Samsung Galaxy A34 Review – Premium but Budget Friendly Phone

Samsung Galaxy A34

Samsung has recently launched two mid-range phones, the Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A54. In this review, we will be focusing on the Samsung Galaxy A34. At first glance, the device appears to be a good mid-range 5G phone with a premium design. It boasts a great camera, a fantastic display, and a powerful chipset. Moreover, it comes with a 5000mAh battery that provides solid backup and supports 25W fast charging. While this seems like a great deal, we need to examine whether the asking price is worth it. Read on to find out in our comprehensive Samsung Galaxy A34 review.

The Design

The design of the Samsung Galaxy A34 bears a striking resemblance to the flagship Galaxy S23. A glance at the back panel might make you mistake it for the Galaxy S23 or S23 Plus, as it features the same camera lenses and an LED flash positioned alongside them.

The Samsung Galaxy A34 has a glass back with a matte finish that provides a great look and feel. The curved frames match the same matte finish and are rounded around the edges. Despite making the phone appear slightly thick, it is well-balanced and weighs approximately 199 grams.

On the phone’s right side, you can find the power button and volume rockers, while the left side is left unoccupied. At the top, you can access the SIM card slot, and at the bottom, there’s a USB Type-C port and a primary speaker.

The Display

The display of Samsung Galaxy A34 is as impressive as one would expect from Samsung. The phone comes with a 6.6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display that offers an excellent visual experience. What’s more, the 120Hz refresh rate ensures smooth scrolling and overall user experience.

Whether it’s navigating through the user interface or playing games, the display’s smoothness and responsiveness are noticeable. The screen was enjoyable to use, and it is also very bright, allowing for easy use even under direct sunlight.

The display settings allow you to adjust the refresh rate of the Samsung Galaxy A34’s screen to High or Standard. However, there is no auto-refresh rate mode available, and the options are either 120Hz or 60Hz. Additionally, you can personalize the colour tuning and adjust the screen mode to your preference.

The display provides vibrant and lively colors, and the viewing angles are also impressive. We watched a few YouTube videos and found the experience to be enjoyable.

The Camera

The Samsung Galaxy A34 comes with a triple camera module on the rear, consisting of a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, there’s a 13MP camera for capturing selfies. The rear cameras of Samsung Galaxy A34 have the ability to capture videos at 4K@30fps and 1080p@30fps, while the front camera can record videos at 4K@30fps and 1080p@30/60fps.

In daylight conditions, the main camera of the Samsung Galaxy A34 captures impressive shots. The images are full of details, and the sharpness is commendable. Additionally, the colors are vivid and punchy, and the dynamic range is wide.

The portrait shots turned out well with accurate edge detection and a nice background blur effect that can be adjusted before and after taking the shot. The night mode helped to brighten up the images, which we feels its decent at this price point.

The selfies taken from the front camera of Samsung Galaxy A34 were impressive with good sharpness and detail level. The skin tones appeared natural, and the low-light selfies were also decent. The portrait selfies also turned out well with good details and accurate edge detection.

Back Camera Portrait
Back Camera Portrait
Selfie Camera Portrait
Selfie Camera Portrait
Selfie Camera
Selfie Camera
Ultra-Wide Selfie Camera
Ultra-Wide Selfie Camera

The Performance

The Samsung Galaxy A34 is powered by One UI 5.1, which is based on Android 13. The user interface has the familiar Samsung feel and is intuitive to navigate. You can access a range of features, such as multi-window, gestures, and dual apps for social media, among others.

After testing the Samsung Galaxy A34 for a week, we can say that it smoothly handles everyday tasks without any issues. There were no lags or problems while using the phone. It is equipped with the Dimensity 1080 chipset which is paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

The Samsung Galaxy A34 impressively manages everyday tasks without any issues. Apps open up quickly and remain in the background for a long duration, even after hours. Multitasking is a breeze on this phone, and Samsung has done an excellent job with RAM management.

The Samsung Galaxy A34 and the gaming performance was smooth without any frame drops. The graphics were crisp and the colors looked great on the Super AMOLED display. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A34 offers a great gaming experience.

The Battery

The Samsung Galaxy A34 is equipped with a 5000mAh battery that offers impressive battery life. During our testing, we was able to get over 6 hours of screen on time. For light users, this phone can easily last for up to two days on a single charge.

We tested the charging time of Samsung Galaxy A34 using a 25W charger and found that it can be fully charged from 0 to 100 percent in approximately 90 minutes.

Our Thoughts

The Samsung Galaxy A34 is a solid mid-range 5G phone that boasts a premium design and impressive battery life. Its cameras are noteworthy and it delivers smooth performance for day-to-day tasks. Additionally, its fantastic display is complemented by stereo speakers, making for an exceptional content consumption experience.

Overall, if you’re in the market for a mid-range 5G phone for everyday use, the Samsung Galaxy A34 is definitely worth considering.

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