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HiSense U40 Lite

HiSense U40 Lite
Brand: HiSense
Category: Phones
  • Display 5.0 inch 480 x 854 pixels WVGA display
  • Camera 5 MP Back / 0.3 MP front
  • Storage 8 GB
  • RAM 1 GB
  • CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHz Spreadtrum SC7731E
  • OS Android 8.1 (Oreo; Go Edition)

Our Rating

The review rating is based on accessment of the device by experts, and opinions of trusted YouTube reviewers.

  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 8 / 10
  • Camera Quality 8 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 8 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10

HiSense U40 Lite Highlights and Overview

The HiSense U40 Lite is an entry-level smartphone for the South African market. The device mounts a 5-inches display with WVGA screen, using 480 x 854 pixels resolution. On the inside, there is a 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum/UniSoC SC7731E processor, and comes with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card.

As for the camera department,  you are getting 5-megapixel primary camera and a VGA front shooter for selfies. The phone is fueled by a 2000mAh battery and run on the Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) out of the box.

You are also getting support for Dual-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, Active 3G only network on both SIM cards. Other key specifications and silent features of the HiSense U40 Lite are detailed in the specs table below.

HiSense U40 Lite Full Specifications and Features


Technology GSM / HSPA
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 1900
Speed HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps


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Dimensions 137.6 x 71.7 x 9.7 mm
Weight 167 grams
Build Plastic
SIM Type Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)


Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches, 68.9 cm2 (~73.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~189 ppi density)


Operating System Android 8.1 (Oreo, Go Edition)
Chipset Spreadtrum/UniSoC SC7731E (32nm)
CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T830 MP1


Card Slot Yes, up to 32 GB via microSD card


Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 5-megapixel main camera
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
Video Resolution 720p@30fps


Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 0.3-megapixel
Video Resolution VGA


Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Back
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack


Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
FM Radio Yes


Battery Capacity Removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery
Wireless Charging No
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 19 hours
Stand-by Up to 400 hours


Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

HiSense U40 Lite User Reviews and Opinions

Comments 2

  1. Michael says:

    No spares in Kenya

  2. Michael says:

    Hisense u 40

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