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The cheapest Samsung Galaxy A34 plans available in Australia
The middle child of Samsung's 2023 mid-range, the Galaxy A34, is available on a plan through Optus, Vodafone and Telstra.
Samsung's mid-range Galaxy handsets are heading to Australia in April. The budget Galaxy A14, semi-premium Galaxy A54 and the happy medium Galaxy A34 will all be available this year on a plan through Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. If you want a little more grunt but don't want to fork out for the A54, the Samsung Galaxy A34 might be the right choice for you. Here are the best deals and cheapest mobile plans available on the A Series middle child in 2023.
Cheapest Samsung Galaxy A34 5G plans
If you don't want to fork out for Optus or Telstra's network, you can nab a pretty nifty deal on the Samsung Galaxy A34 through Vodafone.
At launch, the cheapest Galaxy A34 5G plan available in Australia comes courtesy of Vodafone's $45 Small Plan. You can bundle the Galaxy A34 5G with Vodafone's cheapest plan for as low as $61.62 per month on a 36-month payment arrangement if you're all about saving dough. Ultimately, you'll end up paying the same price for the handset overall if you opt for the 24-month payment alternative but many Australians like to keep their monthly costs manageable in these financially fraught times.
Vodafone's cheapest plan will net you 40GB to use per month, as well as the usual unlimited standard national calls and texts. Of course, it all comes with Vodafone's popular $5-per-day international roaming perk (which basically lets you use your regular allowance for just $5 per day when travelling abroad).
Not sold on Vodafone's offer? Take a look at the Galaxy A34 plans on offer from Telstra and Optus too.
36-month Galaxy A34 5G plans
24-month Galaxy A34 5G plans
Galaxy A34 outright pricing in Australia
If you're thinking about buying the Galaxy A34 5G outright, you can expect to say around $599 at launch. That's $100 cheaper than the semi-premium Galaxy A54 and an even longer walk from the $379 Galaxy A14 5G.
The Samsung Galaxy A34 is available outright through a number of Australian retailers, like JB HI-FI, but at the time of writing, the cheapest deal on the Galaxy A34 comes courtesy of Kogan at $597 (both the Awesome Graphite and Awesome Lime variants).
*Pricing and deals only accurate as of last page update.
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G vs Galaxy A54 vs Galaxy A14 5G and Galaxy A14 4G
This year, the Galaxy A series is a little stripped down in Australia (no Galaxy A74 this time around). The gap between the Galaxy A34 and the Galaxy A54 isn't too significant (besides the A54's exclusive Violet variant). But it's a big jump from the $379 Galaxy A14 5G to the $599 Galaxy A34.
Most notably, the Galaxy A34 gets you a more premium AMOLED display (still 6.6 inches diagonally) that can deliver 120Hz refresh rates (smoother than the A14's 90Hz refresh rate). You also get some nicer camera improvements, like OIS (Optic Image Stabilisation) and AF (Auto-focus). The A34 also offers a few more mainstays of modern Samsung smartphones, an in-screen fingerprint reader and IP67 water and dust resistance.
On paper, it's the best Galaxy A series option this year, unless you want a slightly faster processor or a 50MP main shooter.
Galaxy A34 5G
Galaxy A54 5G
Galaxy A14 5G
|Display||6.6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Display with 120Hz refresh rate and Vision Booster||6.6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Display with 120Hz refresh rate and Vision Booster||6.6-inch Full HD+ Infinity-V (notch) display with 90Hz refresh rate||6.6-inch Full HD+ Infinity-V (notch) display with 90Hz refresh rate|
|Main camera||48MP Main lens (F2.4) with Optic Image Stablisation and Auto Focus||50MP Main Lens (F1.8) with Optic Image Stablisation and Autofocus||50MP Main Lens (F1.8)||50MP Main Lens (F1.8)|
|Ultra-wide camera||8MP Ultra-wide camera (F2.2) Full frame (FF)||12MP Ultra-Wide Lens (F2.2) Full frame (FF)||-||5MP Ultra Wide Camera (F2.2)|
|Depth camera||-||-||2MP Depth Lens (F2.4)||-|
|Macro camera||5MP Macro camera (F2.4) Full frame (FF)||5MP Macro camera (F2.4) Full frame (FF)||2MP Macro Lens (F2.4)||2MP Macro Lens (F2.4)|
|Front camera||13MP Front camera (F2.2) Full frame (FF)||32MP Front camera (F2.2)||13MP (F2.0)||13MP (F2.0)|
|Video||Up to 4K@30fps||Up to 4K@30fps||1080p@30fps||1080p@30fps|
|Memory||128GB storage with 6GB RAM||128GB storage with 6GB RAM||128GB storage with 4GB RAM||128GB storage with 4GB RAM|
|Processor||Dimensity 1080 (TBC)||Exynos 1380||Exynos 1330||Helio G80|
|Water-resistance||Yes, IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30min)||Yes, IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30min)||No||No|
|Security||Fingerprint scanner (under display||Fingerprint scanner (under display||Fingerprint reader (side-mounted)||Fingerprint reader (side-mounted)|