Samsung Galaxy S24 Detailed Review – Familiar S-series traits, new Galaxy AI tricks

Overview: The Samsung Galaxy S24 introduces a host of new features, largely centered around AI capabilities grouped under the ‘Galaxy AI’ umbrella term. Demonstrating practical uses of AI, such as real-time translation in voice calls, generative fill for photo editing, and Chat Assist for message phrasing suggestions, Samsung has integrated these functionalities seamlessly into its latest flagship device.

Under the hood, the S24 is powered by either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 ‘for Galaxy’ or Samsung’s own Exynos 2400 ‘for Galaxy,’ both slightly overclocked versions of flagship mobile silicon. With top-notch specifications, including 8GB of RAM and storage options ranging from 128GB to 512GB, the phone ensures a high-performance experience.

While the S24 may lack Wi-Fi 6E and ultra-wideband connectivity found in its Plus and Ultra counterparts, its 4,000mAh battery represents a notable improvement. Samsung aims to address the limitations of its predecessor, promising extended screen-on time.

Camera specifications appear similar to the S23 on paper, featuring a rear triple sensor setup and a 12MP front camera. However, the addition of a 2x optical zoom without an extra lens and the integration of Galaxy AI-driven features, like generative fill and smart edit suggestions, elevate the photography experience, allowing users to enhance and edit their shots creatively.

Notably, the Galaxy S24 stands out by matching Google’s Pixel 8 series in providing an impressive seven generations of OS and security updates. With a starting price of $799.99 / £799 / AU$1,399, the Galaxy S24 seems to offer a compelling blend of advanced features and value for money. For a more detailed analysis, scroll down further in this article!

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We have lined up specifiaction of Samsung galaxy s24 in the below mentioned table,

SpecificationsGalaxy S24
Dimensions147 x 70.6 x 7.6mm
FrameEnhanced Armor Aluminum
Display6.2-inch AMOLED 1Hz to 120Hz
Resolution2,340 x 1,080
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy / Samsung Exynos 2400 for Galaxy
Storage128GB / 256GB (UFS 4.0)
Main Camera50MP
Ulta-Wide Camera12 MP
Telephoto Camera10MP, 3X optical zoom
Selfie Camera12MP
Battery Size4,000mAh
Charging25W wired, 15W wireless
ColorsOnyx Black, Marble Gray, Cobalt Violet, Amber Yellow{Exclusive: Sandstone Orange, Sapphire Blue, Jade Green}

One Mass Design in Galaxy S24 – Samsung Following Traditions

One mass design in Galaxy s24

  • One-Mass Design
  • Upgraded Armor Aluminum Frame
  • More recycled materials are used.

Samsung did well with the S24. While I would regret the S23’s charming, rounded sides, the S24’s straighter sides are bolder and more squared; despite its small size, it seems Samsung has deduced the design of its ultra models.

The iPhone 15 series softened the rough edges of the previous several iPhones, but Samsung went the other way. This softened-square cross-section may not find the perfect balance between ergonomics and aesthetics, but I like it because Samsung says the Armor Aluminum used is 10% stronger. The new textured finish repels fingerprints and scratches and improves grip.

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Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protects the front and back, and IP68 certification blocks water and dust. Samsung didn’t give the S24 or S24 Plus Corning Gorilla Armor or titanium like the Ultra, but those attributes make the Ultra, the Ultra. I have a few reservations about the S24’s daily toughness, but consider a case if you want to protect the screen from a face-down tumble or the precision-milled frame from a sidewalk hit.

Galaxy s24 design

Grab Your Exclusive Color

This year, all three models come in all colorways, giving users more options. Except for a few carrier-only Samsung Galaxy S24 colors in some markets, the general lineup (first four colors) and exclusive finishes (last three) offered seven colors: Onyx Black, Marble Gray, Cobalt Violet, Amber Yellow, Sandstone Orange, Sapphire Blue, and Jade Green. I like Marble Gray’s cleanness, but Cobalt Violet and Amber Yellow aren’t awful either (we haven’t seen’s colors yet).

Samsung has also promoted this new S series’ green credentials, however the base S24 includes only 10% pre- and post-consumer recycled cobalt in its battery, compared to 50% in the S24 Plus and Ultra. The phone’s speakers use 100% recycled neodymium magnets and 40% recycled steel.

Samsung: The Display Quality King

Display quality

  • Bigger 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display
  • Dynamic refresh rate is now 1Hz–120Hz.
  • 2,600nit peak brightness

Aside from being somewhat taller, the proportions in galaxy S24 haven’t altered significantly from the S23, despite the fact that it now has a 6.2-inch display. That redesigned frame, combined with the narrowest bezels ever seen on a Galaxy, are the reasons for the ability to boost size without adding bulk. Combined with a tiny punch-hole front camera, this year’s smallest Galaxy S phone offers a more immersive viewing experience.

Although Samsung eventually upgraded the S24 Plus to QHD+ resolution, the normal model remains Full HD+, albeit you’re unlikely to notice a difference in real-world performance. Despite its resolution, it’s a gorgeous screen with a number of other changes, including a new peak brightness of 2,600nits (up from 1,750 on the S23) and a new HBM (high brightness mode) figure of 1,600nits (up from 1,200). It also now has the same entire 1Hz to 120Hz dynamic refresh rate range that was previously only available on the Ultra, which should improve power efficiency.

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First impressions are positive, which is unsurprising given Samsung’s reputation. So long as the accidental contact safety with the narrower bezels works, there’s not much to complain about. The user experience now supports full-screen graphics on the AOD (always-on display), which is a welcome addition.

Galaxy S24 or, simply Galaxy AI – Redifined Software

galaxy ai

  • At launch, One UI 6.1 runs on top of Android 14
  • New Galaxy AI features.
  • Seven generations of operating systems and security updates.
  • Knox allows you to force AI functions to process on-device only.

Beyond the AOD, the Galaxy S24’s new functionality is centered on its Galaxy AI feature set. Aside from that, One UI 6.1 looks and feels similar to the company’s previous mobile user experience. That’s not a negative in and of itself; it makes it easier for existing Samsung Galaxy users to switch, but One UI generally packs a lot of functionality, and you’ll need to devote a significant amount of effort to learning about everything it can do.

Those Galaxy AI capabilities can be found throughout the galaxy S24 software, and while I’ll go into imaging-specific ones in the camera section, there are plenty of others that I was able to test during my initial meeting with the phone, as well as others that Samsung demonstrated during its presentation.

Let’s start with basic, generative wallpapers will allow you to personalize your lock and home screens with unique, original graphics that are generated on the device indefinitely. When it comes to communicating with others, there are many new conversational tools available, such as Live Translate, which runs in the Phone app and adds two-way voice translation during phone calls, and Interpreter, which provides on-screen translation for two languages in split-screen. Chat Assist, which is incorporated into the Samsung Keyboard, can also help you rewrite what you’ve typed and offer other tones if you wish to interact with someone in a more or less informal manner and are unsure how to say it.

Productivity At Its Peak

Samsung s24

If productivity is a top priority for you, the ability to summarize automatically transcribed text, notes, web pages, and other content will be quite useful. Samsung’s relationship with Google has also resulted in the phone’s Circle to Search function, which allows you to circle anything on-screen with your finger after long-pressing the home button to instantly search for it on Google. While it isn’t the most impressive demo in practice, I can see the feature’s ease being a significant advantage for the S24 in everyday use.

Of course, with this new AI feature, the power of the cloud allows such jobs to benefit from faster performance than the phone’s native hardware can provide. While this may make for more convenient and faster processing of AI tasks, like those mentioned above, Samsung’s Knox security now includes a ‘process data only on device’ toggle, locking off online processing (and thus the sharing of your data off-device) with a single tap, which should add some peace of mind to those who want to leverage all that Galaxy AI on the S24 has to offer, but who don’t consent to having their data shared beyond the confines of their

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Google upped the ante with the Pixel 8 series, surpassing Samsung’s class-leading software support commitment, so Samsung understandably responded by providing all three new S24 models with the same seven generations of security and operating system updates. It’s an outstanding long-term support commitment, which offers even better value for those who prefer to keep the same phone for as long as possible.

Galaxy S24’s AI-Powered Camera


  • Similar camera hardware to the previous two versions.
  • New 2x optical zoom (with sensor crop)
  • New AI-powered image editing capabilities

In a clearly Pixel-inspired approach, Samsung appears willing to remain with the same camera hardware featured on previous generations of Galaxy S phones. So, rather than modifying the hardware, it is focusing on its new ProVisual Engine, which is intended to provide AI-enhanced image processing both during and after collection.

In terms of at-capture capabilities, it claims to reduce noise, improve low-light performance, and strive for more accurate and vibrant colors where applicable. Despite Samsung’s preference for more saturated, higher-contrast pictures as normal, its phones have steadily shifted toward a more authentic and true color science over the last several generations, so it will be interesting to see what the ProVisual Engine does with shots in this regard.

In terms of post-capture, Edit Suggestion is now available to dynamically provide rapid access to editing tools that the phone deems relevant to the image in question, such as removing reflections, remastering the colors and contrast, or adding a portrait effect after the fact.

Meanwhile, Generative Fill allows you to automatically fill the space left by straightening an image off its original axis or shifting and resizing subjects in a frame to obtain a fresh arrangement. These latter tools are strong and amazing in practice, but a) they aren’t particularly fast, despite the S24’s AI processing power, and b) they, like the Pixel 8 series’ Magic Editor, push the boundaries of what constitutes photography vs AI-led digital artwork.

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You Can Expect Minor Usage Experience In Video Quality

Even when watching content later, long-pressing movies on Samsung’s native Gallery app on the S24 results in instant 120fps slow motion, even if the video was not originally taken in slow motion. It’s not flawless, with strange artifacts on the fingers of my fast-waving hand during testing, but as long as the original motion isn’t too fast, it’s a minor enhancement aimed to extend the enjoyment of rare moments captured on video, and I’m all for it.

Just as Circle to Search demonstrates Samsung’s close relationship with Google, its attempts to offer ‘Super HDR’ capture to third-party apps like Instagram are a great exclusive as well; one that should make individuals who live within these social apps extremely happy with the quality of their images.

We always highlight each year’s Ultra for its versatility in our best camera phones list, but another minor upgrade to the S24 and S24 Plus cameras is the addition of a new 2x optical zoom, achieved without adding a sensor through sensor cropping, resulting in lossless shots at four focal lengths rather than three as on previous entries.

Galaxy S24 Performance Review – Finally Samsung Following Latest Trend

S24 performance

  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in US models.
  • Samsung Exynos 2400 in UK and European models
  • UFS 4.0 storage

Previous Galaxy S (and Galaxy Note) generations have included Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragons in US versions and Samsung’s Exynos CPUs in other markets. Samsung seems to learn from its Exynos chips’ underperformance and used Qualcomm’s SoCs in its Galaxy flagships internationally for a few generations of Galaxy S phones. The S24 and S24 Plus return to this two-chip strategy.

Without benchmarking and side-by-side comparison, it’s impossible to tell if the disparity of previous Exynos chips persists, but I’m hoping that buyers in markets where the Exynos S24 launches aren’t being short-changed and that Samsung has leveled the playing field.

The Exynos model may have higher power efficiency than the Snapdragon this generation, which would be a change, but we’ll have to test both to find out. With each chip having a distinct ISP (image signal processor), photos may be processed differently, affecting camera performance. More testing is needed to determine if there’s a difference.

Other than performance, the Exynos-powered Galaxy S24 I tested performed similarly to other premium phones.

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Better news: even the base 128GB S24 now includes UFS 4.0 storage, which promises faster speed and power efficiency than the 128GB S23’s UFS 3.1. Samsung’s S24 Plus boasts 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM and a higher screen resolution than the normal model, which offers 8GB. Not likely to affect your daily use, but a trait that could degrade phone performance later on.

Finally, Improved Battery For Long Usage

Galaxy S24 battery

  • 4000 mAh battery
  • Wired charging(15W wireless though)

A fractionally larger body allows for a fractionally larger battery, therefore the S24 now has a 4,000mAh cell, up from 3,900mAh on the S23 and 3,700 on the S22. This brings us back to the previous S21 and S20, both of which had 4,000mAh cells.

Before real-world testing, it’s uncertain how the combination of this new larger power pack and the new 3nm chipset will perform, but we’re hoping it’ll outperform the S23’s around six hours of screen-on time per charge.

Charging speeds have not altered since the Galaxy S20, with the same 25W PD3.0-compliant charging that Samsung claims would provide a 50% charge in 30 minutes, as well as up to 15W wireless charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging (labeled ‘Wireless Power Share’).

Final Verdict

In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy S24 stands out as a powerful flagship device, offering a host of new features centered around its innovative ‘Galaxy AI’ capabilities. These include practical applications like real-time translation in voice calls, generative fill for photo editing, and Chat Assist for message phrasing suggestions, seamlessly integrated into the device. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 or Samsung Exynos 2400, the S24 ensures high-performance with top-notch specifications, including 8GB of RAM and storage options up to 512GB.

The phone’s camera system, while featuring familiar hardware, introduces a 2x optical zoom and AI-driven enhancements like generative fill and smart edit suggestions, enhancing the photography experience. Notably, the Galaxy S24 matches Google’s Pixel 8 series with an impressive commitment to seven generations of OS and security updates, providing long-term support.

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