Samsung has officially launched its highly anticipated premium mid-range smartphone at an affordable price while maintaining features expected from high-end smartphones such as a high-quality display and long-term software support. If you already own the Galaxy A53, which is the predecessor of the Galaxy A54, you may consider upgrading to the Galaxy A54 if you are not satisfied with your current device.

The Galaxy A54 comes with several major upgrades. For example, its display is significantly brighter with 1000 nits of peak brightness and a Vision Booster feature. However, the display size has been reduced slightly to 6.4 inches. The FHD+ Super AMOLED panel also has a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ certification as well as SGS certification for blue light emission reduction.

Build & Design

The Galaxy A54 has a glass front and back while the Galaxy A53 has a plastic back. The device still has IP67 water and dust resistance and features improved bass and loudness with its stereo speakers that support Dolby Atmos for both audio and voice-calling functionality.

In terms of battery life, the Galaxy A54 comes with a massive 5000mAh battery and supports 25W fast charging, which is similar to the Galaxy A53. The device runs on Android 13 with One UI 5.0 out of the box and is eligible for four years of major OS upgrades, meaning it can be upgraded to Android 17. This is one year more than the Galaxy A34.


The camera on the Galaxy A54 has also been improved. It features a 50MP primary camera sensor with larger pixels (1µm) and optical image stabilization (OIS) that is well-suited for night photography. According to Samsung, the OIS has been improved by 50% and is four times more reactive (833Hz) compared to the previous generation. Other sensors include a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 5MP macro lens. There is no depth sensor this time around and the front-facing camera is a 32MP selfie shooter that uses camera pixels for autofocus, resulting in faster and more reliable focusing.


In terms of performance, the device is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 1380 SoC which is more powerful than the Exynos 1280 SoC found in the Galaxy A53 5G. The 5nm SoC features four high-performance CPU cores that are 20% faster and provide a 26% improvement in gaming compared to its predecessor. The device is more powerful than both the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720 and Snapdragon 750G.

Other features such as an in-display fingerprint scanner, 5G connectivity, GPS, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC and USB Type-C remain unchanged from the Galaxy A53. The weight of the Galaxy A54 has increased slightly to 202g compared to the Galaxy A53’s weight of 189g. It’s worth noting that this device does not come with a 3.5mm audio jack so you will need to purchase Bluetooth earphones.