Samsung Galaxy A05s Review: Long Battery life, Surprisingly Affordable

The Samsung Galaxy A05s review reveals that over the course of the past month, we conducted a thorough evaluation of this smartphone and are pleased to award it a high rating. This budget-friendly device effectively combines performance and design, establishing itself as a reliable option. With its robust configuration, appealing aesthetics, and impressive battery longevity, Samsung demonstrates its ability to deliver exceptional features at an affordable price with the Galaxy A05s.

Samsung Galaxy A05s Review: Long Battery life, Surprisingly Affordable

The Samsung A05s is an outstanding option in the budget-friendly market, equipped with a Snapdragon 680 chip typically found in mid-range devices, an impressive 5,000mAh battery, and a smooth 90Hz screen. Priced at under $140, it stands as a strong competitor in its segment.

Samsung Galaxy A05s review

Design

As a manufacturer committed to environmental protection, Samsung has designed the box for the Galaxy A05s to be thin and simple, with a clean white color scheme and a realistic image of the device. Inside the box, you will find a user manual, SIM stick, and USB-C charging cord.

It is available in three colors: green, black, and silver. Our Samsung Galaxy A05s review unit is the green version, which has a youthful appearance. Despite being a budget smartphone, Samsung has paid attention to its design, featuring a beautifully crafted back with a reflective effect when exposed to sunlight.

The Samsung A05s design takes influence from the previous Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A34, featuring soft curved edges. In my opinion, this user-friendly design, although not following the trend of flat beveled edges, enhances the device’s ergonomics and usability.

When holding the phone, you will notice that the Samsung Galaxy A05s is made entirely of plastic, resulting in a lightweight device weighing just 194g. With dimensions of 168 x 77.8 x 8.8 mm and rounded corners, it provides a comfortable grip and minimizes hand fatigue during prolonged use.

The placement of buttons and ports on the Samsung Galaxy A05s is familiar and user-friendly. On the right side, you’ll find the volume up/down buttons, power button, and fingerprint sensor, while the SIM slot is located on the left side. The top edge houses a microphone, and the bottom edge features the USB-C charging port, external speaker, microphone, and 3.5mm headphone jack.

At the back of the device, you will find textured plastic on the Samsung Galaxy A05s, which adds to its aesthetic appeal and helps prevent sweat and fingerprint accumulation. The back of the device feels smooth and pleasant to the touch. Similar to its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy A05s boasts a cluster of three discreetly designed cameras seamlessly integrated into the back, creating a minimalist look.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy A05s has three cameras: a 50MP main camera, a 2MP depth camera, and a 2MP macro camera. While it is a good option in the low price range, it would be more reasonable to replace the macro lens with a super wide-angle lens.

Samsung Galaxy A05s Review: Long Battery life, Surprisingly Affordable

In terms of photo quality, the Galaxy A05s captures beautiful photos with high detail in adequately bright conditions. The device processes colors fairly well, although they may not be as vibrant as those taken with high-end Samsung models. Nevertheless, the resulting photos still appear fresh and lively.

However, the camera struggles with backlighting. The lack of proper balance between light and dark areas results in a bright sky and a dark scene below. It seems that Samsung has not optimized the algorithm for the Galaxy A05s in this regard.

In low light conditions, image quality significantly degrades, with overexposed light and noticeable graininess. When zooming in, the details of buildings and nameplate frames become indiscernible.

The 2x zoom camera is essentially a cropped image from the main camera, so the color and contrast remain almost the same. Overall, the image quality is average.

Zooming in 2x reveals average quality with visible noise.

Display

The display quality of the Galaxy A05s is quite good in my opinion. It features a PLS LCD panel with Full HD+ resolution (1,080 x 2,400) and a maximum brightness of 500 nits. Although it doesn’t have the vibrant colors of an AMOLED panel, overall it still offers a satisfactory level of quality.

Samsung Galaxy A05s Review: Long Battery life, Surprisingly Affordable

For daily entertainment purposes like watching movies and playing games, the Galaxy A05s performs well and meets your needs.

The device has a 6.7-inch screen with a “waterdrop” design that houses a 13MP selfie camera, which is typical for low-cost devices. The bezels around the screen are still quite thick.

While the device doesn’t use an AMOLED panel, it still delivers a good display experience with its PLS LCD panel. The colors are realistic and the brightness is high. Additionally, the device has a 90Hz refresh rate, making it very responsive to touch.

Samsung Galaxy A05s review: Performance test

The Samsung A05s is a new affordable smartphone that offers a balance of design and performance, featuring a Snapdragon 680. This Samsung Galaxy A05s review is based on my experience using the device for nearly a week.

Samsung Galaxy A05s Review: Long Battery life, Surprisingly Affordable

In terms of everyday tasks like web browsing, calling, and texting, the device performs well, providing a smooth and responsive experience. However, there may be occasional slight lags or delays, particularly when opening the camera.

Due to its budget nature, the device should not be expected to excel in gaming. It can handle light games like League of Legends: Wild Rift, PUBG Mobile, and Call of Duty Mobile on low settings, but it is not recommended for more demanding games like Genshin Impact.

Now, let’s move on to the performance benchmarks. Here are the scores I obtained:

  • AnTuTu Benchmark v10: The device scored 307,327 points, with 103,918 CPU points, 40,394 GPU points, 89,435 Memory points, and 73,580 UX points (User Experience).
  • Geekbench 6: The device achieved 416 points in single-core and 1,388 points in multi-core tests.
  • PCMark: The device scored 8,271 points.

These benchmark results partly reflect the performance of the Galaxy A05s. Based on these scores, it is evident that the device offers sufficient performance. In actual use, I found that it more than meets the needs of an average user, delivering smooth and stable performance for tasks such as social media browsing, calling, photography, and video playback.

Samsung Galaxy A05s Review: Long Battery life, Surprisingly Affordable

The tests conducted partly reflected the performance of the Samsung Galaxy A05s, and its performance score was found to be sufficient for its intended use. In my personal experience, I’ve found that the device is more than capable of meeting the daily needs of a normal user, such as browsing social media, making calls, taking photos, and watching movies smoothly and stably.

The Galaxy A05s is comfortable to use for extended periods as it does not overheat and provides stable performance. However, when playing games or running intensive apps for over an hour, the device does tend to heat up slightly. Now, let’s move on to the most important aspect of the device – its gaming performance.

League of Legends: Wild Rift

The Samsung Galaxy A05s supports a frame rate of 90Hz, high graphics, and average resolution when playing League of Legends: Wild Rift.

The gameplay experience is smooth at this graphics level and the visual effects are quite pleasing. However, when focusing on playing for a longer duration, frame stutters that are visible to the naked eye may occur about 4-5 times in a game played for about 15-20 minutes. The device’s FPS measured with Prefdog shows an average FPS of 65 as the setting only lasts for a short time before going down to 60Hz.

PUBG Mobile

Moving on to PUBG Mobile, I played the game at two configuration levels for your reference. Firstly, at the lowest level with Smooth graphics with a High frame rate.

The device was able to play at 30 FPS in this setting. While the graphics were not very impressive due to the low setting, the gameplay experience was still smooth and stable with little fluctuation.

Next, I played the game at the Balanced configuration level, wherein I tried to set the graphics to HD but the device did not support it.

Therefore, I had to set the frame rate to Medium and play at a slightly improved graphics level. However, due to the low frame rate, the gameplay animations were a bit “hard” and not very smooth.

The device could only play at 25 FPS with slightly improved graphics, which did not make much of a difference. Nevertheless, the game experience was still stable.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A05s can play many games available on the market with the configurations supported by the device’s “physical condition”.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy A05s smartphone has a battery capacity of 5,000 mAh, which provides excellent usage time based on current standards. When I first received the device, it had 100% battery. After setting up the applications and lightly using them, I tested a game to share my findings.

Samsung Galaxy A05s Review: Long Battery life, Surprisingly Affordable

I have noticed that the device does not consume excessive energy when I primarily use it for gaming. For instance, during a 30-minute session of playing PUBG Mobile, the battery only decreases by 5.2%. The overall battery usage for a 30-minute gaming session is approximately 5.8%. When performing high-performance tasks, the total onscreen time exceeds 5 hours. For regular activities such as making calls and browsing the web, the battery capacity will last even longer.

The Samsung Galaxy A05s also supports 25W charging capacity. According to my tracking, the device reaches 63% battery level in 35 minutes and fully charges in 1 hour and 15 minutes. This charging speed is quite impressive, especially for those days when we forget to charge the battery. If you urgently need quick charging, you can charge the device to a usable level in around 30 minutes.

Final line

Have you read the Samsung Galaxy A05s review? It has an affordable price tag with a moderate configuration and safe design. This phone is perfect for those who want to have a well-known brand, a configuration that meets their daily needs, can play basic games, and a long battery life.

Share your thoughts on this device in the comments section below. The phone is available for purchase on Amazon.com for $138.97 in Black and $169.99 in Silver. It’s also available in Green for £129 on Amazon.co.uk.

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