Samsung looks to go with the times with the introduction of their new affordable A Series smartphones. With the market already buzzing with the A-Series already, we take a look at one of the most popular smartphones in the A-Series – Introducing the Samsung Galaxy A40.
In this post, we will take a deep look this mid-range smartphone, considering its core specifications, reviews and how much it goes for in the current market in South Africa.
Price of Samsung Galaxy A40 in South Africa
Samsung Galaxy A40 can be purchased for anything between R$3,420 and R$3,600 in the current market. The variation in prices is large because of the variation in the currency exchange rate. Also, factors including the place and period of purchase have an effect on the prices the smartphone will be sold for.
Samsung Galaxy A40 Specs
- Release date: March 2019
- Operating system: Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Screen Size: 5.9 inches, (approx. 85.5% screen-to-body ratio~)
- Display: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 437PPI
- RAM: 4 GB
- Internal memory: 64 GB microSD, expandable up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
- Processor: Octa-core (2×1.77 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.59 GHz Cortex-A53)
- Networks: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Main Camera: Dual – 16 MP, f/1.7, PDAF – 5 MP, f/2.2, 12mm, (ultrawide)
- Front Camera: 25 MP, f/2.0 front shooter for selfie
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh battery; fast charging 15W
- Other Specifications: Fingerprint (Under-Display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Samsung Galaxy A40 Review
Let us take a look at the features and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A40.
Body and Design
The Galaxy A40 is one of the most beautiful and classy in the A series in terms of design. The glass back shows lovely effects depending on the color you have decided to go for. For instance, when you move the white model, it sparkles in all multi-colored colors. While the blue, black, and coral models also shine some light reflections, although they are not as spectacular as the white.
The Galaxy A40 is the coolest to hold in one hand as it is the shortest and slimmest smartphone of the series. It measures 144.3 x 69.0 x 7.9 mm and has a 5.9-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2220) display with a Super AMOLED panel.
As a unique feature in the inexpensive mid-range series, Samsung uses an AMOLED display of most of the smartphone in the A-series. The Galaxy A40 is no exemption here and also features a decent 2340 x 1080 pixels, which relates to a somewhat expanded Full HD resolution.
Operating System and Processor
The smartphone features an Exynos 7884 chipset that is boosted by a lovely 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 512 GB with a dedicated microSD card slot. The smartphone allows for dual SIM and a microSD card at the same time.
Amazingly, there is an option of FM radio, and NFC as well as the latest Bluetooth version in Bluetooth 5.0. The USB connection allows data to be transferred at only USB-2.0 speed. Another great news is that the smartphone features the USB Type-C port, which is the trending USB port at the moment.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy A6 of 2018, the camera organization has changed expressively. The smartphone now features a dual-camera system at the rear and a very resolving lens in the front of the smartphone.
The main camera remains to have a resolution of 16 Megapixels and an additional 5-Megapixel secondary lens with a 123 degrees wide angle. You should expect lovely picture quality and outstanding delivery. Like most other smartphones of the series, Galaxy A40 boasts various exciting modes.
Galaxy A40 features 3100 mAh battery capacity, one of the low points of the smartphone given its chic design and compelling specs and features. Although the lovely smartphone really offers long-lasting battery life to a great extent, the battery capacity is relatively disappointing. It also boasts a fast charging feature like most other smartphones in the series.
Samsung Galaxy A40: Things You Will Like About The Smartphone
Amazing Front Camera: The front Camera quality is one of Samsung Galaxy A40’s strongest points and its core selling point in the market. Samsung has proven to be the king of smartphones when it comes to camera quality and regardless of the price this mid-range smartphone goes for, they still displayed their class here. Selfie pictures are about to go light with Galaxy A40 with a staggering 25 MP
Great Screen: This is not the largest Samsung smartphone in terms of screen size but the resolution is top-notch. Its 5.9 inches FHD+ is one of the very best in the mid-range category and fans should savor this scintillating screen quality. Samsung at their best.
Exciting Expandable Storage Option: Galaxy A10 features an exciting 64 GB internal memory storage capacity and an even more exciting option of expanding the size to up to 512 GB. In fact, some reports have emerged claiming the smartphone allows up to 1 TB expandable storage option.
Samsung Galaxy A40: Things May Not Like About The Smartphone
Battery Capacity: Perhaps the worst news anyone would love to hear about the smartphone. The Galaxy A40 features only 3100 mAh battery capacity, one of the least in its category, to the surprise of many. Although it boasts fast charging feature, it does not console for the strangely small battery capacity.