Samsung Galaxy A01 – The Budget A

The Samsung Galaxy A01 is here, welcome to the whole new world of budget smartphones in the A series line-up. I will start by saying this one is different.

Yes! The Samsung Galaxy A01 is different in so many ways especially when you are coming from the A50 kind of life. Should we say it was launched with Asia and Africa at heart?



The Samsung Galaxy A01 is a budget smartphone that is not extremely cheap. It has entry-level features, When you try to do a comparison with other Galaxy A series phones in Nigeria you will spot the difference really quick.

So if I may ask you, have you been waiting for an opportunity to buy one of Samsung A series smartphone in Nigeria but you haven’t been able to do that due to limited cash?

If your answer is yes, the Samsung Galaxy A01 could be the right Tech for you…..

Key features

Announced: December,2019
Display: 5.7” HD+ Infinity-V
Body: 146.3 x 70.9 x 8.3mm
Processor: Octa Core (Quad 1.95 GHz + Quad 1.45 GHz)
Camera Rear: Main: 13 MP (F2.2)
Depth: 2 MP (F2.4)
Selfie Camera: 5 MP (F2.0)
Battery 3,000mAh (typical)
Memory: 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage
Micro SD (up to 512 GB)
SIM3 slot: 2 Nano SIM + MicroSD
Color : Black, Blue, Red

Availability & Price

The Samsung Galaxy A01 is a whole lot cheaper than what you would expect. Her price starts at $142 which is quite affordable when you convert it to our local currency in Nigeria.

Design & Display

The design of the Samsung Galaxy A01 is just too traditional, there is nothing fancy here. Take a look at it and admire her simple look. It appears really simple even though it has some solid bezels around the edges.

On the top is a tear or water drop notch (as some will call it) that sum-up to what Samsung will call an Infinix-V display since the notch kind of have a V-shaped cut.

What’s on the display?

The display on the Samsung Galaxy A01 is a 5.7inch HD+ screen that fits in conveniently. It is bright and clear. It can be used to consume a lot of visual contents online at a decent display quality.

Samsung made use of plastic to manufacture almost every part of the Galaxy A01. If you are a fan of portability, you are definitely going to fall in love with this particular phone but ensure you handle it with reasonable amount of care.

At the bottom, you will notice that there is a large bezels that is very noticeable. The buttons, speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack and the likes were placed in convenient spots that are accessible.

Camera & Battery Life

The Samsung Galaxy A01 comes with a decent camera. In front you will find a 5MP camera with F/2.0 aperture. At the back, there are two solid cameras: 13MP main and 2MP depth with f/2.2 and f/2.4 aperture respectively.

The battery capacity on the Samsung Galaxy A01 is a 3000mAh battery that can last for a complete day of moderate use. Considering the 5.7inch screen here, the Galaxy A01 consumption rate will run perfectly.

Software & Specs

Samsung was generous to spread the love here, the Galaxy A01 comes pre-installed with Android 10 OS based on One UI 2.0. The ecosystem is user friendly with easy navigation spread across.

You will also find essential sensors like proximity, light and accelerometer. For those who desire more entertainment, there is an FM radio to tune-in to ensure your favorite local radio station in Nigeria.

On the spec sheet, the Samsung Galaxy A01 comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. As expected, it is expandable via micro SD card up to 512GB which is very okay. So if the 16GB is not sufficient, you are free to upgrade.

My Thoughts

Like I said earlier, the Samsung Galaxy A01 is a budget smartphone. we weren’t expecting to see much but Samsung did some fair balancing here.

You can see the way essential features where evenly distributed across every section of this device even though we all can see clearly that the Samsung Galaxy A01 is a budget smartphone in Nigeria.

Her portable size is another big factor to consider too. In a world where the size of smartphones are getting larger by the day, portability might be important to some. If you are that person, the Samsung Galaxy A01 is for you.




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