Samsung just launched its Galaxy A Series lineup for 2022, starting with the Galaxy A53, Galaxy A33 and the Galaxy A73. Customers in the Philippines will be getting 5G versions, priced from P18,990 for the base Galaxy A33 5G model (6+128GB) to P29,990 for the Galaxy A73 5G (8+256GB).
Looking at the price list, there are a total of 11 models to choose from if we are to include the online exclusives. So we created a guide with three basic questions to help you choose the right phone to fit your needs.
Watch our exclusive video entitled The Hitchiker’s Guide to The Galaxy A Series 2022 on the TechKuya tech review channel on YouTube, or continue reading for the full lowdown.
1. What is your budget?
The first question you must ask yourself is: What is your budget?
The bigger the budget, the better the gadget, and the best of them all is the GALAXY A73 5G with its 108MP main camera with OIS (optical image stabilization) and 32MP selfie camera. It also touts a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED+ display (yes, that’s a Plus) with a native refresh rate of 120Hz.
It is the only model that supports Wi-Fi 6, and the only one with an under-display fingerprint scanner.
By the way, both the Galaxy A53 5G and the Galaxy A73 feature a punch hole type of notch centered along the top edge of the display.
2. Do you need 5G?
The next question that you must ask yourself is: Do you need 5G for mobile data?
Samsung is bringing three 5G models to the Philippines: Galaxy A73 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, and Galaxy A33 5G.
If that’s not a priority however, SAMSUNG is planning to bring two 4G LTE models into the Philippines at a later date, the Galaxy A13 and Galaxy A23.
3. Are you a gamer?
Among the two 4G phones that we’ve mentioned, the Galaxy A23 is best suited for gaming with its more powerful chipset, running on the Snapdragon 680 platform.
Gamers will also appreciate its 6.6-inch display with its native refresh rate going up to 90Hz.
Of the five models, only the Galaxy A73 5G and Galaxy A13 run on the Snapdragon platform from Qualcomm, while the Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A33 5G, and the Galaxy A23 run on Samsung’s in-house Exynos chipset.
4. Are you a content creator?
If you use your phone to create content or simply want to take better photos and videos, the Galaxy A53 5G has the better camera system with its OIS-enabled 64MP main sensor and 32MP selfie camera.
It also features three auxiliary cameras: a 12MP ultrawide camera, a 5MP macro camera, and a passive 5MP depth sensor.
The Galaxy A33 5G is no slouch either: its 48MP main sensor also has OIS, and there’s a 13MP camera for selfies. It also has an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 5MP macro sensor, as well as a 2MP depth sensor.
5. Are you a fish?
If you happen to be a fish, or a human being who is around water a lot, you will be happy to learn that all three 5G models come with IP67 water and dust resistance. That’s the Galaxy A73 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, and Galaxy A33 5G.
Also, all three 5G models pack a Super AMOLED display and OIS-enabled cameras, which should come in handy when capturing memories with sharks, mermaids, and other marine life forms.
All of the phones in the Galaxy A Series 2022 lineup run Android 12 out of the box with Samsung’s One UI 4 for that enhanced Android user experience and integration with the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem.
Philippine price, availability
The Galaxy A53 5G will be available starting April 1 in all authorized Samsung Stores and online for:
- Galaxy A53 5G (8+256GB) – PHP 25,490 SRP
- Galaxy A53 5G (8+128GB) – PHP 23,490 SRP
- Galaxy A53 5G (6+128GB) – PHP 22,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)
While the Galaxy A33 5G will be available all authorized Samsung Stores and online beginning April 22 for:
- Galaxy A33 5G (8+256GB) – PHP 21, 990 SRP
- Galaxy A33 5G (8+128GB) – PHP 19,990 SRP
- Galaxy A33 5G (6+128GB) – PHP 18,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)
- Galaxy A33 5G (8+128GB) White – PHP 19,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)
- Galaxy A33 5G (8+256GB) White – PHP 21,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)
Both the Galaxy A53 5G and A33 5G will come in Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Blue, and Awesome Peach variants.
Another addition to the Galaxy A series, the Galaxy A73 5G, will also be available starting April 22 which comes in Awesome Gray, Awesome White, and Awesome Mint. It will be available in all authorized Samsung Stores and online for:
- Galaxy A73 5G (8+256GB) – PHP 29, 990 SRP
- Galaxy A73 5G (8+128GB) – PHP 27,990 SRP
- Galaxy A73 5G (6+128GB) – PHP 26,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)
A new Onyx color of the Galaxy Buds2 and Buds Live will launch in April, to complement the stylish design of the Galaxy A series.
Starting March 18 to 25, those who pre-order the Galaxy A53 5G will receive gifts worth up to PHP 3,000. Galaxy fans can choose between a 3,000 Samsung E-Store Voucher or 3,000 Diamonds for Mobile Legends. Get the new Galaxy A53 5G via the Trade-In, Trade-Up promo to get tokens worth up to PHP 4,000 until June 30.