Galaxy A34 vs Galaxy A54: which Samsung intermediary pays off more? | Comparative

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The A34 and A54 are Samsung’s bets for the mid-range segment in the 2023 line. They target consumers who want more than an average smartphone, without having to pay the price of a top-of-the-line smartphone.

In this internal clash of the Korean portfolio, which Galaxy is more worth buying? That’s what we’re going to check now, here at Comparativo do TechSmart.

Comparative Index
  • Design
  • Multimedia and resources
  • Performance
  • Battery
  • Camera
  • Price
  • Conclusion
design and connectivity

As is typical of the A line, we have designs here that seek to bring elements from more expensive models. We are mainly talking about the cameras placed without a popped block and the types of finishes used.

And speaking of materials, both have plastic construction, but the manufacturer chose to put a glass rear on the A54, with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. In any case, both are IP67 certified to resist dust and water.

Samsung Galaxy A54

Samsung kept a drop-shaped notch on the more modest Galaxy, while the “brother” already contains a punch-hole layout on the display. At least, both are similar in the presence of a biometric reader under the screen.

The Korean did not leave out the storage expansion in them, thanks to the hybrid drawer, which divides the second space for the carrier chip with the microSD slot. They also have Bluetooth 5.3 and NFC, for approximation payments. The A54’s Wi-Fi is sixth generation, more advanced than the fifth supported by the A34.

In details, the Galaxy A54 opens the scoring in this Comparison.

best construction

Galaxy A54

Better protection against scratches

Galaxy A54

more modern look

Galaxy A54

Is the slot hybrid or dedicated?

Both

Best notch solution

Galaxy A54

Best biometrics solution

Both

Best endurance certification

Both

Which is thinner and lighter?

Both

Does it have NFC?

Both

Do you have WiFi 6?

Galaxy A54

more advanced bluetooth

Both

Multimedia and resources

Screen


The devices have a Super AMOLED type screen, which allows a high level of brightness and a wide viewing angle, not to mention good color calibration and the right contrast. Full HD+ resolution also appears in them, with satisfactory image definition.

The difference is that the A34’s 6.6-inch display is larger than the “brother’s” 6.4-inch display, in addition to providing better frontal use, thanks to smaller edges. The A54 responds with HDR10+ support, to improve playback from streaming services.

At least, the two offer a refresh rate of 120 Hz, which enables good fluidity in system animations and compatible games. They also come with Gorilla Glass 5 scratch protection.

The A34 scores for the larger panel; and the A54 scores for compatibility with HDR10+.

best screen technology

Both

Best screen brightness

Both

more colors

None

Best screen resolution

None

bigger screen

Galaxy A34

Better screen-to-body ratio

Galaxy A34

HDR10+ support

Galaxy A54

High Hz screen?

Both

Better protection against scratches

Both

Overall screen quality

Both

Sound


The Korean company did not skimp on audio in these intermediaries and installed a stereo system in both, which takes advantage of the call speaker as a secondary channel. That is, the immersive experience will not be a problem, regardless of your choice.

The two deliver good sound power and high quality in general, but the A54 has a better balance between bass, mids and highs, even if the more modest model does not disappoint in that regard.

It is noteworthy that Samsung no longer sends a headset in the package or inserts a standard physical connector to plug in any compatible accessory.

For the most defined frequencies, the point is with the Galaxy A54.

Sound is stereo?

Both

Does it have P2 input?

None

Greater frequency balance

Galaxy A54

sound power

Both

Do headphones come in the box?

None

System


These handsets come out of the box with Android 13 as the native operating system. The duo is part of the list of cell phones that will receive four software updates and five years of security packages. In other words, they will have a very long shelf life.

The smoothness to navigate them will not be a problem, since they have the same optimizations as One UI, in addition to the high rate of the panel. 5G technology is also present in them, to enable fast mobile network.

When we go to features, we also see the same list of options. The two Galaxy devices here offer functions such as the Always-on Display, the Edge Screen side shortcuts and the various customization options.

Without differences in this regard, we give a draw.

Well-updated system?

Both

Will the system be updated in the future?

Both

Which system or customization has more and better features?

Both

Is there a 5G mobile network?

Both

More fluid software

Both

Performance

Samsung Galaxy A34

Samsung Galaxy A54

The manufacturer preferred to use different chips in these smartphones. The A34 comes equipped with MediaTek’s Dimensity 1080, and the A54 has the proprietary Exynos 1380. Which one has the performance advantage? Balance was good in our tests, but the Galaxy A54 clocked in at nearly four seconds less overall time.

In benchmarks, the scenario remains the same. The more advanced model platform has slightly higher AnTuTu and Geekbench scores. In games, both run the titles in high quality, but the A34 has a little more difficulty than the “brother”.

Thus, the A54 scores one more point.

Who does better on the opening test?

Galaxy A54

Who wins in the most demanding games?

Galaxy A54

Who has the best benchmark numbers?

Galaxy A54

What is the most up to date processor?

Galaxy A54

Which has better RAM/CPU balance?

Galaxy A54

Which has more storage?

None

Battery

Samsung Galaxy A34

Samsung Galaxy A54

Samsung did not go outside the market standard in these cell phones and left a 5,000 mAh battery in its intermediaries. And how did they perform on our standardized tests? The A54 reached 27 hours and a half, with practically an hour more than the autonomy recorded by the A34.

When we move on to charging, the manufacturer sends the same 15 W adapter in the packaging of these devices. With it, these smartphones take the same approximate two hours to complete the process.

With the same recharge time, the slightly higher autonomy of the A54 gives it the point.

Which has more battery?

None

Which recharges faster?

None

Which lasts longer according to the TC battery test?

Galaxy A54

Does it have wireless charging?

None

Camera

The cell phones come with a triple set of rear cameras. Both the main 48 MP of the A34 and the 50 MP of the A54 take good pictures during the day, with correct sharpness, saturated colors and a satisfactory dynamic range. What mainly changes are the records at night, as the most advanced sensor on the Galaxy A54 allows images with more details in dark places.

This smartphone also wins with the ultrawide, which generates results with better definition than the most modest cell phone. To complete, the duo comes with a macro lens that has good resolution, but lacks autofocus.

With a higher quality than its “brother”, the A54 gets the point this time.

Best rear camera set

Galaxy A54

Best photos of the day

Both

best night photos

Galaxy A54

most versatile set

None

best ultrawide

Galaxy A54

best telephoto lens

None

best macro

Both

best depth

None

Photos taken with the Samsung Galaxy A34

The camcorder of both is compatible with 4K videos at 30 fps with the main camera, but does not go beyond Full HD with the ultrawide. Their quality pleases, both in recorded images and in stereo audio capture. The two also deliver optical stabilization, to better deal with shakes, and a very agile focus.

None of them have a big spotlight here. Therefore, we give one point for each.

Does it have optical stabilization?

Both

Does it have electronic stabilization?

Both

agile focus

Both

Does it record in 8K at 30 fps?

None

Does it record in 4K at 30 fps?

Both

Best audio capture

None

best video quality

None

Photos taken with the Samsung Galaxy A54

Their front-facing camera doesn’t disappoint, though the devices have their distinct strengths. The A54 stands out in selfies during the day, as it registers more details than its “brother”. The A34, on the other hand, excels at night, with photos that don’t suffer so much from noise. At least, front-facing footage of the two supports 4K resolution.

Better daytime selfies versus more efficient night mode. We have a new draw.

Best front camera set

None

Front camera records in 4K?

Both

Best selfie of the day

Galaxy A54

best night selfie

Galaxy A34

Price

These Samsung intermediaries were launched at the same time in Europe. The Galaxy A34 arrived at a suggested price of BRL 2,600, just below the BRL 2,900 initially charged for the Galaxy A54. In the current market, the difference in value between them continues, but now both appear for costs below R$ 2,000.

As any economy impacts the consumer’s pocket, the A34 closes the duel with the last point.

Which had the best launch price in Europe?

Galaxy A34

Which has the lowest current cost?

Galaxy A34

Conclusion

These intermediaries from Samsung proved to be balanced in a number of aspects. Both offer the same system characteristics and don’t register big differences in the cameras. There’s also a balance of advantages to selfies, as one gets the upper hand in the day while the other does well at night.

But as expected, the Galaxy A54 is slightly above its “brother”. It has the added qualities of its premium construction; the screen with HDR10+ support, despite being smaller in size; the most balanced sound; and the best multitasking performance. Your battery still yields more, without affecting the recharge time. Apart from the rear set of higher quality cameras.

On the other hand, the Galaxy A34 has great appeal due to its price. It can be found cheaper at national retailers. Even so, for a not so big difference, it is possible to have a more complete device.

RESULT

Samsung Galaxy A34: 5 POINTS

  • bigger screen
  • System with good longevity, fluidity and resources
  • 4K videos with optical stabilization and agile focus
  • Front camera with better night selfies
  • Lowest price in the current Europeian market

Samsung Galaxy A54: 9 POINTS

  • More modern design and premium construction
  • Screen with HDR10+
  • more balanced sound
  • System with good longevity, fluidity and resources
  • Better multitasking performance
  • Battery with greater autonomy
  • Rear cameras with better night shots and ultrawide
  • 4K videos with optical stabilization and agile focus
  • Front camera with better daytime selfies

Do you think it pays to buy the cheaper Galaxy, or do you prefer to have the additional benefits of the more expensive model? Which one would be your current purchase option? Tell us everything in the space below.

  • The Samsung Galaxy A54 is available at Extra for BRL 1,699. The cost-benefit is average and this is one of the best models in this price range.
  • The Samsung Galaxy A34 is available from Girafa for BRL 1,349 and Magazine Luiza for BRL 1,529. The cost-benefit is average but there are 6 better models.
(updated June 20, 2023, 10:42 PM)
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