Samsung A04s Full Review: Steady, Sturdy and and Awesome for less than 10,000 Php!

We'd all just want something that is sturdy and can keep up with our day to day tasks. Something that is easy, and dependable. The Samsung A04s is one of the better phones out there that can give you exactly that and more. It can handle your usual zoom calls or school meetings, has a decent camera for taking photos and videos you would be proud for posting to our socials and most of all can give you a really long battery life. 

Samsung A04s 5G Build and Battery 

The Galaxy A04s has a glossy plastic back with a very subtle wavy pattern that refracts the light. It is a bit on the fingerprint sticking side, but the pattern somehow helps it to be less noticeable. You have your three camera lenses on the left side, and the whole thing looks like a very tasteful phone set up. 

There's a bit of a visible bezel around the screen and a waterdrop notch. You can get this in a classic black, or a more muted but fun green color.

You'll find the sim and MicroSD card tray on the left side, the microphone up top. If you're into wired headphones or just want to save up more battery by not using the bluetooth, then you can rejoice with the A04s! There's a slot for your headphone jack right below, next to the charging port and the speaker. Volume rocker and power button can be found on the right. This doubles as a fingerprint scanner, which has a couple of caveats for me though. One is that it is easily triggered, which then leads to it being blocked. 

If you're a fuss free person then the fingerprint scanner is great cause there is no point for your lockscreen, since you cannot see it. The fingerprint scanner leads you to your phone going to the homescreen asap. 

Although it is made out of plastic, it feels great and sturdy on the hands.

The A04s has a good battery life of 5000mAh. One full charge lasted me up to two days, and on the times that I binge-watched my k-drama series, it lasted for about a day and a half. I guess it really depends on the usage. It takes almost two hours for the phone to get a full battery again.

Samsung A04s 5G Display and Performance

This phone is really great for students who are doing assignments with its pretty large screen. But the best use I've found for this is for binge-watching my favorite K-Drama series. I spent the whole season of Mr. Queen (yes, I am hooked and always rewatching this one LOL) and it was pretty immersive with the phone's 6.5 inches Infinity-V) display with 720 x 1600 resolution. Not to mention the sound through the speakers is crisp and clean. No problems with playing games too, cause this one can handle it pretty great with the specs it has.

Samsung A73 5G Camera Samples

The Samsung Galaxy A04s features a triple camera set up. You have your main camera with 50 megapixels lens, the 2-megapixel depth camera that assists for all the bokeh that we love, and another 2-megapixel for macro cam. You have Portrait Mode, Pro, Panorama, Food, and Macro with a natural bokeh effect. I sometimes use the portrait mode too for closer food shots, which gives you clear and concise subject focus with a great bokeh for the background.    


Portrait Selfie and Portrait Main Camera 


Normal mode and Food Mode


 You can get amazing and clear-cut details on your pictures through the rear. The selfie cam is equipped with a 5-megapixel with a bokeh effect.

The A04s records videos with a maximum of 1080p and 30 fps.  Exposure adjustment and autofocus works reliably. 

Full Specifications:

  • 6.5-inch HD+ display
  • 90Hz screen refresh rate
  • 50MP main camera
  • 2MP depth camera
  • 2MP macro camera
  • 5MP selfie camera.
  • Exynos 850 chipset 
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 128GB + expandable storage.
  • Android 12 OS
  • One UI Core 4.1 interface
  • side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • dual-band Wi-Fi, and 
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • 15W fast charging via USB Type-C.

Price and Overall Thoughts

I would say that it is great for students and people who just want a decent and sturdy phone that you can depend on for everyday use. With its pretty affordable price, you can also think of this as a great gift for any special occasion! The Samsung Galaxy A04s retails for only P9,490.

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