Samsung Galaxy A23 Review, Pros and Cons

Samsung has finally introduced the Samsung Galaxy A23 4G. The device comes as the successor to the Galaxy A22 which was launched previously.

The device comes with a quad rear camera setup that has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), has an octa-core processor, a selfie camera lens in the waterdrop style notch display, and more.

Let’s see the full features, specifications, and price of the Samsung Galaxy A23 4G. We have also listed the Pros and Cons of the device along with some frequently asked questions. So, read on to check all the details.

Price of Samsung Galaxy A23

The device launched in two different variants – 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage. It comes in three color options – Light Blue, Black, and Peach.

The 6GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 19,499 (~USD 260) and the high-end 8GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 20,999 (~USD 280).

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Samsung Galaxy A23 Pros and Cons

ProsCons
90Hz Refresh RatePLS TFT LCD Display (no AMOLED)
3.5 mm Headphone JackWaterdrop style notch
Gorgeous DesignOnly 5MP ultrawide sensor
Dedicated SD Card SlotBloatware in the UI
Gorilla Glass 5 ProtectionPlastic Build (Frame and Back)
Android 12 Out of the boxOnly 8MP Selfie Camera
Decent Rear Cameras
eMMC 5.1 Storage
Only 15W Charger included in the box
Bit Expensive

So, these are the Pros and Cons of the Samsung Galaxy A23 4G, now let’s see the full features and specifications of the phone.

Samsung Galaxy A23 4G Review

The Galaxy A23 4G would have been the best smartphone but as this is a Samsung smartphone, can’t expect everything. It has a PLS TFT display while the cameras are also decent. Overall, if you wanted only a Samsung smartphone then this is a good option.

Samsung Galaxy A23 4G has its Pros from 90Hz Refresh Rate to Android 12 out of the box but Samsung has done many compromises on its 4G smartphone which can be a huge letdown for most of the users. Let’s go deeper and see what Samsung has offered in its Galaxy A23 4G smartphone.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy A23 4G has a 6.6-inches FHD+ PLS TFT LCD Display with 2408 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, has a 20:9 aspect ratio, and 90Hz Refresh Rate.

The front of the device has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection while the backside and frame are made out of plastic.

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Samsung is known for AMOLED displays but they didn’t use the AMOLED panel on the Galaxy A23 4G. So yes, Samsung has done cost-cutting in that.

There is nothing wrong with the TFT display but this is Rs 19,499 (~USD 260) smartphone and at this price, it’s not acceptable at all.

Samsung Galaxy A23 Display

As the phone has a PLS TFT LCD display, hence it has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and not In-Display Fingerprint Scanner.

The device does have Widevine L1 support which means you will be able to stream FHD+ content on the OTT platform like Amazon Prime Videos and Netflix.

Overall, considering the price of the device, Galaxy A23 4G doesn’t have a good display quality. Samsung should have gone with an AMOLED display but still, if you wanted to buy a Samsung phone then you can consider this one.

Cameras

The device has a quad rear camera setup that houses a 50MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture that has OIS, a 5MP ultrawide angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2MP macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

There is a 8MP Selfie Camera Lens with f/2.2 aperture in the waterdrop style notch display. The rear camera can record up to 4k videos at 30fps while the front camera can record up to 1080p videos at 30fps.

Don’t expect the cameras to be the best, the same camera quality can be found under Rs 15,000 (~USD 200) smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy A23 Cameras

The 50MP primary sensor takes some good shots under good lights but when it comes to low lights, the sensor suffers also and this is where it loses out on details, even the night mode doesn’t give the best images.

This is the same case with 5MP ultra-wide sensor, in good lighting conditions, the sensor does perform well. Also, don’t use the ultrawide lens at night otherwise you will be disappointed.

Now, forget those 2MP+2MP sensors as they are added just for number, nothing else.

Coming to the 8MP selfie camera, if you like the soft selfies then you will love the 8MP front camera as it’s far far away from natural colors and does not capture details.

Further, the device has Optical Image Stabilization. However, the OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) of this smartphone does not work well on video and even done the job same as the other’s phone cameras do without OIS.

Overall, the Galaxy A23 4G has decent cameras. It’s more or less similar to the other mid-range device’s cameras.

Performance

The Samsung Galaxy A23 4G is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 Processor coupled with Adreno 610 GPU. It runs on Android 12-based OneUI 4.1 skin out of the box which is a good thing.

The device also has extended RAM or Virtual RAM availability. However, the Virtual RAM is a gimmick and used only for marketing purposes and it has no use in real-life, so forget about that.

As it features Snapdragon 680 Processor which does not have 5G support, so you will be stuck with 4G.

Samsung Galaxy A23 Performance

Overall, the performance of the phone is good but if you are a gamer then I don’t recommend this smartphone because it’s not made to play heavy games all day. However, the processor is good and you will not face any issues in day-to-day life.

Battery

The device packs a 5,000 mAh Battery with 25W Fast Charging Support. However, Samsung has provided a 15W Charger inside the box.

The battery of the device will last for a day but if you’re a heavy user who plays lots of games then you will need to charge the device two times a day.

Overall, the battery life of the device is good and the processor also helps a lot.

Audio

The Galaxy A23 4G does not have stereo speakers, the single bottom speaker does work but again, it is a single speaker.

The device also has a secondary noise cancellation microphone, so you will not face any issues during calls. Further, it has a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack to plug in your wired earphones or headphones.

Overall, the sound quality of the device is good (not that great) and there are no issues with call quality too.

Samsung Galaxy A23 4G Full Specifications

Display6.6-inches FHD+ PLF TFT LCD
20:9 Aspect Ratio
400 PPI Pixel Density
Resolution2408 x 1080 pixels
Display ProtectionGorilla Glass 5 Protection
Refresh Rate90Hz Refresh Rate
Dimensions & Weight165.4 x 76.9 x 8.4 mm, 195 grams
BuildGlass Front
Plastic Frame
Plastic Back
Operating SystemOneUI 4.1 Based on Android 12
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC
GPU – Adreno 610
CPU – Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
StorageLPDDR4x RAM + eMMC 5.1 Storage
6GB+128GB
8GB+128GB
Card SlotDedicated Slot (2+1 microSD)
Rear Camera50MP primary sensor
5MP ultrawide sensor
2MP macro sensor
2MP depth sensor
Video (Rear)4k@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera8MP Selfie Camera
Video (Front)1080p@30fps
Battery5000 mAh Battery
Charging25W Fast Charging
Headphone JackYes (3.5 mm)
SpeakersSingle Speaker
Bluetooth Versionv5.0
NFCNo
IR BlasterNo
FingerprintSide-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
SensorsAccelerometer
Gyro Sensor
Geomagnetic Sensor
Virtual Light Sensing
Virtual Proximity Sensing
NavigationGPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS
ColorsLight Blue, Black, Peach

Some FAQs

Is the device 5G supportive?

No, the smartphone does not have 5G support as it features an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 Processor which is a 4G supportive chipset.

Does the device has a higher refresh rate?

Yes, the handset has a higher refresh rate of up to 90Hz with a PLS TFT LCD Panel.

Is there an AMOLED Display?

No, the Galaxy A23 4G does not have an AMOLED Display, instead of that, Samsung has included a PLS TFT LCD Display.

Does the device has a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack?

Yes, the smartphone has a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack which means you can plug your wired earphones or headphones without any issues.

Does the device has UFS or eMMC Storage?

The smartphone does not have a UFS Storage Type. Instead of that, it has an eMMC 5.1 Storage.

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