Samsung Galaxy S24 5G in Kenya
The Samsung Galaxy S24 5G price in Kenya starts at Ksh 121,000. The Samsung Galaxy S24 runs on the Qualcomm SM8650-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4 nm) processor with Adreno 750 (1 GHz) GPU. The phone has 8 GB RAM and 512 GB of internal storage which is not expandable. The Galaxy S24 has a 6.2-inch, 1080 x 2340 pixels AMOLED display with a pixel density of 416 ppi. It has Gorilla Glass protection as well. Coming to cameras, it has a 50 MP rear camera and a 12 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 S24 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, NFC, and Wi-Fi too. The Galaxy S24 runs on Android 14, which is powered by a 4000 mAh battery. It measures 147 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm (height x width x thickness) with a total weight of 167 grams or 168 grams including battery.
Samsung Galaxy S24 5G Specs
|147 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm (5.79 x 2.78 x 0.30 in)
|167 g or 168 g (5.89 oz)
|Onyx Black, Marble Grey, Cobalt Violet, Amber Yellow, Jade Green, Sandstone Orange, Sapphire Blue
|Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), aluminum frame
|Nano-SIM and eSIM or Dual SIM (2 Nano-SIMs and eSIM, dual stand-by)
|IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Armor aluminum frame with tougher drop and scratch resistance (advertised)
|Dynamic LTPO AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 2600 nits (peak)
|1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
|416 ppi density
|Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2
|GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
|HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
|SA/NSA/Sub6 – International
SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave – USA
|HSPA, LTE-A (up to 7CA), 5G
|50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
10 MP, f/2.4, 67mm (telephoto), 1/3.94″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″ 1.4µm, Super Steady video
|LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
|8K@24/30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 1080p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
|12 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF
Dual video call, Auto-HDR, HDR10+
|Android 14, One UI 6.1
|Qualcomm SM8650-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4 nm) – US/Canada
Exynos 2400 (4 nm) – International
|Octa-core (1×3.3 GHz Cortex-X4 & 5×3.2 GHz Cortex-A720 & 2×2.3GHz Cortex-A520) -US/CAD
Deca-core (1×3.2 GHz Cortex-X4 & 2×2.90 GHz Cortex-A720 & 3×2.60 GHz Cortex-A720 & 4×2.0GHz Cortex-A520) -Int
|Adreno 750 – US/Canada
Xclipse 940 – International
|128GB / 256GB / 512GB
|25W wired, PD3.0, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
10W wireless (Qi/PMA)
4.5W reverse wireless
|Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speaker
3.5mm Jack No
Tuned by AKG
|Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
|5.3, A2DP, LE
|GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
|USB Type-C 3.2, OTG
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Samsung Galaxy S24 5G Overview
Samsung has proven to be a house player in the smartphone industry with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S24 5G which is an upgrade from its predecessor the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. Last week I had the incredible privilege of attending the launch of the Galaxy S24 series. Today we are going to review the features that make the Galaxy S24 5G a remarkable device and most importantly we will decide if it’s worth upgrading to this phone.
The Samsung Galaxy S24 5G Build
- Design: Dynamic LTPO AMOLED 2X
- Display: 6.2 inches
- Color: Onyx Black, Marble Grey, Cobalt Violet, Amber Yellow, Jade Green, Sandstone Orange, Sapphire Blue
Starting strong the Samsung Galaxy S24 5G comes with a sophisticated and sleek design. When i compare the phone with the Samsung Galaxy S23 and the Galaxy S23 Plus I quickly realize that there is not much difference between the two and the S24 and the Galaxy S24 Plus. The phone is available in our Phone stores in Kenya in six color options, onyx black, marble grey, cobalt violet, amber yellow, jade green, sandstone orange, and sapphire blue.
One thing is for certain, the Samsung Galaxy S24 5G is designed to grab your eye’s attention straight from the box. The Samsung Galaxy S24 5G is slim with dimensions of 147 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm. The design truly captivates your eyes with its slim profile. The phone weighs 167 grams giving you a good distribution when you hold it in your hands.
All around the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus, you are going to find a round frame, quite frankly the phone resembles the iPhone 15 series. At the back of the Samsung Galaxy S24 5G, you are going to find a triple rear camera module that hosts a 50MP and an 10 MP telephoto camera with a 12MP ultrawide camera that makes the phone stand out. On the sides of the Samsung Galaxy S24 5G, you get power buttons and volume rockers. These are responsive when you want to adjust the audio settings in the Samsung Galaxy S24 phone.
Display and Visual Experience
Samsung ensured that the Galaxy S24 comes with a vibrant display of 6.2 inches. This ensures that you get an immersive experience when viewing content on your phone. Whereas if you were to purchase the S24 Plus you are going to get a screen size of 6.7 inches which is still bigger from the one we had in the previous year, the Galaxy S23 Plus.
One thing that you are going to love is the fact that the 6.2-inch Dynamic LTPO AMOLED 2X display comes with a high refresh rate of 120Hz which ensures that you get a fast experience. You also get a high resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels that guarantees crisp, vivid colors and sharp contrasts. The Dynamic LTPO AMOLED display of the Galaxy S24 provides you with a good time when you are streaming content or even gaming using the Samsung Galaxy S24.
The Samsung Galaxy S24 5G Cameras
- Main Camera: 50 MP (wide), 10 MP (telephoto) and 12 MP (ultrawide).
- Front Camera: 12 MP (wide)
- Video(Main/Front): 8K@24/30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 1080p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
Wide camera lens system
The triple main camera of the Samsung Galaxy S24 is a powerhouse that has been built to capture incredible shots. You get a high-resolution primary camera that has three lenses a 50MP wide camera with a focal point of 1.8 you also get an 10 MP telephoto camera with a focal point of 2.4 and a 12MP ultrawide lens camera with a focal point of 2.2.
The primary lens of the Samsung Galaxy S24 comes with a 50 MP resolution and a wide aperture of f/1.8. You also get a Dual Pixel Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), that will ensure every photo you are taking with the Galaxy S24 is sharp and clear. You are going to enjoy capturing breathtaking landscapes and even close-up photos with the 50 MP wide camera lens of the Galaxy S24.
Telephoto and Ultrawide lens camera
You also get an additional ultra lens camera that is 10 MP telephoto lens that comes with a focal point of 2.4 which allows you to view a 120˚ field. This telephoto-wide lens of the Galaxy S24 is truly a game changer because it allows you to capture a clear photo of your friends when you are taking a group shot. Thanks to the wide-angle capabilities of the Galaxy S24, you will be able to add a creative dimension to the photos and videos that you are taking. The telephoto lens also comes with Phase Detection Autofocus and Optical Image Stabilization. This ensures that you can capture every detail with the Samsung Galaxy S24.
The third camera lens that comes with the Samsung Galaxy S24 is a 12 MP ultrawide lens that captures every tiny detail. This 12MP ultrawide lens will open you up to a new perspective when you want to take photos of small objects while capturing their intricate beauty. This lens also comes in handy when it comes to taking content in Super Steady video.
You also get additional features with the Samsung Galaxy S24 such as the LED flash comes in handy when you are capturing photos in low-light conditions. The LED flashlight of the Galaxy S24 will ensure that you capture vibrant photos that are well-lit. Another feature that you are going to love is the Panorama mode which allows you to capture sweeping landscapes in all their glory with the Galaxy S24. While the High Dynamic Range (HDR) gives you a balanced exposure while still preserving all the details in the photos of the shadows and highlights.
One thing that you will love about the camera of the Samsung Galaxy S24 is the fact that it allows you to take more than just static images, you can record videos. You will be able to record stunning videos in 8K at 24 frames per second or you can change it to 30 frames per second video setting. The Galaxy S24 series has ensured that you get several options when it comes to taking video content. You can do 4K@30/60fps alternatively spruce it up to 1080p@30/60/240fps and you can change the settings to 1080p@960fps. The Galaxy S24 will give you cinematic quality to your videos while capturing every nuance in exceptional detail.
Front Camera Specifications
Samsung ensures that you capture the best angles with the 12MP selfie camera of the Galaxy S24. At the front you get a 12MP wide aperture lens that comes with a focal point of 2.2, this ensures that the selfies you take are sharp and vibrant with details. You are going to enjoy taking group selfies or even just photos of yourself with the 12MP wide lens that captures every detail in your face.
The Samsung Galaxy S24 comes in handy if you love vlogging or even if you are to have a Zoom meeting. You can also have a dual video call, the Auto-HDR. This is because the front camera can record high-quality videos at 1080p at 30 frames per second, you can also up this up to 4K at 30 frames per second or 60frames per second. Go ahead and capture every memorable moment with your friends.
The Samsung Galaxy S24 5G Performance
- Processor (Chipset, GPU): Qualcomm SM8650-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4 nm) , Adreno 750
- Storage: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM
- OS: Android 14, One UI 6.1
- Connectivity (sim conf): Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Chipset and Operating System of the Samsung Galaxy S24 5G
Samsung not only made improvements to the design and display of the Samsung Galaxy S24 series, but they also ensured that you are getting a whole new operating system. At the heart of the Galaxy S24, you will find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, which is 4nm thick. The chipset of the GaLaxy S24 provides you with cutting-edge performance while maintaining energy efficiency. Samsung ensures that the octa-core configuration has an 8-core CPU (1×3.39GHz Cortex-X4 & 3×3.1GHz Cortex-A720 & 2×2.9GHz Cortex-A720 & 2×2.2GHz Cortex-A520), this ensures that the Galaxy S24 can handle all of your multitasking, gaming, and demanding applications with finesse.
The operating system of the Samsung Galaxy S14 is Android 14, one of the latest. Samsung ensured to couple this up with their very own interface the One UI 6.1. This new interface allows you to move the clock that is found on the lock screen anywhere you want. One other thing that you are going to love is how the Galaxy AI has cleared some of Samsung Notes, and Samsung Emoji and narrowed them down to just Notes and Emojis. This ensures that the Galaxy S24 gives you a seamless user experience while hosting different features in the Galaxy S24.
Inorder to complement the powerful CPU, Samsung ensured that the Galaxy S24 comes with an Adreno 750 GPU that provides you with exceptional graphics performance. This allows you to immerse in graphically intensive games or indulge in high-definition multimedia content with the Galaxy S24. The Adreno 750 simply ensures that you get smooth and lag-free visuals, making your overall user experience with the Galaxy S24 enriched.
One thing that Samsung understands is just how important storage and memory is in this era. That is why the Galaxy S24 has several storage options. On top of that the Galaxy S24 allows you to expand the storage options with a microSDXC card slot, that can be found in the SIM card slot. This will ensure that you never run of space to store your favorite applications, photos, and media on the Galaxy S24.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy S24 with various internal storage options. You can choose between 128GB with 8GB RAM, 256GB with 8GB RAM, or a capacious 256GB with 12GB RAM and 512GB of internal storage with 8GB of RAM. Go ahead and select a storage that aligns with your lifestyle.
All the rage with the Samsung Galaxy S24 series was the Galaxy AI, the artificial intelligence in the S24 series takes your smartphone experience to a whole new level. You are going to enjoy editing photos with the Galaxy S24, because once you take a photo you are able to see the different editing features that the Galaxy AI provides for you. The changes can move from adding blur backgrounds to removing shadows and even erasing reflections.
You are also going to love the Generative Edit, this simply means that Samsung provides you with a Magic Editor similar thing to what you would find in the Pixel 8 series. Anytime you view a photo on the Galaxy S24 series you can tap on the blue generative editing icon that allows you to move subjects in your photo around and erase the things that you do not want.
The Samsung Galaxy S24 5G Battery
- Capacity: Li-Po 4000 mAh
- Charging Speed: 25W wired, PD3.0, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
The Samsung Galaxy S24 is equipped with a 4,000mAh non-removable battery, which ensures that your smartphone can endure for longer. Samsung has ensured that you can last for a long time once you charge the Galaxy S24 to full capacity. You will be guaranteed that the Galaxy S24 will keep up with your demanding lifestyle with a phone that lasts you throughout the whole day.
Fast Charging: 25W Wired Charging
If your new phone ever runs out of power, you remain confident in the fact that the Galaxy S24 comes with 25W wired charging. This ensures that you spend less time being wired to the power outlet while charging your Galaxy S24 and more time enjoying the Samsung phone. One thing is for certain, you are going to enjoy the fast charging ability of the Galaxy S24. You can also reverse charge your Samsung Galaxy S24 at 4.5 watts and you also get a 15 watts wireless charger.
The Samsung Galaxy S24 5G Summary
The Galaxy S24 5G is a great phone with a lot to offer. Here is a summary of its key features, benefits, and why it’s a perfect fit for the target audience:
- The new ‘armor aluminium’ frame enhances durability, offering improved resistance against drops and impacts.
- The 6.2-inch screen with FHD+ resolution utilizes LTPO adaptive refresh technology, allowing it to switch between 1-120Hz for optimal battery savings.
- The camera setup, including a 50MP main snapper, 10MP telephoto, and 12MP ultrawide, remains consistent with the previous model but benefits from algorithm upgrades.
- Samsung’s OneUI 6.1 interface integrates artificial intelligence across various features, such as live voice translation for up to 13 languages and AI-powered transcription in the voice recorder and Notes apps.
- The device features a 4000mAh battery, offering a potential improvement in longevity compared to its predecessor.
- The smartphone maintains its IP68 dust and water resistance, protecting environmental elements.
- The display reaches a peak brightness of 2600 nits, ensuring improved visibility, especially in various lighting conditions.
- The device leverages computational photography and generative AI for advanced editing, allowing users to remove unwanted objects and reflections easily.
- Wired and wireless charging options remain at 25W and 15W, respectively, providing convenient and fast charging capabilities.
If you are someone who is seeking a well-balanced mid-range smartphone under Ksh.106,000. Then the Samsung Galaxy S24 5G should be on your radar. You get incredible value for your money with an exceptional design and a vibrant display. Couple that up with the powerful performance, and capable camera that you are getting. This mid-range smartphone stands out in the crowded smartphone market. With the Samsung Galaxy S24 5G, you will be purchasing a dependable phone while getting value for your money.
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