Samsung Galaxy A54 vs Galaxy S23: What is the rumoured distinction?

Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S23 units in February 2023 and now in March 2023 we’re trying ahead to the launch of the most recent Galaxy A sequence.

The Samsung Galaxy A54 is anticipated to launch on 15 March, providing a less expensive various for many who need the most recent Samsung telephone, however cannot fairly stretch to the flagship mannequin.

So what really is the distinction? Whereas the Galaxy A54 hasn’t but been introduced, we’re crunching via the rumours to provide you an perception into what to anticipate.



Worth and availability

  • Galaxy A54: Beneath $500?
  • Galaxy S23: From $799.99 / £849 / €949

The Samsung Galaxy S23 household has launched globally, ranging from $799.99 for the Galaxy S23, however with the S23+ from $999.99 and the Extremely above this. There’s a variety of trade-in choices, so you will get some actually nice offers on it.

The Galaxy A54 does not but have a value, however the A53 launched at $449 / £399 / €449 so we’re anticipating it to be about half the value. Rumours counsel it’s going to launch round 15 March.


  • Galaxy A54: 158.3 x 76.7 x 8.2mm (rumoured)
  • Galaxy S23: 146.3 x 70.9 x 7.6mm, 168g / S23+: 157.8 x 76.2 x 7.6mm, 196g

The Samsung Galaxy A54 is anticipated to look much like the Samsung Galaxy A53, however there’s an fascinating change across the again, if leaked renders are appropriate. The digital camera array on the rear of the telephone would possibly transfer over to particular person lenses, moderately than on a raised island just like the earlier iteration.

We’re anticipating the Galaxy A54 to come back with a plastic again, with a variety of colors together with black and white, but additionally purple and a neon inexperienced. It is anticipated to have an IP68 score.

The Galaxy S23, nonetheless, has a glass end – Gorilla Glass Victus back and front, is IP68 rated and has a premium construct utilizing a excessive stage of recycled supplies. The Galaxy S23 is of course smaller than the Galaxy A54 is anticipated to be, however the Galaxy S23+ is probably going shut in measurement – however thinner.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 is available in a variety of colors and we’re anticipating the Galaxy A54 to have a softer design, with wider bezels across the show, for instance and missing the sharper end of the Galaxy S23 fashions.


  • Galaxy A54: 6.4in, FHD+, 120Hz (rumoured)
  • Galaxy S23: 6.1-inch, Full HD+, 48-120Hz / S23+: 6.6-inch, Full HD+, 48-120Hz

The Samsung Galaxy A54 is anticipated to come back with an AMOLED panel, with most of the identical traits because the Galaxy S23. It is unlikely to be the identical stage of panel technically, however our expertise with earlier Galaxy A units is that you simply get a good show. It is anticipated to be round 6.4-inches, suggesting it may be shut in measurement to that on the Galaxy S23+. Like that mannequin, it is anticipated to be a FHD+ panel – 2400 x 1080 pixels – with a 120Hz refresh charge.

So what is the distinction? The Galaxy S carries a greater panel that is more likely to be brighter, in a position to ship higher visuals in all circumstances, in addition to providing adaptive refresh charges, so the display screen will refresh at charges between 48 and 120Hz to swimsuit the content material.

That can make the Galaxy S23 doubtlessly extra environment friendly – however that prime brightness would possibly, alternatively, enhance the battery drain because it’s utilizing extra energy on the illumination. In actuality, we have not seen an enormous distinction between Galaxy A and Galaxy S fashions prior to now in the case of the show.

{Hardware} and specs

  • Galaxy A54: Exynos 1380, 6/8GB, 128/256GB + microSD, 4905mAh, 25W charging (rumoured)
  • Galaxy S23: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 8GB, 256/512GB, 3900mAh/4700mah (S23+), 45W charging

One massive distinction between these fashions goes to be the {hardware} that powers them. All fashions of the Galaxy S23 household have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 at their coronary heart, with 8GB RAM within the S23 and S23+. That is supported by storage beginning at 256GB.

The Galaxy A54, nonetheless, is anticipated to make use of Samsung’s personal {hardware}, on this case the Exynos 1380. That is extra aligned with Snapdragon 7 sequence {hardware}, for instance, the Snapdragon 778G, widespread in mid-range or sub-flagship units. These with a reminiscence for Galaxy A units will recall that this was the extent of {hardware} used within the Galaxy A52 in 2021.

Whereas we would count on the Galaxy S23 fashions to outperform the Galaxy A54 in all areas, it may need a bonus in providing microSD assist. Previously this mannequin has, permitting for simple growth of storage.

We’re additionally anticipating an enormous battery – and infrequently this is without doubt one of the Galaxy A’s sturdy factors: with decrease energy calls for and decrease show brightness, in addition to the sizeable capability, it’s going to usually outlast the Galaxy S fashions.


  • Galaxy A54: 50MP essential, 12MP ultrawide, 5MP macro, 32MP selfie (rumoured)
  • Galaxy S23: 50MP essential, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP telephoto, 12MP selfie

With regards to the cameras, we would count on the Galaxy A54 to take a success: it’s going to probably supply most of the identical options, however will not essentially supply the identical high quality in the case of the outcomes. For instance, we’re not anticipating the Galaxy A54 to supply Professional RAW capabilities and it is probably not as adept at low gentle pictures.

When it comes to the digital camera {hardware}, the largest omission is the telephoto lens. As a substitute the Galaxy 54 is more likely to have a macro lens – which typically talking aren’t value having. Nevertheless, with a good essential digital camera and ultrawide, there is not any scarcity of alternatives for inventive seize.

Though we’re nonetheless working with rumours, it is fairly protected to say that the Galaxy A54 will not match the efficiency of the Galaxy S23 – however it would possibly supply a core expertise that’s adequate for a lot of customers.

Summing up

The Samsung Galaxy S is designed as a showcase of what Samsung can obtain. Whereas the S23 and S23+ do not fairly attain to the heights of the Galaxy S23 Extremely, it is the Galaxy S23+ that is most intently corresponding to the forthcoming Galaxy A54.

That largely comes all the way down to measurement. With an uplift in design, we’re anticipating the Galaxy A54 to have a design nearer to the Galaxy S23+, be about the identical measurement, however take a step-down within the high quality of the supplies used.

We’re anticipating an ideal show on the Galaxy A54, shut in efficiency to the Galaxy S23, however not fairly as technically proficient. We’re anticipating the Galaxy A54 to supply higher battery life, however not have the core energy to match the efficiency of the Galaxy S23. Nevertheless, at round half the value, it would hit these core necessities that individuals are after: good design, sufficient energy, an ideal show with first rate measurement, good battery life and an IP score to maintain it protected.

We’ll replace this comparability with extra correct particulars as soon as the Galaxy A54 has launched.