This month, Samsung released one of its most affordable 5G phones, the Galaxy A14 5G, the base model of the new A series for 2023. The OPPO A78 5G was released globally at the exact pricing. Price is the best feature of this entry-level 5G phone. Which is best in the price? To answer this question, we compared the major specs of the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G and OPPO A78 5G. After reading it, you can comment below to tell us if you agree.
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Design & Display
These phones are entry-level, so don’t expect quality design or materials. The Samsung Galaxy A14 5G’s basic appearance is appealing: the cameras are suitable in the rear cover without a camera module and excellent for fans of protruding camera islands. With two circles on the back, including the cameras, the OPPO A78 5G is attractive, and its reduced bezels make it even better. Both phones have a waterdrop notch on the front, but their bezels are thin.
These phones need more displays and designs—classic entry-level phone panels. Samsung Galaxy A14 5G has a better display and sports a 90Hz PLS LCD FHD+ 6.6-inch screen. OPPO A78 offers a 6.56-inch IPS LCD HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Given the decreased detail, we recommend the Samsung entry-level phone.
Camera & Speaker
There are some slight improvements in picture quality with the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G. The main cameras on both phones are 50 megapixels, and both have 2-megapixel depth sensors; however, the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G also boasts a 2-megapixel macro lens and a 16-megapixel selfie snapper.
The OPPO A78 5G’s dual loudspeakers make for significantly superior sound. Both have a 3.5mm headphone jack.
OS & Hardwares
In contrast to the OPPO A78 5G, which uses Android 12, Samsung’s Galaxy A14 5G has the newest operating system, Android 13, with One UI 5. Chipset options for the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G vary by region. The MediaTek Dimensity 700, manufactured using a 7 nm process, and the Samsung Exynos 1330 chipset are available only in certain areas. In addition to these features, up to 128 GB of native storage and up to 8 GB of RAM are available. The OPPO A78 5G features a MediaTek Dimensity 700 mobile platform developed using a 7 nm chipset, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of internal storage.
Battery & Charging
The batteries on both devices are rated at 5000 mAh, although the OPPO A78 5G’s lower display resolution should allow it to survive longer between charges. And with 33W rapid charging, where can even charge more quickly.
Price & Availability
The cheapest Samsung Galaxy A14 5G can be purchased for around $169 (Php 9,113), while the OPPO A78 5G retails for about $250. (Php 13,480). Among these, which one would you choose? Write your thoughts down below.