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Samsung Galaxy A55 5G review - A lot of premium features in a midrange smartphone

Premium experience. This year, the Galaxy A55 5G represents the top of Samsung's midrange, offering several premium features, a refreshed design, and a long period of updates. Although it isn't very affordable, our test shows, why it is still a worthwhile investment.
(photo: Daniel Schmidt)

The Galaxy A54 5G is followed by Samsung's new star for the midrange, the Galaxy A55 5G. In addition to the usual small improvements, the design also gets a visible update, and Samsung is also generous with the choice of materials.

The Galaxy A55 is available in two storage versions: 128 GB and 256 GB. With an MSRP of 479 and 529 Euros (~$516 and $569) respectively, it even costs 10 Euros (~$11) less than its predecessor.

Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Galaxy A55 Series)
Processor
Samsung Exynos 1480 8 x 2.1 - 2.8 GHz, ARM Cortex-A55 / A78
Graphics adapter
Samsung Xclipse 530, Core: 1300 MHz
Memory
8 GB 
, LPDDR5
Display
6.60 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 390 PPI, Capacitive touchscreen, Super AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 235.9 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer, OTG
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), LTE Cat. 18 (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 66), 5G Sub6 (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 161.1 x 77.4 ( = 0.32 x 6.34 x 3.05 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 14
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/1.8, 23 mm, 1.0 µm) + 12 MPix (Ultra Wide, f/2.2, 13 mm, 1.12 µm) + 5 MPix (Macro, f/2.4); Camera2-API-Level: Limited
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix (f/2.2, 26 mm, 0.8 µm)
Additional features
Speakers: Dual, Keyboard: OnScreen, USB cable, SIM tool, One UI 6.1, 24 Months Warranty, GNSS: GPS (L1), Glonass (L1), BeiDou (B1, B1C), Galileo (E1), QZSS; Body SAR: 1.037 W/kg, Head SAR: 0.684 W/kg; IP67; HDR: HLG, HDR10, HDR10+; Hybrid SIM + eSIM; DRM Widevine L1, fanless, waterproof
Weight
213 g ( = 7.51 oz / 0.47 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
529 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
87.4 %
05/2024
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530
213 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.60"2340x1080
87.1 %
06/2023
Google Pixel 7a
Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7
193.5 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.10"2400x1080
86 %
05/2023
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5
202 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.40"2340x1080
87.4 %
03/2024
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4
204.5 g512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"2712x1220
83.1 %
09/2023
Sony Xperia 10 V
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
159 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.10"2520x1080
88.2 %
07/2023
OnePlus Nord 3
Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10
193.5 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.74"1240x2772

Case - Galaxy A55 uses aluminum and more robust glass

The Samsung Galaxy A55 5G is available in four colors: Awesome Iceblue, Lilac, Lemon, and Navy. The thickness is listed as 8.2 mm (~0.323 in), and we measure 8.25 mm (~0.325 in). The three camera lenses, which are arranged like those in the Galaxy S24, stick out by an additional 2.15 mm (~0.08 in). So if you place the smartphone on a flat surface, it can wobble quite a bit.

The Samsung smartphone shows clean workmanship. The gaps are tight and even, and it endures our attempts of warping the case without producing any creaking noises. Even though the display-to-surface ratio has improved (86%; A54: 83%), it is still rather antiquated. The frame of the A55 is now completely made of brushed aluminum and looks really attractive. In addition, the front and back are now covered by Corning Gorilla Glas Victus+.

The Galaxy A55 is protected from dust and water according to the IP67 certification. The card slot is flush with the frame, with the plastic tray being able to accept either two Nano SIM cards or a microSD instead of the second SIM card.

Samsung doesn't provide as much information on the sustainability as with its premium products, and the manufacturer also continues its bad habit of wrapping the smartphone in an additional plastic foil.

(photo: Daniel Schmidt)
(photo: Daniel Schmidt)
(photo: Daniel Schmidt)
(photo: Daniel Schmidt)
(photo: Daniel Schmidt)

Size Comparison

162.6 mm / 6.4 inch 75.1 mm / 2.96 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 193.5 g0.4266 lbs161.4 mm / 6.35 inch 74.2 mm / 2.92 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 204.5 g0.4508 lbs161.1 mm / 6.34 inch 77.4 mm / 3.05 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 213 g0.4696 lbs158.2 mm / 6.23 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 202 g0.4453 lbs155 mm / 6.1 inch 68 mm / 2.68 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 159 g0.3505 lbs152 mm / 5.98 inch 72.9 mm / 2.87 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 193.5 g0.4266 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Equipment - Samsung smartphone with limited NTFS access

The Samsung Galaxy A55 5G offers upscale equipment in the midrange segment. However, it continues to use USB 2.0, and the transfer speeds in our copy test don't turn out particularly high at 23.37 MB/s. Since OTG is supported, you can connect external storage media, which can be formatted as FAT, FAT32, or exFAT. For NTFS, only reading data is supported.

In addition, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, and a configurable always-on display are also included.

Top: card slot, microphone (photo: Daniel Schmidt)
Top: card slot, microphone
Left side (photo: Daniel Schmidt)
Left side
Right side: volume, function key (photo: Daniel Schmidt)
Right side: volume, function key
Bottom: speaker, microphone, USB, microphone (photo: Daniel Schmidt)
Bottom: speaker, microphone, USB, microphone

microSD Card Reader

With its hybrid card slot, the Galaxy A55 allows you to expand the storage via optional microSD card. All the usual standards and sizes are supported. In the copy test with our Angelbird AV Pro V60 reference card, it reaches comparatively high transfer rates.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
57.33 MB/s +8%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
53.26 MB/s
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
12.75 MB/s -76%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

0102030405060708090100Tooltip
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)
Sony Xperia 10 V Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø31.6 (22-40)
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)
Sony Xperia 10 V Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø76.5 (37.8-84)

Software - The Galaxy A55 will get Android 18

The Galaxy A55 5G is delivered with Android 14 and Samsung's One UI 6.1 user interface. Counting from its introduction to the market, it will receive four large version updates as well as five years of security patches. At the time of this test, the system is very current and has received updates in a timely manner.

However (at this point), the A55 doesn't have access to the new AI features of a Galaxy S24. The system itself will feel very familiar to Samsung users. In addition to the Google and Galaxy apps, some apps from third-party vendors are also preinstalled. While most of them can be uninstalled, some, such as OneDrive, can only be deactivated.

Communication and GNSS - Galaxy A55 uses Wi-Fi 6 and single-band GNSS

With its extensive frequency band support and modern 5G Sub6, the Samsung Galaxy A55 is equipped well for mobile usage. Those who travel a lot to far-away countries also shouldn't run into problems very often. In the (German) city areas, the reception qualities are very good.

The Samsung smartphone uses Wi-Fi 6, and even though it doesn't reach the highest transfer speeds in combination with our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, the connections are still fast and especially very stable.

Networking
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
823 (min: 704) MBit/s ∼52%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
735 (min: 671) MBit/s ∼49%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
957 (min: 475) MBit/s ∼61%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
819 (min: 499) MBit/s ∼55%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
930 (min: 471) MBit/s ∼61%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
934 (min: 915) MBit/s ∼69%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
843 (min: 813) MBit/s ∼53%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
750 (min: 546) MBit/s ∼50%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
848 (min: 445) MBit/s ∼54%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
881 (min: 669) MBit/s ∼59%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
347 (min: 332) MBit/s ∼22%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
363 (min: 180) MBit/s ∼24%
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1581 (min: 1484) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1488 (min: 1308) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
 
iperf3 receive AXE11000
651 (min: 34.8) MBit/s ∼41%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
686 (min: 40.5) MBit/s ∼46%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1532 (min: 229) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1362 (min: 598) MBit/s ∼100%
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900950Tooltip
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Samsung Exynos 1480, Samsung Xclipse 530; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø822 (704-841)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G MediaTek Dimensity 7200, ARM Mali-G610 MP4; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø832 (445-913)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Samsung Exynos 1480, Samsung Xclipse 530; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø735 (671-791)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G MediaTek Dimensity 7200, ARM Mali-G610 MP4; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø881 (669-965)
GPS Test: indoors
indoors
GPS Test: outdoors
outdoors

For most of the global satellite networks, the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G can only use single-band connectivity, but it is still able to determine its location very quickly and accurately. Indoors, it only takes marginally longer until a satellite fix is found, but it still takes several seconds to determine its exact location.

We compare the smartphone with a Garmin Venu 2, taking both on a bike tour. We find that the Galaxy A55 doesn't record our traveled route quite as accurately as the fitness smartwatch. Locating could be more accurate, particularly between some buildings. However, this still shouldn't create any limitations for navigation tasks.

GNSS test route: around the lake
GNSS test route: around the lake
GNSS test route: turning point
GNSS test route: turning point
GNSS test route: overview
GNSS test route: overview

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality

The voice quality of the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G sounds very natural in everyday operation, and many environment noises are filtered out reliably. Only with louder noises does the filtering hit its limits and some sound fragments can become audible. The voice of the user then also sounds tighter and a bit tinny. But overall, the voice quality is still good. Speaker mode also transports one's own voice very clearly, and it only sounds slightly duller than when speaking directly into the mouthpiece.

The Galaxy A55 supports the usual functions such as WLAN calls or VoLTE. Dual-SIM operation can be configured extensively, and eSIM can also be used.

Cameras - Triple-camera system with good main lens

Selfie taken with the Galaxy A55 5G
Selfie taken with the Galaxy A55 5G

The front camera has a nominal resolution of 32 MP and uses pixel binning, which results in photos with only an 8 MP resolution. But the pictures are still convincing, and the Galaxy A55 impresses with a balanced color reproduction and many functions. Videos can be recorded in UHD or HD resolution at up to 30 FPS, and there is also a 60 FPS option for Full HD.

The heart of the triple-camera system on the back is a 50-MP sensor that is able to use optical image stabilization. It produces colors that are fairly cool and natural, but the A55 can exaggerate the sharpness at times. Overall, it is able to produce good recordings. The pictures from the additional ultrawide angle and macro lens are characterized by a visible reduction of that quality, but they are still at an appropriate level for this price class. Zooming exclusively happens digitally and delivers decent results up to a 2x level. At levels above that, you can only take some attractive snapshots. While a Pro mode is available, it doesn't offer RAW support.

Videos can be recorded with either the main or the ultrawide angle lens. They can use the same resolutions and frame rates as the front camera. Only the macro lens is generally left out here and can only be used for photos. The videos are now also VDIS stabilized in Ultra HD, and with Super HDR Video, you can now also create recordings in 12 bits.

Image Comparison

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

Main CameraMain CameraUltrawide Angle5x ZoomLow Light

Under controlled light conditions, our test chart isn't reproduced completely sharp in full resolution. In most areas, the sharpness is fine and the slight blurriness in the edges of the image is quite normal and at a usual level. But the same blurriness also occurs in the center of the image. We did not notice the same effect in pictures with pixel binning.

The Samsung smartphone's reproduction of the ColorChecker chart is exemplary and never too oversaturated.

ColorChecker
3.3 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
4 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
3 ∆E
6 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A55 5G: 4.24 ∆E min: 1.85 - max: 8.42 ∆E
ColorChecker
19.8 ∆E
30.2 ∆E
25 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
29.6 ∆E
31.3 ∆E
29.2 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
22 ∆E
24.2 ∆E
25.7 ∆E
35 ∆E
20.7 ∆E
24 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
25.8 ∆E
27.2 ∆E
27.8 ∆E
31.3 ∆E
30.3 ∆E
32.7 ∆E
27.7 ∆E
21.4 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A55 5G: 25.54 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 35.01 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - Minimal accessories for the A55

There are additional freebees for those who preorder the A55.
There are additional freebees for those who preorder the A55.

The box of the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G only includes a USB cable, SIM tool, and the usual paperwork. Those who preorder the phone can also get a free transparent bumper case and a screen protector.

Samsung offers two years of warranty for its smartphone. This can be expanded by the Care+ insurance package. Depending on the duration and extent (optional theft insurance), the package costs a one-time fee between 25 and 65 Euros (~$27 to $70).

Input Devices and Operation - Fingerprint recognition could be faster

The capacitive touchscreen of the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G recognizes up to ten inputs simultaneously and operates very reliably in all screen areas. The optical fingerprint sensor is integrated in the display fairly close to the bottom edge. Even though stored fingerprints are recognized very reliably, this takes relatively long. The additional or optional face recognition using the front camera is faster, although it is not only less secure but also not always reliable in the dark.

The two physical keys on the right side leave a high quality impression and are very precise. However, if the users have small hands, regardless of whether they are left or right handed, they have to change their grip to be able to operate the volume rocker. The function key can be configured and optionally also be used as a classic power key.

Functions such as dual-messenger or single-hand mode are also available. The linear vibration motor can be adjusted to the user's preferences in the settings. It is very quiet but still very accurate and easily noticeable.

Display - Super AMOLED with up to 1,883 cd/m²

RGGB subpixel structure
RGGB subpixel structure

Compared to its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G now has a slightly larger display at 6.6 inches. Even though the pixel density has dropped slightly with the same resolution, the image continues to look razor sharp. The refresh rate is automatically adjusted by the system to either 60 or 120 Hz, but you can also fix it at 60 Hz in the settings.

With a completely white display image and activated brightness sensor, the Galaxy A55 reaches 967 cd/m² on average, also scoring with a very homogenous brightness distribution. With an even distribution of bright and dark image areas (APL18), the brightness increases up to 1,678 cd/m², and when playing an HDR video on YouTube, it even reaches 1,883 cd/m².

Like all the other OLED displays, the Super AMOLED of the Galaxy smartphone isn't spared the usual flickering. While at 120 Hz, the frequency isn't particularly high at minimum brightness, it increases with increasing brightness, finally varying around 240 Hz. Although the fairly flat and even amplitude weakens the effect of this, sensitive users still have to expect some difficulties here.

964
cd/m²
965
cd/m²
965
cd/m²
967
cd/m²
962
cd/m²
968
cd/m²
962
cd/m²
976
cd/m²
974
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 976 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 967 cd/m² Minimum: 1.54 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 99 %
Center on Battery: 962 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.6 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 1.5 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
100% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.13
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.60
Google Pixel 7a
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.10
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.40
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
AMOLED, 2712x1220, 6.67
Sony Xperia 10 V
OLED, 2520x1080, 6.10
OnePlus Nord 3
AMOLED, 1240x2772, 6.74
Screen
7%
-21%
18%
7%
-37%
Brightness middle
962
1006
5%
940
-2%
1240
29%
933
-3%
481
-50%
Brightness
967
1010
4%
935
-3%
1233
28%
944
-2%
478
-51%
Brightness Distribution
99
95
-4%
99
0%
98
-1%
97
-2%
91
-8%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.6
1.1
31%
2.4
-50%
1.1
31%
1.1
31%
1.4
12%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.6
2.5
4%
3.2
-23%
2.2
15%
1.7
35%
3.87
-49%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.5
1.5
-0%
2.2
-47%
1.4
7%
1.8
-20%
2.6
-73%
Gamma
2.13 103%
2.25 98%
2.05 107%
2.21 100%
2.29 96%
2.28 96%
CCT
6382 102%
6531 100%
6422 101%
6669 97%
6611 98%
6395 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 120 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 120 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 120 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

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%

Measurement series at fixed zoom level with various brightness settings (Even though the amplitude at minimum brightness looks flat, this is due to the scaling. You can see the enlarged version of the amplitude at minimum brightness in the info box.)

Our analysis with Calman shows that the display of the Galaxy A55 is calibrated very accurately, as long as the Natural mode is selected in the settings. In the default Vivid mode, the colors are more saturated and the display is cooler.

Grayscale (mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Colors (mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Colors (mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (mode: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (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
1.47 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.754 ms rise
↘ 0.7145 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. » 4 % 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
1.53 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.7745 ms rise
↘ 0.7575 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. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).

Outdoors, the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G knows to impress in most light situations, offering sufficient brightness reserves to still remain easily readable in direct sunlight, as long as there aren't too many reflections on the front glass. Those who only adjust the brightness manually (max. 425 cd/m²) have to expect some limitations earlier.

Outdoors
Outdoors

The viewing angle stability of the panel is really good. There are no color distortions at all in everyday operation, and the loss in brightness from steep viewing angles is hardly noticeable. Only in the dark do we often notice a discrete rainbow-like veil from very steep viewing angles.

Viewing angle stability of the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Viewing angle stability of the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G

Performance - The Galaxy A55 uses the Exynos 1480

The Galaxy A55 is the first smartphone that uses the Samsung Exynos 1480. It is able to access 8 GB of LPDDR5 working memory. The midrange SoC performs at the level of a Dimensity 7200.

In Geekbench, its performance turns out up to 19% higher than that of the Galaxy A54 with the Exynos 1380. As expected, the 1480 is also slightly faster in the system benchmarks, but strangely the same is not the case for the AI performance.

In everyday operation, the system presents itself as very smooth, only showing the occasional short wait when an app is started.

Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
OnePlus Nord 3
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 16384
1608 Points +39%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
1428 Points +23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 - 2930, n=112, last 2 years)
1373 Points +19%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
1157 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1480
  ()
1157 Points 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
1147 Points -1%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
904 Points -22%
Multi-Core
OnePlus Nord 3
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 16384
4482 Points +30%
Average of class Smartphone
  (845 - 7408, n=112, last 2 years)
3804 Points +10%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
3456 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1480
  ()
3456 Points 0%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
3383 Points -2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
2715 Points -21%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2111 Points -39%
Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
OnePlus Nord 3
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 16384
1211 Points +36%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
1036 Points +16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=216, last 2 years)
915 Points +3%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
891 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1480
  ()
891 Points 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
887 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
783 Points -12%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
669 Points -25%
Multi-Core
OnePlus Nord 3
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 16384
4051 Points +21%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
3349 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1480
  ()
3349 Points 0%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
3093 Points -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=216, last 2 years)
3000 Points -10%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
2817 Points -16%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
2521 Points -25%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1921 Points -43%
Antutu v10 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (281399 - 2162423, n=53, last 2 years)
1245321 Points +68%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
767738 Points +4%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
740935 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1480
  ()
740935 Points 0%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
OnePlus Nord 3
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 16384
14915 Points +11%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
13393 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1480
  ()
13393 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
13024 Points -3%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
12313 Points -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 21385, n=215, last 2 years)
11875 Points -11%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
11736 Points -12%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7933 Points -41%
CrossMark - Overall
OnePlus Nord 3
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 16384
1051 Points +34%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
934 Points +19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (200 - 1474, n=164, last 2 years)
842 Points +7%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
784 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1480
  ()
784 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
703 Points -10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
686 Points -12%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
597 Points -24%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
OnePlus Nord 3
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 16384
7714 Points +55%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=164, last 2 years)
5868 Points +18%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
5751 Points +16%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
5192 Points +5%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
4964 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1480
  ()
4964 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
4666 Points -6%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3655 Points -26%
System
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
11778 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1480
  ()
11778 Points 0%
OnePlus Nord 3
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 16384
11650 Points -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=164, last 2 years)
9813 Points -17%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
9366 Points -20%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
8961 Points -24%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7953 Points -32%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
7803 Points -34%
Memory
OnePlus Nord 3
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 16384
7602 Points +85%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12716, n=164, last 2 years)
6373 Points +55%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
5847 Points +42%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
5126 Points +25%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
4857 Points +18%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4146 Points +1%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
4109 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1480
  ()
4109 Points 0%
Graphics
OnePlus Nord 3
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 16384
20494 Points +141%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
15766 Points +85%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=164, last 2 years)
14657 Points +72%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
10386 Points +22%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
8511 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1480
  ()
8511 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
7108 Points -16%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4376 Points -49%
Web
OnePlus Nord 3
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 16384
1951 Points +32%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
1734 Points +18%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
1533 Points +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=164, last 2 years)
1510 Points +2%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
1474 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1480
  ()
1474 Points 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
1278 Points -13%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1237 Points -16%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
43053 Points +727%
OnePlus Nord 3
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 16384
29236 Points +462%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
28870 Points +455%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=148, last 2 years)
21505 Points +313%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
5835 Points +12%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
5442 Points +5%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
5205 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1480
  ()
5205 Points 0%
AImark - Score v3.x
OnePlus Nord 3
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 16384
28688 Points +4804%
Average of class Smartphone
  (298 - 245629, n=107, last 2 years)
17669 Points +2920%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
805 Points +38%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
622 Points +6%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
585 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1480
  ()
585 Points 0%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
445 Points -24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
Points -100%

The Xclipse 530 that provides the graphics acceleration in the Galaxy A55 is based on AMD's RDNA architecture. However, those who had hoped that it would be able to support hardware based raytracing like the Xclipse 940 in the Galaxy S24 will be disappointed.

But this still translates into a great plus for the computing performance, since the 530 chip reaches between 13 and 44% more performance than the ARM Mali-G68 MP5 in the A54.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2385 Points +161%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1832 Points +100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1202 Points +31%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
915 Points
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
799 Points -13%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
353 Points -61%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2373 Points +156%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1860 Points +101%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1191 Points +29%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
926 Points
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
813 Points -12%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
358 Points -61%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8667 Points +117%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6855 Points +72%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4483 Points +12%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3992 Points
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2853 Points -29%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1198 Points -70%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8394 Points +115%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6557 Points +68%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4336 Points +11%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3897 Points
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2826 Points -27%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1206 Points -69%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5850 Points
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5193 Points -11%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4267 Points -27%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4227 Points -28%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3833 Points -34%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3512 Points -40%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
14348 Points +100%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10121 Points +41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7275 Points +1%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7170 Points
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5129 Points -28%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2990 Points -58%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10309 Points +51%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7756 Points +14%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6828 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6065 Points -11%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4897 Points -28%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3092 Points -55%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
114 fps +3%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
111 fps
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
94 fps -15%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90 fps -19%
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps -46%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
59 fps -47%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
297 fps +122%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
248 fps +85%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
191 fps +43%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
134 fps
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
119 fps -11%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
93 fps -31%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90 fps +11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
81 fps 0%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
81 fps
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
69 fps -15%
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59 fps -27%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
39 fps -52%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
218 fps +129%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
134 fps +41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
111 fps +17%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
95 fps
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
80 fps -16%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps -51%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59 fps +4%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps -2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
52 fps -9%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps -18%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps -54%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
154 fps +130%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
97 fps +45%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
73 fps +9%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67 fps
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
52 fps -22%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps -49%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps +69%
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53 fps +66%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
32 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
31 fps -3%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps -19%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps -50%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
81 fps +125%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64 fps +78%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
44 fps +22%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
31 fps -14%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps -44%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
44 fps +63%
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43 fps +59%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
27 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
26 fps -4%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps -26%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
11 fps -59%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43 fps +126%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
27 fps +42%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps +16%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
19 fps
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
13 fps -32%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.1 fps -57%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps +33%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
51 fps +21%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
38 fps -10%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
30 fps -29%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
18 fps -57%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
103 fps +110%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps +14%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps +10%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps -31%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps -55%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
19 fps +141%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13 fps +65%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9.5 fps +20%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7.9 fps
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.9 fps -25%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.6 fps -54%

The speed of the A55 when surfing the Internet is very smooth in everyday operation, and websites are rendered very quickly. In den benchmarks, the Samsung smartphone places in the top third of our comparison group.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
OnePlus Nord 3 (Chrome 114)
148.56 Points +13%
Average Samsung Exynos 1480 ()
131.4 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
131.393 Points
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=170, last 2 years)
107.8 Points -18%
Google Pixel 7a (Chrome 114)
104.662 Points -20%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)
94.611 Points -28%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.90)
83.784 Points -36%
Sony Xperia 10 V (Chrome 116)
78.167 Points -41%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
OnePlus Nord 3 (Chrome 114)
151 runs/min +30%
Google Pixel 7a (Chrome 114)
125 runs/min +8%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
116 runs/min
Average Samsung Exynos 1480 ()
116 runs/min 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.90)
112 runs/min -3%
Average of class Smartphone (14.9 - 445, n=154, last 2 years)
109.8 runs/min -5%
Sony Xperia 10 V (Chrome 116)
72 runs/min -38%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)
70.5 runs/min -39%
Speedometer 3.0 - Score
Average of class Smartphone (3.33 - 11.9, n=17, last 2 years)
7.11 runs/min +13%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
6.3 runs/min
Average Samsung Exynos 1480 ()
6.3 runs/min 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.90)
6.27 runs/min 0%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
OnePlus Nord 3 (Chrome 114)
153 Points +21%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
126 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1480 ()
126 Points 0%
Google Pixel 7a (Chrome 114)
111 Points -12%
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 202, n=160, last 2 years)
101 Points -20%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)
97 Points -23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.90)
86 Points -32%
Sony Xperia 10 V (Chrome 116)
67 Points -47%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Average of class Smartphone (39 - 304, n=118, last 2 years)
136 Points +1%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
135 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1480 ()
135 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)
124 Points -8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.90)
92 Points -32%
Octane V2 - Total Score
OnePlus Nord 3 (Chrome 114)
50714 Points +22%
Google Pixel 7a (Chrome 114)
44948 Points +8%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
41576 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1480 ()
41576 Points 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.90)
39060 Points -6%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)
33801 Points -19%
Average of class Smartphone (2228 - 89112, n=215, last 2 years)
33521 Points -19%
Sony Xperia 10 V (Chrome 116)
28902 Points -30%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=170, last 2 years)
1545 ms * -53%
Sony Xperia 10 V (Chrome 116)
1388 ms * -37%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.90)
1296.2 ms * -28%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)
1208.8 ms * -19%
Average Samsung Exynos 1480 ()
1013 ms * -0%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
1012.6 ms *
Google Pixel 7a (Chrome 114)
919.6 ms * +9%
OnePlus Nord 3 (Chrome 114)
847.9 ms * +16%

* ... smaller is better

For the storage, Samsung now uses the faster UFS 3.1 standard and has also improved its connection, resulting in significantly faster storage than in the predecessor. However, there is still room for improvement, as the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ demonstrates.

Samsung Galaxy A55 5GGoogle Pixel 7aSamsung Galaxy A54 5GXiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5GSony Xperia 10 VOnePlus Nord 3Average 256 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
20%
-52%
48%
-37%
63%
39%
27%
Sequential Read 256KB
1688.53
1624.39
-4%
528.32
-69%
1921.64
14%
444.54
-74%
1617.78
-4%
Sequential Write 256KB
831.44
996.44
20%
335.39
-60%
1702.4
105%
438.02
-47%
1525.8
84%
Random Read 4KB
351.47
229.44
-35%
236.23
-33%
248.21
-29%
175.72
-50%
308.68
-12%
Random Write 4KB
132.11
263.81
100%
70.52
-47%
265.29
101%
165.15
25%
376.9
185%

Games - Gaming at up to 120 FPS with some minor limitations

As a midrange smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G is surely not the optimal gaming companion, although it does a really good job. In the analysis with GameBench, it is able to reach a fairly stable 120 FPS in Death Trigger 2, and even the demanding Genshin Impact game runs attractively smooth. But in PUBG Mobile, for example, the highest graphics setting is not available and the 90 FPS mode also cannot be used.

You can also use the Samsung Gaming Hub with the Galaxy A55.

Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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Samsung Galaxy A55 5G; Dead Trigger 2; 1.10.5: Ø117.6 (87-121)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G; Genshin Impact; lowest 120 fps: Ø55.5 (44-61)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G; Genshin Impact; medium 120 fps: Ø46.1 (21-61)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G; Genshin Impact; highest 120 fps: Ø42.4 (26-57)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G; PUBG Mobile; Smooth: Ø57.3 (41-61)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G; PUBG Mobile; HD: Ø39.9 (36-41)

Emissions - A stabile performance with the Galaxy A55

Temperatures

The surface temperatures of the Samsung Galaxy A55 give no reason for concern at any time, only partially reaching a top value of 41.4 °C (106.5 °F) under load.

Even the stress tests of the 3DMark can't get the SoC to break out a sweat. It remains stable at all times and is able to make full use of its performance capabilities.

Max. Load
 39.3 °C
103 F
38.5 °C
101 F
33.9 °C
93 F
 
 40.3 °C
105 F
40.3 °C
105 F
36.8 °C
98 F
 
 40.8 °C
105 F
39.8 °C
104 F
36.3 °C
97 F
 
Maximum: 40.8 °C = 105 F
Average: 38.4 °C = 101 F
32.8 °C
91 F
38.8 °C
102 F
39.7 °C
103 F
35.7 °C
96 F
38.8 °C
102 F
40.4 °C
105 F
36.7 °C
98 F
38.7 °C
102 F
41.4 °C
107 F
Maximum: 41.4 °C = 107 F
Average: 38.1 °C = 101 F
Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.4 °C / 101 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 40.8 °C / 105 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 41.4 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.4 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.7 % 0%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.7 %
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99 % -1%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
98.8 % -1%
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
83 % -17%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54.3 % -46%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.5 % +1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.5 % +1%
OnePlus Nord 3
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.3 % 0%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.2 % 0%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
98.9 %
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60.6 % -39%
05101520253035Tooltip
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)
Google Pixel 7a Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø8.32 (6.73-11.1)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø7.07 (7.05-7.08)
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)
Google Pixel 7a Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø27.2 (21.4-39.5)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø25.6 (25.4-25.7)
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)

Speakers

The two speakers of the Samsung Galaxy A55 produce a fairly decent sound image with high frequencies that are too present. But this remains within limits at medium volume, although the sound gets hollow and tinny at increasing volume levels.

Alternatively, the sound can also be output via USB-C or Bluetooth. There are only few audio codecs available for the latter, and Samsung also hasn't given Auracast to the A55 yet. 

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2027.333.42526.235.53125.938.44029.240.35035.642.36325.935.88022.14110017.840.512517.146.516018.157.420014.255.225014.15631510.758.64001159.350012.863.763011.164.68001271.1100011.774.712501279.3160012.877.4200012.479.5250012.379.7315013.38240001384.2500013.581.6630013.278.9800013.878.21000013.776.11250013.469.31600013.360.6SPL24.991.4N0.685.1median 13.2median 74.7Delta19.736.234.530.731.825.626.726.728.236.73924.625.717.623.618.731.818.241.715.949.117.34915.252.214.156.413.461.513.869.214.368.713.774.112.475.312.774.212.173.112.97512.574.912.279.412.881.813.177.413.579.713.173.813.772.41475.713.363.725.288.70.776.2median 13.5median 73.81.27.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy A55 5GXiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (91.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.4% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.5% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 9% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 84% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 29% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 63% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 21% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 74% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery Life - Samsung smartphone with 5,000 mAh

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Galaxy A55 remains comfortably low. The slightly elevated values at high brightness settings during idle operation can be traced back to the colorful background. Under medium load, the SoC proves to be efficient, although it isn't as frugal as the Dimensity 7200 in the Redmi Note 13 Pro+.

The Samsung smartphone is exclusively charged via wired charging at up to 25 watts. Using the optional original charger from Samsung, it takes 83 minutes to completely recharge the smartphone. The battery is charged to 50% after 28 minutes and to 80% after 50 minutes.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.09 / 0.18 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.85 / 1.51 / 1.71 Watt
Load midlight 4.87 / 11.73 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 A55 5G
5000 mAh
Google Pixel 7a
4385 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
5000 mAh
Sony Xperia 10 V
5000 mAh
OnePlus Nord 3
5000 mAh
Average Samsung Exynos 1480
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
17%
8%
-16%
32%
-36%
0%
3%
Idle Minimum *
0.85
0.62
27%
0.75
12%
1.22
-44%
0.56
34%
1.46
-72%
0.85 ?()
-0%
Idle Average *
1.51
0.87
42%
1.51
-0%
1.47
3%
0.91
40%
1.84
-22%
1.51 ?()
-0%
Idle Maximum *
1.71
0.95
44%
1.62
5%
1.58
8%
0.98
43%
2.14
-25%
1.71 ?()
-0%
Load Average *
4.87
6.11
-25%
4.91
-1%
8.09
-66%
5.34
-10%
8.64
-77%
4.87 ?()
-0%
Load Maximum *
11.73
11.81
-1%
8.93
24%
9.49
19%
5.46
53%
9.99
15%
11.7 ?()
-0%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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