Samsung Galaxy A90 5G


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  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • Battery: 4,500 mAh
  • Main camera: 48MP + 8MP + 5MP
  • Front camera: 12 MP
  • Display: 6.7 inches
  • Processor: Snapdragon 855
  • Connectivity: Dual sim, 3G, 4G, 5G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi
  • Colors: Black, White
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G

Has Samsung’s A series becomes the company’s heartbeat, its darling and its first love? This is the question that is on many peoples’ lips now. Why is Samsung concentrating so much on this midrange line of smartphones which has some high end models like the Galaxy A90 5G which we shall be taking a look at in this article?

We hardly hear about other lines like the J Series nowadays (even though they still exist) as compared to this one. But whatever the reasons, they are valid. It has actually been reported that Samsung Galaxy A90 5G is the first 5G smartphone that is actually worth it.

Well, such claims are hard to prove but cumulative arguments make one think it a true claim. Nonetheless, we shall talk about this phone is descriptive fashion throughout this article. First, its features.

Features of Samsung Galaxy A90 5G

  •  GSM, HSPA, LTE, 5G network technology 
  • Single or dual nano SIM
  • Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, 16M colors
  • 6.7 inches, 108.4cm2 (86.1% screen to body ratio)
  • 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)
  • Always on display 
  • Main camera: 48MP + 8MP + 5MP
  • 2160p@30fps video recording 
  • Selfie camera 32MP, HDR
  • 1080p@30fps video recording 
  • Wi-Fi 802.11, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5.0 
  • GPS with A-GPS, GLONAS, BDS
  • USB 2.0 Type C 1.0 reversible connector 
  • Under the display fingerprint scanner
  • Non removable 4500 mAh Li-Po battery 
  • -Fast battery charging 25W
  • Colors black or white

Design and build 

All Galaxy A series smartphones have this familiar look with a dew drop notch (wherein you the selfie camera sits), a rather slim bottom bezel, a display of its size with its corners curved in keeping with the curves of all four corners of the phone itself, even slimmer side bezels (almost impossible to tell), a back panel with Samsung branding and main camera (three lenses for A90 5G) in vertical orientation on the top right corner.

At least all these are true for Samsung Galaxy A90 5G which weighs 206 grams and is about 8.4mm thick. Its looks will strike some and still okay with others. It isn’t one of those top notch works of art when we consider its design language. It still is fluent though. The feel in hand is something close to heaves, especially before you get used to it.

Generally I’d say, Galaxy A90 5G is better known for other features than its design. And before I forget, the display panel has the fingerprint scanner beneath it. There’s an animation that will guide you though the simple process whenever you are unlocking. 

Display and camera

Some times these two go hand in hand, especially when both have good reports. And that being the case here I chose to talk about them under one segment. 

Display 

You will be pleased with the type of display panel Samsung chose for Galaxy A90 5G. A Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen it is. And the results for this decision will be ever evident each time you wake your phone. Other times when you are just quickly checking your notification without doing so- thanks to Always on display feature.

The panel is 6.7 inches in estate and covers a 108.4cm2 surface area with a 86.1% screen to body ratio. Also, turning focus to resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels you will surely see for yourself how neatly and sharply images are presented on this beautiful 20:9 ratio panel. Viewing angles are great as one would expect with an AMOLED panel by Samsung. 

Camera 

Now let us talk about the cameras. First is the main camera which has three lenses. The first a whooping 48MP (wide) lens, an 8MP (ultra wide) lens and a 5MP depth sensor. I have described each in a self explanatory way. With the primary camera you can shoot videos in 4K quality 2160p@30fps video recording and 1080p@30fps video recording with its impressive 32MP HDR selfie camera. 

Platform 

Performance 

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G runs Android 9 (Pie) with One UI theme by Samsung. A Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7nm) chipset powers it and it has an Adreno 640 GPU. Also present is an octa core (1 x 2.84 GHz Kyro 485 & 3 x 2.42 GHz Kyro 485 & 4 x 1.78 GHz Kyro GHz 485) CPU. This is a high end device no doubt about it. Snapdragon 855 chipset is a flagship hardware. Expect brilliant performance here, and nothing short of it.

Storage and memory 

Choose either a 128GB + 6GB RAM or 128GB + 8 GB RAM Galaxy A90 5G. Internal storage expansion using microSD up to 512GB has been allowed for the 6GB model only. 

Battery 

You will also enjoy hours and hours of screen-on-time with Galaxy A90 5G because of its 4500mAh battery. What a capacity to pack with a phone. Way to go Samsung. 

Some high end smartphones are actually not worth recommending because they do not meet the market’s hype. But Samsung Galaxy A90s is not one of them. This is a one of a kind smartphone. Easy to recommend and wise to suggest. Get it in color black of white- the choice is yours. Cheers, and thanks for reading this article. Find more at Phone Place Kenya – Kenya’s most trusted online phone store.  

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