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Samsung Galaxy A40



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In a nutshell

  • 5.9” Full HD+ Super AMOLED display
  • 16MP + 5MP Ultra Wide rear cameras + 25MP Selfie Camera
  • 64 GB internal storage
  • Available in Black, White, Blue and Coral

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“You’ll see the detail in all your box sets and games with the A40’s Super AMOLED screen, while the dual rear cameras are powered by AI to make every photo stand out.”

What Users Say

3.8 based on

  • Battery

    Up to 17 hours talktime

  • Operating System

    Android 9 (Pie)

  • Camera

    16MP + 5MP Ultra Wide rear cameras + 25MP Selfie Camera

  • Storage

    Available in 64GB

  • Display

    5.9 inches

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Samsung Logo Galaxy A40

Infinity at your fingertips

The Galaxy A40's 5.9" FHD+ Super AMOLED
display makes the detail pop in everything
you watch*. From music videos to your
favourite pictures the Infinity-U display
leaps edge to edge across the screen.

*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the
rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners
and camera hole.

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Stunning Design

The Galaxy A40 is beautifully sleek and slim.
The curved back rests easily in a single hand
and with a choice of black, white, coral or
blue, you'll find a colour to match your style.

Stunning Design

Capture every
moment that matters

The Galaxy A40 features amazing dual
cameras, the 16MP low light lens and Ultra
Wide camera mean you can capture epic
landscape or group shots in detail whether it's
day or night. The 25 MP Selfie camera also
means that every snap is crystal clear.

Capture every moment that matters

Smart AI Camera

The Galaxy A40 uses AI to detect your
subject, so it'll know if you're taking a
picture of a sunset or a delicious plate of
food and instantly gives you the optimum
levels of brightness and saturation*.

*Accuracy of Scene Optimiser may differ depending on shooting conditions
including multiple subjects, being out of focus, or moving subjects

Smart AI Camera

Battery Beast

The Galaxy A40 will be there when you
need it most. With a 3,100mAh battery,
you'll be able to go all day, streaming
movies and making calls*. And when you're
low on power, 15W Fast Charging will get
you quickly juiced up.

*Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value
is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery
capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard.
Rated (minimum) capacity is 3,020 mAh. Actual battery life may vary
depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.

Smart AI Camera

One UI

One UI helps you focus. Hardware and
software work together, with content and
features at your fingertips, so you can use
them faster. Use Night Mode for a
comfortable experience in the dark, and
with clear visuals using your phone becomes
second nature.

Smart AI Camera

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The box contains

  • Device
  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • SIM card removal tool
  • Quick Start Guide


  • Special Features

    • Bixby

  • Dimensions

    • 144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm

    • 162 grams

  • Battery

    • 23 hours

    • 3100 mAh

    • USB Type C

    • 17 hours

  • Fitness

  • Body

    • Nano

  • Calls & Messages

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Android 9 (Pie)

  • Apps

    • Play Store

  • Connectivity

    • USB Memory Stick,Camera(PTP/UMS),USB Keyboard/Mouse

  • Camera

    • LED

    • FHD (1920 x 1080) | @30fps

    • Auto,Beauty,Food,Hyperlapse,Live Focus,Panorama,Pro,Scene Mode,Selfie,Selfie Focus,Slow Motion,Stickers,Wide Selfie

    • 25 megapixels

    • FHD (1920 x 1080) | @30fps

    • 16 megapixels

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 512 GB

  • Music and entertainment

  • Display

    • Full HD

    • 438 ppi

    • 2340 x 1080 pixels


    • 5.9 inches

  • Processor

    • Exynos 7904

    • Octa

    • 4 GB


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Integral Micro SD Card Black 256 GB

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Integral Micro SD Card Black 32 GB

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Integral Micro SD Card Black 128 GB

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Samsung Galaxy A40 Wallet Case Black

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Samsung Galaxy A40 is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from evil version Compared to the old Samsung Galaxy A5 phone, the A40 version is much worse. There are flaws here that are permanent and some that appear from time to time. It spoils the image of this phone. - it is not possible to assign a new contact to a group - no option (Always on display) - notifications work when they want - the phone loses network coverage no connection - the internet does not work properly, instead of 4G is H or there is nothing - when traveling by train, the phone lost network coverage and also the Internet, although other people around me were using the phone or talking on the phone. I did not think that samsung will break so bad, after so many years of using their phone models. I advise against buying the A40 version
Date published: 2020-09-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average phone. Had this a year now. Not a bad phone. One big issue for is being a manual worker, the safe modes don't work. The accidental touch feature doesn't work properly. I have managed to call 999, taken pictures of my pocket lol and its turned its volume and contrast down all whilst supposedly being locked. It regularly turns the contrast down so I can't see to get it back up unless I in a dark room. As a phone it's good for normal folk who just have it sat on the side, but its completely useless for a manual worker who has it in their pocket all the time.
Date published: 2020-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really happy with my A40 A great no-nonsense, straightforward smartphone. I bought it mainly because it was one of the smallest/lightest phones I could find, but I'm so glad I did. I probably don't use many of the features, but for my purposes I can't fault it.
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from IDK Had the phone a day. Not sure if I can really review it. It seems decent. However, I was really disappointed that it was a phone from the EU that specifications apparently had been changed so that it was UK compatible. So, I got the phone in the post and was surprised because I thought it was brand new, it felt like I was opening up a box that was second had...Had me thinking, you pay £200+ for what you think was a new UK phone and you get an EU phone that specifications have changed to UK and feels like second hand... I'm not too sure about phones so can't tell if it is refurbished model which I would be really disappointed with if is! ...BUT this has really put me off and not sure I will buy a phone through this company again as you do not make it clear what types of models one is getting. CARPHONE WAREHOUSE YOU need to write down what type of phone people will be getting. I am really disappointed with this! There's no point sending it back now as I just don't want that hassle during this whole pandemic!
Date published: 2020-07-10
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