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Samsung Galaxy A40

Samsung Galaxy A40
$131.00
SKU: AT-Ph0147
Brand: Samsung
Category: Mobiles
  • Display: Super AMOLED
  • Camera: Dual, 16 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), PDAF 5 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB
  • RAM: 4GB
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x1.77 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.59 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 11
  • Battery: Li-Po 3100 mAh, non-removable

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

9
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Features 8 / 10
  • Connectivity 9 / 10
  • Call Quality 10 / 10
  • Usability 9 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10

The Samsung Galaxy A40 is a mid-range smartphone that offers an impressive combination of features and affordability. With its sleek design, decent camera capabilities, reliable performance, and long-lasting battery life, the Galaxy A40 stands out as a compelling choice for budget-conscious consumers. Let’s dive into the various aspects of the device to get a comprehensive understanding.

Samsung Galaxy A40 Price and Accessibility Review

The Galaxy A40 is competitively priced, making it an attractive option for those seeking a well-rounded smartphone without breaking the bank. Its availability may vary depending on your region, but generally, Samsung ensures widespread distribution, allowing for easy access to the device.

Samsung Galaxy A40 Design Review

Samsung has done an excellent job in the design department with the Galaxy A40. It features a compact and lightweight form factor, making it comfortable to hold and operate with one hand. The phone boasts a sleek glass back panel and a vibrant Super AMOLED display on the front, ensuring an immersive visual experience. The device is available in a range of appealing colors, allowing users to express their personal style.

Samsung Galaxy A40 Camera Review

In terms of camera performance, the Galaxy A40 holds its own in its price range. It sports a dual-camera setup on the rear, including a 16-megapixel primary lens and a 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. The primary camera captures detailed and sharp images, while the ultra-wide-angle lens expands the field of view, enabling you to capture breathtaking landscapes and group photos. The front-facing 25-megapixel camera produces high-quality selfies, perfect for social media enthusiasts.

Samsung Galaxy A40 Performance and Software

Powered by an octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM, the Galaxy A40 delivers smooth and responsive performance for everyday tasks. Whether you’re browsing the web, multitasking, or running light to moderate apps, the device handles it all with ease. Samsung’s One UI, built on top of Android, offers a user-friendly interface with a host of features and customization options, ensuring an enjoyable and personalized user experience.

Samsung Galaxy A40 Battery Life and Charging Review

The Galaxy A40 houses a respectable 3,100mAh battery that easily lasts through a full day of normal usage. With optimized power management and efficient hardware, the device strikes a good balance between performance and battery life. Additionally, the phone supports fast charging, allowing you to quickly top up the battery when needed.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A40 offers excellent value for its price. It combines an attractive design, capable camera system, reliable performance, and good battery life, making it a solid choice for budget-conscious consumers. Whether you’re a casual user or someone who appreciates a well-rounded smartphone experience, the Galaxy A40 is worth considering.

Specs

LAUNCH

Announced 2019, March 19
Released 2019, April
Status Available

DEVICE

Device Type Smartphone
Model Samsung Galaxy A40
Versions SM-A405F, SM-A405FN, SM-A405FM, SM-A405S

NETWORK

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

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 Type Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Super AMOLED
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)
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Touch Screen Yes
Display Protection <strong>Display Protection => </strong> Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Corning Gorilla Glass 3

PHONE MEMORY

RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 4GB
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 64GB, 128GB
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Phonebook Memory Yes
Call Record Memory Yes

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Dual
Camera Dimension 16 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
Camera Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single
Camera Dimension 25 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/2.8&quot;, 0.9µm
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

HARDWARE PLATFORM

Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Exynos 7904 (14 nm)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (2x1.77 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.59 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Mali-G71 MP2

SOFTWARE PLATFORM

Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 11 Chipset Exynos 7904 (14 nm)
Java Support <strong>Java</strong> for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.
Facebook <strong>Facebook</strong> is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
Youtube <strong>Youtube</strong> is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.0, A2DP, LE
Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Wi-fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Wi-fi Hotspot
FM Radio Yes
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
USB USB Type-C 2.0
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Bottom
Audio Jack Type 3.5mm
Audio Recording

MESSAGING

SMS <strong>SMS</strong> (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. Yes
MMS <strong>MMS</strong> (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
Email <strong>Email</strong> (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user. Yes
IM <strong>IM</strong> (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet. Yes

BATTERY

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 3100 mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes, 15W

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
ANT+
Colors Black, White, Blue, Coral
Games Support Yes
Box Contents - A Samsung Galaxy A40
- A USB Type-C Cable
- A printed setup guide and instructions.
- A SIM card tool.

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