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Samsung Galaxy A40
  • Operating system

    Android 9.0

  • Screen size

    5.9 in

  • Processor frequency

    2.2 GHz

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In the low prices, Samsung has developed its Galaxy A range, which are flagships of the Korean brand for users who do not want to opt for an expensive smartphone.

The Korean company had the good idea to work on the size of this smartphone so as not to make it as imposing as the rest of the competition. The edges are well optimized and the handling is made easier, even if the choice of plastic can be a little disappointing. This one is still elegant, despite its propensity to keep fingerprints

The Korean brand has not made any concessions on the quality of the screen of this smartphone, which is a real success, with its Amoled technology. Thanks to it, the contrast is infinite and the brightness is adapted to all types of surrounding lights, whether strong or weak. There is nothing to complain about either about color rendering and temperature, and only a colorimetric probe would detect an irregularity ersatz, and so on. Finally, the reading comfort is indeed there with a good resolution, which eliminates any risk of eye fatigue.

The sound goes through a headphone output, but the Galaxy A40 suffers from a slightly confusing sound at the channel separation, despite a nice power and a clean rendering. The only loudspeaker, on the other hand, is quickly saturated.

Without being a power monster, the Galaxy A40 does what it is asked to do without showing any real signs of weakness. It will obviously be necessary to restrict oneself a little bit on the graphic quality to keep an optimal fluidity on the games.

When it comes to photography, there are two photo sensors, a classic 16 million pixel one and another used for wide angle photography. The first module does well when the light is strong, but the smoothing is already pronounced and the details suffer. In the darkness, the grain is then too pronounced, the noise affects the images that lose details. The colours are also at risk. The wide angle is certainly useful, even funny, but its rendering is not at all famous, especially in a dark environment. If the portrait mode lacks subtlety, the video recording is successful and the selfies manage to do well.

The autonomy is clearly below what can be expected from a device in this price range, since it has difficulty exceeding a day and a half of use, where the competition does much better.

Review of the Samsung Galaxy A40 done by Julien Hany the 2019/07/27

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Key points

Screen size

5.9 in

Processor frequency

2.2 GHz

RAM

4096 MB

Internal storage

64 GB

Photo resolution

64 MP

Video resolution

2160 p

Photo resolution (Front camera)

25 MP

Thickness

7.9 in

Capacity

3100 mAh

PPI

437

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Technical specifications

The Samsung Galaxy A40 has several versions, you will find the features of the 64GB / 4GB RAM, Single SIM version then on the (64GB / 4GB RAM, Dual SIM) alternative version, only with features that are differents form the principal sheet.

General
Operating system Android 9.0
Available Yes
Released (US) March 2019
Original price (US) 259 $
Released (FR) March 2019
Street price (EUR) 259 €
Design Candybar
Color
White
Blue
Black
Pink
SAR 0.49 W/kg
Rugged No
Display
Screen type Super AMOLED
Resolution 2340x1080 pixels
Screen size 5.9 in
Touchscreen Yes
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Colors 16 777 216
3D No
PPI 437
Network
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies 850
900
1800
1900
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
UMTS Yes
UMTS Frequencies 850
900
1900
2100
HSPA Yes
HSPA+ Yes
Maximum theoretical bandwith 42 Mbit/s
CDMA No
4G LTE Yes
LTE Frequencies 800
850
900
1800
2100

2500
2600
WiMAX No
Digital Camera / Video
Back camera Yes
3D No
Photo resolution 64 MP
Video resolution 2160 p
Flash Yes
Flash type LED
Features High Dynamic Range Mode (HDR)
Panorama
Front camera Yes
Photo resolution 25 MP
Front Flash No
Sensor
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer No
Ambient light sensor Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Size and weight
69.1 in
7.9 in
144.3 in
140 oz
Samsung Galaxy A40
Height 144.3 in
Width 69.1 in
Thickness 7.9 in
Weight 140 oz
Hardware
CPU Samsung Exynos 7885
Processor frequency 2.2 GHz
Core number Octo Core
RAM 4096 MB
Internal storage 64 GB
Removable storage Yes
Memory card microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11a
802.11ac
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi hotspot Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 4.2
Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)
Low Energy (LE)
GPS Yes
GPS type A-GPS
USB Yes
USB connector type Type-C
USB features USB charging
Mass storage device
Audio Yes
Headset jack 3.5mm
HDMI No
DLNA No
NFC Yes
Dual SIM No
eSIM No
Infrared No
Multimedia
Music player Yes
Supported formats AAC
AMR
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
M4A
OGG
WAV
Video player Yes
Supports H.263
H.264
MPEG4
Radio Yes
FM Transmitter No
Battery
Battery type Lithium-Polymer
Capacity 3100 mAh
Qi wireless charging No
Quick Charge Yes
Connectivity
Dual SIM Yes



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