Moto One Vision vs Galaxy M40: Finding The Best Punch-Hole Display Smartphone

Motorola has unveiled an all new flagship smartphone in the country running on Android One program. Backed by a 48MP camera, punch-hole display and pure Android, the new Moto One Vision also packs in a unique 21:9 CinemaVision taller display, directly going against Samsung’s just-launched Galaxy M40.

Moto One Vision vs Galaxy M40: Finding The Best Punch-Hole Display Smartphone

Moto One Vision and Galaxy M40 are the only two phones in India to come with a punch-hole design technology at under 20,000 rupees.

While they have a lot in common, there’s more to compare too.

These two notch-less smartphones under 20,000 rupees now would rage up against each other. While both come with the same display design technology, there’s more to be discussed.  Here’s an in-depth strategic comparison between the upcoming Galaxy M40 and Moto One Vision.

Let’s begin.


Design & Build

The Moto One Vision is quite tall and has a sturdy built on the out. The smartphone comes in an 21:9 aspect ratio display with a hole-punch display design. The unique 21:9 CinemaVision display has a wider length than traditional 19:9 screens, and the tall is easily noticeable.

In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy M40 carries on with the same body and build from its predecessor, Galaxy M30, a high quality polycarbonate built with gradient colour schemes.

Both Moto One Vision and Galaxy M40 comes with a rear mounted fingerprint sensor offering a higher to screen to body ratio.


Motorola One Vision sports a 21:9 CinemaVision 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a punch-hole design. Similarly, Galaxy M40 will feature a 6.3-inch full-screen TFT display with 409 PPI, again without any notch to offer a little more than 91 percent screen-to-body ratio.

Both the smartphones ditched the notch, each has a different solution to offer a full-screen display. They share a similar screen resolution of 2340×1080 pixels with Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top.

They have punch-holes inside the display to put in their front camera with very thin bezels. Both have a thin chin, a bit wider on Moto One Vision comparatively.

Both have punch-hole displays, but Galaxy M40 have thin edges. Motorola One Vision, on the other hand, comes with a unique 21:9 CinemaVision taller display making it an apt choice for content consumption. The viewing experience is going to be better on One Vision, thanks to the tall display.

Hardware & Storage

Galaxy M40 is powered by the entry-flagship Snapdragon 675 chip with 6GB of RAM and Adreno 612 GPU. Based on a 11nm architecture, the Snapdragon SoC offers some top-level performance on a budget.

In comparison, the Motorola smartphone packs in a Samsung Exynos 9609 chip with four Cortex A73 performance cores and four Cortex A55 efficiency cores and 4GB of RAM.

The Snapdragon 675 is said to be closer to the previous generation flagship Snapdragon chips in terms of performance, while Exynos 9609 is a mid-range driver able to carry out day to day tasks with ease.

Both the smartphones come in a single storage variant, Moto One Vision with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage, and Samsung Galaxy M40 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Both the devices are expandable via an external microSD card.

In terms of daily performance, both Moto One Vision and Galaxy M40 can run almost all tasks and mid-end games.

There won’t be any noticeable difference in daily use given the memory-heavy apps and social media, but Snapdragon 675 will have some edge when it comes to extended gaming and extensive multitasking.

Finally, the respective UIs will play their own roles to boost up the real-world smartphone performance. Moto One Vision being an Android One smartphone have the advantage of a clean and uncluttered UI.


Motorola One Vision runs on clean stock Android 9 Pie OS out of the box, as any other Pixel device. It’s part of Google’s Android One program, so you will get two years of guaranteed software version upgrades and three years of timely Android security patches from Google.

In comparison, Samsung Galaxy M40 runs on Android 9 Pie based on company’s OneUI with multiple customisations and bloatware.

Samsung’s OneUI comes loaded with features and bloatware, while Android One will help Motorola One Vision to deliver some crisp clean performance as any other Pixel or Nokia device (under HMD Global).

Again, it’s an individual choice, so we leave it up to you, which UI would you prefer.


Galaxy M40 features a rear triple camera system additionally featuring an ultra wide-angle camera in the mix. Samsung Galaxy M40 flaunts a 32-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.7 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor with an f/2.2 aperture.

Finally M40 has a 8-megapixel tertiary an ultra-wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture and 123 degree wide angle view with AI supported features.

Motorola One Vision features a dual-rear camera setup consisting of a 48-megapixel primary quad-pixel camera with OIS support and f/1.7 aperture with a secondary 5-megapixel f/2.2 camera lens for depth sensing.

Upfront, there is a 25-megapixel quad-pixel selfie camera built into the punch hole display. Galaxy M40 features a 16MP shooter with an f/2.2 aperture inside the punch-hole.

Both the camera interfaces are quite minimal and has modes to enhance the overall photography. AI works on both to adjust to the particular lighting and adjust the filters.

The dynamic range is good, and both capture quite accurate details and produce good colours. The HDR works fine while Galaxy M40 has some edge in some areas and the ultra-wide lens is handy at times. In comparison, Moto Vision packs in a 48MP primary lens with OIS support, both missing on Galaxy M40.

In all, both do good, and use their respective lenses to take up some great shots.


Galaxy M40 and Moto One Vision both pack in a 3,500mAh battery, capable of running a whole day on a single charge and moderate usage. Again, both the smartphones support fast charging, and will ship with a 15W fast charger inside the box.

Pricing, India Availability

Galaxy M40 was launched in the country a week back in a single variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage at Rs 19,990. The smartphone will be available in two colour options: Sea Water Blue and Midnight Blue in India, exclusively online via Amazon India.

Being an M-series smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy M40 is an online exclusive model only. So, there’s no offline availability.

Motorola One Vision also comes in a single variant in India with 4GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage costing Rs 19,999. It will be available in two color options: Bronze Gradient and Sapphire Gradient via Flipkart from June 27.

CONCLUSION: Galaxy M40 vs Moto One Vision

Both Moto One Vision and Galaxy M40 share a lot in common and each pack in a good set of features backed by some flagship level specs. They both sport the new punch-hole design technology at an upper range budget-friendly price.

Currently, these are the only two phones to come with a punch-hole design technology at under 20,000 rupees, soon to be joined by Vivo Z1 Pro.

Going head to head, Galaxy M40 may have a slight edge over Moto One Vision with a better processor and an additional camera sensor, while Moto One Vision has a 21:9 Cinematic display, seamless pure Android experience and the 48MP camera with OIS support.

Both Samsung and Motorola have done a great job, and each of the two punch-hole display smartphones ticks all the boxes well. If you like the new 21:9 tall display size, it’s worth giving Moto One Vision a shot, it won’t disappoint you. Orelse, you have the Galaxy M40.

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