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
₹ 19,990 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
AnnouncedJune 2019February 2019
ReleasedJune 2019February 2019
Body
BuildPlastic bodyFront and Back 2.5D Glass
Colors
Midnight Blue
Seawater Blue
Space Black
Neptune Blue
Nebula Red
Dimensions155.3 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1 mm
Weight168 grams186 grams
ButtonsOn-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rockerOn-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rockers
Display
Screen Size6.3 inches6.3 inches
Display TypeBezel-less IPS LCD Infinity O Display with front camera holeIPS LCD bezel-less display with Dot notch
ResolutionFHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels)FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels)
Pixel Density409 pixels per inch (PPI)409 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio19.5:9 aspect ratio19.5:9 aspect ratio
Display Area91.8% screen-to-body ratio81.4% screen-to-body ratio
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (Front & Back)
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, MultitouchYes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Performance
ProcessorOcta-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold cores & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver cores), 11nmOcta-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold cores & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver cores), 11nm
RAM6 GB6 GB
GPUAdreno 612 GPUAdreno 612 GPU, upto 845MHz
Storage
Internal128 GB128 GB (eMMC 5.1 flash storage)
ExternalmicroSD up to 512 GBmicroSD up to 256 GB
USB OTG Yes Yes
Operating System
OS Android 9.0 Pie Android 9.0 Pie
User InterfaceOne UIMIUI 10
Cameras
Rear Camera32 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP triple cameras with Single LED flash48 MP + 5 MP Dual cameras with Dual LED flash
Details32 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 Recording4K (2160p) @30fps, FHD (1080p) @30fps, Slow-mo @240fps, Hyperlapse4K @30fps, 1080p @60/30fps, 720p @30fps, 720p slow motion @120fps, 1080p slow motion @120fps
Front Camera16 MP13 MP
Detailsf/2.0 aperture lensAI Portrait mode, Background blurring, AI Beautify, Face recognition, Selfie timer, HDR, AI Studio lighting, AI Scene detection (12 scene categories)
Video RecordingFHD (1080p) @30fps1080p/ 720p @30fps
SIM
SIMDual SIM (hybrid slots)Hybrid Dual SIM (Dual 4G, Dual VoLTE)
SIM SizeNano SIMNano SIM
Battery
Capacity3500 mAh Li-Po battery4000 mAh Li-Po battery
Fast ChargingYes, 15W fast chargingYes, 5V/2A charger included, supports Quick Charge 4.0
Wireless ChargingNoNo
Removable Battery No No
Security and Sensors
SecurityFingerprint Scanner, Face UnlockFingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Virtual Light SensingGyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Electronic compass, Ambient light sensor, Vibration motor, IR blaster
Connectivity
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetoothv5.05.0, A2DP, LE
LocationGPS, Glonass, BeidouGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
USB TypeUSB Type-CUSB Type-C 2.0
FM RadioYesYes
NFC Yes No
Infrared No Yes
Sound
SpeakersYes (bottom mounted), Dolby Atmos, Screen Sound TechnologyYes (bottom mounted)
3.5mm Headphone JackNoYes
MicrophoneOne primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellationOne primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Network
Cellular Networks2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G BandsGSM: 850/900/1800/1900GSM : B2, B3, B5, B8
3G BandsHSDPA: 850/900/1900/2100WCDMA : B1, B2, B5, B8
4G Bands-FDD-LTE : B1, B3, B5, B8 TDD-LTE : B40, B41(120MHz)
Speed--
SAR Values
Head0.20 W/kg0.962 W/kg
Body-0.838 W/kg (distance 15mm)
Other Features
Notification LEDNoYes (bottom mounted)
Water ResistanceNoWater repellent P2i nano coating
In Box Contents
What's in the box?Samsung Galaxy M40, Travel Adapter, USB Cable, Ejection Pin and User ManualRedmi 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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