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Samsung Galaxy M40 vs. Galaxy A50 Comparison – How do they differ?

The Samsung Galaxy M40 is officially launched in India with the price tag of Rs. 19990, the same which was the price for even the Galaxy A50 that was previously launched and is available in the market already, but there are some major upgrades here from the M30, easily clashing the best A-series mid-range phone, the Galaxy A50. The Galaxy M40 features a punch-hole display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, but what are the other major differences when we compare it with the A50? Let’s check out the comparison.

Design and Display Differences

Samsung Galaxy A50
Galaxy A50

The difference with the design here is that the Galaxy A50 seems a little more sleeker, though both have the same glossy back. With the looks of the back panel, the Galaxy M40 actually feels better because of the color gradiant and the blue projects out some different shades when seen against a light source. On the display aspect, there is quite some difference as the Galaxy A50 has a Super AMOLED display which is obviously much better than the Galaxy M40 that has the TFT display and thus, the color output won’t be the same, even though the two phones have the same resolution, i.e. 1080 x 2340 pixels.

Samsung Galaxy M40 punch hole display
Galaxy M40

The punch-hole display on the M40 is much better in looks and seems like a practical move to remove the center top notch that is provided on the Galaxy A50.

Processor, Storage and RAM Differences

Another big difference here is the processor that powers both the phones. The homegrown Exynos processor is what powers the Samsung Galaxy A50, while on the other side, the Samsung Galaxy M40 is powered by a Qualcomm processor. Let’s see which one it is.

  • Samsung Galaxy M40 – Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612 GPU, 11nm
    • Samsung Galaxy A50 – Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, 10nm

While the process is better on the Exynos chipset here, many would prefer a Snapdragon chipset in this case because the Snapdragon 675 is proven to do well in most of the cases. There are variants for the Galaxy A50 phone while the M40 has a single variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The A50 has two variants, one with the 4GB + 64GB combination and other with 6GB + 128GB combination.

Camera differences between Galaxy M40 and Galaxy A50

There is a major difference with the primary camera of the phones. The Galaxy M40 now comes with a 32-megapixel primary camera while it was a 25-megapixel primary camera on the Galaxy A50. Let’s check out all the three cameras on each phone.

Galaxy M40:

  • 32 MP, f/1.7 aperture, 0.8µm pixel size, PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.2 aperture, 12mm (ultrawide), 1.12µm pixel size, PDAF
  • 5 MP, f/2.2 aperture, depth sensor

Galaxy A50:

  • 25 MP, f/1.7 aperture, 26mm (wide), PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.2 aperture, 13mm (ultrawide)
  • 5 MP, f/2.2 aperture, depth sensor

The selfie camera on both differ as well. While the aperture size is the same on both the phones, the selfie camera on the Samsung Galaxy M40 is a 16-megapixel one with a resolution lesser than the 25-megapixel selfie camera on the Galaxy A50. The compromise with the selfie camera resolution here is done only because of the new implementation of the punch-hole camera.

Galaxy M40 vs Galaxy A50 battery comparison

The battery capacity differs quite a bit, though we can’t really say if there will be huge difference in the optimization and the battery efficiency of the chipsets, but the Galaxy M40 has a lesser battery capacity, at 3500 mAh when compared to the 4000 mAh battery on the Galaxy A50.

Both the phones support 15W fast charging and the charger is given in the box itself, which is the similarity in them and thus, the charging will be faster on the Galaxy M40 due to the lesser capacity, though the higher battery size is always an advantage.

Similarities between Galaxy M40 and Galaxy A50

  • The Samsung Galaxy A50 and M40 have USB Type-C port in the bottom
  • The two phones run Android 9 Pie based OneUI that is the same with version and features offered
  • Both the phones have FM radio in-built
  • The fingerprint sensor is present on both the phones, on the back of the device
  • There is gyroscope present on both the phones
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