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The Galaxy M40 is one more popular model that Samsung can add to the number of devices they sell. It’s received a lot of rave reviews, people who have bought it seem to love what the device is all about, and it does have a pretty decent price tag that gives you real value for money. But should you buy it?
The Samsung Galaxy M40 was launched in the market as a mid-range phone and was packed with all the features that Samsung knew that its users were likely to make use of. That is to say, they added all of the must-have features and excluded what they thought was OTT. One of those critical additions was the Snapdragon Processor – the M40 is the first M series device to have this kind of processor.
Earlier it was all about the Exynos processors; these weren’t bad but the previous batch of mid-range phones that Samsung made was seriously underpowered as the Exynos didn’t live up to the mark. That has changed, as the average Samsung mid-range now comes with the Snapdragon Processor on the inside.
So that’s one reason to consider the Galaxy M40 – the Snapdragon 675 will give good performance and can handle multitasking with ease.
The processor’s power isn’t limited either and it can handle some heavy games on the High Graphics by default settings. If you do have M40, you can test out which games work well on the device by installing them and reviewing the gaming performance on the handset.
Next comes the TFT screen; yes, we know that it’s not an AMOLED but the graphical output, the resolution is pretty good. So, it’s not like you’re losing out or have to worry about poor streaming quality. It’s also pretty immersive in nature and has a 91% screen to body ratio, and it has a punch hole camera instead of the notch, with a 16 MP camera.
On the back is the triple rear camera panel, that is good where image quality is concerned, but we feel that the Redmi Note 7 Pro has much better camera quality – and it falls in the same price range. Of course, that’s a very small difference and you can check this out yourself online or see the phones yourself in stores.
Specifications on the Galaxy M40
On the Galaxy M40, you have a Full HD+ 6.3-inch Infinity O Display with a resolution of 1080×2340 and it’s protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Although it’s the plain, old TFT, there are a few differences that you can look forward too. One is the punch hole camera – only a few devices have this kind of camera at this price point.
We feel that it delivers on this immersive view, especially when you’re in the full-screen mode.
The other thing is the On-Screen Sound Technology exclusive to Samsung phones, so there is no physical in-call speaker grill and sound is much better.
Performance is no problem either thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core SoC and the Adreno 612 GPU. When you add these to the 6GB of RAM and the 128GB of internal storage – the Galaxy M40 is as good as it gets.
Next, are the cameras – on the back, you have the 32MP (F1.7) primary sensor, a 5MP (F2.2) Depth sensor, and the8MP ultra-wide sensors. The software has AI features like Live Focus, Slow-Mo Video, Hyperlapse and scene optimization. The front camera is a 16MP (F2.0) sensor.
You can get the device in Midnight Blue and Seawater Blue, both powered by a 3500 mAh battery with a 15W Type C Fast Charger. Both have the Samsung One UI with Android Pie Out and a fingerprint scanner on the side of the device.
Another thing that’s different is that this Samsung device doesn’t have a headphone jack, and you get a Type C headphone. It can be tough to replace this if you want to. You can checkout all phone cases for Samsung Phones at Blackbora.
Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy M40 costs Rs 19,990, for the 6GB of RAM and 128GB variant and you can find it online easily on all the top online stores, even the Samsung store. This is a good device, but the screen, battery, and headphone jack are the only things you may not like – again, this all depends on how you use the phone.