Samsung Galaxy A35 5G

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Samsung Galaxy A35 5G Key Features

  • RAM: 12GB
  • Internal Storage: 256GB
  • OS: Android 14, One UI 6
  • Main camera: 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
  • Front camera: 13 MP
  • Display: 6.6 inch
  • Processor: Octa-core
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi
  • Colors: Black and other colors (to be specified on a later date)
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh, 25W wired.

 

Samsung Galaxy A35 5G

The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G price in Kenya is around Ksh 40,500. It has a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED screen with an Infinity-V notch, a 1200Hz refresh rate, and an under-display optical fingerprint scanner. The handset runs on an Octa-core processor with 256GB internal memory and 12GB RAM and is based on Android 14. Samsung Galaxy M35 5G has a triple rear main camera setup consisting of a 50MP primary camera, 8MP ultrawide lens, and a 2MP macro sensor. At the front, it features a 13MP (wide) selfie camera. The device’s front is glass, and the body and back are plastic. It is powered by a 5,000mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging out of the box. The smartphone is available at Phoneplace Kenya in Black and other colors (to be specified later).

Price and Technical Features of Samsung Galaxy A35 5G

Model Samsung
Model Name Galaxy A35 5G
Models
Price In Kenya From Kes 40,500
Operating System Android 14, One UI 6
Measurement 161.6 x 77.9 x 8.2 mm (6.36 x 3.07 x 0.32 in)
Weight
Display ·       Size: 6.6 inches

·       Type: Super AMOLED

·       Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~399 ppi density)

·       Refresh Rate: 120Hz

·       Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Processing Unit ·       CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)

·       Chipset: Exynos 1280 (5 nm)

·       GPU: Mali-G68

SIM Card Dual SIM (Nano Dual SIM stand-by)
Camera Set Up Main Camera

·       50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF, OIS

·       8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide)

·       2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)

·       Video recording: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@480fps

Selfie Camera

  • 13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm
  • Video      4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Galaxy A35 Connectivity ·       Network: 5G Network enabled

·       Technology: GSM/ HSPA/ LTE

·       Network Speed: HSPA, LTE / 5G

·       Supported bands: 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G

Memory ·       RAM: 12GB

·       Internal Memory: 256GB

·       microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)

Communication
  • Bluetooth: 5.3, A2DP, LE
  • Speakers: Stereo Speakers installed
  • Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Ports: USB Type-C 2.0,
  • 3.5mm jack port: not supported
  • FM Radio: Supported
  • Global Positioning: GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS, BDS, QZSS
  • NFC: Supported.
Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, compass, Virtual proximity sensing
Colour Variants Samsung Galaxy A35 5G comes in Black and other colour variants (to be specified on a later date)
Battery 5,000 mAh with 25W fast charger
Price Kes 40,500

Product Description

Samsung Galaxy A35 Design

The Samsung Galaxy A35 boasts a sleek, modern design with a premium feel and touch. Its slim profile and rounded edges make it comfortable to hold.  The plastic back panel with a matte finish adds a touch of class, sophistication, and elegance. Galaxy A35 is now available in various colors, such as Black and others, to be specified later.

Samsung Galaxy A35 5G Display

Its v-notched 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display stands out. Boasting 120 refresh rate and 1080*2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~399 ppi density), the Full HD+ resolution and vibrant colors create an immersive visual experience, especially when immersed in games or video streaming. The bezels are thin and minimized to maximize viewing space.

Notably, the distinctive waterdrop notch at the top houses the front-facing camera. This does not interfere with your viewing experience as you watch Netflix or YouTube on the handset or immerse yourself in epic gaming.

Moreover, the Super AMOLED Display on Galaxy A35 5G is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which helps to preserve the screen. It ensures you enjoy the immersive, cinematic experience without scratches, dust, and screen breakage nuisance.

Camera Set up

The handset packs a 13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm selfie camera that takes decent selfies and records quality 4K and 1080p videos at 30fps.

The main camera consists of a triple setup consists of:

  • 50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF, OIS
  • 8 MP, f/2.2, 123˚, (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)

The cameras capture fantastic pictures with an outstanding balance of black and white and color saturation. Capture awesome 1080p@30fps and 4K videos as you leverage the LED flash, panorama, and HDR features, which help adaptability of different scenes and circumstances.

Performance

Samsung Galaxy A35 is powered by an Octa-core processor and is anchored by 256GB 12GB RAM and memory storage. Running on Android 14, One UI 6, Galaxy A35 handles day-to-day tasks and multitasking efficiently and is user-friendly even as you navigate through apps and browse the internet. While it is an average gaming smartphone, it takes most casual games well. Notwithstanding, for a budget phone, the A35’s overall performance is impressive.

Other Notable Key Features

Galaxy A35 is 5G network-enabled and equipped for fast uploading and downloading pictures, videos, and other supported heavy files.

It has an under-display optical fingerprint scanner that is fast and accurate. The fingerprint scanner combines well with facial recognition for unlocking the device and enhances security access to your phone.

A35 phone has a USB-C port for wired data transfer, charging, and expandable storage via a microSD card slot. Connectivity and communication are enhanced by the Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE installed, besides Wi-Fi connectivity (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct), accurate positioning (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSSPS), and NFC. Samsung Galaxy A35 does not support FM Radio and has no 3.5mm jack port.

Battery Life

The powerful and large capacity 5,000mAh battery is a significant highlight for the Samsung Galaxy A35. As an average user, you will have at least 1.5 days of usage time before recharging. Samsung’s One UI includes power-saving features that can help stretch the battery life further. To recharge, use the 25W wired fast charging unit that gets you going quickly.

Pros and Cons of Samsung Galaxy A35 5G

Pros
  • Sleek, slim design and excellent aesthetics
  • Friendly pricing on the budget smartphone
  • 5G network connectivity
  • Decent storage specifications (up to 256GB 12GB RAM)
  • Additional memory support.
  • Decent camera setup
  • Excellent display, resolution, and refresh rate for immersive gaming and cinematic viewing
  • Gorilla Glass 5 protector.
  • 3.5mm jack port supported on Galaxy A35.
  • FM Radio supported
  • NFC support
  • Powerful 5,000mAh battery that matches demands placed on the Galaxy A25
  • Supports fast charging
  • IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 min)
  • Cameras have 4K Video recording capabilities
Cons
  • No GyrO-EIS support for the video recording
  • Galaxy A35 does not support wireless charging
  • The MicroSD slot is shared, not dedicated as on Samsung Galaxy A15 or A25 handsets
  • Seems heap due to the type and quality of material used.
  • The handset is still rumored, not yet on the market.

Alternative Handsets

  • Samsung Galaxy A25 5G
  • Oppo Reno 8 5G
  • Redmi K40
  • Tecno Camon 20 Pro 5G Mr Doodle Edition

Summary and Final Thoughts on Samsung Galaxy A35 5G

The Samsung Galaxy A35 is a remarkable smartphone, a significant improvement from the A25 model. It offers quite a handful for its price: 5G connectivity, a Super AMOLED Display with 120Hz, a decent camera system, and massive storage capacity. Galaxy A35 has all the features you want in a smartphone at a decent mid-range price. Notably, the much sought-after 4K video recording capability is enabled on the A35, besides providing Gorilla Glass protection and being IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 min). However, it does not support wireless charging FM Radio and has no 3.5mm jack port. If you find faults in Galaxy A25, the A35 model is perfect for you and is within a reasonable price range.

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  1. MKBHD

    good specifications but price way to high for what you get but honestly really good

    MKBHD