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Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Galaxy A40

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The Samsung Galaxy A40 currently has an Informr score of 7.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
1.8 GHz
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
16+ MP, f/1.7
16+ MP, f/1.7
3100 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Expert Reviews
Expert Reviews

It’s obviously too early to tell whether or not the Samsung Galaxy A40 is going to be worth your money, but at £220 it does seem to have everything you could ask for when it comes to cutthroat features. The bezel-free screen looks lovely and its design could easily pass for a phone that costs twice...

- Tom Bruce, Matt Breen, Expert Reviews

The A40 is what it is supposed to be: an affordable device that’s meant to let you do basic things like browsing the web, sending emails, watching YouTube videos occasionally, and chatting with friends using apps like WhatsApp. Anything beyond that will make the device show its limits, and the best...

- Bogdan Popa, Softpedia

The Samsung Galaxy A40 is a compact smartphone of the lower mid-range that offers many advantages compared to its predecessor, thanks to a high performance, an elegant case, and a variable camera. Some minor disadvantages result from the dark display, the spotty GPS reception, and the call quality t...

- Florian Schmitt, Notebookcheck

The Samsung Galaxy A40 shows that you don't have to spend a fortune to get a good Samsung phone. It's good value and has all the basics covered as well as a big screen and a modern design.

- James Rogerson,

It has the ergonomics, it has the nice design, despite the plasticky build, it has a dedicated ultra wide-angle camera and more importantly, a Super AMOLED panel that makes this handset stand out. The rather underperforming SoC and the lack of native 4K video recording, however, keeps us from giving...

- GSMArena

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Common Questions

Samsung backs up the Galaxy A40 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Galaxy A40 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy A40's screen size is 5.9 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

1.8 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie (Update Available: 11) operating system (OS).

16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ MP, f/1.7 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 25+ megapixels resolution.

64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3100 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1080 minutes, 660 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy A40 Specs

Release Date April 10, 2019
Regions Available United Kingdom
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie (Update Available: 11)

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Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 1.8 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.49 W/kg
Body: 1.34 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
16+ Megapixels, f/1.7
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Dual camera feature (5 MP 2nd camera, f/2.2)
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
25+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density 437 pixels
Size 5.9 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3100 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 840 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 660 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Up to 660 minutes
Talk Time Up to 1080 minutes
Standby Time Up to 5 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Blue, Coral, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.44 x 6.92 x 0.79 cm (5.7 x 2.7 x 0.3 in)
Weight 140 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-A405F
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