18 April, 2022

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G - First impression

Last month, Samsung unveiled the brand new Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G as part of the new family members of Galaxy A series which is the most popular Galaxy smartphone category that delivers an awesome mobile experience at great value.

Although Galaxy A33 5G looks identical to its predecessor, Galaxy A32 5G, internally almost everything has been improved for good. That's why I have gotten myself the Galaxy A33 5G :) 

I have been using the phone for a week now - so here's some initial thoughts (purely based on my personal experience):

Unboxing the packaging

In the minimalistic box, the device comes with an USB-C cable - without the charger plug or earphones.

As part of Samsung's sustainability efforts, the Galaxy A series removes the charger plug and reduces the size of the packaging. Plus, the device itself uses recycled post-consumer materials (PCM) for the side buttons and SIM card trays. Great effort! 

Design and display

It is available in 4 colors: Awesome black, Awesome white, Awesome blue, Awesome violet - and I am in love with the baby blue shade! So sweet-looking and cute for me.

Undoubtedly, the device’s slim bezel creates a smooth, stylish look - so fashionable yet beautifully functional. The 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED 90Hz Infinity-U Display is bright and crisp. The best part? The intelligent algorithm allows the display to appear vivid and clear even under the bright sun.

The screen features the tough Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 and IP67 water and dust resistance, meaning that it should survive submersion in up to a meter (3.3 ft) of water for 30 minutes. 

Camera quality

One of the biggest upgrades we see here is the advanced, next-level camera experience. The Galaxy A33 5G's quad-camera system features a 48 MP F1.8 OIS main camera, a 8 MP F2.2 ultra-wide, a 5 MP F2.4 macro and a 2 MP F2.4 depth camera to the rear, and a 13 MP F2.2 selfie camera out front. It delivers great selfies and daylight photos so far. 

Color wise, it is pretty close to the actual environment. I shall put the camera's night mode into test soon.

Processor configurations

The device has been working buttery smooth, all thanks to the Octa-core 5-nm processor (2.4GHz + 2GHz cores). System support comes from 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, with microSD expansion up to 1TB. 

Battery life

Another noteworthy point is the excellent battery life up to two-day and 25W Super Fast Charging. I have been using the device for more than 24 hours and yet it has more than 50% juice left in the tank.  


The device packs Samsung Knox security to help keep your digital assets safe, and up to 5 years of security updates are available too. One thing new to me personally is the Secure Folder which offers an encrypted, digital safe access to private photos, notes and apps.


Galaxy A33 5G works seamlessly with other Galaxy devices for the full, connected Galaxy ecosystem experience. I am glad to have my Galaxy Buds Live to be able to enjoy true, immersive, 3D sound.

For work and productivity, you can use Link to Windows to connect the device to a Windows PC to copy and paste, transfer files and even answer calls or texts.

In a nutshell

The Galaxy A33 5G is a pretty good bargain for its functions and value. 
Stay tuned for my detailed review of the device!

The Galaxy A33 5G is now available nationwide at a recommended retail price of RM 1,499. 

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