Samsung has launched a new budget 5G phone in the Indian market under its “F” series, the Galaxy F14. As the name suggests, this is an upgrade over the Galaxy F13, launched with an Exynos 850 chip and a 6,000mAh battery. The Galaxy F14 continues this tradition and features an Exynos chipset with a large 6,000mAh battery. The Galaxy F13 was launched at ₹11,999 last year, but the Galaxy F14 starts at ₹14,490.
The Samsung Galaxy F14 looks pretty average with the old-school waterdrop notch design on the front & thick bezels. There are two rear cameras, and there is no camera island. There is a polycarbonate build, but the display has Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The fingerprint sensor is on the side, and the 3.5mm headphone jack is on the bottom. There is only one speaker, and it’s also on the bottom.
Speaking of the specifications, the Galaxy F14 is powered by Exynos 1330 SOC that packs an octa-core CPU featuring two Cortex-A78 cores clocked at up to 2.4GHz & six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 2.0GHz. The GPU is Mali-G68 MP2. On the AnTuTu benchmark, this chip scores around 400,000 points, similar to the Snapdragon 695.
The phone has LPDDR4X RAM, UFS 2.2 storage, and a triple card slot for memory expansion.
The display is a 6.6-inch Full-HD+ PLS LCD with a 90Hz refresh rate. The battery size is 6,000mAh, and there is 25W fast charging support. Considering that there is a 5nm chip, the battery life on this phone should be pretty solid.
In terms of cameras, Samsung Galaxy F14 has a 50MP primary rear camera paired with a 2MP sensor. The selfie camera has a 13MP sensor. Android 13 runs out of the box with OneUI Core 5.1 on top. Samsung has promised two major Android updates for this phone and security updates for four years.
The Galaxy F14 is an excellent phone if you are looking specifically for a “Samsung” device at around 15K. The biggest pros of this phone are the battery, performance, and software. But, there are cons too. For example, you get no ultrawide camera, there is an LCD, the phone has an old-school design with a notch, there are thick bezels, a single speaker, and the biggest of all, there is no charger provided in the box.
The phone will go on sale on March 30.