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Using Samsung Galaxy A14 5G Smartphone for VRSC Crypto Mining

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12
Dec
2023

We put another budget-oriented smartphone to the test of crypto mining VerusCoin (VRSC) with it, this time around it is the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G. After the recent disappointment that the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G turned out to be with a 32-bit OS and unable to be used for mining we were a bit concerned about the A14 5G, but still decided to give it a go and risk it after seeing a good price deal on the Total by Verizon Samsung Galaxy A14 5G, 64GB, Black – Prepaid Smartphone (Locked) over at Amazon, was temporary down to $59 USD, though it seems to be back at $79.99 USD now. Specification wise the A14 5G did seem interesting and the nice price drop did get us to pull the trigger, but the question at hand is was it able to deliver. Read below to find out what you can expect from the Galaxy A14 5G if you plan on using it for mining VRSC…

The Samsung Galaxy A14 5G seemed a bit bulky when we got it and opened it up, it is a large smartphone with a 6.6-inch display, a device announced earlier this year. It does seem to have two versions though, one with Mediatek Dimensity 700 (the one we got) and another with Exynos 1330 chipset that will probably do a bit better than what we got as results. The Mediatek Dimensity 700 (7 nm) chipset has 8 ARM CPU cores (2x 2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 and 6x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) and Android 13 and the good news here is that unlike on the A13 5G model here we do have a 64-bit OS making it suitable for crypto mining. At least that is good news, but the results are not exactly as what we have expected to see from the device unfortunately.

And while the Galaxy A14 5G does work for crypto mining and provides decent hashrate mining VerusCoin it is probably not the best choice price wise and performance wise out there for sure. Initially it peaked with higher hashrate, but then stabilized at just around 3.8 MH/s and we had it running for quite some time just to be sure because of the initial fluctuating hashrate. That performance is paired with around 3.8 Watts of power usage measured at the wall, so slower and less efficient than other devices we have tested not to mention more expensive as well, so not the most suitable choice. We kind of expected to see better performance out of it, maybe the version with better specs that uses the Exynos chipset will be more interesting for crypto mining, though it is more expensive and harder to find.

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