The successor to the 2021 Galaxy A32 5G, the Galaxy A33 is responsible for renewing Samsung’s Galaxy A-line. Even though the price of the new phone has not yet been revealed – it is expected to be available on April 19 – the specifications of the 2022 release draw attention for delivering a powerful technical datasheet. Check out below everything that has changed in the midrange smartphone.
The Galaxy A32 5G can already be found on Amazon for $217.99. The Galaxy A33 has not yet had its price revealed, but should change little from the launch value of the A32.
Samsung Galaxy A33 vs. Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
|Galaxy A33||Galaxy A32 5G|
|Launch||April 2022||March 2021|
|Screen||6.4 inches||6.5 inches|
|Screen resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD+)||1600 x 720 pixels (HD+)|
|Processor||Exynos 1280, 8 cores up to 2.4 GHz||MediaTek Dimensity 720, 8 cores up to 2.0 GHz|
|Storage||128 GB||128 GB|
|Memory card||yes, microSD up to 1TB||yes, microSD up to 1TB|
|Main camera||48 MP Main, 8 MP Ultra Wide, 5 MP Macro, and 2 MP Depth Sensor||48 MP Main, 8 MP Ultra Wide, 5 MP Macro, and 2 MP Depth Sensor|
|Front camera||13 MP||13 MP|
|Operating system||android 12||Android 11|
|Battery||5,000 mAh||5,000 mAh|
|Dimensions and weight||159.7 x 74 x 8.1 mm; 186 g||164.2 x 76.1 x 9.1 mm; 205 g|
|Colors||blue, white, peach, and black||black and violet|
Screen and design
The construction of the Galaxy A32 5G and the Galaxy A33 is very similar. Put side by side, this becomes even more evident, from the drop-shaped notch to the camera module – in the case of the 2022 handset, there is a relief that houses this camera module. The fingerprint sensor is located on the side of both devices. The IP67 certification, which ensures protection against dust and submersion in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes is present only on the A33.
The improvements of the most current model, however, are great. The Galaxy A33’s Super AMOLED panel is brighter and shows more vivid colors than the LCD screen of the 2021 phone. The resolution has moved from HD+ to Full HD+, although the screen shrinks from 6.5 to 6.4 inches in the Galaxy A33. In addition, the refresh rate of the newer handset reaches 90 Hz, up from 60 Hz on the Galaxy A32 5G. This means that on the 2022 device, images should appear more fluidly than on the predecessor model.
Not much has changed in the devices’ cameras. There are four sensors in the rear module, the main one being a 48 megapixels sensor. There is a 5 MP sensor for macro shots, very close to the subject being photographed, an 8 MP ultra-wide camera – for wider shots – and a 2 MP depth sensor, which allows the use of the blurry background effect.
The cameras of both phones feature HDR photos and film in up to 4K at 30 frames per second. The smartphones, however, do not have any digital or optical stabilization features. It is worth mentioning that the front camera also shoots in Full HD, with its 13 MP.
Performance and storage
Another point of similarity concerns performance and internal space. In storage, both devices have 128 GB and offer expansion via microSD card up to 1 TB. But those similarities stop there. The Galaxy A33 has 6 GB of RAM compared to the Galaxy A32 5G’s 4 GB, and this should be reflected in the phone’s performance.
Another component that has improved is the processor. While the Galaxy A32 5G relied on an eight-core MediaTek processor with a speed of up to 2 GHz, the Galaxy A33 comes equipped with Samsung’s own eight-core Exynos chip, which operates at up to 2.4 GHz. Therefore, the Galaxy A33 should perform considerably better than the older handset.
Both feature a robust 5,000 mAh battery, which promises to guarantee use for up to two consecutive days. The Galaxy A33’s better performance and the more powerful screen should be reflected in higher battery consumption, so performance may not be similar. Still, the device should reach the end of the day with a charge.
Samsung’s battery features an artificial intelligence-based usage habit detection feature, used to optimize the life of the component. Both devices feature fast charging, but the newer model can use chargers up to 25W, while the Galaxy A32 5G uses up to 15W charging.
From the factory, the Galaxy A32 5G comes equipped with Android 11 and Samsung’s custom interface, One UI 3.1, while the Galaxy A33 comes equipped with Android 12 and One UI 4.1. In practice, both feature the most up-to-date version of Android and One UI. This most up-to-date version of One UI ensures privacy-optimizing features through temporary permissions, native screen recording, and scrollable screenshots.
Samsung is not usually slow to update the latest devices, as announced by the company in the list of devices that should receive the most updated One UI. The Galaxy A33 has an advantage, as the company promises to update devices for four years from launch.
As for connectivity, there are more similarities. Both devices feature NFC, so they can make nearby payments. Both Galaxy A32 5G and Galaxy A33 can connect to 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi networks, but the Bluetooth built into the 2022 handset is better: 5.1 versus 5.0 on the A32 5G.
This difference is reflected when using Bluetooth for trackers and locators, as the 5.1 version allows for greater accuracy. Connection to the 5G network is present in both phones, although the A32 also has a version without the fifth-generation internet.
Samsung has also included Game Booster in the devices, which maximizes the phone’s performance in games. This feature also optimizes the battery, temperature, and memory of the phone to provide the best possible performance for the user.
Pricing and Availability
The Galaxy A33 is expected to go on sale on April 19. It is expected, however, that the value will be below the other launch of the month, the Galaxy A53. The Galaxy A32 5G is available for about $217.99 on Amazon.