Samsung has launched its new A-series devices in Nepal. Among them, Samsung Galaxy A33 5G is one of the best offerings with a good display, IP certification, impression camera, and so on. In this article, we will be sharing our initial impressions of the Samsung Galaxy A33 5G as we have been testing the device for the past couple of days.
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G Impressions
90Hz Super AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display. It refreshes at 90Hz and has FullHD+ resolution. The display has good colors and has a good contrast like other Super AMOLED panels. On top of that, the 90Hz refresh rate makes everything smooth. It has two screen modes: Vivid and Natural. I used it in the Vivid mode as it produces color-rich and bright content as compared with the natural mode. For the protection, it has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and we didn’t find any scratches during our usage.
However, it would have been even better if the company had included a punch-hole design instead of the U-shaped notch. But Samsung has gone with an under-display fingerprint scanner which some of its competitors miss out on.
48MP Quad-Camera with OIS
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G flaunts a quad-camera setup at the back. It has a 48MP main camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). During daylight conditions, the images pack good dynamic range and sharpness. Also, the portrait mode looks natural and has good edge detection as well. The video has good stabilization and you can record up to 4k videos at 30fps.
Similarly, the 123-degree 8MP ultrawide images were doing a decent job in color accuracy. But, it doesn’t have many details like its primary camera as it has low-resolution sensors. Moreover, the 5MP macro camera was quite fun to use but doesn’t have color accuracy and details in the images.
Upfront, there is a 13MP selfie camera inside the notch. Unlike other Chinese phones, it tries to produce natural colors which help to preserve more details. However, its portrait mode has struggled with edge detection in challenging conditions.
One of the major plus points of having the Samsung Galaxy A33 5G is the IP67 certifications. The handset can survive for 30 minutes in 1m depth water.
The in-hand feel of the device is average as it has a plastic body as well as plastic frames. Its backside design is similar to the expensive Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A73 5G. Moreover, it is available in four color options: Black, White, Blue, and Peach.
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G runs on One UI 4.1 based on Android 12. The company has promised 4 major android updates and security updates. As it runs on Android 12 out of the box, we will be getting up to the Android 16 update. One UI 4.1 is probably the most optimized Android skin in the market right now. It is stable and is very easy to use. More, the devices come with Knox Security.
The device is powered by Exynos 1280 chipset. It handles normal daily tasks without any issues. Since the Exynos 1280 chipset is built under 5nm architecture, it is more efficient helping the battery last longer. In Nepal, it is available with 8GB RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.
5000mAh Battery, 25W Charging
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G is fueled by a big 5000mAh battery with 25W fast charging. It lasted for a day with a charge during our testing period. You can get a better battery backup if you switch back to a 60Hz refresh rate. Unfortunately, it ships without a charging adapter inside the box.
Despite having a big 5000mAh battery, the company has maintained the thickness and weight of the phone. Samsung Galaxy A33 5G has 8.1mm thickness and 186g.
Check our Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Impressions