Samsung finally launched its Galaxy M40 in India and it proves that most of the leaks and rumours about the smartphone are true. The new smartphone is placed above the Samsung Galaxy M30 and it is priced slightly higher than it but it still is a mid-range segment smartphone. But in India, mid-range segment is the most competitive smartphone segment and there are a number of other great smartphone which come in the same price point with similar specifications. One of the best-selling mid-range smartphones is from Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi – the Redmi Note 7 Pro – and it too is powered by the same CPU that powers the Samsung Galaxy M40. Read on to find out how the newly launched Samsung Galaxy M40 compares against the Redmi Note 7 Pro:
Samsung Galaxy M40: 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) Infinity-O display with Gorilla Glass 3
Redmi Note 7 Pro: 6.3-inch FHD+ Dot Notch display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
On the display front, the Redmi wins with its higher Gorilla Glass protection, however Samsung Galaxy M40 offers more screen real estate with its hole-punch display. So, it really depends on what your priority is.
Samsung Galaxy M40: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 SoC
Redmi Note 7 Pro: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 processor
Both the devices are powered by the same CPU so their performance depends on their UI and the optimization with the software.
Samsung Galaxy M40: Triple-rear camera setup with a 32MP main sensor + an 8MP ultra-wide-lens + a 5MP depth sensor.
Redmi Note 7 Pro: Dual rear camera setup with a 48MP and a 5MP sensor.
Here, the Samsung Galaxy M40 is the winner with its triple-rear camera setup, but the Redmi Note 7 Pro does have a higher resolution camera.
Samsung Galaxy M40: 16MP front camera
Redmi Note 7 Pro: 13MP AI front camera
The Samsung Galaxy M40 comes with a higher resolution front camera than the Redmi Note 7 Pro.
RAM and storage
Samsung Galaxy M40: 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage
Redmi Note 7 Pro: 4GB RAM/64GB onboard storage and 6GB RAM/128GB internal storage.
The Samsung Galaxy M40 comes in only single 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant while the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes in two variants giving the users more options.
Support for microSD card
Samsung Galaxy M40: Yes, up to 512GB
Redmi Note 7 Pro: Yes, Up to 256GB
Here, the Samsung device is the clear winner with its higher memory support.
Samsung Galaxy M40: 3,500mAh battery
Redmi Note 7 Pro: 4,000mAh battery
In terms of battery, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is the winner as it comes with a larger battery than the Samsung Galaxy M40.
Samsung Galaxy M40: Android 9 Pie skinned with One UI
Redmi Note 7 Pro: Android 9 Pie skinned with MIUI 10
With the One UI, Samsung is offering a cleaner and faster UI performance to its device, so it is the winner here.
Samsung Galaxy M40: Rs 19,990 for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant
Redmi Note 7 Pro: Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage and Rs 16,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage
While Samsung Galaxy M40 as it is priced higher than the Redmi Note 7 Pro, it does surpass it in some aspects too. However, it depends on whether you would want to pay an extra price for those features. So, the users who wants the Samsung brand with its unique technology in their smartphone can go for the Galaxy M40 or else the Note 7 Pro as it is the winner if an affordable smartphone is all that you want to buy.
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