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Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Review Malaysia

First Impression: Samsung Galaxy A55 5G—Nothing Much Changed, It Seems

Why fix what isn't broken, am I right?

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Samsung’s newest models in its midrange A series have just launched, and we managed to get our hands on the Galaxy A55 5G, this higher-end of the currently released models.

Here’s our first impression of the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G!

Design & Display

Once again, Samsung keeps up its unspoken motto of “don’t fix what isn’t broken”, because the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G looks like all the other phones in the same range since 2022. In fact, at first glance, it even looks similar to the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+, which are part of Samsung’s flagship series, thanks to the module-less protruding camera design on the back.

For the display, I got a bit of a shock when I first turned on the phone. The Galaxy A55 has pretty thick bezels for a smartphone of its range, to be honest, and it really doesn’t look pretty to me.


The Galaxy A55 boasts identical camera hardware to the Galaxy A54, featuring a 50MP primary rear camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP macro camera, and a 32MP front-facing camera. Samsung claims that the phone will have better low-light performance. 

The cameras are decent, but certainly not the best. On regular and Portrait modes without zooming, the phone takes nice and clear photos in optimal lighting. There are no distortions and the colours are balanced.

However, I did not like the results when it comes to the zoom. The photos were rather grainy and got a little overexposed when the lighting was less than optimal. That said, this may be fixable with a little tweaking in the settings.


The Galaxy A55 5G comes equipped with the Exynos 1480 processor, which is powerful enough for a daily driver, though not so much if you’re looking for something really heavy-duty. 

General usage of the A55 is smooth and snappy enough for its price point, almost comparable to its flagship sibling the Galaxy S24 series. Thanks to the AMD-powered Xclipse 530 GPU, the A55 sees up to a 40% improvement in GPU performance over its predecessor, the Galaxy A54. 

Coupled with a larger cooling system, the phone maintains low temperatures during demanding tasks, including gaming. While top-tier games might be restricted to lower graphics settings, the Galaxy A55 is expected to handle a variety of games competently.

Now, as the less-favoured middle child of Samsung (compared to the S Series and the foldable Z series), the Galaxy A55 5G, unfortunately, does not have Galaxy AI. What it does have, though, is Samsung Knox, which is Samsung’s proprietary security feature that ensures the phone is well protected from security threats and breaches.

There are still plenty of other features that we haven’t had the chance to explore on the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G, so do keep an eye out for the full review in the coming weeks!

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