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HiSense U40

HiSense U40
$79
Brand: HiSense
Category: Phones
  • Display 5.7-inch 480 x 960 pixels screen
  • Camera 5 MP Main/ 5 MP front
  • Storage 16 GB
  • RAM 1 GB
  • CPU Quad-core 1.4 GHz, Spreadtrum SC9832E
  • OS Android 10 (Go Edition)

Our Rating

The rating is based on the opinions of users and reliable reviewers.

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

HiSense U40 Highlights and Overview

The HiSense U40 is a pocket friendly entry level smart phone for the South African market. The device comes in a 5.7-inch TFT display with 480 x 960 pixels resolution. It runs on a quad-core UniSoC SC9832E CPU, clocked at 1.4Ghz along with Mali T820 GPU. It has 1GB of RAM and a 16GB internal storage.

At the back, the HiSense U40 has a single 5-megapixel rear placed camera sensor, featuring PDAF and a single LED flash, while selfie duties are left to a single 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The unit lack a rear placed fingerprint scanner, but you could protect the device with FaceID and other Android locks.

You are also getting support for dual Nano-SIMs with 4G LTE network, Bluetooth 4.2, a 2450mAh battery and Android 10 (Go Edition) out of the box. Other key specifications and silent features of the HiSense U40 smartphone are detailed in the specification table below.

HiSense U40 Full Specifications and Features

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 17(700), 28(700)
Speed HSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

LAUNCH

Also Known As -
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BODY

Dimensions 154.9× 75 × 9.7 mm
Weight 196 grams
Build Front glass, Plastic body
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches, 83.8 cm2 (~74.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 480 x 960 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~242 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 10 (Go Edition)
Chipset Spreadtrum UniSoC SC9832E
CPU Quad-core (4x1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU)
GPU ARM Mali T820 MP2

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 1 GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 64 GB via microSD card

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 5 MP main camera
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Flash type - Single-LED
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 5-megapixel,
Camera Features FaceID,
f/2.2 aperture
Video Resolution 480p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Placed at the back of the device
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP
NFC
GPS Yes
FM Radio Yes

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Removable Li-Po 2450 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 18 h (2G) / Up to 15 h (3G)
Stand-by Up to 250 h (2G) / Up to 500 h (3G)

OTHER FEATURES

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

HiSense U40 User Reviews and Opinions

Comments 7

  1. Sphiwe says:

    This phone does not deliver on its promise in term of the dual sim network. My second sim does not get 4G or LTE connections. I use Telkom for the second sim and when I use it on another phone it works perfectly. I have tried everything to try and make it work but nothing. I’ve tried changing the sittings, APN settings, restarting the phone, factory settings, took it to the Telkom store and nothing works. This is to bad because I now have data I can’t use and my money is gone forever for what I thought would be a great opportunity to enjoy a “smartphone with dual sim capabilities”.

    • cjforlifebaby says:

      Well check if you phone telkom or Vodacom or cell c or MTN6

  2. Simbongile Makanda says:

    Been trying to use the second slot, but it does not register my Sim, and I’m using Vodacom on my second SIM card Slot. My second sim does not get 4G or LTE connections. I use Telkom for the second sim and when I use it on another phone it works perfectly. I have tried everything to try and make it work but nothing. I’ve tried changing the sittings, restarting the phone and even doing factory reset. Nothing.

    • Phumulani Mkhize says:

      Me too, same situation, My second sim does not get 4G or LTE connections, I also use Telkom for the second sim. It shows E on the network icon

  3. FREDERIK FLEMING says:

    I HAVE HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE IN THE SENSE THAT I CANNOT DOWNLOAD PICTURES FROM WHATSAPP, OR ANY OTHER MEDIA. I AN TAKE=ING THIS PIECE OF JUNK BACK TO THE SHOP TOMORROW FOR A REFUND

  4. Norman chikontwe says:

    U40 is a nice phone ,my touch screen is broken please help me to buy because it's very hard to find

  5. Benedicta says:

    This fone has a light problem,de light switches from dim to bright,den dim????nd de internet is so slow especially when im using telkom
    ive been using this fone since may 5 2022,how dissappointing

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