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Samsung Galaxy A90 5G: One of the cheapest 5G phones

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
The Samsung Galaxy A90 5G does not manage to set itself apart from other high-end smartphones in terms of camera performance, overall performance or features. However, it does offer 5G at a relatively low price.

When holding the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G for the first time, it does not exactly feel like future technology: It looks like many other smartphones, is neither particularly lightweight nor particularly heavy and there is even a small waterdrop-style notch on the front. There is no pop-up front camera such as the one on the OnePlus 7T Pro, rotable camera modules such as the ones on the Galaxy A80 or other eye-catching features.

Still, the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G is currently one of the cheapest ways of using the 5G mobile network. And it is not a bad smartphone either: In our review, it shines with a very precise GPS, very good battery life, fast storage and a lot of performance. Another advantage of the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G: It comes with a microSD card reader, which is a sight for sore eyes in one of today's high-end smartphones.

At a price of 749 Euros (~$830), many competitors offer even more, however: Better cameras, faster processors, HDR and 90-Hz displays, more modern designs and more storage space.

That said, there are barely any devices with 5G support in this price range, except for some import devices from China. There are plans to significantly advance 5G coverage in many countries in 2020 and even now, the data transfer rates are supposedly significantly higher than with LTE. However, it should be noted that the fast mobile network is not yet very crowded. Users who are interested in trying 5G can already access the network right now in most metropolitan areas.

In our in-depth review, we determine what kind of user the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G is best suited-to and thoroughly test the device.

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Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile - 926 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2009
I initially wrote about gaming laptops when I joined Notebookcheck in 2009. I was then involved with the setup of the comparison portal Notebookinfo and worked with social media concepts for large companies like BMW and Adidas, while also returning to work for Notebookcheck in 2012. Nowadays, I focus on smartphones, tablets, and future technologies. Since 2018 I have been Managing Editor for mobile device reviews, working alongside my colleague Daniel Schmidt.
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Marius Schell
Translator: Marius Schell - Tech Writer - 322 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
Even in my youth I was already very enthusiastic about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while I was still in school. When dealing with the inevitable hardware and software problems associated with computers, I was always relentless in my search for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones introduced further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.
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Florian Schmitt, 2019-12-14 (Update: 2019-12-11)