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Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1) vs Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto E5 Play vs Samsung Galaxy A40s phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A40s XMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)05Points
Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
5.2"
IPS

720x1280

8
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

vs
22PointsSamsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)Compare Motorola Moto E5 Play X
Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
6.4"
AMOLED

720x1560

13
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)5 Advantages Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)vsGalaxy A40s (SM-A3050)22 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
+150 grams (5.25 ounces)16%
Lighter
vs174 grams (6.09 ounces)
+282 PPI5%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs268 PPI
+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs+1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core57%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+6GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (10GB available)vs+64GB (47GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)6%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
720x1280 pixelsvs+720x1560 pixels22%
Higher resolution screen
5.2"vs+6.4"23%
Larger screen
(back) 8MPvs+(triple camera) 13MP + 5MP + 5MP185%
Higher resolution main camera
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.9 (aperture)5%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 16MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 8.0 Oreovs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2800 mAhvs+5000 mAh79%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
10Wvs+15W50%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

25 Common items in both devices
eMMC 5.1
Plastic body, glass front
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
+18 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
ModelMoto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
Other model namesBoost Mobile Moto E5 Play XT1921, Lenovo Moto E5 PlayGalaxy A40s SM-A3050ZKFC (64GB + 6GB RAM), Galaxy M30
Country or region availableCanadaUSA
Canada, USA
ChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
BrandMotorolaSamsung
Release dateMay, 2018March, 2019
Depth9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)74 x 151 millimeters (2.91 x 5.94 in)75.1 x 159 millimeters (2.96 x 6.26 in)
Weight150 grams (5.25 ounces)174 grams (6.09 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Not supported
System (OS)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 10
HardwareMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)
CPU processor1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 308 500MhzARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM memory2GB LPDDR36GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (47GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.2" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~66.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels720x1560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)282 PPI268 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps600/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 700/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,25,26,29,30,66)
TD-LTE 2500/2600 (Bands 38,41)
LTE Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels(triple camera)
13 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.212mm
5MP depthf/2.2
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flash on both camerasLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashLEDNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Dark lake, Flash gray
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Blue, Gold
- 19.5:9 display ratio FHD+
- Dolby Atmos sound
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
GK40
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2800 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 dayfeature not registered
Standby17280 minutes | 288 hours | 12 days25020 minutes | 417 hours | 17.4 days
Radiation rateMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.35W/kg (head) | 1.23W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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