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Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1) vs Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto G8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy A40 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A40 XMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)07Points
Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
6.3"
IPS

1080x2280

48
MP

25mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
08PointsSamsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)Compare Motorola Moto G8 Plus X
Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
5.9"
AMOLED

1080x2340

16
MP

25mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3100
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)

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 G8 Plus (XT2019-1)7 Advantages Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)vsGalaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)8 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core29%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+6.3"7%
Larger screen
vs5.9"
+(triple camera) 48MP + 16MP + 5MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 16MP + 5MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+4000 mAh29%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3100 mAh
+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
188 grams (6.58 ounces)vs+140 grams (4.9 ounces)34%
Lighter
9.09 millimeters (0.36 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)15%
Thinner
LTPS IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1080x2280 pixelsvs+1080x2340 pixels3%
Higher resolution screen
400 PPIvs+437 PPI9%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

38 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X
64GB (49GB available)
eMMC 5.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Plastic body, glass front
16 million
LED flash
+31 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 G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
ModelMoto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
Other model namesLenovo Moto G8 Plus XT2019, Motorola TrinketGalaxy A40 SM-A405FN/Dual-Sim
Country or region available(Europe)(Global, International)India
(Europe), (Global, International), India
(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
BrandMotorolaSamsung
Release dateOctober, 2019April, 2019
Depth9.09 millimeters (0.36 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)75.83 x 158.35 millimeters (2.99 x 6.23 in)69.2 x 144.4 millimeters (2.72 x 5.69 in)
Weight188 grams (6.58 ounces)140 grams (4.9 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 G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SM6125 (11nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 610ARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (49GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (49GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
Display typeLTPS IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.3" inches5.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2280 pixels (19:9)1080x2340 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)400 PPI437 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/100 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat13/5 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
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 G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
48 megapixels
16MP ultrawidef/2.22.0um14mm117°
5MP depthf/2.21.12um
(dual camera)
16 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.213mmFF
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusPDAF: 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 G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
Front camera (secondary)25 megapixels25 megapixels
Front camera resolution5760x4320 pixels5760x4320 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size0.9µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Cosmic Blue, Crystal Pink
- Silicone case included
- Dolby sound
- Dedicated action cam
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Coral
- 19.5:9 display ratio FHD+
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3100 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy2040 minutes | 34 hours | 1.4 days1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 day
Standby19680 minutes | 328 hours | 13.7 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.49W/kg (head) | 1.34W/kg (body)
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