Samsung Galaxy A52 Review: For the Fashionistas

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The Galaxy A collection is the center youngster 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 previously however they often fall brief by way of efficiency in comparison with others on the identical costs. The most recent 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 its paces to seek out out.

Samsung Galaxy A52 worth in India

The Samsung Galaxy A52 is out there in two variants, one with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage priced at Rs. 26,499, and the opposite with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage priced at Rs. 27,999. There are 4 color choices, particularly Superior Blue, Superior Violet, Superior Black, and Superior White.

Samsung Galaxy A52 design

Design is among the strongest factors of the Galaxy A52, it seems 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. Completed in ‘Superior Blue’, the Galaxy A52 attracts a number of consideration. The end is matte which additionally helps scale back fingerprints on the again. The Superior Blue and Superior Violet choices are flashy whereas the Superior Black and Superior White variants look extra delicate.

The Galaxy A52 has an enormous 6.5-inch full-HD+ show with a hole-punch show. It has skinny bezels on the edges whereas the chin is marginally thicker. The body of the smartphone is product of plastic and does not really feel as premium because it seems. You might have the facility and the amount buttons on the fitting. The facility button is handy to hit, however the quantity buttons want a slight stretch to achieve. The left facet of the Galaxy A52 doesn’t have any buttons or slots. The SIM tray is on the high together with the secondary microphone. The Galaxy A52 is IP67 rated and you’ll discover a rubber seal across the SIM tray to assist preserve water and mud out. On the backside, the Galaxy A52 has the USB Sort-C port, the loudspeaker, and the three.5mm headphone jack.

The Galaxy A52 has a polycarbonate again

 

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 snug to carry. On the again, the Galaxy A52 sports activities a quad-camera module that protrudes barely however has the identical color end because the physique, which helps it mix in.

Samsung has packed in a 4,500mAh battery which is a good 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 within the field.

Samsung Galaxy A52 specs

The Samsung Galaxy A52 has a 6.5-inch Tremendous AMOLED show with a full-HD+ decision and a 90Hz refresh fee. The display is about to 90Hz by default however you’ll be able to flip it right 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 provides 6GB and 8GB RAM variants however the storage stays unchanged at 128GB. I had the bottom variant for this overview, which is priced at Rs. 26,499.

The Galaxy A52 is a dual-SIM system with a hybrid slot, so storage growth does come at the price of the second SIM. There may be help for Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, and 4 satellite tv for pc navigation methods.

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You get a hybrid dual-SIM tray on the Galaxy A52

 

Samsung ships the Galaxy A52 with OneUI 3.1 which is 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 method round it. You might have the three-button navigation structure enabled by default however you’ll be able to 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 happen to aren’t eager on utilizing the preinstalled apps, I’d advocate uninstalling them instantly.

Samsung Galaxy A52 efficiency

The Samsung Galaxy A52 packs in sufficient efficiency to ship easy efficiency. Its increased refresh fee show additionally improved the general expertise. The Tremendous AMOLED show is crisp, has good viewing angles, and is vibrant sufficient when outside. The stereo audio system are addition as they make video watching extra partaking.

Whereas the Galaxy A52 won’t disappoint, different smartphones on the identical worth level pack higher processors and ship higher efficiency. I ran benchmarks on the Galaxy A52 to see the way it fares in opposition to 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 identical exams 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.

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The quad-camera setup on the Galaxy A52 has a 64-megapixel major digital camera

 

The Galaxy A52 might run Name of Obligation Cellular on the excessive settings for graphics and body fee. The sport was playable at these settings with none lag or stutter. I performed for 10 minutes and observed a 3 p.c battery drop. The telephone was barely heat to the contact after taking part in.

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 telephone managed to go on for 17 hours and 47 minutes which is an effective rating. The Galaxy A52 comes with a 15W charger within the field, which is able to charging the telephone to 32 p.c in 30 minutes and 65 p.c in an hour. The system is nevertheless able to 25W charging so you should utilize your individual adapter for quicker charging.

Samsung Galaxy A52 cameras

The Samsung Galaxy A52 has a quad-camera setup on the again. That 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 will get on most different Samsung smartphones, and discovering the setting you might be in search of is not that tough. There’s 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 not often 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 photographs have been good to have a look at on the Tremendous AMOLED show of the Galaxy A52 however they weren’t as detailed when seen magnified on an enormous display. Element was poorer with the ultra-wide angle digital camera. Fortunately, there isn’t any barrel distortion within the output.

Samsung Galaxy A52 daylight digital camera pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)

Samsung Galaxy A52 daylight ultra-wide angle digital camera pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)

 

Shut-up photographs taken with the Galaxy A52 turned out effectively because the telephone managed to seize good particulars. The scene optimiser did improve distinction within the output and it wasn’t too aggressive. If you happen to get very near a topic, the telephone does counsel switching to the macro digital camera. Even with the macro digital camera, the efficiency was good, and the telephone might handle good particulars at shut vary. The Galaxy A52 does allow you to set the extent of blur earlier than taking a portrait shot. It might detect faces even with masks on, which is an enormous plus. Beautification is enabled by default which it’s important to disable to keep away from smoothening within the output.

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Samsung Galaxy A52 portrait digital camera pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)

Samsung Galaxy A52 macro digital camera pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)

 

Low-light photographs have been strictly common and the Galaxy A52 managed to maintain noise beneath management. The telephone is a tad aggressive with noise discount, which prompted a watercolour-like impact within the output. There is a Evening mode, and it takes about 4 to 5 seconds to take a shot when utilizing it. The resultant output had barely higher particulars within the shadows. The Galaxy A52 additionally crops into the body barely to assist eradicate shakes.

Samsung Galaxy A52 low-light digital camera pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)

Samsung Galaxy A52 Evening mode digital camera pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)

 

Selfies taken with the 32-megapixel entrance digital camera have been crisp. It additionally works with portrait mode and might simulate depth of discipline. Selfies taken in low mild have been sharp and noise was beneath management.

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Samsung Galaxy A52 low-light portrait digital camera pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)

 

Video recording tops out at 4K 30fps for each the first digital camera in addition to the selfie shooter. The rear digital camera has OIS however I did discover a slight shimmer within the output. Stabilisation was higher when utilizing the Tremendous Regular mode, which makes use of the ultra-wide angle digital camera to seize footage. Footage shot at 4K was not stabilised.

Verdict

The Galaxy A52 is a handsome smartphone and brings IP67 water and mud resistance score to the desk, which most of its competitors miss out on. Sadly, aside from this, not a number of issues are in its favour. It does sure issues effectively however the competitors does them higher. The Galaxy A52 doesn’t provide the most effective efficiency and does not have the most effective cameras. Nevertheless, it is going to attraction to the design-conscious, and in case you are a bit clumsy, the water resistance is an enormous plus.

In case you are in search of the most effective worth, the Galaxy A52 won’t ship on that entrance. The Samsung Galaxy M51 (Review) and the Galaxy F62 (Review) are good options and can prevent some cash. In case you are keen to spend slightly further, the Realme X3 SuperZoom (Review) undoubtedly provides significantly better worth than the Galaxy A52.

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