Samsung Galaxy A54 - Smartphone Battery Performance
Updated: Jul 26
SMARTPHONE TIER: MID
Battery Capacity mAh: 5000
The Samsung Galaxy A54 - A Reliable Smartphone at an Affordable Price
Smartphone Battery Performance Overall
Mid Tier Ranking: #16
All you need to know about the Samsung A54 smartphone.
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 looking 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 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, 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?
USB-Type-C (compatible with Samsung's 25W fast charging)
No charger included
A Quick Summary
The Samsung Galaxy A54 offers great 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
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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.
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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.
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.
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 and 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.
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.
The Samsung Galaxy A54 has a battery capacity to 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.
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 amazing 82 hours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The chart shows that the Samsung Galaxy A34 is the smartphone with the least 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.
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.
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
6.40 inches, Super AMOLED, 120Hz with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels
Android 13, One UI 5.1. Exynos 1380 (5 nm)
128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with IP67 rating, dust and splash resistant
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
32 MP, f/2.2, (wide), and Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60 fps
5000 mAh, non-removable
Stereo Speakers: Yes. Headphone jack: No. NFC: Yes. Radio: No
Dimensions and Weight
158.2x76.7x8.2mm and 202g
Lime, Graphite, Violet, White
Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy A54 support 5G?
A: Yes, it does
Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy A54 have a headphone jack?
A: No, it does not
Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy A54 support wireless charging?
A: No, it does not
Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy A54 have dual-SIM capabilities?
A: Yes, it does
Q: What storage and RAM variants is the Samsung Galaxy A54 available?
Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy A54 have stereo speakers?
A: Yes, it does
Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy A54 have a microSD card slot?
A: Yes, it does
Q: Is the Samsung Galaxy A54 VoLTE enabled?
A: Yes, it is. Even if the device supports VoLTE users need to have this enabled in their SIMs in order to work and some networks may not have VoLTE services enabled.
ViserMark tests are performed with the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency 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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