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Samsung Galaxy Buddy

Samsung Galaxy Buddy
$334
Brand: Samsung
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.6 inch FHD+ screen
  • Camera 48MP Triple camera / 8MP front
  • Memory 4GB RAM with 128GB ROM
  • Platform Dimensity 700 CPU / Android 11

Our Rating

The rating is based on the opinions of users and reliable reviewers.

9.2
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 10 / 10

Samsung Galaxy Buddy Highlights and Overview

The Galaxy Buddy is a version of the Galaxy A22 5G, but for the South Korean market. The model is powered by a Dimensity CPU from MediaTek, and offer almost similar specs with the Galaxy Wide5, except for the main camera and RAM capacity. From the front, the Galaxy Buddy comes in a 6.6-inches FHD+ Infinity-V screen with 1080 x 2408 pixels resolution, featuring 90Hz refresh, and an IPS panel.

Unlike Galaxy Wide5 which has 6GB RAM, the Galaxy Buddy is given 4GB RAM, but both has 128GB of internal storage, which is expandable via an SD-card. Like the Wide, the Buddy guy is also powered by an octa-core Dimensity 700 CPU from Mediatek clocked at 2.2GHz, along with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU.

Now as for the optics, you are getting a 48-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture, 5-megapixel ultrawide shooter and third 2-megapixel macro sensors, coupled with a single LED flash. While an 8-megapixel selfie snapper is used within the notch overhead.

The device runs on Android 11 with One UI 3.1 out of the box. It has a 5000mAh battery with 15W fast charger and provide a space for a single Nano-SIM. The model also support USB Type-C, and available in White, Blue and Black colors. The table below contains the full specs of Samsung Galaxy Buddy.

Samsung Galaxy Buddy Full Specifications and Features

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G Network Bands GSM GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
3G Network Bands HSDPA B1(2100), B2(1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B8(900)
4G Network Bands 4G LTE Bands: B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B17(700), B20(800), B28(700), B38(2600), B40(2300), B41(2500)
5G Network Bands Band: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78 SA/NSA
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G

LAUNCH

Also Known As -
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BODY

Dimensions 167.2 x 76.4 x 9.0 mm
Weight 203 grams
Build Glass front
- Plastic frame
- Plastic back
SIM Type Single SIM (Nano-SIM)

DISPLAY

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.6 inches, 105.2 cm2 (~82.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2408 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~387 PPI density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 11 (One UI 3.1)
Chipset MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G57 MC2

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 4 GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 1TB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) Main: 48MP, f/1.8 PDAF
Ultrawide: 5MP, f/2.2, 115˚ FoV
Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 8 MP, f/2.0
Camera Features Autofocus
Panorama
HDR
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack,

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
NFC
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
FM Radio No

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

Samsung Galaxy Buddy User Reviews and Opinions

2 Comments

  1. As you say it’s for the Korean market, So if I buy it as I’m in South Korea then go out of Korea will I have problems using it?.. more so in Africa

    1. Hi Eric…hope you are good. Not necessarily. You just need to look out for two things. First. ensure it is not locked to any Korean carrier network, secondly, be sure that the network you wish to use in Africa supports any of the 4G bands available to the Galaxy Buddy. Regards!

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