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Samsung Galaxy A40 review: specs and price

Samsung Galaxy A40
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Why is Samsung Galaxy A40 better than the average?

  • Battery power
    3100mAhvs2692.96mAh
  • CPU speed
    2 x 2.2GHz & 6 x 1.6GHzvs6.4GHz
  • Pixel density
    437ppivs325.49ppi
  • Screen size
    5.9"vs5.11"
  • RAM
    4GBvs2.28GB
  • Megapixels
    16MP & 5MPvs11.98MP
  • Resolution
    1080 x 2340pxvs1198697.86px
  • Front camera megapixels
    25MPvs5.59MP

Top specs and features

Design

1.Weather sealed
Samsung Galaxy A40

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

For example

Huawei P30 (128GB / 6GB RAM)

2.weight

140g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

3.thickness

7.9mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

4.width

69.2mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

5.height

144.4mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

6.volume

78.94cm³

Best

Palm Phone

36.17cm³

Display

1.resolution

1080 x 2340px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.pixel density

437ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy A40

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

For example

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE 64GB

4.screen size

5.9"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate X

8"

5.Has an AMOLED display
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AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.

6.has a touch screen
Samsung Galaxy A40

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
Samsung Galaxy A40

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

2.GPU clock speed

1300MHz (Samsung Exynos 7885)

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Best

Samsung Galaxy A40

1300MHz

3.Has integrated graphics
Samsung Galaxy A40

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

4.CPU threads

8 (Samsung Exynos 7885)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro 16GB

8

5.Has out-of-order execution
Samsung Galaxy A40

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

For example

ZTE Blade V8 16GB

6.Has AES
Samsung Galaxy A40

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

Cameras

1.megapixels

16MP & 5MP

Best

Xiaomi Mi 9

48 & 16 & 12MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Samsung Galaxy A40

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

For example

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE 64GB

3.front camera megapixels

25MP

Best

Huawei P30 Lite

32MP

4.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G

2160 x 60fps

5.widest aperture

f/2.2 & f/1.7

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (128GB / 6GB RAM)

2.2 & 1.2f

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Samsung Galaxy A40

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy A40

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (128GB / 6GB RAM)

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Samsung Galaxy A40

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.Has a radio
Samsung Galaxy A40

A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

5.Has dedicated media keys
Samsung Galaxy A40

Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

For example

Blu Vivo One Plus (2019)

Battery

1.battery power

3100mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2. longer battery life

18h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Vernee V2 Pro

96h

3.wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy A40

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Huawei P30 Pro

4.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy A40

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Punkt. MP02

5.Supports fast charging
Samsung Galaxy A40

Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.

6.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy A40

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Samsung Galaxy A40
2.Has offline voice recognition
Samsung Galaxy A40

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

3.Supports Java
Samsung Galaxy A40
4.Is free and open source
Samsung Galaxy A40

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

5.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Samsung Galaxy A40
6.Has sharing intents
Samsung Galaxy A40

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an altimeter
Samsung Galaxy A40

An altimeter can track elevation, ascent and descent using GPS or air pressure. It is particularly useful if you travel on hills or mountains.

For example

Samsung Galaxy A40

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