Samsung Galaxy A05s is an entry-level Android smartphone with a 6.7” Full HD+ screen, a Snapdragon 680 processor, up to 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, a micro SD card slot, and a 5,000 mAh battery.
Is it an upgrade from the Galaxy A04s, which it replaces? Yes, it is an upgrade, as it packs some improved features over its predecessor. You can skip down to our Buyer’s Guide Verdict section for our recommendation.
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Samsung Galaxy A05s Specifications
Mobile Wireless Network and Software
- 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
- 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
- 4G mobile network bands: LTE 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 5(850) / 8(900) / 38(2600) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
- 5G mobile network bands: No.
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Single and Dual SIM options
- Software / OS: One UI Core based on Android 13.
Design, Form Factor, Appearance
- Dimensions: 168 x 77.8 x 8.8 mm
- Weight: 194g
- Display: 6.7 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels (HD+), 20:9 aspect ratio, PLS LCD, 90Hz, Infinity-V display.
- Colours: Violet, Light Green, Silver, Black.
- Physical Build: Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back.
Internal Hardware Specs
- Central Processing Unit (CPU): 64-bit, up to 2.4 GHz Octa-core
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (6nm)
- Graphics Processor Unit (GPau): ARM Mali-G52 MP1
- RAM: 4 GB / 6 GB
- Internal Storage: 128 GB
- External Storage: microSD (dedicated slot)
Photography, Video Recording
- Rear Triple Camera: 50 MP main sensor + 2 MP macro sensor + 2 MP depth sensor, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
- Front-facing Camera: 13 MP, Face Recognition, 1080p video capture.
Audio, Video Playback
- Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
- 3.5 mm audio jack; Yes.
- Loudspeaker: Mono speaker
- Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
- FM Radio: No.
- Digital Compass: N/A.
- Accelerometer: Yes.
- Proximity Sensor: Virtual.
- Ambient Light Sensor: N/A.
- Barometer: No.
- Pedometer: No.
- Heart Rate Monitor: No.
- Gyroscope (G-Sensor): N/A.
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; side-mounted.
- Face Unlock: Yes.
- Iris Scanner: No.
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
- Voice Control: No.
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant. Bixby.
- Infra-red Sensor: No.
- Bluetooth: v5.0, A2DP
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
- GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
- USB: microUSB v2.0.
- NFC: No.
- Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Ion 5000 mAh
- Battery Charging: 25W quick charging
- Wireless Charging: No.
- Reverse Charging: No.
- Model Number: SM-A057F, SM-A057F/DS, SM-A057M, SM-A057M/DS.
When was Samsung Galaxy A05s released?
- Announced: September 2023
- Release Date: September 2023
Price: How much is Samsung Galaxy A05s in the US, UK, EU, Australia, and others?
- United States: $162 (4/128 GB). $210 (6/128 GB).
Frequently Asked Questions About Samsung Galaxy A05s
Here are quick answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Samsung A05s.
Does Samsung A05s have a fingerprint reader?
Does Samsung A05s have fingerprint reader? Yes; it has a fingerprint scanner built into the power button on the side of the phone.
Is Samsung Galaxy A05s a dual SIM phone?
The Samsung A05s has both single and dual SIM options available for buyers to pick from.
Does Samsung A05s support fast charging?
Samsung Galaxy A05s has 25W fast charging.
Is Samsung A05s’ display/screen Super AMOLED?
No; the display of the Samsung Galaxy A05s is not Super AMOLED. It uses a PLS LCD screen.
Is Samsung A05s waterproof?
No; Samsung A05s is not water or dustproof.
Does the Samsung Galaxy A05s have a headphone jack?
The Galaxy A05s has a headphone jack, so you can use wired headphones or earphones with it.
Will Samsung Galaxy A05s get Android 14?
Samsung says that the Galaxy A05s will get updated to Android 14.
Is Samsung Galaxy A05s unlocked?
In the United States, the Galaxy A05s is available in both unlocked and locked forms, depending on what carrier or retailer you buy it from. Ask your carrier for details.
Does Samsung have stores in the US?
Samsung has multiple stores in the United States where you can walk in to buy their phones. Visit Samsung.com USA and use the Store Locator tool to find the locations of Samsung stores in the USA.
Will Samsung Galaxy A05s work in the USA?
The Galaxy A05s is a GSM phone and is supported on US GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile and other networks riding on their networks. It does not support CDMA networks. Do make enquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on their service.
Where can you buy Samsung Galaxy A05s?
Samsung A05s is expected to be available on Boost Mobile, Cricket and MetroPCS in the United States, on Amazon, as well as in stores in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and other markets.
Is Samsung Galaxy A05s worth buying?
Samsung Galaxy A05s succeeds the Galaxy A04s released in 2022 and shows up with a few decent upgrades over its predecessor.
The biggest upgrade it brings is the 1080p screen, a great leap from the 720p screen in the Galaxy A04s. The display is also bigger (6.7 inches up from 6.5 inches), which is something that most people want.
On the inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G chipset, which is more capable than what the Galaxy A04s has. The other upgrades are in the selfie camera (now a 13 MP shooter from 5 MP) and fast charge speed (a decent 25W standard up from 15W in its predecessor).
In terms of memory options, it does not offer as many variants as the A04s which had up to four. The Galaxy A05s has only two variants – 4GB RAM + 128GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage.
On the whole, Samsung Galaxy A05s is a significant upgrade over its predecessor. If you are looking to upgrade this year, it sounds like a good deal to us. Do note that its launch price is also a bit higher than the launch price of the A04s the year before.
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