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Samsung Galaxy A55 Unboxing and First Impressions

Samsung Galaxy A55 Unboxing and First Impressions

by Aiman MaulanaMarch 21, 2024
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Samsung Galaxy A55 Unboxing

Samsung Galaxy A55 Unboxing and First Impressions

The Samsung Galaxy A55 comes in your standard, minimalist white box that looks pretty much the same as previous Galaxy A devices. Just like last year, the box is thin and at this point, practically everyone knows why. If not, you will find out in just a bit.

Samsung Galaxy A55 Unboxing and First Impressions

Inside the box, you can find the following items:

  • Documentations
  • USB-C to USB-C cable
  • SIM ejector tool
  • The Samsung Galaxy A55 smartphone itself

Samsung Galaxy A55 First Impressions

Samsung Galaxy A55 Unboxing and First Impressions

At first glance, the Samsung Galaxy A55 doesn’t look much different from its predecessor, the A54. That is until you realize two key details; the size and its chassis. This one is slightly bigger than its predecessor as the display has also become bigger, but more on that in a bit. It has also improved in its build quality as it moved from a plastic chassis to an aluminum one, making it more sturdy and feel more premium. It’s also more comfortable to hold, albeit slightly odd looking, thanks to the Key Island design on the sides. On the rear, it is glass but it’s no ordinary glass as it’s Gorilla Glass, bolstering up its durability factor.

Samsung Galaxy A55 Unboxing and First Impressions

Moving over to the front and you get a 6.6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. It’s basically the same as before, except larger as its predecessor was set at 6.4 inches. One thing that surprised me is the bump from Gorilla Glass 5 to Gorilla Glass Victus+. Sure, it’s not Victus 2 nor the Gorilla Armor, something the S24 series is using, but it’s still a significant improvement nonetheless, especially in sub-RM2K midrange smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy A55 Unboxing and First Impressions

It’s powered by the new Exynos 1480, a 4nm SoC which is a slight upgrade from the Exynos 1380 in terms of CPU power but a notable upgrade in GPU as it now uses the AMD RDNA 2-based Xclipse 530 GPU. This is all powered by a healthy 5,000mAh battery which should keep you going for at least a whole day, but keep in mind that it only supports charging speeds of up to 25W, which is rather low by today’s standards. We will find out exactly how long the battery life is once we’ve done benchmarking it.

It’s worth noting that Samsung also introduced Knox Vault to the Galaxy A series for the first time, providing hardware-based security which has been a mainstay for the company’s flagship devices. Essentially, Knox Vault is operated in isolation from the main system’s processor and memory, which (ideally) reduces the attack surfaces via exploits. To further strengthen the security, the optional Auto Blocker feature can block unknown apps, commands, as well as executions from USB connections.

Check out the rest of the specifications right below here:

Samsung Galaxy A55 Specifications

Processor Exynos 1480
4 x Cortex-A78 @ 2.75GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 @ 2GHz
GPU Samsung Xclipse 530
RAM 8GB / 12GB
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE
USB Type-C 2.0, OTG
GPS, Glonass, BDS, Galileo, QZSS
Virtual Proximity Sensing
Storage 128GB / 256GB
Up to 1TB expandable storage (MicroSD)
Display 6.6″ FHD+ (2340 x 1080) Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display
Up to 120Hz Refresh Rate
1000nits (HBM)
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+
Rear Camera 50MP f/1.8 wide angle camera, OIS, PDAF
12MP f/2.2 ultrawide camera, 123°
5MP f/2.4 macro, fixed focus
LED flash, panorama, 12-bit HDR, gyro-EIS
AI Image Signal Processing (ISP)
Selfie Camera 32MP f/2.2 wide-angle selfie cam, HDR
Battery 5000mAh
25W Fast Charging
OS One UI 6.1
Android 14
Ingress Protection IP67
Dimensions 161.1 x 77.4 x 8.2 mm, 213g
Colours Awesome IceBlue, Awesome Lilac, Awesome Navy

For now, the Samsung Galaxy A55 is in the middle of benchmark tests among other tests. I’ll be publishing my review of this smartphone soon so stay tuned to for the review.

If you want to know more about the new Galaxy A series devices launched this year, click right here.

About The Author
Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)