Samsung is one of the giant techs on the market, and this year, the company launched aggressive its smartphones in India. Some of the smartphones are the Galaxy A and Galaxy M devices for the mid-range budget segments. The analyzes are quite simple; Samsung is trying to fight with companies like Xiaomi and Realme this year. So Samsung Galaxy M40 is the perfect example of the company’s attempt to win the battle.
Samsung Galaxy M40 versus Redmi Note 7 Pro
First of all, Samsung Galaxy M40 arrived in India for Rs. 19.990, and the Redmi Note 7 Pro is starting from 13.999. Looking at M40 specs, Redmi 7 Pro is the biggest competitor on the market. Going more in-depth with the analyzes, Galaxy M40 has its Infinity-O display, and it is the first phone with a hole-punch screen at this price. The screen is a larger one 6.3 inches FHD+ with minimal bezels and a high screen ratio. Even the M40 doesn’t have an AMOLED panel like the M30; it comes with an upper LCD and excellent viewing angles. The screen isn’t made of glass, but from a curved plastic and two colors on hand, Seawater Blue and Midnight Blue. However, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is coming with a Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides and 6.3 inches FHD + display. It has a water drop notch and the same display qualities as M40 from Samsung.
Second of all, we are moving to one of the most important aspects of a device, the camera. The Galaxy M40 is offering a triple camera setup with 32 MP on the primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 5Mp depth camera. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a 48MP Sony IMX 586 on the primary camera and a secondary camera with 5 MP depths. Unfortunately for Samsung, the Redmi Note 7 Pro wins also with the Night mode that Galaxy M40 does not have.
Moving on with the comparison, we are looking very good at the software and the battery capacity. Both the Galaxy M40 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro are running on Snapdragon 675, and the performance is similar when it comes to apps. But the difference is made by the OS, and Samsung is offering Android Pie and an improved One UI which is bringing dark mode and a redesigned interface, so it’s much better than the MIUI.
Finally, regarding the battery capacity, Samsung Galaxy M40 offers a 3.500 mAh battery, and the Redmin Note 7 Pro a 4.000 mAh battery. So the difference is essential, especially if we look at the Galaxy M30 and M20 that are sporting a 5.000 mAh. The choice is yours, of course, even if the Samsung Galaxy M40 is a right product as a standalone; the Redmi Note 7 Pro is offering a lot of cool features at a more affordable price.
Nicole Hicks a graduate of UFT. She’s based in Toronto but travels much of the year. Nicole has written for NPR, Motherboard, MSN Money, and the Huffington Post. Nicole is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing.