Samsung Galaxy M40 VS Redmi Note 7 Pro: Samsung’s resurgence vs the budget king, which one to buy?

This is the comparison between two one of the best and hottest smartphones right now

Phone Details & Quick Specs

Rank : 

#2
₹ 17,999 on
Our Score
88
Out of 100

2.0 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 675

6 GB RAM

Android 9.0 Pie

6.3 inches (FHD)

Dual Sim

32,8,5MP + 16MP

3,500 mAh

128 GB Internal

512 GB microSD

Fingerprint, Face Unlock, 15W Charging

VS

Rank : 

#1
₹ 16,999 on
Our Score
89
Out of 100

2.0 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 675

6 GB RAM

Android 9.0 Pie

6.3 inches (FHD)

Dual Sim

48,5MP + 13MP

4,000 mAh

128 GB Internal

256 GB microSD

4G, Infrared, Fingerprint, Face Unlock

Based on our Scores
Performance
Almost similar Performance
Almost similar Performance
Rear Camera
It has around 1% better Rear Camera quality
Front Camera
It has around 3% better Front Camera quality
Design
It has around 5% better Design
Display
Almost similar Display quality
Almost similar Display quality
Battery
It has around 14% better Battery backup
Features
It has around 8% more Features
Connectivity
Almost similar Connectivity options
Almost similar Connectivity options
Value for Money
It has around 9% more Value for Money
User Experience
Almost similar User Experience
Almost similar User Experience
Based on Specs & Facts
RAM
Same RAM Size
Same RAM Size
Screen Size
Same Screen Size
Same Screen Size
Storage
Same Internal Storage
Same Internal Storage
Thickness
It has 0.2 mm (2%) Slimmer body
Weight
It is 18 grams (10%) lighter
Age
It is 110 days younger
Heavy Users
Normal Day to Day Users
Heavy Gamers
Moderate Gamers
Camera Lovers
Selfie Lovers
Multimedia Consumption

Conclusion: Samsung Galaxy M40 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro (6 GB)

After resurging in the budget smartphone segment, Samsung has now launched the Galaxy M40 which comes with the same powerful SD 675 processor and is the direct challenger to the budget smartphone king, the Redmi Note 7 Pro. While both the Galaxy M40 and Redmi Note 7 Pro have their pros and cons, which you can read in our separate posts, there are 3 major factors – display, UI & price which differentiates the two; rest other things are more or less similar.

The first and most important thing is the display. The Galaxy M40 comes with a hole punch display which clearly looks more beautiful, consumes less space and is less obstructive compared to the dot notch present in the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Design-wise, the Galaxy M40 looks a little better but the Redmi Note 7 Pro clearly has a better and premium build with the glass back. The second major difference is the user interface of the two phones, the Galaxy M40 comes with Samsung’s new One UI while the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with Xiaomi’s MIUI which is already facing criticism for ads in the UI, but even if you ignore the ads, the One UI is more beautiful, modern, feature-rich and easy to use and gets more points. Although the Galaxy M40 has an upper edge in terms of display and UI, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is ₹3,000 cheaper which is a great deal.

Finally, to sum it up, whether to go for the Galaxy M40 or the Redmi Note 7 Pro depends primarily on which ecosystem you want to go into, Samsung’s or Xiaomi’s. While Samsung’s charges you more premium, it also delivers a more premium user experience especially with its hole punch style Infinity O Display and the One UI, which are reasons enough if you are willing to spend some extra amount, otherwise the Redmi Note 7 Pro has a leading edge in terms of cameras, build, battery, price and is close to perfect for its price.

Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Samsung Galaxy M40 Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
Manufacturer Samsung Xiaomi
Announced June 2019 February 2019
Released June 2019 February 2019
Body
Build Plastic body Front and Back 2.5D Glass
Colors
Midnight Blue
Seawater Blue
Space Black
Neptune Blue
Nebula Red
Dimensions 155.3 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm 159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1 mm
Weight 168 grams 186 grams
Buttons On-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rocker On-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rockers
Display
Screen Size 6.3 inches 6.3 inches
Display Type Bezel-less IPS LCD Infinity O Display with front camera hole IPS LCD bezel-less display with Dot notch
Resolution FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels)
Pixel Density 409 pixels per inch (PPI) 409 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 aspect ratio 19.5:9 aspect ratio
Display Area 91.8% screen-to-body ratio 81.4% screen-to-body ratio
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (Front & Back)
Touchscreen Yes, Capacitive, Multitouch Yes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Performance
Processor Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold cores & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver cores), 11nm Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold cores & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver cores), 11nm
RAM 6 GB 6 GB
GPU Adreno 612 GPU Adreno 612 GPU, upto 845MHz
Storage
Internal 128 GB 128 GB (eMMC 5.1 flash storage)
External microSD up to 512 GB microSD up to 256 GB
USB OTG Yes Yes
Operating System
OS Android 9.0 Pie Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface One UI MIUI 10
Cameras
Rear Camera 32 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP triple cameras with Single LED flash 48 MP + 5 MP Dual cameras with Dual LED flash
Details 32 MP sensor: f/1.7 aperture lens, PDAF
8 MP sensor (ultrawide): f/2.2 aperture lens, 123 degree wide angle, 1.12µm
5 MP sensor (depth sensor): f/2.2 aperture lens, Live focus
Primary sensor: Sony sensor, f/1.79 aperture lens; Secondary sensor: f/2.4 aperture lens; 1.6μm large pixel (4-in-1 Super Pixel), PDAF, Steady handheld night photography, AI Portrait mode, Background blurring, Single-tone flash, Low light enhancement, Standard HDR, Auto HDR, Video stabilization (EIS), Burst mode, Panorama mode, Face recognition, AI Dynamic bokeh, AI Studio lighting, AI Scene detection (33 scene categories)
Video Recording 4K (2160p) @30fps, FHD (1080p) @30fps, Slow-mo @240fps, Hyperlapse 4K @30fps, 1080p @60/30fps, 720p @30fps, 720p slow motion @120fps, 1080p slow motion @120fps
Front Camera 16 MP 13 MP
Details f/2.0 aperture lens AI Portrait mode, Background blurring, AI Beautify, Face recognition, Selfie timer, HDR, AI Studio lighting, AI Scene detection (12 scene categories)
Video Recording FHD (1080p) @30fps 1080p/ 720p @30fps
SIM
SIM Dual SIM (hybrid slots) Hybrid Dual SIM (Dual 4G, Dual VoLTE)
SIM Size Nano SIM Nano SIM
Battery
Capacity 3500 mAh Li-Po battery 4000 mAh Li-Po battery
Fast Charging Yes, 15W fast charging Yes, 5V/2A charger included, supports Quick Charge 4.0
Wireless Charging No No
Removable Battery No No
Security and Sensors
Security Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Virtual Light Sensing Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Electronic compass, Ambient light sensor, Vibration motor, IR blaster
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0 5.0, A2DP, LE
Location GPS, Glonass, Beidou GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
USB Type USB Type-C USB Type-C 2.0
FM Radio Yes Yes
NFC Yes No
Infrared No Yes
Sound
Speakers Yes (bottom mounted), Dolby Atmos, Screen Sound Technology Yes (bottom mounted)
3.5mm Headphone Jack No Yes
Microphone One primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation One primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Network
Cellular Networks 2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE 2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G Bands GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 GSM : B2, B3, B5, B8
3G Bands HSDPA: 850/900/1900/2100 WCDMA : B1, B2, B5, B8
4G Bands - FDD-LTE : B1, B3, B5, B8 TDD-LTE : B40, B41(120MHz)
Speed - -
SAR Values
Head 0.20 W/kg 0.962 W/kg
Body - 0.838 W/kg (distance 15mm)
Other Features
Notification LED No Yes (bottom mounted)
Water Resistance No Water repellent P2i nano coating
In Box Contents
What's in the box? Samsung Galaxy M40, Travel Adapter, USB Cable, Ejection Pin and User Manual Redmi Note 7 Pro, Power adapter, USB cable, SIM eject tool, User guide, Clear soft case
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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