Samsung Galaxy A15 4G review

GSMArena Team, 27 January 2024.

Display

The new 6.5-inch Super AMOLED screen is the most notable upgrade for the entire Galaxy A1x series in a while. The new panel has 2,340 x 1,080 pixels or 396ppi and supports up to 90Hz refresh rate.

Samsung Galaxy A15 review

We do appreciate the new AMOLED screen, and it does feel like a proper upgrade over the LCD panels from before. It has a small droplet-shaped notch for the selfie camera, thick bezels and one even thicker bottom bar. There is no information on the make of the protective glass.

We have completed our display test, and the measurements are all right. The new OLED panel offers 372 nits of maximum brightness at the far right of the brightness scrubber - not exactly super bright, but not too low either. The boost from the Auto brightness is significant - up to 808 nits!

The minimum brightness at point white was 1.8nit.

Max display brightness test

White test pattern, 75% fill (nits)

  • Manual mode
  • Auto mode
Galaxy A14 5G Galaxy A14 5G
519
6.6" PLS LCD 1080 x 2408 px
Tecno Pova 5 Pro Tecno Pova 5 Pro
509
6.78" IPS LCD 1080 x 2460 px
 Galaxy A13 Galaxy A13
498
6.6" PLS LCD 1080 x 2408 px
Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G
493
6.67" AMOLED 1080 x 2400 px
Poco M6 Pro Poco M6 Pro
493
6.67" AMOLED 1080 x 2400 px
Galaxy A34 Galaxy A34
476
6.6" AMOLED 1080 x 2340 px
 Galaxy A25 Galaxy A25
434
6.5" AMOLED 1080 x 2340 px
 Galaxy A15 Galaxy A15
372
6.5" Super AMOLED 1080 x 2340 px
Poco M6 Pro Poco M6 Pro
1053
6.67" AMOLED 1080 x 2400 px
Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G
1047
6.67" AMOLED 1080 x 2400 px
 Galaxy A25 Galaxy A25
1030
6.5" AMOLED 1080 x 2340 px
Galaxy A34 Galaxy A34
1009
6.6" AMOLED 1080 x 2340 px
 Galaxy A15 Galaxy A15
808
6.5" Super AMOLED 1080 x 2340 px
 Galaxy A13 Galaxy A13
587
6.6" PLS LCD 1080 x 2408 px
Galaxy A14 5G Galaxy A14 5G
519
6.6" PLS LCD 1080 x 2408 px
Tecno Pova 5 Pro Tecno Pova 5 Pro
509
6.78" IPS LCD 1080 x 2460 px

We want to mention that while the screen has no color modes to choose from, the presentation is quite natural and without any obvious blue, red, yellow, or else tint. Nice!

Refresh rate

The AMOLED screen of the Galaxy A15 supports up to 90Hz refresh rate. There are two Motion Smoothness modes - High and Standard. Both offer fixed 90Hz and 60Hz refresh rate modes.

Samsung Galaxy A15 review

There is no refresh rate drop when using the 90Hz mode even for static picture. The only time we saw 60Hz change was in Camera and Google Maps, among other HRR incompatible apps.

Battery life

Our new Active Use Score is an estimate of how long the battery will last if you use the device with a mix of all four test activities. You can adjust the calculation based on your usage pattern using the sliders below. You can read about our current battery life testing procedure here. For a comprehensive list of all tested devices so far, head this way.

The Galaxy A15 has a large battery with 5,000mAh capacity and one energy-efficient chipset. So, we are hoping for some notably good battery life here.

And it did! The Galaxy A15 scored an excellent active user score of 15 hours and 28 minutes. It aced all of our tests and shines when it comes to web browsing and gaming times.

Charging speed

The Samsung Galaxy A15 supports up to 25W fast wired charging, which is a nice update for the entry-level series. It ships without a charger, as usual. You can use any 25W PD+PPS charger, as it will reach the max charging power supported by the phone.

We carried out our charging test with Samsung's own 25W PD/PPS charger.

It recharged 25% of the Galaxy A15 battery in 15 minutes, while another 15 minutes will get you to 47%. A full charge requires 81 minutes. Those numbers are in line with Galaxy A25's.

Charging speed

  • in 15 min
  • in 30 min
  • Time to full charge (from 0%)
Tecno Pova 5 Pro Tecno Pova 5 Pro
44%
5000 mAh 68W
Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G
42%
5000 mAh 67W
Poco M6 Pro Poco M6 Pro
40%
5000 mAh 67W
 Galaxy A25 Galaxy A25
27%
5000 mAh 25W Samsung PD + PPS
 Galaxy A15 Galaxy A15
25%
5000 mAh 25W Samsung PD + PPS
Xiaomi Poco M5 Xiaomi Poco M5
19%
5000 mAh 18W
Xiaomi Redmi 12 Xiaomi Redmi 12
16%
5000 mAh 18W PD
Galaxy A14 5G Galaxy A14 5G
15%
5000 mAh 25W Samsung PD + PPS
Galaxy A13 Galaxy A13
14%
5000 mAh 15W fast charging
Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G
73%
5000 mAh 67W
Poco M6 Pro Poco M6 Pro
71%
5000 mAh 67W
Tecno Pova 5 Pro Tecno Pova 5 Pro
70%
5000 mAh 68W
 Galaxy A25 Galaxy A25
49%
5000 mAh 25W Samsung PD + PPS
 Galaxy A15 Galaxy A15
47%
5000 mAh 25W Samsung PD + PPS
Galaxy A14 5G Galaxy A14 5G
30%
5000 mAh 25W Samsung PD + PPS
Xiaomi Redmi 12 Xiaomi Redmi 12
29%
5000 mAh 18W PD
Galaxy A13 Galaxy A13
27%
5000 mAh 15W fast charging
Xiaomi Poco M5 Xiaomi Poco M5
24%
5000 mAh 18W
Poco M6 Pro Poco M6 Pro
0:48h
5000 mAh 67W
Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G
0:49h
5000 mAh 67W
Tecno Pova 5 Pro Tecno Pova 5 Pro
0:50h
5000 mAh 68W
 Galaxy A15 Galaxy A15
1:21h
5000 mAh 25W Samsung PD + PPS
 Galaxy A25 Galaxy A25
1:24h
5000 mAh 25W Samsung PD + PPS
Xiaomi Redmi 12 Xiaomi Redmi 12
2:07h
5000 mAh 18W PD
Galaxy A13 Galaxy A13
2:18h
5000 mAh 15W fast charging
Xiaomi Poco M5 Xiaomi Poco M5
2:19h
5000 mAh 18W
Galaxy A14 5G Galaxy A14 5G
2:22h
5000 mAh 25W Samsung PD + PPS

Speaker

The Galaxy A15 has a single, bottom-firing speaker. It scored a Very Good mark on our loudness test, and it does sound loud enough outside our tech lab, too.

Samsung Galaxy A15 review

The audio quality is subpar - the vocals are average, the bass is minimal, and the high frequencies are okay, but nothing impressive.

Reader comments

  • Yukiho Hagiwara
  • 11 Jul 2024
  • th9

It's interesting that Samsung seemingly improved the A series recently. Someday, I'd like to get the A15 4G or the A35 if I were to get a new A series phone. I'm hoping they will continue adding improvements with the Ax6 series.

  • Anonymous
  • 09 Jul 2024
  • 0U2

Battery is pretty good, screen is really good and... that's about it. Camera is the worst. Even a J5 2017 takes better pics... I don't know what's going on with Samsung cameras as of late: they're pretty bad.

  • Yamyam
  • 07 Jul 2024
  • xPP

I think its strong considering its price