Samsung Galaxy A55 5G: Is it as awesome as it claims?

Samsung Galaxy A55 5G. Photo: Samsung
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G. Photo: Samsung

The successor of the popular Samsung Galaxy A54 5G has arrived as the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G. The A55 5G was launched alongside its younger sibling, the Samsung Galaxy A35 5G, which is the successor of another popular Galaxy A series smartphone from last year, the Samsung Galaxy A34 5G.

Both the predecessing smartphones did pretty well in the global market. The Samsung Galaxy A series last year went head-to-head and got five positions in the top 10 most-sold smartphones which included the Samsung Galaxy A14 4G, Samsung Galaxy A14 5G, Samsung Galaxy A04e, Samsung Galaxy A34 5G and the Samsung Galaxy A54 5G. The mid-range A series is very popular in European and Asian countries for the value the smartphones deliver in the price range.

This year too, both the A55 and the A35 have got some major and minor updates. The A55 being the top of the A series has some differences from the A54 like the upgraded glass protection, larger display, new chipset and security features. So is the A55 Awesome as awesome as it says?

Let us see what the smartphone offers in terms of specs.

Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A55 5G

Dimensions161.1mm x 77.4mm x 8.2mm
Weight213 grams
Display type6.6-inch
Display sizeSuper AMOLED
Resolution2340 X 1080 (FHD+)
Refresh rate120 Hz
IP ratingIP67 dust and water resistant
Glass protectionGorilla Glass Victus +
ChipsetExynos 1480
CPUOcta-core (4×2.75 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUXclipse 530
OSOne UI 6.1, Android 14
Storage128GB | 256GB
Rear camera50MP main camera
12MP ultrawide camera
5MP macro camera
Selfie camera32MP
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band
NetworkLTE | 5G
SIMDual SIM (SIM 1 + Hybrid (SIM or MicroSD))
AudioStereo speakers
SensorsAccelerometer, In-display Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Virtual Proximity Sensing
Battery5000 mAh
Charging25W wired charging
ColoursIceblue, Lilac, Navy, Lemon
Price (expected)Rs 58,000 (8/125GB)
Rs 62,000 (8/256GB)

Design and Display

The design of the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G is the same as the universal Samsung design all the Samsung smartphones are getting recently with few changes. The main change is the addition of the new key island design which first debuted on the Samsung Galaxy A05 and then in the Samsung Galaxy A15 and A25 smartphones. The key island is specific to the volume buttons and power button which are slightly raised, like islands in the ocean, hence the name.

The back is made up of glass and has a shiny finish and has a triple rear camera setup. The frame on the other hand is made up of aluminium with a matte finish giving a premium feel. On the front, the A55 5G’s display is slightly larger than the A54 5G. It has the centre-hole punch cutout for the selfie camera. The bezels on the sides and top are equal whereas on the chin is slightly thicker.

The Samsung Galaxy A55 5G has a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display, delivering stunning visuals with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 (FHD+). With a colour depth of 16 million, images are vibrant and lifelike. Its impressive 120 Hz max refresh rate ensures smooth scrolling and gameplay. Plus, with 1000 nits of brightness (HBM), the screen shines even in bright sunlight. With a screen-to-body ratio of around 85.8 per cent of the front, it provides an excellent viewing experience.

The Samsung Galaxy A55 5G doesn’t compromise on built quality too with Gorilla Glass Victus+ on the front to protect the display and IP67 dust and water resistance for extra durability.

Performance and Storage

Powering the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G is the in-house Samsung-built chipset, the Exynos 1480 chipset. Its octa-core CPU, comprised of four high-performance Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.75 GHz and four energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores running at 2.0 GHz, balances power and efficiency. The graphics is also handled by the Samsung-built Xclipse 530 GPU for gaming and multimedia. As for the OS, the smartphone runs on One UI 6.1 based on Android 14.

Photo: NextPit

The Samsung Galaxy A55 5G prioritizes your security with Samsung Knox Vault, certified at EAL5+. It safeguards your PIN, password, and pattern with encryption, storing them separately from the main system. Plus, the four years of OS updates and five years of security maintenance ensure the smartphone stays protected for at least five years.

The Samsung Galaxy A55 5G is available in two RAM options; 8GB and 12GB. However, Nepal is set to get only the 8GB option like in previous years which is paired with 128GB and 256GB of storage option. There is also an option for external storage with the hybrid SIM slot to increase the storage using a Micro SD card.


The Samsung Galaxy A55 5G on the rear features a triple camera system, including a 50.0 MP main camera, a 12.0 MP ultra-wide camera, and a 5.0 MP macro camera with F1.8, F2.2, and F2.4 aperture values respectively. The rear camera adapts to various lighting conditions and the main camera supports auto-focus and optical image stabilisation (OIS), ensuring clear and steady images. It also has digital zoom up to 10x. The rear camera can record 4K videos at 30fps, along with 1080p videos at 30/60fps, featuring gyro-EIS for stability.

For selfies, the 32.0 MP front camera captures crisp and vibrant photos, though without auto-focus or OIS. The selfie camera can also record at 4K@30fps and 1080p@30/60fps options.

Battery and Others

The Samsung Galaxy A55 5G has a 5000 mAh battery, ensuring a day of use without any hassle. Charging is quick and convenient with 25W wired charging support. Connectivity-wise, the smartphone supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6 for fast and reliable internet connectivity on dual bands and Bluetooth 5.3 enables wireless communication with compatible devices.

It has network connectivity with support for both LTE and 5G networks and supports dual SIM functionality. The SIM slot is of hybrid type with support for one external Micro SD card. Audio is handled with stereo speakers. The sensors include an accelerometer, in-display fingerprint sensor, gyro sensor, geomagnetic sensor, hall sensor, light sensor, and virtual proximity sensing.

The Samsung Galaxy A55 5G is available in four colour options; Iceblue, Lilac, Navy and Lemon.

As for the pricing, the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G can be expected around Rs 58,000 for the 8/128GB option and Rs 62,000 for the 8/256GB option.

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Dahal is a gadget/auto writer at Onlinekhabar.

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