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Nokia 8.1 vs Samsung Galaxy A40

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

6.2 inches
5.9 inches

Resolution:

2280 x 1080 pixels, 19:9 ratio, 408 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 437 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

81.42 %
85.73 %

Features:

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SDM710
Exynos 7904

Processor:

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Adreno 616
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB
64GB, available to use: 49.4 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 400 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10, 9.0 Pie)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3500 mAh
3100 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
16 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera:

13 MP
5 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

20 MP
25 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.09 x 2.98 x 0.31 inches (154.8 x 75.76 x 7.97 mm)
5.69 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches (144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

6.35 oz (180.0 g)
4.94 oz (140.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Silver, Brown, Blue
Black, Coral, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 08, 2019

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA405FN link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.51 W/kg

Body:

0.46 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.02 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.61 W/kg

Buyers information

In The Box:

Nokia USB-C 9 V/2 A charger, USB Type-C 2.0 cable, Quick guide, SIM door key, Headset

Availability

Officially announced:

Dec 05, 2018
Apr 10, 2019
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