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Samsung Galaxy A40

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Galaxy A Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.9 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 437 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, Super AMOLED, Waterdrop notch, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 49.4 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, dedicated, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, FM radio
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B38/​B40/​B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 144.4 x 69.2 ( = 0.31 x 5.69 x 2.72 in)
Battery
3100 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix f/​1.7, phase-comparison AF, LED flash, videos @1080p/​30fps (camera 1); 5.0 MP, f/​2.2, wide-angle lens (camera 2)
Secondary Camera: 25 MPix f/​2.0
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker at the bottom edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, headset, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value: 0.49 W/​kg (head), 1.34 W/​kg (body); LTE Cat. 12/13 (600 Mbps download, 150 Mbps upload), fanless
Weight
140 g ( = 4.94 oz / 0.31 pounds), Power Supply: 59 g ( = 2.08 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
250 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.77% - average
Average of 19 scores (from 33 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 58%, features: 69%, display: 88% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A40

78.7% Samsung Galaxy A40 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The Galaxy A40 is an affordable mid-range smartphone that can be easily operated even with smaller hands. Thanks to numerous updates, it is very competitive in terms of price and performance. Find out more in our test. Update: Changed SoC label.
Samsung Galaxy A40 review: A compact no-frills mid-range smartphone
Source: Sam Mobile English
The Samsung Galaxy A40 is a phone that meets the basic requirements of a smartphone and adds a couple of extra features on top, like an ultra-wide camera. It looks nice but not spectacular, the battery is big enough unless you’re a power user, photos from the cameras are perfectly fine for sharing on social media, and the software is the latest available on Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones but with some useful features missing. And the €249 price tag is fair, but it would be a much easier recommendation at €199.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2019
60% Samsung Galaxy A40 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Galaxy A40 turned out to be a good, compact all-rounder. It has the ergonomics, it has the nice design, despite the plasticky build, it has a dedicated ultra wide-angle camera and more importantly, a Super AMOLED panel that makes this handset stand out.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Galaxy A40 hands on review
Source: Techradar English
Stuck in the middle with a whole lot of Galaxy A series handsets, the A40 may get lost in crowd. It's a solid, if simple smartphone which doesn't have anything to really shout about.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/10/2019

Foreign Reviews

Samsung Galaxy A40
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2019
74% Samsung Galaxy A40
Source: Connect - 8/19 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 07/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 74% features: 63% mobility: 82% ergonomy: 78%
70% Samsung Galaxy A40 Klein, aber auch oho?
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
68% Samsung Galaxy A40 Endlich wieder kompakt
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 68% features: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
85% Samsung Galaxy A40 Günstiges Mittelklasse-Handy mit OLED-Display
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 88% features: 81% display: 93% mobility: 84%
70% Samsung Galaxy A40 Der kompakte Schwächling in der Mittelklasse
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
78% Samsung Galaxy A40
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 50% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A40: 4 Desventajas y 5 Ventajas que Debes Conocer
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Stylish design; excellent display; nice dual cameras; good connectivity; attractive price. Negative: The location of the fingerprint sensor; unsupported waterproof and dustproof; average performance; limited storage.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2019
68% Recensione Samsung Galaxy A40: piccolo e pratico, ma non dovete avere fretta
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 60% mobility: 68% workmanship: 73%
78% Recensione GALAXY A40
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 69%
75% Recensione Galaxy A40: compatto e completo
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
83% Recensione Samsung Galaxy A40
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 75% features: 85% display: 85% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Test - Samsung Galaxy A40 : petit mais costaud
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test du Samsung Galaxy A40 : le bon smartphone compact et abordable existe encore
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
72% Test du Samsung Galaxy A40 : compact et abordable, peut-il contrer Xiaomi sur l’entrée de gamme ?
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 60% mobility: 70%
80% Test Du Samsung Galaxy A40 : Bon Sans Être Champion
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Test du Samsung Galaxy A40 : le bon format
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; support USB-C; mini jack; NFC. Negative: No B28 band in 4G LTE.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2019
Na taki model czekałem dwa lata. Recenzja Samsung Galaxy A40
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Super AMOLED screen; compact size; nice performance. Negative: Short battery life; plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/28/2019
Обзор плюсов и минусов смартфона Samsung Galaxy A40. Компакт с двойной камерой
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; modern design; excellent AMOLED display; nice cameras; support NFC chip. Negative: Weak processor; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2019
Samsung Galaxy A40 okostelefon teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Positive: Great display; nice interface; fast USB-C. Negative: No Always on Display; unsupported waterproof and dustproof; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/07/2019
Đánh giá Samsung Galaxy A40: Chiếc smartphone nhỏ nhất trong dòng Galaxy A 2019
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Compact size; beautiful design; excellent display; attractive price. Negative: Weak processor; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Đánh giá Galaxy A40: thiết kế bắt mắt, cấu hình cực mạnh, camera kép
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; compat size; powerful hardware; nice dual cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/04/2019
Đánh giá Galaxy A40: "Nội thất chất" trong một thân hình nhỏ gọn
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; compact size; excellent display. Negative: Average cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/03/2019
Samsung tung nốt Galaxy A40 và A20e giá mềm
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; decent hardware; nice cameras.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2019
Trên tay Galaxy A40: Màn hình chất lượng, màu sắc bắt mắt và mức giá hợp lý
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Nice display; impressive color; attractive price; compact size; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2019
Trên tay Galaxy A40: Màn hình chất lượng, màu sắc bắt mắt và mức giá hợp lý
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Nice display; impressive color; attractive price; compact size; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2019
Trên tay Samsung Galaxy A40: Màn hình đẹp, camera ổn và giá phải chăng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2019
69% Test og anmeldelse af Galaxy A40 – bedste skærm i prisklasse
Source: Mobil DK DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 69% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 50%
80% Samsung Galaxy A40 – kompakt budgetmobil med premiumkänsla
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
72% Test: Samsung Galaxy A40 - Bättre budget
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 72%

Comment

Model: Samsung’s A series may not be marketed as much as the S series but make no mistake, the A series is very close to the S series in terms of performance and specs. The Galaxy A40 is one of the lower end phones in Samsung’s A series with the A90 being at the top. It comes in a beautiful and sleek body with a measurement of 144.3 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm. It is available in black, white, blue and coral colors. Despite being cheaper than the S series, it looks just as good as it. Unlike the S10 series with its hole punch cut-out for the cameras or better known as the Infinity-O display, the A series comes with the typical notch display or what Samsung calls as Infinity-U display. The Galaxy A40 sports a 5.9-inch super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels in a 19:5:9 ratio. The pixel count might not be as high as the S10 but the display is still very clear and crisp for media playback and gaming. Brightness is also on the higher side making it very usable outdoors. The screen covers most of the front side, with a screen-to-body ratio of 85.7 %. For the processor, it comes with Samsung’s very own Exynos 7885 octa core CPU paired with the Mali-G71 GPU. There is 4 GB of RAM coupled with 64 GB of internal storage and an additional support for micro SD memory card via the dedicated slot (up to 512 GB). In all, the specs are good enough for some playing most of the graphics demanding games including PUBG and Fortnite albeit not in extreme settings.

As for the camera, the A40 comes with a dual camera setup. The main one is a 16 MP f/2.0 camera and the second one is a 5 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera. The cameras should be able to provide decent photo qualities. It also shoots videos in 4K resolution. The front facing camera is a 25 MP camera capable of shooting in Full-HD. Like the S series, the A series also has that rather important 3.5 mm audio jack. Call it a feature but to some, it is a basic requirement. The fingerprint reader is mounted at the back, where many users prefer it to be. Its placement is perfect as the phone itself is on the smaller side and when held, the finger naturally rests on the reader. While the S series offers the latest Bluetooth 5.0, the A40 is still stuck with the older Bluetooth 4.2. However, it does come with NFC. Powering all these is a 3100 mAh battery which is rather small for today’s standards, but it supports fast charging via its Type-C port. Despite being on the cheaper side, the Samsung Galaxy A40 is packed with features such as the AMOLED display that users would normally look for in a flagship. In many ways, the A40 and its bigger sibling, the A50 competes with Samsung’s very own Galaxy S10e. It is priced at around half the price without losing too much of the specs.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-G71 MP2: Integrated GPU that can be found e.g. in the Mediatek Helio P23 SoC with 700 or 770 MHz clock speed. Supports OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 11 FL11_1 and RenderScript. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
7904: Exynos 7 Series SoC that includes two fast Cortex-A73 cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz and six power efficient Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. The integrated LTE modem supports Cat.12 DL and Cat.13 UL. Compared to the older and faster Exynos 7885, the 7904 offers a slower clocked A73 cores (1.8 versus 2.2 GHz).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.9":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.14 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


74.77%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
Samsung Galaxy M20
Mali-G71 MP2

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Umidigi A5 Pro
Mali-G71 MP2, Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T
Samsung Galaxy A10
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7884B
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7884B
Blackview Max 1
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Cubot X19
Mali-G71 MP2, Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T
Umidigi One Max
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Umidigi Z2 Special Edition
Mali-G71 MP2, Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V
Poptel P60
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Oukitel U23
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Oukitel WP1
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Samsung Galaxy A30s
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 6.4", 0.166 kg
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4s
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7884B, 5", 0.172 kg
Samsung Galaxy M30
Mali-G71 MP2, unknown, 6.4", 0.174 kg
Samsung Galaxy A30
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7885, 6.4", 0.165 kg

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Mali-G72 MP3, unknown, 6.4", 0.188 kg
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Adreno 640, Snapdragon 855, 6.7", 0.206 kg
Samsung Galaxy Note10 5G
Mali-G76 MP12, Exynos 9825, 6.3", 0.168 kg
Samsung Galaxy A50s
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos Exynos 9610, 6.4", 0.169 kg
Samsung Galaxy A10s
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, 6.2", 0.168 kg
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
Adreno 640, Snapdragon 855, 6.8", 0.196 kg
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
Mali-G76 MP12, Exynos 9825, 6.8", 0.196 kg
Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Mali-G76 MP12, Exynos 9825, 6.3", 0.168 kg
Samsung Galaxy A60
Adreno 612, Snapdragon 675, 6.3", 0.168 kg
Samsung Galaxy M40
Adreno 612, Snapdragon 675, 6.3", 0.168 kg
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
Mali-G76 MP12, Exynos 9820, 6.7", 0.198 kg
Samsung Galaxy A80
Adreno 618, Snapdragon 730, 6.7", 0.22 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-04-16 (Update: 2019-04-16)