In some reviews, we explore the price range from 200 to 400 euros and find out what you can expect as a buyer. At Samsung, for example, we’ve entered the Galaxy A series, with the Galaxy A52 5G launched in the spring of 2021.
Samsung includes several devices in the Galaxy A series, all of which are available as an Enterprise edition. As a result, the devices are guaranteed to be equipped with the latest security patches for four years.
From Galaxy A52 5G Receive a suggested retail price of €349 (including VAT) from Samsung. At this price you get a device with 128 GB storage and 6 GB RAM. The device is also available with 256 GB storage and 8 GB RAM, but after that the price rises towards 500 euros. However, the device is currently only available on a limited scale and even Samsung can no longer sell the separate device. Service providers who still have stock, dare to do so easily 450 euros (including tax).
Given the price, a device with more storage no longer fits the price range we’re highlighting. That’s why we’ll start with the matte black Samsung Galaxy A52 5G with 128GB storage. The matte finish of the device is immediately appreciated because it is less sensitive to greasy fingers than the Galaxy A32 5G. Both models are also available in identical colors: black, white, light blue and violet.
Focus on the camera
At the back is a camera island integrated with four cameras. In the Galaxy A52 5G, Samsung realized that not many people are satisfied with the mediocre main camera. The camera is 64 megapixels. This is an improvement over the 48MP main camera of the Galaxy A52 5G. In addition, the device is water and dust resistant (IP67), so it can work during rain.
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We’ve already seen that more megapixels alone don’t always tell the full story Edge 20 Lite from Motorola. This time the camera is already an improvement and the main camera delivers sharp images. Even after zooming in, the different blades of grass remain visible.
While the Galaxy A52 5G brother misinterpreted the gray sky as fog, this problem has completely disappeared with this camera.
The Macro Vision camera has also been upgraded from 2MP to 5MP. This makes the images sharper. Although it’s a very nice bonus feature, as you won’t often be sitting uncomfortably taking a close-up of some red berries.
Great screen quality
On the front there is room for a 32-megapixel camera. The selfie camera is also integrated in the middle of the screen. This gives the Galaxy A52 5G a 6.5-inch screen in a shorter device than the Galaxy A32 5G. Samsung has not compromised on screen quality, on the contrary. The screen resolution is 1080 x 2400 pixels, the refresh rate is 120 Hz, and it has AMOLED technology.
We’ve never encountered this group before in the lower price ranges. Only the Oppo A94 got an AMOLED screen but with a refresh rate of 60Hz. Motorola’s moto g60s could match the refresh rate, but it lacks AMOLED technology. As a user, you can count on smooth animations that are rendered sharply.
Compatible with 5G
Inside, the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G. the chip Compatible with 5G Hence it is not available in 4G version. The same chip also found its way inside OnePlus Nord CE 5G. Compared to other budget models, the performance of the slide blows our socks off. Combined with the 120Hz screen, the user experience is great.
Within Belgium, compatibility with 5G offers no added value at the moment. the 5G Spectrum Auction It’s only on the agenda for the second half of 2022. Once that’s behind us, the rollout can begin. Your Samsung Galaxy A52 5G can take advantage of the 5G option due to the long update policy. Samsung is already preparing the smartphone of the future.
Battery performance is below average
After the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G won the battle with competing devices in most areas, Samsung was expected to make concessions somewhere in the device. It turns out that this is the battery life and charging time. The device has a 4,500 mAh battery, while its brother has a built-in 5,000 mAh battery. During the performance test, the Galaxy A52 5G battery lasted for 596 minutes, which is not a good thing.
With the shorter endurance period of the Galaxy A52 5G comes the longer charging time. From Previously posted review The Galaxy A32 5G also showed that the Samsung series is not a speed demon. With the more expensive Galaxy A52 5G, you’ll have to be patient for half a 46-minute battery. Half of the tested devices managed to do the same in a maximum of 35 minutes.
As far as we’re concerned, Samsung could put gas in the production of the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G. The device is a real workplace winner. You get a lot for a low price. The different cameras are excellent for photography enthusiasts who do not want to spend a lot of money on their smartphone. In addition, the smartphone works smoothly in all photo positions, since the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is water and dust resistant. Finally, the chip will ensure that you can complete your daily office tasks quickly and without any hiccups.
Are you looking for a device that charges quickly? Then you haven’t come to the right place with Samsung’s A Series. The moto g60s from Motorola or the Oppo A94 will probably appeal to you.
- Good value for money
- High refresh rate and AMOLED screen
- strong chip
- good main camera
- Long charging time
- The battery lasts for much less time
The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G will receive security updates for four years, until March 2025. The device will also receive three Android version updates, as well as Android 12, 13 and 14.
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