Samsung Galaxy M33 5G Review with Pros and Cons

Samsung has launched the Samsung Galaxy M33 5G in the smartphone market. The device comes as the successor to the Galaxy M32 5G which was launched previously.

The device comes with an octa-core Samsung’s in-house Exynos 5G SoC, a Quad rear camera setup, 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 M33 5G. We have also listed the Pros and Cons of the device along with some frequently asked questions. Read on to check all the details.

Price of Samsung Galaxy M33 5G

The device was launched in two different variants – 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage. It comes in two color options – Green and Blue.

The 6GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 18,999 (~USD 255) and the high-end 8GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 20,499 (~USD 275).

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Samsung Galaxy M33 5G Pros and Cons

ProsCons
120Hz Refresh RateOnly 8MP Selfie Camera
Android 12 OS out of the boxTFT LCD Display
12 5G BandsOnly 5MP ultrawide sensor
3.5 mm Headphone JackNo Charger in the box
6000 mAh BatteryWaterdrop notch design display
4 Years of Security UpdatesPlastic Build (Frame & Back)
Single Speaker
Bloatware in the UI
Bit Expensive

So, these are the Pros and Cons of the Samsung Galaxy M33 5G, now let’s see the full features and specifications of the smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G Review

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G has its Pros from 6000 mAh Battery to 120Hz Refresh Rate but Samsung has done some compromises which can be a letdown for some users.

No doubt Samsung Galaxy M33 5G is a good smartphone but it’s overpriced. At this price, we have better phones than Galaxy M33 5G, so it doesn’t make any sense to pay extra money for Samsung Logo. In short, if you wanted to buy only Samsung branded phone then yes, it’s worth buying.

Let’s go deeper and see what Samsung has offered in its latest M-Series phone.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy M33 5G features a 6.6-inches FHD+ TFT LCD Display with 2408 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and 120Hz Refresh Rate.

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The device has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection on the front side while the back panel and frame are made out of plastic.

As the Galaxy M33 5G has a TFT LCD display, hence it has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and not In-Display Fingerprint Scanner.

Now, this is a Rs 19k (~USD 255) smartphone and Samsung has included a TFT display which is not acceptable.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G Display

The device also has Widevine L1 support which means you will be able to play FHD+ content on OTT platforms like Prime Video and Netflix.

Further, Samsung has used the old waterdrop notch display while the button bezel is kinda thick. At this, it looks like the display of the device is compromised.

Overall, the display quality of the device is not that great considering the price tag, this would have been a great display under Rs 13k (~USD 175) but at Rs 19k (~USD 255), the device doesn’t justify it.

Cameras

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

There is an 8MP selfie camera lens 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.

The device does not have OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), so it relies on EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization).

The video of the device does not have stability. The quality of the video is also not that great, has some dynamic range issues, and is also trying to boost the colors.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G Cameras

The 50MP primary sensor takes some good shots under daylight but it suffers in low light or night photography. Also, there are some issues in the dynamic range.

Now, forget those 5MP+2MP+2MP sensors as they are added just for numbers. Here, Samsung should have provided a better ultrawide angle sensor but they didn’t, they went with 5MP which is useless.

The 8MP front camera does not capture good shots, as this is only an 8MP sensor, it loses out on details and has the same dynamic range issue.

Here, again, Samsung should have included a 16MP Selfie Camera lens but they didn’t.

Now, if you want to buy a Samsung 5G smartphone then buy it as in the current situation, otherwise, just skip it.

Overall, these could have been the best cameras under Rs 13k (~USD 175) but at Rs 19k (~USD 255), it doesn’t justify at all.

Performance

The Samsung Galaxy M33 5G is powered by an octa-core Samsung’s in-house Exynos 1280 Processor which is paired with Arm Mali-G68 GPU.

The chipset is powerful enough to play every single game available in the market without any issues.

The device comes with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 Internal Storage.

The Galaxy M33 5G runs on Android 12-based OneUI 4.1 skin out of the box which is a good thing. Also, Samsung has promised to provide 2 OS updates and 4 years of security updates.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G Performance

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

Now, we have already seen Exynos 1280 processor in the previous Samsung Galaxy phone. The SoC is powerful enough, so you will not face any frame drop and lag while using the smartphone at 120Hz.

The device is 5G supportive and has in India, Samsung has added 12 5G frequency bands to it.

Overall, the performance of the device is good and you will not face any issues while playing games or using them in day-to-day life.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy M33 5G packs a 6,000 mAh Battery with 25W Fast Charging Support. The battery size of the device is good.

Although Samsung has not included any charger inside the box, so you will have to buy it separately.

Overall, the battery of the device will last for more than a day but in the end, it depends on how you use the smartphone in day-to-day life.

Audio

The Galaxy M33 5G does not have stereo speakers, it only has a single speaker placed at the bottom which is good but not that great.

It also has a secondary noise cancellation microphone which helps you during calls. The phone also has a 3.5 mm headphone jack which means you can plug your wired earphones without any issues.

Overall, the audio quality of the phone is good, with no issue with call quality.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G Full Specifications

Display6.6-inches FHD+ TFT LCD
20:9 Aspect Ratio
400 PPI Pixel Density
Resolution2408 x 1080 pixels
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection
Refresh Rate120Hz Refresh Rate
Dimensions & Weight165.4 x 76.9 x 9.4 mm, 198 grams
BuildGlass Front
Plastic Frame
Plastic Back
Operating SystemOneUI 4.1 Based on Android 12
ProcessorExynos 1280 SoC
GPU – ARM Mali-G68 GPU
CPU – Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Storage6GB+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
Battery6000 mAh Battery
Charging25W Fast Charging
Headphone JackYes (3.5 mm)
SpeakersSingle Speaker
Bluetooth Versionv5.1
NFCYes
IR BlasterNo
FingerprintSide-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Virtual Proximity Sensing
NavigationGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BDS, QZSS
ColorsBlue, Green

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much mAh Battery does the phone have?

The smartphone packs a 6,000 mAh Battery with 25W Fast Charging Support. However, Samsung has not provided any charger inside the box of the device, so you will have to buy it separately.

Is there a dedicated SD card slot?

Yes, the device has a dedicated SD card slot which means you can insert two SIM cards and one microSD card at the same time.

Does the device have a 3.5mm Audio jack?

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

How many OS updates will the device get?

Samsung has promised to provide 2 OS updates and 4 years of security updates.

Does the phone supports fast charging?

Yes, the phone has 25W wired fast charging support, although Samsung has not included any charger inside the box.

Is the device waterproof?

No, the device does not have an IP rating to protect your device from the effects of water and dust.

Does the device has a glass back?

No, the Galaxy M33 5G does not have a glass back material. Instead of that, Samsung has used polycarbonate plastic in the back of the phone.

Is Samsung Galaxy M33 5G worth buying?

No, the Galaxy M33 5G is not worth buying because the phone has a TFT LCD display, the cameras are not that great, does not have any charger in the box, and it also does not justify its pricing at all.

Which phone is the best Alternative to Galaxy M33 5G?

If you only wanted to buy a 5G Samsung smartphone under Rs 20k in India then this could be a good option otherwise, we have phones like Poco X4 Pro 5G, RealMe 9 Pro 5G, etc.

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