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Is the Samsung A54 worth buying?

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Reviewed By: Kevin Pocock

Last Updated on April 7, 2023
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If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, you might be wondering – is the Samsung A54 worth buying?

The answer depends on what your needs are. The Samsung A54 is the latest mid-range offering from the Japanese tech brand. It has plenty of great features which make it a good choice for plenty of buyers. If you are questioning whether this phone is the one for you, we’ve done a swift round-up of the key information you’ll need to decide. There’s a number of things you will need to take into consideration, so read carefully if you need help choosing whether to buy this smartphone.

So, without further ado, here’s our lowdown on whether the Samsung A54 is worth buying.

Is the Samsung A54 worth buying?

In short, if you’re looking for a good smartphone with all the key features and a high build quality, you can’t go far wrong with the Samsung A54. The UK price is currently £449.00 at most online retailers. At most US sites, prices are similar – you can pick up the phone for $449.00 at Best Buy. That’s not bad compared to a lot of phones on the market, both from Samsung and other major brands. But you might want to take a look at some of the key specs and features before making your decision.

Specifications and features

So what does this model offer? Well, it has a far more powerful processor than its predecessor, the A53. It comes with a 5G connection. There’s a fantastic 120Hz refresh rate – perfect for streaming or gaming. The screen comes in at 6.4″, with a lovely AMOLED display. The 50MP camera is great for a mid-range phone, although it is lacking when it comes to night shots. It’s got a great battery life. However, its charging time is slightly below average – around 1 hour and 40 minutes. There also isn’t a headphone jack.

For US customers, some might be disappointed with the maximum 128 GB internal storage and 6GB RAM. UK and other countries, however, can get up to 265GB internal storage and 8GB RAM. So if memory is an important feature to you, the A54 might only be worth the money if you’re not living in the US.

How long will the Samsung A54 last?

We can expect the Samsung A54 to last around 5 years. This is pretty standard for phones around this price range, but we feel it makes it a decent investment if you’re on a somewhat limited budget but want a phone that lasts some time.

Is the Samsung A54 available?

The release of the Samsung A54 has finally arrived – April 6th, 2023. This means that from this day onwards, you should be able to pick up Samsung’s new smartphone model from various major online retailers. Your best bet is to head to the Samsung store, but it is also available at Amazon, Best Buy and many other places.

Final thoughts

If you’re after a mid-range phone which performs well on a modest budget, the Samsung A54 is a solid bet. However, if you’re after a really top-notch camera or tons of memory, you might want to look elsewhere.

As a tech and AI writer for PC Guide, Gloria is interested in what new technology means for the future of consumer electronics and digital and broadcast journalism.

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