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O2
Samsung Galaxy A40: 64GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 10GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£9.50
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct

O2
Samsung Galaxy A40: 64GB
White
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 10GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£9.50
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct

O2
Samsung Galaxy A40: 64GB
Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 10GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£9.50
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct

O2
Samsung Galaxy A40: 64GB
Coral
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 10GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£9.50
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct

O2
Samsung Galaxy A40: 64GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 3GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£11
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Smart Phone Company

Smart Phone Company

O2
Samsung Galaxy A40: 64GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 2GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£11
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Smart Phone Company

Smart Phone Company

O2
Samsung Galaxy A40: 64GB
Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 3GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£11
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Smart Phone Company

Smart Phone Company

O2
Samsung Galaxy A40: 64GB
Coral
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 3GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£11
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Smart Phone Company

Smart Phone Company

O2
Samsung Galaxy A40: 64GB
White
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 2GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£11
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Smart Phone Company

Smart Phone Company

O2
Samsung Galaxy A40: 64GB
White
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 3GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£11
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Smart Phone Company

Smart Phone Company

About Samsung Galaxy A40 - Review, Specs + more

Back in April 2019, Samsung unleashed a huge swathe of mid-range "Galaxy A" smartphones at its grand unveiling event in Milan. And they have been confusing us ever since, so let's recap from cheapest price, to most expensive:

You can see the A40 sitting right in the 'centre of the mid-range' of the Galaxy A series; indeed  the Korean tech titan revealed that even more brand new flagship-killing smartphones would soon be joining the ranks, each in time bringing something special to the table. So prepare to be even more confused shortly.

In our opinion, the new Galaxy A80 is perhaps the most interesting of the bunch, thanks to its crazy rotating triple camera. It is, however, also the most expensive of the lot, so I'm here to review the Samsung Galaxy A40, which is far better suited for lighter wallets - you may be looking to buy it outright, but will a contract make more sense? Let's find out...

For a fairly low price, you will receive a solid smartphone. In addition to a high-resolution OLED display, the Samsung Galaxy A40 stands out in particular due to its large device memory. It's a suitable compromise between the cheaper phones such as the A20e, and the too-expensive A80. Read our full review to find out more.

What you need to know:

  • RIght in the middle of the mid-range... with AMOLED display
  • Octacore processor and decent 4GB of memory
  • 64GB of storage space - expandable via microSD card

The 140g Galaxy A40 brings - despite its fairly low purchase price - a Super AMOLED display. This measures 5.9 inches in the diagonal and really dazzles at 2340 × 1080 pixels in Full HD. The testers at Express.co.uk also praise for its natural colour representation and brightness.

Smartphone - on a budget?

As this is really the "mid level" smartphone for Samsung, they had to cut costs somewhere, to make the more expensive "A" Series' models more desirable; otherwise nobody would buy the A70 or A80.

And that cost-cutting stands out when it comes to a few things: the camera equipment in particular is pretty mediocre. It consists of a 25-megapixel front camera, which is sufficient in terms of megapixels, but lacks a lot of features according to this review. There are also 2 cameras on the back.

According to various reviewers on YouTube, the cameras quickly reach their limits in difficult lighting conditions.

Decent enough video recordings *are* possible:  only with the main camera with an optical image stabiliser in full HD, though.  Unless you're looking for advanced effects like bokeh or do a lot of Instagramming you're probably not going to notice. (Check out our review of the Huawei P Smart here if you're looking at creating a lot of Instagram content).

Onto the design: It's a pretty standard Samsung affair, but we love it. The design looks premium from a distance, but pick up the Galaxy A40 and the lightweight frame and cheaper feel reveals it's made up of a glass and plastic combo, rather than being an all-glass affair like the premium Galaxy S9 for example.

Still, it looks smart and functional, and is available in three colours; blue, coral (sometimes called pink) and white.

Above-average performance

For system performance, the dual-SIM smartphone has an eight-core processor with 1.8 GHz and 4 GB of RAM. You can expand the 64 GB device memory up to 512 GB. The device can be unlocked either by face-unlock or fingerprint sensor, which is not really practical at all as they've placed it on the back.

If you're keen on surfing the Internet then the Galaxy A40 goes over fast ac-WLAN and LTE. The battery is smaller at 3100 mAh compared to the Samsung Galaxy A50 (4000 mAh) - again, another clever compromise to cut costs.

Nevertheless, according to the manufacturer, this is enough for 11 hours of intensive use. Charging takes place via Quick-Charge technology via the USB Type-C interface. Overall, computerbild.de rated the price-performance ratio as fair.

The oneCOMPARE verdict

The "A" Series is just too confusing, even journalists and reviewers like myself find it difficult to keep up. Samsung would be much better advised to have only 2 or 3 A series phones, not 7.

That said, the A40 is a decent compromise, and if your budget cannot stretch to, or you do not want some of the more advanced features of the A70 or A80, then this is the model to get.

If it were up to me I'd spend a little more and get the A70, which now that it has been superceded by the A80, is a real steal and you'll probably only end up paying £2 a month more for, if that.

Samsung Galaxy A40: Specifications

  • Case
  • Dimensions: 144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 140 g
  • Operating System
  • Platform: Android
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Display
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340
  • Performance
  • Memory Card:
  • Processor: 1.8 Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Autonomy
  • Talk Time: 18 hours
  • Battery Capacity: 3100
  • Camera
  • Front Camera: 25 MP
  • Back Camera: 16 MP
  • Connection
  • Connection Type: 4G
  • GPS:
  • SIM Capacity: 2
  • Network
  • WIFI:
  • WIFI Hotspot:
  • Bluetooth:
  • USB:

Galaxy A40 Deals FAQs

The oneCompare robots are currently comparing 6598 Samsung Galaxy A40 contract deals on SIX major mobile phone network(s):

  • Samsung Galaxy A40 deals on the EE network
  • Samsung Galaxy A40 deals on the Vodafone network
  • Samsung Galaxy A40 deals on the iD network
  • Samsung Galaxy A40 deals on the O2 network
  • Samsung Galaxy A40 deals on the Virgin network
  • Samsung Galaxy A40 deals on the Sky Mobile network

We'll shortly be adding Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and a few more! No other comparison website offers such a huge number of possible comparisons.

Galaxy A40: What's the cheapest monthly deal?

The cheapest monthly cost for the Galaxy A40 currently is Β£10.50 a month. Although this varies depending on how much upfront you want to pay - if you are looking to spend about Β£100 upfront then there are a number of deals on the Samsung Galaxy A40 available right now via pay monthly. If you prefer to compare SIM Only plans and don't need a handset or device then click here to compare

Galaxy A40 deals: How long does delivery take?

If your device is in stock with the retailer, then most orders will be shipped by them within 24 hours so you could have your phone tomorrow morning. If it's a pre-order then we will let you know the approximate delivery date

Is SIM Only better for Galaxy A40?

Generally speaking, SIM Only is cheaper but you don't have the benefit of paying monthly for your handset like the Samsung Galaxy A40, so it only really makes financial sense if you are in the fortunate position to be able to buy the handset outright first. Yes, it works out cheaper overall if you can do that, at least nearly always - but it is really a personal preference. Find out more about SIM Only deals here

Not sure which mobile network to go for?

oneCompare completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a real minefield. Another example, which is better? A Samsung Galaxy A40 ee contract or a Samsung Galaxy A40 Tesco Mobile contract?

The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have cruddy download speeds? But never fear - oneCompare is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts below.

Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand new Samsung Galaxy A40 contract only to find you can't use your data (never mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.

A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signals across all major mobile networks within the UK.

So which network has the best signal?

According to Which?, in their recent research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.

EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal - they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time - that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!

oneCompare's extensive deals & contract database checks for prices and details on 6598 Samsung Galaxy A40 deals, covering 4 model(s):

So what are you waiting for - search for your desired Samsung Galaxy A40 handset colour, and perfect contract using our filters.

Should I buy SIM-Only, and will it save money?

In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile phone usage requirements.

Out of our 6598 Samsung Galaxy A40 deals, our cheapest Samsung Galaxy A40 deal over the entire life of the contract is £208.00, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.

oneCompare's team have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM-free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely possible as the Mobile networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.

A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much a Samsung Galaxy A40 SIM Free phone would cost to buy i.e. this is where you buy the phone without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront.

The benefit here is flexibility: you're able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile networks often give you far better usage allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM Free Samsung Galaxy A40 handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare this cost to a regular Samsung Galaxy A40 Contract.

Did you know? You can compare SIM only deals from Sky, o2, Vodafone and all the other networks with oneCompare!

Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contracts, is to consider purchasing a pre owned Samsung Galaxy A40 phone from the likes of MusicMagpie who provide warranties and flexible handset payment terms.

What's in the box?

If you take out a contract on this device then Samsung will helpfully provide you with a charger, headphones, the device itself, and a few other things beside. See our full list of items below.

  1. Device
  2. Charging wire, UK plug
  3. Headphones
  4. USB Cabling
  5. Device
  6. SIM Card tool
  7. Quick-start booklet
  8. Warranty info

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