The Poco F5 is a high-performance mid-ranger from Xiaomi, while the Samsung Galaxy A54 is another popular mid-ranger. Both phones have a plastic frame and a Gorilla Glass back, with the Poco F5 being lighter due to its plastic back. The Poco F5 has a larger display at 6.67 inches, Dolby Vision, 12-bit color depth, and support for HDR 10+ video. The Galaxy A54 has IP67-rated Ingress Protection Test protection against water submersion, while the Poco F5 has a traditional headphone jack and stereo speakers.
The Galaxy A54 has an optical under-display fingerprint reader for biometrics, while the Poco F5 has a capacitive one built into the power button on the side. The Poco F5 also has an IR blaster for controlling applications, which is absent from the A54. However, the Galaxy A54 offers MicroSD expandable storage.
Both phones have a 5,000-mAh power battery, with the Galaxy A54 scoring an endurance rating of 119 hours and the Poco scoring 118 hours. The Poco F5 has a 64-megapixel main camera paired with an 8-megapixel ultrawide and a 2-megapixel macro camera. Both phones can capture great daylight photos with good detail and colors, and both perform well in low-light conditions.
In terms of cameras, both phones have a 50-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera, and a 5-megapixel macro camera. The Galaxy A54 has a 32-megapixel selfie camera compared to the Poco’s 16-megapixel one, but both can take competitive selfies. The Galaxy A54 offers better build quality, expandable storage, and an under-display fingerprint reader, while the Poco F5 provides a more powerful chipset, a better display, 12-bit color, Dolby Vision, a headphone jack, an IR blaster, faster charging, and an adapter bundled with the phone.