Samsung Galaxy A24 4G (SM-A245F) Price, Review And Specifications.



Samsung Galaxy A24 (SM-A245F/ SM-A245M) Quick Specs:
6.5" Full-HD+ (2340×1080) AMOLED 90hz Infinity-U Display.
396ppi, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio.
Android 13 OS, Samsung One UI 5.1.
Helio G99 Chipset.
4GB/6GB/8GB of RAM (Plus up to 8GB of Virtual RAM).
128GB Internal Storage.
Triple-lens (50MP+13MP+2MP) Rear Camera.
Single-lens (13MP) Front Camera.
Face Unlock.
Fingerprint reader (Side-mounted).
USB Type-C Port:
4G (LTE) Network.
5,000mAh Battery (25W Fast Charging).
Starting Price:
₦176,880, GH₵ 2,454, EGP 6,399, R 4,398, KSh 33,699, UGX 679,000, $179, £ 180, Euro 200.

Samsung Galaxy A24 4G (SM-A245F/ SM-A245M) wear the familiar simple looks of a typical Samsung budget phone. So, design-wise, Galaxy A24 won't win you over or impress you. Nonetheless, the phone still looks a little more appealing than its predecessor, and other less affordable Samsung Android phones.
Still, and despite that it doesn't have the appealing looks of most of its competitions, the essential components of the phone are of better qualities. Galaxy A24 is equipped with an highly impressive camera and it's also fitted with a more powerful CPU. The phone also has a bright and vivid AMOLED display.
Yet, inspite of those qualities, the phone doesn't compromise on other standard (or regular) features that are expected of a phone at this price point. For instance, the phone is equipped with high RAM and high storage capacity. And it's also running on the latest Samsung One UI on top of the recent Android OS.

By the way Samsung Galaxy A24 is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy A23 4G (SM-A235F). And compared to the earlier phone, Galaxy A24 offers a few but major updates. Firstly, the latest model is fitted with a better display. The phone is also powered by a more powerful CPU and features an higher megapixel front-facing camera. Galaxy A24 is also pre-installed with the recent Android OS and the latest version of Samsung One UI. But the quad rear camera on the earlier phone has been reduced to triple on the A24. However, almost all other features of the latest phone also remain as those of the earlier Galaxy A23.

Meanwhile, talking about its design. Basically, Samsung Galaxy A24 shares looks with its predecessor (and other less affordable Samsung phones), however, the latest phone has a slightly smaller form factor and a little wider aspect ratio. The Infinity-V notch on the the earlier phone's display has also been replaced with an Infinity-U notch on the Galaxy A24. This makes the front of the Galaxy A24 to look more prettier than that of the Galaxy A23. The back of the phone also look more appealing. It doesn't have a camera bump like the earlier one. Also, the back cover is now flat and has a glossy finish.
Still, there are many other phones at this price point that offer a more stylish and sleeker design than the Galaxy A24. Even, most of them come in bigger sizes.

The display of the Samsung Galaxy A24 still has a 1080p resolution and support 90hz refresh rate like that of the Galaxy A23. However, the latest phone has a screen size of 6.5-inch; which is minute smaller than the 6.6-inch screen of the A23. Nonetheless, as a result of its U-shape notch and wider aspect ratio, Galaxy A24 has more screen real estate than its predecessor. Also, as result of its AMOLED panel, the display of the Galaxy A24 is more colourful than that of the Galaxy A23; which features PLS-LCD panel. The screen of the latest phone also has deeper blacks and higher brightness level. In short, Galaxy A24 AMOLED display is among the brightest in this segment.

Concerning its camera. There's a 13-megapixel selfie lens on the front of the Galaxy A24; an upgrade from the 8-megapixel selfie lens on the earlier model. Also, despite that the number of rear cameras have been reduced (from four to three) on the latest phone, the main rear camera of the Galaxy A24 still has a 50-megapixel main sensor like the one on the Galaxy A23. The other two rear cameras also have the same type of sensors as the ones on the earlier phone.
Photos taken with the latest phone's main rear camera also have an impressive picture qualities, like those of the earlier model. Photos area remarkably detailed and have realistic colours. Also, as a result of its higher megapixel from camera, Galaxy A24 was able to deliver a more detailed and better looking selfies than its predecessor. And compare to those of many at this price point, photos from the front-facing camera and rear cameras of the Galaxy A24 are more clearer and have a more accurate colours. 

Out-of-the-box, Samsung Galaxy A24 is running on the recent Android 13 OS with the latest version of Samsung One UI on top. The SnapDragon 680 CPU on the earlier model has also been replaced with a slightly more powerful MediaTek Helio G99. Yet, the phone is available in 4GB, 6GB and 8GB RAM options like the earlier model. However, unlike the earlier phone that came in two storage options of either 64GB or 128GB, Galaxy A24 is available in only one storage option of 128GB. Although, the phone still has a microSD card slot (for storage expansion) like its predecessor.

Performance-wise, Galaxy A24 is a swift and smooth running phone. In short, the only time you can experience noticeable lagging on this phone is when you're playing graphics demanding games, especially at maximum graphics settings. Otherwise, Galaxy A24 maintain constant smooth performance most of the time.
Furthermore, despite that the phone is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery like the earlier Galaxy A23, it has a longer battery life. The latest phone even has a longer battery life than most of its competitions with the same battery capacities.
Nonetheless, the rest of the features of the phone remain as those of the earlier model. For instance, Galaxy A24 retain the side-mounted fingerprint reader, dual microphone and 25W fast charging of the Galaxy A23. The phone also retain the earlier phone's single speaker; while many of its competitions are presenting the buyers with stereo speakers.

Price And Design Colours:
Samsung Galaxy A24 is available in different colours options of Black, Lime Green, Blue Gradient and Dark Red. And the current price of the base variant (4GB/128GB) is about 176,800 Naira.

Though, a few other affordable mid-range phones, such as Tecno Camon 20 and Infinix Note 30, which feature attractive design, 8GB of RAMs and 256GB inbuilt storage, attract a little lower price than the standard variant (6GB/128GB) of the Galaxy A24. But, when it comes to processing power, photography and battery life, all these phones are no match for the Samsung Galaxy A24.
Even, it's difficult, for the Pro versions of the listed phones, to outshine Samsung Galaxy A24, especially in those three key areas.

DESIGN: Galaxy A24 Looks Prettier Than Galaxy A23:
Being an affordable mid-range phone, Samsung Galaxy A24 is made of plastics like its predecessor. Also in spite of its slightly wider aspect ratio and minute smaller size, Galaxy A24 still has a little heavy weight of about 195g as the earlier model. Though, due to its Infinity-U notch, flat back and lack of camera bump, the phone looks more appealing than its predecessor, but, the chassis is not as well built as that of the earlier phone. Also while the front of the earlier phone is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, the protective glass is missing on the Galaxy A24 (despite that the phone features a more superior display panel). Also, despite that the phone's back cover is decorated with a more attractive iridescence glossy finish, the back cover attracts smudges and fingerprints quickly. Furthermore, and like its predecessor, Samsung Galaxy A24 is neither water nor dust resistance certified.

Also in spite of the few cosmetics changes, the numbers of ports (and buttons) and their arrangements on the Galaxy A24 still remain as those of the Galaxy A23. In other words, the volume keys and power button (which also doubles as a fingerprint reader) are placed on the right edge of the Galaxy A24, while the phone's 4G dual nanoSIM+microSD card slot is located on the left edge. The phone's single speaker is placed on the bottom edge, alongside USB Type-C and primary microphone. And except for the secondary microphone or noise cancellation microphone, there's nothing again on the top edge of the Galaxy A24.
Impressive Photography:
Except for its lack of Depth sensor, Samsung Galaxy A24 camera set-up remain as those of the earlier model. In other words, Galaxy A24 has a 50-megapixel main sensor, a 5-megapixel Ultra-Wide sensor and a 2-megapixel Macro sensor.
As i mentioned before, photos taken with the phone's main rear sensor have unrivaled picture qualities, compared to those of others at this price point. Photos are remarkably clear and detailed. And colours are more true-to-life. They also have appropriate contrast and brightness level. Dynamic range is higher too. And despite its lack of Depth sensor, portrait shots from the main sensor also have a good subject separation.

Night shots or photos taken at night with the primary camera are also clear and bright. Yet, the shots taken in Night Mode are even more detailed, clearer and crisper than the ones from the normal mode.
However, despite that the phone's Ultra-Wide camera was able to capture wider shots as it's meant to do, but as expected of a 5-megapixel sensor, photos are not as detailed, neither as nice looking as the ones from the main camera. Still, averagely, the shots from the Ultra-wide sensor look quite okay.
Furthermore, because the Macro camera or the third camera on the phone also has a much lower megapixel sensor, the shots taken with the camera are just moderately clear and sharp. Surprisingly though, colour representation looks nice.
On the other hand, selfies from the 13-megapixel front-facing camera of the Samsung Galaxy A24 are unexpectedly detailed and clear. Colour representation and skin tone are on point, and dynamic range is also high.

By the way, the main rear camera, Ultra-wide camera, and front-facing camera of the Galaxy A24 can only shoot videos up to 1080p at 30fps (frame per second). Fortunately, the main rear camera support Image Stabilization. Though it's EIS not OIS, still, video stabilization is good.

A Brighter And Prettier Display:
In spite of its slightly smaller size, the display of the Galaxy A24 is  more visually appealing than that of the Galaxy A23. Though the screen still features a 1080p resolution and support 90hz refresh rate  (for smoother page scrolling, swiping and gaming) like the earlier one, but, it has an AMOLED panel; which renders a more richer colours, deeper blacks and higher brightness level than the PLS-LCD panel on the Galaxy A23. In fact, compared to the 500nits of the earlier one, the peak brightness of the Galaxy A24 screen is a little over 1000nits (in auto mode though). And this makes Galaxy A24 a better choice for outdoor usage.
Even the screen of the A24 also has a more screen real estate than that of the earlier model; which as i mentioned earlier, is as a result of the phone's wider or 19.5:9 aspect ratio (compared to the 20:9 of the earlier one). And it's the wider aspect ratio that caused the latest screen to have a slightly different 1080p resolution of 2340-by-1080 pixels (396ppi).

Upgraded CPU, Latest Software:
Samsung Galaxy A24 is pre-installed with the latest Samsung One UI 5.1 Skin. And the phone is running the custom UI on top of the Android 13 OS (with two major OS upgrades). Besides the recent software, the MediaTek Helio G99 CPU that powered the phone also packed a little more power than the Qualcomm SnapDragon 680 that came with the earlier model. Though SD680 is a recent chipset and it also has an higher maximum clock speed, yet, the MediaTek CPU outshine it a little, especially when it comes to multitasking and gaming.

Also because the CPU is paired with a slightly more powerful GPU, Galaxy A24 was able to handle most of the graphics demanding games better than its predecessor. Even these games were able to play at High frame rate and at High (or Medium) graphics settings. Also, despite that the Galaxy A24's CPU is also 6nm octa-core processor like the SD860 that's inside the earlier model, the latest phone is more power efficient.

And to further ensure a consistent smooth performance, Samsung Galaxy A24 also features RAM Plus (or RAM Virtualization), like other recent affordable and mid-range Samsung Android phones. RAM Plus enables you to convert up to 8GB, out of the phone's inbuilt storage, to virtual RAM.
And as usual, the latest phone's 128GB inbuilt storage can also be expanded, via microSD card, up to 1TB (One Terabyte).

Same Battery But More Efficient:
Despite having the same 5000mAh battery and the same 25W fast charging as the earlier Galaxy A23, Galaxy A24 battery still last a little longer than that of the earlier model. I think this is as a result of the latest phone's slightly more power efficient CPU and AMOLED panel.
By the way, Samsung doesn't include charger (power adapter) inside the box of the Galaxy A24, so, you have to buy the charger separately. And with a proprietary 25W charger, it'll take you about an hour forty five minutes to fully charged Samsung Galaxy A24 battery from zero percent.

Full Specifications Of The Samsung Galaxy A24 4G (SM-A245F/ SM-A245M):
Maker: Samsung Mobile.
Name: Galaxy A24 (SM-A245F/ SM-A245M).
Year Released: May, 2023.
Dimensions: 162.1x77.6x8.3mm
Weight: 195g (6.88 oz).   
Colour: Black, Lime Green, Blue Gradient & Dark Red.

Screen Type: AMOLED Capacitive Touch-screen.
Size and Resolution: 6.5-inch, Full-HD+, 2340-by-1080 pixels, 90Hz (high) Refresh Rate.
Aspect ratio & Pixel Densities: 19.5:9, 396PPI.
Protection N/a.

3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes.
USB Type-C Port: Yes.
MicroUSB port: No.
Lightning Connector: No.
Google Assistant Button: No.

Chipset: MediaTek Helio G99 Octa-core Processor, 2.2GHz.
GPU: Mali-G57 MC2.
RAM: 4GB/6GB/8GB (With up to 8GB of Virtual RAM).
Operating System: Android 13, One UI 5.1.

Internal Storage: 128GB.
Micro-SD card slot: Yes, up to 1TB (One Terabyte).

SIM: Nano, Dual SIM slots.
Network:  GSM, HSPA+, & LTE.

Rear camera: Triple-lens; 50MP (Wide)+5MP (Ultra-Wide)+2MP (Depth), Quad-Flash.
Front camera: Single-lens, 13MP+ Dual Front Flash.

Rear Cameras: 720p, 1080p @ 30 fps.
Front Camera: 720p, 1080p @ 30 fps.

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.3, HotSpots, USB-OTG, NFC.

Security: Face Unlock, Side-mounted Fingerprint Reader.
Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, G-sensor, Accelerometer And
Barometer sensor
Others: GPS, Location (Geo, Glonass), BDS, QZSS.

Battery Capacity: 5,000mAh.
Qi Wireless-Charging: N/a.
Fast Charging: 25W (Wired).

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