Affordable 5G smartphones are suddenly becoming a thing, and Samsung’s Galaxy A32 5G is leading the pack. At under $300, this one is quite a bargain. It offers a large 6.5-inch screen, a 5000 mAh battery, and a 90Hz refresh rate.
One reason to stay away from Samsung budget phones in the past was their lackluster update cycle, but the company is now actively working to improve that, promising three years of Android updates and four years of security patches for the A32. That’s not iPhone level quite yet (Apple is still providing updates for the 6-year-old iPhone 6S), but it’s the best you can get in the Android world.
The only real downside is the mediocre display—surprising, as Samsung is known for its vibrant, punchy screens. But if you’re okay with 720p, this phone might be the right choice for you.