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Samsung Galaxy A33 5G in Nepal: The upgrades in features can be an upset, price-wise

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
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Samsung recently announced the release of two smartphones during its Galaxy A event. The phones are Samsung Galaxy A33 5G and Samsung Galaxy A53 5G. These phones are expected to be available in the Nepali market soon.

The phones are also successors of last year’s Galaxy A32 and Galaxy A52, a popular mid-range choice.

In this article, we will review Samsung Galaxy A33 5G and let you know what the phone has to offer to the users and tell you our forecast about its market performance.

Now, let’s go through the details of the phone.

Specifications

DimensionHeight: 159.7mm
Width: 74mm
Thickness: 8.1mm
Weight: 186 grams
Display6.4-inch, Super AMOLED, 90Hz, 411ppi
SimHybrid dual sims
Resolution1,080*2,400 pixels
OSAndroid 12, One UI 4.1
ChipsetExynos 1280 5G, 5nm
GPUMali-G68
Storage128GB/256GB
SD card slotYes, shared
RAM6GB/8GB
CameraFront: 13MP, f/2.2
Rear: 48MP, f/1.8, PDAF, OIS               
8MP, 123 degrees ( ultrawide)               
5MP, f/2.4 (macro)               
2MP, f/2.4 (depth)
SoundLoudspeakers with Dolby Atmos
3.5mm headphone jack
Battery5000mAh, Li-Po, non-removable
Fast charging 25W
Sensors Accelerometer
Fingerprint sensor
Gyro sensor
Geomagnetic sensor
Hall sensor
Light sensor
Virtual proximity
ColoursBlack, white, blue, peach
Price (Expected)Rs 50,000

Design and display

 Samsung Galaxy A33 5G

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G has a glass front build accompanied by a plastic back and a plastic frame. The phone sports a similar design used in most Samsung smartphones these days. The front houses a tiny waterdrop notch which Samsung markets as “Infinity-U Display” and on the back is a camera module housed together with an LED flash. The phone weighs 186 grams and is 8.1mm thick. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor on the phone.

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There is a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display on the phone with a refresh rate of 90Hz and a resolution of 1,080*2,400 pixels. The screen-to-body ratio is said to be around 83.7%. The display on the phone is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Samsung Galaxy A33 5G is also IP67 dust/water resistant certified (up to 1m for 30 mins).

Cameras

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Samsung Galaxy A33 5G houses a quad-camera setup on the back while there is a single camera on the front. The 48MP, f/1.8 main camera on the back is housed together with 8MP, f/2.2, 123 degrees ultrawide, 5MP, f/2.4 macro and 2MP, f/2.4 depth sensor. An LED flash is also housed together on the camera panel. On the front, there is a 13MP. f/2.2 selfie shooter.

The main camera features optical image stabilisation (OIS) and phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) for faster and sharper images and videos.

In terms of video, Samsung Galaxy A33 5G can record videos up to 4K at 30fps. Meanwhile, the user can record 1080p videos up to 120fps, which can be really handy for slo-mo videos. The front camera can record videos in 1080p resolution only.

Performance and storage

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Samsung Galaxy A33 5G runs on One UI 4.1 based on the latest Android 12. The phone is powered by an Octa-Core processor with Exynos 1280 5G, 5nm chipset. The graphics are handled by Mali-G68. This is a 5nm chipset for mid-range Samsung Galaxy phones. This should provide more stability and power efficiency on the phone.

The phone comes with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM memory coupled with 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. The phone also features a shared microSD card slot and the user can expand the storage using this feature.

Battery life, connectivity and price

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Samsung Galaxy A33 5G features a massive 5,000mAH non-removable li-po battery. The phone supports 25W fast charging, making the charging process faster. This is a huge boost from its predecessor which only featured a 15W charger for the massive battery.

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The connectivity option includes support of a 5G network, dual-band Wifi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS and USB Type-C 2.0. The phone is also NFC enabled but this feature depends upon the region. The sensors on the phone include an accelerometer, fingerprint sensor, gyro sensor, geomagnetic sensor, hall sensor, light sensor and virtual proximity sensing.

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The phone features a dual stereo speaker setup with Dolby Atmos and also has a 3.5mm headphone jack for audio connectivity.

The price of the Samsung Galaxy A33 5G is EUR 369 and when it arrives in Nepal, you can expect a price of around Rs 50,000 for the 6/128GB variant.

Verdict

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Well, if the phone is released in the expected price range, it can be very upsetting to the users as there are only minimal upgrades from the Galaxy A32 which was priced at Rs 31,999 for 6/128GB. This phone offers a 5G network, a better and more power-efficient chipset, faster charging and can record videos in 4K resolution. Yet, it is not sure if these upgrades justify the massive increase in the price.

We are saying that also because the display on the phone, camera features, battery backup are almost identical. The Galaxy A32 even features a 64MP main camera sensor compared to the 48MP of Samsung Galaxy A33 5G. But if you are a Samsung fan and want to purchase a Samsung device no matter what, Galaxy A52s 5G or M52 5G should make more sense.

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