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Compare: Samsung Galaxy M40 and Samsung Galaxy M30 and Samsung Galaxy A50

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South Korean technology giant Samsung has today launched its Galaxy M40 smartphone in India. The handset is priced at Rs 19,990 and comes with a triple rear camera setup and has an Infinity-O display. Inevitably, it competes with Samsung’s own Galaxy M30 and Galaxy A50 devices. Here, we compare Samsung Galaxy M40 with Samsung Galaxy M30 and Samsung Galaxy A50 so that you can read and decide which among the three is the best buy for you. Take a look:


Samsung Galaxy M40: 6.3-inch Full HD+ Infinity-O display

Samsung Galaxy M30: 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display

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Samsung Galaxy A50: 6.4-inch Full HD+ Infinity-U Display Super AMOLED display

While Samsung Galaxy M30 and Galaxy A50 have bigger screen sizes, you will get more display real estate with Samsung Galaxy M40. This is because the smartphone come with an Infinity-O display which means that it has its selfie camera embedded in its screen. The other two handsets have an Infinity-U screen instead, which means that they have a U-shaped notch that houses the selfie camera. For someone who loves to use their smartphone for entertainment, the newly launched Galaxy M40 is the best option.

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Samsung Galaxy M40: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 SoC

Samsung Galaxy M30: Octa-core Exynos 7904 chipset

Samsung Galaxy A50: Exynos 9610 SoC

As far as the processor of the three smartphones goes, our pick would be the Samsung Galaxy M40, as the device uses a chipset from Qualcomm, while the other two have Exynos processors. Qualcomm is known for its good processors in the smartphone industry, and hence, Galaxy M40’s performance would be better as compared to the other two devices.

Rear camera(s)

Samsung Galaxy M40: Triple-rear cameras with 32MP, 8MP and 5MP sensors

Samsung Galaxy M30: Triple rear cameras with 13MP, 5MP and 5MP sensors

Samsung Galaxy A50: Triple rear cameras with 25MP, 5MP and 8MP sensors

All three smartphones come with triple rear camera setups. However, in terms of resolution, Samsung Galaxy M40 leads.

Selfie camera

Samsung Galaxy M40: 16MP front camera

Samsung Galaxy M30: 16MP front-facing camera

Samsung Galaxy A50: 25MP sensor with fixed-focus

As far as the selfie camera of the smartphones goes, the Galaxy A50 is a clear winner. It has a 25MP selfie camera, which is far more advanced than the front-facing snappers of the other two handsets.

RAM and storage

Samsung Galaxy M40: 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage

Samsung Galaxy M30: 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage, 6GB RAM/128GB onboard storage

Samsung Galaxy A50: 4GB/6GB of RAM, 64GB onboard storage

Samsung Galaxy M30 and Galaxy M40 come with more storage than Galaxy A50. However, all three devices offer 6GB of RAM. So in terms of RAM, there is a tie, but in terms of storage, there isn’t.

Support for microSD card

Samsung Galaxy M40: Up to 512GB

Samsung Galaxy M30: Up to 512GB

Samsung Galaxy A50: Up to 512GB


Samsung Galaxy M40: 3,500mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy M30: 5,000mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy A50: 4,000mAh battery

In terms of battery, the clear winner among the three Samsung handsets is Galaxy M30. It has a 5,000mAh battery and anyone who has a prioritises battery over other aspects of a smartphone can opt for Samsung Galaxy M30.

Operating system

Samsung Galaxy M40: Android 9 Pie skinned with One UI

Samsung Galaxy M30: Android 8.1 Oreo skinned with Samsung Experience 9.5

Samsung Galaxy A50: Android 9.0 Pie skinned with Samsung’s One UI

As far as operating system of the smartphones goes, we would recommend either Samsung Galaxy A50 or Galaxy M40. They both run Android 9.0 Pie with One UI while Samsung Galaxy M30 runs Android 8.1 Oreo and Samsung Experience 9.5.

Starting Price

Samsung Galaxy M40: Rs 19,990

Samsung Galaxy M30: Rs 14,990

Samsung Galaxy A50: Rs 19,990

Out of the three, Samsung Galaxy M40 is the device we recommend, as it surpasses the two in terms of a number of specifications. You may opt for Samsung Galaxy M30 for the battery, but then you would have to put up with an older Android version.

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