Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Review: Annoyingly Laggy

It’s not a good sign when you’ve thought about throwing your smartphone out the window. Not because of—well, *gestures at everything* but because it’s just so frustrating to use. I went out to dinner recently, and a colleague—who was using a six-year-old iPhone SE—pointed out how slow my brand-new phone was. I was ready to toss the thing. 

The culprit was Samsung’s new Galaxy A23 5G, a $300 Android phone. You might be thinking that I’m being too harsh on a cheap phone, which is fair. These budget phones have to make sacrifices somewhere. But even sub-$200 phones