Samsung Galaxy A33 5G review

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G review
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G review 

As the company's flagship model, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, the Galaxy A53 5G is a popular mid-range and budget option from the Galaxy A range. The A53 5G is not being reviewed here, however. This is a review of its smaller, specced-down counterpart.
In addition to not being the most affordable 5G phone Samsung offers, it does not boast the very best cameras, performance, screen, or anything of that nature. This device is instead a competent all-rounder that fits somewhere in the middle of the Galaxy A lineup.
Basically, that handset has a good-looking screen and long-lasting battery, as well as 5G, which is most likely enough for anyone who enjoys streaming TV and movies on the go, With or without the added bells and whistles, the price would be comparable to A53 or S22.
How does it work? There are some major differences between the A32 5G and the A53 5G, including the screen resolution and processor, but in my opinion, it's not as much of a bargain as the A53 5G, which has improvements in most departments and costs not much more.
To see how Samsung's new 5G phone is, we got a chance to get some hands-on time with it before our full review.

Design and display

In terms of size, the Samsung Galaxy A33 5G is a mid-size phone, which can either be comfortable to use or a bit too big, depending on your hand size.
There is a plastic rear of the device, and the camera bump sticks out from the material a little. You'll find the power button and volume rocker at the handset's edges, along with a USB-C port but without a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The phone is available in a black, white, peach, or blue finish, and we particularly liked the two latter options because they stood out subtly.
In addition to being dust and water-resistant, the handset has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 screen, which should make it durable as well.
It has a 6.4-inch display, with FHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate, both of which are improvements over the A32 5G. A teardrop notch takes up a tiny amount of the display area, which is offset by the larger screen.
Using this display on the bus or in the car to stream TV or watch movies won't be a problem, as it features an AMOLED panel with vibrant colors and good contrast.

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G review

Cameras and battery life

In addition to the four rear cameras on the Samsung Galaxy A33 5G, there are two front cameras and one front camera. If you're into social media or Instagram, you'll enjoy the smartphone's photo capabilities, but if you are a professional or amateur photographer you'll be underwhelmed.
Besides the 48MP main camera, it has an 8MP wide-angle, a 5MP macro, and a 2MP depth-sensing camera. We're glad to see Samsung bucking the trend of including 2MP macro lenses to fill out specs lists - the 5MP sensor makes a significant difference on close-up shots.
The phone also features optical image stabilization (OIS), a feature that compensates for shaky hands when you're taking pictures or recording videos - a feature most smartphones have, but budget models often don't.
Generally speaking, the pictures looked fine. That's not the best way to describe them, but it's the one we're going to use in this case. You won't win any awards with the photos taken on these cameras, but they'll look fine as a little square on your favorite social media app. They say repetition is the key to success.
Snapchat fans will be delighted to know that the Samsung camera app now offers lots of AR filters, so they don't need to go into the social media app of old. Users who use this feature will probably find it very appealing, but only to a very specific audience.
Those are in addition to the numerous handy modes Samsung phones have offered in the past, such as Portrait Mode, which turns the background monochrome, Food mode, an easier alternative to Pro mode that focuses on close-up shots, and Single Take, which records a video of an object and takes the best shots from it.
It has a 5,000mAh battery, which is quite nice. If you are gaming nonstop, a power pack that big will almost certainly serve you for the entire day. We would also expect it to keep you going for the second day.
It has a 25W charging rate, which matches the Galaxy S22, but at this price range, Chinese manufacturers offer much, much faster charging. It is estimated that Samsung will charge 50% after half an hour. In our opinion, that is a slow charge rate.

Performance, specs, and software

We felt that the Samsung Galaxy A33 5G was a little bit slow to use after using it for a short time. Using the camera software and swiping between pages of the home screen always felt just a bit jerky.
This phone isn't compared to super-expensive Galaxy S models or anything of the sort - at this price, Motorola and Redmi both offer a lot more power. Since we did not do any gaming, our takeaway will likely be the same - but since this phone isn't aimed at hardcore mobile gamers, bumpiness probably won't be a major issue.
Exynos 1280 is a Samsung component made in-house that's not exactly top of the line. That doesn't appear to be present in many handsets, so comparing it to chipsets found in other phones is difficult. We do know, however, that the A53 5G also incorporates the technology.
In addition to the chip, there is 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage - enough space for a phone at this price point, but if you need more, there is a micro SD card slot that can add up to 1TB more space.
There is a RAM extension mode on the A33, so its storage can be temporarily converted to RAM, to give it a boost for intensive tasks. This is similar to some other mid-range and premium mobiles. When this feature is enabled, you'll receive 3GB of extra RAM. However, once you fill up your phone's storage space - say, after several years of use - it won't work.
On the software side, we're talking about Android 12. Samsung's One UI 4 will be layered on top. Android's latest build, as well as Samsung's fork, has a focus on customization, such as Material You, which lets you customize the color and appearance of apps and menus.

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G review

 Release date and price

In the UK and Australia, it will be £329 / AU$599 (roughly $430) while prices for other regions will be updated when known.
In the market for 5G phones, the A53 5G is the most affordable. However, the A53 5G costs £399 / AU$699. It's a lot cheaper than that.
More expensive than Samsung's flagship phones, like the Galaxy S22 for $899 / £769 / AU$1,249.
On April 22, the phone will be on sale, and pre-orders are available now.


This Samsung Galaxy A33 5G certainly has appeal, and it'll likely please users who fall into its core demographic: users of social media apps who use them a lot, particularly to share photos; and users who watch lots of videos.
The A53 5G is a better option if you can stretch to it because it has a larger display, better cameras, and isn't that much more expensive.
Despite that, Samsung has always provided tempting devices with great screens and low prices, and the A33 5G is a worthy successor to that model.


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