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Samsung Galaxy A55 – Snap review

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The Samsung’s Galaxy A55 is like a ‘lite’ version of a the Galaxy S range, and costs less than half of its big brother’s asking price.

The mid-range smartphone market has heated up in recent years, with mid-tier devices delivering serious bang for their buck.

Best in mid-range segment

Samsung’s Galaxy A55 tops this segment, and delivers some of the Galaxy S range’s best features, at half the price.

Price and features

Coming in at R10 999, the Galaxy A55 features a 6,6-inch display, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB storage capacity, a 5 000 mAh battery, dual SIM support, and an Exynos 1480 (4 nm) chipset, which is Samsung’s new chip with the A55 being the only phone equipped with it currently.

The result is an amazingly responsive and stable experience running on Samsung’s One UI, which is built on Android 14.

The A55 feels like a higher-end device, with no slowdown or hiccups to speak of. Add in the fact that the display includes a 120Hz refresh rate, the A55 looks, movies, and operates like that of a phone double the price.

Sharp shooter

The A55 and its user also benefits from a powerful triple camera set-up. This includes a 50MP primary camera, a 12MP ultra wide-angle, and a 5MP macro shooter; along with a front-facing 32MP camera.

The autofocus is fast and accurate, and the colour composition of photos looks real and not overly saturated like other devices in the segment.

Solid construction

Additionally, the exterior design of the phone matches the high-end experience, as you get an aluminium body with a glass back, resembling the more expensive phones out there. It does weigh a little more than its plastic counterparts, but this is the price you pay for a premium look and feel.

Conclusion

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A55 is one of the more impressive mid-range phones out there, leaning closer to a flagship or ‘lite’ version of the more powerful Galaxy S range. 

The Samsung Galaxy A55 scores 4 out of 5.

4.0 out of 5.0 stars
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