The Samsung M40 Review is here !!!!
Samsung has released the Samsung Galaxy M40, the fourth instalment on the Samsung M-series in Nepal now. Samsung has been giving priority to customer satisfaction rather than competing with other brands. With brands like MI, Oppo, Vivo releasing affordable phones with extraordinary features, Samsung has decided to release it’s own mid-tier portions with the M-series and A-series as well. The phone is already available in India on e-commerce websites for buying. You can purchase it now in Nepal as well from online portals like Daraz, SmartDoko and SastoDeals and retail stores.
So is this phone worth the hype, read our review on the new Samsung Galaxy M40 !!!
Samsung Galaxy M40 Specifications:
|DISPLAY||Infinity-O Display, 6.3 inches, 1080 x 2340 px, Punch Hole|
|PROCESSOR||2.0 GHz, Octa-Core, Snapdragon 675 chipset|
|RAM||6GB; LPDDR4x RAM|
|STORAGE||128 GB (expandable up to 512 GB) with Hybrid SD card slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 9 Pie, One UI|
|CAMERA||PRIMARY-32MP (F1.7) + 8MP (f/2.2, 12mm ultrawide sensor) + 5MP (f/2.2, depth sensor), FRONT- 16MP (F2.0)|
|BATTERY||3500mAh with 15W fast charging|
|FINGERPRINT SENSOR||REAR MOUNTED|
Review of Samsung M40
DESIGN AND BUILD
Samsung Galaxy M40 comes with two variant colours, Midnight Blue and Sea Water Green. The casing is plastic, but it has a shiny glass-like the outer look, similar to the Galaxy A50’s “glasstic” design. Despite the minimum affordable cost, the design has a premium appearance and feel to it.
The front design has an Infinity-O Display. It consists of a punch hole at the top-left corner, which apparently signifies the “O” display. The Galaxy M40 consists of 91-per cent screen to body ratio, making it quite convenient and manageable.
On the backside of the phone, you will see the triple camera designed vertically at the top left corner. The bulging of the camera makes it vulnerable to scratches. You will require to find a cover case that could protect the bump in the camera.
Now coming to the display, Samsung M40 is layered with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the front screen. Though it is not the best, it is still a good option for an affordable price. As Samsung utilises the screen audio casting technology, the earpiece is not available in the Galaxy M40.
Samsung is abandoning the 3.5mm audio jack with the Galaxy M40.
DISPLAY AND PERFORMANCE
Galaxy M 40 is the first mobile phone Samsung introduced with an Infinity-O display in a budget phone. The device has a screen of 6.3 inches with an FHD + resolution resulting in 409 PPI. Unlike the deep blacks of OLED screens, Samsung has offered in the A-series, it has adopted to a more reasonable TFT panel.
One of a drawback of Galaxy M40 is that the TFT displays do not offer adjustment in colours, with only a cool(bluish) white point. Samsung has still secured colour presets for AMOLED display phones.
However, the display is not that bad at all. M40 features some punchy colours, with maximum brightness up to 480 nits and an impressive default calibration.
The One UI also offers a dark mode option and downloadable high contrast themes, which apparently results in the best out of the display there.
Now coming to the performance, there is a lot of similarity in the inner structure of Galaxy M40 with the Galaxy A70. The device is running with the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 chipset whose strength has been proven in Samsung costlier phone.
The memory front in the device has also not been compromised as 675 SoC has been paired with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128 internal storage. Users will be given the option to swap the secondary SIM card with an extendable memory up to 512 GB.
Unlike some other affordable Samsung phones, the Galaxy M40 having an impressive control unit doesn’t leave many places for complaints on the basis of performance. It provides a sustainable performance even with the usage of lots of apps and while playing high-end mobile games as well without any lag or stutter.
With the immense popularity of PUBG Mobile, we tested the game in the Galaxy M40. The phone offers a smooth multitasking and great PUBG mobile experience. Though it gets a little warm with the highest graphics and HD settings, medium settings will provide you with the best outcome.
The Galaxy M40 has Samsung’s One UI based on Android Pie 9.0. It has compromised with certain features of One UI, but it is still rich in features and very intuitive. The software is even ahead of other experienced UI featured on other Samsung M-series mobile phones.
The Galaxy M40 offers features like navigation gestures, one hand mode, always-on display, lift to wake gesture and many other featured. However, unlike other generation A-series phone, Samsung Pay Feature is not available.
The phone also supports HD content streaming, and it comes with a Widewine L1 certification. It also provides Dolby Atmos Support, and the call quality is excellent. It supports dual-band Wi-Fi and Dual VoLTE and other usual sets of connectivity options.
CAMERA AND BATTERY
Similar to the processor, the Galaxy M40 has similarity with the Galaxy A70 regarding the camera. Like Galaxy A40, there is a 32MP (f/1.7) sensor as the primary rear camera in the Galaxy M40. A 5MP (f/2.2) depth sensor assists the primary sensor in portrait mode. For capturing ultra-wide-angle shots in a 123-degree field of view, there is an 8MP sensor on the backside.
The front camera offers a 16MP (f/2.0) sensor for selfie photos.
The Galaxy M40 has a 32 MP camera. But if the phone doesn’t capture good and decent photos in various conditions, these megapixels are not worth it. However, the camera in the Galaxy M40 will live up to your expectations as it is versatile and satisfactory.
M40 is able to capture saturated and balanced photos; however, detailing is not at its best. Portrait mode is better than other affordable smartphones as it is able to detect edges and blur out the background in a better way. The front camera has a default beautifying feature on. For better and useful pictures, it could be turned off.
Talking about the battery, Samsung has provided a 3500mAh battery in the Galaxy M40, which is not very impressive as other M-series phones. While other competitions have massive battery backups, M40 falls short in this segment. The battery starts declining rapidly with gaming and streaming videos, but average users could manage it for at least a day. A 15W charger is provided on the box which generally takes an hour and a half to get from zero to hundred per cent.
PROS, CONS & OVERALL VERDICT
Samsung tends to provide customer satisfaction with every flagship released. One of the outcomes is the Galaxy M40. The Qualcomm snapdragon 675 ensures the best performance for users, both moderate and gaming enthusiasts. The camera also manages to provide decent and social media ready photos which users will find impressive. The design sure seems to fascinate the most. It surely will give a sustainable performance in the long run.
Samsung Galaxy M40 Price in Nepal
In Nepal, the Samsung Galaxy M40 is available for users to purchase from e-commerce websites like Daraz, SastoDeal, and SmartDoko and retail Samsung stores.
The price for the Samsung Galaxy M40 in Nepal is Rs. 36,190