In mid-October this year, Samsung Electronics a new addition to its budget smartphone portfolio with the launch of the Galaxy A04s. Available in two versions, each coming at different price points – with the 64GB retailing at Kshs 20,000 and 128GB going for Kshs 23,000 – the Galaxy A04s definitely offers comfortable level of value to the user at that price point.
The device – unveiled in the local market in October this year – is undeniably a good buy. And here, it is important to remember that the Galaxy A series was developed and designed by Samsung to meet the needs and requirements of customers keen to experience premium features and functionalities in a mid-range priced smartphone.
So, apart from the internal storage capacity and memory fitted into the device, what other valuable features does it pack within? Let’s start from the design.
With a weight of just 195g, the Galaxy A04s comes encased in a plastic body measuring 164.7 mm (in length), 76.7 mm width, with a height of 9.1 mm. The device has a 6.5-inch Infinity display with an 80.7% screen-to-body ratio.
With its smooth and rounded edges, the Galaxy A04s sits comfortably within the user’s palms. The ribbed effect on the back cover ensures that the user has a firm grip on the device even during long periods of use (or scrolling through tens of their favorite photos, audio files and video clips).
|Body||Dimensions – 164.7 x 76.7 x 9.1 mm (6.48 x 3.02 x 0.36 in)
Weight – 195g
Build – Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
SIM – Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)
|Display||Size – 6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (about 80.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution – 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio
|Platform||OS – Android 12, One UI Core 4
Chipset – Exynos 850 (8nm)
CPU – Octa-core
|Memory and Storage||Card slot – microSD
RAM – 4GB
Internal Storage – 64GB
|Back Camera||Triple – 50 MP (wide), 2 MP (macro), 2 MP (depth)
Features – LED flash, Panorama, HDR
Video – 1080p@30fps
|Front Camera||Single- 5 MP (wide)
Video – 720p@30fps
3.5mm jack slot
|Connectivity||WLAN – Wi-Fi
USB Type-C 2.0
Virtual Proximity Sensing
|Battery||Li-Po 5000 mAh|
Having seen that the Galaxy A04s comes with a 6.5-inch Infinity display with an 80.7% screen-to-body ratio, let’s now focus on the camera.
With the A04s’ Macro Camera, you are able to close in with the 2MP Macro Camera and bring out the ultra-fine details in the object of your focus. The camera applies natural bokeh effect to the images, leading to objects that are more prominent than the background.
Bring the focus to the front with Depth Camera
And using the 2MP Depth Camera, you can then adjust the depth of field of the photos. You can also adjust the background blur for high-quality portrait shots that, making the main subject to stand out even more.
When it comes to taking and sharing memorable selfies, remember you can ensure you stand out with Front Camera. With the bokeh effect added to the 5MP Front Camera, you can then confidently take stunning selfies that feature more of you (as the main object in the photo) and less of the overall background.
In conclusion, and based on its overall screen display and camera features and capabilities, the Galaxy A04s seeks to ensure that you get the best possible experience each day while interacting with your content.
The Galaxy A04s comes fitted with a 5,000mAh battery. The capacity within this battery means that you can use the device for your daily activities without getting anxious (or possibly worried) about the battery being discharged. Again, the device’s AI Power management feature detects and adjusts to each person’s individual mobile usage habits for the longest possible and optimum power duration.
As can be seen from its specs sheet shared above, the Galaxy A04s pulls together Octa-core processing power with upto 4GB (or 3GB) of RAM, enabling the user to have a fast and efficient performance for everyday tasks and activities. Depending on the version chosen by the user – whether the 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of internal storage, the user can in times of need boost the storage capacity to upto 1TB via the microSD card.
In terms of sound quality, the user is assured of an even better audio experience with the Dolby Atmos which provides full, loud and surround sound.
Data Privacy and Protection
Like other Samsung smartphones, the Galaxy A04s comes with Samsung Knox built into the phone’s hardware and software, meaning that its data is protected against unauthorized access from the moment the device is powered on. Samsung Knox offers the user multi-layered security, defends their most sensitive information from malware and malicious threats.