By the way, I love this phone! Back in 2019 it was almost perfect for a non-power user who wanted a compact, affordable phone. The AMOLED screen is great, has nice RAM/ROM specs, small enough to use with one hand, fingerprint sensor also allows one-hand unlocking, has decent cameras for the price & a 3.5mm jack, extended OS updates... of course the performance (and the battery) could be improved for sure, but then again, I'm no power user. Writing this from mine, I hope it reaches a 5-year lifespan, already close to a 3-year one :]
becke, 25 Jan 2022Same issue here, the main camera just stopped working one day.After some research I realized it is a common issue among this model. It's an hardware problem, the solution is to change the 2-camera module, unfortunately it seems you can't change only the damaged one.
For how long it will gets security updates.
This phone still works, but if in April is 3 years from release no updates, it becomes not secure even if still works. Someone should force providers to update phones for ages.
The microphone is really laggy & buggy since the first few months of owning it and lately after 1.5 years of owning it the charging got faulty, sometimes charges but most of the time doesn't (tried several chargers but the phone is faulty).
Anyone with problems in the main camera? This morning I've noticed that the it is always trying to focus with no success, so the preview/photos taken are aleays blurry. The selfie and the ultra wide camera are ok. I've already restarted the phone and reset the camera settings, with no success... I'm still hoping it is a software update (Android itself or Camera app) problem and not a hardware one (damaged camera)...
It was a great phone but after like two years it just stopped charging for some reason..
I used A40 for 18 months and suddenly the fast charger stopped charging. Other functions were fine. Warranty was still valid but Service provider claimed physical damage, although there was none. I was told that motherboard was damaged and replacement will cost almost equal to the price of the phone, that also without any guarantee that it will work. I have to pay in any case.
This was my first such experience from any vendor. I didn't expect it from Samsung. Just want to make the community aware of such arrogant behaviour from Samsung.
it shame this phone no get android 12 :(
The width of this phone is indeed 2.72 inch, which is 69mm!! not 79mm as listed in the specs! Please change it!
This phone has served me well over the past 2 years, But I think that Samsung should really start thinking about the longevity of their designs, My battery has degraded to the point that it can barely hold 8 hours of charge.
The transition to android 11 was not smooth and it fouled up many of my applications for several months.
My first fully functioning smartphone, On the whole I would say a good introduction to the smartphone market, But I wish they would stop tinkering with it with consistently constant updates.
Dreadful signal.Might be ok if I lived next to the mast.
Clay 3030, 24 Sep 2021Cuz the people don't buy this version cuz has small battery and Samsung don't give a... moreWhat a lie, this phone literally has the latest Android 11 and OneUI. Not Samsung's fault the other guy couldn't update his phone. Also Xiaomi's UI has so much ads
Anonymous, 20 Aug 2021Does anyone know why I'm not getting the Android 11 update? I am still stuck on Android 9... moreCuz the people don't buy this version cuz has small battery and Samsung don't give any update to this phone that's why i switch im Xiaomi user now
I've got a gradient banding problem when watching youtube. I don't know if it's a software upgrade problem or only my A40 has it?
exact size. i never felt any sumsung mobile as convenient as A40..
BigPipo, 30 Apr 2021This phone is a totaly s**t after less than 2 years the battery can't do one single day, ... moreI feel the same, as I wrote in separate comment, it does not hold anymore. There is no way one could change battery. At 3000 MAH if not less it barely stays a day. If battery is under 15%, outside it will run in colder weather instantly leaving you with no phone. Unless you are prepared. I need to take with me 10 000 MAH chargering case everywhere with me now. It just drops all the time, the battery. Less than 2 years. My next phone will be 5000 MAH battery at least. I think I could use my phone for under a year more, but with this battery I do not think over 24 months will be possible. I am not even using it that music, it just plays Spotify when I am out and casually look at timetables.
Using since summer 2020.
Battery is now only average, daily I am charging it even with little usage. The fast is everything for my needs. Do not lag at all. I think the battery is weak point. When at 15% and outside, it goes in seconds to zero. Go out only if battery is 100%, especially when cold outside, it will drain much faster, and may leave you with no phone for hours.
For price I paid, maybe will go another year at €169 with case, but hardly think it will be possible to go any longer because of weak point which is battery usage time.
Kujtim Zymeri , 25 Aug 2021Activate autoupdate at settings. Still doesn't work. In settings it just says "The software is up to date". I may just need to install it manually or get a new phone