Samsung Quietly Launches Galaxy A25 5G and Galaxy S24 in the US

What you should know

  • Samsung‘s 5G-enabled Galaxy A15 and Galaxy A25 smartphones were released in the US with little to no fanfare, despite the company’s Galaxy A family being its best-selling smartphone globally as of Q2 2023.
  • The Galaxy A25 5G is not currently available from any major US carriers, with the only operator offering the handset being Xfinity Mobile. The phone is also available directly from Samsung, as well as Amazon and Best Buy.
  • The Galaxy A25 5G is priced at around $300 in the US, and comes with 128GB of internal storage space and 6GB RAM. It also supports microSD expansion.
  • The design of the Galaxy A25 is considered outdated, with thick screen bezels and a centered notch. However, it does come with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display, a 50MP primary rear-facing camera, and a 5,000mAh battery with 25W charging capabilities.

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Samsung’s best-selling smartphone globally in Q2 2023 was from the non-flagship Galaxy A family. You might’ve expected the A15 and A25 models to create a bit of a stir in big markets like the US. We’re not talking Galaxy S24 series-level hype, but… something.

Surprisingly, the 5G-ready Galaxy A15 and A25 didn’t even get their own spotlights on Samsung’s official US newsroom portal. They just popped up here and there on the web without any fuss. And yes, they’re already shipping nationwide for Samsung’s budget-conscious fans.

So, where can you snag the Galaxy A25 5G? Internationally launched last month with the less flashy A15, the 6.5-inch Galaxy A25 isn’t currently available from any major US carriers. That’s even stranger than its oddly low-key regional debut. The only carrier that’s got the handset on its website at the time of writing this is Xfinity Mobile.

You can get the A25 5G starting at just $12.49 a month with no upfront payment at Xfinity Mobile. You can choose a new line or upgrade an existing one. Multiply that by 24, and you’re looking at around $300, which is the US list price of the Galaxy A25 5G.

You can also buy the phone at that price directly from Samsung, Amazon, and Best Buy. The latter two are sweetening the deal a bit by throwing in a $25 gift card for a limited time.

The A25, available only in black (or “blue black”) in the US, offers a generous 128GB of internal storage and a decent 6GB RAM. It also supports microSD expansion for digital hoarders in need of extra space.

Samsung is offering trade-in discounts that can exceed the $25 value of Amazon and Best Buy’s introductory offer. But to be honest, these aren’t that great, going up to $200… if you’re willing to part with something like the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, iPhone 13, or iPhone 13 Pro Max, which you probably shouldn’t do.

Should you buy the Galaxy A25 5G? That’s something you’ll have to decide for yourself after analyzing the new phone’s pros and cons, as well as those of other devices in the same price range. A clear downside of the 2024 Galaxy A25 is its outdated design with thick screen bezels and a centered notch rather than a more “modern” hole punch.

On the bright side, this mid-ranger comes with a premium-looking 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display. It boasts a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels (aka FHD+), a peak brightness of 1000 nits, and a silky smooth 120Hz refresh rate technology.

The primary 50MP rear-facing camera sounds great, especially for a budget-friendly phone. It has optical image stabilization and several other features. The 8MP secondary shooter and the 2MP tertiary sensor on the A25’s back aren’t as impressive. But Samsung’s stellar software support and a hefty 5,000mAh battery with 25W charging capabilities offset some of these flaws, making for a solid value proposition.

Is the Galaxy A25 5G as good as or better than the Motorola Edge (2023), which is often discounted by $250 from a “regular” price of $599.99? Definitely not. Can it hold its own against something like the Moto G Power 5G (2023) or OnePlus Nord N30 5G? We think so, although Samsung might want to consider a $50 price cut to increase the Galaxy A25 5G’s competitiveness in the fierce low-cost smartphone market.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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