7.1/10
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The Samsung Galaxy A40 currently has an Informr score of 7.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
5.9"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Softpedia

The A40 is what it is supposed to be: an affordable device that’s meant to let you do basic things like browsing the web, sending emails, watching YouTube videos occasionally, and chatting with friends using apps like WhatsApp. Anything beyond that will make the device show its limits, and the best...

- Bogdan Popa, Softpedia
Notebookcheck

The Samsung Galaxy A40 is a compact smartphone of the lower mid-range that offers many advantages compared to its predecessor, thanks to a high performance, an elegant case, and a variable camera. Some minor disadvantages result from the dark display, the spotty GPS reception, and the call quality t...

- Florian Schmitt, Notebookcheck
3G.co.uk

The Samsung Galaxy A40 shows that you don't have to spend a fortune to get a good Samsung phone. It's good value and has all the basics covered as well as a big screen and a modern design.

- James Rogerson, 3G.co.uk
GSMArena

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. The rather underperforming SoC and the lack of native 4K video recording, however, keeps us from giving...

- GSMArena
TechRadar

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.

- John McCann, TechRadar


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Samsung released the Galaxy A40 on April 10, 2019.


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Samsung backs up the Galaxy A40 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.9"

The Samsung Galaxy A40's screen size is 5.9 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.8 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 25+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3100mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3100 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1080 minutes, 660 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy A40 Specs

Overview
Release date April 10, 2019
Regions available UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
2100/800/850/900 /1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 1.8 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.49 W/kg
Body: 1.34 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3100 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 840 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 660 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 660 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1080 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Blue, Coral, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.44 x 6.92 x 0.79 cm (5.7 x 2.7 x 0.3 in)
Weight 140 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density 437 pixels
Size 5.9 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Dual camera feature (5 MP 2nd camera, f/2.2)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
25+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-A405F

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Critic Reviews


Softpedia

A lower-end mid-ranger aiming for premium

from Softpedia

The A40 is what it is supposed to be: an affordable device that’s meant to let you do basic things like browsing the web, sending emails, watching YouTube videos occasionally, and chatting with friends using apps like WhatsApp. Anything beyond that will make the device show its limits, and the...More

The A40 is what it is supposed to be: an affordable device that’s meant to let you do basic things like browsing the web, sending emails, watching YouTube videos occasionally, and chatting with friends using apps like WhatsApp. Anything beyond that will make the device show its limits, and the best example is hardcore gaming. The A40 doesn’t have the advanced hardware resources you’d need to play the latest games at maximum settings, but it scores pretty well elsewhere.

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Notebookcheck

An affordable, high-quality and high-performance smartphone of the lower mid-range

from Notebookcheck

The Samsung Galaxy A40 is a compact smartphone of the lower mid-range that offers many advantages compared to its predecessor, thanks to a high performance, an elegant case, and a variable camera. Some minor disadvantages result from the dark display, the spotty GPS reception, and the call qualit...More

The Samsung Galaxy A40 is a compact smartphone of the lower mid-range that offers many advantages compared to its predecessor, thanks to a high performance, an elegant case, and a variable camera. Some minor disadvantages result from the dark display, the spotty GPS reception, and the call quality that is only mediocre. However, the large color space of the display, the dual-camera system with its variable focal length, and the solid battery life warrant a clear purchase recommendation for the Samsung Galaxy A40.

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3G.co.uk

Gives you a lot for your money

from 3G.co.uk

The Samsung Galaxy A40 shows that you don't have to spend a fortune to get a good Samsung phone. It's good value and has all the basics covered as well as a big screen and a modern design.

Read full review

The Samsung Galaxy A40 shows that you don't have to spend a fortune to get a good Samsung phone. It's good value and has all the basics covered as well as a big screen and a modern design.

Read full review

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GSMArena

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. The rather underperforming SoC and the lack of native 4K video recording, however, keeps us from giv...More

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. The rather underperforming SoC and the lack of native 4K video recording, however, keeps us from giving it a great score. There are not many departments in which the Galaxy A40 excels - it's just okay. But at this price, it's hard to win on all aspects.

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TechRadar

Offers a solid, albeit fairly simple mid-range smartphone experience

from TechRadar

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.

Read full review

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.

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