The Galaxy A collection is the center little one of the Galaxy lineup, sitting proper between the overachieving Galaxy S collection and the value-for-money Galaxy M collection. The A collection has had some handsome telephones in the previous however they generally fall quick by way of efficiency in comparison with others at the similar costs. The newest fashions to launch are the Galaxy A52 and the Galaxy A72. These new smartphones undoubtedly look good, however has Samsung labored on enhancing efficiency? I put the Galaxy A52 by way of its paces to search out out.
Samsung Galaxy A52 worth in India
The Samsung Galaxy A52 is accessible in two variants, one with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage priced at Rs. 26,499, and the different with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage priced at Rs. 27,999. There are 4 color choices, specifically Awesome Blue, Awesome Violet, Awesome Black, and Awesome White.
Samsung Galaxy A52 design
Design is one in all the strongest factors of the Galaxy A52, it appears completely different from most different smartphones. The very first thing that caught my consideration on the Galaxy A52 was the color of my overview unit. Finished in ‘Awesome Blue’, the Galaxy A52 attracts a whole lot of consideration. The end is matte which additionally helps cut back fingerprints on the again. The Awesome Blue and Awesome Violet choices are flashy whereas the Awesome Black and Awesome White variants look extra delicate.
The Galaxy A52 has a giant 6.5-inch full-HD+ show with a hole-punch show. It has skinny bezels on the sides whereas the chin is marginally thicker. The body of the smartphone is fabricated from plastic and does not really feel as premium because it appears. You have the energy and the quantity buttons on the proper. The energy button is handy to hit, however the quantity buttons want a slight stretch to succeed in. The left aspect of the Galaxy A52 doesn’t have any buttons or slots. The SIM tray is at the prime together with the secondary microphone. The Galaxy A52 is IP67 rated and you will see that a rubber seal round the SIM tray to assist preserve water and dirt out. At the backside, the Galaxy A52 has the USB Type-C port, the loudspeaker, and the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Tipping the scales at 189g and measuring 8.4mm in thickness, the Galaxy A52 is manageable for single-handed use. The body is curved to make it comfy to carry. At the again, the Galaxy A52 sports activities a quad-camera module that protrudes barely however has the similar color end as the physique, which helps it mix in.
Samsung has packed in a 4,500mAh battery which is an honest capability contemplating that the Galaxy A52 is not too thick or heavy. The battery is able to quick charging at 25W however you solely get a 15W charger in the field.
Samsung Galaxy A52 specs
The Samsung Galaxy A52 has a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED show with a full-HD+ decision and a 90Hz refresh charge. The display is ready to 90Hz by default however you may flip it all the way down to 60Hz for higher battery life. The Galaxy A52 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor and appears underpowered in comparison with a few of the different smartphones on this worth vary. Samsung presents 6GB and 8GB RAM variants however the storage stays unchanged at 128GB. I had the base variant for this overview, which is priced at Rs. 26,499.
The Galaxy A52 is a dual-SIM gadget with a hybrid slot, so storage enlargement does come at the value of the second SIM. There is help for Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, and 4 satellite tv for pc navigation techniques.
Samsung ships the Galaxy A52 with OneUI 3.1 which is the similar expertise you get on the Samsung Galaxy S21 (Review) collection. OneUI 3.1 is predicated on Android 11 which is the newest you will get. My unit additionally had the March Android safety patch which is pretty latest. The UI is straightforward to make use of and I didn’t face any points discovering my manner round it. You have the three-button navigation structure enabled by default however you may go for swipe-based gesture enter as a substitute.
The Galaxy A52 does have a good quantity of bloatware pre-installed together with Dailyhunt, PhonePe, Prime Video, Snapchat, ShareChat, MX TakaTak, and Moj. I discovered Dailyhunt and Samsung’s personal My Galaxy App to be spammy, as they saved pushing notifications. If you are not eager on utilizing the preinstalled apps, I might suggest uninstalling them straight away.
Samsung Galaxy A52 efficiency
The Samsung Galaxy A52 packs in sufficient efficiency to ship clean efficiency. Its larger refresh charge show additionally improved the total expertise. The Super AMOLED show is crisp, has good viewing angles, and is brilliant sufficient when open air. The stereo audio system are addition as they make video watching extra partaking.
While the Galaxy A52 is not going to disappoint, different smartphones at the similar worth level pack higher processors and ship higher efficiency. I ran benchmarks on the Galaxy A52 to see the way it fares towards a few of the competitors. It managed 275,686 factors in AnTuTu and eight,401 factors in PCMark Work 2,0. The Realme X3 SuperZoom (Review), which is barely dearer than the Galaxy A52, scored 508,491 and 11,756 in the similar assessments due to its Snapdragon 855+ SoC. The Galaxy A52 carried out decently in graphics benchmarks, returning 65fps and 25fps in GFXBench’s T-Rex and Manhattan 3.1 scenes. Samsung’s personal Galaxy F62 (Review) scores higher in graphics benchmarks, and is sort of on par with the Galaxy A52 by way of CPU benchmarks. Surprisingly the Galaxy F62 is priced decrease than the Galaxy A52, beginning at Rs. 23,999.
The Galaxy A52 may run Call of Duty Mobile at the excessive settings for graphics and body charge. The sport was playable at these settings with none lag or stutter. I performed for 10 minutes and seen a 3 % battery drop. The cellphone was barely heat to the contact after enjoying.
The Galaxy A52 has a 4500mAh battery which managed to final over a day and a half with my utilization. In our HD video loop take a look at, the cellphone managed to go on for 17 hours and 47 minutes which is an efficient rating. The Galaxy A52 comes with a 15W charger in the field, which is able to charging the cellphone to 32 % in half-hour and 65 % in an hour. The gadget is nonetheless able to 25W charging so you should utilize your personal adapter for quicker charging.
Samsung Galaxy A52 cameras
The Samsung Galaxy A52 has a quad-camera setup at the again. This is comprised of a 64-megapixel major digital camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle digital camera, a 5-megapixel macro digital camera, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, it has a 32-megapixel entrance shooter. The digital camera app is just like what you may get on most different Samsung smartphones, and discovering the setting you might be searching for is not that onerous. There is a Scene optimiser that detects what the digital camera is pointed in the direction of and helps to set the scene up. It labored shortly hardly ever did not recognise the scene I used to be taking pictures. The digital camera was additionally fast to lock focus and by no means wanted handbook intervention at any level.
Daylight photographs taken with the Galaxy A52 have been common. These pictures have been good to take a look at on the Super AMOLED show of the Galaxy A52 however they weren’t as detailed when seen magnified on a giant display. Detail was poorer with the ultra-wide angle digital camera. Thankfully, there isn’t a barrel distortion in the output.
Close-up photographs taken with the Galaxy A52 turned out nicely as the cellphone managed to seize good particulars. The scene optimiser did improve distinction in the output and it wasn’t too aggressive. If you get very near a topic, the cellphone does counsel switching to the macro digital camera. Even with the macro digital camera, the efficiency was good, and the cellphone may handle good particulars at shut vary. The Galaxy A52 does allow you to set the stage of blur earlier than taking a portrait shot. It may detect faces even with masks on, which is a giant plus. Beautification is enabled by default which it’s important to disable to keep away from smoothening in the output.
Low-light photographs have been strictly common and the Galaxy A52 managed to maintain noise beneath management. The cellphone is a tad aggressive with noise discount, which induced a watercolour-like impact in the output. There’s a Night mode, and it takes about 4 to 5 seconds to take a shot when utilizing it. The resultant output had barely higher particulars in the shadows. The Galaxy A52 additionally crops into the body barely to assist eradicate shakes.
Selfies taken with the 32-megapixel entrance digital camera have been crisp. It additionally works with portrait mode and might simulate depth of subject. Selfies taken in low mild have been sharp and noise was beneath management.
Video recording tops out at 4K 30fps for each the major digital camera in addition to the selfie shooter. The rear digital camera has OIS however I did discover a slight shimmer in the output. Stabilisation was higher when utilizing the Super Steady mode, which makes use of the ultra-wide angle digital camera to seize footage. Footage shot at 4K was not stabilised.
The Galaxy A52 is a handsome smartphone and brings IP67 water and dirt resistance score to the desk, which most of its competitors miss out on. Sadly, aside from this, not a whole lot of issues are in its favour. It does sure issues nicely however the competitors does them higher. The Galaxy A52 doesn’t supply the finest efficiency and does not have the finest cameras. However, it should enchantment to the design-conscious, and if you’re a bit clumsy, the water resistance is a giant plus.
If you might be searching for the finest worth, the Galaxy A52 may not ship on that entrance. The Samsung Galaxy M51 (Review) and the Galaxy F62 (Review) are good options and can prevent some cash. If you might be keen to spend just a little additional, the Realme X3 SuperZoom (Review) undoubtedly presents significantly better worth than the Galaxy A52.