Samsung Galaxy A34 5G in Kenya
The Samsung Galaxy A34 5G price in Kenya currently stands at Ksh 39,000. The Samsung Galaxy A34 is powered by the Dimensity 1080 SoC and runs Android 13-based One UI 5.1 out of the box. It’s built around a 6.6″ 120Hz FullHD+ Super AMOLED display and packs a 5,000 mAh battery with 25W wired charging. It comes with four cameras – a 13MP selfie shooter on the front, with a triple camera setup on the rear comprising 48MP primary (with OIS), 8MP ultrawide, and 5MP macro units.
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G specs and price in Kenya
|Release Date||2023, March|
|Dimensions||161.3 x 78.1 x 8.2 mm (6.35 x 3.07 x 0.32 in)|
|Weight||199 g (7.02 oz)|
|Colors||Lime, Graphite, Violet, Silver|
|Body Material||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame, plastic back|
|SIMs||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Water & Dust||IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 min)|
|Type||Super AMOLED, 120Hz|
|Resolutions||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio|
|PPI||390 ppi density|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 66|
|5G||1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6|
|Speed||HSPA, LTE-A, 5G|
|Rear Triple||48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.2, 123?, (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
|Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Videos||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]|
|Front||13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm
[email protected], [email protected]
|OS||Android 13, One UI 5.1|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6877V Dimensity 1080 (6 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|Card Slot||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|Fast Charging||25W wired|
|Sound||Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Jeck No
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, compass
Virtual proximity sensing
|Bluetooth||5.3, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, OTG|
|Wi Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct|
|NFC||Yes (market/region dependent)|
The Samsung Galaxy A34 Review
Behold, the Galaxy A34 has arrived to take the value formula to new heights. Building upon the success of its predecessor, the A33 5G, the A34 brings a few noteworthy changes to the table. Firstly, the A34 has undergone noticeable growth. It now boasts a larger 6.6-inch diagonal, a step up from the 6.4 inches on last year’s model. This growth also means that the A34 is now larger and heavier than even the current Galaxy A54.
But the size isn’t the only thing that’s been upgraded. The display on the A34 is now faster with a 120Hz refresh rate, and it is also wider and shorter with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and smaller bezels. The new chipset is also worth mentioning, as Samsung has opted for a MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chip instead of the in-house Exynos chipset used in last year’s model. Here is the detailed review of the device.
Design and Display
As for design, Samsung has opted for a drab look for the rear panel, with the Awesome Lime color variant leaving much to be desired. However, this is a subjective point of view and others may disagree. There are also other color options available, including black, violet, and a silver version in select markets.
One thing to note is the A34’s has IP67-rated dust and water resistance, similar thing that we see in the samsung galaxy A33. However, the absence of a 3.5mm headphone port is a downside shared with its predecessor. On the bright side, Samsung has managed to keep the microSD slot alive in its mid-range phones, and there’s a hybrid SIM slot that can accommodate a second SIM or a microSD card in addition to the first SIM card.
While the bezels on the A34 may be huge, the phone still boasts an excellent 6.6-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, with the refresh rate bumped up to 120Hz for an even smoother user experience. Although, it’s worth noting that there isn’t a huge difference between 90Hz and 120Hz, and sticking to 90Hz may have helped with the phone’s performance. The screen’s brightness can go up to 1000 nits, thanks to a feature called Vision Booster, introduced last year with the Galaxy S22, making it legible even under harsh sunlight. The display is also protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5, providing added durability.
Prepare to be astounded by the spectacular performance of the Galaxy A34 5G, as it boasts Android 13 with One UI 5.1 right out of the box, complete with an array of features that are comparable to Samsung’s flagship models. While the device may not include Samsung DeX, all of the other One UI 5.0 and One UI 5.1 features are present, and we’ll delve into the details in the videos below. You’ll find that Samsung’s software continues to be a cut above the rest, even on a device as affordable as the Galaxy A34 5G, which is eligible for the best support from Samsung in terms of updates. Expect four Android OS upgrades and up to five years of security updates, a level of support that few other smartphone manufacturers can match.
The MediaTek Dimensity 1080 may not be as powerful as the Exynos chip found in the Galaxy A54, which often stutters, but the A34 5G performs surprisingly well. The device has fewer stutters and lags when navigating the user interface or launching apps, and it keeps everything running smoothly 98% of the time, unless you’re running a YouTube video in picture-in-picture mode while using other apps. Although some stutter and lag can occur from time to time, especially in the camera app, it is mild enough not to pose a problem.
Let’s discuss the camera next. We’ll get the secondary rear cameras, the ultra-wide and macro cameras, out of the way first. The 8MP ultra-wide camera takes satisfactory shots in daylight and noisy photos at night, but its 8MP resolution isn’t high enough to capture a lot of detail in ultra-wide shots. At night, it’s best to use the dedicated Night mode. The 5MP macro camera’s low megapixel count and lack of autofocus make it difficult to work out if an object is in focus, and even if you do, there’s not much resolved detail, particularly at night.
Now, let’s move on to the useful cameras. In most situations, the 48MP main rear camera takes excellent pictures and videos (limited to [email protected] fps) during the day, with good detail and dynamic range, albeit with some noise in the shadowy/dark areas of the scene. The same applies to well-lit indoor conditions, although less detail is visible than in daylight shots. The A34 5G also boasts a competent 13MP front-facing camera that takes pleasing images both indoors and outdoors when the lighting is right, although resolved detail is naturally compromised indoors. The separation of foreground and background in portrait mode is outstanding, despite the absence of a dedicated depth camera.
Finally, let’s have a look at the battery life of Samsung Galaxy A34 5G it has a two-day battery life as Samsung’s claims. However, with the A34, the story is different, as the device can last more than 2 days on a single charge, provided that you avoid gaming and stick to activities like watching videos and browsing through Instagram. Get ready to be blown away by the Galaxy A34 5G’s remarkable performance, camera, and battery life.
Alternatives to the Galaxy A34
OnePlus Nord 2T
The OnePlus Nord 2T boasts a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, allowing you to experience your favorite shows, movies, and games in stunning detail. The FHD+ resolution ensures that every visual detail is crisp and clear, while the HDR10+ support delivers vivid colors and contrast. Whether you’re streaming your favorite content or playing the latest games, the OnePlus Nord 2T display delivers an immersive viewing experience.
Equipped with the powerful MediaTek Dimensity 1300-AI processor and 8GB RAM, the OnePlus Nord 2T delivers unrivaled performance and speed. Multitasking has never been smoother, with apps opening and closing instantly and seamless switching between them. The processor is optimized for AI-powered enhancements, ensuring that you get the most out of your phone’s performance. The OnePlus Nord 2T is the ultimate device for fast-paced living.
The Galaxy A34 has undergone remarkable enhancements, showcasing a grander display, a swifter refresh rate, and an unparalleled chipset. Despite the design potentially not catering to everyone’s taste, the A34 boasts an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. The display quality truly astounds, bolstered by the durability of Gorilla Glass 5, fortifying the phone against wear and tear. All in all, the A34 offers a compelling package for those seeking top-tier performance and robustness.
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