Deals: Samsung Galaxy A55 and A35 prices fall

Peter, 14 April 2024

In the last week of March, Amazon Germany offered a free storage upgrade for the Galaxy A55, so the 128GB and 256GB models both cost the same – €480. Now that is over, but the two versions cost less.

The 256GB model is down to €460 and now getting the 128GB one actually makes sense as its price is down to €400. The Galaxy A55 has a microSD slot, so it’s easy to add more storage if you need it. The A55 has a premium build, great battery life and the Samsung/AMD chipset is both fast and stable under sustained load.

There’s also the Samsung Galaxy A35. It has the same display (Gorilla Glass Victus+ and all), but it uses the older Exynos 1380 chipset. And the 128GB model has only 6GB of RAM, you need to go up to the 256GB version if you want 8GB RAM (which is a bit pricey at the moment). That aside, the two phones are more similar than they are different.

For a more detailed comparison, check out our Galaxy A55 vs. Galaxy A35 article.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is touted as an alternative to the A55 in some regions, but that doesn’t work in Germany. The 128GB model is €160 more than the A55 and the extra performance of the Exynos 2200 isn’t worth it, in our opinion. The poor battery life is a major downside and the 10MP 3x telephoto camera doesn’t quite make up for it.

The Realme 12 Pro+ is one to check out if zoom on a budget is something you want. It has a 3x periscope (71mm) with a 64MP sensor behind it. 3x shots turn out great in almost all lighting conditions, 6x shots are okay, but you need a stead hand. Anyway, the Realme also brings a 50MP main (1/1.56”, OIS) and 8MP ultra wide (112°), plus a 32MP selfie (22mm lens). It features a 6.7” 120Hz FHD+ AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 chipset and a 5,000mAh battery with 67W fast charging.

The Honor 90 Lite is half the price, but boasts a 100MP main camera. It’s also responsible for zooming, since there is no dedicated tele lens. This phone has a 6.7” 90Hz IPS LCD (FHD+) and a Dimensity 6020 for 5G connectivity, plus a 4,500mAh battery with 35W fast charging. We almost didn’t mention the 5MP ultra wide camera, but it barely deserves mentioning.

Amazon has a weird combo on offer – Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 or Tab A9+ with a pair of Galaxy Buds Pro 2. You can have just the tablets for €100 less, but the headphones cost €140 on their own, so there are some savings to be had. There are versions with Wi-Fi and with cellular connectivity, but note that the plus model has 5G, while the regular A9 only has 4G.

The Lenovo Legion Go takes the Ryzen Z1 Extreme that we’ve seen in the Asus ROG Ally, but makes the controllers detachable like on the Nintendo Switch. Also, this one packs an 8.8” LCD with QHD+ resolution and 144Hz refresh rate, so it has the edge on the Ally.

Lenovo Legion Go

Lenovo Legion Go

8.8" 144Hz LCD, Ryzen Z1 Extreme, 16/512GB
€50 off

Remember LG? They may have bailed on smartphones, but they still make accessories. Check out the LG Tone Free DT80Q TWS buds. They have ANC and Dolby tech on board, both Atmos and Dolby Head Tracking. The sound processing is develop by the British audio pioneers Meridian.

LG Tone Free DT80Q

LG Tone Free DT80Q

BT 5.2, ANC, Dolby Atmos, spatial audio, IPX4
€93 off

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Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 23 Apr 2024
  • sBS

In the Philippines, A55 costs Php. 23,000 in some Shopee resellers.

  • Paleologos
  • 15 Apr 2024
  • at8

If I remember when I bought the a3 2016 what I got for that era and in what price; even the pricing you suggest is high

It's possible,if you can hold on. I don't hate Samsung but the fact remains that their prices fall way too quick which is not necessarily a bad thing from a consumer perspective

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