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Samsung Galaxy A40’s hands-on review

Samsung is working on its new A line which already has 7 phones in the series. Samsung’s latest mid-range smartphone is Galaxy A80 but in this post, we will have a look at the Galaxy A40. The phone is compact, affordable yet classy looking. It is almost of the same size as the Galaxy S10e and is lighter by 10 grams, even with a slightly bigger screen and same size battery. The Galaxy A40 has a bigger display than last year’s Galaxy S9. The screen is 5.9-inches. It has a super AMOLED display which supports a high pixel ratio at 1080 x 2230px resolution. It is surrounded by slim bezels and with a small notch. The small cutout in the screen supports a 25MP f/2.0 selfie camera. The back of the Galaxy A40 has an interesting shimmer effect which can be seen under direct light. It is somewhat similar to the Vivo Nex S of the last year. Under strong sunlight, it shows an amazing combination of yellow, red, purple, and green hues.

The rear side of the Galaxy A40 has two cameras, a single LED flash, and the fingerprint scanner. The scanner works consistently and fast. The placement of the fingerprint sensor is really good and we get used to this in no time. The cameras are Galaxy A40’s key selling point. The primary camera is 16MP f/1.7 unit and a secondary camera is 5MP f2.2 ultra-wide lens. There is an auto HDR, a scene optimizer that detects scenes and optimizes certain elements to get the best picture possible. But if you are someone who keeps an active eye for sharpness, you may feel disappointed at the pictures taken in low light.

The Galaxy A540 runs on Andriod 9.0 Pie operating system. The device is powered by Octa-core (2.2 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A73). The processor is paired with 4GB of RAM. The battery is 3100mAh which is good enough to keep it charge for the whole day. For graphical performance, you can play games on it very smoothly. This phone has got a Mali-G71 GPU. Onboard storage is a 64GB with the option to expand the memory by up to 512GB.

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