Battle of the best budget-friendly new smartphones


For years, Apple and Samsung have engaged in fierce competition, each vying for the prestigious title of ultimate smartphone. As time passes and technology advances, both companies have dedicated themselves to constant innovation, tirelessly striving to enhance their smartphones in every aspect imaginable, including speed, functionality and user experience.

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Two recent models from each company, the Samsung Galaxy A54, and the iPhone SE, have become very popular picks, especially for those on a tight budget. What makes these phones so great is that they have many of the features that any other Samsung or Apple smartphone can have, but they are quite affordable.

Most smartphones from both companies today, especially the newer models, will sell for around $800. These two models, however, fall within the $375-$450 range. If you’re someone who’s on a tight budget, and you still need a smartphone (as we all do these days), these two are great options to consider.

However, which one is best for you? Let’s break down how each smartphone stacks up so you can compare the two for yourself.

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Overall budget-friendly smartphone features

iPhone SE

  • (Pro) Reasonably priced for the fast speeds it achieves
  • (Pro) Excellent camera quality for taking pictures and videos
  • (Pro) It is compact and not bulky and heavy
  • (Con) There is no night mode for the camera
  • (Con) Low storage availability
  • (Con) Low battery life.

Samsung Galaxy A54

  • (Pro) features a larger 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display compared to the 4.7-inch iPhone SE that offers a more immersive viewing experience for multimedia content.
  • (Pro) has a larger battery capacity than the iPhone SE, which translates to longer battery life
  • (Pro) offers up to 128 GB of storage at its base price
  • (Pro) Excellent camera quality for taking pictures and videos
  • (Con) Doesn’t perform as fast as the iPhone SE based on its chipset
  • (Con) Slightly more expensive than the iPhone SE.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy A54

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Budget-friendly smartphone pricing

iPhone SE

  • (Pro) The iPhone SE was listed at $429.99 at the time of publication on Amazon, Best Buy and Verizon’s website, which is cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy A54 on the Samsung website.

Samsung Galaxy A54

  • (Pro) At the time of publishing, the Samsung Galaxy A54 was priced at $374.99 on Amazon and Best Buy’s websites, which is cheaper than the iPhone SE.
  • (Con) It’s regularly priced at $449.99 on the Samsung website, which is more expensive than the iPhone SE.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy A54

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iPhone SE

  • (Pro) offers up to 256 GB of storage for all iPhone SE models
  • (Con) You only get 60 GB of storage for the base price
  • (Con) If you want more than the initial 60 GB of storage on your iPhone SE, you’ll have to pay an extra $50, making it more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy A54.

Samsung Galaxy A54

  • (Pro) You get 128 GB of storage on the Samsung A54 for the prices listed above
  • (Con) Only UK models can get up to 256 GB
  • (Pro) supports expandable storage via microSD card slot, allowing you to easily increase the available storage space
  • (Pro) You can buy a microSD card that will give you up to 1 TB of storage.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy A54

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The battery of Samsung Galaxy A54 is 12 hours. (Samsung)

Battery life and charging speed

iPhone SE

  • (Con) Works on a 1,624 mAh battery
  • (Con) Lives only about 9 hours on a single charge and offers 20W charging.

Samsung Galaxy A54

  • (Pro) works on a 5,000 mAh battery
  • (Pro) can run up to approx 12 hours on a single charge and can offer 25W charging.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy A54

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Camera quality

iPhone SE

  • (Pro) has the A15 Bionic chipset, which makes the camera quality excellent
  • (Con) has a single 12MP lens with no ultra-wide shooter and no night mode.

Samsung Galaxy A54

  • (Pro) has a 3-lens camera, with a 50MP main camera and a 12MP ultrawide shooter.
  • (Pro) Camera has night mode.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy A54

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Image of Samsung Galaxy A54

The Samsung Galaxy A54 has a triple lens camera. (Samsung)

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Better performance

iPhone SE

  • (Pro) A15 is equipped with Bionic chipset
  • (Pro) The fastest performance for what you’re paying for when it comes to loading videos, games and more.

Samsung Galaxy A54

  • (Con) Still runs slower than the iPhone SE A15 Bionic chipset.

Winner: iPhone SE

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iPhone SE

iPhone has faster performance than Samsung Galaxy. (apple)

Who wins overall?

Both phones are great, and you can get great performance without breaking the bank, no matter which phone you end up choosing. However, the Samsung Galaxy A54 is the winner here. It’s more affordable, takes high-quality photos and videos, and charges quickly, making it a great choice for those who want a smartphone and want to save a good amount of money. However, even with this range of impressive features, let’s be honest, Apple customers are likely to remain brand loyal no matter what, due to their strong brand loyalty and preference for the Apple ecosystem.

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