Samsung entered the foldable smartphone market back in 2019 with their Galaxy Fold. Since then, the brand has introduced a new foldable each year with incremental updates. This year, users will get the Z Fold5 with several new developments over last year’s fold. Samsung launched the Z Fold5 on 11th August in India. Let’s check out what’s changed from the Z Fold4 and how it stacks up against the competitors. Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Design and Build Quality The design of the Fold from its first generation to the current iteration has stayed fairly similar. The changes from the Fold4 to the Fold5 are so minute that it’s difficult to tell them apart unless looked at closely. The only visible design change on the Fold5 is the shift in the flashlight position. However, the biggest change in the Fold5 is in the hinge mechanism. It is now made from armored aluminum with a dual rail structure. The new hinge mechanism allows the device to fold flat, unlike the wedge-shaped gap that was seen up until the last generation. The unfolded dimension of the device is 154.9 mm by 129.9 mm by 6.1 mm while the folded dimension comes in at 154.9 mm by 67.1 mm by 13.4 mm. The relatively compact form factor makes for 235 g of effective weight on the Fold5. The aluminum frame and the plastic inner screen are the same as before with the outer screen and back getting the updated Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2. Read more: Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro Plus Review: Know the Pros and Cons Additionally, the device is IPX8 water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min). There is also stylus support like the last generation. Overall, the design and build quality has seen a little update over the last generation. It’s the same refined Samsung design with some minor tweaks here and there. The Display The display on the Galaxy Z Fold5 is also similar to that of last year’s Fold4. The inner screen is Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. The 7.6-inch inner screen has an 1812 x 2176 pixels (QXGA+) resolution which accommodates 373 ppi. The near-symmetrical display also has an impressive 91.1% screen-to-body ratio. The inner display is brighter this time around on the Fold5. In a test, the manual brightness slider could go up to 800 nits, and in auto mode, it could go up to 1100 nits. The outer display is what Samsung is calling their Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel. It comes with a 120Hz refresh rate. The 6.2-inch display is tall and narrow with a 23.1:9 ratio at 904 x 2316 pixels. The HBM on the outer screen can also go up to 1150 nits. Read more: Tecno Phantom V Flip 5G: What does it offer? While the quality of the panel is impeccable as ever, Samsung couldn’t find a way around the crease. It is one of those drawbacks that foldable enthusiasts will have to put up with for the time being. The Camera There is a triple camera setup on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5. The camera system is almost identical to last year’s Fold4 with most of the changes happening at the processing end. The main camera is a 50 MP f/1.8 sensor. It's a 23mm wide angle lens with standard OIS and PDAF. The secondary cameras are a 10 MP, f/2.4 telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and a 12 MP f/2.2 123 ̊ ultrawide sensor. The main camera can take some amazing shots in daylight. Pictures had good details and contrast to them along with decent dynamic range. The images come out in 12 MP in the auto mode through pixel binning technology. Portrait shots came out pretty well through the main lens with great subject details and realistic background blur. The ultrawide and the telephoto lenses also did their part pretty well. Read more: vivo V29e 5G Review: Is this mid-range phone rightly priced? The image quality stayed consistent in artificial and low-light conditions as well. The variable shutter speed of the main lens assisted in taking well-exposed images with good details and colors in low light. The videography on the Fold5 is absolutely stacked with 8K@30fps, 4K@60fps, 1080p@60/240fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@960fps (gyro-EIS) with all having HDR10+ support.
Blending cutting-edge technology and innovative design, Samsung's Galaxy Tab 'S' series has consistently set new benchmarks in the realm of premium tablets. The latest addition of this series, S9 Ultra, debuted on August 11, 2023. This device stands as a testament to Samsung's commitment to pushing the boundaries of tablet technology. With a bunch of exclusive features Tab S9 Ultra has thrown challenges to the rivals. Now, the question arises, can S9 Ultra compete with the iPad Pro? Let’s take a look into the specs, pros, cons and price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra. Key Features of Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra Design Similar to the Tab S8 Ultra, the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra emerges as a colossal tablet that distinctly outshines its rivals. Despite its substantial dimensions measuring 12.85 by 8.21 by 0.22 inches, the device maintains a relatively lightweight profile, tipping the scales at just 1.61 pounds. Samsung has done a great job with this, and its Tab S9 Ultra is a full millimeter thinner than the iPad Pro 12.9. However, weighing only 1.5 pounds, it appears lighter than the S9 Ultra. Read more: Vivo V27 5G Review: Is it worth buying? The power and volume buttons are situated along the right edge of the tablet, oriented vertically. Positioned near the lower right corner is a microSD card slot. The rear side is adorned with dual rear-facing cameras and a magnetic strip designed to secure and charge the accompanying S Pen. Quad speakers are housed within, projecting sound through grilles running along the tablet's sides, coinciding with the singular USB-C port. Regrettably, the absence of a headphone jack is notable. All variations of the Galaxy Tab S9 come equipped with an IP68 waterproof certification, offering enhanced dust resistance compared to the previous year's Galaxy Tab S8 lineup. For those inclined to use tablets in poolside or beach settings, this represents a noteworthy upgrade over the prior model, alleviating concerns about potential damage to the device. Display The Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra boasts a large 14.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, overshadowing the comparatively smaller 12.9-inch display of the iPad Pro. However, size alone doesn't necessarily equate to superiority in display quality. Read more: Oppo Reno10 5G Review: Is it a balanced phone? In terms of display benchmarks, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra and the latest iPad Pro stand closely aligned. Both devices offer similar brightness levels, with the Tab S9 Ultra achieving 592 nits (adaptive) and the iPad Pro hitting 591 nits (adaptive). The color reproduction also showcases a close match, as the Tab S9 Ultra covers 117.7% of the sRGB color gamut and 83.4% of the DCI-P3 color space in its Natural mode. This is complemented by an impressive Delta-E score of 0.17. In its Vivid mode, the Tab S9 Ultra pushes the boundaries even further with percentages of 181.7% for sRGB, 128.7% for DCI-P3, and a Delta-E score of 0.18. Evaluating the brightness factor, the Tab S9 Ultra manages to achieve commendable levels, especially when handling HDR content. The Tab S9 Ultra’s display is of a huge 1848 x 2960 pixels resolution which is incomparable to other market competitors. Performance and Software Equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and running on Android 13, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra shares its chip and operating system with phones like the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. Read more: Infinix GT 10 Pro 5G Review: Is it a capable gaming phone? The review unit of the Tab S9 Ultra, identical to the entry-level model, incorporates 12GB of RAM. This, combined with the swift Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 4nm chip, results in impressive performance for an Android device. Nonetheless, it falls short of matching the performance level of the iPad Pro. Benchmark outcomes reveal the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra's capabilities. It scored commendable figures on the Geekbench 5 CPU benchmark, with 1,560 for single-core and 4,970 for multi-core performance. The tablet also managed a score of 14,722 and achieved 88 frames per second on the 3DMark WildLife Unlimited test, assessing graphics performance. While the iPad Pro outperformed the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra in these aspects, Samsung's tablet is still more than capable of handling demanding mobile games.
Samsung Galaxy A24 is another addition to the Galaxy A series which is renowned for providing lower-mid to mid-range quality smartphones. The phone was released in the US market on May 5, 2023. This comprehensive review will explore how it performs in real-life scenarios and whether it has what it takes to outperform other mid-range smartphones. Key Features of Samsung Galaxy A24 4G Design Samsung Galaxy A24 boasts a dimension of 162.1 x 77.6 x 8.3 mm and weighs 195g. This device offers Dual SIM capabilities with Nano-SIM support, providing a convenient dual stand-by feature. In terms of design, Galaxy A24 appears to stick with its signature look for the A-series phones. The rear of the phone resembles the Samsung Galaxy S23, showcasing a triple-camera ring on a flat panel along with the iconic Samsung logo at the bottom. Though the back panel is made of plastic, it mimics the appearance of glass, adding a touch of elegance to the device. However, it's worth noting that the back panel's glossy finish tends to attract fingerprints and smudges easily. Galaxy A24 is available in four colors — black, lime green, blue gradient, and dark red. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A24 offers a sturdy build that is easy to handle, boasting an appealing appearance. Slimmer bezels or a hole-punch display would have undoubtedly enhanced its aesthetic appeal. Read more: realme narzo 60 5G Review: Does it live up to the hype? Taking a closer look at the phone's features, the A24 has a single microphone on the top, while the bottom houses a 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, USB-C port, and speaker. The triple slot on the left side accommodates two nano-SIM cards and a microSD card for additional storage. Meanwhile, the power and volume buttons are conveniently placed on the right side. Interestingly, the power button doubles as a fingerprint scanner, providing the added convenience of always-on functionality alongside fast and reliable biometric authentication. Display Samsung Galaxy A24 comes with a significant display upgrade, moving from a TFT to a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED panel. The display has 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution and offers a crisp and clear visual experience. The added advantage of a 90Hz refresh rate enhances the overall smoothness, providing a faster and more enjoyable user interface. With a peak brightness of 1000 nits, the A24's AMOLED panel ensures bright and vivid visuals, even under direct sunlight. While HDR support is absent, the colors remain vibrant, and the viewing angles are impressively wide. Read more: Walton Walpad 8G Review: Worth buying? The display's sharpness contributes to an engaging content-viewing experience, elevating the enjoyment of multimedia consumption on this device. However, it's worth noting that the A24 does not support dynamic refresh rates, meaning that both static content and video playback maintain a consistent 90Hz refresh rate, with the camera app being the only exception. Camera The Samsung Galaxy A24 boasts a versatile camera setup featuring a triple rear camera configuration. The main camera has a 50MP sensor, boasting an f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, and OIS. Accompanying it is a 5MP ultrawide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP macro sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. On the front, the device sports a 13MP selfie camera. The 5MP ultrawide sensor, while providing well-balanced exposure, tends to produce slightly dull-looking photos with noticeable noise. Nevertheless, the color profile remains consistent with the main sensor, and the distortion correction excels on the A24. For portrait shots, the A24 impresses with its ability to capture compelling images, featuring pleasing colors, effective edge detection, and a commendable background blur effect. The subject remains in focus, and skin tones appear natural. As for selfies, the device performs well in daylight, delivering detailed and natural-looking faces with effective HDR to manage background highlights. However, indoor selfies suffer from noise and lack of sharpness. Read more: iQOO Neo 7 Pro Review: Is it worth its price tag? Video recording capabilities include up to 1080p 30fps with the primary camera. Daylight videos showcase sharpness, vibrant colors, and balanced exposure, with the added benefit of OIS for stabilization. In a comparison against the Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G, the A24 demonstrated superior video quality. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A24's camera setup provides a satisfactory photography and videography experience, making it a compelling choice in its price segment. Performance and Software The Samsung Galaxy A24 comes with its cutting-edge 6nm MediaTek MT8781 Helio G99 chipset. Boasting a clocking speed of up to 2×2.2GHz, this entry-level phone delivers impressive processing power for seamless performance. To provide a heavy gaming experience, the phone uses Mali-G57 MC2 graphical chipset. The user interface has OneUI 5.1, based on Android 13, offering a sleek experience that allows for easy home screen customization to meet individual preferences. Storage won't be an issue with the generous 128GB space, providing ample room for multimedia data, apps, and files. Plus, the option to choose between 4GB to 8GB RAM configurations ensures smooth multitasking capabilities. Read more: Nothing Phone 2 Review: Can it outperform its predecessor? The dedicated secondary storage is a standout feature, offering even more space and expanding storing limits. With the Samsung Galaxy A24, expect a seamless and personalized smartphone experience without compromise. Battery and Charger The Samsung Galaxy A24 is equipped with a non-removable Li-Po 5000mAh battery, ensuring long-lasting power for uninterrupted usage. Additionally, the device supports 25W fast charging through its Type-C port, allowing for quick recharging when needed. In real-world usage, the A24 demonstrates impressive battery endurance, capable of lasting more than a day with approximately 6-7 hours of screen-on time under moderate usage conditions. However, it's important to note that while the A24 supports fast charging, Samsung has opted not to include a charger in the box. Therefore, users will need to acquire a compatible fast charger separately to take full advantage of the rapid charging capabilities. Read more: realme C53 Review: Did it justify the hype? Pros and Cons of Samsung Galaxy A24 Pros - Large and vibrant display with Full HD+ resolution.- Powerful performance- Impressive triple camera setup- Long-lasting 5000mAh battery with 25W fast charging support.- Attractive design and available in four color options. Cons - No official IP rating for water and dust resistance- Limited video recording capabilities at 1080p 30fps.- Plastic build materials may feel less premium compared to metal or glass. Price of Samsung Galaxy A24 4G The phone is not yet officially available in Bangladesh. In the US, the phone's 128GB 4GB RAM version costs $ 181.99 or BDT 19,912. The conversion rate here is USD 1 = BDT 109.42. Conclusion The Samsung Galaxy A24 4G is a commendable addition to the A series of smartphones, offering great quality at a reasonable price point. With its high resolution Super AMOLED display users can enjoy a crisp and smooth visual experience, making it ideal for multimedia consumption. The versatile camera setup delivers satisfactory photography and videography capabilities. The device's performance ensures seamless multitasking and gaming experiences. If you want a phone that falls into the lower-mid category and offers extra power and a better display, you can go for the Samsung Galaxy A24 4G. Read more: Top 10 New Smartphones Available in Bangladesh in August 2023
Marques Brownlee, more commonly known as MKBHD, the famous tech YouTuber once said, “Cheap phones are getting good and good phones are getting cheaper”. A look into the current market of smartphones also reveals the same. Among the mid-range releases this year, the Samsung Galaxy A54 and the realme 11 Pro+ stand out as great phones that are surprisingly inexpensive. So which is the better buy? Let’s find out. Samsung Galaxy A54 vs realme 11 Pro+: Key Differences Design and Build Quality The design of the two phones couldn’t be more different than they are. Both of them have a plastic frame but the A54 edges out in the sense that it has a glass back. However, the 11 Pro+ is not slack as there’s a choice of faux leather back to bring flagship-like premium looks. The A54 looks minimalistic with a frosted back, vertical camera housing, and a simple Samsung engraving. On the other hand, the 11 Pro+ has a very busy back with a vertical stripe, rounded camera housing, and contrasting colors. The 11 Pro+ is a clear winner here when it comes to design. Read more: Infinix Note 30 Pro 5G Review: Powerful camera at an affordable price The 11 Pro+ comes in at 161.6 x 73.9 x 8.2 mm with the A54 coming in at 158.2 x 76.7 x 8.2 mm. Even though the A54 is a bit smaller than the 11 Pro Plus it is slightly heavier at 202 gm compared to 183 gm or 189 gm (leather) of the 11 Pro+. The Gorilla Glass protection on the A54 is complemented by IP67 water and dust resistance. None of these are present on the 11 Pro+. The external features on both devices are more or less the same. Except the A54 comes with micro SDXC support on the shared sim slot. When it comes to design, things are pretty much subjective. But as for the build quality and protection, the A54 slightly edges out the 11 Pro+. The Display It’s often difficult to beat Samsung in the display category. But the 11 Pro+ comes pretty close. Both devices come with an AMOLED panel with 1B color, 120 Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, and HBM. Read more: Walton NEXG N70 Review: Unlocking the Budget-Friendly Phone The display on the 11 Pro+ is slightly taller at 6.7 inches compared to the 6.4 inches on the A54. The taller display also accounts for a peculiar 20:9 aspect ratio. That brings the 1080P display ppi to 394 compared to the 403 ppi on the A54. But the curved panel on the 11 Pro+ accounts for a 90.5% screen-to-body ratio. Compared to the 11 Pro+, the bezel might look larger on the A54 with an 82.9% screen-to-body ratio. Ultimately, the display of the A54 prevails over the 11 Pro+ with crisper color, better sharpness, and a slightly better HBM. The Camera The camera module on the A54 and 11 Pro+ has very contrasting specs and even more contrasting performance in an unexpected way. Let’s clarify. Both devices come with a triple camera module. The A54 has a 50 MP main sensor, 12 MP ultrawide, and 5 MP macro shooter. On the other hand, the 11 Pro Plus has a whooping 200 MP main sensor, 8 MP ultrawide, and a 2 MP macro. Read more: TECNO CAMON 20 Review: Is it worth buying? Performance-wise, both devices are on par. Pictures look crisp and detailed in daylight with decent dynamic range. Not to mention, in many cases megapixel counts mean nothing. Both the cameras performed well in low light but the Samsung takes an edge with more consistent exposures. The videography of the 11 Pro+ has the highest capacity of 4K at 30 fps with the slo-mo being pushed up to 960 fps at 720P. The A54 can really match the ultra slo-mo of the 11 Pro+ as it maxes out at 480 fps. However, 4K at 30 fps is also present on the A54. The front camera is the same 32 MP shooter in both devices which is good enough for casual selfies and reels. Processor and Performance The processor on the Galaxy A54 is the proprietary Exynos 1380 based on a 5 Nm architecture with a chip design of 4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55. On the other hand, the 11 Pro+ comes with MediaTek Dimensity 7050 based on a 6 Nm architecture with a chip design of 2x2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55. Read more: Tecno Camon 20 Pro Review: Can it fulfill the users’ expectations? Both the devices are powered by Mali G68 GPU with the A54 having the MP5 variant and the 11 Pro+ with the MC4 variant respectively. In real-life performance, both devices are on par with each other. Both are based on Android 13 with a snappy interface. But in terms of UI, the One UI takes an edge over the Realme UI. The high refresh rate on both devices makes it a treat to interact with the device. For casual use, any of these two would more than suffice. In terms of high-end gaming, the story is also somewhat similar. Both the devices can run graphics-intensive games like PUBG, COD, Asphalt 9, and Genshin Impact perfectly in mid settings and with some occasional frame drops here and there at max settings. The devices don’t do a very good job of heat dissipating as they tend to heat up after 30-odd minutes of continued gaming. The heating is more apparent on the A54 as it has a glass back. Read more: Top 10 Smartphones Coming to Bangladesh in July 2023 Overall, both devices are capable performers when it comes to the performance side of things. Battery and Charge Time Perhaps the biggest difference between the two devices is in the battery department. The Galaxy A54 has a 5000 mAh battery and so does the 11 Pro+. So where is the difference? It has an impressive charge speed of 100W on 11 Pro+. Compared to that, the A54 falls way short with just 25W fast charging. Table: Comparison of key features Factor Samsung Galaxy A54 realme 11 Pro+ Dimensions 158.2 x 76.7 x 8.2 mm 161.6 x 73.9 x 8.2 mm or 8.7 mm Weight 202 gm 183 or 189 gm Display 6.4 inch, 1080 by 2340 pixels resolution, Super AMOLED FHD+, 120 Hz, HDR 10+, 1000 nits HBM, 6.4 inches, 403 ppi. 6.7 inch, 1080 by 2412 pixels resolution, AMOLED FHD+, 120 Hz, HDR 10+, 950 nits HBM, 6.7 inches, 394 ppi. Camera 50 MP main sensor with f/1.8 aperture. 12 MP ultrawide rear sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 123-degree field of view. 5 MP macro (rear sensor) with f/2.4 aperture. 32 MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture 200 MP main sensor with f/1.7 aperture 8 MP ultrawide rear sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 112-degree field of view 2 MP rear macro shooter with f/2.4 aperture. 32 MP front camera with f/2.5 aperture Processor Exynos 1380 (5 nm) with Mali G68 MP5 Mediatek MT6877V Dimensity 7050 (6 nm) with Mali G68 MP4 Storage (RAM/ROM) 6/128 GB, 8/128 GB, 8/128 GB, 8/256 GB 8/256 GB, 12/256 GB, 12/512 GB, 12GB/ 1 TB Headphone Jack No No Battery 5000 mAh with 25W wired fast charging 5000 mAh with 100W wired fast charging Read more: Benco S1 Review: Budget-friendly Smartphone or Something More? Reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy A54 Design Front and back sides of the device Corning Gorilla 5 glass protection. Waterproof body It has an IP67 classification, ensuring protection against water damage. Newer bluetooth version The device is equipped with Bluetooth v5.3, offering enhanced connectivity features. Read more: vivo Y36 Review: Does Price Meet Performance? Expandable storage You can expand the storage capacity of the phone using a MicroSD card of up to 1024GB. Higher peak brightness The Galaxy A54 5G delivers higher peak brightness compared to its competitor, resulting in a brighter and more vibrant display. Front-facing camera with 4K video recording The phone's front camera can record videos in 4K resolution, allowing for high-quality self-recording. Ready for eSIM technology It supports eSIM technology, enabling one to use electronic SIM cards for convenient network connectivity. Read more: 15-inch MacBook Air M2 Review: What’s new?
The A series from Samsung has seen several denominations over the years. The series entitles Samsung’s premium mid-range smartphones. Samsung recently launched the A34 5G globally on 24th March 2023. Traditionally, the Samsung Galaxy A34 5G is supposed to be a lower spec than the A54. But this year, things are different. Here’s why. Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A34 5G Design and Build Quality For a few years now, Samsung has started to incorporate the flagship S series design into their A-series lineup. While it is not feasible to bring every element to the A series, the overall dimension , and back design surely represent the premium line. This year too, the A34 is reminiscent of the current S23 flagship, at least on the back design. The same vertical camera design is found on the A34 with a frosted finish. Anyone would be hard-pressed to tell the difference from afar. Read more: Hollyland Mars 400S Pro Review: A must-have gadget to make flawless videos The difference becomes obvious on the front. Unlike the S23, there is a significant amount of bezel all around. Yet Samsung has worked to streamline the overall bezel to give the front a more unified look and it works to some extent. The build of the device is all around plastic with a glass front and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Weighing 199 g, its design (6.35 by 3.07 by 0.32 inches) is quite manageable with one hand. The device has an IP67 dust and water resistance meaning it can withstand 1 meter water for 30 mins max. Moving on to ports and buttons, users will have everything standard from Type C ports to volume rockers and power buttons in their usual places. Unfortunately, the headphone jack is not present on the A34 as well. Read more: Xiaomi 13 Ultra Review: Does this flagship phone offer any ultra feature? Overall, the design and build quality of the A34 are satisfactory as it follows its predecessors and the current flagship. Display The 6.6-inch display on the Samsung Galaxy A34 is a Super AMOLED FHD+ one with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The 120 Hz refresh rate is an upgrade from the 90 Hz on the last-gen A33. The panel also features a 1000 nits HBM which makes it perfect for outdoor legibility. The resolutions of Galaxy A34 are 1080 by 2340 pixels, with 19.5:9 ratio and around 390 ppi density. Speaking of display performance, it's every bit what’s expected from Samsung. It’s safe to say this is the best display in its budget. The colors looked bright and crisp with a slightly warm tone. The viewing angles are also excellent with no weird color shift or blue tint. Read more: Google Pixel 7a Review: Mid-range Smartphone with Enhanced Camera Features The high refresh rate makes interacting with the panel a buttery smooth experience. To sum it up, the display on the A34 is best as it gets in a mid-range device and is a strong selling point for the device. The Camera The camera on the A34 is a triple sensor setup vertically aligned on the back. The main sensor is a 48 MP wide-angle shooter. The complementing sensors are an 8 MP ultrawide and a 5 MP macro shooter. It might seem like a downgrade from the A33 as it loses the depth sensor. But in practicality, the enhanced main sensor more than makes for the lacking. Read more: Top 10 Upcoming Smartphones in Bangladesh on June 2023 In the test, the camera produced decent results. Images taken in bright light appeared to be highly detailed and the subject separation from the background also seemed to be much better than on the A33. There have been improvements in night photography as well thanks to the more optimized variable shutter on the stock camera app. Pictures looked well exposed with minimal noise and grains. The latter only appears in extremely dark conditions.
Samsung is the true undisputed king of providing smartphone options at every price point. Though this South Korea-based tech conglomerate works in diverse industries, the smartphone lineups brought them an immense reputation. They bring a mix of the latest specs and features in a value-for-money package. And it especially holds true for their premium mid-range devices, the A series smartphones. The latest in the lineup, the Samsung A54 5G was globally released on 24th March. Here’s a detailed take on the device. Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Design and Build Quality The design of the A54 is reminiscent of its predecessor the A34. Samsung doesn’t really bring many cosmetic changes in their mid-range devices as the A series has had a consistent design for quite a few years now. The most prominent change is on the front display with the A54 comes with a punch-hole panel instead of the waterdrop notch found on the A34. Other than that, the back is the same with a glossy finish and a triple vertical camera sensor. The aluminum body is sandwiched between glass panels. This year, the IP rating is at 67 meaning the device isn't completely waterproof, but rather dust and water-resistant. Though Samsung claims that the device will be fine for 30 minutes to under 1 meter of water. Read More: Laptop Buyer’s Guide: How to choose the right one The ports and button selection are as usual. The power and volume buttons are strategically positioned on the right. The sim slot is on the left. Samsung has opted for a hybrid sim slot where users will be able to swap the second sim for a micro SDXC. Weighing 202g its dimensions are 158.2 by 76.7 by 8.2 mm. This device might feel heavy to handle with one hand. Rest everything is what’s expected from Samsung. A solid-built device that justifies the price. The Display The display is mostly the same as last year. Samsung has opted for a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. It offers 1080 by 2340 pixels of resolution featuring a 19.5:9 ratio and about 403 ppi density. Furthermore, the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Read More: Xiaomi 13 Lite Review: Is this semi-flagship phone worth consideration? The display is a tad smaller than the last generation which might not sound like an ideal choice. But given the pixel concentration and the overall smaller footprint of the A54, this move seems to have played in Samsung’s favor. The PPI has gone up and the chin bezels are even thinner, giving the device an almost uniform bezel design. Moving onto the display itself, the typical Samsung magic is evident from the get-go. The display is crisp and bright with some tight viewing angles. Samsung has been a market leader in panels and it's easy to say that the display on the A54 is the best in its price category. This year Samsung has also bumped up the HBM to 1000 nits making it even more legible under direct sunlight. Overall the panel will make for an impressive device interaction no matter what it is used for. The Camera The camera sensor has been updated for the new model. Usually, the main sensor is the one that gets updated in incremental releases. But for the A54, Samsung has updated both the main and the ultrawide sensor to 50 MP and 12 MP respectively. The 5 MP macro sensor remains the same. Read More: Vivo V27 Pro Review: Does this Mid-Range Device Worth Attention? Speaking of quality, it’s pretty similar to last year. Samsung has significantly upped its post-processing algorithm. Pictures look sharp and contrasty with decent dynamic range in each shot. One way to summarize would be that there are no bad shots with the A54, it consistently delivers similar results. The videography is rated at 4K at 30 fps max. 4K won’t rival the big brother S23 but it produces a semi-decent result. Additionally, there’s a 32 MP front-facing camera as well. And as typical of Samsung, it produces decent wide-angle shots. Though the photos might feel overprocessed in dimly lit conditions.
First introduced in 2010 with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S, the “S” series has since become one of the most popular and recognizable smartphone lines in the world. With each new release, Samsung has consistently improved and refined the Galaxy S, incorporating cutting-edge technology and features that have helped to define the modern smartphone landscape. The Galaxy S series is known for its high-quality displays, powerful cameras, and sleek, premium design. Over the years, Samsung has expanded the Galaxy S series to include a range of models at different price points, making it accessible to a wide range of consumers. On February 17, Samsung launched a new line of phone S23 Ultra under the Galaxy S series. This 2023 edition of the S23 Ultra offers a second-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 processor, as well as an S-Pen. Key Features of Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Despite its similar design to the previous model, Samsung has made some notable improvements to the Galaxy S23 Ultra, according to the South Korean electronics manufacturer. Let’s see what changes they have made. Design At first glance, you'll immediately see that the Galaxy S23 Ultra has bigger cameras than the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Its 6.8-inch display boasts a less pronounced curve than its predecessor, resulting in a flatter surface area that is more comfortable to use with an S Pen. Read More: March 2023 New Release: Top 10 Smartphones Coming in Bangladesh The Galaxy S23 Ultra has been constructed to be remarkably robust due to its incorporation of Corning's Gorilla Glass Victus 2, the first phone to feature such protective layering. This new technology will provide superior defense against scratches and falls. The new Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is available in four distinct colors: Phantom Black, Green, Cream, and Lavender. Samsung's Galaxy S23 Ultra is an eco-friendly device with components crafted from recycled materials. For example, the S Pen inner cover and bottom speaker module are made from discarded fishing nets, the side key and volume key are from recycled water barrels, and the SIM tray is from recycled aluminum. The Galaxy S23 Ultra retains a SIM card slot, unlike the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which resides on the underside of the device. It has a nearly identical form factor to the S22 Ultra, measuring 6.4 x 3.07 x 0.35 inches, but is slightly heavier at 8.25 ounces, compared to 8.08 ounces for its predecessor. Read More: realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition Review: A Coke Lover’s Dream Phone Display The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra boasts an excellent display, identical to the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Its 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen offers a resolution of 1440 x 3088 pixels along with a peak brightness of 1,750 nits. Additionally, users can enjoy the same 120Hz refresh rate, with the capability to reduce it to 1Hz. The Galaxy S23 Ultra's screen offers an impressive 112% of DCI-P3 color gamut in Natural mode, making it a much more vibrant option than the iPhone 14 Pro Max's 83%. It also features Vision Booster, a nifty tool that allows users to adjust the display's color and contrast to suit their environment. For added comfort, the phone includes an eye comfort feature. Cameras The phone features four back cameras, as well as a high-resolution 12-megapixel front-facing camera located at the top of the display. Read More: Top 10 Smartwatches Released in 2022 and 2023 So Far The Ultra series from Samsung has always been renowned for its cameras, and its advanced multi-sensor setup has attracted millions of customers worldwide. The S23 Ultra features a 12MP ultrawide and dual 3x and 10x 10MP telephoto sensors on the back, but it's the primary camera that sets it apart - it has a record-breaking 200MP resolution, the highest ever on a Samsung phone.
Samsung's Galaxy A series has long been known for offering mid-range smartphones that provide a great balance between features and price. The latest addition to the lineup, the Galaxy A14 5G, is no exception. With a large display, impressive camera setup, and long-lasting battery, the Galaxy A14 5G appears to be an affordable mid-range phone. Let's take a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy capabilities, more specs and price of the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G to determine whether it's the right phone. Key Features of Samsung Galaxy A14 5G Design The Galaxy A14 5G retains some design features from its predecessor, such as the vertically aligned triple camera sensors with LED flash on the back. However, the build quality has been significantly improved, with a premium look and feel that provides sturdiness when held. The fingerprint ridge-like texture offers a great grip, repels fingerprint smudges, and saves time cleaning the back panel. The light green model has been noted for its effectiveness, but it's unclear if the other colors have the same feature. The phone includes a 3.5mm audio jack, offering high-quality audio through wired earphones. However, the earphones need to be purchased separately. Read More: Apple iPhone 15 Pro: Leaks, Rumors, Everything We Know So Far Display The Samsung Galaxy A14 5G features a 6.5-inch PLS LCD Full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The display is ideal for streaming videos, browsing the web, and playing games. The phone also boasts a 90Hz refresh rate, which results in a smoother scrolling experience and better graphics. However, the use of an IPS display might have been a better choice for this device. The display is an essential feature of any smartphone. It can significantly affect the user experience, and Samsung understands this. The Galaxy A14 5G display is impressive, with a PLS LCD panel that offers excellent brightness levels and energy efficiency. While IPS displays are known for better viewing angles and color accuracy, PLS displays are better in other aspects. The higher refresh rate of 90Hz on this phone means that users can enjoy a more responsive and smoother experience when scrolling through their social media feeds or playing games. This feature is particularly useful for gamers who require high frame rates for a better gaming experience. Read More: 4 Best Apple Watch Ultra Clone Reviews Performance Beneath its exterior, the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G is equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor, though in certain regions, it may be outfitted with Samsung's own Exynos 1330 processor. This processor is designed to be budget-friendly while still delivering adequate performance for everyday usage and light gaming. With 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, the Galaxy A14 5G provides sufficient space for many users. Additionally, storage capacity can be expanded up to 1TB through the use of a microSD card. This means that users can store plenty of apps, music, photos, and other files without running out of space. The MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor is built on a 7nm process, which means that it is more energy-efficient than previous processors. This results in longer battery life, which is important for users who want to stay connected throughout the day. The processor also supports 5G connectivity, which provides faster download and upload speeds compared to 4G. Read More: Xiaomi POCO X5 Pro 5G Review: Mid-range Phone with Flagship Features While the Galaxy A14 5G may not be as powerful as Samsung's high-end phones, it still delivers impressive performance for its price range. With sufficient RAM and storage capacity, users can enjoy a smooth and responsive experience when using the phone. Whether you're browsing the web, streaming videos, or playing games, the Galaxy A14 5G is a reliable and budget-friendly option.
Samsung customers can now pre-order Galaxy S23 Ultra with Tk20,000 to avail of offers and benefits. On pre-order, customers will get Tk15,000 cashback and an additional cashback offer of up to Tk10,000 if they make payment through EMI. Samsung will provide 512GB storage worth Tk17,000 at the price of 256GB variant. Customers will also get a 25W fast charging travel adapter (one of only two countries in the world to have this in-package). Read more: Samsung scoops up Superbrands Award Besides, by pre-ordering Galaxy S23 Ultra, customers will be able to enjoy a 50 percent discount on the one-time screen replacement valid for one year, saving Tk30,000. Md Muyeedur Rahman, head of MX Business, said: "Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is an exciting addition to the Samsung smartphone line-up. The device showcases Samsung's evolution in the industry with more storage, ground-breaking camera technology and an intuitive, seamless experience." The maximum retail price of the 256GB version is Tk1,97,999 (excluding VAT). However, customers can get the 512GB version at this price. Read More: Samsung Galaxy A14 5G Review: Pros and Cons Galaxy S23 Ultra features the industry's first 200MP image sensor along with the "most efficient and fastest processor," Samsung said. "Also debuting with this device is the Gorilla Glass Victus 2."
Samsung Electronics said Tuesday its profit for the last quarter plummeted nearly 70% as a weak global economy depressed demands for its consumer electronics products and computer memory chips. The company’s operating profit of 4.3 trillion won ($3.5 billion) for the three months through December was a 69% decline from the same period a year earlier, representing its lowest quarterly profit since the third quarter of 2014. Revenue fell 8% to 70.46 trillion won ($57.2 billion). The South Korean tech giant had thrived through the first two years of the pandemic thanks to its dual strengths in parts and finished products, benefiting from robust demands for PCs, TVs and chips powering computer servers as the virus forced millions to work at home. Read more: Samsung launches month-long smartphone campaign for September But it has been harder for the company to weather the economic shock unleashed by Russia’s war on Ukraine, which disrupted industrial supply chains and left major economies grappling with higher inflation and slower growth. “The business environment deteriorated significantly in the fourth quarter due to weak demand amid a global economic slowdown,” Samsung said in a statement. The company’s profit from its bread-and-butter semiconductor business came to 270 billion won ($219 million) for the last quarter, down significantly from the 8.83 trillion won ($7.1 billion) it got a year earlier. Samsung said chip prices fell sharply amid weakened demand as clients adjusted their inventories in face of “deepening uncertainties” in the global economy, a problem the company says will likely extend into the first quarter of 2023. Read more: Samsung tops 'World's Best Employers 2022' Samsung also expects the demand for its smartphones and TVs to further decline in the first quarter amid the global economic downturn.