Samsung’s Galaxy M33 5G was launched as a sub-Rs 20,000 5G offering from Samsung earlier this month. The Galaxy M33 5G comes as yet another affordable 5G offering from Samsung, as the company continues to launch a variety of 5G phones in separate segments. The Samsung Galaxy M33 5G was launched earlier this year with a 6,000mAh battery, quad rear camera setup, a 120Hz refresh rate display, and more.
The Samsung Galaxy M33 5G was launched at Rs 17,999 onwards for the base variant and on paper, it shows good numbers with a massive battery, four cameras, 120Hz display, and more. However, is all that beneficial in your day-to-day usage or is all of that just on paper? In this article, I will tell you what I like about the Samsung Galaxy M33 5G, what I don’t like, and if you should spend your Rs 17,999 on the Galaxy M33 5G. Let’s take a look.
The Samsung Galaxy M33 5G has a rather chunky size and the smartphone is quite heavy. This is partly due to the 6,000mAh battery. There is a water drop-style notch up front, with a slight chin on the front panel. There are slight bezels, and the front looks rather budget phone-like with the visible borders. At the back, the smartphone has a nice metallic finish that won’t catch fingerprints easily, which is good. The camera module is placed on the top left corner of the back panel in a square-like orientation. We got the green colour, which is a nice dark green shade and looked pretty good.
The display on the Samsung Galaxy M33 5G is very good in terms of responsiveness and picture quality. The smartphone has an LCD panel, so there are limitations in terms of how dark the blacks are or how vivid the colours look, but it is still pretty good in terms of colour accuracy. There is a 120Hz refresh rate that makes the experience.
While the display is good in terms of picture quality and responsiveness, in terms of resolution, it is not the best. The icons and text are a bit too big, and if the size of the text is reduced, it gets a bit too small and can be hard to read.
PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY
The Samsung Galaxy M33 5G comes powered with an octa-core Exynos 1280 SoC paired with up to 8GB of RAM. We got the 6GB RAM variant for our review, and in terms of performance and speed, the smartphone was a bit slower than competition. For example, app loading times are high, and the smartphone takes a while to come into shape after booting. The Samsung Galaxy M33 5G gave me no issues with multi-tasking. While it was a slower experience than what we are used to in this segment, it was stable with multiple apps running at the same time. The smartphone also heats up during gaming sessions, and the heat makes things even more sluggish. The lock/ unlock also takes a few seconds at times, which can easily get annoying.