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Samsung Galaxy A54 - Smartphone Battery Performance

Updated: Jan 12



SMARTPHONE TIER: MID

Battery Capacity mAh: 5000

 

The Samsung Galaxy A54 - A Reliable Smartphone at an Affordable Price


Samsung Galaxy A54 Smartphone

Smartphone Battery Performance Overall

Score: 42//100


Ranking #84


Mid Tier Ranking: #16




 
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All you need to know about the Samsung A54 smartphone.


Overview


Samsung released two smartphones in March 2023 as part of the Galaxy series with all the usual functionality expected from smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy A54 has been upgraded from the previous Samsung Galaxy A53. It is more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy A34, yet both have benefited from an improved design taken from the Galaxy S23 series of smartphones.


The Samsung Galaxy A54 is a well-positioned contender in the Mid Tier of smartphones priced between €200-€499. Although it looks like a Flagship/Pro device and is similar to the Samsung S23 device, it delivers key smartphone features that users expect for daily tasks at an affordable price, the same price as Samsung charged for the Samsung Galaxy A53. The Samsung Galaxy A54 is available in black, white, lime green and violet versions.


The display of the Samsung Galaxy A54 smartphone has been reduced. It is now smaller, being 6.4 inches, not that a 1-inch reduction would be noticed from the Samsung Galaxy A53. With an AMOLED display and a 1,080 x 2,340px resolution, the Samsung Galaxy A54 still has a 120Hz refresh rate, like the Samsung Galaxy A34. Also, it promotes durability with Gorilla Glass 5 display protection and IP67 rated for water and dust resistance.


What's it like to Use?


Being powered by the new and slightly more powerful Exynos 1380 chipset, the Samsung Galaxy A54 brings performance improvements compared to its predecessor. Samsung claims it provides a 20% boost in CPU and a 26% boost in GPU, therefore more than adequate power for daily usage and general apps.


The Samsung Galaxy A54 has a triple camera setup, the main camera with a 50-megapixel sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 5MP macro camera. Improvements have resulted in sharper images, and the Night Mode feature is welcomed. Also, there is no telephoto camera, as Samsung has decided to allocate this feature for Flagship/Pro smartphones. Three storage configurations are available for the Samsung Galaxy A54: 128GB storage with 6GB of RAM, 128HB storage with 8GB of RAM, and 256GB storage with 8GB of RAM, and more storage can be added if required via a MicroSD card.


How does it perform?


The Samsung Galaxy A54 has the latest One UI 5.1 and is shipped with Android 13. This smartphone can cope with any day-to-day tasks, provides an all-around performance, and offers the end user a smooth and responsive experience.


With a regular 5,000mAh battery capacity, the Samsung Galaxy A54 performed well in our smartphone battery performance testing. The battery lasts up to 1.5 days or up to 39 hours, which is adequate for handling many of the expected daily tasks.


The Samsung Galaxy A54 has no charger in the box when shipped, as part of Samsung's efforts to reduce waste from consumer electronic devices. It has 25W charging, although not fast charging; it's what's expected from a Mid Tier smartphone, as is the absence of a headphone jack.

What's in the box?

  • Mobile Phone

  • USB-Type-C (compatible with Samsung's 25W fast charging)

  • No charger included


A Quick Summary


The Samsung Galaxy A54 offers excellent value for money for a smartphone in the Mid Tier. It has a tempting premium design and is a well-built smartphone with all the features and functionality you would expect.


Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A54 delivers good performance in all key areas yet will struggle to compete with High Tier and Flagship/Pro Tiers, yet still provide a reliable smartphone at an affordable price.


Product - Good Points

The Samsung Galaxy A54 has the following features:

  • Good battery life

  • Good 120Hz refresh display

  • Better performance with a newer chipset

  • Excellent camera set-up

  • IP67 rated for water resistance

  • Long-term OS and security updates

  • Offers good value for money


Product - Be Aware of Points

The Samsung Galaxy A54 lacks in performance in the following ways:

  • Not a good fingerprint reader

  • Lacking power for extensive gaming

  • Shipped with no charger

  • Charging is slow

 
 

Smartphone Battery Performance Score

and Battery Performance Results


ViserMark brings you a Smartphone Performance Score based on different criteria and benchmarks for evaluating a smartphone's performance. Our tests are performed with the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency powered by SmartViser's test automation solution viSer.


Using various testing criteria, including different user actions, from calls to social media and periods of standby times, ViserMark measures using real-life scenarios and live networks. All results are obtained and evaluated with calculations for smartphone Battery Life, Power Efficiency, Charging Time, Power Efficiency and Annual Energy Consumption.


ViserMark wants to help you find and compare the right smartphone, ensuring it fits your requirements and budget. Our smartphone battery performance reviews and helpful ratings have all the necessary battery information. Smartphone Performance Scores can also provide a reference point for performance benchmarks and smartphone comparisons.


The battery performance of the Samsung Galaxy A54 is focused on critical areas and precise criteria. These results have been translated into various ViserMark Labels, and an overall Smartphone Performance Score is awarded.


Samsung Galaxy A54 Battery Performance is translated into ViserMark Labels detailed here.

ViserMark Labels for the Samsung Galaxy A54 Smartphone
ViserMark Labels for the Samsung Galaxy A54 Smartphone

Our experts are asked to test more than 100 Smartphones every year. As an independent mobile phone testing environment, SmartViser measures key areas of user experience.

More details can be found on how we perform our smartphone testing here.

 
 

The Samsung Galaxy A54 Battery Performance review by ViserMark is based on the smartphone battery performance results obtained during testing.


Reading this review, you can find a full breakdown of our battery performance results.


Smartphone Battery Performance Overall Score:


Using repeatable and rigorous testing criteria, ViserMark measures battery performance using real-life scenarios and live networks.


The test results are collated with calculations from smartphone Battery Life and Power Efficiency results that total a score between 0 and 100. This is the number displayed on the Battery Performance ViserMark Label shown below.


ViserMark Labels for the Samsung Galaxy A54 Smartphone
ViserMark Labels for the Samsung Galaxy A54 Smartphone

After testing, the Samsung Galaxy A54 scored 42 out of 100 as a smartphone Battery Performance score. Being classified as a ViserMark Mid Tier (€200-€499) smartphone, we can see other comparable devices with similar Battery Performance Scores within this tier, as shown below.


A chart showing Smartphone Battery Performance Score for the Mid Tier
A chart showing Smartphone Battery Performance Score for the Mid Tier

Compared to other smartphones within the Mid Tier, the Samsung Galaxy A54 faces different performance ratings and prices from the competition. For example, some Mid Tier devices are older and have significantly been reduced in price and, when competing with Samsung Galaxy A54, can have much more impact.


When looking at the smartphone Battery Performance scores in the Mid Tier, the OPPO A78 was released simultaneously; the Samsung Galaxy A34 was recently tested in our labs, and the battery performance was comparable with the Samsung Galaxy A54. In 2023, the Mid Tier smartphones tested currently show Battery Performance scores ranging from 35/100 to 42/10 - the Samsung Galaxy A54 joins them.


Let us discover if our battery performance testing results can show more key improvements. Other smartphone Battery Performance Scores can be viewed as ViserMark Labels in the Smartphone Ranking Table.

 

Battery Life


Smartphone battery life performance can vary significantly depending on several factors, including device hardware, software optimisation, battery capacity, usage patterns, and individual settings.


When contemplating smartphone battery life, focus on these areas:

  • The battery capacity, usually measured in milliampere-hours (mAh), determines how much charge a battery can store.

  • The Battery Life ViserMark Label displays the "Days-of-Use" in both actual days and provides accurate information in hours. It reflects the usage of a smartphone from a full charge.


How long will the Samsung Galaxy A54 battery last?


ViserMark understands that this is a key factor when considering any smartphone, and we are pleased to announce that the Samsung Galaxy A54 delivered well on battery performance -with a spectacular 1.5 days of use, translating into 39 hours between charges.


ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Life for the Samsung Galaxy A54
ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Life for the Samsung Galaxy A54

The Samsung Galaxy A54 has a battery capacity of 5000mAh. Offering a good performance, it provides 1.5 days of daily usage. However, it falls behind the OPPO A78 and the Samsung Galaxy A34 in the Mid Tier, as displayed in the chart below.


A chart showing Smartphone Battery Life Ratings for the Mid Tier
A chart showing Smartphone Battery Life Ratings for the Mid Tier

With the introduction of hours added to the ViserMark Battery Life Label, it is even easier to see just how competitive the smartphones are regarding battery life performance.


As you can see, two comparable smartphones last up to 2 days, just like most other smartphones in the Mid Tier providing adequate daily usage. With both smartphones having a 5,000mAh battery capacity, the OPPO A78 offers up to 53 hours in our battery performance testing, giving 2 days of good battery life on a single charge using the battery efficiency of the MediaTek Dimensity 700 chip. A MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset powers the Samsung Galaxy A34. This chipset was released at the end of 2022 and can still deliver 2 days of battery life and offer fast performance, efficient battery usage and good gaming performance.


The Samsung Galaxy A54 has an Exynos 1380 chipset with a 5,000mAh battery capacity. With its power-efficient chip, smaller display, and adaptive refresh rate, it was anticipated to offer better battery life. However, upon comparison, it falls short of expectations, providing almost 10 hours less battery life than the Samsung Galaxy A34.


Both handsets perform well during day-to-day use despite using different chipsets. The Samsung Galaxy A54 has a 6.4-inch display, and the Samsung Galaxy A34 has a bigger 6.6” display, providing a better user experience for streaming box sets and gaming.


It is worth noting that the Samsung Galaxy M51, released in 2020, still holds the top spot for having one of the longest-lasting smartphone batteries in the Mid Tier, with a smartphone Battery Life of an impressive 3.5 days of use or translated into hours an incredible 82 hours.


Other smartphone Battery Life results can be viewed as ViserMark Labels in the Smartphone Ranking Table.

 
 

Power Efficiency


Smartphone Power Efficiency is crucial for smartphone users as it directly impacts battery life and overall device usage. It refers to the ability of a smartphone to maximise its performance while minimising power consumption.


Calculated using Battery Life and Battery Capacity and expressed in "Leaves", it reflects a rating between 1 being the least and 5 being the most power efficient.


ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Efficiency for the Samsung Galaxy A54  of 1 out of 5 leaves
ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Efficiency for the Samsung Galaxy A54

How power efficient is the Samsung Galaxy A54?


The Samsung Galaxy A54 was awarded 1 out of 5 as a smartphone battery efficiency score, the same as the Samsung Galaxy A34.


OPPO is known for maximising the battery life of its devices, and the OPPO A78 has features like Super Power Saving mode and Super Night-time Standby mode that help to prolong battery life further. Also, the OPPO A78 supports 33w SuperVOOC charging, so with fast charging speed and efficient battery life, it is unsurprising that the OPPO A78 has a higher power efficiency rating than Samsung devices, as shown in the chart below.


A chart showing the Smartphone Battery Efficiency Ratings in the Mid Tier
A chart showing the Smartphone Battery Efficiency Ratings in the Mid Tier

All smartphone chipsets are designed to deliver high performance while consuming minimal power to optimise system resources for improved efficiency. Manufacturers are continuously making minor improvements to balance smartphone performance and energy efficiency. These include the management of background processes and improved app organisation, which enhance resource allocation so power consumption can be minimised.


Other smartphone Battery Efficiency results can be viewed as ViserMark Labels in the Smartphone Ranking Table.

 

Annual Energy Consumption


ViserMark is pleased to offer a new label providing a smartphone's Annual Energy Consumption. The calculation is typically based on several factors, including the smartphone model, battery capacity, usage patterns, and charging habits. Although challenging, specific testing criteria are measured using real-life scenarios and live networks to reflect usage accurately.



How much energy does the Samsung Galaxy A54 use?


The ViserMark calculations show the Samsung Galaxy A54 would use 4.16 kWh per Annum.


ViserMark label showing Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption for the Samsung Galaxy A54
ViserMark label showing Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption for the Samsung Galaxy A54

The chart shows that the Samsung Galaxy A34 is the smartphone with the lowest Annual Energy Consumption, closely followed by the OPPO A78 and Samsung Galaxy A54. All devices have the same battery capacity of 5,000mAh, although the OPPO A78 has 33W wired charging, and the Samsung smartphones have a reduced 25W wired charging capability.


A chart showing the Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption in the Mid Tier
A chart showing the Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption in the Mid Tier

Daily activities greatly influence energy consumption. For instance, frequent use of power-intensive apps, heavy gaming, or prolonged video streaming can drain the battery faster, resulting in higher energy consumption. Conversely, conservative usage and enabling power-saving features can reduce energy consumption. ViserMark's battery performance testing protocol ensures end-users can see an objective benchmark across all smartphones' expected annual electricity consumption.


Other smartphones' Annual Energy Consumption results can be viewed as ViserMark Labels in the Smartphone Ranking Table.

 
 

Should I buy it?


The Samsung Galaxy A54 is a reliable, robust and affordable smartphone that resembles the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. It has an AMOLED display, a 50MP triple rear camera setup, fast charging support and the latest version of the operating system.


Samsung offers long-term Upgrades and Security Support. The Samsung Galaxy A54 has 4 years of major operating system updates and 5 years of security patches. This provides additional value for money as it assures device longevity and usability.


The performance is adequate, the battery life is good, and the camera setup is fine, with good and sharp images. This Samsung Galaxy A54 smartphone competes well in the Mid Tier, although it may not be for you if you want the best performance.

 

Product Features and Specification

Release Date March 2023

Display

6.40 inches, Super AMOLED, 120Hz with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels

Processor

Android 13, One UI 5.1. Exynos 1380 (5 nm)

Memory

128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with IP67 rating, dust and splash resistant

Main Camera

​48 MP, f/1.8 (wide),

12 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide) 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)

Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60 fps, 720p@480fps

Front Camera

32 MP, f/2.2, (wide), and Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60 fps

Battery

5000 mAh, non-removable

25W wired

Communications/Audio

Stereo Speakers: Yes. Headphone jack: No. NFC: Yes. Radio: No

Dimensions and Weight

158.2x76.7x8.2mm and 202g

Colours Available

Lime, Graphite, Violet, White

 

Extra Insights

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy A54 support 5G?

A: Yes, it does

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy A54 have a headphone jack?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy A54 support wireless charging?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy A54 have dual-SIM capabilities?

Q: What storage and RAM variants is the Samsung Galaxy A54 available?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy A54 have stereo speakers?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy A54 have a microSD card slot?

Q: Is the Samsung Galaxy A54 VoLTE enabled?

 

ViserMark tests are performed with the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency. They are powered and automated by SmartViser's test automation solution viSer. The automation on devices includes a variety of user actions, from calls to social media and periods of standby times.

 
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Background


The Samsung Group is a South Korean multinational conglomerate headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It comprises numerous affiliated businesses, most united under the Samsung brand. Samsung Electronics has assembly plants and sales networks in 74 countries and employs around 290,000 people. Samsung is a major manufacturer of electronic components such as lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, image sensors, camera modules and displays for clients such as Apple, Sony, HTC and Nokia.


 

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