Samsung Galaxy A23 5G review. The Galaxy A series of smartphones are well-known for its ability to divide data onto 4G and 5G networks. We anticipated that this situation would be resolved by 2022, and it was in fact resolved for the A33, the A53, and the A73. However, similar treatment is still applied to the Galaxy A13 and the Galaxy A23, which are Samsung’s entry-level smartphones. In the next review, we will examine the 5G variant of the Samsung Galaxy A23.
It’s not typically the case, but the Galaxy A23 5G and its LTE cousin are the same smartphone. This is something that you don’t see very often with these models. In place of the Snapdragon 680 chipset, Samsung opted to use the Snapdragon 695 5G chipset.
This change, in addition to enabling a 5G modem, made it possible for the GPU to draw the user interface at up to 120 frames per second, resulting in extra-smooth movement on the 6.6-inch PLS LCD 1080p screen.
We are thankful for the 120Hz upgrade because it has the potential to make things feel smoother. This is especially true when combined with the new One UI 5 update (which comes with Android 13), which is already available on this phone. The panel still has the same old-school notch in the shape of a droplet, which may look antiquated but is not a significant mistake in our opinion.
The front of the phone is made of flat Gorilla Glass, it has a plastic frame, and the back of the phone has a matte plastic finish that is similar of the high-end Galaxy S22 series. The design of the phone is the same as the design of the other phones in the Galaxy A line. The Galaxy A23 5G model does not come with any sort of water resistance, since this feature is reserved for higher-end models beginning with the Galaxy A33 and going up from there.
Even though it is marketed at the entry-level market, we are impressed with the Galaxy A23 5G’s camera hardware. It features four cameras on its back, beginning with a 50MP OIS primary camera, followed by a 5MP ultrawide camera, a 2MP macro camera, and finally a 2MP depth sensor. The 8-megapixel front-facing camera, on the other hand, is a rather standard piece of equipment.
Other features worth mentioning are a tri-card slot that also has a microSD tray, a 3.5 mm audio jack, near field communication (NFC), and a huge 5,000 mAh battery that supports 25W wired charging.
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G specifications:
The body is 165.4 by 76.9 by 8.4 millimetres and weighs 197 grammes. It has a Gorilla Glass 5 screen, a plastic frame, and a plastic back.
Display: 6.60 “PLS LCD with a resolution of 1080×2408 pixels, a refresh rate of 120 hertz, and a proportion of 20.07:9:1.
Chipset is a Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm) with an octa-core CPU (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver) and an Adreno 619 graphics processor.
Memory consisting of 64GB with 4GB of RAM, 64GB with 6GB of RAM, 128GB with 4GB of RAM, 128GB with 6GB of RAM, and 128GB with 8GB of RAM; microSDXC (dedicated slot).
Operating System and Software: Android 12 with One UI 4, and Android 13 with the update to One UI 5 is now live.
Wide angle: 50 megapixels, f/1.8, phase detection autofocus, optical image stabilisation; 5 megapixels, f/2.2, 123 degrees, 1/5th of a second at ultra-wide angle “, 1.12 micrometres; Macro: 2 megapixels; f/2.4; Depth: 2 megapixels; f/2.4
Front camera: Wide (main): 8 megapixels, f/2.0 in the United States of America, and Wide (main): 8 megapixels, f/2.2 in other countries.
Video capture: Rear camera: 1080p@30fps; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
5000 mAh battery with a 25W wired output.
Other features include a side-mounted fingerprint reader, near-field communication, a 3.5mm jack, and virtual proximity sensing.
If you’ve been keeping up with the most recent Galaxy A phones, you’ll notice that the OLED display and the ingress protection are missing from this model.
There are also some other peculiar aspects, such as how the simulated proximity sensing is still as controversial as it has always been and how there is no actual ambient light sensor there, which is perplexing. In addition to that, the box does not contain a charger for the device.
Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
The Samsung Galaxy A23 5G comes packaged in a compact paper box that houses both the device itself as well as a USB-C cable that is white in colour. That sums it up nicely.