Few weeks ago, we did an unboxing of the new Samsung Galaxy A33 5G which has just been launched in Malaysia last month (read here). Today, we are going to talk about the specs and features, as well as the performance of this new Samsung Galaxy A series phone.
The Samsung Galaxy A33 5G was launched together with another higher model of Galaxy A series, the Galaxy A53 5G, which both are marketed as the brand’s mid-range smartphones with good design, specs and quality camera – offering a holistic mobile experience at a great value. Although the Galaxy A33 5G is lower model, yet it has almost the same specs and look as the Galaxy A53 5G, except for the slight differences in the display, front camera spec and internal storage size. The Galaxy A33 5G is also a huge upgrade over its predecessor – last year’s Galaxy A32 5G, in terms of display, processing power and camera performance.
A mid-range 5G phone with a price under RM1,500, let’s see what this new Galaxy A33 5G phone is going to offer.
Design & Display
The device is sleek and lightweight. With a body measuring 74.0mm x 159.7mm and thickness of 8.1mm, the refreshingly sleek and smooth Galaxy A33 5G is weighing at only 186g – makes it just nice to hold in your palm but may be a bit too large to fit in your pocket.
The device comes with a matte finish flesh with a polished plastic side frame, and its ambient edge design seamlessly blends the camera with the body of the phone. On the right edge of the device, you’ve got the power button and volume rocker; and a dual-card slot with support for one nano SIM cards and one MicroSD card on the top side of the device. The speaker grille and USB Type-C port are on the bottom side – without the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Galaxy A33 5G has a stunning 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate for a better viewing and selfie experience. The 6.4-inch screen is broken up by a tiny teardrop notch at the top for the front camera. Featuring the tough Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and IP67 water and dust resistance, it is a higher-resistance device with increased durability.
In terms of colour choices, the device is available in Awesome Peach, Awesome White, Awesome Blue and Awesome Black – which each has its own unique characteristics. We like the Awesome Blue the most as it gives a subtle yet fresh visual appeal.
The Galaxy A33 5G is equipped with an AI-powered quad-camera system features a main 48MP OIS camera with ultra-wide 8MP, macro 5MP and depth 2MP camera, and an 13MP front camera.
The 48MP main camera captures stunning photos and videos with crisp details and vibrant colours during the daytime – even in low light, while the 13MP front camera delivers decent selfies and clear video call experiences. Additionally, thanks to the Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) system and an ultra wide f/2.2 aperture, the Samsung Galaxy A33 5G performs fairly well at night too.
Here are some photos taken with the Galaxy A33’s rear camera in different modes.
Standard Wide Angle
Specs & Battery
The Galaxy A22 is powered by a 5nm Octa-core processor and coupled with an expandable RAM up to 1TB + 8GB Memory with extra virtual RAM to its 128GB internal storage. With this powerful processor and expandable RAM, it gives us a smooth Android experience without any lags and we did not encounter any performance issues while using multiple apps and playing games.
Supporting 5G, LTE, the Galaxy A33 5G is released with Android 12, One UI 4.1 and will receive 4 generations of One UI and Android OS upgrades and up to 5 years of security updates. It also comes with the typical features such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4G+5GHz), Bluetooth v 5.1.
The Galaxy A33 5G is protected and secured by the defense-grade Samsung Knox security platform to create a private, encrypted space. It also work seamlessly with other Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy Buds series.
The Galaxy A33 5G boasts a 5,000mAh long-lasting awesome battery that supports 25W super fast-charging – with power-saving technology. The battery capacity can comfortably last for two days on moderate use with a one full charge.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A33 5G is a good phone for the price of RM1,499. It features nice design, good cameras, impressive battery life and is fast enough to keep up with your day to day tasks! The device is a good pick for those who are looking to upgrade from a budget phone to a mid-range smartphone.
To learn more about the Galaxy A33 5G, visit samsung.com/my/galaxy-a33-5g/.
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