Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Review: Samsung’s Galaxy A23 Is a Sub-$300 Smartphone with 5G and A 120 Hz Display.
Today, Samsung releases the Galaxy A23 5G in the United States, offering quick 5G connectivity and a 120Hz full HD display for just under $300.
The only color option for the US release is black, and it will cost you at least $299.99 at AT&T, T-Mobile, and other retailers. This phone, originally slated for release in black, will also be available in blue and peach in Taiwan.
The Galaxy A23 5G has a 6.6-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1080 by 2408 and an adaptive refresh rate of 120 hertz, making for silky-smooth navigation and games. It will come preloaded with Android 12 and Samsung’s One UI 4.1, and it is powered by a Snapdragon 695 processor.
The 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage is a region-specific configuration for the North American market. A microSD card slot is also available for additional storage if necessary. The battery packs 5,000 mAh and can be charged quickly with 25 watts.
In addition to its primary 50-megapixel camera and 5-megapixel ultrawide, the Galaxy A23 5G also has a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth-sensing camera, for a total of four lenses. You can take advantage of the front-facing 8-megapixel camera.
Previous models in Samsung’s affordable Galaxy A-series received “so-so” ratings from us; the Galaxy A32, in particular, was impressed with its battery life and connection but disappointed with its low-resolution display. That 720p phone cost $279 and offered a convincing bundle for a phone costing less than $300. Some of these problems are already solved by the A23 5G, which may make the additional $20 worthwhile.
Correction Time: 5.50 a.m., September 6 (EDT): The Samsung Galaxy A23 5G is only offered in a 4GB/64GB configuration in the United States, contrary to an earlier version of this article. We deeply apologize for this oversight.