Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Review

samsung galaxy a55 5g review
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The Galaxy A55 5G is the latest addition to Samsung’s A-series lineup, offering a fresh twist on a proven design. Building upon the success of the Galaxy A35 5G, the A55 5G retains familiar aesthetics while introducing substantial upgrades.

Join us in this Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Review as we take a closer look at what this device brings to the mid-range market.

Although the A55 5G comes at a higher price point than its predecessor, it boasts a variety of exciting features designed to attract users seeking a blend of style and performance. So, let’s get started, shall we?

Samsung Galaxy A35 5G Review

Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Review

Design & Build

At first glance, the Galaxy A55 5G closely resembles the Galaxy A35 5G with its sleek design language. However, there are notable distinctions.

samsung galaxy a55 5g review weight

The A55 5G weighs 213g, making it a bit heavier, thanks to its aluminum frame that enhances durability and gives the device a robust feel. This upgrade comes with a downside—its rougher edges may impact the grip compared to the previous model. Remember how the Galaxy A35 5G’s softer edges and lighter weight made it easier to use one-handed?

samsung galaxy a55 5g review design

Despite these changes, the Galaxy A55 5G boasts a premium appearance and solid build quality, making a strong impression with its clean and sophisticated design.

Display

samsung galaxy a55 5g review display

The Galaxy A55 5G boasts a stunning 6.6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and support for HDR10+. With a peak brightness of 1,000 nits, the display excels in providing a vibrant and immersive viewing experience for gaming, movie-watching, and everyday use. Outdoor visibility remains strong despite the brightness cap, and the device’s IP67 rating ensures protection against water and dust. Although some may find the thickness of the bezels less appealing, the balanced design offers a seamless visual experience that doesn’t compromise performance.

Camera

samsung galaxy a55 5g review camera

The camera setup on the Galaxy A55 5G consists of a 50MP OIS main sensor, a 12MP ultrawide lens, a 5MP macro lens, and a 32MP selfie shooter. In daylight, the main and ultrawide cameras deliver sharp, detailed images with punchy colors and wide dynamic range. Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Review

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Portrait mode provides impressive results but can struggle with inconsistent subject-to-background separation.

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The 32MP selfie camera captures high-quality shots with accurate skin tones, and the default beautification setting offers a subtle enhancement.

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In terms of video recording, the A55 5G supports UHD@30FPS on both the front and rear cameras. Super steady mode is available at 1080P@30FPS using the rear camera, providing smooth video capture. However, the selfie camera lacks stabilization, which may impact video quality in certain scenarios. Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Review

Performance & Benchmarks

samsung galaxy a55 5g review chipset

Under the hood, the Galaxy A55 5G features a 4nm Exynos 1480 chip, delivering a smooth and responsive user experience. With 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, the device handles day-to-day tasks with ease. The RAM Plus feature allows for an additional 8GB of RAM, further enhancing multitasking capabilities. Navigating through the device is a seamless experience, even when running multiple applications simultaneously.

samsung galaxy a55 5g review os

The A55 5G comes preloaded with Android 14 and One UI 6.1, offering a modern and user-friendly software experience. Gaming performance is satisfactory, with minimal issues encountered. While the Exynos 1480 chip offers a slight improvement over the Exynos 1380 in the A35 5G, the difference in graphical performance may not be substantial for some users. Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Review

Here are some of Galaxy A55 benchmark results

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Battery

samsung galaxy a55 5g review battery

Equipped with a 5,000mAh battery, the Galaxy A55 5G provides commendable battery life thanks to its efficient chip. Users can expect up to 7 hours of screen time with mixed usage, including video streaming, browsing, and light gaming.

samsung galaxy a55 5g review life

In our video loop test, the device lasted around 12 hours and 13 minutes.

samsung galaxy a55 5g review charging

Charging the device with a 25W adapter takes approximately 1 hour and 26 minutes from 0 to 100%, which may not be the fastest but is a marked improvement over its predecessor.

Price

samsung galaxy a55 5g review price

The Galaxy A55 5G is priced at PHP24,990 for the 8GB + 256GB configuration. While it may not be the top mid-range device on the market, it offers a robust and capable experience for users who appreciate the Samsung ecosystem. The device’s premium design, impressive display, and solid performance make it a strong contender in the mid-range market. If you value Samsung’s brand and want a device that blends style and functionality, the Galaxy A55 5G is a compelling choice.

Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Specs List

samsung galaxy a55 5g review specs

  • One UI 6.1, Android 14
  • 5G, 4G LTE (with VoLTE), 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS
  • Bluetooth 5.3
  • 6.6 inches FHD+ Super AMOLED Display
  • Glass front and back with Aluminum frame
  • IP67 dust & water resistant
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 161.1 x 77.4 x 8.2 mm
  • 213 g
  • Samsung Exynos 1480
  • 4x Cortex-A78 @ 2.7GHz & 4x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0GHz
  • Xclipse 530
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Main Camera: 50MP (main) | 12MP (ultrawide) | 5MP (macro)
  • Selfie Camera: 32MP
  • 5,000mAh Li-Ion battery | 25W wired charging
  • Colors: Awesome Navy, Awesome Iceblue, Awesoem Lilac

What are your thoughts on our Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Review? Let us know in the comments below. You can also watch our video review of the Galaxy A55 5G below, so be sure to check it out! Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Review


Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Review (Video)

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