Samsung mid-range market as added another member from the Galaxy A-series “the Samsung Galaxy A34“. It comes with impressive improvements in the design, display, battery life and performance department. This device storm the market in the flagship design of Galaxy S23, and powered under the hood by the octa-core Mediatek Dimensity 1080 processor and at a price tag that’s affordable for many consumers.
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Samsung Galaxy A34 Key Specs and Features
- 6.6 inches Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels (~390 ppi density), ~84.9% screen-to-body ratio
- Android 13, One UI 5.1
- Mediatek MT6877V Dimensity 1080 (6 nm) Octa Core Processor
- 6GB, 8GB RAM
- 48 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultrawide) + 5 MP (macro) Triple Rear Camera
- 13 MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Sensor (under display, optical)
- 128GB, 256GB Built-in Storage
- 4G LTE Support
- 5G Support
- 25W Fast Charging Capacity
- 5000 mAh Non removable Li-Po Battery
The Samsung Galaxy A34 design has been refined compare to its predecessor, the Galaxy A33. It now wears similar look as the Galaxy S23 with round edges, same single line camera arrangement and matte finish. This device is slim and lightweight, measuring 161.3 x 78.1 x 8.2 mm in dimension and 199 g in weight.
The Galaxy A34 has a glass front and plastic frame, thus results in a smooth, clean, unibody design. This rear design has a matte finish which might look like it’s constructed from glass but, in fact, according to Samsung the rear material can be refers to as “glasstic” meaning the a combination of plastic and glass, hence, the premium look and feel.
The front has a sizeable 6.6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, with thin bezel surrounding it. At the top there is a waterdrop notch design that houses the selfie camera. The display also has a fingerprint sensor embedded in it, which allows users to unlock the phone by placing their finger on the screen.
At the rear, Samsung has do away with the traditional camera module, but now adopt the S23 camera arrangement. The three camera lens each sit individually at the top left corner in a straight vertical line with a LED flash accompanying them. There is also SAMSUNG inscription at the lower side of the rear.
The Galaxy A34 buttons are well positioned. There is power button and volume rocker at the right side, while the left side is clean. However, the top has the SIM card tray and the bottom, the type-C port and primary speaker.
The Samsung Galaxy A34 features a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. This is a slightly bigger display than the Galaxy A54. The Super AMOLED display technology provides vibrant colors, deep blacks, and good contrast levels, making it great for watching videos, playing games, and browsing the web.
This display also feature a 120Hz display, which offers a smoother and more responsive user experience compared to traditional 60Hz displays. The 120Hz refresh rate allows for a faster screen refresh rate, resulting in smoother scrolling and animations, making it ideal for gaming and video playback. It also HDR10+ certified, which offers a wider range of colors and better contrast for an enhanced viewing experience.
In terms of display quality, the Galaxy A34’s Super AMOLED panel provides excellent brightness levels, making it easy to view content in bright outdoor conditions. Additionally, the device features an Always-On Display feature, which displays information such as the time, date, and notifications even when the screen is turned off, helping to conserve battery life.
The display has a waterdrop notch at the top center that houses the front-facing camera. The notch is relatively small and unobtrusive, allowing for a more immersive viewing experience. The display also has a fingerprint sensor embedded underneath it, allowing for convenient and secure biometric authentication.
As mentioned above, the Samsung Galaxy A34 camera department has received a massive upgrade. The arrangement is simple elegant, ditching the not so bad camera module. The Galaxy A34 has a triple camera setup which consist of a 48MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera, and 5MP macro lens. On the front, it has a 13-megapixel selfie camera.
Furthermore, the main camera of the Galaxy A34 uses a 48-megapixel sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, which provides good image quality, especially in well-lit conditions. The ultra-wide-angle lens has an 8-megapixel sensor with a 123-degree field of view, allowing users to capture a wider view of the scene. The macro lens has a 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture, which allows for close-up shots.
This camera app offers various features such as Night mode, Live Focus, Super Slow-mo, and Hyperlapse. Night mode helps to capture brighter and clearer images in low-light conditions, while Live Focus and Super Slow-mo can create professional-looking photos and videos.
The front-facing camera on the Galaxy A34 has a 13-megapixel sensor, which is capable of taking high-quality selfies. The android phone also offers various features such as Live Focus, which allows users to create bokeh effects in selfies.
Above all, the Samsung Galaxy A34 is capable of recording video at different resolutions and frame rates. It can record video at a maximum resolution of 4K (3840 x 2160) at 30 frames per second (fps). Additionally, it can record video at 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution at 30 or 60 fps, and at 720p (1280 x 720) resolution at 480 fps, which is a high frame rate that can be used for creating slow-motion videos.
Hardware and Software
The Samsung Galaxy A34 is powered by Mediatek Dimensity 1080 chipset, which provides good performance for a mid-range smartphone. This is the same chipset in models like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro, the Redmi Note 12 Pro+, and the Infinix Zero 5G 2023.
The chipset features an octa-core CPU, which includes two Cortex-A78 cores clocked at up to 2.6GHz for high-performance tasks, and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 2.0GHz for more power-efficient tasks. It also has a Mali-G68 MC4 GPU, which provides good graphics performance.
This chip is coupled with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 1TB using a microSD card.
The Samsung phone runs on Android 13 with Samsung’s One UI 5.1 on top, providing a user-friendly interface and a range of features. One UI 5.1 offers various customization options, including the ability to change the appearance of the device with themes and the option to adjust the size of icons and fonts. It also comes with Samsung’s Knox security system, which provides multi-layered protection to keep personal and business data safe.
The Galaxy A34 also features a 5,000mAh battery, which should provide good battery life. It supports 25W fast charging, allowing the device to charge quickly when needed.
In terms of connectivity, the Samsung A34 supports 5G, providing faster download and upload speeds compared to 4G. It also features Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.
Samsung Galaxy A34 Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy A34 price starts at $399 / € 389.00 / £ 399.00 / ₹ 30,999 at leading online stores. The Galaxy A34 price in Nigeria starts at around ₦247,000.
The smartphone was announced in Mid March 2023 and was available for purchase starting in ending March 2023.
Samsung Galaxy 34 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy A34:
- Platform: Android 13, One UI 5.1
- Processor: Mediatek MT6877V Dimensity 1080 (6 nm) Octa Core Processor (2.6 GHz dual-core Cortex-A78 and 2.0 GHz hexa-core Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G68 MC4
- Memory: 6GB, 8GB RAM
- Colours: Lime, Graphite, Violet, Silver
- Dimension: 161.3 x 78.1 x 8.2 mm
- Weight: 199 g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.6 inches Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels (~390 ppi density), 120Hz Refresh Rate, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, ~84.9% screen-to-body ratio
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48 MP (wide), f/1.8, PDAF, OIS + 8 MP (ultrawide), f/2.2, 123˚ FoV + 5 MP (macro), f/2.4 Triple Camera
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, Panorama, HDR, 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@480fps, Slow Motion
- Front Camera: 13 MP (wide), f/2.2 Camera, 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 128GB, 256GB
- Memory Card Support: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 66
- 5G: 5G Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Yes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes (market/region dependent)
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes USB Type-C 2.0, OTG
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Navigation: Yes, GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (under display, optical)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: 5000 mAh Non removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 25W Fast Charging Capacity