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Samsung Galaxy A33 5G initial review Moving up in the world

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G initial review Moving up in the world

The 2022 Samsung Galaxy A33 5G sees quite an update over the Galaxy A32 of 2021. There’s a fresh design, new internals and something of a repositioning of this phone compared to the previous version, looking to upgrade this Samsung phone.
That sees a performance boost, but also brings with it a bump in the price. So is that a price that’s worth?

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G initial review Moving up in the world

Our quick take
The Samsung Galaxy A33 5G makes quite a move from its position in 2021, with a new design and display, alongside boosted hardware, making this phone sit closer to the Galaxy A53 5G that it launches alongside.
This reinvention of this phone sees the price jump from £249 to £329 (in the UK), breaking that £300 barrier. But in return you get a much better device. We suspect that Samsung wants to double down on this sweet spot because it’s had great success here.
First impressions of this handset are good, the design and display are immediately appealing – and we’ll be bringing you a full run down of the performance as soon as we can.
Design and build
159.7 x 74.0 x 8.1mm, 186g
Gorilla Glass 5 and waterdrop notch
IP67 protection
The Samsung Galaxy A33 5G gets a design refresh over the Galaxy A32 of 2021. The design now shifts over to be practically the same as the slightly-higher positioned Galaxy A53 5G. Indeed, unless you know what you’re looking for, you wouldn’t be able to tell these two Galaxy A phones apart.
There is a difference, however, with the Galaxy A33 5G getting matte frames, rather than the glossy finish on the A53 5G – and we think this phone, the slightly more affordable, actually looks like the better of the two.
There’s now IP67 protection, which is a premium addition to provide a little more protection and welcomed on this level of phone.
Display
6.4in 2400 x 1080 pixels, 90Hz
AMOLED
Infinity-U display
As we have just mentioned, there’s a Infinity-U display on the Galaxy A33, which is the name Samsung applies to phones with a waterdrop notch. It’s slightly less premium than the punch hole on the Galaxy A53 5G and along with that chin, you’re left with a 6.4-inch display.
But, the resolution of this phone has stepped up: previously this level of device offered a 720p display but now you’re treated to 1080p, it’s AMOLED and it offers a 90Hz refresh rate.
Hardware and performance
Exynos 1280, 6GB RAM
128GB + microSD
5000mAh battery, 25W charging
We’ve mentioned the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G several times in this review, and we’re about to mention it again, as the internals of the A33 5G are the same as the A53 5G.
It’s powered by a new Exynos 1280 system on chip, with 6GB of RAM. There’s the option to use some of the 128GB of storage as virtual RAM, up to an additional 6GB.
Of course, with this being new hardware, we can’t assess exactly what the day-to-day performance will be, but Samsung says there’s a significant boost in performance over the outgoing A32 5G, so we’ll be keen to put that to the test when we review the phone.
Cameras
Quad camera system
Main: 48MP, f/1.8 OIS
Ultra-wide: 8MP, f/2.2
Macro: 5MP, f/2.4
Depth: 2MP, f/2.4
Front: 13MP, f/2.2
There’s a quad camera system on the rear of the Galaxy A33 5G, but as is often the case with mid-range phones, this needs to be approached with caution. There are two cameras that deserve your attention and two that probably don’t.
The main camera here is a 48-megapixel sensor which is supported by optical image stabilisation (OIS). It’s also worth noting that this main camera is the only camera offering autofocus, with the others being fixed focus.
Now onto the lenses we’re less excited about: there’s a 2MP depth sensor, said to boost the performance in those portrait bokeh shots, but we’ve generally found these ancillary sensors to be little more than bulk and make little difference to the results you get.
The same can be said of the macro sensor. This has been something of a trend over the last couple of years and we’re not expecting much from it.
We will, of course, be diving into the performance of all these cameras when we review the phone shortly.
To recap
Samsung has made a welcome run of changes to this mid-range device, boosting the appeal with a new design, enhanced display and more internal power. The price as also raised a little – but this could be a popular model for a great many customers.

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