In January 2024, Samsung astounded the tech world with the release of its highly anticipated Galaxy S24 series, featuring the S24, S24 Plus, and the S24 Ultra. While the new lineup maintains the familiar shape and size reminiscent of the S23 series, Samsung has made notable design and software enhancements, making these devices a compelling upgrade.
A noticeable departure from its predecessor is the shift from a rounded aluminum frame to a sleek and entirely flat design, reminiscent of the iPhone 15. Moreover, the glossy finish has been replaced with an elegant matte texture, offering a refined aesthetic for the S24 and S24 Plus.
Running on the all-new One UI 6.1, based on the latest Android 14, the Galaxy S24 series introduces several visual changes and enhanced features. The Quick Settings panel sees a significant overhaul, with the brightness slider taking center stage upon a single swipe down. Conveniently tucked beneath the slider are controls for eye comfort shield and dark mode.
In a bid to offer users greater customization, the lock screen clock can now be placed anywhere on the screen. Samsung has also streamlined the nomenclature of its proprietary apps, providing a cleaner and more user-friendly interface. Notably, the camera app embraces a simpler layout, enhancing the overall user experience.
Samsung places a substantial emphasis on artificial intelligence in the Galaxy S24 series, especially in the realm of photo editing. Edit Suggestions automatically pop up after taking a photo, offering enhancements like background blur, shadow removal, and more. The Generative Edit feature takes it a step further, allowing users to manipulate photo subjects and eliminate unwanted elements. This innovative feature, although requiring a data connection, showcases promising results.
The device introduces a new Interpreter app for on-the-go two-way translations without requiring an internet connection. Additionally, Live Translate stands out, allowing real-time transcription and translation during phone calls conducted in different languages.
The Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus boast improved battery capacities, with 4,000mAh and 4,900mAh, respectively. Coupled with lower variable refresh rates, users can expect extended usage on a single charge. However, charging speeds remain consistent, with the S24 capped at 25-watt wired charging, and the S24 Plus reaching a maximum of 45W. Wireless and reverse wireless charging speeds remain at 15W and 4.5W, respectively.
The camera setup on the Galaxy S24 series includes a 50MP main camera, a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x zoom, a 12MP ultrawide camera, and a 12MP selfie camera. Samsung introduces a "dedicated color tuning solution" promising more accurate and natural color tones in captured images.
In the Sri Lankan market, the Galaxy S24 Ultra starts at an impressive 400,000+, reflecting Samsung's commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology with a premium price tag.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra is the crown jewel of the series, boasting dimensions of 6.39 x 3.11 x 0.34 inches and a weight of 233 grams. Its expansive 6.8-inch display provides a stunning visual experience, complemented by the Android 14 operating system. Equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, an octa-core CPU, and Adreno 750 GPU, this powerhouse offers seamless performance.
Memory options are generous, with internal storage choices of 256GB, 512GB, and a whopping 1TB, coupled with 12GB of RAM. The camera setup is nothing short of extraordinary, featuring a quad configuration with a 200MP wide lens, 50MP periscope telephoto lens, 10MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP ultrawide lens. The device supports 8K video recording, and the 12MP wide selfie camera ensures stunning self-portraits.
With a substantial 5000mAh battery, 45W wired charging, and a sleek design available in Titanium series colors, the Galaxy S24 Ultra sets the bar high for premium smartphones.
The Galaxy S24 Plus strikes a balance between elegance and power, boasting dimensions of 6.24 x 2.99 x 0.30 inches and weighing in at 197 grams. The 6.7-inch display provides immersive visuals, powered by the Android 14 operating system and the formidable Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. With its octa-core CPU and Adreno 750 GPU, the S24 Plus promises a smooth and responsive user experience.
Memory options include 256GB and 512GB internal storage with 12GB of RAM. The triple-camera setup comprises a 50MP wide lens, 10MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP ultrawide lens, supporting 8K video recording. The 12MP wide selfie camera ensures captivating self-portraits.
A 4900mAh battery, 45W wired charging, and a chic design available in Onyx Black, Marble Grey, and other vibrant colors make the Galaxy S24 Plus a stylish yet powerful choice.
For those who prefer a more compact device without compromising on features, the Galaxy S24 fits the bill. With dimensions of 5.79 x 2.78 x 0.30 inches and a weight of 168 grams, the S24 offers a 6.2-inch display powered by the Android 14 operating system and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor.
Memory options include 128GB or 256GB of internal storage with 8GB or 12GB of RAM. The triple-camera setup, featuring a 50MP wide lens, 10MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP ultrawide lens, supports 8K video recording. The 12MP wide selfie camera ensures crisp and vibrant self-portraits.
With a 4000mAh battery, 25W wired charging, and a sleek design available in Onyx Black, Marble Grey, and various other colors, the Galaxy S24 caters to users seeking a compact yet powerful smartphone.
|Galaxy S24 Ultra
|Galaxy S24 Plus
|6.39 x 3.11 x 0.34 in
|6.24 x 2.99 x 0.30 in
|5.79 x 2.78 x 0.30 in
|Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
|12GB, 256/512/1TB GB
|12GB, 256/512 GB
|8GB/12GB, 128/256 GB
|Quad (200 MP, 50 MP, 10 MP, 12 MP)
|Triple (50 MP, 10 MP, 12 MP)
|Reverse Wireless Charging
|Titanium Black, Titanium Gray, Titanium Violet, Titanium Yellow, Titanium Blue, Titanium Green, Titanium Orange
|Colors: Onyx Black, Marble Grey, Cobalt Violet, Amber Yellow, Jade Green, Sandstone Orange, Sapphire Blue