Motorola Moto G6 Play vs Samsung Galaxy A40

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.9 inches

Resolution

720 x 1440 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Pixel density

282 ppi
437 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

74.77 %
85.73 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 MSM8920
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885

Processor

Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 308
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

3 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
3100 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging

Motorola TurboPower
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
 

Features

Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Second camera

 
5 megapixels

Features

 
Ultra-wide

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
25 megapixels

Features

Flash
 

Design

Dimensions

6.12 x 2.84 x 0.36 inches (155.4 x 72.2 x 9.1 mm)
5.69 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches (144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

6.35 oz (180 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
4.94 oz (140 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Splash
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Gray, Blue
Black, Coral, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Mass storage device

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other

ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Shopping information

In The Box

Case, Charger, USB cable, SIM removal tool
 
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