Samsung has just announced the affordable Galaxy M14 5G in Ukraine. The announcement came as a surprise to many, as it was made without much fanfare. The device bears a striking resemblance to the Galaxy A14 5G, which was released earlier this year for just $199 in the US, with similar specifications and design.
What’s new in Samsung Galaxy M14 5G
The Samsung Galaxy M14 5G features a 6.6-inch PLS LCD panel with an Infinity-V notch design. The display offers an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2408 pixels and a 90Hz refresh rate, making it ideal for watching videos and playing games. The device comes with the latest One UI Core 5-based Android 13 operating system pre-installed, providing a smooth and user-friendly experience for its users.
The Samsung Galaxy M14 5G comes with a 13-megapixel selfie camera on the front for capturing high-quality selfies and making video calls. On the rear, the device boasts a triple camera setup, which includes a 50-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
With its primary camera on the back, the Samsung Galaxy M14 5G enables users to capture stunning Full HD videos at 30 fps, making it perfect for recording memorable moments on the go. Samsung claims that the M14’s camera lets you capture every detail with impressive clarity and sharpness.
The Galaxy M14 5G is packed with a powerful octa-core processor that runs at 2.4GHz, ensuring smooth and responsive performance. The device is equipped with a state-of-the-art Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G chipset, which is known for its high-speed processing capabilities and efficient power consumption. It comes with 128 GB of internal storage, providing ample space for storing photos, videos, and other files. Additionally, the M14 features an external storage slot that supports up to 1 TB of microSD card, allowing users to expand their storage as needed.
While the Galaxy M14 5G comes with a powerful processor and ample storage, it may disappoint some users with its relatively modest 4 GB of RAM. This may impact its multitasking capabilities, particularly when running multiple apps or heavy games simultaneously. However, Samsung made sure that the M14’s RAM is optimized to work seamlessly with its processor and operating system, ensuring that users can still enjoy smooth and responsive performance without compromising on speed or efficiency.
The device has a compact and ergonomic design, measuring 166.8 x 77.2 x 9.4mm and weighing around 206 grams. The Galaxy M14 5G is equipped with a massive 6,000mAh battery, which provides ample power to keep the device running for extended periods of time. The battery supports fast charging up to 25W, ensuring that users can quickly recharge their device on the go. In comparison, the Galaxy A14 5G comes with a smaller 5,000mAh battery that supports 15W charging.
It features a convenient fingerprint scanner, located on the side of the device, which allows users to quickly and securely unlock their device with a simple touch. The scanner is positioned in a natural and intuitive location, making it easy to access and use with one hand. Additionally, the M14 5G offers a range of other impressive features, including dual SIM support, 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
In addition to its impressive specifications, the M14 5G is available in three eye-catching colors, including Dark Blue, Blue, and Silver, enabling users to personalize their device to their liking. With its sleek design, decent features, and competitive price, the Galaxy M14 5G is a top contender for anyone looking to purchase an affordable and high-performing smartphone.
The Galaxy M14 5G offers consumers a choice between two storage options: 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 4 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, giving users the flexibility to select the model that best fits their storage needs. The 64 GB variant is priced at UAH 8,299 (~$225), while the 128GB model comes in handy, priced at UAH 8,999 (~$244) in the Ukraine regions.