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Samsung Galaxy M34 5G

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy M34 5G
Samsung Galaxy M34 5G (Galaxy M30 Series)
Processor
Samsung Exynos 1280 8 x 2 - 2.4 GHz
Graphics adapter
Memory
6 GB 
Display
6.50 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 396 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, Super AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 128 GB 
, 100 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.3, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B17/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41/​B66), 5G (n1/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n8/​n28/​n38/​n40/​n41/​n77/​n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.8 x 161.7 x 77.2 ( = 0.35 x 6.37 x 3.04 in)
Battery
6000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 25-watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison-AF, OIS, LED-flash, Videos @2160p/​30fps (Camera 1); 8.0MP, f/​2.2, wide angle lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix f/​2.2, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, IP67-certified, SAR: 0.372W/​kg Head, 1.28W/​kg Body , fanless, waterproof
Weight
208 g ( = 7.34 oz / 0.46 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
289 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 78.44% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 34 reviews)
price: 72%, performance: 78%, features: 52%, display: 89% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy M34 5G

83.7% Samsung Galaxy M34 5G smartphone review – The king of endurance for US$330 | Notebookcheck
After a year-long break, the Samsung Galaxy M devices have returned as an affordable mid-range series. The Galaxy M34 5G features a massive 6,000-mAh battery, a 120-Hz screen and super speedy storage. In this review, you can find out whether its comeback was a success.
Samsung Galaxy M34 Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Samsung Galaxy M34 seems to have all the necessary hardware inside the smartphone, including a better display, optimum processor, decent camera, and epic battery life. On top of that, Samsung promises four years of Android updates, which adds tremendous value to the smartphone. If you are someone who prioritizes budget 5G smartphone with huge battery then the Samsung Galaxy M34 is the smartphone to buy. But if you are a heavy gamer and play a lot of games on your smartphone, or maybe you need water resistance then you might want to look for an alternative option. If you are looking for an alternative option, you can configure the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12R smartphone that comes with better specifications and the same price range. In terms of pricing, the Samsung Galaxy M34 has a decent price tag and it is justifiable considering the specs it is offering.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2023
74% Samsung Galaxy M34 5G Review: A power-packed mid-range smartphone
Source: The Times of India English
The Samsung Galaxy M34 does a lot of things right for its price. It's fast, the battery lasts a long time, and the main camera takes good photos for your social media and other basic needs. It's priced at less than Rs. 20,000 for the base version, which means you get a lot for your money. The battery life is excellent, so if that's your top priority, you can buy it without worry. But, there are some downsides to consider. The shiny back of the phone easily gets smudged and even scratched. The main and wide-angle cameras could have been better in terms of picture quality. There are also some apps you might not need that come pre-installed, and the teardrop notch looks a bit old-fashioned. If you don't mind purchasing a charger, or let us say, if you don't use a charger at all, the Samsung Galaxy M34 5G is a great choice to go for. However, if these things bother you, there are other options like the Motorola G84 5G and the Realme 11x 5G that you might want to consider.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2023
Rating: Total score: 74%
78% Samsung Galaxy M34 Review: A sub-Rs 20,000 monster!
Source: Tech PP English
We have no hesitation in calling the Galaxy M34 one of the best-performing smartphones we have used for under Rs 20,000. There are other phones in the same price range as the Samsung Galaxy M34, but in terms of overall performance, the M34 trumps them all. It scores highly on four key parameters that most users value at this price point, particularly- the brilliant display, the main camera with OIS, the massive battery, and the powerful-for-its-price processor. We would ideally have liked a more eye-catching design and a charger in the box, but those are hardly deal breakers, given the level of performance the Samsung Galaxy M34 delivers. Pretty much THE phone to get for under Rs 20,000 if you are looking for performance-centric smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2023
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy M34 5G review: A balanced mid-ranger
Source: Techlusive English
The answer to this question is quite simple. The Samsung Galaxy M34 5G is a decent mid-range smartphone that checks almost all the boxes. It has a bright and vibrant display with a decent camera and chipset that is capable of taking care of most of your day-to-day needs with ease. Sure, the front-facing camera offers an average performance, the battery takes forever to charge and there is no charger in the box, but if you can look past those shortcomings, the Galaxy M34 5G is a value-for-money proposition to the buyers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2023
70% Samsung Galaxy M34 5G Review: A finely tuned upgrade
Source: Gadgets Now English
Samsung Galaxy M34 5G builds on the positives of Galaxy M33 and fine-tunes the mobile experience. Features like nightography, Vision Booster and Samsung Wallet make it even more competitive than Galaxy M33 ever was. Furthermore, with long-term software commitment, the smartphone becomes a value-for-money offering. The Galaxy M34 is for those who are looking for a smartphone with a fair performance, large battery and a great display. Other options in the segment include the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite and iQoo Z7s.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/30/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Samsung Galaxy M34 review: A practical mid-ranger that beats the low-battery anxiety
Source: The Indian Express English
If you are looking for a performance-oriented smartphone, then there are definitely better options in the market. However, if you want a practical device from a brand like Samsung, the Galaxy M34 is an easy recommendation. The Galaxy M34 is one such device that can put an end to battery anxiety. Overall, at Rs 18,999, which comes down to Rs 16,999 post-bank discounts, it is a stellar mid-range 5G smartphone under the Rs 20,000 price mark to consider in 2023.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy M34 Review – Massive Battery For All-Day Gaming
Source: Cashify English
Samsung Galaxy M34 proves to be a solid contender in the under 20K price segment. You get a nice design, lightweight build with good performance for everyday use. Moreover, the 120Hz AMOLED display enhances the phone usage experience. Not to forget, the massive battery pack makes it really long-lasting, even for heavy users. The only thing that doesn’t look so nice is the thick chin bezel and the water-drop notch style. All-in-all, the Samsung Galaxy M34 5G is a good choice for people who want excellent battery life for all-day content consumption and gaming.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2023
83% Samsung Galaxy M34 5G Review: A worthy contender against iQOO, Realme, and OnePlus
Source: The Mobile Indian English
Samsung Galaxy M34 5G surely has an edge over its competitors in terms of software, build as well as the display quality. If you are someone who’s not going to perform a lot of demanding tasks on their smartphone, then the Galaxy M34 5G gets most of the things right.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2023
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 85% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy M34 5G review: capable and how!
Source: 91mobiles English
The Samsung Galaxy M34 5G retails in India with a starting price of Rs 16,999, which is quite affordable for a phone that features a lovely AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, along with a long-lasting 6,000mAh battery. There are hardly any other smartphones in this price segment that offer a similar package. Besides this, the Samsung smartphone’s performance in benchmark tests excels compared to its competitors, including the Redmi Note 12 (review), Infinix Note 30 5G (review), and Realme Narzo 60 (review). The charging speeds may not be on par with others, but the phone comes with extensive software support, ensuring longevity for its users. If these aspects appeal to you, the Samsung Galaxy M34 5G should prove to be a great buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
75% Samsung Galaxy M34 5G Review: Good bang for your buck
Source: Think Digit English
The Samsung Galaxy M34 gets a lot of the basics of a smartphone right. You get speedy performance, astoundingly good battery life, and a decent primary camera that should cover all your basic needs. Priced below ₹20,000, the Samsung Galaxy M34 offers great bang for your buck and stands strong in the face of competition. Its battery life is near unparalleled, and if that is your primary concern when buying a smartphone, don’t hesitate to buy it. There are a few misses though – the dynamic range of the primary and ultrawide lens could be better, there’s no HDR support on the display, there’s plenty of preinstalled bloatware, and the teardrop notch looks extremely dated at this price in 2023.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2023
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 76% performance: 79% workmanship: 65%
Samsung Galaxy M34 5G review: Bold and beautiful
Source: India Today English
At Rs 16,999, the Samsung Galaxy M34 seems like a decent option for those who want a phone to use social media, browse the web, carry out day-to-day tasks, and indulge in some casual photography as well as gaming. The phone also offers a great battery life and the 120Hz refresh rate takes its overall experience up a notch. Overall, a pretty decent phone at a competitive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2023
Samsung Galaxy M34 5G First Impressions: Big Promises
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Galaxy M34 5G is certainly not the most striking smartphone in its class, and others such as the new Realme Narzo 60 5G definitely look more appealing. Having said that, its specifications are fairly competitive and the long-term software commitment is definitely a unique selling point. We will be testing the Galaxy M34 5G over the next few weeks, so don't miss our full review.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2023

Foreign Reviews

70% Samsung Galaxy M34
Source: Tudo Celular Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2023
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60%
80% REVIEW: Galaxy M34 5G, celular com bateria que dura
Source: Showmetech.com.br Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Review Galaxy M34 | Intermediário com bateria gigante
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Nice balanced set; good quality photos. Negative: Short battery life; unsupported waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2023
84% Test du Samsung Galaxy M34 5G : l’autonomie de ce smartphone durera plus longtemps que votre couple
Source: Nerd-mobile French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2024
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
80% TEST | Samsung Galaxy M34 to Samsung, którego powinieneś kupić w 2023 roku
Source: GSM Maniak Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 95%
Samsung Galaxy M34 5G - recenzja, test, opinia i dane techniczne
Source: Unite4buy Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; long battery life; great display; decent processor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2023
82% Galaxy M ailesinin en iddialı üyesiyle tanışın; Samsung Galaxy M34 5G incelemesi
Source: Log.com.tr TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/30/2023
Rating: Total score: 82%
Đánh giá Samsung Galaxy M34 5G: Thiết kế tối giản, màn hình mượt mà, hiệu năng tốt, camera chất lượng cùng pin siêu khủng
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Simple design; beautiful display; high performance; excellent cameras; very long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/29/2023
Trên tay và đánh giá nhanh Samsung Galaxy M34 5G: Thiết kế hiện đại, pin khủng 6.000mAh, camera chất, giá 7.69 triệu đồng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Modern design; large battery capacity; nice cameras; attractive price.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2023
Có nên mua Samsung Galaxy M34 5G? Đây là 5 điểm khiến bạn "say yes" với chiếc điện thoại tầm trung mạnh mẽ này
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Large battery capacity; modern design; big screen; beautiful display; high performance; powerful processor; nice triple cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2023
Đánh giá chi tiết Samsung Galaxy M34 5G: 10 điểm nhưng trừ 3 vì cái mặt lưng của chiếc máy này!
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Decent performance; great cameras; long battery life; quick charging. Negative: Mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2023
Galaxy M34 5G là món quà tuyệt vời cho cha mẹ, với hiệu năng mượt mà và pin lâu dài
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Nice performance; impressive autonomy; big screen; great display; good cameras; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2023
Lương về “lên đời” ngay điện thoại cũ của ba mẹ bằng Samsung Galaxy M34 5G mạnh mượt, bền bỉ
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Very large battery capacity; big screen; nice speakers; decent processor; good performance; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2023
Trên tay Galaxy M34 5G: Thiết kế bắt mắt, chip Exynos 1280, pin 6.000 mAh, màn hình 120 Hz
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Modern design; decent processor; very large battery capacity; beautiful display; nice cameras.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2023
Đánh giá hiệu năng và pin Galaxy M34 5G: Quá đỉnh với 13 tiếng sử dụng liên tục, cần tối ưu hiệu năng hơn
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Decent performance; impressive battery life; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2023
“Trèo đèo lội suối” cùng Samsung Galaxy M34 5G – bạn đồng hành bền bỉ cho phượt thủ trên mọi nẻo đường
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Long battery life; excellent cameras; high performance; big screen; nice GPS chip.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2023
“Đập hộp” Galaxy M34 5G, người bạn bền bỉ đồng hành trên mọi cung đường
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Large battery capacity; nice cameras; high performance; big screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/11/2023
Có nên mua Galaxy M34 5G? 3 ưu điểm vượt trội dưới đây sẽ cho bạn câu trả lời chính xác!
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: High performance; nice display; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2023
Loạt ưu điểm sẽ giúp Samsung Galaxy M34 5G tạo nên cơn sốt trong phân khúc 7 triệu
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Modern design; large battery capacity; big screen; nice display; great triple cameras; decent processor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2023
Điểm danh 5 lý do nên mua Galaxy M34 5G thời điểm hiện tại
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice display; high performance; long battery life; impressive cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2023
Trên tay Galaxy M34 5G: Giá 7.9 triệu có màn hình Super AMOLED 120Hz, pin 6000mAh, camera 50MP
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; beautiful display; large battery capacity; nice cameras; modern design.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2023
Review Samsung Galaxy M34 5G: Smartphone Rp 3.9 Jutaan dengan Baterai Besar dan Fitur Lengkap
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Affordable price; large battery capacity; beautiful display; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2023

Comment

Model:

The latest to join the Samsung family is none other than the Samsung Galaxy M34. As far as its design is concerned, this device features a polycarbonate chassis and a polycarbonate back with glass finish. In addition, it has curved edges and a flat-screen design that looks like a page from last year’s Galaxy M33 5G smartphone. Well, beyond the looks, the Galaxy M34 5G is quite comfortable to use. While it is not light as a feather, it is not exactly heavy either, which makes it easier to use even when holding it for prolonged duration during a long call. Despite its material, the back of the phone does not actively attract dust and fingerprints. In terms of its display, this model has been incorporated with a super AMOLED glass display that is protected by Corning Gorilla 5 protection which is a technology that Samsung uses in its premium smartphones. Overall, the Galaxy M34 offers quite a comfortable viewing experience even under the bright sun as the colours are bright and vibrant with just the right amount of contrast. Furthermore, the screen is smart enough to quickly adjust to the ambient lighting levels.

 

As for its camera, this model carries a triple rear camera setup which comprises of a 50MP (OIS) lens, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 120-degree angle of view and a 2MP depth sensor. It is safe to say that the phone does a decent job in capturing images during the daylight condition. Basically, the colours are mostly on point with just the right amount of contrast. In addition, the primary camera offers a decent dynamic range while capturing ample details. Also, when focusing on a particular element in an image, the primary camera does a good job at isolating the subject from the background automatically giving a portrait-like effect. As for the macro sensor, it does a surprisingly good job at capturing the tiniest differentiating details. However, there are definitely some hits and misses when it comes to capturing the shadows. In terms of its performance, The Galaxy M34 5G, as mentioned before, comes with the company’s own Exynos chipset, which is unlike other phones in the under 20K market segment that come with either a MediaTek or a Qualcomm chipset. While it might seem like an odd choice to some, this phone does not show any signs of slowing down in day-to-day usage such as answering calls and messages on WhatsApp, attending meetings, going through a never-ending stream of emails and catching up on an episode or two of the show on various OTT platforms. Overall, it is a great phone to be explored, depending on the need and preference of the user.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-G68 MP4: Integrated mid range graphics card with 4 clusters based on the Valhall architecture. 

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Exynos 1280: Mid range SoC with two performance cores based on the ARM Cortex-A78 architecture with up to 2.4 GHz and 6 additional small A55 cores with up to 2 GHz. Supports 5G and WiFi 5 and is manufactured in 5nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.50":

It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.


78.44%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


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