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Samsung Galaxy M40 impressions: Makings of a mid-range champion (Latest version)


Samsung's efforts to capture the middle of the market are all but muted. A steady wave of launches that seemingly filled in every possible gap in prices has led to a whole lot of new Samsung Phonebut not everyone was worth a recommendation. The all-new Samsung Galaxy M40 is a top notch Galaxy M30, A phone we generally liked, but didn't win the kakki properly over the Redmi loving crowd.

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Here's our first Samsung Galaxy M40 impressions.

It's all about the design

Samsung definitely plays the design card with the Galaxy M40. This is a wonderful cell phone that is display hole up to a whole new price point. The Infinity-O cut is similar to what we saw on the History 20 and the Galaxy S10e and offers another way to avoid a notch. The screen itself looks good and the Full HD + resolution looks sharp on the 6.3-inch panel.

Samsung Galaxy M40 back panel

It's no surprise that the Galaxy M40 is an incredibly comfortable phone to hold and use. It's a science that Samsung got. The ergonomics are good and the phone simply sounds in your hand like little in the price range. It helps the phone weigh only 168 grams.

Like almost all A and M series devices, the Galaxy M40 still uses polycarbonate for its construction. It is ideal for every day's resilience, as the material is resistant to drops in a way that glass simply cannot. On the other hand, it doesn't look like a premium.

Samsung Galaxy M40 volume and power button

The back of the Galaxy M40 is a fingerprint magnet and you will find it almost impossible to stay clean. The ultra glossy finish reflects light from all angles and has an interesting gradient pattern along the sides. For me, the clean looks solid colors of the Redmi Note 7 line just looks a little more elegant.

The Galaxy M40 retains a standard fingerprint sensor at the back, and in our limited test, we found it to be fast enough. Facial recognition is available as an option and works rather well, even in less than ideal light.

Oodles of power

  • Snapdragon 675
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • Expandable via micro-SD

The phone runs on a Snapdragon 675 chipset with six gigabytes of RAM. It's the same combination as the Redmi Note 7 Pro. That's enough to say there's plenty of power here to manage anything you might want. As always, Samsung has done a fantastic job optimizing One UI for the hardware and the user experience is absolutely sublime.

Samsung Galaxy M40 camera cut out

In fact, the user experience is what strikes me as one of the points of sale of this new breed of Samsung devices. Yes, there are some preloaded programs, but none of them get in the way and most can be removed. In addition, the lack of ads in the interface, notification bar, or system programs is a huge point of sale that should not be ignored.

& Nbsp; Upgraded camera

  • 32MP primary camera with F1.7 aperture
  • 5MP depth sensing camera
  • 8MP ultra-wide camera
  • 4K video recording

We were not all impressed by the camera on the Galaxy M30. However, Samsung seems to have gone back to the drawing board for the Galaxy M40. If we have anything to do with initial impressions, the phone shows a great improvement over the previous M series imaging devices.

There are three camera ears at the back, with the primary one 32MP unit attached to a f1.7 lens for better low-light performance. The secondary is a 5MP depth sensor with the fourth an 8MP ultra-wide camera.

The phone tends to overpaint photo's, just a bit with a hint of razor. You will not find much detail if you are the nature of the pixel peep. Look at the phone itself, but the photo's look pretty beautiful and ready to share on your favorite social media platform.

The wide-angle camera is a blast to shoot and you can get some creative angles with it. In everyday use, you may find it helpful to capture a large group of people or perhaps a building that is just too big in the frame.

Low-light or indoor imaging is definitely the Achilles heel of the Galaxy M40. Even on an absolute subject, we've seen a lack of detail and a general low quality image. We'll talk a lot more about the phone's image capabilities in our complete Galaxy M40 review.

Battery life can be a mixed bag

  • 3,500 mAh battery
  • 15-watt fast charge

We didn't have enough time with the Galaxy M40 to give us the understanding of battery life on the phone, but it certainly lies behind competitors in mere battery capacity. The 3.500 mAh battery on the phone is a little bit smaller than the 4000 mAh unit we see on phones in this category.

On the other hand, it is good to see that Samsung eventually loads quickly over most of their portfolios. The Samsung Galaxy M40 supports 15-watt fast charging over USB type C and ships with a fast charger in the box.

Samsung Galaxy M40: Our thoughts

In our 24 hours with the Samsung Galaxy M40, the phone left us with a positive impression. The hardware is very powerful and the phone is excellent in every way. While comparisons will be drawn with phones such as the Poco F1There is plenty of grunt here to satisfy all but the hardcore power seekers.

Samsung Galaxy M40 camera module

On the other hand, the excellent performance, great ergonomics and versatile camera are all useful additions that enhance the usability in a meaningful way. It's still early days, but the Galaxy M40 has the creations of a credible middle-class champion. The phone is priced at 19,990 rupees (~ $ 280) and will be available from June 14th.

What do you think of Samsung's M series? Are they offline or would you rather like & # 39; buy Xiaomi phone? Let us know in the comments.