Samsung Galaxy M33 full review

(Last Updated On: April 16, 2022)

Description:

In today’s article, I’m going to give you a complete review of the Samsung Galaxy M33. I’m going to give you a complete spec sheet. I’m going to review the Display, Design and build, Performance, Memory, Storage, Software, Battery, Camera, Main camera, Lenses, Selfie camera, Connectivity, Network, Sound, and pretty much everything that comes in this device.

Samsung Galaxy M33


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Samsung Galaxy M33:

 Display:

Type IPS LCD, 120Hz
Size 6.6 inches, (~82.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2408 pixels, (~400 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Samsung Galaxy M33 has the most amazing display on a mid-range smartphone. Its 6.6 inches IPS LCD, 120Hz, and 688 nits (peak) brightness display.  It is also Full HD+ with a PPI density of 400. The display is punchier and fast with 120Hz support, and more colorful. The gaming experience is also going to be on another level because it’s a 120Hz display and also the content watching will be good. Thanks to DCIP3 technology. Samsung Galaxy M33 is using the IPS LCD panel. This display is capable of delivering faster performance with no touch lag issuers. The display is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5 which is not strong as the Gorilla Glass Victus but giving this on a midrange is great. Samsung is known for its good software optimization when it comes to displaying.


DESIGN & BUILD:

Dimensions 165.4 x 76.9 x 9.4 mm (6.51 x 3.03 x 0.37 in)
Weight 198 g (Global) / 215 g (India) (6.98 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame, plastic back
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Samsung is known for its amazing designs. Samsung Galaxy M33 with the new design, it looks more futuristic and strong. The rear is made of Plastic. The frame is made of plastic, which makes it lighter. There is IP53 water and dust resistance. In this Samsung Galaxy M33, we got to see the better design and the better back. Which is good to see on the Mid-range phone. It’s protected by a plastic frame that’s why it makes it lighter by 188 grams. Talking about the design, the Camera bump is quite a  good place. The camera bump looks familiar with the Realme 8 and Realme 8 Pro. Talking about the fingerprint scanner it’s located on the home button and it’s fast with new features. I like the in-home button fingerprint scanner because it is faster and more efficient than the in-display fingerprint scanner.



Performance:

Architecture 2x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A78
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8
Frequency 2400 MHz
Process 5 nanometers

Samsung Exynos 1280 lunched with the Big 2 cores of Cortex-A78 at 2.4GHz. The other 6 cores is based on Cortex-A55 which is a power efficiency core. The Cortex-A78 also has the best speeds and good set instruction architecture. There are a total of 8 cores with a boost clock of 2.4 GHz. Samsung Exynos 1280 have the latest set instruction architecture. It is considerably fast and strong enough to beat some of the latest and most powerful Chipsets. Samsung Exynos 1280 is fabricated on 5Nm. This means Samsung Exynos 1280 will be power efficient and will consume less battery and will produce less heat.

MEMORY AND STORAGE:

Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
Storage UFS 2.1

Samsung Galaxy M33 is launching in 2 variants of ram and 1 variant of storage. 6GB and 8GB RAM with the new Samsung Exynos 1280 is a good combination. The ram is LPDDR4x and clocked on 2133MHz. there is 1 storage option which is 128 which is good for a mid-range smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy M33 has the fastest UFS 2.1 storage support. There is an SD card support of 1TB. It is good to see that this Samsung Galaxy M33 can support SD cards up to 1024GB.


Benchmarks:

Geekbench 5:

Single Core 732
Multi core 1894

Now let’s talk about the benchmarks. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has good CPU scores in the Geekbach 5. The single-core score is 732. This is quite impressive when it comes to single-core performance and also the multi-core which is 1894. Which is faster than the newly launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 695. You can check that out.

Antutu 9 Benchmarks

CPU 97691
GPU 125329
Memory 75554
UX 84878
Total score 383565

Samsung Exynos 1280shows one of the best AnTuTu 9 scores. We can see a big jump in the GPU and CPU performance. The total performance of the GPU is 125329, which is a bit faster than the Snapdragon 732G. The CPU also shows one of the best scores. It is 97691 which Is a bit slower than the Snapdragon 765. The memory scores also show a significant boost. Samsung Exynos 1280 memory is faster than Snapdragon 720G, Snapdragon 732G, and Snapdragon 730G. The Ux is also showing one of the best performances. It is 84878, which is faster than Snapdragon 720G, Snapdragon 732G, and Snapdragon 730G. Samsung Exynos 1280total scores are above 383565. Samsung Exynos 1280 is considerably gaining a performance boost and beating some of the latest processors from Snapdragon in the Mid-rand category.


Software:

Operating system Android 12
ROM One UI 4.1

The Samsung Galaxy M33 comes with Android 12 support. Which can be customized more than the Android 10. In the new One UI 4.1, there are tons of new features added to the Samsung Galaxy M33. This new custom ROM is greatly optimized with new bugs fixes and with a new layout that is fun to play with.

Battery:


Type
Li-Ion 5000 mAh, – International
Li-Ion 6000 mAh, – India
Charging Fast charging 25W
Reverse charging

When it comes to charging. This phone can support fast charging of 25 watts. Which can be fully charged in 120 minutes. There is no wireless charging support. The Samsung Galaxy M33 comes with a 5000Mah battery. Which is just enough for the daily usage. The Samsung Galaxy M33 has a full day battery on a single charge it can live long up to a day.


MAIN CAMERA:

Quad 50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video [email protected], [email protected]

Samsung Galaxy M33 comes with a Quad Camera setup. The main camera is 50 Megapixels F/1.8. There is an ultra-wide-angle lens of 5MP. This is a pretty amazing Camera setup which means the photos will contain more details. There is 4K 30 FPS and 1080P 60 FPS video support. The videos will contain more details and will be sharper thanks to its chipset. There is no optical image stabilization. When it comes to dynamic range and sharpness this camera can handle that in harsh light conditions while maintaining good noise control.

The main sensor is 50 Megapixels. This sensor is brighter and big. Thanks to the aperture f/1.8. This sensor can take stronger portrait shots and can take great shots in the nighttime because it’s combined with a wider aperture and this sensor is also big which can lead to good nighttime shots. This is also a great sensor considering its capabilities. There is also an ultra-wide sensor of 5MP. It is also a high-quality sensor and its aperture is F/2.2 which can take good shots with amazing dynamic range and wide field of view. These camera sensors can take good shots with amazing details, and amazing sharpness. Thanks to the aperture f/1.8. This sensor can take stronger portrait shots and can take great shots in the nighttime because it’s combined with a wider aperture. There is also a 2MP of depth lens and 2mp macro camera which is not useful in most situations. The camera features bokeh mode and pro mode. In pro mode, the camera gets full control of the user which is quite useful. This camera setup is very good with optimized software and with good hardware choices. The optical image stabilization is only available on the main camera.



SELFIE CAMERA:

Single 8 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
Video [email protected]

The Samsung Galaxy M33 has an 8-megapixel Selfie Camera. Their recording is kept on 2K at 30 FPS. But considering this Selfie Camera is 8 megapixels. This means it will contain fewer details. It’s also F/2.2. Which will help to collect more light at night photography. The sensor is bright and wide which makes the selfie camera a good upgrade.

Connectivity:

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth version 5.1
USB type USB Type-C
USB version 2.0
NFC* YES

The Samsung Galaxy M33 comes with Wi-Fi 5 with the Bluetooth version of 5.1. Which contains more speed and a better coverage area. Thanks for the Wi-Fi 5. It gives you a better upload and download speed. Samsung Galaxy M33 comes with the USB type C 2, which makes it faster and more efficient. There is NFC support in this smartphone which is very helpful in many situations.


SOUND:

Speakers Stereo
Headphone audio jack Yes

The Samsung Galaxy M33 comes with stereo speakers. There is a 3.5-millimeter headphone Jack because it’s a mid-range phone. This smartphone is more targeting gaming rather than daily usage. With the stereo speakers, this smartphone sounds great.

Colors:

Colors Green, Blue, Brown

The Samsung Galaxy M33 is launching in three colors, Green, Blue, and Brown, I personally like the blue color because it gives a natural look to the Samsung Galaxy M33.


Final Thoughts:

So, this was my review of the Samsung Galaxy M33. This phone has an amazing chipset with an amazing camera. So, I highly recommend buying this phone if you are looking for a good value Mid-range gaming phone.

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