Samsung Galaxy M33 5G Review: A Mid-Ranger That Lasts For Days 2022

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G Review Summary

Editor’s Rating- 3.5/5





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  • strong battery
  • 5G connectivity
  • nice lcd display
  • immersive stereo speaker
  • Android 12


  • loads of bloatware
  • poor thermal performance
  • feels heavy
  • not so impressive design

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G smartphone recently made its debut in the sub-20k segment in India at a very competitive price. The smartphone is powered by Exynos 1280 and has up to 8GB of RAM. It houses a powerful 6000mAh battery and a quad-camera setup at the back. The device aims to compete with smartphones from brands like Oppo, Realme, Poco and Redmi, but will it be able to carve a niche for itself in this cutthroat segment? Read on to find out.

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Samsung Galaxy M33 5G Price and Availability

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G comes in 2 storage configurations-

  • 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage- Rs. 17,999
  • 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage- Rs. 19,499

It comes in 2 colors- Deep Ocean Blue and Mystic Green and is ready to grab via Amazon and Samsung’s official website.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G Unboxing

The Samsung Galaxy M33 5G comes in a regular white cardboard box with the Samsung branding bearing the name of the smartphone and the picture on the front. The back has some key specs and production details. The box is small and light as there is no charger inside the box. Box contains-

  • Samsung Galaxy M33 5G Handset
  • USB cable
  • sim ejector tool
  • user manual
Glasses Samsung Galaxy M33 5G
Software Android 12; One UI 4
Show 6.6-inch TFT LCD, 120Hz
society exynos 1280
to hit up to 8GB
Storage 128GB
rear cameras 50MP+5MP+2MP+2MP
front camera 8MP
Video [email protected]
battery 6,000 mAh
charge 25W Wired
shape 165.4 x 76.9 x 9.4 mm
weight 215 grams
sound stereo speaker
network 5G Enabled
colour’s green and blue

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G review: Design

The Samsung Galaxy M33 5G has a very distinctive ‘Samsung’-like design. At first glance, the phone looks like many other regular Samsung smartphones. The smartphone has rounded corners and very few bezels for the front display. It comes in 2 shades and I have Deep Ocean Blue. The color looks elegant and the back panel doesn’t catch smudges easily.

However, the phone feels heavy (215 grams) in the hand (due to the 6000mAh battery) and doesn’t have an attractive appearance that could attract it. Up front, there is a 6.6-inch display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which makes the device rigid.

The right edge of the smartphone houses a power button cum fingerprint scanner and volume rocker, while the left edge of the smartphone houses a SIM tray. At the bottom is the USB Type-C charging port, speaker grille and 3.5mm headphone jack. The top edge has been left idle while the rear houses a simple looking square camera module that houses quad-camera lenses. The LED flash is located just outside the camera module and there is also Samsung branding on the back of the smartphone.

The phone fits in one hand but it is a bit difficult to operate it with one hand which is a force to be reckoned with. The device does not come with a charger or a protective case inside the box, which means you will have to buy it by paying an extra Rs. Overall, there is nothing unique in the design of the Samsung Galaxy M33 5G and it is very simple.

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Samsung Galaxy M33 5G review: Display

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G comes with a 6.6-inch FHD+ Infinity-V display panel which is an LCD panel that offers good quality visuals. Colors are bright and scenes appear detailed and crisp. It can handle a 120Hz refresh rate, ensuring everything feels comfortable when scrolling a social media feed, browsing the web, or reading an e-book.

The content consumption experience from apps like YouTube, Netflix, or other OTT apps was above average in quality. You can switch between dark or light mode themes as per your convenience. There are also options like Eye Comfort Shield, Screen Timeout, and Touch Sensitivity that you can adjust as you wish. Overall, the Galaxy M33 has a better LCD display than many others for a 5G phone with a 20k budget.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G review: Battery

Battery is one department where the Samsung Galaxy M33 5G scores some brownie points in comparison to other smartphones. It packs a powerful 6000mAh battery that lasts for 1-2 days on medium to low light usage. Even if you are a gamer and love to stream content for hours, the battery will easily last for more than a day. I watched content on Netflix, played games, listened to music, and browsed social media sites and the battery easily lasted for about 2 days. There are also options to save battery power and limit background usage, which can be enabled from the Settings menu.

The device comes with 25W fast charging support that charges the device from 0 to 100% in about 1.5 hours. However, the charger does not come with the device and you will have to buy it separately which can be frustrating for some, if you live in an area where power outages are common or you are someone who does not have time to charge A frequent device, Galaxy M33 5G can be a good option for you due to its strong battery and quick charging capability.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G review: Camera

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G comes with a quad-camera setup at the back. This includes a 50MP main camera, a 5MP ultrawide camera with 120-degree FOV, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor.

The device has a simple camera UI with various options available like taking burst shots, video stabilization, auto HDR, adding watermarks, and more. Pictures can be clicked with the volume keys, the floating shutter button, or by holding your palm to the camera. Modes like Slow-Motion, Super Slow Motion, Panorama, Single Take and Pro allow you to tweak your photos or videos to your liking.

The main 50MP camera clicks good pictures in daylight. They are bright, detailed and social media worthy. Green, red and brown colors look beautiful when captured with this lens. The problem occurs when the pictures are clicked in bright artificial light. Too much light gets scattered, causing the images to become blurry. Photos in a room with a normal LED that gives off soft light were better.

The 5MP ultrawide camera takes good pictures even in artificial light conditions. It covers a good FOV and pictures aren’t as blurry as they are with the main lens.

Aesthetic shots taken in close-ups with macro and depth sensors are good but focus is not as accurate. Detailing is pretty average in these shots, though colors look accurate.

There is a new kind of mode called ‘Food Mode’ which is really fun to play with. I took pictures of my normal daily lunch as well as desserts in a restaurant and both looked even more delicious when clicked with Food Mode. It highlights the colors of the food and makes it tastier.

There is an 8MP selfie camera that delivers decent selfies even in indoor settings with artificial lighting. In the selfie, both the subject as well as the background are kept in focus and neither seems to be stealing the thunder of the other. There are selfie cameras which do not give good selfies if they do not highlight the subject exclusively and highlight it from the background. However, that’s not the case here because we looked fine along with the background.

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G review: Performance

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G is powered by Exynos 1280 chipset. The processor does not disappoint as it offers Snapdragon 778G chipset-level performance. With 6GB of RAM, the processor ensures that apps load quickly and multitasking is smooth. However when you run 2-3 games with other apps, the apps sometimes crash and the phone hangs for a few seconds, which is a downer. 128GB storage gives enough space to store photos, videos, audios, documents and important apps without any hassle.

As far as gaming performance is concerned, it is pretty average as games like Free Fire and BGMI can only be played in medium graphics, and that too for short sessions. After playing the game for about 20 minutes, the device started to heat up and sometimes the game would even slow down. Thermal performance has to be worked out as the device heats up badly after long gaming sessions and even during benchmark tests. Some benchmark tests were conducted, the results of which are given below.

The device supports 5G connectivity which will come in handy when the 5G network rolls out in India in the future. If you are someone who does not like to change your phone frequently, then you will be satisfied to know that you can continue to use it even after the arrival of 5G. For now, call quality was good even in the basement as there was no breakage of voice or call drop even in low network area.

The Galaxy M33 5G packs a stereo speaker that delivers immersive loud audio while watching content on social media, listening to music or streaming content over OTT. For security, the device comes with the option of fingerprint lock and face recognition. You can also select the type of information you want to see on the main screen—whether they’re collapsed or expanded. There is an option called ‘Temporary Mute’ which is useful if you want to mute your phone for a certain period of time, after which it will automatically shift into sound mode.

Let us now talk about the software part. Samsung runs Android 12 OS with One UI 4 skin on top. One UI is a simple and colorful Android experience as it comes with various customization and personalization. The main problem is the load of bloatware in the form of a large number of pre-installed third-party applications. These apps can be uninstalled if you don’t want to, but they also contain adware, which is even more annoying. The app icons are large in size and are neatly placed with ample spacing between them. The overall OS experience on the Galaxy M33 5G could have been better.

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Verdict Review: Should you buy the Samsung Galaxy M33 5G?

Samsung Galaxy M33 5G is a budget smartphone with some good features like a strong battery, quick charging support, good audio-visual and 5G connectivity. It misses out on some aspects like a unique design, AMOLED display, and in-the-box charger, but it gives you up to 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM which is commendable for a smartphone under 20k. Though it has bloatware and the camera setup isn’t perfect, if you want a 5G-ready phone with all the basic features, the Galaxy M33 5G could be your choice.

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