Motorola One Vision VS Samsung Galaxy M40: Two phones with hole-punch display, which one to buy?

It's the battle between Snapdragon 675 in the Galaxy M40 vs Samsung's own Exynos 9609 in the Motorola One Vision ????

Phone Details & Quick Specs

Rank : 

₹ 19,999 on
Our Score
Out of 100

2.2 GHz Octa-core Exynos 9609


Android 9.0 Pie

6.3 inches, FHD+

Hybrid Dual SIM

48,5MP + 25MP

3,500 mAh

128 GB Internal

256 GB microSD

Fingerprint, Face Unlock, 15W Charge


Rank : 

₹ 16,999 on
Our Score
Out of 100

2.0 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 675


Android 9.0 Pie

6.3 inches (FHD)

Dual Sim

32,8,5MP + 16MP

3,500 mAh

128 GB Internal

512 GB microSD

Fingerprint, Face Unlock, 15W Charging

Based on our Scores
It has around 25% better Performance
Rear Camera
It has around 1% better Rear Camera quality
Front Camera
It has around 8% better Front Camera quality
It has around 5% better Design
Almost similar Display quality
Almost similar Display quality
Almost similar Battery backup
Almost similar Battery backup
It has around 4% more Features
Almost similar Connectivity options
Almost similar Connectivity options
Value for Money
Almost similar Value for Money
Almost similar Value for Money
User Experience
Almost similar User Experience
Almost similar User Experience
Based on Specs & Facts
It has 2 GB (33%) more RAM
Screen Size
Same Screen Size
Same Screen Size
Same Internal Storage
Same Internal Storage
It has 0.8 mm (9%) Slimmer body
It is 12 grams (7%) lighter
It is 2 days younger
Heavy Users
Normal Day to Day Users
Heavy Gamers
Moderate Gamers
Camera Lovers
Selfie Lovers
Multimedia Consumption

Conclusion: Motorola One Vision vs Samsung Galaxy M40

Both the Motorola One Vision and Samsung Galaxy M40 are excellent smartphones and though the Galaxy M40 gets one point more in our scoring, there is no clear winner here and you will have to choose the one which suits your needs more. The major decision-making factors in choosing between the two phones are Design, Display, Performance, User Interface, Software updates, Selfies & Headphone jack (Galaxy M40 lacks the headphone jack) as both the phones do most of the other things very similarly.

Let’s start exploring in details starting with the design. Both the phones come with a hole punch design for the front camera but, the Samsung Galaxy M40 does it a lot better as it has a very small and less obstructive hole while the Motorola One Vision has a big thick border around the front camera hole. Not only that the Galaxy M40 has slimmer bezels around the display and it looks more beautiful from the front. However, the Motorola One Vision has a better build quality with a glass back and with its beautiful colors, it also looks more beautiful from the back.

Turning on to the display, both the phones have similar kind of display quality with, maybe Samsung having better color tone balance but the real difference is in the aspect ratio. The Motorola One Vision has a very tall 21:9 aspect ratio while the Galaxy M40 has a 19:9 aspect ratio, what this means is, watching movies and supported videos will give much better experience on the One Vision as the movies are produced in 21:9 aspect ratio. So, if you consume movies on your phone maybe you should be going with Moto. If we talk about the cameras, both the phones have a similar rear camera quality but the Motorola One Vision also includes OIS while for the selfies, the Motorola One Vision is a clear winner.

Next, when it comes to the performance, the Galaxy M40 is the clear winner with a much powerful Snapdragon 675 processor with 6 GB RAM compared to Samsung’s own Exynos 9609 with 4 GB RAM in the Motorola One Vision. Coming to the software part, the Motorola One Vision comes under Android One project with promised updates to the next two Android versions & monthly security updates while also offering a clean stock user interface with added goodies in the form of Moto Actions. On the other hand, the Galaxy M40 runs on Samsung’s new One UI, which we also rate very highly and is also a lot more customisable but Samsung is usually very slow with the updates. So, both the phones offer good UI and its your preference between Stock Android & One UI but if you are more concerned with updates, go with Motorola One Vision.

So, as you can see both the phones are better in some or the other department, and you should choose based on your priorities.

Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Motorola One Vision Samsung Galaxy M40
Manufacturer Motorola Samsung
Announced May 2019 June 2019
Released June 2019 June 2019
Build Glass back with plastic frame Plastic body
Bronze Gradient
Sapphire Gradient
Midnight Blue
Seawater Blue
Dimensions 160.1 x 71.2 x 8.7 mm 155.3 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight 180 grams 168 grams
Buttons On-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rocker On-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rocker
Screen Size 6.3 inches 6.3 inches
Display Type Bezel-less LTPS IPS LCD CinemaVision display with front camera hole Bezel-less IPS LCD Infinity O Display with front camera hole
Resolution FHD+ (2520 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels)
Pixel Density 432 pixels per inch (PPI) 409 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio 21:9 aspect ratio 19.5:9 aspect ratio
Display Area - 91.8% screen-to-body ratio
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (version unknown) Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Touchscreen Yes, Capacitive, Multitouch Yes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Processor 2.2 GHz Octa-core Exynos 9609 Processor Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold cores & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver cores), 11nm
GPU Mali-G72 MP3 Adreno 612 GPU
Internal 128 GB 128 GB
External microSD up to 256 GB microSD up to 512 GB
Operating System
OS Android 9.0 Pie  |  Android One Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface Stock Android One UI
Features Comes under ‘Android One’ program by Google with promised upgrades to Android Q and R and three years of monthly security updates;
Moto Actions: Three finger screenshot, One Button Nav, Quick capture, Fast flashlight
Rear Camera 48 MP + 5 MP dual cameras with dual LED flash 32 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP triple cameras with Single LED flash
Details 48 MP sensor: f/1.7 aperture lens, 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, Quad Pixel, output 12 MP photo
5 MP sensor (depth sensor): f/2.2 aperture lens
Burst shot, Auto HDR, Timer, ZSL, High-res zoom, Cinemagraph, Portrait mode, cutout, 360-degree Panorama, Manual mode, Active photos, Spot color, Best shot, Google Lens™ integration, Watermark Night Vision, Live filter, smart composition, portrait lighting, auto smile capture
32 MP sensor: f/1.7 aperture lens, PDAF
8 MP sensor (ultrawide): f/2.2 aperture lens, 123 degree wide angle, 1.12µm
5 MP sensor (depth sensor): f/2.2 aperture lens, Live focus
Video Recording 4K (2160p) @30fps, FHD (1080p) @60fps, FHD (1080p) @30fps, HD (720p) @30fps, Slow motion video, Timelapse video, Hyperlapse video, Youtube Live Stream 4K (2160p) @30fps, FHD (1080p) @30fps, Slow-mo @240fps, Hyperlapse
Front Camera 25 MP 16 MP
Details f/2.0 aperture lens, Quad Pixel, 0.9um, portrait mode, spot color, cinemagraph, group selfie, live filter f/2.0 aperture lens
Video Recording FHD (1080p) @30fps, HD (720p) @30fps, Slow Motion: FHD (1080p) @120fps, Slow motion video, Timelapse video, Hyperlapse video, Youtube Live Stream FHD (1080p) @30fps
SIM Dual SIM (hybrid slots) Dual SIM (hybrid slots)
SIM Size Nano SIM Nano SIM
Capacity 3500 mAh Li-Po battery 3500 mAh Li-Po battery
Fast Charging Yes, 15W TurboPower charging (up to 7 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging) Yes, 15W fast charging
Wireless Charging No No
Removable Battery No No
Security and Sensors
Security Fingerprint Scanner, Face unlock Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock
Sensors Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light sensor, Magnetometer, Gyroscope Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Virtual Light Sensing
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, EDR + BLE v5.0
Location GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, Galileo GPS, Glonass, Beidou
USB Type USB Type-C USB Type-C
FM Radio Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes
Infrared No No
Speakers Yes (bottom mounted), Dolby Audio Yes (bottom mounted), Dolby Atmos, Screen Sound Technology
3.5mm Headphone Jack Yes No
Microphone One primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation One primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Cellular Networks 2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE 2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G Bands GSM: 2/3/5/8 bands GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
3G Bands WCDMA: 1/2/5/8 bands HSDPA: 850/900/1900/2100
4G Bands LTE: 1/3/5/7/8/20/38/40/41 bands -
Speed - -
SAR Values
Head - 0.20 W/kg
Body - -
Other Features
Notification LED No No
Water Resistance IP52 Water Repellent No
In Box Contents
What's in the box? Motorola One Vision, Protective Cover, TurboPower charger, USB cable Samsung Galaxy M40, Travel Adapter, USB Cable, Ejection Pin and User Manual
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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