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Offers: the Galaxy A55 and A35 get a free storage improve and an €80 trade-in bonus


The Galaxy A55 is a stable mid-ranger, although it’s on the expensive aspect. It’s too early for reductions, however Samsung does supply a launch promotion – a free storage improve. Which means the 256GB mannequin prices the identical because the 128GB one.

Additionally, you get an €80 trade-in bonus over the worth of the previous telephone that you just ship in. For instance, a Galaxy A54 is valued at €200 (for a 128GB unit). With that and the bonus, the A55 256GB drops to €200. The older A53 (128GB) may fetch €170, whereas an A52 (128GB) would get you €140. Observe that if the telephone you’re buying and selling in has 256GB storage as an alternative, you will get €20-30 extra.

In locations just like the UK, the A55 prices the identical because the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE and that’s not an awesome deal. Within the US, the A55 isn’t even obtainable – “purchase the S23 FE,” says Samsung.

In Germany, the scenario is a bit totally different. Samsung.com sells the 8/128GB Galaxy S23 FE at €630, Amazon has it a bit cheaper at €605. Each are noticeably pricier than the A55, earlier than you even take within the promo supply under consideration.

The A55 could have the slower chipset (Exynos 2200 on the FE), but it surely presents a lot better battery life (13:27h lively use rating vs. 8:28h). And also you’re getting an aluminum body and Victus+ on the entrance with the brand new A-phone. Moreover the chipset, the one place the place the A55 falls quick is zoom – it has no reply to S23 FE’s 8MP 3x digicam.

Anyway, the Galaxy A35 has a free storage improve too and right here it’s much more related because the 128GB mannequin has 6GB of RAM, whereas the 256GB one has 8GB. There’s a microSD slot, after all, so you may all the time add extra storage, however you may’t add extra RAM. As for the telephone itself, it’s much like the A54 from final yr.

In comparison with the A55, it’s extra plasticy (each the chassis and the again, the entrance continues to be Victus+) and also you get the older however nonetheless respectable Exynos 1380. There are a couple of different adjustments (e.g. 13MP selfie digicam as an alternative of 32MP) too.

The Nothing Telephone (2) is slowly falling in value and a 12/256GB unit might be yours for underneath €550 – that’s lower than the Galaxy S23 FE. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is extra environment friendly than the Exynos 2200 and also you get an LTPO show – 6.7” 120Hz with FHD+ decision and 10-bit colours.

Plus a 50MP extremely large as an alternative of 12MP, however no tele digicam. Additionally, the mud and water resistance is a primary IP54, but it surely must be adequate for many circumstances. The 4,700mAh battery helps each 45W wired and 15W wi-fi charging, however the battery endurance is miles forward (14:21h lively use rating vs. 8:28h).

The Realme 11 Professional could look upscale with its curved show, however it’s a mid-ranger at coronary heart. And now that it prices €240, it presents nice worth for cash. It combines a 6.7” 120Hz FHD+ show (10-bit colours) with a Dimensity 7050 for respectable efficiency and 5G connectivity. It has a 100MP essential digicam with OIS with fairly good 2x in-sensor zoom (there’s no extremely large, although). Battery endurance is stable (13:14h lively use rating) and the 5,000mAh battery is totally charged in 47 minutes.

For across the identical amount of money you will get the Redmi Observe 13 as an alternative. It has a comparable show and each a 108MP essential digicam and an 8MP extremely large. The 2x in-sensor zoom wasn’t nice, however the 3x choice is fairly stable (a consequence of the Nonapixel array on the ISOCELL HM6).

There’s no OIS on the principle digicam, although and the battery is worse – the identical 5,000mAh capability solely earned a 9:49 lively use rating. The 33W charging is predictably slower and wishes 76 minutes for a full cost. Lastly, the Dimensity 6080 chipset within the Redmi is simply slower than the 7050 within the Realme.

Have you ever ever wished to strive VR however had been fearful that it could be an enormous funding? The Meta Quest 2 is right down to €250, so now could be the time to offer it a shot. The Quest 3 improves the decision and provides colour passthrough, but it surely prices greater than double, so it’s tougher to suggest for first-timers.

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