Galaxy A23 5G • HWzone

The fifth generation version of the modest intermediate device from Samsung maintains the main upgrades in it and adds a processing chip with slightly more advanced and modern capabilities

One of the characteristics that often differentiates between budget smart devices and more prestigious and expensive smart devices is the photography capabilities, which are reflected in physically larger sensors in more advanced models and also in the fact that there is a system for optical stabilization of the image in the main unit (and sometimes in an additional secondary unit for close-up shots), which preserves The sensor is in one stable place even when the user’s hands move or shake slightly – and thus more uniform information reaches each individual pixel in the camera and provides significantly improved performance in less than optimal lighting conditions.

If you ask Samsung, it seems that we have reached the day when OIS technology should no longer be exclusive to high-end flagship models – and it already proved this about two years ago when it also included it in its popular mid-range models from the Galaxy A family, while strengthening the decision in the year The current one with the addition of optical stabilization also for the main camera in the budget Galaxy A23 device.

The same Galaxy A23 was presented in a weak 4G version a few months ago, with practical relevance for a limited number of countries where the state of cellular infrastructure deployment is even more dismal than Israel’s – and now we also have an announcement about the 5G edition of the device which should spur its wider international launch which will also be interesting for consumers in the local landscape.

In the Galaxy A23 5G, you will get a 6.6-inch PLS (IPS-like technology) panel, with a resolution of 2,400×1,080 pixels and a refresh rate of up to 90 Hz plus a Gorilla Glass 5 front protective covering, internal storage of 64GB or 128GB with the possibility of expansion through microSD cards in a dedicated slot, LPDDR4X memory of between 4GB and 8GB, the Android 12 system with the One UI 4.1 interface on top of it – and Qualcomm’s octagonal Snapdragon 695 chip which is a big jump in capabilities compared to the Snapdragon 680 in the 4G version of the device, beyond the built-in support in mobile networks of the new generation.

Other features of the Galaxy A23 5G are a slot for headphones, a built-in fingerprint scanner in a side button, dual-channel Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity, wireless Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, a built-in FM radio receiver, a built-in NFC chip (at least for some markets where it will be offered) , a 5,000mAh battery with 25 watt wired charging – and a relatively simple square rear camera setup where most of the attention is devoted to the main 50 megapixel sensor from Samsung’s ISOCELL family, with a physical size of 1/2.76 inches and the aforementioned optical stabilization setup. It will be interesting to find out whether OIS manages to boost the photographic performance of the Galaxy A23 to a higher level than its competitors, or whether there is a limit to the magic that this technology is able to perform on the basis of a tiny and relatively simple sensor, with tiny individual pixels and an average aperture key (in an age where advanced devices Many enjoy photo sensors with a physical size of almost one inch).

In any case, even if the photography setup in the Galaxy A23 5G will not make jaws drop – there is no doubt that the trend of adding optical stabilization in discounted devices is welcome and can lead to a tangible improvement in the products, sooner or later, with the right combination of hardware and software.

The Galaxy A23 5G will be offered in four different shades and as of now we still have no details about its actual stated pricing. Does it have what it takes to succeed, when local stores already have the Galaxy A33 5G with 128GB of internal storage (and a larger main sensor with its own optical stabilization) at a starting price of under NIS 900? Feel free to write us what you think in the comments.


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