Samsung Galaxy A33 5G vs Galaxy A32 5G: all the differences


Samsung Galaxy A33 5G vs А32 5G in a nutshell:

  • Plastic construction on both
  • OLED screen on A33 5G
  • 90Hz vs 60Hz
  • Faster processor, more RAM
  • Double the storage
  • Same size 5,000mAh battery on both
  • Faster 25W charging
  • But no charger in the box with A33

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Display and Design

Finally, a gorgeous OLED screen with fast refresh rate

Last year’s Galaxy A32 5G had a 6.5″ LCD screen with a 720p resolution, and as you can guess, it was lacking severely in sharpness, but also colors appeared bleak and nowhere near as vibrant as most modern phones. Thankfully, the new A33 5G completely changes that. It brings a slightly smaller, 6.4″ screen size, but this time an OLED display with excellent contrast, deep blacks and vibrant colors, a much sharper 1080p resolution, and even a 90Hz fast refresh rate option compared to the sluggish 60Hz on the predecessor.

It’s a night and day difference, and if you value a good screen, this alone might be a reason to upgrade.

Still, the A33 5G is not quite perfect as it has bigger than usual borders and a teardrop style camera, but those are esthetic things you can definitely live with.

As for the design and styling, again, a massive difference! Last year’s model was big, thick, and bulky, just take a look at our size comparison tool below:

Notice how the A33 5G is slimmer and weighs substantially less than its predecessor.

You also get IP67 water and dust protection on the A33 5G, a feature that was not available on the A32 5G.

What’s missing on the newer phone is a headphone jack, but such are the times we live in.

Cameras

More stable main camera

It’s a bit strange how Samsung insists on having four cameras on the back of these budget phones, as if trying to impress us with the sheer number of lenses.

As you probably know, only two of those cameras are useful. The other two, a macro and depth cameras, are pretty much completely useless.

The one thing that we appreciate having on the A33 5G is optical image stabilization with the main camera, a feature that was missing on the predecessor.

But how do actual photos and videos from these two devices differ? We will have more on this soon when we finish testing the phones.

Performance and Software

A welcome speed boost

The A33 5G also has a faster chip under the hood. Equipped with the Exynos 1280 coupled with 6GB of RAM, this is a big boost from the MediaTek Dimensity 720 and mere 4GB of RAM on the A32 5G.

We will be running performance benchmarks and updating this article with those soon, so stay tuned.

You also get double the storage: the A33 5G has 128GB of on-board storage compared to 64GB on the A32 5G, and yes, both phones come with a microSD card slot.

Software

In terms of software, the A33 5G ships with the latest Android 12 with One UI 4.1 on board, and most importantly, you get the promise for 4 years of major software updates, which is frankly, unprecedented for a budget phone! We love that.

Battery and Charging

Faster charging on the new model

Battery life has always been excellent on the Galaxy A series, and the A33 5G only solidifies that with up to 2 days of battery life. Both the newer A33 5G and the older A32 5G model come with massive, 5,000mAh batteries.

We will be running our independent battery tests and give you the exact numbers so you can compare the two side by side soon, so stay tuned.

What’s also great is that the newer A33 5G also brings faster, 25W charging. You don’t get a charger in the box, which is a pity, but also it’s an extra $20 to get a proper 25W charger, so it won’t quite break the bank, and this charger will top up the phone much quicker than the 15W speeds supported by the predecessor.

There is no wireless charging support on board on either one, but that’s one feature traditionally missing on most budget phones.

Galaxy A33 5G vs A32 5G: Specs Comparison

And here is a detailed specs comparison between the Galaxy A33 5G and the A32 5G model:

At the end of the day, the Galaxy A33 5G is a huge upgrade over its predecessor with a much better screen, more palatable design, faster processor, and improved camera. It’s the better phone all around. Not least, Samsung promises to deliver 4 years of major software updates, unprecedented longevity for a budget Android phone.

In our opinion, this A33 5G will be one of the most popular budget phones in 2022, with the right price and a great feature-set, it is a worthy upgrade over the A32 5G.





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