenFone 3


DESIGN
OSAndroid (6.0)Android (6.0), Oxygen UIAndroid
Dimensions6.02 x 3.02 x 0.39 inches (153 x 76.6 x 9.8 mm)6.01 x 2.94 x 0.29 inches (152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm)6.01 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (152.59 x 77.38 x 7.69 mm)
Weight5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
5.57 oz (158 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
MaterialsMain body: plastic; Accents: metalMain body: aluminumMain body: glass; Accents: aluminum
FeaturesFingerprint (touch)Fingerprint (touch)Fingerprint (touch), Soft keys
RuggedSplash resistant
DISPLAY
Physical size5.5 inches5.5 inches5.5 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density
401 ppi401 ppi401 ppi
Technology
Super AMOLEDSuper IPS+ LCD
Screen-to-body ratio71.10 %73.15 %70.52 %
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
Peak brightness500 cd/m2 (nit)
CAMERA
Camera16 megapixels16 megapixels16 megapixels
FlashDual LEDLEDDual LED
Aperture sizeF2.0F2.0F2.0
Pixel size1.3 μm1.12 μm
Hardware FeaturesAutofocusOptical image stabilization, AutofocusSapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
Software FeaturesManual focus, Digital zoom, Geo taggingManual focus, RAW image capture, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingTouch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Geo tagging
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)Yes
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Video callingVideo callingTime-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Front-facing camera5 megapixels8 megapixels8 megapixels
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
HARDWARE
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Model8952MSM89968953
Processor
Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bitQuad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bitOcta-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Graphics processorAdreno 405Adreno 530Adreno 506
System memory
4.0 GB RAM (933 MHz) / LPDDR36.0 GB RAM / LPDDR44.0 GB RAM (933 MHz) / LPDDR3
Built-in storage64 GB64 GB64 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
BATTERY
Capacity3000 mAh3000 mAh3000 mAh
User replaceableYes
Quick ChargeYesYes
CELLULAR
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE800 (band 20), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
TDD LTE2300 (band 40), 2500 (band 41), 2600 (band 38) MHz
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA (unspecified), UMTSLTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA (unspecified)LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
AVAILABILITY
Scheduled release
12 Jul 2016
SHOPPING INFORMATION
MSRP price€ 399 / $ 399

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