Technology July 26, 2023
Samsung has been gaining solid ground in the budget smartphone landscape over the past few years with its Galaxy A series smartphones. The more accessible smartphone lineup consists of six models, with new iterations of each model released every year.
The Samsung Galaxy A23 5G is a device that sits in the middle of the Galaxy A series, balancing premium features and affordability.
The Galaxy A23 5G is priced at PHP 15,990 (6GB/128GB) and PHP 16,990 (8GB/128GB), and comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chipset coupled with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. It’s also equipped with a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging, a 6.6-inch FHD+ Infinity-V Display, and a 50-megapixel main camera with an F1.8 aperture lens that’s complemented by a 5MP ultrawide and a 2MP macro sensor.
Despite its accessible price, the Galaxy A23 5G’s suite of features and specifications delivers a premium handset that people have come to expect from Samsung.
The Galaxy A23 5G features the Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, which Samsung has paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, making it a great device for casual gaming. Mobile Legends and Call of Duty Mobile run well on the Galaxy A23 5G; even demanding games such as Genshin Impact are playable.
Couple that performance with its 6.6-inch FHD+ Infinity-V Display that has a refresh rate of 120Hz, and you’ve got a superb gaming experience with the Galaxy A23 5G.
The handset also comes with Samsung’s Game Booster that not only blocks background activities and notifications but also tracks your gaming habits so it can optimize the device’s battery, memory, and even its temperature for a better gaming experience.
Gaming on the Galaxy A23 5G is made even better because of its 5,000 mAh battery. The device’s battery is capable of lasting several days of average use and at least a day’s worth of heavy usage.
Even if the device runs low on battery, the 25W fast charging support means you’ll only have to wait under 50 minutes to have it charged up to at least 80%. The battery of the Galaxy A23 5G can go from empty to full in just a little over an hour when you utilize the 25W fast charging. And if you’re short on time and just need a little bit of juice, it can go from zero to 30% in just 15 minutes.
The Galaxy A23 5G is equipped with a rear camera array that consists of the 50MP OIS main camera, 5MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP macro camera, and 2MP depth camera, giving you several options for the kind of photos you can take with the device.
The main camera also has both Night and Pro modes, giving you even more choices for taking photos. The Galaxy A23 5G also boasts an 8MP front camera with an added bokeh effect.
When in good lighting conditions, these cameras are able to take impressive photos. The main 50MP main camera is particularly able to capture details, maintain low noise levels, exhibit good dynamic range, as well as show great contrast and colors. But even in low-light environments, the main camera of the Galaxy A23 5G is still able to take good photos, especially when the Night Mode is utilized.
Apart from its impressive gaming, battery, and camera performance, the Galaxy A23 5G also features a quality display, a premium build, reliable connectivity, and more, which anyone can have without breaking the bank.
The Samsung Galaxy A23 5G is currently available through Smart’s Signature plans.