Samsung Galaxy A34 5G review: At a glance

  • What is it? The Samsung Galaxy A34 5G is a mid-range Android phone that picks up where the Galaxy A33 5G left off. It offers a MediaTek Dimensity 1080 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, 6.6-inch FHD+ 120Hz OLED screen, and a 5,000mAh battery.
  • What is the price? The Galaxy A34 5G will set you back £349 (~$445) in the UK for the 128GB model.
  • Where can you buy it? The Galaxy A34 5G is currently available in Africa, Asia, the UK, the rest of Europe, and Latin America. It is not currently available in the US.
  • How did we test it? I tested the Galaxy A34 5G for two weeks. The review unit was supplied by Samsung South Africa.
  • Is it worth it? The Samsung Galaxy A34 5G is a modest upgrade over its predecessor, bringing precious few upgrades. But while the performance and design aren’t flashy, you’re still getting an impressive commitment to updates, great battery life, a durable build, and a nice display for the price.

Samsung Galaxy A34 5G

Should you buy the Samsung Galaxy A34 5G?

Samsung Galaxy A34 5G in hand showing display

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The Galaxy A34 5G is an all-plastic affair, including the rear cover and frame, though there are individual cutouts in the rear cover for the triple camera system. My first impression was that the Galaxy A34 5G looks a little dated compared to many other budget phones, though that’s largely due to the use of a waterdrop notch here rather than a punch-hole cutout. It also bears a bit of a resemblance to older iPhones owing to the rounded corners and relatively thick design.