Design of Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M40
redmi note 7 pro ,review) and Samsung Galaxy M40 ,reviewBoth come with different designs. Redmi Note 7 Pro has the usual glass sandwich design. Corning Gorilla Glass has been used at the front and back, which protects it from scratch marks to some extent. There is a plastic frame in the middle of the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The power and volume buttons are on the right side of the Redmi Note 7 Pro while the SIM tray is on the left. The hand is easily accessible to the power button but the hand has to be stretched a bit to reach the volume button.
At the bottom of the Redmi Note 7 Pro is the USB Type-C port along with the loudspeaker. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack and IR emitter at the top of the phone. Xiaomi Has given a dual camera module on the back of Redmi Note 7 Pro. There is a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, the hand reaches the sensor easily.
Samsung The Galaxy M40 looks modern and sports a hole-punch display that houses the selfie camera. In our review unit, we found that the screen seemed a bit dark at the bottom edge of the screen and near the camera hole, which was visible against a light background. The Samsung Galaxy M40 has curved edges that make the phone fit snugly in the hand.
The back panel of the phone is made of plastic, during the review, there were some marks on the back of the phone. The power and volume buttons are on the right side and we found that the placement of the volume buttons was slightly upwards. There is a hybrid dual-SIM tray on the left side of the phone, while at the bottom of the phone there is a loudspeaker with USB Type-C port.
There is a secondary microphone on the upper part of the phone, while the 3.5mm headphone jack is also not provided in the Galaxy M40. You will get a Type-C headset in the retail box but there is no 3.5mm dongle from Type-C. In such a situation, you will have to buy it yourself from the market, otherwise you will not be able to use your existing headphones.
There is a triple camera setup at the back of the phone which is slightly raised. The Samsung Galaxy M40 also has a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the back, but it was placed too high for our liking. Both the smartphones have thin bezels on the sides of the displays while the border on their bottom is slightly thicker.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro has an earpiece between the display and the plastic frame, while the Samsung Galaxy M40 doesn’t have an earpiece, the Galaxy M40 uses Screen Sound technology for voice calls. It produces audio vibration in the handset. While the build quality of Redmi Note 7 Pro is better but we like the modern design of Samsung Galaxy M40.
Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M40 Specifications and Software
Both Redmi Note 7 Pro and Galaxy M40 are equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor. There are three variants of Redmi Note 7 Pro – 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage, second 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage and third 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. Whose price is Rs 13,999, Rs 16,999 and Rs 15,999 respectively.
On the other hand, there is only one variant of Samsung Galaxy M40 which is equipped with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage and its price is Rs 19,990. This means there is a difference of Rs 3,000 between the 6 GB and 128 GB storage variants of Redmi Note 7 Pro and this model of Galaxy M40. It is possible to expand the storage due to the presence of a hybrid dual-SIM slot.
Both smartphones support full-HD + resolution. The Redmi Note 7 Pro has an LTPS in-cell panel, while the Galaxy M40 uses a PLS TFT LCD panel. Talking about connectivity, both the smartphones include dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth version 5, dual-band Wi-Fi and FM radio.
While the Samsung Galaxy M40 has NFC support, the Redmi Note 7 Pro has an IR emitter that is used to control the IR electronics. The battery of Redmi Note 7 Pro is 4,000 mAh and it will support Quick Charge 4.0 but you will get a 10 W charger in the retail box. At the same time, this Samsung phone has a 3,500 mAh battery and it supports 15 W fast charging.
Redmi Note 7 Pro runs on MIUI 10 based on Android Pie. It has some preinstalled bloatware that keeps sending spammy notifications from time to time. Even stock apps like Mi Video and Music send notifications. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy M40 runs on OneUI based on Android 9.0 Pie. We’ve seen before that One UI also sends you spammy notifications if you’re not careful about what you give to the phone during the setup process.
Since both the smartphones offer theme support, you can customize the UI to your liking. Samsung Galaxy M40 has Google Digital Wellbeing feature, with the help of which you can monitor your habits, but you will not find this feature in Redmi Note 7 Pro.
We found that the Redmi Note 7 Pro has an option to change the display output, as well as change the color temperature. At the same time, you will not get these settings in this phone of Samsung brand. However, we found that the Galaxy M40 has a great panel with better contrast. The sound is also louder than the speaker of the Samsung Galaxy M40.
Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M40 performance and battery life
We already know that both the smartphones have the same core specifications. We had 4 GB variant of Redmi Note 7 Pro and 6 GB RAM variant of Galaxy M40 for testing. However, both the smartphones performed similarly throughout the day. Both the smartphones took almost the same amount of time to open the app and switch from one app to another.
We played PUBG Mobile on both the smartphones to check the gaming performance. These smartphones run the game by default on the high preset, while keeping the graphics at HD and the frame rate on high. We found both the smartphones to get stuck at times during gameplay and both the phones got hot after 10 minutes.
Both the smartphones last a whole day on normal usage. Redmi Note 7 Pro died in the HD video loop test in 19 hours and 23 minutes, while the Galaxy M40 lasted 15 hours and 30 minutes in the HD video loop test. While charging, we did notice that the Samsung Galaxy M40 charged quickly due to the fast charger and the low mAh battery.
Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M40 Camera
On the one hand, Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with dual camera setup. It has a 48-megapixel primary sensor with F / 1.79 aperture. With this a secondary depth sensor of 5 megapixels has been given. So there is a triple rear camera setup in the Galaxy M40. The primary sensor is 32 megapixels. It comes with AI Scene Optimizer and f/1.7 lens. There is a 5 megapixel secondary camera on the back side. It is also a depth sensor. The third camera is 8 megapixels, it comes with ultra wide angle lens. The primary sensors of both the smartphones take a 12-megapixel picture by default, but you can set the output to full resolution by going to the settings.
Photos taken by the Samsung Galaxy M40 in daylight were sharp and details were captured well, but the phone is slow to lock focus compared to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Both phones had AI enabled while taking macro shots. After taking the picture, we noticed that the Redmi Note 7 Pro was a bit aggressive with the processing, leading to a lack of detail and below average color reproduction. The AI in the Galaxy M40 is slower than that of the Redmi Note 7 Pro, but it delivers better detail and more accurate colors.
We noticed that the Samsung Galaxy M40 took some time to focus while taking pictures in low light. Grain was visible in the pictures taken with both the smartphones at night but notice that Redmi Note 7 Pro slightly increases the sharpness in photos at night. We put the Redmi Note 7 Pro in Night Mode and switched the Galaxy M40’s Scene Optimizer to Night. Photos taken with the Samsung Galaxy M40 came out bright and the details were also captured correctly.
We also took some portrait shots from both these smartphones and found that the Samsung Galaxy M40 gives better output. There was sharpness in the picture, the color tone was natural and the edge detection was also good. The picture taken from Redmi Note 7 Pro lacked sharpness and the photo had warm color tones. With selfies, we saw that both the smartphones capture almost identical detail.
On the one hand, while the Galaxy M40 gives better colors and better color tone, on the other hand the pictures taken with the Redmi Note 7 Pro were a bit warm. We set the Beautification to Auto and found the Samsung Galaxy M40 to deliver better output. Edge detection was good in portrait shots taken during selfie mode on both the smartphones. But once again the Samsung Galaxy M40 was better at setting the exposure, which resulted in better pictures.
Both the smartphones are capable of 1080p and 4K recording at 1080p, 60 frames per second. We found that the Samsung Galaxy M40 lacked video stabilization in all these shooting modes. Because of which shake was felt in 1080 resolution video taken from Galaxy M40, while Redmi Note 7 Pro stabilized it. There is no stabilization in 4K mode on both these phones but the Samsung Galaxy M40 delivers better colors while the Redmi Note 7 Pro’s output was boosted.
Overall, when it comes to photo quality, Samsung Galaxy M40 is slightly ahead of its rival handset Redmi Note 7 Pro. However, you will have to be patient with the phone because of the slow autofocus while taking pictures.
Both these smartphones have been launched in the market in the price segment of less than Rs 20,000, but there is a difference of Rs 3,000 in the price of the same variant of both. So then which one would you like to choose? So, Samsung Galaxy M40 It sports a modern design and has a better display. Redmi Note 7 Pro uses premium material and has an IR emitter which may prove useful for some people. The performance of both the smartphones is on par with each other but both the phones send spammy notifications but the Galaxy M40 is slightly better in this regard.
Galaxy M40 is slightly better in camera performance, if compared with Redmi Note 7 Pro, it gives better pictures in most lighting. However, its autofocus is a bit slow which will require patience, as well as lack of stabilization which is why the smartphone scored low in the review.
when we Redmi Note 7 Pro When reviewed, it scored higher but its camera performance was a bit lacking. Xiaomi has released some software updates which are said to bring camera improvements and a new AI camera mode with the update. When we reviewed the phone, this update can make the phone’s camera performance slightly different from that. The battery of both the smartphones lasted all day on normal use, but Redmi Note 7 Pro has a more mAh battery.
If you are thinking of buying the high-end variant of Redmi Note 7 Pro, then the Galaxy M40 can also be considered for spending a little more money. If you want to buy the base variant of Redmi Note 7 Pro, then buying it can also be a profitable deal.