even after we’re caught with one coloration inside the US
price range telephones have gotten awfully good over the previous few years, however with few exceptions, they traditionally have not been a lot to take a have a look at — most low-cost telephones put on their worth on their sleeve. At CES 2023, although, Samsung introduced its latest A-sequence telephone, the Galaxy A14 5G. do you’ll like to’re a price range-acutely conscious shopper eyeing an improve however you proceed to want one factor with barely mannequin, that is going to be one to watch — particularly do you’ll like to dwell someplace completely different than the US.
We had the prospect to take a have a look on the Samsung Galaxy A14 in particular person at CES, and we acquired here away impressed. The telephone takes many design cues from the Galaxy A13 that acquired here final yr, collectively with its three discrete digital camera bumps. We’re absolutely anticipating this design language to enhance to the upcoming Galaxy S23 sequence, which ought to assist to standardize Samsung’s mobile design language and, in a method, makes the A14 really feel barely extra premium by affiliation.
nonetheless the Galaxy A14 additionally has flatter edges than the A13 did, which makes it really feel extra substantial inside the hand, and typically appears to be like extra refined. the perimeters aren’t completely flat, however there’s not a easy curve from the again panel of the telephone to its sides the biggest method there was on that older telephone. It feels barely sturdier than the Galaxy A13, too, and would not flex pretty as simply underneath strain. whole, it is significantly nicer to deal with than most of Samsung’s lowest-finish A-sequence telephones have been.
There’s additionally a satisfying texture on the again of the Galaxy A14 made up of tiny ridges organized in concentric circles that seem like they’re emanating from some extent someplace off the again of the telephone, shut to its cameras (you’ll possibly most seemingly want to take a have a look on the pictures right here full-measurement to see it). I fear the ridges would possibly accumulate mud and completely different grime over time, nonetheless the pattern helps mitigate fingerprinting a bit. It additionally presents barely seen intrigue, scattering gentle in consideration-grabbing methods. i am a fan.
when it includes hardware, the Galaxy A14 is largely unchanged from the A13. it is acquired the identical MediaTek chipset and the identical 4 gigs of RAM, as properly as to the identical (mediocre) three-digital camera setup. the largest useful improve is inside the computer screen: whereas the A13 impressed with its 90Hz refresh cost, the 720p panel was in any other case unimpressive. The Galaxy A14 has a 1080p 90Hz panel with punchy colours and good viewing angles. For a price range telephone, it appears to be like as if a very good current. The telephone nonetheless has a three.5mm headphone jack, too. good.
As per standard, although, Samsung is simply planning to launch the black mannequin inside the US. completely different markets may even get the silver, inexperienced, and purple fashions you have seen right here. nonetheless, at $200 — a very compelling worth level contemplating the previous A13 launched at $250 — the Samsung Galaxy A14 is shaping as a lot as be an fantastic price range selection, even do you’ll like to can not get your arms on satisfying colorway. It goes on sale starting January 12.
Samsung Galaxy A14 5G
Samsung’s Galaxy A14 5G is the latest price range telephone from the agency, maintaining the identical ample efficiency from its earlier know-how however with a better current and a much less costly worth.