Samsung Galaxy A04e Price in the Philippines Starts at Just PHP 4,290, Here Are The Specs

Last week, one of my TechPinas readers messaged me on Facebook and asked, "Sir Mark, I'm a Samsung fan and I'm thinking of buying a secondary or back-up phone from the company to go with my flagship device. What's their most affordable 2023 Galaxy handset currently? Thanks!"

So I checked Samsung Philippines' consumer website and I found out that Samsung Galaxy A04e, which has an official suggested retail price of PHP 4,290 (via Flash Deal on Samsung's consumer website) for the 3GB+32GB variant, is the Korean Giant's most accessible 2023 phone in the Philippine market as of writing.

When it comes to budget-friendly smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy A Series has always been a go-to choice for Samsung fans who seek impressive phone features without breaking the bank. The Samsung Galaxy A04e continues this tradition by offering a stylish design, a vibrant display, capable cameras, and powerful performance, all at an affordable price point. Let's dive into the specifications and explore what makes the Galaxy A04e a good model in its price bracket.

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Design and Display

The Samsung Galaxy A04e features a rather sleek and modern design that fits comfortably in your hand. With dimensions of 164.2 x 75.9 x 9.1 mm and weighing just 188 grams, it's easy to handle and carry around. The device sports a polycarbonate shell that's both practical and durable. It is available in two attractive colorways: Light Blue and Black, allowing you to choose the one that suits your style.

On the front, the Galaxy A04e boasts a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. The screen delivers vibrant colors and fairly sharp details, providing an enjoyable viewing experience for browsing, streaming, and gaming. The display's size is optimized further with minimal bezels, offering a maximized viewing area. There's a waterdrop notch at the top, which houses the front-facing camera.

Camera Capabilities

At the back of the handset, you'll find a dual-camera module consisting of a 13 MegaPixel main camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and autofocus capability, along with a 2 MegaPixel depth sensor lens with an aperture of f/2.4. This combination enables you to take photos with clear details and bokeh effects that let you highlight the subject by blurring the background. The rear camera also supports features like HDR and panorama, enhancing your photography possibilities.

For selfie enthusiasts, the Galaxy A04e offers a 5 MegaPixel front-facing camera with an aperture of f/2.2. Whether you're taking a quick selfie or engaging in video calls, this camera ensures you look your best. Additionally, both the front and rear cameras support video recording at 1080p 30fps, allowing you to capture moments in high definition.

Performance and Software

Running on the Android 12 operating system with Samsung's One UI Core 4.1, the Samsung Galaxy A04e provides a user-friendly interface with a host of features and customization options. The device is powered by a 12nm 2.3 GHz Octa-Core Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 processor, ensuring smooth performance in light tasks and efficient multitasking. Whether you're browsing the web, streaming videos, or playing non-resource-intensive games, the Galaxy A04e delivers a responsive and lag-free experience.

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To support your multitasking needs, the Galaxy A04e comes with 3GB of RAM with up to 4GB of RAM Plus Expansion that borrows from the internal storage to boost multitasking performance. The device offers a between 32GB and 64GB of internal storage, which can both be expanded further using the dedicated microSD card slot. This allows you to store all your photos, videos, apps, and files without worrying about running out of space or sacrificing Dual SIM capability

Connectivity and Battery Life

The Samsung Galaxy A04e offers essential connectivity features to keep you connected and entertained. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 5.0, ensuring seamless connectivity for browsing, streaming, and connecting to other devices. With 4G-LTE capabilities, you can enjoy fast internet speeds on the go, enabling smooth web browsing, video streaming, and downloads.

Equipped with a 3.5mm audio jack, the Galaxy A04e allows you to connect your favorite headphones or speakers for an immersive audio experience. The device also features a USB Type-C 2.0 port, providing convenient charging and data transfer.

Powering the Galaxy A04e is a non-removable 5,000mAh Li-Po battery pack. With its generous capacity, the device offers extended usage time, allowing you to go through your day without worrying about running out of power. Whether you're working, browsing, or streaming, the Galaxy A04e is equipped to keep up with your busy lifestyle.

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Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A04e offers an enticing package of style, performance, and affordability. With its updated design, vibrant display, capable camera system, and decent performance, it's certainly a model you should check out if you're in the market for a budget-friendly 2023 smartphone. At PHP 4,290 for the 3GB+32GB version and PHP 5,290 for the 3GB+64GB variant, I think this handset a lot going for it, enough to be considered a good value for money purchase.

Experience the perfect blend of style and performance with the Samsung Galaxy A04e, which is still officially available for purchase at Samsung Experience Stores and official retailers online as well as in malls. Choose your preferred colorway, Light Blue or Black, and elevate your smartphone experience without spending too much money.

Samsung Galaxy A04e Specs
164.2 x 75.9 x 9.1 mm
188 grams
6.5 inches, HD+, 720 x 1600 pixels, IPS LCD
Waterdrop Notch
Dual Rear Camera Module: 
13 MegaPixels, f/2.2, Wide, AutoFocus
2 MegaPixels, f/2.4, Depth Sensor
Front-Facing Camera:
5 MegaPixels, f/2.2
Video Recorder:
Back and Front - 1080p 30fps
Android 12 Operating System 
One UI Core 4.1
12nm 2.3 GHz Octa-Core Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35
PowerVR GE8320 GPU
3GB RAM with 4GB RAM Plus Expansion
32GB, 64GB Internal Storage Options
Dedicated microSD Card Slot
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0
Dual nanoSIM Card Slots
3.5mm Audio Jack
USB Type C 2.0
Non-Removable 5,000 mAh Li-Po Battery Pack
Polycarbonate Shell
Colorways: Light Blue, Black

Samsung Galaxy A04e Price
Official Suggested Retail Price in the Philippines:
3GB RAM + 32GB ROM = PHP 4,290 (via Flash Deal on Samsung's Consumer Website until July 23, 2023)
3GB RAM + 64GB ROM = PHP 5,290

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