Wednesday, 17 July, 2019

Samsung Galaxy M40 Review and Pros & cons

Samsung galaxy M40 review

Samsung Galaxy M40

₹ 19,990

Design & Display


Software & Battery Life






Value for money



  • Bright, vivid display
  • Modern design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Up-to-date software
  • Good app and gaming performance


  • Runs hot when gaming
  • Strictly average camera quality
  • Hybrid dual-SIM tray
  • No headphone socket

Samsung Galaxy M40 Review

The vast majority of Samsung’s new A series and M series Galaxy phones have made been gotten well by customers just as analysts like us. The Galaxy A70, Galaxy A50, and Galaxy M30have all been worth suggesting in their separate value groups. Presently, the organization is planning to up the ante in the sub-Rs. 20,000 fragment again with its new Galaxy M40.

The most noteworthy positioning part in the M arrangement hitherto, the Galaxy M40 ₹ 19,990 is the first Samsung telephone, other than its lead S10 arrangement models, to wear an opening punch show. By chance, this likewise makes it the primary telephone in the sub-Rs. 20,000 fragments with this component. It’s additionally the first occasion when we’ve seen Samsung dump the earpiece and go with a vibrating screen for voice calls. The remainder of the determinations is really strong as well, which makes this an exceptionally intriguing pick.

Samsung Galaxy M40 design

Samsung Galaxy M40 Review

The physical plan of the Galaxy M40 isn’t too the same as the others in the M-series. It includes a polished plastic casing and backboard. The body draws in fingerprints in all respects effectively however shockingly, it isn’t unreasonably tricky for one-gave use. The catches are clicky however we observed the volume rocker to be somewhat distant. The plastic back got minor scrapes and scratches effectively with customary regular use. It is fitting to put resources into a case since you don’t get one packaged.


The 6.3-inch display (6.1-inch considering in the adjusted corners) has Gorilla Glass for scratch insurance and a full-HD+ resolution (1080×2340 pixels). In any case, it’s a PLS TFT LCD board rather than Samsung’s Super AMOLED boards, which are utilized on the Galaxy M30 ₹ 14,990 and comparatively valued An arrangement models. This is certifiably not a major ordeal as the showcase is brilliant, produces dynamic hues, and has great survey points.

Samsung Galaxy M40 Review
Samsung Galaxy M40 Review

The bezels around the showcase are perceptible yet moderately thin, including the jawline at the base. When showing anything with white or light-shaded foundations, there is some observable vignetting around the base edge of the presentation and some around the jump punch region. It’s not extreme but rather it’s something that you can’t unsee when you see it.


The hybrid SIM plate on the left can oblige either two Nano-SIMs or a single SIM and a microSD card (up to 512GB). You can’t utilize every one of the three cards in the meantime, similar to you can with the Galaxy M30. Fortunately, you do get a lot of inner stockpiling. It’s additionally somewhat precarious attempting to get a Nano-SIM into the main space, as it appears a modest piece excessively little. The SIM continued flying out the minute we attempted to drive the plate again into its space. We would be advised to karma with the second SIM space.

Other than the missing earpiece, the Galaxy M40 additionally comes up short on a 3.5mm earphone attachment, which is by all accounts a pattern that Samsung has now bounced energetically about. Fortunately, Samsung packs a Type-C headset in the case, which is one more shock considering the value this telephone is selling at. We would have gotten a kick out of the chance to see a Type-C to 3.5mm connector also, for empowering utilization of your current earphones.

Samsung Galaxy M40 Review

At the back, the triple camera module is adjusted to one side of the telephone, with the LED blaze put just underneath it and a unique mark sensor in the center. The sensor is set somewhat higher than we would have loved, so a smidgen of hand rearranging is expected to utilize it. It’s genuinely exact at confirmation, yet it takes a moment longer than we’d like to wake the screen up. Face acknowledgment is a choice, yet this isn’t exceptionally brisk either. Confirmation takes two or three seconds in low light, which isn’t perfect.

In general, the Galaxy M40 is an agreeable telephone to live with. We particularly enjoyed its thin and reduced body and the low weight of simply 168g. The Midnight Blue variation that we had for the survey got chaotic rather rapidly, and we can’t state how the lighter Seawater Blue alternative would care for being utilized.

In the container, you get a SIM launch instrument, 15W connector, Type-C link, and the Type-C headset.


Samsung Galaxy M40 specifications and software

Samsung Galaxy M40 Review

The center determinations of the Galaxy M40 are indistinguishable from the more costly Galaxy A70 ₹ 26,688. You get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, which we initially found in the Redmi Note 7 Pro ₹ 15,825. There’s just a single variation of the Galaxy M40 in India at the present time, which highlights 6GB of RAM and 128GB of capacity.

Different determinations incorporate double 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5, double band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, FM radio, and USB-OTG. Sensors incorporate the typical encompassing light sensor and accelerometer, in addition to a Hall sensor, and a whirligig. The Galaxy M40 has a “virtual light sensor” for modifying the splendor of the screen, yet it’s somewhat moderate at adjusting to the encompassing light around you.

Regarding programming, the Galaxy M40 keeps running on OneUI 1.1, which depends on Android 9 Pie. The telephone as of late got an update, to the May 2019 Android security fix. The highlights are fundamentally the same as what we’ve just observed on late Samsung contributions, so there’s not a mess that is new to discuss here.

You can modify the telephone’s subject, utilize Google’s Digital Wellbeing highlight to screen your use propensities, arrange movement and signal easy routes, and empower Dolby Atmos for wired or remote earphones. A few highlights, for example, the Always in plain view are absent, since the Galaxy M40 does not have an AMOLED board.

OneUI tends to spam you with undesirable notices, be that as it may on the off chance that you focus when setting up the telephone and uncheck the significant choices, you can have a generally sans spam understanding, as we did. Shockingly, this telephone doesn’t bolster Samsung Pay or even Samsung Pay Mini, in spite of having NFC, which is a disgrace.


Samsung Galaxy M40 performance

Samsung Galaxy M40 Review

Customary application and UI execution are generally excellent. We utilized the Galaxy M40 regularly for a few days and didn’t discover anything major to gripe about yet. Applications dispatch rapidly, the interface is smooth, and the telephone doesn’t get too hot when running straightforward talk and social applications.

Benchmark execution was great as well. Truth be told, a large portion of the scores were somewhat higher than those of the Galaxy A70 (Review), which likewise has the equivalent SoC and RAM. In AnTuTu, we got a score of 1,71,177, while PCMark Work 2.0 restored a score of 7,501.


Recreations ran easily as well, however, the Galaxy M40 heats up a considerable amount when playing heavier titles, for example, PUBG: Mobile. Indeed, even a 10-minute match made the back of the telephone very hot, in spite of the fact that it wasn’t intolerable. The volume from the base speaker was very low in PUBG, yet in different applications, for example, YouTube, it was genuinely uproarious.

The Type-C headset has a reasonable sonic mark, with great subtleties in the mids, fresh highs, and fulfilling bass. The in-line remote likewise gives you a chance to control music playback. Dolby Atmos helps support the volume and improves the soundstage.

The tight fringes around the showcase result in a serious vivid inclination when watching recordings or essentially seeing any substance. Most applications naturally cover the gap punch region however you can constrain them to utilize the majority of the screen space if the pattern doesn’t trouble you.

For voice calls, Samsung’s Screen Sound innovation works great. The first occasion when you get an approaching call, you get a visual overlay which demonstrates to you the perfect region to put your ear. We experienced no difficulty hearing the guest, however voices sounded marginally empty. You can likewise feel a gentle vibration irregularly when the individual is chatting on the opposite end. It’s an alternate encounter and is something we became accustomed to after a bit.

The telephone is Widevine L1 confirmed, which means you can stream high-goals motion pictures from stages, for example, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.


Samsung Galaxy M40 cameras

Samsung Galaxy M40 Review

The three back cameras on the Galaxy M40 comprise of a 32-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.7 opening, an 8-megapixel wide-edge sensor with an f/2.2 gap, and a 5-megapixel profundity sensor. There’s no optical adjustment. Unfortunately, self-adjust isn’t extremely speedy either. In any case, the telephone can shoot video at up to 4K at 30fps and can even do moderate movement video at 240fps, however at 720p goals.

The principle sensor spares a 12-megapixel picture as a matter of course, and you physically change the goals to the full 32 megapixels. The lower goals improve subtleties, so it’s ideal to stay with that alternative.

Under great light, the principle camera catches respectable subtleties and hues are additionally all around spoken to. Photographs look great on the telephone’s showcase, however, upon closer examination, better surfaces and sharpness aren’t generally sufficient. There’s normally a touch of grain on the sides of the casing, and features can look overexposed.

There’s likewise detectable screen slack with the primary sensor, which causes movement obscure in articles that aren’t totally still when you shoot. Indeed, even slight handshakes in under perfect lighting can cause mellow obscuring around the edges of your subject.

The wide-edge camera is amusing to use as it gives you a chance to catch intriguing points of view, however, subtleties are extensively flimsier and there’s no self-adjust.


Macros passage significantly better in light. Hues are punchy and the dimension of foundation obscure is great. The camera application likewise has Samsung’s Scene Optimiser, which attempts to streamline camera settings for the subject or situation. Sharpness is additionally excellent.

The telephone has a ‘Live Focus’ or picture mode, which functioned admirably for articles and pets, however abnormally less for individuals. Regardless of whether it was shooting inside or outside, under plentiful light, we regularly had conflicting edge identification for the foundation obscure.

Samsung Galaxy M40 Review

The Galaxy M40 battles a bit in low light as self-adjust gets a bit slower. Indeed, even with still items, subtleties are missing and edges aren’t all around characterized. Scenes aren’t greatly improved either, as subtleties are soft and dim areas get somewhat grainy.

The 16-megapixel selfie camera shoots pixie normal looking photographs, however, shade slack is an issue when there isn’t a ton of light around. There’s picture mode as well, which works sufficiently well.

Video quality is great at 4K and 1080p, however, there’s no adjustment at either goal, which means on the off chance that you move about, at that point you’ll finish up with the unsteady film. Too moderate movement film looks great, however, you can just do this in short blasts.


Samsung Galaxy M40 battery life


Battery life is one of the Galaxy M40’s qualities. The 3,500mAh battery went on for a decent 15 hours and 30 minutes in our HD video circle test, and with standard use, we figured out how to average an entire day on a solitary charge. With substantial use, which included bunches of a camera and benchmark use, despite everything we figured out how to get very nearly 20 hours of runtime. The telephone underpins Qualcomm’s Quick Charge innovation with the packaged 15W quick charger. We had the option to get from zero to 47 percent in 30 minutes, and up to 86 percent in 60 minutes.




The Samsung Galaxy M40 packs in a huge amount of highlights, which in a split second makes it an appealing alternative even among Samsung’s other An arrangement and M-arrangement contributions. A portion of its feature highlights is fragment firsts, for example, the Screen Sound tech for voice calls and an opening punch show. Add to that the plentiful RAM and capacity and the amazing SoC — every last bit of it sounds unrealistic. In any case, Samsung has needed to compromise to sell the Galaxy M40 at this cost.

While the LCD screen delivers great splendor and hues, the vignetting around the edges can be diverting, particularly in case you’re a stickler for such things. We would have favored one of Samsung’s AMOLED boards here. Photographs taken with the Galaxy M40 are very normal and the self-adjust speed could have been something more. The crossbreed double SIM space may be of concern as well, particularly thinking about that different telephones, for example, the Galaxy A70, Galaxy A50, and Galaxy M30 have a devoted expandable capacity opening. Face acknowledgment isn’t extremely rapid, and we don’t perceive any reason why the earphone attachment has been forgotten.

Samsung Galaxy M40 Review

It appears as if Samsung is going the Xiaomi course, propelling various contributions with covering highlights in an extremely little value extend. On paper, the Galaxy M40 resembles a superior offering than the Galaxy A50, and somehow or another, it is. In any case, there are as yet a couple of motivations to pick the Galaxy A50 over the Galaxy M40. You’ll be getting a somewhat more fragile SoC and less stockpiling (even on the higher-end variation rendition), however, you gain a bigger battery, AMOLED show, and an earphone jack.

The Samsung Galaxy M40’s processor is useful for gaming, yet in the event that that is your need, at that point the 6GB adaptation of the Redmi Note 7 Pro (Review) is conceivably a superior decision and is accessible for less. How about we additionally not overlook the Poco F1, which offers a Snapdragon 845 at Rs. 17,999.

The Galaxy M40 feels like it’s attempting to take into account all spectators, and keeping in mind that it is unquestionably a portion disruptor, it falls somewhat shy of being the undisputed pioneer that it could have been. All things considered, it’s as yet a strong generally speaking entertainer and the most cleaned M-arrangement offering by Samsung to date.

Is the Samsung Galaxy M40 sufficient to beat Redmi Note 7 Pro? We talked about this on Orbital, our week after week innovation web recording, which you can buy in to through Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the scene, or simply hit the play catch beneath.

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