Moto Edge 40 Vs Samsung S21 FE 2024 Comparison!

Moto Edge 40 Vs Samsung S21 FE 2024 Comparison!

Edge 40 and S21 FE have become solid options for those seeking to buy an Android phone under the price tag of 30,000. The two phones are closely put against each other due to their design, price, performance, user experience and camera performance. So, if you are stuck between the Moto Edge 40 or Samsung S21 FE, this video is for you. Here we will review both the phones after spending 3+ months with each of them.

But first, we will quickly go through specifications and a brief review for each of them.

Moto Edge 40 Long Term Review: Premium on a Budget!

Moto Edge 40 Vs Samsung S21 FE 2024 Comparison!

Summarizing our review of The Motorola Edge 40 is a mid-range phone that builds upon what we saw from Moto last year. It has a curved 6.55 inch OLED display with a 1080p resolution and an extra fast 144hz refresh rate. The phone is powered by the mediatek dimensity 8020 chipset and has UFS 3.1 for 128GB and UFS 3.2 for the 256GB variant. The cameras are a 50 megapixel main cam with a bright F 1.4 aperture and a 13 megapixel ultrawide. The battery capacity of the edge 40 is 4400mAh and it supports 68 watt charging.

Here are some pros and cons of the Motorola Edge 40:


  • The display is smooth and bright with a 144hz refresh rate, which is great for gaming and watching videos.
  • The battery life is very good, according to the video it can last up to a day and a half on a single charge.
  • The cameras are solid, especially in low light. The main camera is a 50 megapixel sensor with a bright F 1.4 aperture, which means it can take good photos even in low-light conditions.
  • It has 256 gigs of base storage, which is plenty of storage for most people. It also has IP68 waterproofing and wireless charging, which are both nice features to have. The phone has USB 2.0 for data transfers.


  • The phone is not expandable to MicroSD, so you won’t be able to add more storage if you need it.
  • The thermal management isn’t too bad, but there was some throttling during a prolonged stress test in the video. This means that the phone may slow down if you use it for very demanding tasks for a long period of time.
  • The ultra wide camera appears to be a downgrade from the 50 megapixel sensor on the edge 30. This means that it may not take as good of photos as the ultra wide camera on the edge 30.
  • The front-facing camera does not have autofocus, so it may not take as good of selfies as some other phones.
  • It is not cheap right now, and its price tag is higher than many of its competitors.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Long Term Review: Balanced Yet Solid!

Moto Edge 40 Vs Samsung S21 FE 2024 Comparison! - S21 Fe

Our reviews of Samsung Galaxy S21 FE with Snapdragon 888 processor, comparing it to the version with the Exynos 2100 processor. Overall, the reviewer finds the Snapdragon version to be a slightly better phone, with improved performance, battery life, and camera quality. However, it is also more expensive.

Here are some pros and cons of the Motorola Edge 40:


  • Better performance: The Snapdragon 888 processor is slightly more powerful than Mediatek 8020.
  • Better camera quality: The S21 FE takes better photos and videos, with more natural-looking skin tones, improved HDR performance, and better night mode pictures.
  • More premium features: The S21 FE also has an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, wireless charging. However, the phone comes with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection, and USB Gen 3.2 speeds, which Moto Edge 40 lacks.
  • 3x telephoto camera: The Snapdragon version has a 3x telephoto camera, which is not available on the Exynos version.


  • More expensive: The Snapdragon version is about Rs 3,000-4,000 more expensive than Moto Edge 40 (differences may vary over time due to sales and offers).
  • Not a gaming phone: The Snapdragon 888 processor is not the best for gaming.
  • Slow Charging: The wired charging is limited to 25W, hence S21 FE takes 80 minutes to full charge.

Differences between Moto Edge 40 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: Which one is best for YOU?

Moto Edge 40 Vs Samsung S21 FE 2024 Comparison! - Wireless charging

Moto Edge 40 and Samsung S21 FE are very good packages. However, depending on your preferences and use cases, one phone may be a better deal for you than the other. Here are some differences which you should know before you consider Edge 40 or S21 FE:

Here is a summary comparison between Moto Edge 40 and Samsung S21 FE Snapdragon 888:


Moto Edge 40 Vs Samsung S21 FE 2024 Comparison! - back design
  • Moto Edge 40 is slimmer and lighter, feels more premium with vegan leather option.
  • Samsung S21 FE has a boxier design, feels plasticky, but offers more color options.
  • Both phones have IP68 rating and wireless charging.


Moto Edge 40 Vs Samsung S21 FE 2024 Comparison! - display comparison
  • Moto Edge 40 has a 144hz refresh rate pOLED panel, but colors are not as accurate as Samsung’s.
  • Samsung S21 FE has a 120hz refresh rate AMOLED panel, with better color accuracy and HDR tuning.
  • Samsung S21 FE display is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass with Victus protection, while Moto Edge 40 uses an unspecified Any G glass.


Moto Edge 40 Vs Samsung S21 FE 2024 Comparison! - camera
  • Moto Edge 40 takes pictures with more natural colors, but HDR tuning is not as good as Samsung’s.
  • Samsung S21 FE takes pictures with more vibrant colors, better HDR, and better portrait mode.
  • Samsung S21 FE has a 3x telephoto lens, which Moto Edge 40 does not have.
  • Samsung S21 FE takes better video with higher resolution and better stabilization.


Moto Edge 40 Vs Samsung S21 FE 2024 Comparison! - Antutu scores of Edge 40 and S21 Fe
  • Moto Edge 40 has a Dimensity 8020 processor, which is less powerful than Samsung S21 FE’s Snapdragon 888 on paper.
  • However, Moto Edge 40 provides smoother performance and better sustained performance due to better thermal efficiency.
  • Moto Edge 40 also has a longer battery life and faster charging speeds.


Moto Edge 40 Vs Samsung S21 FE 2024 Comparison! - Display
  • Moto Edge 40 runs near-stock Android with My UX on top, offering a clean and bloatware-free experience.
  • Samsung S21 FE runs One UI, which is feature-rich and offers more customization options.
  • Samsung S21 FE promises 4 years of software updates and 5 years of security updates, i.e., Android 16, while Moto Edge 40 only promises 2 years of software updates, i.e., Android 15.

So, should you consider Samsung Galaxy S21 FE or the Moto Edge 40?

Moto Edge 40 Vs Samsung S21 FE 2024 Comparison! S21 and Edge 40

If you are someone who prefers a slim and sleek design, and have no problem with the accidental touch caused by curved display with a clean Stock Android User Interface, and the camera is not on your priority list, Moto Edge 40 can be a very good option.

However, if you prioritize camera quality, display quality and display protection, One UI software features, and long-term software support and need an over all balanced phone, let’s say for yourself or for someone who is not very tech savvy, Samsung S21 FE is a very good choice.

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