Samsung Galaxy A52 5G review: Awesome Results

Samsung’s newest mid-ranger has plenty in common with its own flagship lineup, as it turns out, including a 120Hz screen, a quad-camera array and 5G connectivity at no extra cost.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G review: Awesome Results

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Samsung Galaxy A52 5G specifications
ProcessorOcta-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G (2x2.2GHz, 6x1.8GHz)
RAM6GB
Screen size6.5in
Screen resolution2,400 x 1,080
Pixel density407ppi
Screen typeSuper AMOLED
Screen refresh rate120Hz
Front camera32MP (f/2.2)
Rear camera64MP (f/1.8), 12MP wide (f/2.2), 5MP macro (f/2.4), 5MP depth (f/2.4)
FlashLED
Dust and water resistanceIP67
3.5mm headphone jackYes
Wireless chargingNo
USB connection typeUSB-C
Storage options128GB
Memory card slot (supplied)microSD
Wi-Fi802.11ac
Bluetooth5
NFCYes
Cellular data5G, 4G
Dual SIMYes (shared with microSD)
Dimensions (WDH)160 x 75 x 8.4mm
Weight189g
Operating systemAndroid 11 (One UI 3.1)
Battery size4,500mAh
Great price for an awesome device!

Samsung’s mid-ranger has a smooth 120Hz screen and 5G connectivity at no extra cost, also camera stabilization. There is little saving on design, with a plastic rear and reasonably thick bezels. Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G chipset, better than the previous model. Android 11 (One UI 3.1), IP67-rated waterproofing and a large 4,500mAh battery.

Design

It has a soft-textured plastic back, with a slim camera, aluminum frame and is available in four colors; “Awesome Violet”, “Awesome Black”, “Awesome White” and “Awesome Blue”. Awesome…

In-display fingerprint sensor at the bottom of the screen, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C port and speaker grille. The A52 5G is also IP67-rated for water and dust protection, which is another bonus. Good in the hand, although heavier than the previous model.

Display

The A52 5G’s Super AMOLED screen measures 6.5in from corner to corner, with an FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080) resolution and a pixel of 405ppi. Awesome 120Hz.

20:9 aspect ratio, nice lighting and a good view on a sunny day. As this is a Super AMOLED screen, contrast is perfect.

Performance

The Galaxy A52 5G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750 processor, which is an octa-core chipset clocked at 2.2GHz with an embedded Adreno 619 GPU for graphics processing duties. 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via microSD up to 1TB. Galaxy A52 5G is just as powerful as it is equally-priced competitors.

Battery  

Everything you need to know is 4,500 mAh and fast charging.

Camera

The Samsung A52 5G’s has a 12MP (f/2.2) 123-degree ultra-wide camera working with a 5MP (f/2.4) depth-sensing unit and a 5MP (f/2.4) macro camera for up-close photography. The main camera is now a 64MP with a f/1.8 optical image stabilization, this time it is better.

Images look pretty good. Pictures are filled with detail and HDR worked smooth.

The A52 5G’s portrait modes it seems not so bright. Video stabilization 4K is limited to 30fps.

32MP selfie camera, the images seem to have a minimal filter, but this has been a common occurrence lately.