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Samsung Galaxy A34 5G smartphone review: Affordable all-rounder with an extra-bright OLED display

Added value. Samsung's Galaxy A34 5G is the latest mid-range model of the Galaxy A series, comes with a Galaxy S23 look and does a few things better than its predecessor. The Super AMOLED screen has grown to 6.6 inches and achieves more than 1000 cd/m². The inexpensive smartphone has also improved in terms of processor performance and storage capacity.
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G

Samsung refreshes its popular Galaxy A series every year right on time for the beginning of spring. It has always been popular with buyers thanks to its good price-performance ratio. In addition to top model Galaxy A54 5G and entry-level smartphone Galaxy A14, the mid-range model Samsung Galaxy A34 5G is also among the newcomers of 2023 and is positioned between its two Galaxy A siblings in terms of features and performance

The Galaxy A34 5G starts at US$315,97 and offers some value for money. It does not change the established Galaxy A formula for success, but still does a number of things differently than its predecessor, the Galaxy A33 5G, which was already very solid. By Samsung's standards, a lot of changes have been made. This is especially evident in the display size, because the Galaxy A34 5G now measures 6.6 inches instead of the previous 6.4 inches.

Other improvements also affect the display, since its refresh rate has increased from 90 Hz to 120 Hz. Samsung has also significantly increased the brightness of the Super AMOLED panel. The processor has also been improved, as the Galaxy A34 5G now uses a MediaTek Dimensity 1080, which is a slightly faster SoC than Samsung's own Exynos 1280 in the Galaxy A33 5G.

Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Galaxy A30 Series)
Processor
MediaTek Dimensity 1080 8 x 2 - 2.6 GHz, Cortex-A78 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
6 GB 
, LPDDR4X
Display
6.60 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 390 PPI, capacitive, Super AMOLED, FHD+, 16 mio. colors, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 128 GB 
, 96.2 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Virtual Proximity Sensing, IP67 rating, microSD exFAT support, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Limited, Samsung Knox, Head SAR 0.546 W/kg, Body SAR 1.488 W/kg
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.3, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 2, 3, 5, 8), 4G (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 66), 5G Sub6 (Band 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 161.3 x 78.1 ( = 0.32 x 6.35 x 3.07 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix (f/1.8, AF, OIS, 10x digital zoom) + 8 MP Ultrawide camera (F2.2, FF) + 5 MP Macro camera (F2.4, FF), video stabilization, videos up to 4K@30fps
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix (F2.2, FF), video stabilization, videos up to 4K@30fps
Additional features
Speakers: dual speaker, Keyboard: virtual, USB-C cable, SIM tool, Quick start guide, Warranty information, One UI 5.1, 24 Months Warranty, fanless, waterproof
Weight
199 g ( = 7.02 oz / 0.44 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
389 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
84.9 %
04/2023
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4
199 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.60"2340x1080
85.8 %
09/2022
Google Pixel 6a
Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20
178 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.10"2400x1080
85.6 %
07/2022
Nothing Phone (1)
SD 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L
193.5 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.55"2400x1080
81.9 %
12/2022
Motorola Moto G72
Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2
166 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.60"2400x1080
83.2 %
06/2022
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4
186 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.40"2400x1080
85.4 %
04/2023
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4
187 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.67"2400x1080

Case - Increased to 6.6 inches and with the Galaxy S23 look

Like the Galaxy A33 5G, the case of the Galaxy A34 5G is made of plastic and is protected against dust and water according to IP67. Buyers continue to get a very well made and stable plastic chassis, the front of which is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The selfie camera is located in a drop-shaped recess, just like in the Galaxy A33 5G.

This is all familiar to us so far. New is the fact that the successor has not only changed the screen size from 6.4 to 6.6 inches, but also the design. The Galaxy A34 5G's back cover clearly borrows from the design language of the Galaxy S23 series.

The back is now completely flat around the triple camera on the top left. Moreover, the three lenses are each surrounded by a silver-colored ring, which gives the back panel a much more stylish look than its predecessor. Despite its plastic surfaces, the Samsung smartphone doesn't feel cheap. At 199 grams, it's not necessarily light either.

Depending on ambient light conditions, the back cover of the Galaxy A34 5G shimmers in a slightly metallic hue. The color effects are particularly pronounced in the color variant Awesome Silver, whereas they are more subtle in Awesome Violet and the Awesome Lime of our test device. Visually, the Samsung smartphone is most inconspicuous in the fourth color variant, Awesome Graphite.

Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G

Size comparison

162.9 mm / 6.41 in 76 mm / 2.99 in 7.9 mm / 0.311 in 187 g0.4123 lbs161.3 mm / 6.35 in 78.1 mm / 3.07 in 8.2 mm / 0.3228 in 199 g0.4387 lbs160.5 mm / 6.32 in 74.4 mm / 2.93 in 7.9 mm / 0.311 in 166 g0.366 lbs159.7 mm / 6.29 in 74 mm / 2.91 in 8.1 mm / 0.3189 in 186 g0.4101 lbs159.2 mm / 6.27 in 75.8 mm / 2.98 in 8.3 mm / 0.3268 in 193.5 g0.4266 lbs152.2 mm / 5.99 in 71.8 mm / 2.83 in 8.9 mm / 0.3504 in 178 g0.3924 lbs148 mm / 5.83 in 105 mm / 4.13 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Equipment - Up to 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage

Samsung offers the Galaxy A34 5G in two storage variants. The first is exactly the same as the Galaxy A33 5G, with 6 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128 GB of UFS 2.2, and costs US$329.99. Storage variant number two with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage space is new, for which Samsung is asking US$409.99 and thus US$70 more.

The microSD/SIM slot of Samsung's phone can accommodate either a nano-SIM card and a microSD card that can be up to 1 TB in size, or two nano-SIM cards. eSIMs cannot be used - in the current Galaxy A lineup, this only works in Samsung's Samsung Galaxy A54 5G.

The OTG-capable USB-C port of the Galaxy A34 5G works at USB 2.0 speed and, due to the lack of a 3.5 mm jack, is also used to connect wired audio devices. In addition to NFC, Bluetooth 5.3 is also on board. DRM Widevine L1 is also supported, but the Camera2 API is only available with the support level Limited. If third-party camera apps are installed, they only have limited access to the camera features.

Left: no ports
Left: no ports
Right: power button, volume rocker
Right: power button, volume rocker
Top: microphone, SIM slot
Top: microphone, SIM slot
Bottom: microphone, USB-C 2.0, speaker
Bottom: microphone, USB-C 2.0, speaker

microSD card reader

Using our Angelbird AV Pro V60 microSD reference card, the Galaxy A34 5G achieves solid read and write performance rates on par with the class average, but is slower than the Galaxy A33 5G in the copy test.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
59.21 MB/s +35%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
44.01 MB/s
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
34.2 MB/s -22%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Samsung Galaxy A34 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø32 (22-43.6)
Motorola Moto G72 Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø37.8 (26.7-49.3)
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø43.7 (29-56.7)
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø70 (39.2-78.2)
Motorola Moto G72 Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø70.6 (29.3-82.6)
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø83.8 (43.5-112.8)

Software - Android 13 and four guaranteed OS upgrades

The Galaxy A34 5G runs Android 13 and version 5.1 of Samsung's user interface OneUI. According to Samsung, counting from market launch in March 2023, the smartphone will receive up to four generations of operating system upgrades and up to five years of security updates. At the time of review (early April), the Android security patches were from February 1 and thus still reasonably up to date.

Of the 128 GB of our test device, just under 96 GB is free upon booting up for the first time. This is due to the space required by OneUI and the preinstalled Google and Samsung apps, as well as the the dozen or so preinstalled third-party apps such as Disney+, LinkedIn, Pinterest and TikTok. These can all be uninstalled if not needed. However, OneDrive can only be deactivated, but at least made invisible in the app drawer.

Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G

Communication and GNSS - Fast WiFi 5 with VHT80

With 17 4G and 11 5G bands, the Galaxy A33 5G offers practically the same mobile frequency hardware as the Galaxy A33 5G, so you shouldn't have any problems getting a signal anywhere. However, the smartphone does not have a radio receiver.

Regarding WLAN, the Galaxy A34 5G uses WiFi 5, including VHT80 VHT80 support, which means it can theoretically achieve a maximum transfer rate of 800 Mbit/s. Connected to our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, it doesn't quite achieve this data throughput, but is still fast for a mid-range device.

The Galaxy A34 5G offers very stable WiFi transmission rates that are more than twice as high as the predecessor with a peak value of 679 MBit/s. However, similarly positioned comparison devices such as the Google Pixel 6a and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G are even faster.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
897 (449min - 907max) MBit/s +41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
825 (790min - 837max) MBit/s +30%
Average of class Smartphone
  (34.8 - 1875, n=197, last 2 years)
664 MBit/s +5%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
634 (610min - 642max) MBit/s
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
343 (337min - 348max) MBit/s -46%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
333 (307min - 348max) MBit/s -47%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
977 (487min - 997max) MBit/s +44%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
946 (459min - 973max) MBit/s +39%
Average of class Smartphone
  (40.5 - 1810, n=198, last 2 years)
698 MBit/s +3%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
679 (653min - 709max) MBit/s
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
359 (338min - 372max) MBit/s -47%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
268 (133min - 280max) MBit/s -61%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Average of class Smartphone
  (229 - 1894, n=61, last 2 years)
1529 MBit/s
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
946 (926min - 951max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Average of class Smartphone
  (598 - 1844, n=61, last 2 years)
1364 MBit/s
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
598 (517min - 731max) MBit/s
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Samsung Galaxy A34 5G MediaTek Dimensity 1080, ARM Mali-G68 MP4; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø632 (610-642)
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G Samsung Exynos 1280, ARM Mali-G68 MP4; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø342 (337-348)
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G MediaTek Dimensity 1080, ARM Mali-G68 MP4; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø679 (653-709)
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G Samsung Exynos 1280, ARM Mali-G68 MP4; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø263 (133-280)
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

Via GPS (B1), Glonass (B1), Beidou (B1, B1C), Galileo (B1) and QZSS, the Samsung smartphone uses numerous satellite navigation services to query its current location. In testing, this worked very well with an accuracy of up to 2 meters indoors and even up to 1 meter outdoors.

The Galaxy A34 5G's navigation skills are also adequate for real-world use, delivering precise route guidance. On our approximately 10-kilometer bike ride, the smartphone almost always pinpoints our location just as precisely as the Garmin Venu2 fitness tracker, but often deviates from the actual route taken in densely built-up areas. Why it suddenly goes straight into the lake remains a mystery. We consider this to be a small slip-up that does not affect the overall solid result.

GPS test: summary
GPS test: summary
GPS test: circumnavigation of the lake
GPS test: circumnavigation of the lake
GPS test: loop
GPS test: loop

Telephony and Voice Quality

The Galaxy A34 5G scores with good voice quality and its efficient noise suppression ensures good speech intelligibility, even in noisy environments. This also applies to hands-free mode, although voices do sound a little muffled.

Either two nano-SIM cards or one nano-SIM card and a microSD card, which can be up to 1 TB in size, fit in the hybrid slot. VoLTE and WiFi calls are supported.

Cameras - Triple camera with 48 MP and OIS

Photo with the selfie camera
Photo with the selfie camera

The camera setup of the Galaxy A34 5G is almost identical to that of the Galaxy A33 5G. The 2 MP depth sensor has been omitted, but it wasn't of much use anyway. A 13 MP camera (f/2.2) is used for selfies, which delivers good image quality and achieves decent bokeh effects in portrait mode. Like the main camera, it records videos at up to 4K at 30 FPS.

The triple camera on the back cover consists of a 48 MP main camera (f/1.8, autofocus, optical image stabilizer, 10x digital zoom), which takes 12 MP photos via 4x pixel binning. While the 8 MP ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.2, fixed focus) sits at the top of the camera ensemble, the macro camera (f/2.4, fixed focus), which has a resolution of 5 MP, is again found at the bottom.

If you want a smartphone with good snapshot qualities, the Galaxy A34 5G is the right choice. In daylight, its 48 MP main camera takes good photos in standard photo mode, which score with lots of detail and a large dynamic range. Towards the edges of photos, however, it gets blurred in places and zoom shots often appear quite artificial due to the many image artifacts.

Although the picture quality suffers in low light, colors are still captured relatively realistically and the detail level remains reasonably high. Overall, the Galaxy A34 5G does much better than the Galaxy A33 5G in night shots, beating rivals such as the Google Pixel 6a.

Compared to the main camera, the ultra-wide-angle camera is only average. The edges of the image are clearly distorted and details in darker sections of the image are poorly processed, thus increasing image noise. The macro camera does its job quite well. If you hold it 3 to 5 centimeters away from the subject, you get decent results, even if it takes a few attempts. 

Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the ultra-wide-angle camera
Photo with the ultra-wide-angle camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera

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.

Daylight photo 1Daylight photo 2Ultra wide angle5x zoomLow light
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Our test lab results reveal that the main camera reproduces colors realistically under optimal lighting conditions. The test chart is somewhat blurry at 1 lux residual light, but is still completely recognizable - a task that many other smartphone cameras fail at.

ColorChecker
9.5 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A34 5G: 5.47 ∆E min: 2.17 - max: 11.94 ∆E
ColorChecker
25.8 ∆E
41.3 ∆E
33.4 ∆E
32.3 ∆E
36.8 ∆E
50.4 ∆E
39.2 ∆E
26.4 ∆E
27.1 ∆E
25.5 ∆E
50.8 ∆E
51.8 ∆E
23.1 ∆E
37.2 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
51.1 ∆E
30.9 ∆E
37.6 ∆E
49.1 ∆E
49.5 ∆E
43.2 ∆E
34.2 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A34 5G: 35.52 ∆E min: 13.38 - max: 51.76 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - Without power supply, with optional insurance package

One look at the slim packaging of the Samsung Galaxy A34 5G is enough to know that the scope of delivery is just as slim. The smartphone comes with a USB-C cable, a SIM tool, a quick-start guide and leaflets with warranty information. The Galaxy A34 5G supports up to 25 watts of charging. A suitable adapter is available in the Samsung web shop for around US$20.

The Galaxy A34 5G comes with a 24-month warranty, which can be supplemented with the Care+ insurance package, which is available with terms of up to two years and also optionally includes theft protection. Depending on the package selected, Care+ then costs between US$25-65. In the event of damage, an additional deductible of US$35 (without theft protection) or US$70 (with theft protection) is due.

Input Devices & Operation - Smooth 120 Hz and Always-On display

The OLED display of the Galaxy A34 5G offers a refresh rate of 120 Hz and is very smooth running. This is supported by a responsive touchscreen that offers pleasantly little resistance to the fingers when gliding or swiping. The Always On display function can also permanently display the time and notifications if desired.

Overall, the performance is definitely sufficient for everyday use. The smartphone only needs a short moment to gain its senses directly after booting. It can then take a short time until apps start or the touchscreen reacts to inputs, but this subsides after a few seconds.

The optical fingerprint sensor integrated into the display does its job well and unlocks the smartphone quickly and reliably. Biometric locking/unlocking works with 2D facial recognition, but is less secure due to the missing infrared sensor.

Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode

Display - Up to 1500 nits bright

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The 120 Hz Super AMOLED screen of the Galaxy A34 5G offers a typical class-standard resolution of 2340 x 1080, but does not support HDR. In return, it surpasses itself in terms of brightness.

At an average of almost 930 cd/m², the OLED screen can easily compete with much more expensive smartphones in terms of luminosity. If you switch from the full screen to a smaller screen section (APL18) in the luminance measurement, you even get up to 1544 cd/m². Without a brightness sensor, the review sample achieves a maximum of 429 cd/m² and still shines at 1.66 cd/m² in the lowest brightness setting.

With its impressive brightness, the Galaxy A34 5G is a welcome exception in the middle class. However, there are certainly competitors that have similarly bright displays, such as the Motorola Moto G72 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G.

When the brightness is set to 2% or lower, the display flickers in a range from 120 to 253 Hz. Above that, PWM frequency is constant at 240 Hz, which shouldn't bother most users. A DC dimming mode that counteracts the PWM flickering is not available in the Android settings.

928
cd/m²
925
cd/m²
941
cd/m²
925
cd/m²
922
cd/m²
943
cd/m²
922
cd/m²
920
cd/m²
943
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 943 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 929.9 cd/m² Minimum: 1.66 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 98 %
Center on Battery: 922 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.5 | 0.5-29.43 Ø4.99
ΔE Greyscale 2.7 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
100% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.09
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.60
Google Pixel 6a
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.10
Nothing Phone (1)
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
Motorola Moto G72
P-OLED, 2400x1080, 6.60
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Super AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.40
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Screen
16%
10%
-35%
9%
31%
Brightness middle
922
758
-18%
620
-33%
992
8%
693
-25%
938
2%
Brightness
930
767
-18%
625
-33%
980
5%
695
-25%
939
1%
Brightness Distribution
98
93
-5%
98
0%
92
-6%
98
0%
96
-2%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.5
0.9
64%
1.24
50%
4.56
-82%
1.3
48%
0.9
64%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.6
2.5
31%
2.31
36%
7.96
-121%
3.5
3%
1.6
56%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.7
1.6
41%
1.7
37%
3.1
-15%
1.3
52%
1
63%
Gamma
2.09 105%
2.2 100%
2.318 95%
2.233 99%
2.14 103%
2.25 98%
CCT
6661 98%
6599 98%
6325 103%
7098 92%
6530 100%
6350 102%

* ... 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 detected 253 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 253 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 253 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17708 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Minimum display brightness
Min.
25% display brightness
25%
50% display brightness
50%
75% display brightness
75%
Maximum manual display brightness
100%

Series of measurements at a fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

In the standard display mode Vivid, the OLED panel displays colors strongly, but not too accurately. If you want more precision, switch to the second display mode Natural. At a maximum Delta-E of 2.7, the color accuracy is then just as ideal as the RGB balance and the color temperature.

Color fidelity (screen mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Color fidelity (screen mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (screen mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (screen mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (screen mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (screen mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Color saturation (screen mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Color saturation (screen mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)

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
1.22 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.6245 ms rise
↘ 0.592 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 3 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.33 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.6985 ms rise
↘ 0.629 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 3 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.6 ms).

The bright and viewing-angle stable display does an excellent job outdoors. Content is very legible, even in direct sunlight. Only the glossy display surface prevents even better viewing quality.

Outdoor use (direct sunlight)
Outdoor use (direct sunlight)
Outdoor use (in the shade)
Outdoor use (in the shade)
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - MediaTek instead of Exynos

The Galaxy A34 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1080. The SoC, which is manufactured using the 6 nm process, has two ARM Cortex-A78 cores with a clock frequency of up to 2.6 GHz and six energy-saving ARM Cortex-A55 cores with up to clock to 2 GHz. The ARM Mali-G68 MP4 serves as the GPU.

The MediaTek Dimensity 1080 achieves good everyday performance values and also runs current games without issue. In the synthetic benchmarks, the processor is around 10 percent faster than the Exynos 1280 in the Galaxy A33 5G and comes close to the Snapdragon 778G+.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
1025 Points +31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=201, last 2 years)
918 Points +17%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
824 Points +5%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
782 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080
  (761 - 782, n=3)
769 Points -2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
765 Points -2%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
737 Points -6%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
540 Points -31%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=201, last 2 years)
3039 Points +31%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
2998 Points +30%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
2940 Points +27%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
2315 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080
  (2035 - 2315, n=3)
2130 Points -8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
2035 Points -12%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1905 Points -18%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1810 Points -22%
Geekbench 6.0
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (188 - 2531, n=44, last 2 years)
1279 Points +24%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1029 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080
  (968 - 1029, n=2)
999 Points -3%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
968 Points -6%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (512 - 6460, n=44, last 2 years)
3412 Points +37%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
2497 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080
  (2201 - 2497, n=2)
2349 Points -6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
2201 Points -12%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (102602 - 1650926, n=138, last 2 years)
765421 Points +62%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
715338 Points +51%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
582264 Points +23%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
472321 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080
  (458379 - 472321, n=2)
465350 Points -1%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
398969 Points -16%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
334060 Points -29%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
Points -100%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080
  (11721 - 12564, n=3)
12016 Points +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4609 - 21385, n=200, last 2 years)
11960 Points +2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
11763 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
11721 Points
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
11662 Points -1%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
11077 Points -5%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
10589 Points -10%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
9717 Points -17%
CrossMark - Overall
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
865 Points +32%
Average of class Smartphone
  (200 - 1474, n=158, last 2 years)
852 Points +30%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
760 Points +16%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
665 Points +1%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080
  (657 - 672, n=3)
665 Points +1%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
657 Points
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
602 Points -8%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=155, last 2 years)
5955 Points +55%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
5950 Points +55%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
4768 Points +24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
4189 Points +9%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080
  (3850 - 4247, n=3)
4095 Points +6%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3850 Points
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3477 Points -10%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3054 Points -21%
System
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
10424 Points +45%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=155, last 2 years)
9867 Points +37%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
9109 Points +27%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080
  (6684 - 7761, n=3)
7209 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
7184 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
7182 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
6684 Points -7%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
6484 Points -10%
Memory
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
6592 Points +25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12716, n=155, last 2 years)
6465 Points +23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
5938 Points +13%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080
  (5267 - 5938, n=3)
5604 Points +6%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
5267 Points
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
4763 Points -10%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3982 Points -24%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3829 Points -27%
Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=155, last 2 years)
15040 Points +222%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
14148 Points +203%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
8175 Points +75%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
5104 Points +9%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
5093 Points +9%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080
  (4666 - 5093, n=3)
4900 Points +5%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
4666 Points
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2730 Points -41%
Web
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=155, last 2 years)
1528 Points +23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
1521 Points +22%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
1476 Points +19%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080
  (1244 - 1521, n=3)
1426 Points +15%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
1273 Points +2%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1244 Points
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1234 Points -1%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1041 Points -16%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
22490 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080
  (21997 - 22589, n=3)
22359 Points -1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
21997 Points -2%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
21639 Points -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=144, last 2 years)
21310 Points -5%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
20784 Points -8%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
9695 Points -57%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
4126 Points -82%
AImark - Score v3.x
Average of class Smartphone
  (298 - 245629, n=111, last 2 years)
17287 Points +83%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
9429 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080
  (8784 - 9429, n=3)
9033 Points -4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
8784 Points -7%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
907 Points -90%

With the ARM Mali-G68 MP4, the Galaxy A34 5G also offers sufficient performance for demanding graphics calculations, but is unable to assert itself against the comparison devices in the GPU benchmarks (as in the synthetic tests). At least it's enough for a small advantage over the Galaxy A33 5G, while the Nothing Phone (1) with its Snapdragon 778G+ and in particular the Google Pixel 6a (Google Tensor) offer a little more power.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1626 Points +161%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
686 Points +10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
632 Points +2%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
622 Points
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
617 Points -1%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
337 Points -46%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2040 Points +219%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
692 Points +8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
643 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
640 Points
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
632 Points -1%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
347 Points -46%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7261 Points +227%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2576 Points +16%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2287 Points +3%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2238 Points +1%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2220 Points
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1232 Points -45%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6695 Points +194%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2570 Points +13%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2279 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2273 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2262 Points -1%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1183 Points -48%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3086 Points
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2854 Points -8%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2837 Points -8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2763 Points -10%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2594 Points -16%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5412 Points +24%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4359 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4198 Points -4%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3911 Points -10%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2393 Points -45%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4513 Points +13%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3993 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3784 Points -5%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3514 Points -12%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2479 Points -38%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4518 Points +12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4411 Points +9%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4277 Points +6%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4047 Points
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3622 Points -11%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3035 Points -25%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8957 Points +103%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5759 Points +31%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4406 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4387 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3922 Points -11%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2459 Points -44%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7205 Points +67%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5428 Points +26%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4362 Points +1%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4321 Points
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3683 Points -15%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2648 Points -39%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
113 fps +27%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
89 fps
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
78 fps -12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
64 fps -28%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps -33%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
54 fps -39%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
252 fps +138%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
141 fps +33%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
106 fps 0%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
106 fps
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
91 fps -14%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
64 fps -40%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
74 fps +37%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps +11%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
59 fps +9%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
58 fps +7%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
54 fps
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
36 fps -33%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
151 fps +122%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
82 fps +21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
69 fps +1%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
68 fps
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
60 fps -12%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
40 fps -41%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps +54%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps +49%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
40 fps +3%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
39 fps
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
37 fps -5%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps -44%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
100 fps +133%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64 fps +49%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
46 fps +7%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
43 fps
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
38 fps -12%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
25 fps -42%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps +135%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
33 fps +43%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
23 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps -4%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps -9%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps -48%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
52 fps +100%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps +42%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
27 fps +4%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
23 fps -12%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
15 fps -42%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps +129%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps +29%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps -6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps -18%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.9 fps -48%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
28 fps +155%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
15 fps +36%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps +9%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
11 fps
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
10 fps -9%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.9 fps -46%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43 fps +65%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps +38%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
27 fps +4%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
25 fps -4%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps -46%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps +100%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps +38%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
29 fps 0%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
29 fps
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps -10%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps -45%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
14 fps +198%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6.7 fps +43%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4.7 fps 0%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4.7 fps
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4.4 fps -6%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2.5 fps -47%

The Galaxy A34 5G loads websites quickly and also does well in the browser benchmarks. Samsung's smartphone ranks in the midfield of the comparison devices and even takes first place in WebXPRT 3 & 4.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=161, last 2 years)
110.7 Points +59%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080 (69.7 - 84.7, n=3)
75.4 Points +8%
Google Pixel 6a (Firefox 1ß4-2-ß)
75.261 Points +8%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
73.679 Points +6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Chrome 111)
71.873 Points +3%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
69.688 Points
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G (Chrome)
66.011 Points -5%
Motorola Moto G72 (Chrome 107)
59.8 Points -14%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (14.9 - 445, n=145, last 2 years)
115 runs/min +85%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
90.4 runs/min +45%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080 (62.2 - 73.7, n=3)
66.3 runs/min +7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Chrome 111)
62.9 runs/min +1%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
62.2 runs/min
Nothing Phone (1) (Chome 103)
53.71 runs/min -14%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G (Chrome)
47.99 runs/min -23%
Motorola Moto G72 (Chome 107)
40.69 runs/min -35%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 202, n=153, last 2 years)
102.5 Points +39%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080 (71 - 87, n=3)
77.3 Points +4%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
74 Points
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
72 Points -3%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Chrome 111)
71 Points -4%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
69 Points -7%
Motorola Moto G72 (Chrome 107)
58 Points -22%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Average of class Smartphone (39 - 304, n=107, last 2 years)
140.1 Points +23%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
114 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080 (99 - 114, n=3)
105 Points -8%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
102 Points -11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Chrome 111)
102 Points -11%
Motorola Moto G72 (Chrome 107)
92 Points -19%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G (Chrome 102.0.5005.99)
82 Points -28%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
77 Points -32%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (2228 - 89112, n=206, last 2 years)
33824 Points +34%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
33046 Points +31%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Chrome 111)
31662 Points +26%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080 (25154 - 31839, n=3)
29552 Points +17%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
25154 Points
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G (Chrome 102.0.5005.99)
24521 Points -3%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
24488 Points -3%
Motorola Moto G72 (Chrome 107)
18237 Points -27%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Motorola Moto G72 (Chrome 107)
2227.3 ms * -24%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G (Chrome)
1856.6 ms * -3%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
1796.7 ms *
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
1796.1 ms * -0%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080 (1747 - 1797, n=3)
1770 ms * +1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Chrome 111)
1766.4 ms * +2%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
1531.6 ms * +15%
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=161, last 2 years)
1517 ms * +16%

* ... smaller is better

Like the Galaxy A33 5G, the Galaxy A34 5G uses UFS 2.2 memory, but can utilize the speed of the storage chips better than the predecessor, especially in sequential reading, which shortens the times of loading processes.

Samsung Galaxy A34 5GGoogle Pixel 6aNothing Phone (1)Motorola Moto G72Samsung Galaxy A33 5GXiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5GAverage 128 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
26%
70%
5%
-12%
29%
-10%
66%
Sequential Read 256KB
887.41
1312.64
48%
1638
85%
868.5
-2%
512.84
-42%
1008.8
14%
Sequential Write 256KB
494.67
712.94
44%
1351.9
173%
497.5
1%
487.66
-1%
865.59
75%
Random Read 4KB
216.75
219.53
1%
240.6
11%
231.4
7%
216.48
0%
241.83
12%
188.1 ?(89.3 - 297, n=64)
-13%
Random Write 4KB
206.14
225.61
9%
228.2
11%
230.2
12%
194.12
-6%
234.21
14%
181.1 ?(62.6 - 419, n=64)
-12%

Gaming - 120 FPS is possible

The Galaxy A34 5G is good for gaming, even if it's not always enough for maximum details. But more demanding games such as PUBG Mobile also run very smoothly in HD/High settings at almost 40 FPS. The maximum HDR/Ultra setting can be selected for the tactical shooter.

The Galaxy A34 5G can even utilize the full 120 Hz of its OLED display in graphically simpler games such as Subway Surfers. This doesn't quite work with Armajet, but a good average of 108 FPS is still possible here.

Frame rates were determined with our Gamebench test tool.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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Samsung Galaxy A34 5G; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø108.3 (94-120)
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G; PUBG Mobile; 2.5.0: Ø39.6 (32-41)
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G; Subway Surfers; 3.10.0: Ø119.5 (101-121)

Emissions - Always cool in operation

Temperature

The Galaxy A34 5G gives no hints when its SoC is under load, because it does not even get lukewarm at a maximum of 34.5 °C. The 3DMark Wild Life benchmarks show that the smartphone does not have to deal with heat problems internally either. In both the Wild Life stress test and the Wild Life Extreme stress test, the smartphone almost always reproduces the test scenarios at the same speed from the first to the last run, thus achieving over 99% stability.

Max. Load
 34.2 °C
94 F
34.1 °C
93 F
29.7 °C
85 F
 
 33.6 °C
92 F
33.1 °C
92 F
30.1 °C
86 F
 
 33.4 °C
92 F
33.8 °C
93 F
29.4 °C
85 F
 
Maximum: 34.2 °C = 94 F
Average: 32.4 °C = 90 F
30.2 °C
86 F
33.3 °C
92 F
33.6 °C
92 F
29.1 °C
84 F
32.2 °C
90 F
34.5 °C
94 F
29.4 °C
85 F
31.7 °C
89 F
33.6 °C
92 F
Maximum: 34.5 °C = 94 F
Average: 32 °C = 90 F
| Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.4 °C / 90 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 34.2 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.5 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.7 °C / 78 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 A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.5 % 0%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.5 % 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.4 % 0%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.4 %
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
97.1 % -2%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42.9 % -57%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.6 % 0%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.6 %
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.4 % 0%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.3 % 0%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99 % -1%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49.2 % -51%
0510152025303540Tooltip
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø3.83 (3.82-3.84)
Google Pixel 6a Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø7.52 (6.17-12.6)
Nothing Phone (1) Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø4.12 (4.09-4.14)
Motorola Moto G72 Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø2.08 (2.08-2.09)
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø3.77 (3.76-3.79)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø3.79 (3.79-3.8)
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø13.6 (13.6-13.6)
Google Pixel 6a Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø23.7 (17.4-40.5)
Nothing Phone (1) Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø15.3 (15.3-15.3)
Motorola Moto G72 Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø6.67 (6.59-6.79)
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø13.5 (13.4-13.5)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø13.7 (13.6-13.7)
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G

Speakers

The stereo speakers of the Samsung Galaxy A34 5G produce balanced mids and highs, while bass is lacking. One of the speakers is located next to the USB-C port, the second below the display in the area of the selfie camera.

Audio devices can be connected to the smartphone via USB-C adapter or paired via Bluetooth 5.3. The Galaxy A34 5G only offers a relatively small selection of Bluetooth audio codecs, namely SBC, AAC, aptX, LDAC and the Samsung Seamless Codec (SSC).

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2029.638.3253031.83124.532.94025.831.95037.538.76325.232.38020.235.410020.435.712517.54216014.453.320014.352.525015.255.431511.957.940013.560.650012.162.163012.460.680011.766.1100011.873.8125011.476.7160012.378.2200012.279.2250012.179.5315012.281.3400012.981.7500013.481.7630013.278800012.974.71000013.674.31250013.4721600013.260.8SPL24.890.4N0.678.5median 12.9median 73.8Delta0.910.23939.824.429.720.425.718.325.830.73725.52423.924.518.123.92032.225.248.916.850.414.456.71756.611.858.612.962.714.660.213.665.212.271.313.676.513.877.313.477.913.478.813.477.313.58013.479.513.575.813.275.413.575.213.669.413.359.725.988.70.772.3median 13.5median 71.31.79.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy A34 5GSamsung Galaxy A33 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.3% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 7.3% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 12% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 81% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 33% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 59% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 7.1% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.1% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 26% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 65% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 47% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery Life - More enduring than the predecessor

Power Consumption

The Galaxy A34 5G is quite economical. The average power consumption under load is just under 4 watts, which, apart from the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G, is not achieved by any other comparison device.

The 5000 mAh battery can be charged with up to 25 watts. However, a power supply is not included. In our test, it took around 1.5 hours to bring an empty battery back to 100% capacity. Wireless charging is not supported.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.13 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.69 / 1.61 / 1.66 Watt
Load midlight 4.01 / 6.5 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 A34 5G
5000 mAh
Google Pixel 6a
4410 mAh
Nothing Phone (1)
4500 mAh
Motorola Moto G72
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
5000 mAh
Average MediaTek Dimensity 1080
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-12%
-6%
6%
-9%
-17%
-10%
-18%
Idle Minimum *
0.69
0.68
1%
1
-45%
0.7
-1%
0.88
-28%
0.99
-43%
0.927 ?(0.69 - 1.1, n=3)
-34%
Idle Average *
1.61
1.56
3%
1.2
25%
1.1
32%
1.47
9%
2.03
-26%
1.68 ?(1.4 - 2.03, n=3)
-4%
Idle Maximum *
1.66
1.58
5%
1.5
10%
1.5
10%
1.52
8%
2.08
-25%
1.88 ?(1.66 - 2.08, n=3)
-13%
Load Average *
4.01
5.37
-34%
4.2
-5%
4.5
-12%
5.38
-34%
3.97
1%
4.06 ?(3.97 - 4.2, n=3)
-1%
Load Maximum *
6.5
8.74
-34%
7.4
-14%
6.5
-0%
6.62
-2%
5.85
10%
6.45 ?(5.85 - 7, n=3)
1%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)