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Google Pixel 3a XL (G020D) vs Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Google Pixel 3a XL vs Samsung Galaxy A40 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A40 XGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)09Points
Google Pixel 3a XL (G020D)
6"
OLED

1080x2160

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3700
mAh

(Non removable)

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14PointsSamsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)Compare Google Pixel 3a XL X
Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
5.9"
AMOLED

1080x2340

16
MP

25mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3100
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!

Pixel 3a XL (G020D)9 Advantages Google Pixel 3a XL (G020D)vsGalaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core20%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+6"2%
Larger screen
vs5.9"
+Dual LED flashAdvantage
The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3700 mAh19%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3100 mAh
+Dragontrail GlassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
167 grams (5.85 ounces)vs+140 grams (4.9 ounces)19%
Lighter
8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)4%
Thinner
OLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
1080x2160 pixelsvs+1080x2340 pixels8%
Higher resolution screen
402 PPIvs+437 PPI9%
Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 12.2MPvs+(dual camera) 16MP + 5MP72%
Higher resolution main camera
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 25MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
1 slotvs+2 slots Dual-SIMAdvantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB

29 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X
64GB (50GB user free) / 64GB (49GB user free)
Plastic body, glass front
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras
+22 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
ModelPixel 3a XL (G020D)Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
Other model namesGoogle Pixel 3a XL G020DGalaxy A40 SM-A405FN/Dual-Sim
Country or region availableJapan
Japan
Europe(Global, International)
Europe, (Global, International)
BrandGoogleSamsung
Release dateMay, 2019April, 2019
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)76.1 x 160.1 millimeters (3 x 6.3 in)69.2 x 144.4 millimeters (2.72 x 5.69 in)
Weight167 grams (5.85 ounces)140 grams (4.9 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670 (10 nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 360 Gold
1.7Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 360 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 615ARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (50GB user free)64GB (49GB user free)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
Display typeOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6" inches5.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~76.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x2160 pixels1080x2340 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI437 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassDragontrail GlassNot supported
Mobile networksGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/75 Mbps600/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat11/5 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 21, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels(dual camera)
16 megapixels
5MP ultrawide (f/2.2 13mm FF)
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels25 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels5760x4320 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEOA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Just Black, Clearly White, Purple-ish
- 18.5:9 ratio display FHD+
- Always-on display
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Mobile FeliCa payment system
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Coral
- 19.5:9 display ratio FHD+
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity3700 mAh3100 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)9V/2A=18W15W
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.2W/kg (head) | 1.06W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.96W/kg (head) | 1.01W/kg (body)0.49W/kg (head) | 1.34W/kg (body)