The Galaxy A33 5G is Samsung’s latest addition to the Galaxy A series alongside the Galaxy A53 5G. In this article, we will discuss seven notable differences between the Galaxy A33 and its predecessor the A32 to help you make an informed buying decision. Let’s take a look.
1. More RAM and Storage
The Galaxy A33 5G starts at €369 (which equals roughly $399 in the US) for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, but you can scale that up to 8GB and 256GB if you’re a power user or gamer.
In comparison, the Galaxy A32 5G starts at $279 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, although you can find it for less if you search around. It can go up to 8GB and 128GB. Both phones have a microSD slot.
2. Thinner and Lighter Body With IP67 Rating
Alongside having more RAM and storage, the Galaxy A53 also has a new outer design which is thinner and lighter than last time. While the Galaxy A32 weighs 205g and has a thickness of 9.1mm, the Galaxy A33 weighs 186g and has a thickness of 8.1mm which makes it feel more ergonomic to hold in hand.
Both devices feature the same Gorilla Glass 5 front and plastic back design. Although, this time around, you’re also getting an official IP67 rating for water and dust resistance on the Galaxy A33 5G which is uncommon for a phone at this price range.
3. FHD+ Super AMOLED Display
The Galaxy A33 5G comes with a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display—an essential feature for modern smartphones. In contrast, the A32 is limited to an outdated HD LCD panel.
The higher screen resolution and more vivid colors on the A33 will enhance your viewing experience when binging videos, playing games, or scrolling social media. However, the teardrop notch is frankly off-putting to see in 2022. Both the Galaxy A33 and the A32 have the same refresh rate of 90Hz, so no surprises there.
4. A New 5nm Processor
Not just a better display, you’re also getting a new and improved 5nm Exynos 1280 processor—the same one used in the more expensive Galaxy A53 5G. In comparison, the Galaxy A32 5G came with a 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 720 processor.
Although it’s not among the best out there, the Exynos 1280 is strong enough to serve a power user. But for heavy gamers, it might not be able to run your favorite games in the max settings. Still, for the price, it’s a solid chip.
5. 25W Fast Charging, but No Charger in the Box
The Galaxy A33 does not come bundled with a charger inside the box—just like its elder sibling the Galaxy A53; you have to either buy one separately or use the one you already have.
This is a bummer because the whole point of buying an affordable mid-range phone is that you don’t have to compromise on essential goodies. Plus, this also means that you can’t take full advantage of the 25W fast charging support unless you already have a compatible charger at home.
6. Four Years of Android Updates
With the Galaxy A33 5G, Samsung is promising an impressive four years of major Android updates and five years of security updates—just like its 2021 and 2022 flagships. The phone will ship with Android 12 out of the box wearing Samsung’s One UI 4.1 skin and can be updated to Android 16. That’s a better offer than even Google gives with its Pixel 6 phones.
7. No Headphone Jack
Yup, it’s happening. Samsung has officially removed the headphone jack from its mid-range Galaxy A series. Among the many other unfortunate changes smartphones have gone through over the years, this one hurts the hardest. If having a headphone jack is a non-negotiable for you, you’re better off looking somewhere else.
The Galaxy A33 5G Is an Offer Hard to Refuse
The Galaxy A33 5G is a very compelling phone for its price. Although the teardrop notch design is outdated and the thick bottom bezel doesn’t exactly look modern, the phone is pretty well-rounded. The camera system on the device is almost identical to its predecessor with the only improvement being the added optical image stabilization.
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