Weekly poll results: Galaxy A54 sparks interest, but critics will decide its fate
Is the Galaxy A54 a worthy successor to the A52s? The phone was a bright spot in the series, while the A53 just wasn’t as good. According to last week’s poll, the A54 has potential, but it’s going to have to prove itself in testing.
The reason the A52 was so popular is its chipset, the Snapdragon 778G is powerful and efficient and was well within its €450 price tag. The A53 had the Exynos 1280 and it managed to match its predecessor at 113h of endurance, but it needed an extra 500mAh in the battery to do so. And in terms of performance, it wasn’t even close.
Now the Samsung Galaxy A54 arrives with the much improved Exynos 1380 but also a €40/50 price hike. This chip will be measured against 778G, not 1280, which is no easy task. We’re already running tests on the phone, so stay tuned for our detailed review.
By the way, Galaxy A54 and its sibling Galaxy A34 started shipping in India this week, with price tags of ₹39,000 and ₹31,000. Also, Samsung quietly launched the Galaxy M54, which is a larger A54 with a better camera and bigger battery (in short: 6.7-inch screen, 108MP main camera, 6,000mAh battery ). We don’t yet know which markets will receive the M54, but we wonder: do you prefer that one over the A-series?
Speaking of price and the Samsung Galaxy A34, this one seems like a swing and a dud – even if it were priced lower, there still wouldn’t be much interest in this model.
The perennial Redmi Note series rivals launched in Europe this week and their prices are trending up too – for the same price of around €400 as the Galaxy A34, you can have a Redmi Note 12 Pro instead. But is it the best phone or has Xiaomi lost its balls? Plus, there’s a new Pixel 7a on the way, the original Nothing phone is still going, the OnePlus 11R looks competitive, there’s also Motorolas, Pocos, and Realmes.
That’s not to say the Galaxy A34 won’t sell well, it’s a good choice for people comfortable with One UI who need something cheaper than the A54 and don’t spend a lot of money. time to look at the specs.
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