The Samsung Galaxy A15 Is Pricey but There’s a Reason for That!

You know what they say. “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. And here, you shouldn’t judge by the phone’s appearance and name alone.

Just before the year ends, Samsung released two new phones in its popular A-series midrange phones. As always, they come with a linear and simple design that hasn’t changed since the 2nd generation A-series (that is the Ax2 series).

Although the series barely changed in design, Samsung has already introduced a new design language named Key Island.

The Samsung Galaxy A15 5G is just one of the phones in the new lineup. Appearance-wise, it’s not so special coming in with a waterdrop notch, a fairly large chin, and a triple camera system housed in its own lens cover. Its high PHP 14,990 price is also not very appealing for this type of phone. However, if you read the title (we’re sure you did), the phone’s price actually feels justified, from a Samsung standpoint.

Let’s see the specs here. First, you get yourself a 6.5″ FullHD+ (2340x1080px) SAMOLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate. Next, the MediaTek Dimensity 6100 Plus is equipped inside the A15 paired with 4 or 8GB RAM. At this price range, 4GB should not really be a thing anymore. Its asking storage of 128GB also makes it somewhat dated as phones with that storage are now priced in the sub-10K bracket.

There are three cameras here. The main one is a 50MP sensor, the second one is a 5MP ultrawide which is pretty lowres and as far as we are concerned, only Samsung and Honor equips their phone with such a sensor. Finally, you get the very useful 2MP macro camera. The front features a 13MP selfie camera housed in a waterdrop notch.

The phone comes with a standard 5000mAh battery with 25W fast charging, a signature of Samsung that they use even for flagships.

In terms of connectivity, the A15 gets 5G (obviously for the 5G model only), 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6/6e, and Bluetooth 5.2. Moreover, a side-mounted fingerprint reader is present for extra security.

The A15 also has a slightly cheaper 4G sibling with everyone’s favourite chipset, the MediaTek Helio G99.

The 5G phone costs initially at PHP 10,990 (4/128) while the latter (8/256) costs PHP 14,990. Meanwhile, the A15 4G initially costs PHP 9,990 (4/128) and PHP 13,990 (8/256) respectively.

The 5G phone only comes in a Starry Black colour while you get more options with the 4G phone. These are Blue Black and Light Blue. The two new phones are available at your local Samsung store or online via Lazada and Shopee


  • 6.5″ FullHD+ (2380x1080px) AMOLED, 90Hz refresh rate
  • MediaTek Helio G99 (4G) or MediaTek Helio Dimensity 6100 Plus (5G)
    • 50MP (Primary), f/1.8
    • 5MP (Ultrawide), f/2.2
    • 2MP (Macro), f/2.4
    • FRONT: 13MP, f/2.0
  • OneUI 5 based on Android 13
  • 5000mAh, 25W fast charging
  • USB-C, side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 5G services (5G only), 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6/6e, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC
  • Starry Black (5G only), Blue Black, Light Blue (4G only)
  • PRICE:
    • 4/128 (4G): PHP 9,990
    • 8/256 (4G): PHP 13,990
    • 4/128 (5G): PHP 10,990
    • 8/256 (5G): PHP 14,990

Source: Samsung Philippines