This is the first time Samsung has not replaced the earpiece in any of its smartphones, when the voice call is received, the handset produces audio vibration. Other specifications of the phone are also strong. Overall, the Galaxy M40 is a compatible phone. We especially liked its slim and compact body and weighing only 168 grams.
Samsung Galaxy M40 Full Review
We cannot say how it will look after using the Blue variants of the Galaxy M40 seawater. In the box, you will find a SIM eject tool, 15-watt adapter, type-c cable and type-head headset.
Samsung Galaxy M40: Design
The Galaxy M40’s design is no different than the other M-series smartphones. There is a glossy plastic frame and rear panel. Fingerprints fall easily but surprisingly, it does not slip on the phone using one hand.
With daily use, there were small scratches on the rear panel made of plastic. To protect Galaxy M40 from scars, keep it in the case. Let me know that the case does not get along with the retail box. The Galaxy M40 has a 6.3-inch Full-HD + Infinity O (1080×2340 pixels) display.
To prevent scratches, it is the protection of the Corning Gorilla Glass. However, it is a PLS TFT LCD panel instead of the Super Amoled Panel used in Galaxy M30. The display is bright, colors look vibor and viewing angles are also good.
Bezel around the display and the border on the bottom of the phone is thin. The hybrid SIM tray is placed on the left side of the phone in which the user can put two nano-SIM or single SIM and one microSD card (up to 512 GB).
You cannot use the three cards at the same time, like you can do in Galaxy M30. At first slot nanotechnology was a bit difficult to apply because the slot looks a bit shorter. But with the second slot we had no problem.
In addition to the earpiece, the Galaxy M40 also has a 3.5mm headphone jack. The company has given a Type-C headset in the retail box, and we also got a 3.5mm adapter from Type C, which allows you to use the existing headphones. Triple camera module with LED flash on the left side of the phone has been given.
The LED flash has got place right below the camera module. Fingerprint sensor is provided on the back panel of the phone for security. The sensor has been placed slightly above our preference, it correctly identifies the finger. Face Unlock feature is also provided in the Galaxy M40 but it is not fast, it takes few seconds in low light.
Samsung Galaxy M40: Key Specifications
The core specification of Galaxy M40 is similar to the Galaxy A70 (review). In Galaxy M40 you will find Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, which we first saw in Redmi Note 7 Pro. Only one Variant of Galaxy M40 is available in India, which has 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Speaking of other specifications, the phone includes 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, NFC, FM radio, Bluetooth version 5, and USB Type-C port. Speaking of the sensor, ambient light sensor, hall sensor, gyroscope and accelerometer sensor are part of this phone. The Galaxy M40 also has a “virtual light sensor” to adjust the brightness of the screen.
Talking about the software, the Galaxy M40 runs on Android 1.1.0 based on Juni 1.1. Samsung Galaxy M40 has recently received an update, with updates, the phone has got the Android Security Patch May 2019. The features given in the phone are the same as we have recently seen in other Samsung smartphones, so here’s nothing new to tell about.
If you wish, customize the theme of the phone, configure the monitor, motion and gesture shortcut with your help with the help of the Google Digital Velbung feature, and also enable Dolby Atomos for Wire and Wireless Headphones. Some features were not present such as the olive-on display because the Galaxy M40 does not have Amoled panels.
OneUI will continue to send you unwanted notifications, but if you focus on setting up the phone and unchecking related options, then you can get a free spam-free experience. Surprisingly, this phone does not support Samsung Pay or Samsung Pay Mini despite being NFC.
Samsung Galaxy M40: Camera and Battery
Regular app and UI performance are great. We saw Galaxy M40 every day for several days and we have no major complaints from the phone. Apps open faster, the interface is smoother and the phone is not very hot when running simple chat and social apps.
Even after playing for 10 minutes the last part of the phone was very hot. While playing PUBG, the volume was coming down significantly from the speaker on the bottom of the phone, but the voice in the other app like YouTube was quite fast.
Music playback can be controlled with the help of in-line remote in the phone. The Dolby Atomos works to enhance the volume and impress the soundstage. It is good to watch video or content as a thin border around the display. Most apps automatically mask the hole-punch area but if cutouts do not bother you, then you can force them to use full screen space.
Galaxy M40 has triple rear camera setup. The primary sensor is 32 megapixels. It comes with AI Sean Optimizer and F / 1.7 lens. There is a 5 megapixel secondary camera on the rear side. It is also a depth sensor. The third camera is of 8 megapixels, it comes with ultra wide angle lenses. The phone does not have optical stabilization, autofocus does not work too fast.
The main sensor saves the image of 12 megapixels by default and you can also manually change the resolution to 32 megapixels. The picture is slightly better due to low resolution, so it is best to be with this option. Good lighting captures the main camera detail in good light and colors also look good.
Photos look good on the phone’s display, but finer texture and sharpness are not as good at zooming the photo. On the edges of the frame, usually a little grain appears and the highlights also seem to be over-exposed. It is fun to use a wide-angle camera because it lets you capture interesting scenes, but there may be a lack of detail and there is no autofocus.
Macro shots also got better in daylight The level of background blur was also good. Samsung’s Zen Optimizer is also included in the Camera app. Sharpness also got good in pictures The phone also has a live focus or portrait mode, which works well for objects and pets. While shooting in indoor, outdoor and ample lights, there is an improper edge detection experience for background blur.
The low-light Galaxy M40 smartphone’s autofocus gets a bit slower and there is also a lack of detail. There were also some good pictures in the landscape, the dark area got a little greener. The quality of the pictures taken from 16 megapixels selfies camera was also average. Portrait mode has also been given which works well.
Why Should You Buy?
Samsung Galaxy M40 has many features which make it an attractive choice. Galaxy M40 uses the screen sound technology for voice calls, as well as it comes with a hole-punch display. Apart from this, the storage of RAM and phone is also very good, not only that, the phone has also been given a powerful processor.