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Samsung Galaxy A35 5G review - A powerful all-rounder with Galaxy S design for under $300

Added value. With the Galaxy A35, Samsung has put together a strong smartphone package. The newest mid-range model in the popular Galaxy A series scores points for a wide range of features at a budget price and manages to do a few things better than its predecessor. In addition to more processing power and eSIM support, it also comes with a premium glass case for the first time, just like the design language used in the Galaxy S models.
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G

Samsung's mid-tier Galaxy A series is very popular thanks to its attractive price-performance ratio and the manufacturer gives it a yearly update. From a technical point of view, changes are mostly few and far between, however, with the help of a rejuvenation process, smartphones still manage to get numerous improvements along the way. The same is true with the Samsung Galaxy A35.

In the areas of features and performance, the Galaxy A35 currently holds the number two spot in the Galaxy A lineup, closely behind the top model, the Galaxy A55. Regarding the SoC, the review candidate even manages to reach onto what was once the top shelf. With the Exynos 1380, the Galaxy A35 uses the same SoC found in last year's Galaxy A flagship, the Galaxy A54.

Externally, the Galaxy A35 also enjoys several improvements. Things have changed quite a bit, especially when it comes to the case.

good (86%) Samsung Galaxy A35 5G Samsung Exynos 1380ARM Mali-G68 MP5 Smartphone - 05/03/2024 - v7
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Samsung Galaxy A35 5G (Galaxy A30 Series)
Processor
Samsung Exynos 1380 8 x 2 - 2.4 GHz, ARM Cortex-A55 / A78
Graphics adapter
Memory
6 GB 
, LPDDR4X
Display
6.60 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 390 PPI, capacitive, Super AMOLED, FHD+, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 128 GB 
, 103.5 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, Virtual Proximity Sensing, eSIM, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Limited, Wi-Fi Direct, Samsung Smart Switch, Head SAR 0.436 W/kg, Body SAR 0.917 W/kg
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.3, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 8), 4G (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 66), 5G (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 161.7 x 78 ( = 0.32 x 6.37 x 3.07 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 14
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/1.8, OIS, 10x digital zoom) + 8 MP ultrawide (f/2.2, 1.12 µm) + 5 MP macro (f/2.4); video recording up to 4K@30fps
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix (f/2.2, 1.12µm; video recording up to 4K@30fps)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: virtual, USB-C cable, SIM tool, Quick start guide, Warranty card, One UI 6.1, 24 Months Warranty, wired charging up to 25W, fanless, waterproof
Weight
209 g ( = 7.37 oz / 0.46 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
379 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85.9 %
05/2024
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5
209 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.60"2340x1080
82.2 %
11/2023
Motorola Moto G84
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
166.8 g256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.50"2400x1080
86.9 %
04/2024
Nothing Phone (2a)
Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4
190 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"2412x1084
84.9 %
04/2023
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4
199 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.60"2340x1080
87.4 %
05/2024
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530
213 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.60"2340x1080
86.1 %
03/2024
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Dimensity 8300-Ultra, Mali-G615 MP6
186 g512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.67"2712x1220

Case - The Galaxy A35 has a glass rear panel and Galaxy S design

Compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy A35 has made a forward leap regarding case quality. Both visually and in terms of the material appearance, it edges quite close to the much more expensive Galaxy S series smartphones.

Unlike the Galaxy A34, the back panel is now made of glass instead of plastic and the Super AMOLED display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus+ rather than the Gorilla Glas 5 used previously. The display bezels have also gotten somewhat slimmer. Samsung continues to use plastic for the case frame. The only disadvantage of a glass upgrade: With almost identical dimensions, at 209 grams, the Galaxy A35 is significantly heavier than its predecessor.

The selfie camera has some additional design improvements. While the Galaxy A34's camera was housed inside a teardrop-shaped recess, the Galaxy A35 possesses a much more modern punch-hole design. Like its predecessor, the very well-built, solid review candidate is IP67 certified which makes it both water and dustproof. 

Samsung offers the Galaxy A35 in four very understated case colors. In addition to our review device's Awesome Navy, the pastel tones Awesome Ice, Awesome Lemon and Awesome Lilac are also available.

Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G in the color variant Awesome Navy
The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G in the color variant Awesome Ice
The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G in the color variant Awesome Lemon
The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G in the color variant Awesome Lilac

Size comparison

161.74 mm / 6.37 inch 76.32 mm / 3 inch 8.55 mm / 0.3366 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs161.7 mm / 6.37 inch 78 mm / 3.07 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 209 g0.4608 lbs161.3 mm / 6.35 inch 78.1 mm / 3.07 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 199 g0.4387 lbs161.1 mm / 6.34 inch 77.4 mm / 3.05 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 213 g0.4696 lbs160.45 mm / 6.32 inch 74.34 mm / 2.93 inch 8.25 mm / 0.3248 inch 186 g0.4101 lbs160 mm / 6.3 inch 74.4 mm / 2.93 inch 7.6 mm / 0.2992 inch 166.8 g0.3677 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Features - The Galaxy A35 comes with up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage

Samsung's mid-range smartphone is available in two storage variants. The 128 GB entry-level version offers 6 GB of RAM and costs $399 on Samsung's online store. For $449, you get the bigger version of the Galaxy A35 which comes with 256 GB of storage as well as automatically packing 8 GB of RAM.

The internal storage can be expanded by up to 1 TB by using a microSD card to which app data can also be outsourced. If you can do without the microSD card, you can fit two 2 nano SIM cards in the slot. Unlike the Galaxy A34, eSIMs can also be activated.

In terms of the usual features, compared to the predecessor, nothing has changed. USB-C 2.0, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC as well as stereo speakers continue to be on board and HD streaming is also supported thanks to DRM Widevine L1. The Camera2 API runs with a limited support level. If you install third-party camera apps, they only have limited access to the camera's features. 

Left: no ports
Left: no ports
Right: volume rocker, function key
Right: volume rocker, function key
Top: dual SIM/microSD slot, microphone
Top: dual SIM/microSD slot, microphone
Bottom: speaker, microphone, USB-C 2.0, microphone
Bottom: speaker, microphone, USB-C 2.0, microphone

microSD Card Reader

With our microSD reference card, the Angelbird AV Pro V60, the Galaxy A35's card reader achieved very good data transfer speeds for a mid-range smartphone. In particular, it did considerably better than the Galaxy A34's card reader.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
55.32 MB/s
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
53.26 MB/s -4%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
48.5 MB/s -12%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
44.01 MB/s -20%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Samsung Galaxy A35 5G Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø39.8 (25.4-57.9)
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)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø38.6 (28.3-52.1)
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø71.4 (38.1-99.5)
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)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø74.6 (44.1-101.9)

Software - Android 14 and 5-year updates

Samsung has equipped the Galaxy A35 with Android 14 and its in-house One UI 6.1 user interface. The manufacturer offers a strong selling point in the form of long-term updates. The Galaxy A35 promises to receive 4-year-long OS upgrades, allowing it to enjoy Android 18. Samsung aims to roll out security patches over 5 years.

In addition to the obligatory Google and Samsung tools, the Galaxy A35's software features also include the password safe, Samsung Knox and, unfortunately, quite a bit of bloatware. However, apps such as Facebook, Spotify, Temu, games such as Candy Crush Saga or Microsoft tools such as OneDrive or LinkedIn, can all be deleted if necessary.

Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G

Communication and GNSS - WiFi 6 for the Galaxy A35

Unlike its predecessor, Samsung has given the Galaxy A35 a slightly more extensive range of mobile communication frequencies with which you should get a signal nearly everywhere. However, when all is said and done, the differences are small. Unlike the Galaxy A34, the A35 also supports the LTE band 25 and the 5G bands 5 and 66.

The Galaxy A35 also offers more when it comes to Wi-Fi. It has WiFi 6 on board whereas the predecessor only came with WiFi 5. Together with our Asus ROG Rapture AXE1100 reference router, the smartphone achieved very stable transfer speeds of around 830 MBits/s when sending and receiving data, helping it join the pack of mid-tier front runners. By contrast, the Galaxy A34 didn't manage over 679 MBit/s.

Networking
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
iperf3 receive AXE11000
830 (min: 758) MBit/s ∼96%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
834 (min: 780) MBit/s ∼100%
Motorola Moto G84
iperf3 receive AXE11000
326 (min: 319) MBit/s ∼38%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
358 (min: 334) MBit/s ∼43%
Nothing Phone (2a)
iperf3 receive AXE11000
782 (min: 633) MBit/s ∼91%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
680 (min: 417) MBit/s ∼82%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
872 (min: 464) MBit/s ∼57%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
914 (min: 902) MBit/s ∼67%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
iperf3 receive AXE11000
634 (min: 610) MBit/s ∼74%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
679 (min: 653) MBit/s ∼81%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
iperf3 receive AXE11000
823 (min: 704) MBit/s ∼96%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
735 (min: 671) MBit/s ∼88%
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
iperf3 receive AXE11000
861 (min: 451) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
812 (min: 583) MBit/s ∼97%
Average of class Smartphone
iperf3 receive AXE11000
651 (min: 34.8) MBit/s ∼76%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
686 (min: 40.5) MBit/s ∼82%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1532 (min: 229) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1362 (min: 598) MBit/s ∼100%
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900Tooltip
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G Samsung Exynos 1380, ARM Mali-G68 MP5; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø829 (758-851)
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G MediaTek Dimensity 1080, ARM Mali-G68 MP4; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø632 (610-642)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Samsung Exynos 1480, Samsung Xclipse 530; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø822 (704-841)
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G Samsung Exynos 1380, ARM Mali-G68 MP5; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø834 (780-913)
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G MediaTek Dimensity 1080, ARM Mali-G68 MP4; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø679 (653-709)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Samsung Exynos 1480, Samsung Xclipse 530; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø735 (671-791)
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

The Galaxy A35 determines its location via the satellite navigation services GPS (L1), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1), Beidou (B1, B1C) and QZSS (L1). In tests, it managed to do this with an accuracy of up to 2 meters.

The smartphone passed the practical test with distinction and, in doing so, it has proved itself to be very well suited to navigation tasks. Apart from some small deviations, the Galaxy A35 recorded a 10-kilometer bike tour route very accurately. This makes it just as accurate as the Garmin Vent 2 fitness smartwatch which came along for the ride for comparison purposes.

GPS test: Summary
GPS test: Summary
GPS test: Lake circumnavigation
GPS test: Lake circumnavigation
GPS test: Turning point
GPS test: Turning point

Telephone functions and voice quality - With eSIM support

Either two nano SIM cards or a nano SIM card and a microSD card with a capacity of up to 1TB, fit in the Galaxy A35's hybrid SIM slot. Alternatively, you can also activate an eSIM. VoLTE and Wi-Fi calls are also supported. 

The Galaxy A35 delivered good voice quality in our test. When making landline and mobile network test calls, the caller and receiver understood each other clearly. The ambient noise reduction also worked well in louder environments. In hands-free mode, the clarity remained high but the voices sounded a touch muffled.

Cameras - Triple camera almost unchanged from its predecessor

Selfie camera image
Selfie camera image

Regarding the camera setup, not much has changed compared to last year. Although the selfie camera is now housed in a punch-hole instead of a teardrop-shaped recess, it still takes 13 MP photos and videos are recorded the same as the main camera at a maximum of 4K and 30 frames per second. Compared to the Galaxy A34, the good image image quality also remains unchanged. In portrait mode, the selfie camera delivers attractive bokeh effects and its photos are characterized by strong colors which don't appear exaggerated.

The triple camera on the rear still consists of 3 lenses which possess almost identical specs. Only the main camera has received a small update with it now capable of taking 50 MP images instead of the previous 48 MP.  Everything else is as you were. The main camera uses a f/1.8 aperture and takes 12 MP photos by using 4-in-1 pixel binning. In addition, there is an 8 MP ultra wide-angle camera (f/2.2) as well as a 5 MP macro camera (f/2.4).

In daylight, the main camera takes nice shots which are, typical for Samsung, very saturated. This has the effect of making them appear as bright as they are vivid - that's not everyone's cup of tea. The intense contrast gives the photos great vibrancy even though not much of this can be seen in darker image areas. 

At night, the camera is also impressive, capturing colors fairly realistically compared to many other mid-range smartphones. To get closer to subjects you'll have to use the digital zoom due to the lack of a zoom lens. At  2x magnification, it still manages to deliver relatively acceptable results but, beyond that, things quickly get blurry. 

The main camera can record videos in 4K at 30 frames per second and is also supported by an optical image stabilizer. You don't often see this combination in the mid-tier area. If you switch to 1080p, 60 frames per second is possible.

Just like the main camera, the ultra wide-angle camera takes good images which the camera software then matches with strong color reproduction. They are not particularly sharp and quickly become noisy in darker image areas. The 5 MP macro camera operates at a distance of 3 to 5 centimeters from the subject and takes decent images. However, the latter doesn't do anything the main camera can't do with its digital zoom. 

Ultra wide-angle camera image
Ultra wide-angle camera image
Main camera image
Main camera image
Main camera image (2x zoom)
Main camera image (2x zoom)
Main camera image
Main camera image
Main camera image
Main camera image
Main camera image
Main camera image

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 image 1Daylight image 2Ultra wide-angle5x zoomLowlight image

Finally, we took a closer look at the main camera under controlled lighting conditions. With optimum lighting, colors are captured accurately (max. Delta E of 10.47) and the test chart is displayed clearly. At 1 lux low light, the image is significantly darker but both the chart itself and its colors remain completely visible.

ColorChecker
4 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
3 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
4 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
1.5 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
4 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A35 5G: 4.56 ∆E min: 1.45 - max: 10.47 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.2 ∆E
46.8 ∆E
37.9 ∆E
34.3 ∆E
42 ∆E
53.8 ∆E
44.4 ∆E
32.8 ∆E
34.4 ∆E
27.9 ∆E
55.3 ∆E
54.7 ∆E
30 ∆E
43.3 ∆E
29.3 ∆E
59.5 ∆E
37.2 ∆E
40.6 ∆E
59.7 ∆E
61.1 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
24 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A35 5G: 40.6 ∆E min: 13.55 - max: 61.06 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Samsung Care+ as an optional add on insurance

The Samsung Galaxy A35's box contents include a USB cable, a SIM tool, a quick guide as well as a warranty booklet. The smartphone supports up to 25-watt charging. Samsung offers a compatible charger but it is currently unavailable on its online store.

The Galaxy A35 comes with a 24-month warranty. This can be supplemented by the Samsung Care+ insurance package which runs for up to two years and includes optional theft cover. Depending on the selected tariff, Samsung Care+ for the Galaxy A35 has a price of between $8 per month and $129 (2-year plan, one-off payment) US dollars.

Input devices & Operation - Always-On display and configurable function keys

Operating the Galaxy A35 via its responsive, 120 Hz response time touchscreen is a pleasantly smooth experience. In parallel, the vibration motor runs quietly, giving precise haptic feedback. The Always-On screen permanently displays information concerning the time, battery level and, if desired, notifications.

By default, the function key on the right-hand side of the case opens the Bixby assistant, however, this can also be reverted to a classic power button in the settings. Pressing the function key twice opens the camera or a preferred app. If you only have one hand free, the smartphone can be comfortably used one-handed. In doing so, the display area is shrunk in both width and height by around a third.

An optical fingerprint sensor takes care of biometric security and a one-time fingerprint save is subsequently recognised accurately. Likewise, 2D face recognition is also possible via the selfie camera and, although it works a tick faster, it is also less secure.  

Keyboard landscape
Keyboard landscape
Keyboard portrait
Keyboard portrait

Display - A Super AMOLED display at more than 1700 nits

Subpixels
Subpixels

The Galaxy A35's display shines brightly. With a pure white background, we measured an average of 912.4 cd/m², a comparably above-average score. As a comparison: At 929.9 cd/m², the Galaxy A34 has practically the same brightness. 

With equally distributed light and dark display areas, (APL18 measurement) the panel brightness increases significantly once more, where it is possible to display SDR content at up to 1563 cd/m² (Galaxy A34: 1544 cd/m²), and even HDR at up to 1796 cd/m². At the lowest brightness setting, the luminance falls to a low 1.51 cd/m².

On every brightness setting, the Super AMOLED display flickers quite consistently at around 240 Hz. This is an area where sensitive users can reckon with complaints. The Galaxy A35 doesn't offer a DC dimming mode.

914
cd/m²
913
cd/m²
913
cd/m²
914
cd/m²
904
cd/m²
913
cd/m²
913
cd/m²
899
cd/m²
929
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 929 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 912.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 904 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.1 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 2.2 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
99.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.1
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.60
Motorola Moto G84
P-OLED, 2400x1080, 6.50
Nothing Phone (2a)
AMOLED, 2412x1084, 6.70
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.60
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.60
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
AMOLED, 2712x1220, 6.67
Screen
1%
18%
-11%
13%
24%
Brightness middle
904
894
-1%
1033
14%
922
2%
962
6%
1034
14%
Brightness
912
889
-3%
1042
14%
930
2%
967
6%
1035
13%
Brightness Distribution
97
94
-3%
96
-1%
98
1%
99
2%
96
-1%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.1
1.1
48%
1.6
24%
2.5
-19%
1.6
24%
1.1
48%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.8
2.81
-0%
2.5
11%
3.6
-29%
2.6
7%
1.9
32%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.2
3
-36%
1.2
45%
2.7
-23%
1.5
32%
1.4
36%
Gamma
2.1 105%
2.252 98%
2.07 106%
2.09 105%
2.13 103%
2.22 99%
CCT
6478 100%
7122 91%
6482 100%
6661 98%
6382 102%
6674 97%

* ... 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 240 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 240 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 240 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17803 (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 %

A series of measurements with fixed zoom and various brightness settings (at minimum brightness, the amplitude curve appears very flat but the scaling is to blame for this. In the info box, you can see an enlarged version of the amplitude at minimum brightness.)

Samsung has calibrated its mid-range smartphone's display very well. Switching from the pre-installed Vivid mode to Natural and leaving the white balance on the medium setting, at a Delta E < 3, the Super AMOLED display's color deviation is outwith the perceptible range.

Color accuracy (display mode Natural, target color space sRGB)
Color accuracy (display mode Natural, target color space sRGB)
Color space (display mode Natural, target color space sRGB)
Color space (display mode Natural, target color space sRGB)
Gray scales (display mode Natural, target color space sRGB)
Gray scales (display mode Natural, target color space sRGB)
Color saturation (display mode Natural, target color space sRGB)
Color saturation (display 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
1.831 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.902 ms rise
↘ 0.929 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. » 6 % 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
3 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.298 ms rise
↘ 1.7 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. » 8 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).

Even in sunshine, content can be easily read on the bright display. Anyone wishing to set the brightness manually, will not be able to coax the maximum brightness from the stable viewing angle, Super AMOLED display since a maximum of only 420 cd/m² is possible. 

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use (in the shade)
Outdoor use (in the shade)
Viewing angle
Viewing angle

Performance - The Galaxy A35 has a Samsung Exynos 1380

Samsung has equipped the Galaxy A35 with the Samsung Exynos 1380 which could be found in last year's Galaxy A top model, the Galaxy A54. In the year 2024, the eight-core SoC's performance is more than solid and helps our review candidate achieve powerful everyday performance that is only occasionally spoiled by the odd stutter.

In the synthetic benchmarks, the Galaxy A35 maintains a respectable distance from the Galaxy A55 whose lead is, however, not particularly large. The same applies to the comparison with the Galaxy A34 which is, all in all, not that far behind the Galaxy A35. However, in the AI benchmarks, the predecessor scores significantly better thanks to its MediaTek Dimensity 1080 processor.

Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra, Mali-G615 MP6, 12288
1424 Points +40%
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 - 2930, n=112, last 2 years)
1373 Points +35%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
1157 Points +14%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
1128 Points +11%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 6144
1017 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1380
  (1011 - 1023, n=4)
1016 Points 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
911 Points -10%
Multi-Core
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra, Mali-G615 MP6, 12288
4547 Points +56%
Average of class Smartphone
  (845 - 7408, n=112, last 2 years)
3804 Points +31%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
3456 Points +19%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 6144
2906 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1380
  (2858 - 2906, n=4)
2882 Points -1%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
2592 Points -11%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
2058 Points -29%
Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra, Mali-G615 MP6, 12288
1085 Points +39%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=216, last 2 years)
915 Points +17%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
891 Points +14%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
890 Points +14%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 6144
783 Points
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
782 Points 0%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380
  (771 - 788, n=5)
781 Points 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
674 Points -14%
Multi-Core
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra, Mali-G615 MP6, 12288
4279 Points +54%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
3349 Points +21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=216, last 2 years)
3000 Points +8%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 6144
2778 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1380
  (2719 - 2817, n=5)
2761 Points -1%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
2315 Points -17%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
2177 Points -22%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
1839 Points -34%
Antutu v10 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra, Mali-G615 MP6, 12288
1465265 Points +143%
Average of class Smartphone
  (281399 - 2162423, n=53, last 2 years)
1245321 Points +107%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
740935 Points +23%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
693939 Points +15%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 6144
602612 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1380
  (434759 - 602612, n=4)
551885 Points -8%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
461567 Points -23%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra, Mali-G615 MP6, 12288
14716 Points +10%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 6144
13430 Points
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
13393 Points 0%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380
  (11259 - 13488, n=5)
12568 Points -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 21385, n=215, last 2 years)
11875 Points -12%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
11732 Points -13%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
11721 Points -13%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
10924 Points -19%
CrossMark - Overall
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra, Mali-G615 MP6, 12288
987 Points +53%
Average of class Smartphone
  (200 - 1474, n=164, last 2 years)
842 Points +30%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
784 Points +21%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
695 Points +7%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380
  (637 - 703, n=5)
665 Points +3%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
657 Points +2%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 6144
647 Points
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra, Mali-G615 MP6, 12288
7122 Points +61%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=164, last 2 years)
5868 Points +33%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
4964 Points +12%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380
  (4416 - 4666, n=5)
4501 Points +2%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 6144
4416 Points
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
4115 Points -7%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3850 Points -13%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
3767 Points -15%
System
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra, Mali-G615 MP6, 12288
12177 Points +38%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
11778 Points +33%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=164, last 2 years)
9813 Points +11%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380
  (8843 - 9016, n=5)
8932 Points +1%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 6144
8843 Points
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
8231 Points -7%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
7182 Points -19%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
6734 Points -24%
Memory
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra, Mali-G615 MP6, 12288
7784 Points +81%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12716, n=164, last 2 years)
6373 Points +48%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
5267 Points +22%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380
  (4301 - 4857, n=5)
4607 Points +7%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
4567 Points +6%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 6144
4301 Points
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
4179 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
4109 Points -4%
Graphics
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra, Mali-G615 MP6, 12288
16594 Points +136%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=164, last 2 years)
14657 Points +108%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
10646 Points +51%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
8511 Points +21%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380
  (7031 - 7126, n=5)
7072 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 6144
7040 Points
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
4666 Points -34%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
4346 Points -38%
Web
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra, Mali-G615 MP6, 12288
1636 Points +15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=164, last 2 years)
1510 Points +6%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
1474 Points +4%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 6144
1421 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1380
  (1334 - 1533, n=5)
1409 Points -1%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
1348 Points -5%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1244 Points -12%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
876 Points -38%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra, Mali-G615 MP6, 12288
64597 Points +979%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
26315 Points +340%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
22490 Points +276%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=148, last 2 years)
21505 Points +259%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380
  (5835 - 6152, n=5)
6012 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 6144
5987 Points
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
5758 Points -4%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
5205 Points -13%
AImark - Score v3.x
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra, Mali-G615 MP6, 12288
33858 Points +6112%
Average of class Smartphone
  (298 - 245629, n=107, last 2 years)
17669 Points +3142%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
11407 Points +1993%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
9429 Points +1630%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380
  (545 - 647, n=5)
605 Points +11%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
585 Points +7%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 6144
545 Points
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
478 Points -12%

As the GPU benchmarks show, with its ARM Mali G68 MP5 GPU, the Galaxy A35 can also play more graphically demanding games smoothly. Compared to the competition, things are similar to the synthetic benchmarks with a mid-table placing the best the device can offer. The Galaxy A55 is consistently a few frames ahead of the review candidate but also has to admit defeat to the Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G which delivers the best performance among its peers. 

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3085 Points +288%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1156 Points +45%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
915 Points +15%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
796 Points
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
622 Points -22%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
352 Points -56%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3068 Points +279%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1153 Points +43%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
926 Points +14%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
809 Points
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
640 Points -21%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
361 Points -55%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
11204 Points +301%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4259 Points +52%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3992 Points +43%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2796 Points
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2220 Points -21%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1193 Points -57%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4140 Points +47%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3897 Points +38%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2820 Points
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2279 Points -19%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1203 Points -57%
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
Points -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
6342 Points +44%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5850 Points +33%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4391 Points
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4047 Points -8%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4006 Points -9%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3506 Points -20%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
13159 Points +157%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7170 Points +40%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6935 Points +36%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5118 Points
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4406 Points -14%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2968 Points -42%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
10622 Points +115%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6828 Points +38%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5966 Points +21%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4936 Points
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4321 Points -12%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3073 Points -38%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps +28%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
111 fps +18%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
94 fps
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
89 fps -5%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
83 fps -12%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps -36%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
462 fps +292%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
159 fps +35%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
134 fps +14%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
118 fps
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
106 fps -10%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
93 fps -21%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps +76%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
81 fps +19%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
68 fps
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps -12%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
54 fps -21%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
42 fps -38%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
214 fps +171%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
98 fps +24%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
95 fps +20%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
79 fps
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
68 fps -14%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps -41%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
117 fps +149%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps +21%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps +21%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
39 fps -17%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
30 fps -36%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
170 fps +227%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67 fps +29%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67 fps +29%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
52 fps
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
43 fps -17%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps -35%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
82 fps +228%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
34 fps +36%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
32 fps +28%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
25 fps
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
23 fps -8%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps -32%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
110 fps +267%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps +33%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps +20%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
30 fps
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps -13%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps -33%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
66 fps +230%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
33 fps +65%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
27 fps +35%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps -15%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps -40%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
52 fps +300%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
21 fps +62%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
19 fps +46%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
13 fps
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
11 fps -15%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.8 fps -40%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
91 fps +203%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
48 fps +60%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42 fps +40%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
30 fps
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps -13%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps -37%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
135 fps +297%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53 fps +56%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps +44%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
29 fps -15%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps -38%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
24 fps +314%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9.4 fps +62%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7.9 fps +36%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.8 fps
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4.7 fps -19%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.5 fps -40%

When it comes to surfing the internet, the Galaxy A35 scores well, loading complex websites quickly and, in the benchmarks, it's in the middle of the pack. 

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.64)
134.031 Points +16%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
131.393 Points +14%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G (Chrome 123.0.6312.100)
115.153 Points
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=170, last 2 years)
107.8 Points -6%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (94.6 - 119.6, n=5)
107.2 Points -7%
Motorola Moto G84 (Chrome 118)
102.69 Points -11%
Nothing Phone (2a) (Firefox 124.2.0)
76.624 Points -33%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
69.688 Points -39%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.64)
180 runs/min +73%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
116 runs/min +12%
Average of class Smartphone (14.9 - 445, n=154, last 2 years)
109.8 runs/min +6%
Nothing Phone (2a) (Chrome 123.0.6312.99)
104 runs/min 0%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G (Chrome 123.0.6312.100)
104 runs/min
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (70.5 - 104, n=4)
86.7 runs/min -17%
Motorola Moto G84 (Chrome 118)
72.6 runs/min -30%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
62.2 runs/min -40%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.64)
140 Points +14%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
126 Points +2%
Nothing Phone (2a) (Firefox 124.2.0)
125 Points +2%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G (Chrome 123.0.6312.100)
123 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (97 - 123, n=5)
109.6 Points -11%
Motorola Moto G84 (Chrome 118)
107 Points -13%
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 202, n=160, last 2 years)
101 Points -18%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
74 Points -40%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Nothing Phone (2a) (Firefox 124.2.0)
185 Points +28%
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.64)
157 Points +8%
Motorola Moto G84 (Chrome 118)
156 Points +8%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G (Chrome 123.0.6312.100)
145 Points
Average of class Smartphone (39 - 304, n=118, last 2 years)
136 Points -6%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
135 Points -7%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (124 - 145, n=3)
131.3 Points -9%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
114 Points -21%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.64)
46286 Points +29%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
41576 Points +15%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G (Chrome 123.0.6312.100)
36010 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (33801 - 36155, n=5)
35093 Points -3%
Average of class Smartphone (2228 - 89112, n=215, last 2 years)
33521 Points -7%
Motorola Moto G84 (Chrome 118)
30733 Points -15%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
25154 Points -30%
Nothing Phone (2a) (Firefox 124.2.0)
18562 Points -48%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
1796.7 ms * -63%
Nothing Phone (2a) (Firefox 124.2.0)
1569.6 ms * -43%
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=170, last 2 years)
1545 ms * -41%
Motorola Moto G84 (Chrome 118)
1309.3 ms * -19%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (1099 - 1209, n=5)
1159 ms * -5%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G (Chrome 123.0.6312.100)
1099 ms *
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
1012.6 ms * +8%
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.64)
1007.2 ms * +8%

* ... smaller is better

With its UFS 2.2 storage, the Galaxy A35 achieves solid data transfer speeds and keeps loading times relatively short. However, it lags behind the competition and has to make way for the Galaxy A55 and the Galaxy A34 whose memory controllers work more efficiently. 

Samsung Galaxy A35 5GMotorola Moto G84Nothing Phone (2a)Samsung Galaxy A34 5GSamsung Galaxy A55 5GXiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5GAverage 128 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
61%
189%
92%
146%
641%
73%
213%
Sequential Read 256KB
529.32
506.9
-4%
1028.37
94%
887.41
68%
1688.53
219%
3824.7
623%
Sequential Write 256KB
270
511.5
89%
952
253%
494.67
83%
831.44
208%
3642.57
1249%
Random Read 4KB
244.24
195.8
-20%
273.19
12%
216.75
-11%
351.47
44%
355.7
46%
189.1 ?(89.3 - 297, n=63)
-23%
Random Write 4KB
62.59
174.7
179%
311.8
398%
206.14
229%
132.11
111%
467.74
647%
181.5 ?(62.6 - 419, n=63)
190%

Games - 60fps is the exception

The Galaxy A35 cut a good figure in the game tests, running games smoothly even at higher graphics settings.

However, high frame rates of 60fps and higher are an exception and are generally only possible if you can manage without some graphics details. As our Gamebench tests show, the Galaxy A35 still performs well. At almost 40fps, PUBG Mobile runs averagely on HD settings without any dips in the frame rate. Genshin Impact also runs well at maximum graphics details, sometimes even managing to hit 50fps when rendering less demanding environments. All in all, using Gamebench, we also measured an average of nearly 40fps here. 

Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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Samsung Galaxy A35 5G; Genshin Impact; 4.5.0_21307647_21321795: Ø39.7 (31-56)
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G; PUBG Mobile; 3.1.0: Ø39.8 (32-41)

Emissions - The Galaxy A35 has good stereo speakers

Temperature

Using the Burnout benchmark, we examined how the Galaxy A35 handles sustained load. After processing the demanding benchmark for a whole hour, the Galaxy A35's surface heated up to over 42 degrees and you can definitely feel this temperature when holding the smartphone. However, from a thermal point of view, it is completely harmless and a result of a test scenario that is unlikely to happen in real-life situations.

Internally, the sustained stress was unable to lay a glove on the Galaxy A35, almost always having access to its full performance capabilities. This could be seen in the 3DMark Wild Life stress test which attested that the smartphone is close to 100% stable. 

Max. Load
 41.3 °C
106 F
40.7 °C
105 F
34.6 °C
94 F
 
 42.1 °C
108 F
42.3 °C
108 F
38.3 °C
101 F
 
 42.1 °C
108 F
40.8 °C
105 F
37.2 °C
99 F
 
Maximum: 42.3 °C = 108 F
Average: 39.9 °C = 104 F
32.6 °C
91 F
40.2 °C
104 F
38 °C
100 F
35.5 °C
96 F
37.9 °C
100 F
42 °C
108 F
34.6 °C
94 F
38.6 °C
101 F
42.5 °C
109 F
Maximum: 42.5 °C = 109 F
Average: 38 °C = 100 F
Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 39.9 °C / 104 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 42.3 °C / 108 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 42.5 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.2 °C / 85 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 A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.7 % +2%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.6 % +2%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.4 % +2%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.2 % +1%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
97.8 %
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
78.7 % -20%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.6 % 0%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.6 % 0%
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.6 %
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99 % -1%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
98.9 % -1%
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
66.8 % -33%
Solar Bay Stress Test Stability
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
65.2 %
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Samsung Galaxy A35 5G Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø4.83 (4.82-4.84)
Motorola Moto G84 Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø2.15 (2.14-2.16)
Nothing Phone (2a) Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø6.89 (6.88-6.91)
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)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø5.59 (5.56-5.63)
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø12.8 (12-18)
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø16.7 (16.6-17)
Motorola Moto G84 Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.2 (7.19-7.22)
Nothing Phone (2a) Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø24.7 (24.6-24.8)
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)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø23.1 (23.1-23.1)
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø44.4 (43.6-55.4)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø23.7 (23.6-23.7)
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G Mali-G615 MP6, Dimensity 8300-Ultra, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø11.4 (11-16.9)
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G

Speakers

At 90.6 dB(A), the Galaxy A35's stereo speakers sound quite powerful, producing balanced mids and highs, even at maximum volume. Voices are reproduced very well, although nearly all bass tones are absent.

Anyone prioritising better sound should connect the smartphone to an external audio device such as headphones via USB-C or Bluetooth 5.3. The Galaxy A35 is stingy when it comes to Bluetooth audio codecs, with SBC, AAC, aptX, LDAC and Samsung's Seamless Codec (SSC) only providing a relatively small selection.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2027.329.42526.238.63125.935.34029.235.85035.633.66325.938.58022.137.710017.840.712517.144.316018.153.920014.252.225014.156.331510.757.34001157.350012.863.563011.161.58001268.7100011.775.212501280.3160012.878.5200012.480.6250012.381.7315013.380.640001382500013.580.2630013.277.8800013.8751000013.774.31250013.470.31600013.362.5SPL24.990.9N0.681.3median 13.2median 74.3Delta111.629.638.33031.824.532.925.831.937.538.725.232.320.235.420.435.717.54214.453.314.352.515.255.411.957.913.560.612.162.112.460.611.766.111.873.811.476.712.378.212.279.212.179.512.281.312.981.713.481.713.27812.974.713.674.313.47213.260.824.890.40.678.5median 12.9median 73.80.910.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy A35 5GSamsung Galaxy A34 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.6% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 7.9% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 11% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 82% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 32% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 60% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

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
» 11% 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%

Battery runtime - Up to 25-watt charging

Power consumption

Under load, the Galaxy A35 performs quite economically but is generally more power-hungry in everyday situations than its predecessor.

The smartphone can be charged at up to 25 watts and, in tests, it took around 1 hour 45 minutes to fully charge its 5000 mAh battery. It takes 36 minutes to reach 50 percent charge, 70 percent takes 57 minutes and 85 percent, 1 hour 29 minutes. Since the smartphone doesn't come with a charger, we charged the device using a Ugreen 65-watt adapter.

The Galaxy A35 doesn't support wireless charging.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.12 / 0.28 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.89 / 1.99 / 2.14 Watt
Load midlight 4.57 / 12.31 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 A35 5G
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto G84
5000 mAh
Nothing Phone (2a)
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro 5G
5000 mAh
Average Samsung Exynos 1380
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
28%
11%
24%
9%
-26%
-43%
12%
Idle Minimum *
0.89
1
-12%
0.81
9%
0.69
22%
0.85
4%
1.11
-25%
1.068 ?(0.75 - 1.37, n=5)
-20%
Idle Average *
1.99
1.3
35%
2.01
-1%
1.61
19%
1.51
24%
1.14
43%
3.04 ?(1.5 - 5.37, n=5)
-53%
Idle Maximum *
2.14
1.4
35%
2.07
3%
1.66
22%
1.71
20%
1.16
46%
3.18 ?(1.62 - 5.44, n=5)
-49%
Load Average *
4.57
3.5
23%
4.16
9%
4.01
12%
4.87
-7%
12.33
-170%
8.77 ?(3.6 - 15.8, n=5)
-92%
Load Maximum *
12.31
5
59%
7.91
36%
6.5
47%
11.73
5%
15.34
-25%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)