Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Motorola Moto Z2: Which Phone Is Better?

Motorola is all set to launch its flagship smartphone, the Moto Z2. How do we know about this? The render of Moto Z2 Play has surfaced online and we did a story on it. That render gives us an idea of what the Moto Z2 will look like as Moto Z2 Play is Moto Z2-lite. However, it has to compete in the flagship smartphone space against Samsung Galaxy S8. The Galaxy S8 is one of the best-looking and performing smartphones you can buy today. Also, it has an edge over most of its competitors as it already is on sale worldwide. So, how do the two phones stack up. Well, it’s time to find out in the Samsung S8 vs Moto Z2 spec comparison.

Samsung S8 vs Moto Z2 - Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung S8 vs Moto Z2 Comparison


Samsung Galaxy S8 Price Rs 57,900
Motorola Moto Z2 Price (expected) Rs 52,000

Do note one caveat in each phone’s case. The Samsung S8 has an MRP of Rs 62,600. So, expect the prices to climb up soon. In the case of Moto Z2, the phone is nort yet out. However, the S8’s price is a bit on the higher side when you compare it against the LG G6 too. So, in terms of price, we don’t think the S8 will win this round of Samsung S8 vs Moto Z2 comparison. We may be wrong too, but only time will tell.

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Specifications Samsung Galaxy S8 Motorola Moto Z2
Processor 2.3GHz octa-core 64-bit Exynos 8895 2.4GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Internal Storage 64GB (expandable up to 256GB) 64GB (expandable up to 2TB)
Display 5.8-inch Quad HD (2960x1440p) resolution, Super AMOLED, 18.5:9 aspect ratio 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p) resolution, AMOLED, 16:9 aspect ratio
OS Android 7.0 Nougat with TouchWiz UI Stock Android 7.0 Nougat
Primary (rear) Camera 12-megapixel with flash Dual, 13-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 8-megapixel 8-megapixel
Battery 3000mAh with Fast Charging and Wireless Charging 3000mAh with Turbo Charging
Dual SIM Yes Yes

Going by the spec sheet, both phones have great hardware. However, differences start arising when you compare the OS. The Moto Z2 rfuns stock Android 7.0 Nougat while the Galaxy S8 runs a forked version of the same. In terms of longevity and software update releases, the Moto Z2 will have an edge over Galaxy S8. Also, while the Moto Z2 does not have wireless charging, it has dual rear cameras for photography. In the end, the Moto Z2 scores a close win in this round of Samsung S8 vs Moto Z2 comparison.

Also Read: Samsung S8 vs iPhone 7


Samsung Galaxy S8 Motorola Moto Z2
Glass -metal construction Metal construction
18.5:9 screen aspect ratio Moto Mods support
Iris Scanner Dual rear cameras
Facial recognition Stock Android OS
Wireless Charging Gesture Control

The above list has highlight features of both phones. However, there are many more features that you get in either phone. In the end, it is all about your preferences. If you like the Galaxy S8, chances are you will be ready for all compromises it requires of you. If you like the Moto Z2, the Samsung S8 won’t stand a chance. So, this round of Samsung S8 vs Moto Z2 is a tie.

Samsung S8 vs Moto Z2 - Motorola Moto Z2

This is the Moto Z2 Play. The Moto Z2 should look similar to this. Image courtesy TechnoBuffalo

Samsung S8 vs Moto Z2 – Conclusion

Just like we said, fans of either phone will not pick the competing device. That said, you can buy the Samsung S8 right now. However, you will have to wait for the Moto Z2’s India launch. So, in the end, Samsung S8 wins this Samsung S8 vs Moto Z2 comparison purely on the basis of availability. Expect this comparison to be updated once the Moto Z2 comes to India.

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