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Samsung Galaxy A35 and Galaxy A55 show weaknesses in DxOMark camera analysis, but shine in display test

The Samsung Galaxy A55 5G impresses in DxOMark's display analysis. (Image: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy A55 5G impresses in DxOMark's display analysis. (Image: Samsung)
Samsung recently presented two mid-range smartphones, the Galaxy A35 5G and the Galaxy A55 5G, which aim to impress with five years of updates and 120 Hz AMOLED displays. However, the triple cameras have some weaknesses, as revealed in a detailed analysis by DxOMark.

DxOMark has been able to analyze the display and cameras of the Galaxy A35 5G and Galaxy A55 5G. The AMOLED panel was almost entirely convincing; at a score of 141 points, the Galaxy A55 5G now occupies 26th place on the best list, making it the best-placed device in the price range of $400 - 600.

The Galaxy A35 5G scores a little lower at 134 points, although the display specs are practically identical on paper. Both smartphones have an AMOLED panel with a diagonal of 6.6 inches, a resolution of 2340 x 1080, a frame rate of 120 Hz and a peak brightness of 1000 nits. Gorilla Glass Victus+ protects the screen from damage.

The mid-range smartphones owe their high rating in part to the impressive brightness of over 1600 nits in sunlight, which makes the panels much brighter than advertised. That the Galaxy A55 5G performs better than the Galaxy A35 5G is mainly due to the fact that the cheaper model tends to display colors unnaturally at maximum brightness. Both smartphones have problems recognizing accidental touches as such, while the displays can show a green or pinkish tint at steep viewing angles. 



Both smartphones have a 50 MP f/1.8 main camera, which is equipped with a 1/1.96 inch sensor on the Galaxy A35 5G and a 1/1.56 inch sensor on the Galaxy A55 5G. The cheaper device also has an 8 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera with a 1/4 inch sensor and a 5 MP macro camera, while the more expensive model has a 12 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera with a 1/3.06 inch sensor and also a 5 MP macro camera.

These hardware differences are barely noticeable in the ratings: The Galaxy A35 5G lands in 123rd place on the best list at 104 points, while the Galaxy A55 5G comes in at 115th place at 108 points. These are definitely solid scores in view of the price, but the camera system is not without weaknesses. Visible image noise, occasionally unreliable autofocus, less accurate color reproduction, ineffective video stabilization when walking and the lack of a telephoto camera all result in the deduction of points.

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Hannes Brecher, 2024-03-19 (Update: 2024-05-11)