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Motorola Moto E40 - Battery Performance Score

Updated: Jun 27, 2022


Battery Capacity mAh: 5000


First Entry Tier Smartphone with 90Hz Display

Smartphone Battery Performance Overall Score: 32/100

Entry Tier Ranking: Ranking #11


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We take a look at the main features as well as the battery performance. Our test results have been translated into ViserMark Labels designed to help you make an informed decision when selecting a smartphone.


Smartphone Battery Performance Score and Battery Performance Results

Smartphone Battery Performance Overall Score: 32/100

As a new smartphone to the Entry Tier, Motorola has introduced the Motorola Moto E40 to attract your attention by offering a 90Hz display. With a battery capacity of 5000mAh and a triple set-up camera, how does this smartphone perform within the Entry Tier?

Being priced at just under 140 Euros as an inexpensive smartphone. It is protected against dust and splash water according to IP52, therefore is a study device. The Motorola Moto E40 achieved a low battery performance score, reaching a score under 40 shared with another 4 smartphones, only 1 other being from the Entry Tier.

All the Battery Performance Scores can be seen in the Smartphone Ranking 2021 table.

Being ranked #11 in the Entry Tier Ranking table, the Motorola Moto E40 is less competitive than other smartphones within the ranking.

Looking at the Entry Tier table below showing the performance score of smartphones tested, the Motorola Moto E40 is the first one for 2022. Although not able to compete with other leading smartphones with scores exceeding the 60s in this Entry Tier, the Motorola Moto E40 does have a lower capacity of 5000mAh compared to 6000mAh as used by them. As displayed within the table below:


Battery Performance Testing and Review - October 2021


Product - Good Points

  • The Motorola Moto E40 has been designed as a low-cost smartphone packed with features offering one of the first smartphones within the Entry Tier with a high refresh rate screen

  • The device has protected against dust and water according to IP52

  • Good battery capacity and offers 4 GB sufficient for a less demanding everyday usage

  • This device is fitted with 2 SIMs and a microSD card can be inserted

  • The Motorola Moto E40 has a fingerprint sensor and Google Assistant is available.

  • The camera gives a good sharpness to pictures for an inexpensive smartphone

  • The Motorola Moto E40 offers a 90Hz display that Samsung or Xiaomi lack in the Entry Tier range of smartphones

Product - Be Aware of Points

  • No 5G option available, good connectivity to 4G

  • No NFC is available, like other smartphones within the same Entry Tier

  • No wide-angle camera

  • 3 hours are required to charge the battery to full

  • 10 Watt charging


Product Features and Specification

Release Date October 2021


6.50-inch LCD, 720 x 1600 pixels


UNISOC Tangula



Main Camera


2MP macro

2MP depth

Selfie Camera



5000mAh with 10 Watt Charging


Loudspeaker, Headphone Jack

Dimensions and Weight

165.1 x 75.7 x 9.1mm and 198g

Colours Available

Carbon Gray, Pink Clay


Let’s have a look at the review by ViserMark based on the results during testing.

You can find the full results of our battery performance testing below:

Overall Battery Performance

Being powered by the Unisoc processor, the Motorola Moto E40 performs well as a low-cost smartphone. In our testing, this device achieved the following test results:

Battery Performance Score – 32 out of 100

The overall Battery Performance Score is now a global score taking calculations from Battery Life, Power Efficiency and Charging Times.

Based on the battery performance testing results, this smartphone received a ViserMark score of 32/100. With this score, the Motorola Moto E40 is ranked #11 towards the bottom of the Entry Tier table.


BATTERY LIFE - Days of Use

Based on the ViserMark test protocol, the Motorola Moto E40 achieved a score of 1.5 days.

The Average Day of Use ViserMark score of an Entry Tier smartphone is “2.2” Day of Use which places the Motorola Moto E40 below the average and gains a ranking of #90 for the overall smartphone Day of Usage score.

The best smartphones have a lifespan of 4 days as shown in the table below. You can see that there is a range of manufacturers trying to achieve the Wiko Power U20 4 Days of Usage - it remains ranked #1.

The Motorola Moto E40 joins many Entry Tier smartphones that have managed to reach 1.5 Days of Usage and joins a very competitive area of the Entry Tier, as highlighted below.

This device offers a reliable battery life, although there are more powerful alternatives


CHARGING TIME – Hours and Minutes

CHARGING TIME - Hours and Minutes

The charging time to 100% was 3 hours and 7 minutes, 10W charging.

The Motorola Moto E40 takes some time to power up to the full battery, exceeding 3 hours, and matches the charging time for the Realme 7i. However, the Oppo A5 and Xiaomi Redmi 9 both have slightly longer charging times.

To see the charging times of all the smartphones tested so far, please view the Charge Times Ranking table.

From the table shown below, all the Entry Tier smartphones take longer to charge. Within the Entry Tier range, the average charging time is 1 hour 46 minutes. It is interesting to see that the previous Motorola device, the G30 is also below the average charging time.

However, improvements have been made within the G7 and G8 series, with considerable faster charging times, as the table shows below. Currently, the Motorola Moto G7 has the fastest charging time within the Entry Tier.



There are several power-efficient processors, within today's smartphones, that can cope with the growing number of new applications and can support high-resolution displays without compromising battery life.

Power Efficiency is calculated using Battery Life and Battery Capacity. This is expressed in “Leaves", reflecting a rating between 1 being the least and 5 being the most power-efficient.

The Motorola Moto E40 obtained an overall Power Efficiency Score of 0.5


Should I buy It?

In conclusion, the Motorola Moto E40 is an appealing low-cost smartphone. Although it has many good features like the IP52 protection, and large battery capacity there are some major ones missing such as NFC.


Extra Insights

Q: Does the Motorola Moto E40 support 5G?

A: No, it does not

Q: Does the Motorola Moto E40 have a headphone jack?

Q: Does the Motorola Moto E40 support wireless charging?

Q: Does the Motorola Moto E40 have dual-SIM capabilities?

Q: What storage variants is the Motorola Moto E40 available in?

Q: Does the Motorola Moto E40 have stereo speakers?

Q: Does the Motorola Moto E40 have a microSD card slot?


ViserMark tests are performed with the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency powered and automated by SmartViser’s test automation solution viSer. The automation test includes a variety of user actions from calls to social media and periods of standby times.


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