Samsung Galaxy F54
The Samsung Galaxy F54 price in Kenya is Ksh 56,500. Samsung Galaxy F54 5G Android Smartphone was launched in April 2023. It is running on the Exynos 1380 (5 nm) processor with Mali-G68 MP5 GPU. The phone has 8 GB RAM and 128GB or 256 GB of internal storage which is expandable using microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot). The Galaxy M54 5G has a 6.7 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 393 ppi. It has Gorilla Glass protection as well.
Coming to cameras, it has a 108 MP rear camera and a 32 MP front camera for selfies. It has a USB Type-C port for data syncing and charging. There is a fingerprint sensor present on the Galaxy F54 5G as well, along with a magnetic field sensor (compass), gyroscope sensor, proximity sensor, and accelerometer sensor. It is a dual SIM smartphone with support for 4G LTE, USB OTG, Wi-Fi, and GPS too. The Galaxy F54 5G runs on Android 13 on top of One UI 5.1 and all this is powered by a 5000 mAh battery that supports 25w fast charging. It measures 164.9 x 77.3 x 8.4 mm (height x width x thickness) with a total weight of 199 grams including the battery.
Samsung Galaxy F54 specs
|164.9 x 77.3 x 8.4 mm (6.49 x 3.04 x 0.33 in)
|199 g (7.02 oz)
|Dark Blue, Silver
|Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back, plastic frame
|Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
|Water & Dust
|Super AMOLED Plus, 120Hz
|1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio
|393 ppi density
|Corning Gorilla Glass 5
|GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
|HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
|1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66
|1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6
|HSPA, LTE-A, 5G
|108 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
|LED flash, panorama, HDR
|32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
|Android 13, One UI 5.1
|Exynos 1380 (5 nm)
|Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
|128GB / 256GB
|microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
3.5mm Jack Yes
|Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
|5.3, A2DP, LE
|Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS, NavIC
|USB Type-C 2.0, OTG
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
|Yes (market/region dependent)
Samsung Galaxy F54 Review
Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy F54 in Kenya, expanding its Galaxy ‘F’ Series. This new addition to the line-up boasts high-end features such as an Exynos Processor, a powerful battery, a 108MP Camera, and a glossy design. The Samsung Galaxy F54 is a successor of the Samsung Galaxy F52, which was released in 2021. It caters to both the tastes of millennials and professionals. The specifications may look impressive, but the real question is how it performs in the real world. This review will evaluate the performance of this device and determine if it is up to par with its features.
Design and Display
I had the opportunity to test out the Samsung Galaxy F54 silver variant. The Samsung Galaxy F54 is a very pretty device. It is a pleasure to hold, and the silver shimmers beautifully in the right light.
The front camera is a punch-hole version of the back camera. The device is plastic, and both the front and rear panels are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to prevent scratches and damage. The Samsung Galaxy F54’s 6.7-inch display is the best in its price range. The screen is full-HD+ with a non-adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. Some users may find the lack of stereo speakers to be a major red flag. There’s also no fingerprint scanner on the screen or IP rating.
At first glance, the Samsung Galaxy F54 5G is silver. The plastic back panel is so flashy with a gradient finish and a flashy design that it almost feels like it’s slipping from your hand. The bottom of the panel has the Samsung logo, and the three rear cameras are arranged vertically into 3 circular modules that are slightly raised. Silver rings surround the upper left corner. Next to them is the LED flash. The smartphone is attractive from the back and will appeal to those who like to make a statement.
What I noticed while holding the phone is that on the right side there is the volume button, coupled up with the power buttons on top. The SIM tray is on the left. The bottom of the phone has a USB Type C port, speaker grille and microphone, while the top is a secondary mic. Front has a punch-hole in the center for selfie camera and narrow bezels. The phone has flat edges and is lightweight and sleek (199 grams). It also feels thin (8.4mm). The silver panel is prone to attracting fingerprints and smudges. This was also annoying because the smudges could be seen clearly. Silver color models may not appeal to those who prefer subtle and understated shades on their smartphones. Blue color models might be a better choice for them.
The Performance of the Galaxy F54
What we loved most was the fact that Samsung decided to use Exynos1380 chipset on the Galaxy F54 making the device performance fast and on top of that you get an 8GB RAM with a 256 GB of internal storage. The chipset can handle daily tasks with ease. No matter how many background apps the device runs, it will never stutter or lag. No app will crash or lock the device if it is opened in the background. The 256GB of storage is enough to store everything you need and gaming performance is decent. Up to 30 minutes can be spent playing heavy-duty games such as Asphalt 9 with HD graphics and high frame rate. After that, the device will start heating up as the game continues to run. The Thermal Performance also needs improvement, as the Galaxy F54 heats up when you do heavy-duty work for long periods of time. This includes video editing, gaming, and other tasks.
Samsung Galaxy F54 5G is a decent performer, and it handles daily tasks with ease. This smartphone is powered by the Exynos1380 SoC, which has clock speeds up to 2.4GHz. Apps run smoothly and without crashes. It is capable of handling web browsing, media streaming, and multitasking without any noticeable lag.
Software-wise, the Galaxy F54 is running Android 13 based Samsung One UI 5.1. Users can now customize their UI with the latest version. This includes dynamic widgets and modes to make custom wallpapers colorful and fun. Only issue is the bloatware pre-installed. Pre-installed apps like Byjus and phonepe are not wanted and must be uninstalled. This could have been avoided on a device costing over 30k.
This is the first F-Series phone to come with four major Android OS upgrades and five years of security updates. Samsung had already released four OS updates to high-end devices such as the Galaxy S23 Series, Foldables and Galaxy S23. Galaxy F54 has good calling quality, but audio is only a little above average. The audio is loud but lacks depth and character. There is also no 3.5mm headphone socket, so users of wired headphones may be disappointed.
The Samsung Galaxy F54 5G features a triple-camera setup on the back. The primary sensor is 108MP and features Optical image stabilization. The main sensor captures stunning images that are crisp, clear and full of detail in daylight. Images are more detailed and have more natural colors. Galaxy F54 also has an astrolapse function that captures the night sky, star trails and other stunning images. The 108MP sensor is capable of taking decent low-light photos.
The 8MP ultrawide-angle camera has a wide field of vision and produces clear and detailed images during the day. The performance drops a little in low light which is to be expected. The third lens, a 2MP macro sensor, is a useless addition that is only there to increase the number of lenses.
The Fun Mode has 16 built-in lens effects, allowing the user to express their creativity in a variety of artistic styles. A single-take mode allows you to capture 4 videos and four photos in one shot. The front has a 32MP camera for taking decent selfies both in low light and daylight. The subject is in focus and skin tones look very natural. The group selfies have a great field of view and are well detailed. Overall, the camera set-up is good
The Samsung Galaxy F54 has a 6000mAh large battery, which is common on Samsung phones sold in Kenya. This large battery can last a full day and a bit with moderate use. If you use it for long gaming sessions, video-editing, or hours of content consumption, the battery will need to be recharged every day.
The battery can be charged from 0 to 100 percent in 1 hour, 40 minutes with the 25W fast charger. The charging time and speed are slow, but the brand compensated for this by providing a bigger battery. Be prepared to buy a new adapter or if you still have the previous adapter that you can use on this device because in the box you wont find an adapter.
The Samsung Galaxy F54 is a mid-range smartphone that offers a great value. This device is packed with specifications. the key main features that make the F54 shine above its competitors is the powerful processor, that comes with a large 6000mAh battery and a massive 108MP camera and of course what we loved most is the fact that the phone comes with a sleek Amoled display that is lightweight design also adds to the overall appeal.
It is important to note that the Galaxy F54 comes with some bloatware and a 2MP camera lens which is not very impressive. There is also no 3.5mm headphone socket. These minor shortcomings are easily overlooked if you’re looking for a stylish smartphone that offers top-tier features at a price below 50,000. Check out more Samsung smartphones in Kenya.