Samsung Galaxy A35 Review in 10 Points

design

The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G features a plastic body with flat edges and a rounded corners. Sadly, the back panel attracts fingerprints. However, the display has Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection, and the device has an IP67 rating. 

Display

The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G has a 6.6-inch FHD+ OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. The panel is sharp and vibrant, both, indoors and outdoors. Moreover, it includes stereo speakers, which enhance the overall experience. 

Rear Camera

For optics, the Galaxy A35 5G features a 50MP+8MP+5MP triple rear camera setup. It captures images with saturated colours that leads to a warmer hue while maintaining details and dynamic range. However, it's true strength lies in taking portraits and photos with human subjects as it captures accurate skin tones and is good at edge detection too. 

Front Camera

The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G features a 13MP front camera for selfies and video calling. It carries all the traits of the rear cameras and captures good selfies. 

Performance

At the core, the Samsung Galaxy A35 5G features the Exynos 1380 SoC. It scores below its competitors in benchmarks. However, the phone offers reliable performance without too many stutters in real-world usage. And it can even run games like BGMI at medium settings. 

software

The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G runs on One UI 6.1 based on Android 14. It isn't the cleanest Android experience, but some native apps prove highly useful, especially within the Samsung ecosystem. The company also promises 4 years of OS updates which is not the norm in this price segment. 

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G is powered by a 5,000mAh battery. In the PC Mark battery test, the phone survives nearly 13 hours in flight mode and 50 percent brightness which suggests that you can expect an all-day battery backup. 

Charging

The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G supports 25W charging. However, the charger isn't included in the box. We used a third-party charger and it took over an hour to fully charge the device. 

Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G has a clean design, one of the best displays, solid battery backup and versatile set of native apps. It can handle daily tasks of a casual user without any issues. Moreover, it is a good upgrade if you're already using a Samsung device. 

Editor's rating: 8/10

Cons

> Only 25W charging

> Low-light photography

> Vivid display

> IP67 rating

> 4-year Android OS

> 50MP camera (daylight)

Pros