“Both the One Vision and Galaxy M40 are the most affordable smartphones with punch-hole displays. Let’s see how they stack against each other”

Motorola has officially launched the Motorola One Vision (first impressions) smartphone in India. The phone was first launched in Brazil last month, and is the first from the company to feature a punch-hole display. It is also the first Motorola phone to use a Samsung Exynos chipset. The One Vision is part of the ‘Make In India’ program, which means that all of the components will be manufactured in the country. But it isn’t the only phone with a punch-hole display and as such, goes directly against Samsung’s Galaxy M40 (review). Considering both are priced similarly, it’s important to pit them against each other to see which one comes out on top. Let’s begin. 

Motorola One Vision vs Samsung Galaxy M40 price in India

As mentioned above, the Motorola One Vision is priced almost the same as the Galaxy M40. It is available in a solo variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage, priced at Rs 19,999. You will be able to purchase it from Flipkart starting June 27th. The phone will be available in Bronze or Sapphire hues. 


On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy M40 is also priced at Rs 19,990 for the lone variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. You can purchase the phone in either Seawater Blue or Midnight Blue colours. 

Motorola One Vision vs Samsung Galaxy M40 specifications

Both the One Vision and Galaxy M40 feature a 6.3-inch display with FHD+ resolution and punch-hole on the top-left corner. The Motorola phone has a taller 21:9 aspect ratio compared to the 19.5:9 ratio on the Samsung device. Both feature a fingerprint scanner mounted on the back, alongside a vertical camera setup. Design-wise, Samsung’s offering looks a little better thanks to thinner bezels on the front. 

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Internally, the Motorola One Vision packs the octa-core Exynos 9609 processor made by Samsung. This is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy M40 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, which is paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Both devices come with a microSD card slot, allowing customers to add extra storage up to 512GB. It’s apparent that the M40 gets an edge in the performance department. 

Samsung Galaxy M40
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For imaging, the Galaxy M40 has a triple rear camera setup, whereas the Motorola One Vision gets dual sensors at the back. The former has a primary 32-megapixel sensor, which is coupled with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a third 5-megapixel depth sensor. Selfies are taken care of by a 16-megapixel sensor. In contrast, you get a primary 48-megapixel sensor, which is paired with a 5-megapixel depth unit on the One Vision. For selfies, a 25-megapixel sensor is available up front. While the Motorola phone might seem to be more powerful with regards to the resolution, it’s worth noting that it’s utilising Samsung’s GM1 sensor, and hence can actually output images with 12MP resolution only. Moreover, if you’re looking for versatility, then the Galaxy M40 wins this round.  


Motorola has provided a Night Vision mode that will use AI to click sharper and brighter photos in the dark. Samsung ‘s software also gets some cool features such as Super slow motion. Both phones run Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. The Samsung device gets the new OneUI, whereas Motorola One Vision will run stock Android. You also get Digital Wellbeing and the Google Assistant on both devices.

Both smartphones feature a 3,500mAh battery with support for fast charging. Motorola claims that its TurboCharge feature can provide up to seven hours of charge in just 15 minutes. The One Vision also has a 3.5mm headphone socket, which Samsung has given a miss.  

Closing thoughts 

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Both the phones are pretty similar when it comes to the hardware, display, and even battery. If you prefer stock Android over OneUI, then the Motorola One Vision is the one to go for. For those looking for versatile camera capabilities or slightly better performance, the Samsung Galaxy M40 is a clear choice.