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 faily 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
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