Samsung has been aggressively working on budget-friendly smartphones in India to regain its market. Its most recent launch is the Galaxy M40 that comes with a punch-hole display and it has a price tag of less than Rs 20,000. Another Samsung smartphone available in the same price range is the Galaxy A50. So is the Galaxy A50 a better deal than the Galaxy M40? Let’s dive in.
The Galaxy M40 has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display a 1080 * 2340 resolution. Unlike other Galaxy M smartphones, the M40 gets an Infinity-O display which has a punch-hole instead of the water-drop notch. The smartphone has a screen-to-body ratio of 91.8 percent, courtesy of the tiny bezels on all three sides except the slightly thicker chin. Samsung has replaced the earpiece on Galaxy M40 with a screen sound technology that produces vibrations for audio.
The Galaxy A50 has a slightly bigger 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080*2340 pixels. It features an Infinity-U display which is basically a water-drop notch for the front camera. Both smartphones come with a glass design at the back with unique gradient finishes. Galaxy M40 is offered in Midnight Blue, and Seawater Blue colors whereas the Galaxy A50 is available in Black, Blue, and White color options.
The Galaxy M40 is powered by Snapdragon 675 SoC and Adreno 612 GPU with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The Galaxy A50 has Samsung Exynos 9610 with 4GB/ 6GB RAM and 64GB/ 128GB storage. In terms of battery backup, the Galaxy M40 has a 3,500 mAh battery with 15W fast charging. Galaxy A50 has an edge here with a bigger 4,000 mAh battery coupled with 15W fast charging. For security, Galaxy M40 gets a fingerprint scanner at the rear side and face-unlock to add an extra layer of security The Galaxy A50 comes with an optical in-display fingerprint scanner, which is a bit slower than physical fingerprint scanners. Both the devices come with Android 9.0 based One UI out of the box. The Galaxy M40 misses out on a headphone jack that is found on the Galaxy A50.
Both the devices have a triple camera set up at the rear side. The Galaxy M40 comes with a 32MP + 8MP + 5MP setup whereas the Galaxy A50 has a 25MP + 8MP + 5MP setup. For front side camera system, the Galaxy M40 has a 16MP sensor at the front, whereas the Galaxy A50 gets a 25MP lens. Both the smartphones are almost the same, and difference isn’t much between these. However, we will vote in favor of Galaxy A50, as it has a better display and a bigger battery compared to Galaxy M40. It also gets the new optical in-display fingerprint scanner. The smartphone is available for Rs 18,490 for the 4GB RAM variant.