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Samsung Galaxy A40

Samsung Galaxy A40
$221
Brand: Samsung
Category: Phones
  • Display 5.9-inch 1080 x 2340 pixels Full-HD++ display
  • Camera 16 MP + 5 MP Main / 21 MP front
  • Storage 64 GB
  • RAM 4 GB
  • CPU Octa-core 1.8 GHz, Exynos 7904
  • OS Android 9.0 (Pie)

Our Rating

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

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

Overview

The Samsung Galaxy A40 is the compact version of the Galaxy A30, such that, instead of the large 6.4-inch display on the A30, the Samsung Galaxy A40 comes in a compact body with just 5.9-inch Full-HD+, with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, with a U-shaped notch above the screen, which houses the selfie camera.

Specification wise, the Samsung Galaxy A40 is powered by the Exynos 7904 CPU, a 14nm Octa-core CPU clocked at 1.8GHz. It comes integrated with Mali-G71 GPU, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB expandable internal storage.

The camera department includes a dual rear 16 MP + 5 MP Main sensor, featuring PDAF, f/1.7 aperture and a single LED flash, which is same setup seen on the Galaxy A30. At the front, there’s there’s an all new 25-megapixel large front-facing camera for selfie and video chats.

Like other Galaxy A-series, the A40 comes in either Single SIM or dual SIM options. The mobile phone 8s fuelled by a 3100mAh built-in battery, with 15W fast charging features, along with USB Type-C interface, and Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box. Other key specifications and silent features of the Samsung Galaxy A40 are detailed in the table below.

Full Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM only)
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps

LAUNCH

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BODY

Dimensions 144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm (5.69 x 2.72 x 0.31 in)
Weight 140 g (4.94 oz)
Build Front glass, plastic body
SIM Type Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.9 inches, 85.5 cm2 (~85.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~437 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie) One UI
Chipset Samsung Exynos 7904 (14 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x1.8 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G71 MP2

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 4 GB
Card Slot microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Double Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 16 MP + 5 MP Main camera
Camera Features Autofocus
Face detection
F/1.7 aperture
LED Flash
Panorama
HDR
5 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide) (second camera)
Video Resolution 1080p@30/240fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 25-megapixel
Camera Features F/2.0 aperture
FaceID
Face beautification
HDR
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Placed at the basement
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
NFC
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
FM Radio FM radio

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 3100 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 33 hours
Stand-by Up to 740 hours

OTHER FEATURES

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

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