May 14, 2022

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G review – reliable device with all-day battery

  • the Samsung Galaxy M33 5G is the latest offering in the affordable Galaxy M series.
  • The device falls under the highly competitive sub-₹20,000 segment.
  • Here is our Galaxy M33 5G review which will help you decide whether you should buy the device or not.

Samsung had launched the Galaxy M33 5G in India earlier this month, adding another option to its affordable Galaxy M series. The device falls under the highly competitive ₹20,000 segment and is packed with features.

The Galaxy M33 5G comes with several upgrades over its predecessor, the Galaxy M32. The device is also upgradable as it is compatible with 5G. The company used its own Exynos 1280 chipset to power the device and like other Galaxy M series devices, the Galaxy M33 5G features a plastic body.

I’ve been using the Galaxy M33 5G for a few weeks now and here’s my take on the Korean giant’s latest affordable offering.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G price and availability

the Samsung Galaxy The M33 5G is priced at ₹17,999 for the 6GB RAM variant and ₹19,499 for the 8GB RAM variant. The device comes in Deep Ocean Blue and Mystique Green color options and is available from Amazon India, Samsung the company’s online store and authorized retail stores across the country.

As part of an introductory offer, users can claim an instant cashback of ₹2,000 on the device by purchasing it with an ICICI Bank credit card or purchasing the device on EMI.

The Galaxy M33 5G competes with the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G and the Realme 9 Speed ​​Edition, among others.

Advantages and disadvantages of the Samsung Galaxy M33 5G

Advantages

  • Battery life
  • 120Hz refresh rate display
  • 5G support
  • Dedicated SD card slot

The inconvenients

  • TFT display
  • Loading time
  • No charging brick
  • bulky

Design Samsung Galaxy M33 5G

Back of the Samsung Galaxy M33 5G.Surabh Jain

the Features of the Samsung Galaxy M33 5G a similar design as other Galaxy M series devices. It comes with a plastic back with a glossy finish. The device is available in two color options – Deep Ocean Blue and Mystique Green. We received the Mystique Green variant which looks stylish. You don’t have to worry about fingerprint smudges and there’s no need to get a protective case. However, weight is an issue as the device weighs 215 grams even without a case. It’s one of the trade-offs of having a massive 6,000mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G review – reliable device with all-day battery
Ports and speaker Samsung Galaxy M33 5G.Surabh Jain

At the bottom, the device comes with a 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port, microphone, and speaker.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G review – reliable device with all-day battery
Samsung Galaxy M33 5G volume rockers and power button.Surabh Jain

On the right side, the device sports the volume rockers and the power button, which doubles as a fingerprint sensor. The power button has a good tactile feel and the fingerprint sensor is responsive.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G review – reliable device with all-day battery
Samsung Galaxy M33 5G SIM tray + microSD card slot.Surabh Jain

On the left side, the device has the SIM tray. It supports two nano SIMs and has a dedicated microSD card slot that lets you expand storage up to 1TB.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G software and bloatware

The Galaxy M33 5G runs on Android 12 with the company’s OneUI 4.1 on top. The user interface is easy to understand and offers a clutter-free experience.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G review – reliable device with all-day battery
Apps pre-installed on the Galaxy M33 5G.Surabh Jain

Along with Samsung’s suite of apps, the device also comes with other apps like Netflix, Facebook, Snapchat, and Truecaller. It also comes with bloatware such as Moj, Josh, ShareChat, and BYJU. However, these apps can be easily uninstalled.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G screen

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G review – reliable device with all-day battery
Samsung Galaxy M33 5G screen.Surabh Jain

The Samsung Galaxy M33 5G features a 6.6-inch Full HD+ LCD display with 120Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The device comes with a teardrop notch for the selfie camera.

Samsung used a TFT display instead of an AMOLED display to cut costs. The main rival of the device, the Redmi Note 11 Pro + offers an AMOLED screen.

Although the TFT screen is not as bright or energy efficient as an AMOLED screen, it does provide vivid colors and offers excellent color reproduction. The LCD panel offered by Samsung is much better than other LCDs offered in the price segment.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G performance and battery life

The Samsung Galaxy M33 5G is powered by the company’s Exynos 1280 chipset coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. We found that the device performs well in day-to-day tasks, but there are occasional stutters when launching an app or performing heavy tasks.

The device performed well when playing games such as Battlegrounds Mobile India or Call of Duty Mobile. Although the device performed well, we noticed occasional lag.

As for the battery, the device is powered by a huge 6000mAh battery and offers 25W charging support. hour of calls, light gaming, and video streaming, the phone offered nearly a day and a half of battery life.

Battery life is easily one of the highlights of the device and also supports reverse charging, allowing you to charge your other devices with the phone.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G Camera

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G review – reliable device with all-day battery
Samsung Galaxy M33 5G rear camera.Surabh Jain

The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G features a triple-camera setup on the rear consisting of a 50MP main camera, 5MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G review – reliable device with all-day battery
Image captured in daylight conditions.Surabh Jain

In my testing, I found the Galaxy M33’s camera to work well in daylight conditions and was able to focus quickly. Low light images were decent but not as good as daylight images as sometimes the images looked washed out.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G review – reliable device with all-day battery
Image of Samsung Galaxy M33 5G captured in indoor lighting.Surabh Jain

Portrait mode images turned out well and there was good edge detection.


Samsung Galaxy M33 5G review – reliable device with all-day battery
Image captured in low light conditions.Surabh Jain

The phone struggles a bit when it comes to low light conditions. Details were a bit hazy but it performs well in this segment.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G review – reliable device with all-day battery
Image captured in 0.5X, 1X and 2X.Surabh Jain

On the front, the device sports an 8MP selfie camera. Selfies captured in daylight turned out to be good. Images turned out to be a little noisy in low light conditions.

Wrap

The Samsung Galaxy M33 5G is a good device for people looking for an affordable phone that offers long battery life and works smoothly with normal use. However, the device is placed in the very competitive price segment of ₹20,000 and if you are looking for a more powerful device then Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G might be a better option.

The main disadvantages of the device are the plastic back, the TFT screen and slow charging. The main highlights of the device include battery life, good after-sales service from Samsung and software update guarantee complemented by decent performance.

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