Introduction

The Samsung Galaxy A14 5G, released on January 4, 2023 is one of the most pocket friendly phones released in 2023. If you’re looking to buy a new phone under 200 $ then this is the one for you. One thing to note about the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G is that it is available in 2 variants. One sold in the US and the other in India. The difference between them is of chipset, the one sold in the US has a Dimensity 700 chipset while the one sold in India has the Exynos 1330 chipset inside it. This review will focus on the US spec.

Samsung Galaxy A14 5G
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Samsung Galaxy A14 5G: Design

The Samsung Galaxy A14 5G resembles the S23+ series a lot in the way it looks but the difference between the two is that the A14 5G is comparatively larger in size. Another thing Samsung did in this phone is that they added a little pattern, small concentric circles that run across the screen when you run your fingers across it and they also make a certain sound that you will either love or hate. The Samsung Galaxy A14 5G utilizes a plastic frame instead of the aluminum found in the s23.

Samsung Galaxy A14 5G
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When talking about it’s rear panel, it’s important to note that the difference from the s23 isn’t just limited to size. Rather, Instead of the glass found in the s23, The Samsung Galaxy A14 5G uses plastic which takes note of your fingerprints as well. It has a nice grip but it doesn’t come near the feel of the glass. Being Plastic, It means that it can withstand more drops and falls than glass. In the US, This phone is only available in the color black meanwhile in India it comes in other flashy colors too but we’re keeping our discussion here limited to the US variant.

Samsung Galaxy A14 5G
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Samsung Galaxy A14 5G: Pricing

The one thing that makes this smartphone stand out in the market is it’s affordability. Samsungs’s A14 5G has captured people’s hearts due to the value that it brings in under 200 dollars. Though other expensive phones might one up in their performance, battery life etc. The Samsung Galaxy A14 5G is great because  it offers great value for the price that it comes in. Given Below are some of the best deals that I could find

  1. Amazon.com: $90
  2. Wirelessplace.com: $ 159.50
  3. Samsung.com: £219.00

Samsung Galaxy A14 5G:Specs Overview

  1. Dimensions: 6.60 x 3.07 x 0.36 in
  2. Weight: 202 g (7.13 oz)
  3. Build: plastic frame
  4. OS: Android 13, upgradable to Android 14, One UI Core 6
  5. GPU: Mali-G57 MC2 – SM-A146P
  6. Chipset: Mediatek Dimensity 700 (7 nm) – SM-A146P
  7. CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – SM-A146P
  8. Internal Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
  9. Display Type: PLS LCD, 90Hz
  10. Size: 6.6 inches, 104.9 cm2
  11. Resolution: 1080 x 2408 pixels, 20:9 ratio
  12. Battery type: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
  13. Charging: Wired

Samsung Galaxy A14 5G: Camera and Sample Images

The Samsung Galaxy A14 5G has a triple camera system on it’s back. One can say it’s a triple camera system but it behaves like one because the primary camera is 50MP and it deserves it’s position as the primary camera while the other two 2MP units don’t really add much value. The sensors reported inside are the Samsung JN1 sensor and the SK-Hynix hi-5022. There us no ultrawide available.

Samsung Galaxy A14 5G
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The Selfie camera is an upgrade over the previous A13’s selfie camera. It is of 13MP and should host the SK-Hynix hi-1336 which is the same one that was found in the S21.

Samsung Galaxy A14 5G
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Sample Images

Samsung Galaxy A14 5G
Image credit: Nextpit
Samsung Galaxy A14 5G
Image credit: Nextpit

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Software updates supported
  • Headphone jack

Cons

  • Weak additional lenses
  • Not waterproof
  • Slow charging

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