Nubia Z50 vs Motorola Moto X40: The Nubia Z50 and Motorola Moto X40 are the cheapest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phones of the year. But aside from being the cheapest most powerful phones of the year, both phones have other impressive features. So, between the Nubia Z50 and Motorola X40, which is better?
The Motorola Moto X40 is better than the Nubia Z50 but the Nubia Z50 is about $70 cheaper than the Moto X40. In this Nubia Z50 vs Motorola X40 specs comparison, we’ll be comparing the specs of both smartphones and in the end, show you the PROS and CONS. This will help you decide which of these two phones you should buy.
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Nubia Z50 vs Motorola Moto X40
|Specs||Nubia Z50||Moto X40|
|Display||6.67-inches, 144Hz||6.7-inches, 165Hz|
|Display Features||AMOLED, HDR10+||OLED, HDR10+|
|RAM||up to 12GB||up to 12GB|
|Storage||up to 512GB||up to 512GB|
|Back Camera||64MP + 50MP||50MP + 50MP + 12MP|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2|
|Software||Android 13||Android 13|
|Battery||5,000mAh (80W)||4,600mAh (125W)|
|Water & DustProof||YES (Unspecified)||YES (IP68)|
Nubia Z50 vs Moto X40: Display, Design, and Durability
The Motorola Moto X40 has a 6.7-inch OLED display that supports HDR10+ and 165Hz refresh rate while the Nubia Z50 has a slightly smaller 6.67-inch AMOLED display that supports HDR10+ and 144Hz refresh rate. Both smartphones have slightly curved screens with a punch hole on the top center of the screens.
On the rear, both smartphones also look very different. The Moto X40 has a small square camera module on the back panel while the Nubia Z50 has a rectangular rear camera module. The pictures above best describe the difference in design between the Nubia Z50 and Moto X40.
As for durability, both phones are made of the same materials but only the Motorola Moto X40 is certified to be IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins). The display of both phones is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. The Motorola Moto X40 weighs about 199 grams (7.02 oz) which makes it a little heavier than the Nubia Z50 which weighs about 197 grams or 199 grams (6.95 oz).
The volume and power buttons are located on the right side of the frame on both phones. There are no microSD card slots and 3.5mm headphone jack ports on both phones. But both phones have stereo speakers, a microphone, and a USB Type-C port.
Nubia Z50 vs Motorola Moto X40: Camera
|Camera||Nubia Z50||Moto X40|
The Motorola X40 has more camera sensors than the Nubia Z50. The Motorola Moto X40 has a 50-megapixel OIS main camera while the Nubia Z50 has a 64MP OIS main camera. The main camera of the Moto X40 takes sharper and clearer photos than the main camera of the Nubia Z50.
The Motorola Moto X40 has a 12MP telephoto lens that can do 2x optical zoom while the Nubia Z50 has no telephoto lens. Both smartphones have a 50-megapixel ultra-wide camera that has an AutoFocus feature. On the front, the Motorola X40 has a 60-megapixel camera while the Nubia Z50 has a 16-megapixel camera.
The Moto X40 can record 4K videos using its back and front cameras while the Nubia Z50 can only record 4K videos using its rear camera. Although the Nubia Z50 is a good camera phone, the Moto X40 has more and better camera sensors. So, overall, the Motorola Moto X40 is a better camera phone than the Nubia Z50.
Nubia Z50 vs Moto X40: Chipset, Performance & Storage
The performance of the Motorola Moto X40 and Nubia Z50 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and this means that the performance of both smartphones is very similar. This is because both smartphones have the same CPU cores and GPU. Also, the ISP, AI engine, 5G MODEM, RAM and Storage technology, etc on both smartphones are the same. We already wrote about the full details of this chipset, you can read about it here.
The storage options available on both smartphones are different. The storage options available in the Motorola Moto X40 are 8GB + 128GB, 12GB + 256GB, and 12GB + 512GB storage while the storage options available in the Nubia Z50 are 8GB RAM + 128GB, 8GB RAM + 256GB, 12GB RAM + 256GB, and 12GB RAM + 512GB storage. None of these phones have space for storage expansion via a microSD card slot.
Nubia Z50 vs Motorola X40: Software
The Motorola X40 boots MYUI 5.0 based on Android 13 out of the box while the Nubia Z50 boots MyOS 13 based on Android 13 out of the box. Both smartphones will get up to three years of software updates. The UI, icons, settings, navigation, etc on both smartphones are different.
Nubia Z50 vs Motorola X40: Battery & Charging Features
The Motorola X40 is powered by a 4,600mAh battery while the Nubia Z50 is powered by a 5,000mAh battery. The Nubia Z50 supports 80W wired fast charging but no wireless charging while the Motorola X40 supports 125W wired fast charging and 15W wireless fast charging.
Nubia Z50 vs Motorola Moto X40: Price
The starting price of the Motorola Moto X40 (8 + 128GB) is about $599 which is about $70 more expensive than the $529 starting price of the Nubia Z50 (8GB + 128GB). So, between the Motorola Moto X40 and Nubia Z50 which is better? See the conclusion of this Nubia Z50 vs Moto X40 comparison below for the answer.
|Buy on Giztop||$529.00|
|Buy on Giztop||$599.00|
Nubia Z50 vs Motorola Moto X40: Conclusion
The Motorola Moto X40 is better than the Nubia Z50 in many ways. The Motorola Moto X40 has more camera sensors, a better front camera, a smoother refresh rate, wireless charging, and water and dustproof. The only advantages the Nubia Z50 has over the Moto X40 are its big battery and cheap price tag. If you have the money, buy the Motorola Moto X40 but if you’re on a tight budget then buy the Nubia Z50.
Nubia Z50 vs Moto X40: PROS and CONS
- The Moto X40 and Nubia Z50 have great performance
- Moto X40 has more camera sensors and features than the Nubia Z50
- Nubia Z50 has a bigger battery than the Moto X40
- Moto X40 has faster wired and wireless charging but the Nubia Z50 does not have wireless charging
- Moto X40 has a 165Hz refresh rate while the Nubia Z50 has 144Hz
- Both smartphones have a good audio quality
- Both smartphones have 5G network connectivity
- Both phones do not have a microSD card slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack port