The Galaxy M40 was released in 2019. It’s a giant device at 6.3 inches but is slim. Its dimensions are 155.3 mm x 73.9 mm x 7.9 mm.
It’s got some weight to it. We’re fans of this as it makes it feel more expensive. It weighs 168 grams.
What’s it made from? Plastic. It’s the good kind, though. It doesn’t feel cheap. There’s a cool gradient effect on its back. We think the M40 looks the best in the Seawater Blue option.
An IPS LCD panel is in place. It’s nowhere near as vibrant as Super AMOLED. We don’t know why Samsung didn’t include it instead. However, its screen-to-body ratio is really good – it’s 84.9%; you’re barely getting any bezel action.
The mobile has superb pixelation. It’s pin-sharp at 1080 x 2340 pixels.
There’s Gorilla Glass 3 protecting its front. It can handle a beating.
The chipset present is Snapdragon 675. It’s exactly what you’d expect from a phone of its price – it can handle more extensive tasks yet is not beastly. How much you’re willing to spend affects its memory. You can pick it up with either 4 or 6 GB of RAM. The 6 GB option would make its systems the smoothest.
The 4 GB option comes with 64 GB of space. Its counterpart has 128 gigs. If they’re not enough, know that a MicroSD slot is available.
Something else that is fast is its fingerprint sensor. It’s on an easy-to-reach spot on its back. Unfortunately, there is no face-unlock.
Out of the box, its processor powers Android 9. Yes, you can upgrade it to the latest Android 10. You’ll be using Android 10 through Samsung’s proprietary One UI 2.0.
As it’s so thin, you’re not getting a large battery. The unit inside of it is 3500 mAh. Like most phones these days, its battery is nonremovable. It’ll fully drain in a little over a day. You’ll be using a USB-C port to charge it. To it, a 15 W fast charger would have to be placed. The M40 fully charges in an hour and a half.
Samsung’s known to do cameras well. The Galaxy M40 doesn’t disappoint – it has a triple set-up on its rear. It takes vibrant and colour accurate shots. It consists of a 32 MP wide lens, an 8 MP ultrawide one, and a 5 MP depth sensor. Of course, there’s an LED flash which is quite bright.
On its front, there’s a single shooter. It is a 16 MP wide lens. It takes Instagram ready pictures.
Although its cameras are good, they underperform in low-light. Photographs are grainy in dim settings.
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Its price makes it fall within the higher end of the mid-range price spectrum. It’s available for around Rs.55,000-60,000.