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Samsung Galaxy A04s smartphone review - Inexpensive phone with scarce memory

90 Hz for bargain hunters? Samsung's entry-level phone gets a makeover and has also improved in some aspects compared to the predecessor. However, the competition has not slept and some are cheaper and ahead in terms of features. Can the Galaxy A04s still keep up?
Samsung Galaxy A04s

One of Samsung's cheapest mid-range models gets an update: The Galaxy A04s is supposed to have everything a smartphone needs for just under 170 Euros (~$169), but not more, so that the price is not unnecessarily inflated. At least the features with a 90 Hz display, a high-resolution camera and a large battery do not sound too bad.

In the review, we will take a look at who the Galaxy A04s could be suitable for and what changes there are compared to the predecessors, which are still available.

Samsung Galaxy A04s (Galaxy A00 Series)
Processor
Samsung Exynos 850 8 x - 2 GHz, Cortex-A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
3 GB 
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, PLS, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 20 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD (dedcated, up to 1TB) , 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41) , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.1 x 164.7 x 76.7 ( = 0.36 x 6.48 x 3.02 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps (Camera 1); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (Camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/​2.2
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.521W/​kg (head), 1.227W/​kg (body) , fanless
Weight
195 g ( = 6.88 oz / 0.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
169 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
74.7 %
10/2022
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1
195 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
74.6 %
06/2022
Samsung Galaxy A03
T606, Mali-G57 MP1
196 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
76.5 %
05/2022
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1
195 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.60"2408x1080
76.6 %
07/2022
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
SD 680, Adreno 610
190 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.71"1650x720
75.1 %
05/2022
Motorola Moto G22
Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320
185 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
78.5 %
03/2022
Nokia G21
T606, Mali-G57 MP1
190 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720

Case - Simple plastic

The Galaxy A04s has a glossy plastic back with a light pattern that refracts the light. The three camera lenses are each found in their own unadorned bezel below each other.

On the front, we see a not too wide, but clearly visible bezel around the screen and a waterdrop notch. Overall, the phone could easily be compared with the Galaxy A13 4G. The only difference is the color options, which are black, white and green on the Galaxy A04s.

The case does not feel very stable. Pressure quickly gets through to the screen and becomes visible there, and the chassis can also be twisted and pressed in quite easily. We liked the design of the case as well as the stability of the Galaxy A03 much better.

In terms of weight and dimensions, the Galaxy A04s shows itself to be in line with other phones in its price range.

Samsung Galaxy A04s
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Samsung Galaxy A04s

Size comparision

169.6 mm / 6.68 inch 76.6 mm / 3.02 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs166.6 mm / 6.56 inch 75.9 mm / 2.99 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 196 g0.4321 lbs165.1 mm / 6.5 inch 76.4 mm / 3.01 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs164.7 mm / 6.48 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs164.6 mm / 6.48 inch 75.9 mm / 2.99 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs164 mm / 6.46 inch 75 mm / 2.95 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 185 g0.4079 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Equipment - Finally USB-C again

In contrast to the Galaxy A03, the A04s now has a USB-C port again. NFC is also still installed so that mobile payment services like Google Pay or Samsung Pay can be used.

You have to limit yourself when it comes to the storage: Only 32 GB of mass storage is now too little even in the cheapest price range. Samsung nevertheless charges 10 Euros (~$10) more than for the predecessors and sets a recommended price of just under 170 Euros (~$169).

Bottom: 3.5mm port, microphone, USB-C port, speakers
Bottom: 3.5mm port, microphone, USB-C port, speakers
Top: Microphone
Top: Microphone
Right: standby button, volume rocker
Right: standby button, volume rocker
Left: SIM slot
Left: SIM slot

microSD card reader

In addition to the two SIM slots there is microSD reader that is actually quite fast in the copy test with our reference card Angelbird V60.

In the CPDT benchmark, on the other hand, the measured values are rather low, thus on average, a mediocre performance for the card reader.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
54.5 MB/s ∼100% +34%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
40.7 MB/s ∼75%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
34.9 MB/s ∼64% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
34.3 MB/s ∼63% -16%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
24.3 MB/s ∼45% -40%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
20.6 MB/s ∼38% -49%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Samsung Galaxy A04s Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø21.8 (14.4-35.4)
Samsung Galaxy A03 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø29.5 (11.9-42)
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø30.8 (17.6-38.8)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø38.2 (26.4-46.1)
Motorola Moto G22 PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø35.9 (20.7-46.1)
Nokia G21 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø30.5 (12.9-38.6)
Samsung Galaxy A04s Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø46.5 (19.4-55.2)
Samsung Galaxy A03 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø74.5 (32.2-81.8)
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø50 (37.9-54.4)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø78.7 (28.6-82.6)
Motorola Moto G22 PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø72.5 (27.9-75.8)
Nokia G21 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø75.5 (39.6-81.6)

Software - How long does the Galaxy A04s get updates?

OneUI 4.1 is the name of Samsung's interface, which is based on Android 12. Samsung currently promises to provide its very affordable phone with security updates every 3 months. Samsung does not say how long this update period is guaranteed. Even 5-year-old low-priced phones still get important updates from Samsung at irregular intervals.

There is currently no reliable information about a new software version, i.e. OneUI 5 based on Android 13. However, it can be assumed that an update to Android 13 will be released in 2023 based on the previous update policy.

Samsung pre-installs many apps, including its own applications that are partly useful, but partly simply duplicate functions that already exist in Android. In addition, some third-party apps are preinstalled for advertising purposes, which is particularly problematic in view of the limited memory.

Software Samsung Galaxy A04s
Software Samsung Galaxy A04s
Software Samsung Galaxy A04s

Communication and GNSS - No world traveler

Last year, with the Galaxy A03s, you still had to make do with the much slower WiFi 4, so it is worth mentioning there is support for WiFi 5 in the Galaxy A04s.

The WLAN speeds are now on par with other phones, although you can still get a few MBit/s extra, like the Galaxy A13 4G shows. Our review sample achieved very stable transfer rates in the Wi-Fi test with the reference router Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000.

The Galaxy A04s is a 4G phone with relatively scarce frequency diversity: It is sufficient for Central Europe, but if you travel further, you should find out whether you can also use mobile Internet in the destination country.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=121, last 2 years)
601 MBit/s ∼100% +89%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
328 (300min - 339max) MBit/s ∼55% +3%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
326 (305min - 332max) MBit/s ∼54% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
318 (308min - 327max) MBit/s ∼53%
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
311 (297min - 319max) MBit/s ∼52% -2%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
299 (224min - 315max) MBit/s ∼50% -6%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
222 (194min - 242max) MBit/s ∼37% -30%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (57.7 - 1710, n=123, last 2 years)
648 MBit/s ∼100% +95%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
370 (351min - 376max) MBit/s ∼57% +11%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
356 (293min - 370max) MBit/s ∼55% +7%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
339 (328min - 362max) MBit/s ∼52% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
332 (300min - 346max) MBit/s ∼51%
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
317 (220min - 355max) MBit/s ∼49% -5%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
315 (269min - 336max) MBit/s ∼49% -5%
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Samsung Galaxy A04s; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø318 (308-327)
Samsung Galaxy A04s; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø332 (300-346)
GPS outdoor test
GPS outdoor test
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks

Stepping outside, it takes a moment for the Galaxy A04s to detect enough satellites to locate us to within 3 meters (~10 feet). The number of satellites found is rather low.

For our practical tracking test, we get on our bikes and take the Garmin Venu 2 with us as a reference device.

Here we see that the Samsung Galaxy A04s does not place us completely accurately in all places, but overall it offers good accuracy without complete failures. Thus, the phone is well suited for everyday navigation. However, there is no compass, so the viewing direction is not displayed in apps.

GPS test Samsung Galaxy A04s - Overview
GPS test Samsung Galaxy A04s - Overview
GPS test Samsung Galaxy A04s - Turnaround
GPS test Samsung Galaxy A04s - Turnaround
GPS test Samsung Galaxy A04s - Bridge
GPS test Samsung Galaxy A04s - Bridge
Tracking Garmin Venu 2 - Overview
Tracking Garmin Venu 2 - Overview
GPS test Garmin Venu 2 - Turn
GPS test Garmin Venu 2 - Turn
GPS test Garmin Venu 2 - Bridge
GPS test Garmin Venu 2 - Bridge

Phone features and voice quality - A bit tinny

Samsung uses its own phone app, but Google's Android standard app can be easily installed and used if desired. VoLTE and VoWiFi are also supported on request.

The voice quality via the earpiece is solid: We understand the other party quite well. However, the microphone transmits our voice a bit tinny to the other party and not everything is always audible when we speak softer. The other party can also be heard well via the speaker, and we remain intelligible as long as we speak reasonably loud.

Cameras - The standard equipment

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

The Galaxy A04s uses the Isocell JN1 as its image sensor, which is already known from some other inexpensive Samsung phones. It has a nominal resolution of 50 megapixels, but usually only takes pictures with a quarter, i.e. 12.5 megapixels, which allows the individual pixels to collect more light.

The pictures offer only moderate sharpness and detail in good lighting conditions. In low light and high contrasts, the brightening barely works, and the dynamics leave a lot to be desired in dark areas.

Videos can be recorded with a maximum of 1080p and 30 fps, the usual resolution in this price range. The sharpness of the recordings also leaves a lot to be desired here. Exposure adjustment and autofocus work quite reliably, though.

Apart from two very low-resolution sensors for macro shots and for blurring in portraits, there are no other cameras on the back. On the front is the selfie camera, which shoots 5-megapixel pictures and is decent in terms of quality as long as you do not enlarge the pictures too much and take them in good lighting conditions.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main camera FlowerMain camera EnvironmentMain camera Low Light

The camera is also a bit blurry in the lab and hardly capable of displaying details in low light. Colors look a bit too dark overall.

ColorChecker
23.6 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
21.4 ∆E
30.4 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
24.2 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A04s: 16.67 ∆E min: 6.16 - max: 30.42 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.4 ∆E
52.6 ∆E
38.5 ∆E
34.3 ∆E
43.2 ∆E
60.1 ∆E
51.7 ∆E
33.3 ∆E
40.5 ∆E
27.7 ∆E
61.9 ∆E
61.9 ∆E
28.3 ∆E
46.9 ∆E
35.8 ∆E
73.8 ∆E
42.3 ∆E
41.1 ∆E
86.9 ∆E
69.8 ∆E
51.5 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A04s: 45.22 ∆E min: 13.38 - max: 86.94 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - No charger with Galaxy A04s

A charger is no longer included with the Galaxy A04s, which is now common for some more expensive phones. A USB-C cable and a SIM tool are the only contents of the package.

Samsung offers a 24-month warranty for its phones and also good repair conditions afterwards with fixed prices and many contact options.

Input devices & operation - jerkiness possible

The 90 Hz screen makes a somewhat smoother operation possible, but at the same time, you have to cope with system performance that is not exactly high, so it jerks every now and then.

On the casing's right are the hardware buttons that control the volume and the slightly recessed standby button. The fingerprint sensor is integrated here. It detects fingers quite reliably, but it takes a while to unlock the device.

Face recognition via the front-facing camera is also possible. It also works well in good light, but it has to do without an infrared sensor and is thus not as secure.

Keyboard portrait
Keyboard portrait
Keyboard landscape
Keyboard landscape

Display - PLS with few pixels

Subpixel matrix
Subpixel matrix

Samsung uses a PLS display for its Galaxy A04s, which is just another name for the IPS technology. The resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels is typical for the class.

However, it falls behind comparable models in terms of brightness, sometimes significantly: The screen averages less than 400 cd/m² and offers a rather unevenly illuminated panel with only 84%.

The low black value saves the contrast ratio and enables the phone to at least provide a certain color brilliance on the display.

The screen manages without PWM, but the response times are very slow.

393
cd/m²
402
cd/m²
358
cd/m²
384
cd/m²
426
cd/m²
377
cd/m²
383
cd/m²
427
cd/m²
361
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 427 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 390.1 cd/m² Minimum: 3.07 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 426 cd/m²
Contrast: 1291:1 (Black: 0.33 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.39 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 5.1 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
95.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.184
Samsung Galaxy A04s
PLS, 1600x720, 6.50
Samsung Galaxy A03
PLS, 1600x720, 6.50
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
PLS, 2408x1080, 6.60
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
IPS, 1650x720, 6.71
Motorola Moto G22
IPS LCD, 1600x720, 6.50
Nokia G21
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Screen
1%
2%
23%
-13%
-13%
Brightness middle
426
443
4%
553
30%
511
20%
451
6%
492
15%
Brightness
390
419
7%
506
30%
478
23%
431
11%
484
24%
Brightness Distribution
84
90
7%
87
4%
84
0%
90
7%
86
2%
Black Level *
0.33
0.27
18%
0.44
-33%
0.42
-27%
0.5
-52%
0.46
-39%
Contrast
1291
1641
27%
1257
-3%
1217
-6%
902
-30%
1070
-17%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.39
4.99
-14%
4.64
-6%
1.51
66%
5.82
-33%
6.02
-37%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
7.97
9.01
-13%
7.86
1%
2.53
68%
9.3
-17%
9.13
-15%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
5.1
6.4
-25%
5.6
-10%
2.9
43%
5
2%
7.1
-39%
Gamma
2.184 101%
2.174 101%
2.18 101%
2.266 97%
2.776 79%
2.345 94%
CCT
7985 81%
8495 77%
8002 81%
6443 101%
7683 85%
8918 73%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19454 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

In our tests with the spectrophotometer and the CalMAN software, both grayscale and colors show a clear blue cast and thus deviations from the optimum value visible to the naked eye. However, these remain within limits overall.

The white balance cannot be adjusted in the system, but you can activate an eye comfort mode that reduces the blue components.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN Color Space DCI P3
CalMAN Color Space DCI P3
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
33 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 87 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
48 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 25 ms rise
↘ 23 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 78 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (35.8 ms).

Outdoors, the Galaxy A04s struggles with the low display brightness and the highly reflective display glass. It is sometimes quite difficult to recognize the screen's content in bright daylight. It works much better in the shade.

The image stability is also given from very flat viewing angles.

Viewing angle
Viewing angle
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance - Old SoC

The SoC in Samsung's Galaxy A04s is the Exynos 850, which Samsung designed itself. It has already been used in many inexpensive Samsung smartphones for two years, but its processor performance is still midfield for the price range. It can't compete with the Xiaomi Redmi 10C with a fast Snapdragon 680 but it can keep up quite well with most other smartphones.

However, the scarce working memory and the weak single-core performance contribute to the lower results in the system benchmarks, such as PCMark.

In practice, you have to live with stutters, infrequent crashes and long loading times, but that is common in this price range.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=261, last 2 years)
769 Points ∼100% +337%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
377 Points ∼49% +114%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
312 Points ∼41% +77%
Samsung Galaxy A03
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
303 Points ∼39% +72%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
176 Points ∼23%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
172 Points ∼22% -2%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (119 - 183, n=7)
167.3 Points ∼22% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
155 Points ∼20% -12%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (291 - 5538, n=261, last 2 years)
2472 Points ∼100% +133%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1644 Points ∼67% +55%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1185 Points ∼48% +12%
Samsung Galaxy A03
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1151 Points ∼47% +9%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
1059 Points ∼43%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
947 Points ∼38% -11%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (519 - 1087, n=7)
900 Points ∼36% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
586 Points ∼24% -45%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1300282, n=164, last 2 years)
600849 Points ∼100% +309%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
146815 Points ∼24%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
134832 Points ∼22% -8%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (121238 - 146815, n=4)
133665 Points ∼22% -9%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
111952 Points ∼19% -24%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=223, last 2 years)
10352 Points ∼100% +79%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
7805 Points ∼75% +35%
Samsung Galaxy A03
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
6721 Points ∼65% +16%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
5884 Points ∼57% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
5796 Points ∼56%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (4894 - 6065, n=5)
5492 Points ∼53% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
4966 Points ∼48% -14%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4922 Points ∼48% -15%
CrossMark - Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1332, n=101, last 2 years)
786 Points ∼100% +187%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
274 Points ∼35%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (254 - 274, n=2)
264 Points ∼34% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
254 Points ∼32% -7%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
232 Points ∼30% -15%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 9555, n=173, last 2 years)
4835 Points ∼100% +224%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1594 Points ∼33% +7%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (1491 - 1644, n=6)
1581 Points ∼33% +6%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
1491 Points ∼31%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1226 Points ∼25% -18%
System
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=173, last 2 years)
8474 Points ∼100% +161%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
3248 Points ∼38%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (3042 - 3382, n=6)
3241 Points ∼38% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
3112 Points ∼37% -4%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
2565 Points ∼30% -21%
Memory
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
11617 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 11617, n=173, last 2 years)
5398 Points ∼46% -54%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (1533 - 11617, n=6)
3420 Points ∼29% -71%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1744 Points ∼15% -85%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1210 Points ∼10% -90%
Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 27384, n=173, last 2 years)
9656 Points ∼100% +667%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
1259 Points ∼13%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1237 Points ∼13% -2%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (1159 - 1263, n=6)
1226 Points ∼13% -3%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1017 Points ∼11% -19%
Web
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=173, last 2 years)
1431 Points ∼100% +92%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
930 Points ∼65% +24%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (747 - 990, n=6)
901 Points ∼63% +21%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
747 Points ∼52%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
718 Points ∼50% -4%
UL Procyon AI Inference - Overall Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=100, last 2 years)
23472 Points ∼100% +726%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
2841 Points ∼12%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
 
2841 Points ∼12% 0%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
2514 Points ∼11% -12%
AImark - Score v2.x
Average of class Smartphone
  (1043 - 286905, n=147, last 2 years)
52972 Points ∼100% +1081%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
4487 Points ∼8%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (4354 - 4487, n=4)
4430 Points ∼8% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
4354 Points ∼8% -3%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4323 Points ∼8% -4%

The Mali-G52 MP1 as a graphics solution does its job quite well: It is not enough for smooth frame rates in really demanding benchmarks with current graphics features, but at least there are often a few frames more than in many other phones of the price range.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
139 Points ∼100% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
137 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
122 Points ∼88% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
114 Points ∼82% -17%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
111 Points ∼80% -19%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
509 Points ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
509 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
438 Points ∼86% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
406 Points ∼80% -20%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
393 Points ∼77% -23%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
513 Points ∼100% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
501 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
450 Points ∼88% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
402 Points ∼78% -20%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
397 Points ∼77% -21%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2522 Points ∼100% +23%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2298 Points ∼91% +12%
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2257 Points ∼89% +10%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2177 Points ∼86% +6%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2145 Points ∼85% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2046 Points ∼81%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1122 Points ∼100% +40%
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
812 Points ∼72% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
804 Points ∼72%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
799 Points ∼71% -1%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
783 Points ∼70% -3%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
584 Points ∼52% -27%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1280 Points ∼100% +38%
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
947 Points ∼74% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
930 Points ∼73% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
929 Points ∼73%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
917 Points ∼72% -1%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
657 Points ∼51% -29%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2825 Points ∼100% +31%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2559 Points ∼91% +19%
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2515 Points ∼89% +17%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2150 Points ∼76%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2054 Points ∼73% -4%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1283 Points ∼45% -40%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1175 Points ∼100% +49%
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
818 Points ∼70% +3%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
814 Points ∼69% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
791 Points ∼67% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
791 Points ∼67%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
460 Points ∼39% -42%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1350 Points ∼100% +47%
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
962 Points ∼71% +5%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
959 Points ∼71% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
920 Points ∼68%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
916 Points ∼68% 0%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
536 Points ∼40% -42%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1353 Points ∼100% +50%
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
954 Points ∼71% +6%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
945 Points ∼70% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
903 Points ∼67%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
888 Points ∼66% -2%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
453 Points ∼33% -50%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1177 Points ∼100% +51%
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
813 Points ∼69% +4%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
806 Points ∼68% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
778 Points ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
771 Points ∼66% -1%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
383 Points ∼33% -51%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2831 Points ∼100% +36%
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2438 Points ∼86% +18%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2379 Points ∼84% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2074 Points ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1899 Points ∼67% -8%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1265 Points ∼45% -39%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
34 fps ∼100%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
29 fps ∼85% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
22 fps ∼65% -35%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
25 fps ∼100% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
24 fps ∼96%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
22 fps ∼88% -8%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
28 fps ∼100%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
18 fps ∼64% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps ∼50% -50%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps ∼100%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps ∼75% -25%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
19 fps ∼100%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps ∼63% -37%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.2 fps ∼43% -57%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.4 fps ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.4 fps ∼100%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.5 fps ∼80% -20%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
10 fps ∼100%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.4 fps ∼54% -46%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.1 fps ∼51% -49%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6.1 fps ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6.1 fps ∼100%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3.5 fps ∼57% -43%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
10 fps ∼100% +45%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6.9 fps ∼69%
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6.2 fps ∼62% -10%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6 fps ∼60% -13%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5 fps ∼50% -28%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3.3 fps ∼33% -52%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.2 fps ∼100% +45%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2.2 fps ∼69% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2.2 fps ∼69%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2 fps ∼63% -9%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1.5 fps ∼47% -32%
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
0.85 fps ∼27% -61%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps ∼100% +55%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps ∼65%
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.9 fps ∼58% -10%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.5 fps ∼56% -14%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7 fps ∼41% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.3 fps ∼31% -52%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
9.5 fps ∼100% +56%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6.1 fps ∼64% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6.1 fps ∼64%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.2 fps ∼55% -15%
Motorola Moto G22
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4 fps ∼42% -34%
Samsung Galaxy A03
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1.9 fps ∼20% -69%

Browsing the Internet on our test device is done with occasional delays loading pictures. There are also one or two stutters when you are too impatient and scroll down even though the page is not completely loaded yet. Overall, you should not set your expectations for fast browsing too high, but you can surf quite passably with the Galaxy A04s if you take your time.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=170, last 2 years)
77.4 Points ∼100% +236%
Samsung Galaxy A04s (Chrome 106)
23.039 Points ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G (Chrome 101)
22.283 Points ∼29% -3%
Motorola Moto G22 (Chrome101)
21.156 Points ∼27% -8%
Average Samsung Exynos 850 (18.4 - 23, n=6)
20.4 Points ∼26% -11%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (12.8 - 375, n=158, last 2 years)
73.1 runs/min ∼100% +363%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G (Chome 101)
16.73 runs/min ∼23% +6%
Samsung Galaxy A04s (Chome 106)
15.8 runs/min ∼22%
Average Samsung Exynos 850 (15 - 16.7, n=6)
15.8 runs/min ∼22% 0%
Motorola Moto G22 (Chrome101)
15.01 runs/min ∼21% -5%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall Score
Average of class Smartphone (25 - 202, n=58, last 2 years)
90.6 Points ∼100% +262%
Samsung Galaxy A04s (Chrome 106)
25 Points ∼28%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
25 Points ∼28% 0%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 292, n=168, last 2 years)
105 Points ∼100% +169%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G (Chrome 101)
39 Points ∼37% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A04s (Chrome 106)
39 Points ∼37%
Motorola Moto G22 (Chrome101)
37 Points ∼35% -5%
Average Samsung Exynos 850 (35 - 39, n=6)
36.8 Points ∼35% -6%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=195, last 2 years)
27701 Points ∼100% +370%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G (Chrome 101)
5904 Points ∼21% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A04s (Chrome 106)
5894 Points ∼21%
Motorola Moto G22 (Chrome101)
5648 Points ∼20% -4%
Average Samsung Exynos 850 (4875 - 5904, n=6)
5426 Points ∼20% -8%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Motorola Moto G22 (Chrome101)
9051.2 ms * ∼100% -7%
Average Samsung Exynos 850 (8327 - 9397, n=6)
8842 ms * ∼98% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A04s (Chrome 106)
8423 ms * ∼93%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G (Chrome 101)
8326.9 ms * ∼92% +1%
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=180, last 2 years)
2387 ms * ∼26% +72%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung uses sluggish eMMC flash for the storage. This is not unusual in this price range, but the Xiaomi Redmi 10C shows that faster storage components are also possible. Thus, you have to accept that loading processes sometimes take quite a long time and you also have to wait for content after starting an app.

Samsung Galaxy A04sSamsung Galaxy A03Samsung Galaxy A13 4GXiaomi Redmi 10CMotorola Moto G22Nokia G21Average 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
29%
67%
261%
-26%
31%
-24%
335%
Sequential Read 256KB
302.4
250
-17%
308.5
2%
927.7
207%
215.45
-29%
257.6
-15%
241 ?(25.8 - 452, n=239)
-20%
1059 ?(90.5 - 3557, n=253, last 2 years)
250%
Sequential Write 256KB
83.3
188.3
126%
236.8
184%
510.2
512%
112.78
35%
180.6
117%
99.4 ?(14.8 - 191.5, n=239)
19%
625 ?(11.9 - 2834, n=253, last 2 years)
650%
Random Read 4KB
62.7
70.5
12%
104.4
67%
120.2
92%
39.32
-37%
74
18%
42.6 ?(3.59 - 117.2, n=239)
-32%
192.1 ?(13.5 - 543, n=253, last 2 years)
206%
Random Write 4KB
58.9
56.5
-4%
67.3
14%
195.2
231%
16.34
-72%
60.2
2%
21.3 ?(0.75 - 89.5, n=239)
-64%
197.4 ?(13 - 552, n=254, last 2 years)
235%

Games - gaming only in an emergency

We also try out a few games on the Galaxy A04s and measure the frame rates with the software from GameBench.

The result showed the inexpensive phone as a poor choice for gaming: In Armajet, the frame rates reach a fairly constant 30 fps after short start-up difficulties, at which the game is at least playable, but in PUBG it stutters again and again regardless of the settings, which is annoying especially in a fast shooter.

The controls work reasonably reliably, but the input lag is clearly noticeable.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Armajet
Armajet
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Samsung Galaxy A04s; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø27.1 (13-31)
Samsung Galaxy A04s; PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 2.2.0: Ø23.3 (8-31)
Samsung Galaxy A04s; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.2.0: Ø17.3 (4-26)

Emissions - Keeps a cool head

Temperature

The smartphone heats up at a thankfully low level. Although you can slightly feel the maximum of 40.5 °C (104.9 °F) under prolonged load, the heating never becomes unpleasant.

Furthermore, the Galaxy A04s manages to maintain its performance well over a longer period, as the 3DMark stress tests show.

Max. Load
 37.8 °C
100 F
32.6 °C
91 F
31.2 °C
88 F
 
 38.5 °C
101 F
32.3 °C
90 F
31.2 °C
88 F
 
 37.4 °C
99 F
32.2 °C
90 F
31.2 °C
88 F
 
Maximum: 38.5 °C = 101 F
Average: 33.8 °C = 93 F
31.3 °C
88 F
33 °C
91 F
37.5 °C
100 F
31.3 °C
88 F
34.7 °C
94 F
40.2 °C
104 F
30.9 °C
88 F
34 °C
93 F
40.5 °C
105 F
Maximum: 40.5 °C = 105 F
Average: 34.8 °C = 95 F
Power Supply (max.)  40.1 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 19.5 °C = 67 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.8 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 38.5 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.5 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.6 °C / 73 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
99.3 % ∼100% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
97.7 % ∼98%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
97.2 % ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash
97 % ∼100%
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Samsung Galaxy A04s Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø0.838 (0.828-0.854)
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø0.84 (0.827-0.851)
Samsung Galaxy A04s Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø3.07 (3.01-3.09)
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø3.07 (3.06-3.08)
Heatmap back side
Heatmap back side
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front

Speaker

The small mono speaker on the lower edge sounds very treble-heavy, but overall still quite acceptable for a cheap phone: It does not boom and reproduces speech and vocals relatively clearly.

External audio devices can be connected via Bluetooth or a 3.5 mm port. There is not much choice of Bluetooth codecs: Most strikingly, only the simple aptX is supported. Instead, you get Samsung's in-house Scalable Codec. Thus, you should check the compatibility with any existing Bluetooth accessories before buying the phone.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2041.539.52537.1403134.432.74032.1365038.941.56327.329.18020.223.110021.124.812518.419.816016.929.920011.834.525013.839.531512.545.540012.550.650012.653.363011.355.980012.365.1100011.870.812501269160010.469.920008.868.325009.467.131509.867.3400010.662.250001155.1630011.759.1800012.460.6100001367.81250013.8651600014.554.8SPL23.678.4N0.539median 12.3median 59.1Delta1.312.149.350.843.943.837.135.137.940.743.84531.833.92829.927.933.123.535.423.838.819.640.61943.117.549.215.252.716.8602168.222.376.518.781.417.376.115.870.415.868.117.470.418.472.220.270.420.369.420.173.121.471.721.871.521.365.821.855.631.685.61.661.2median 20.1median 68.21.810.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy A04sNokia G21
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy A04s audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.8% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (25% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 65% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 79% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 16% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Nokia G21 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.2% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (11.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 54% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 34% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 72% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 21% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life - Slow, but quite infrequent charging

Energy consumption

The phone's power consumption tends to be a bit higher under very low load, but the Galaxy A04s is quite frugal under high load.

The phone can be charged with a maximum of 10 watts, which means that it takes a very long time until the battery is full again: 3 hours of charging time with a low battery state is not uncommon.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.1 / 1.3 / 1.6 Watt
Load midlight 2.7 / 4.7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Samsung Galaxy A04s
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto G22
5000 mAh
Average Samsung Exynos 850
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-16%
-9%
-30%
-25%
Idle Minimum *
1.1
0.9
18%
0.9
18%
1.2 ?(0.9 - 1.5, n=6)
-9%
0.891 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=186, last 2 years)
19%
Idle Average *
1.3
1.6
-23%
1.2
8%
1.733 ?(1.3 - 2.1, n=6)
-33%
1.553 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=186, last 2 years)
-19%
Idle Maximum *
1.6
2.1
-31%
1.5
6%
2.28 ?(1.6 - 2.9, n=6)
-43%
1.762 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=186, last 2 years)
-10%
Load Average *
2.7
3.6
-33%
4.5
-67%
3.83 ?(2.7 - 4.6, n=6)
-42%
4.36 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=186, last 2 years)
-61%
Load Maximum *
4.7
5.3
-13%
5.2
-11%
5.73 ?(4.7 - 6.6, n=6)
-22%
7.23 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=186, last 2 years)
-54%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Samsung Galaxy A04s: Ø2.76 (1.18-5.64)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Samsung Galaxy A04s; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø2.67 (2.25-3.16)
Samsung Galaxy A04s; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.247 (1.149-1.604)

Battery life

The runtimes of the 5,000 mAh battery are good, but the smartphone does not quite manage to compete with the Galaxy A03 or Motorola Mitō G22 in the WLAN test. Nevertheless, the runtime of 16:17 hours indicates that you can easily manage two days without a charger, as long as you do not constantly stress your Galaxy A04s.

The load endurance of 6:36 hours is also good.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
37h 33min
WiFi Websurfing
16h 17min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
17h 42min
Load (maximum brightness)
6h 36min
Samsung Galaxy A04s
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A03
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto G22
5000 mAh
Nokia G21
5050 mAh
Battery Runtime
12%
-2%
-7%
6%
11%
Reader / Idle
2253
2164
-4%
2785
24%
H.264
1062
1054
-1%
1196
13%
WiFi v1.3
977
1097
12%
864
-12%
908
-7%
1101
13%
1087
11%
Load
396
437
10%
298
-25%

Pros

+ quite exact localization
+ long runtimes
+ 90 Hz screen without PWM
+ NFC
+ stable, fast WLAN

Cons

- no compass
- only a few 4G frequencies
- little memory
- lame eMMC flash
- quite dark screen

Conclusion - You should look for offers

In test: Samsung Galaxy A04s.
In test: Samsung Galaxy A04s.

Samsung once again suggests a somewhat high price for its entry-level smartphone Galaxy A04s. In return, it offers little memory and a rather unimpressive casing. The competition with the Moto G22 or Redmi 10C at least put in a bit more effort.

However, Samsung's inexpensive phone can tick off the most important must-haves: NFC, relatively accurate positioning and fast Wi-Fi 5. You should not expect too much from the camera and the screen could be brighter. At least it does without PWM and the viewing angles are good.

Our review sample does quite well in terms of battery life, but it cannot distinguish itself decisively from the competition.

Overall, Samsung's Galaxy A04s is a solid smartphone in the entry-level category, but it does not offer many real highlights.

Those who opt for the Xiaomi Redmi 10C will get significantly more performance, fast storage and a brighter screen. If you want pure Android, you can take a look at the Nokia G21.

Price and availability

The Samsung Galaxy A04s has a recommended retail price of 169 Euros (~$168). You can get it a few Euros cheaper from many retailers on the Internet, for example from amazon.com.

At the time of testing, Aldi offers the Galaxy A04s for 129 Euros (~$129) in the discounter's stores.

Samsung Galaxy A04s - 10/25/2022 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
76%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
46 / 70 → 65%
Weight
88%
Battery
91%
Display
83%
Games Performance
10 / 64 → 16%
Application Performance
55 / 86 → 64%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
56 / 90 → 62%
Camera
47%
Average
69%
75%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2022-10-30 (Update: 2022-10-30)