Samsung’s Galaxy A54 is now available on Amazon as a Black Friday deal for just $324.99. At first glance, this might seem like a great deal — after all, the phone is apparently 28% off, according to the retailer (off its supposed full retail price of $449.99).
But wait. At Best Buy, the recently released Galaxy S23 FE is available for just $399.99 as part of their Black Friday deals. Sure, you would pay $75 extra, and for some, that could be a lot – but if it’s not a big deal for you, then we think it’s the better choice.
The S23 FE is a much better phone than the A54 in every conceivable way, and it’s still a Samsung – so you get the same software and sales support, all of it. But you also get more phone for your money, and even though it is the more expensive of the two, the S23 FE undoubtedly represents the better value.
So you’ve been warned – unless you literally only have somewhere between $324.99 and $399.98 in your pocket (and if you do – what are you doing buying a phone? Feed yourself first!), we don’t think the A54 is worth it with such a small price difference between it and the S23 FE.
If you want to compare their specs side by side, here you go. You’ll thank us later.