Buying A Refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 - WeSellTek

The Samsung Galaxy A40 is a very popular smartphone that was launched in 2019 and sits in the middle of Samsung’s A series line-up. The device is renowned for its lightweight design, beautiful screen and impressive tech, all in a smaller, pocket-friendly size.

Our refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 is available in multiple different colours, specs and variations which we’ll cover in more detail below. 

There is a wide range of refurbished Samsung Galaxy A Series devices available which can make it difficult to find the right fit for you. This guide will detail what to look for in a used Galaxy A40, potential issues to watch out for and what buyers can expect from this model.

Where can I buy a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40?

When purchasing a refurbished Galaxy A40, or any refurbished device, it's important to use trusted providers. At WeSellTek, our customers can rest assured that we use a Samsung refurbishment process that is extensive and meticulous.

This means you will always receive a fully functioning Samsung Galaxy A40 with the latest technology, whether you opt for a brand new device or a slightly cheaper refurbished alternative.

Before purchasing your next Samsung, it’s important to understand the difference between refurbished and used devices. Refurbished smartphones follow a very comprehensive quality check process, whereas a used device will usually come directly from the previous owner. 

Used devices will often be sold through a reseller platform such as eBay or Facebook Marketplace and in most cases, have not received any official fixes, refurbishments, blacklist or finance checks.

A refurbished device, on the other hand, will have gone through a rigorous refurbishment process which assesses the condition of all areas within the device, including; aesthetic and performance criteria. Any credited refurbishment retailer will have taken the device through a specific refurbishment process to ensure the device is not only working but safe to use.

When purchasing refurbished phones of any type, we recommend sticking to trusted providers. At WeSellTek, all products come with a 12 month warranty and no hassle 14 day returns.

The first Samsung Galaxy A40s were only released in April 2019, meaning the devices are still relatively new which will help with overall condition. The Galaxy A series is often a great budget-friendly alternative to the S series that doesn’t compromise on features.

How much does a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 cost?

The price of a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 will depend on its overall cosmetic condition and age.

Right now, you can pick up a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 from only £99.95. This is for a standard model that’s in good condition, you can also pick up an A40 that’s in pristine condition from just £129.95. 

This is a huge saving when compared to their initial RRP of £220 and the A40’s advanced features means it could easily pass for a phone that costs twice the price 

All of our refurbished androids are in perfect working condition internally but may have some external, completely cosmetic defects caused by general wear and tear and previous use. This is what affects the final price as devices with slightly more cosmetic wear will be available at lower prices.

Our Samsung refurbishment process ensures the Samsung Galaxy A40 has been restored to at least a cosmetically fair condition, data wiped and fully functioning. We use the same refurbishment process for every device.

All of our refurbished Samsung A40s will be thoroughly tested, battery drain tested, cleaned and polished. Refurbished Samsung devices are available in fair, good, excellent or pristine condition with WeSellTek, each of which has a different price bracket.

For a detailed description of what to expect from each of our grading criteria, here is a detailed explanation.

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 specs

The Samsung Galaxy A40 is a popular device due to its smaller, more ergonomic size when compared to other Samsung devices. The A40 measures at 144.3 x 69.0 x 7.9mm, being the shortest and narrowest of the A series at launch.

The A40 weighs in at 140g which is actually lighter than its successor, the Galaxy A50, which sits at 166g.

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40: Key features

As mentioned, the Galaxy A40 is slightly smaller and lighter than the refurbished Galaxy A50. Here are some of the key specifications to note.

Height: 144.4 mm (5.68 inches)

Width: 69.2 mm (2.72 inches)

Depth: 7.9 mm (0.31 inches)

Screen size: 149.86 mm (5.9 inches) 

Screen resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels at 437 ppi

Camera: Two rear cameras that use a main 16MP sensor and a 5MP depth sensor for blurring backgrounds to create a portrait effect. Single 25MP front (selfie) camera. 

The Samsung Galaxy A40 was launched as a mid-range edition to the A series and includes some impressive tech considering its price point. The A40 benefits from a Full HD+ (1080 x 2220) display that features a ‘Super AMOLED’ panel that results in precise and bright visuals. 

The Refurbished Galaxy A40 also features a fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C port and single speaker. The device has a 85.5% screen-to-body ratio.

Available colours:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Coral (pink)
  • White

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 Performance

A common question from refurbished smartphone customers is whether their device will work just as well as a brand new device.

We can’t speak for other providers but at WeSellTek, we ensure all android devices complete an extensive refurbishment process which includes a thorough 70 point test, battery drain test, and full clean and polish. 

This means the performance of your refurbished device should be top-notch. It’s important to keep this in mind as most standard used Samsung phones will not go through any kind of testing procedure which could result in sub par performance.

Refurbished devices will be much more reliable than used devices as they have been subjected to a rigorous testing process.

When it comes to the refurbished Galaxy A10, you can expect great performance. The phone is available with a storage size of 64GB and the ability to hold a further 512GB externally in the MicroSD slot (sold separately).

The A40 uses a 3,100mAh battery that’s fast charging and has an overall battery endurance rating of 73 hours.

Here are some key performance details:

  • 4GB of RAM
  • Wi-Fi hotspot capability
  • Octa-core Exynos 7885 processor
  • Dual-SIM
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 64GB of storage (microSD up to 512GB)

Does a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 come with a new battery?

This depends on the results of our refurbishment process and whether a new battery is required. Our refurbishment process guarantees that you’ll receive a long-lasting battery for your A40 no matter what condition or options you select. It all depends on the quality and battery life before the refurbishment takes place.

If the battery performance of an A40 comes below 80% of its original capacity, then the battery will be replaced and you’ll have a brand new battery when you purchase the phone. However, if tests find the existing Samsung Galaxy A40 battery to be of a good working standard, then the battery won’t be replaced.

Stats for the refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 battery life

  • 3,100mAh battery
  • Overall battery endurance rating of 73 hours.
  • 15W fast charging
  • Uses a USB type C for charging

Does a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 have wireless charging?

Unfortunately the Samsung Galaxy A40 did not come with wireless charging capability as standard. There are, however, wireless charging adaptors and cases available online that will open up this feature for your device.

Is a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 waterproof?

The Samsung Galaxy A40 is not waterproof and was not waterproof upon its release in 2019. The refurbishment process does not impact the water and dust resistance of a device. This device does not have an IP rating as it is not designed to be water resistant.

How much storage is in a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40?

All of our Samsung A40s are completely data wiped during the refurbishment process meaning there will be no existing files or applications impacting your storage. The A40 is available with a memory size of 64GB and the ability to hold a further 512GB externally in the MicroSD slot.

Does a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 come in its original box?

Some of our refurbished Samsung phones do come in their original box. However, most of our handsets are supplied in a brand new plain white box, including all the refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 handsets we sell on our website.

Does a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 come with headphones?

Our Galaxy A40 handsets will not come with headphones, you can purchase headphones separately from our accessories range.

Does a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 come with a charger?

Each of our refurbished A40 devices will arrive complete with a USB charging lead and 3 Pin UK mains plug. You’ll be able to charge your new smartphone from the moment it arrives, without needing to worry about sourcing matching chargers online.

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 Camera performance

The camera quality of a refurbished Galaxy A40 will not be impacted during the refurbishment process. All android devices are subjected to our 70-point diagnostic check, which ensures the camera quality is of an excellent standard.

If a fault with the camera is detected during our refurbishment, the camera is replaced and retested which will ensure perfect working condition.

The Galaxy A40 features two rear cameras that use a main 16MP sensor and a 5MP depth sensor for blurring backgrounds to create a portrait effect. This is in addition to a single 25MP front (selfie) camera.

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 Video performance

The Samsung Galaxy A40 is capable of recording Full HD video at 30fps and 1080p. The camera is not able to optically stabilise video recordings.

Will a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 come with a screen protector?

No, our Samsung A40 handsets do not include a screen protector, however these can be purchased separately via our range of accessories.

Does a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40 come with a SIM card?

No, we do not provide SIM cards, however all refurbished Samsung Galaxy A40s from WeSellTek are network unlocked. This means you can simply insert any SIM card (your existing SIM if you have one) and away you go.