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Samsung Galaxy A23 in Nepal: The cheapest phone of the late series has interesting features

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Samsung Galaxy A23 is one of the two smartphones released by Samsung recently. This smartphone was launched alongside with Samsung Galaxy M33 5G. This is also the fourth release in 2022 of the Galaxy A series.

Not long ago, Samsung released three other smartphones: Galaxy A73 5G, Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G in the Galaxy A series.

Galaxy A23 is the most affordable model in the latest Galaxy A series lineup. This mid-ranger has some interesting features for the users. It offers a high refresh rate display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The phone also offers a quad-camera setup and can record video in high resolution. Along with a decent battery backup, the phone also offers a faster charging option. Needless to say, the new Samsung model comes with Android 12 straight out of the box.

Let’s get into the details to know more about the phone.

Specifications

DimensionsHeight: 164.5mm
Width: 76.9mm
Thickness: 8.4mm
Weight: 195 grams
Display6.6-inch PLS LCD, 90Hz
SimDual sims
Resolution1,080*2,408 pixels
OSAndroid 12, One UI 4.1
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 680 (6nm)
GPUAdreno 610
Storage64GB/128GB
SD card slotDedicated
RAM4/6GB
CameraFront: 8MP, f/2.2
Rear:  50MP, f/1.8, PDAF, OIS               
5MP, 123 degrees (ultrawide)                
2MP ( macro)               
2MP (depth)
SoundLoudspeakers
3.5mm headphone jack
Battery5000mAh, li-po, non-removable
Fast charging 25W
SensorsAccelerometer
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
Gyro sensor
Geomagnetic sensor
Virtual light sensing
Virtual proximity sensing
ColoursBlack, white, peach, blue
PriceRs 27,999 (4/64GB)
Rs 31,999 (6/128GB)

Design and display

Samsung Galaxy A23
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Samsung Galaxy A23 features similar styling to most Samsung smartphones released these days. The phone has a plastic build with a glass front. The front features a waterdrop notch that houses a camera. The bezels at the bottom of the phone are thicker compared to the rest of the display. The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security purposes.

The phone weighs 195 grams and is 8.4 mm thick. The user has the option to choose from black, white, peach and blue colours.

On the front, Samsung Galaxy A23 flaunts a 6.6-inch PLS LCD panel with a resolution of 1,080*2,408 pixels. This is yet another smartphone from Samsung without an AMOLED display. The display supports a 90Hz refresh rate.

Cameras

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Samsung Galaxy A23 features a quad-camera setup on the back and a single camera on the front. The 50MP main camera on the back is accompanied by a 5MP, 123 degrees ultrawide and a couple of 2MP macro and depth sensors. There is an 8MP camera on the front with an aperture of f/2.2.

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The main camera on Samsung Galaxy A23 features PDAF and OIS offering quicker snaps of photos and more stable videos.

The main camera can also record high resolution 4K videos but is limited to 30 fps only whereas the front camera can record videos in 1080p resolution at 30fps.

Performance and storage

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Samsung Galaxy A23 runs on the latest OneUI 4.1 OS based on Android 12. Samsung will also provide four years of Android updates. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 680 (6nm) chipset while the graphical duties are handled by Adreno 610.

This is a better and more power-efficient chipset on the device compared to the one its predecessor Galaxy A22 had.

As for the storage, the phone comes with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage. The memory can be expanded with a microSD card and the phone has a dedicated slot for the card.

Battery life, connectivity and others

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Samsung Galaxy A23 features a 5,000mAh non-removable Li-po battery. The battery on the phone supports 25W fast charging. With a full charge, Samsung claims the phone can offer a battery life of up to:

  • 27 hours of internet usage time (cellular)
  • 28 hours of internet usage time (WiFi)
  • 26 hours of video playback time
  • 174 hours of audio playback time
  • 56 hours of talk time

There is no 5G connectivity on the phone and only supports 4G networks. There is a dual sim slot. The phone supports dual WIfi and features location tracking technology. There is also Bluetooth 5.0 on the phone to get connected with other devices and a USB Type-C 2.0 cable for charging and transferring files.

Samsung Galaxy A23 also features a 3.5mm headphone jack and supports Dolby Atmos audio.

Samsung Galaxy A23 is priced at Rs 27,999 for base 4/64GB variant and Rs 31,999 for 6/128GB variant.

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