- Samsung Galaxy A90 5G from Samsung we have the most affordable 5G Samsung device and it’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset.
Big thanks to Qualcomm for partnering with me in this video.
It is, of course, the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G.
Let’s go ahead and get it unboxed, and see what it has an offer.
So on the box, we have a
picture of the A90 5G,
and at the back, we have some of the key specifications as well as a gold Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G logo.
Now, this gold logo signifies that we have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset combined with the X50 5G modem.
We’re going to be talking about both of these
a little bit later.
Let’s get it open,
and there it is.
So inside the box, as well as the A90 5G, we do get a USB type
C to USB type C cable,
some USB type C earphones with some spare ear tips, a fash charger,
this does have support
for 25 watt fast charging, we’ve got some paperwork as well as a sim card tool.
Let’s get rid of the plastic at the back, and here it is, we’ve got a premium build so there a metal frame with glass panels both in the front and back.
The back glass panel is
actually curved on the edges to make it a little bit
more comfortable to hold.
And as mentioned, this is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip set, a chip set that is in a lot of flagship devices this year, and it’s great to see it on a mid-range device like this.
But as well as that, we have the Snapdragon X50 modem, and that is what’s going to enable 5G.
Now, with the combination of the 855 and the X50,
this is going to bring support for Sub-6 gigahertz frequency bands.
What that basically means is you’re going to get
blazing fast speeds with low latency, say if you want to stream movies on here, if you want to play some games, everything is going to
run very, very smooth.
And, this is going to be even better with this display.
We do have a 6.7 inch Super AMOLED display with a Full HD plus resolution.
We’ve got minimal bezels with a notch.
This notch has a 32
megapixel front facing camera with an F2.2 aperture,
and we’ve also got the fingerprint scanner embedded within the display, which works really well.
Now if we move over onto the back, we can see the camera setup.
Now, the 855 has support for multiple cameras.
On the A90 5G, we have a triple rear facing camera setup.
So the primary camera is 48 megapixels.
It has an F2.0 aperture.
Then, we have an eight
megapixel ultra-wide camera with an F2.2 aperture.
This has roughly about a 123 degree angle of view, so you’re going to be able to get loads more into your shot.
You guys know I’m a huge fan of ultra-wide cameras.
And finally, we have a five megapixel depth camera.
So this depth camera along with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is going to enable live focus for both images as well as video.
So this is the blurry
background Bokeh effect
that you may have seen.
Now in addition to that, you do get six gigabytes of RAM, with 128 gigabytes of storage.
However, there is a micro SD card slot so you can expand the
storage on the A90 5G.
Now all of that along
with the Adreno 640 GPU
is going to mean that you’re going to get 20 percent faster graphics compared to the previous generation.
So if you’re a gamer, I’m not that much of a gamer, but I have been playing
a lot of Call Of Duty
on this recently,
things are going to look and feel super, super smooth.
The 855 also features Qualcomm’s fourth generation AI engine with a dedicated Tensor AI Accelerator.
This is going to give you improvements across gaming, camera, as well as voice.
So A90 5G users will
experience more advanced on device voice assistance through echo cancellation as well as noise suppression, better, faster, and more secure mobile payments,
and drastically better
photos in tough conditions such as low light, where you do have a dedicated night mode.
Now, let’s take a quick
look around the device.
On the bottom, we do
have a USB type C port.
There’s a speaker.
On the right hand side,
there is a power button
as well as the volume rocker.
Nothing on the left hand side.
And at the top we do
have the sim card tray,
which has space for the micro SD card.
For the battery, we’ve
got a 4500mAh battery,
so that’s going to last you a long time.
And as mentioned, we do
have a 25 watt fast charger included out of the box.
Finally, for software,
we do have Android Pie
with the One UI skin,
and that is the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G, quite an impressive device with some great specifications coming in at a reasonable price point.
If you are somebody that’s in a 5G-enabled area
and you want to make the most of it, then this might be a good option for you.
A lot of you guys may already know that traditionally
Samsung flagship devices in the UK and Europe
come with the in-house chip set, not the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, and if you did want to
experience the 855 traditionally, you would have to ship in a Samsung device from abroad.
The A90 5G does come out of the box powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 here in UK and Europe.