Galaxy A has encountered different changes in the course of the years, the most recent being Galaxy A53 and others. Now that the next launch of A is approaching, leaks and rumours concerning the A54 5G have surfaced on the web. In this post, we compare it to Pixel 7a.
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Price and availability Galaxy A54 vs Pixel 7a
Samsung has not shared any information about the release date let alone the price of the Galaxy A54 so far. However, we can expect the Galaxy A54 to be launched in March 2023. This is based on the past launch trends of the Galaxy A5X series.
On the other side, we would expect to see the Pixel 7a arrive in the first half of 2023, as this would roughly match the release windows of previous Pixel a-series phones. For example, the Pixel 6a was launched in May at Google I/O and then released on July 28; we would expect the Pixel 7a to follow this trend.
As for the price, the Pixel 6a came in at 399 euros, and given how the Pixel 7 costs the same as the Pixel 6, then we would expect the Pixel 7a to follow the pricing of its predecessor.
Galaxy A54 vs Pixel 7a Screen and Design
The 6.5-inch AMOLED display of the Samsung Galaxy A54 5G will offer a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The selfie camera can be inserted via a punch cutout in the display panel. The display has a pixel density of 411 PPI.
The left side of the device features the volume controls, while the right side features the power button. The gadget supports face unlocking and has an on-screen fingerprint sensor for security purposes. On the software front, the A54 5G comes pre-installed with Android 11 and the One UI skin.
Just as the Pixel 6a aped the design of the Pixel 6, with that striking rectangular camera visor, we expect the Pixel 7a to look almost identical to the Pixel 7 at first glance.
With the Pixel 7, Google took the camera bar and gave it a single aluminum bar to hold the main camera and the ultra-wide angle camera, as well as the flash. It will certainly be the same story for the Pixel 7a.
Expect an OLED display for the Pixel 7a, likely measuring 6.1 inches and displaying a resolution of 2400 x 1080. Ideally, we’d like to see a higher refresh rate for the display, as it’s been stuck at a now-lethargic 60 Hz for 2022. Given that many affordable phones are aiming for 90 Hz refresh rates, we hope Google gives the Pixel 7a an upgrade.
Which phone has the best cameras?
When it comes to cameras, the Galaxy A54 could feature an upgraded primary camera sensor and an ultra-wide camera, among others. According to GalaxyClub, the upcoming Galaxy A54 will feature a 50MP primary unit.
There are no details on the camera at this time. In terms of megapixel count, we will see a drop in camera on the A54 as the Galaxy A52 and A53 come with 64MP units. Since the number of megapixels isn’t everything, we might see a larger and more capable sensor on the A54 with OIS. As for the front camera, we can expect a 32MP selfie shooter.
The Pixel 7a could get some radical camera upgrades. According to 9to5Google, the Pixel 7a could pack the same Samsung GN1 50MP sensor that debuted on the Pixel 6, but it would come with two additional sensors: the Sony IMX712 13MP ultra-wide lens and the Sony IMX787 64MP telephoto camera.
It sounds a bit far-fetched, but it is certainly possible that Google will choose to redesign the Pixel a’s camera system.
Depending on the camera hardware the Pixel 7a gets, video could be improved with software and AI smarts rather than upgraded physical stabilization.
Galaxy A54 vs. Pixel 7a performance
The Galaxy A54 stands out with its software. It will run on the latest Android 13-based One UI 5 software. In addition, Samsung will also provide four years of major software updates and five years of security updates with the Galaxy A54, just like the Galaxy A53 and other Galaxy smartphones.
Note that these are not the official specifications of the Galaxy A54. Therefore, they may contradict the specifications when the smartphone is officially released. However, these are the closest specifications to the actual specifications of the smartphone.
Just like the Pixel 6a took the Tensor chip from the Pixel 6, we expect the Pixel 7a to use the same Tensor G2 chip used in the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
The Tensor G2 allows for features like Photo Unblur, which can make your blurry images look sharper. RAM is likely to remain at 6GB, a drop of 2GB from the Pixel 7, to reduce cost; although 6GB is enough for everyday smartphone use.
And storage will likely weigh in at 128GB, much like the Pixel 6a – we’d expect Google to offer only one storage option to both save on production costs and also encourage buyers to opt for the Pixel 7 if they want 256GB of storage.
Which phone is better in terms of battery life?
The Galaxy A54 will have a large 5100mAh battery. According to GalaxyClub, the Galaxy A54 will carry the model number EB-BA546ABY with a nominal battery capacity of 4905mAh. So the typical capacity could be 5100 mAh. As a reminder, last year’s A53 had a nominal battery capacity of 4860 mAh and a typical capacity of 5000 mAh.
Charging speed will likely remain disappointing. While other OEMs are moving to 65W or even 150W on their mid-range phones, Samsung might stick to 25W with the Galaxy A54.
The Samsung Galaxy A54 5G has appeared in the 3C certification database in China, confirming its charging details. This also suggests that the device could be launched in the Chinese market soon. According to the 3C listing, it could support 25W fast charging.
The Pixel 7a’s battery size is likely to closely follow the Pixel 6a’s 4,410 mAh cell. That yielded a battery life of 6 hours and 29 minutes in Tom’s Guide’s battery test, which involves continuous web browsing.
Therefore, we hope Google does some work on the battery optimization front to get more endurance out of the Pixel 7a compared to its predecessor. Hopefully, the smart capabilities of the Tensor G2 will help with that.
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