Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+, the latest additions to its flagship Galaxy S series. The new phones have a sleek and stylish design, a powerful Exynos 2400 for Galaxy chipset, and a host of AI features.
The Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ feature designs that are similar to their predecessors, the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+, but with some subtle differences. The frame has a matte coating, for instance, which gives it a more premium feel. The punch-hole camera on the front also adds to the modern aesthetic. Although both phones are comfortable to hold, I prefer the more compact S24, which I find easier to handle and use with one hand.
As with last year’s models, the Galaxy S24+ is the larger of the two and comes with some advantages. It has a QHD resolution for its 6.7-inch Dynamic 2X AMOLED display, which makes it sharper and more immersive. It also has more RAM at 12GB and a larger 4900mAh battery with faster 45W fast charging.
Both phones have a high refresh rate of 120Hz for their displays, which makes them smooth and responsive. As expected, the colors are vibrant and the display is crystal clear.
The Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ also have a triple camera setup on the back. The setup is the same as last year’s S23 Series with a 50MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a 10MP telephoto camera with up to 3 times optical zoom. The front camera is also the same, with a 12MP sensor for selfies and video calls.
Unlike last year’s models, Samsung opted to bring the Exynos 2400 for Galaxy variants to the Philippine market. I’m sure many fans will be disappointed, including this reviewer. I was hoping for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, but, in our country at least, that is reserved for the Galaxy S24 Ultra.
The biggest highlight of One UI 6.1 is Samsung’s Galaxy AI, which was showcased during our NDA session with the phones.
One of the more impressive features is Live Translate, a two-way, real-time voice and text translation of phone calls within the native app. Samsung representatives demoed this with a quick phone call, translating between Korean and English.
Another feature worth noting is the new Galaxy AI editing tools, particularly in photo editing. Like in Pixel phones, you can remove distracting objects from your photo or even move them to a different location within a photo.
Circle to Search with Google is also another interesting feature. Long pressing the home button calls up the Galaxy AI, allowing you to circle or highlight anything on the Galaxy S24’s screen. The phone will then perform a Google search of the highlighted object.
The Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ are impressive phones that offer a lot of features and performance. They are available in four colors: Onyx Black, Marble Gray, Cobalt Violet, and Amber Yellow. The phones’ prices and availability in the Philippines will be announced soon.