(98.86 / 100) - GENERAL USE

(67.58 / 100) - GAMING

(56.53 / 100) - PHOTOGRAPHY

(82.16 / 100) - TRAVEL

(92.92 / 100) - BUSINESS

(91.7 / 100) - MULTIMEDIA

(93 / 100) - EDUCATION

Samsung Galaxy A52 - 8GB 256GB

GENERAL USE - (98.86 / 100)

GAMING - (67.58 / 100)

PHOTOGRAPHY - (56.53 / 100)

TRAVEL - (82.16 / 100)

BUSINESS - (92.92 / 100)

MULTIMEDIA - (91.7 / 100)

EDUCATION - (93 / 100)

Screen Size

6.5"

Rear Camera and Selfie Front Camera

64 MP - Rear / 32 MP - Selfie

Internal Storage and Expandable

256GB INTERNAL

Battery

4500 mAh

Random Access Memory

8GB

Processor (CPU)

Snapdragon 720G

Overall rating: 65.27 / 100

Introduction

Samsung Galaxy A52 was released on March 26, 2021 and is available in the Philippines for Php 18,990.00.

It is equipped with 8 GB memory, a big 256 GB storage, and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 720G processor.

It has a high resolution selfie camera and four rear cameras.

A decent phone for gaming and camera for a mid range phone.

Usability

Let us see its pros and cons if it will fare in other uses.

Photography

Pros
  • High resolution rear camera with stability feature
  • Ultra Wide angle camera
  • HDR quality rear camera
  • 4K@30pfs rear camera video with stability feature
  • High resolution selfie camera
  • Decent enough processing capability
Cons
  • No optical zoom feature

The Samsung Galaxy A52 is equipped with four rear cameras. Starting from its main camera, it uses a wide camera sensor measuring 1/1.7" (inches) able to fit 64 million pixels with 0.8 micrometer size each (64 MP with 0.8µm size per pixel).

The main camera has PDAF autofocus and OIS to minimize blurriness from small shaking.

The device has a 12 MP ultrawide camera for wider angle shots.

It also has a macro camera that can help for taking macro (close up) shots.

Plus a 5 MP depth sensor to determine distance which is used for portrait shots.

It features LED flash, HDR quality photographs, and is capable of making panorama shots.

The device's rear camera can produce videos with 4K resolution at 30 fps (frames per second) with a gyro-EIS stability feature that helps to stabilize video while on the move.

As for its selfie camera, it has a 1/2.8” camera sensor size that can fit a 32 MP resolution image with a 0.8µm per pixel as its size.

It also features an HDR quality front camera and can produce 4K video resolution at 30 fps.

As for the image processing, it uses “Snapdragon 720G” which is a decent mid range processor.

Gaming

Pros
  • Capable of running high end games
  • Wide gaming screen
  • Good enough battery life
Cons
  • Battery is below 5000 mAh mark
  • Not applicable for professional gaming

The Samsung Galaxy A52 is equipped with 8 GB memory and 256 GB storage. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G sso with a Octa core CPU and Adreno 618 GPU.

With the above specs, it makes the phone capable of running high end games such as Genshin Impact, Ragnarok X: Next Gen and battle royale games like Call of Duty Mobile and PUBG.

But unlike high end phones, its processor is not capable of superb performance and lag or slowness might occur some of the time.

For games with a wide world, loading the elements in the map might be delayed sometimes especially when the player is moving from place to place rather fast which would require the game to load the map quickly as well.

Example of this is Call of Duty Mobile. Riding a quick vehicle might show a map with missing elements around.

Still, the games are still playable on the device and adjusting the display resolution might do the trick.

For games with low requirements, such as Mobile Legends, the device's smooth performance is to be expected.

The device is also equipped with a 4500 mAh battery so game time will be long enough as well. It also has fast charging capability so getting bored will be shorter.

As for the screen, it has a wide 6.5 inches screen size which is wide enough for gamers. Having a wider screen view helps to have a better view of the game you will be playing.

Multimedia

Pros
  • Equipped with Super AMOLED for better brightness, vibrant colors and saturation
  • Wide screen
  • Has 3.5mm jack
Cons
  • Lower display refresh rate compared to other Mid range phones
  • Some brightness issues with HDR quality videos

Phones usually categorized for multimedia usage are widely used for music and video streaming. So a good screen size and features, and a good speaker is a must.

Screen wise, the Samsung Galaxy A52 with a 6.5" wide screen size, watching series or movies will be great.

It uses a Super AMOLED screen which is one step higher than AMOLED. This can produce brighter, more vibrant and saturated colours and can adapt to various lighting environments.

It has a decent refresh rate of 90Hz (90 refresh per second) which will allow you to watch quick changing scenes in movies and anime.

It supports video quality in HDR format with up to 800 nits video brightness.

As for audio, a stereo speaker is available and if you want to listen alone, a 35mm jack is available for wired earphones or headset.

Travel

Pros
  • High storage with MicroSD and USB OTG support
  • Fast charging feature
  • Good enough battery capacity
  • Good rear main camera resolution with stability feature
  • Good video resolution with stability feature
Cons
  • Has no barometer
  • Camera has no optical zooming feature

This is the most in-demand use of smartphones nowadays. Mostly everyone uses their smartphone on their life travels, be it summer getaway, mountain hiking, and many more adventures.

With these, app support for travelling is widespread from maps to online navigation.

For phones, devices with a good storage capacity, good network connection, and a long battery life is a must.

As for the Samsung Galaxy A52, it is equipped with a wide 256 GB storage.

It also has an external memory card slot and a USB OTG feature as back-up.

It uses 4G LTE data network connection which is the best possible since 5G is not fully supported in the Philippines.

It has a GPS feature to capture location even without data. Sadly the phone does not have a barometer installed so GPS cannot take altitude data using it.

The phone is neither light nor heavy weight so carrying it along all the time while climbing on rocks is fine.

It has a good enough battery capacity of 4500 mAh for travels. But is it still recommended to bring a power bank just in case.

It features a high 25W fast charging, which is good for intensive use of the device. Though frequent charging of a device will also deteriorate the battery quickly.

As for its camera, it has a decent camera resolution with stability features that can help minimize blurriness from small shaking.

It does not have an optical zooming feature as well so you can’t enjoy taking shots on faraway subjects.

It is also equipped with gyro-EIS stability feature for taking video.

Lastly, the device has a compass sensor that can help when travelling in a forest or mountain.

Work and Business

Pros
  • High processor, memory and storage capacity
  • Uses 4G LTE network
  • Equipped with fingerprint scanner for security
  • Decent front camera specs
Cons
  • Expensive if provided for employees which will only need it for communication

Having a premium phone used for work or business will be great but expensive. Specs wise, it will be above requirements.

Processing, memory, storage wise, the device is perfect for work needs.

Samsung Galaxy A52 for office employees in business is a luxury. Even if it is for employees that are required to take videos and pictures, this device will be a little bit expensive for a camera without an optical zooming feature.

It has the best supported network in the Philippines. Again it is because 5G is not yet fully supported in the Philippines so having 4G LTE is still the best and practical choice.

It has features such as a fingerprint scanner that can provide an additional layer of security for the device.

Its front camera feature is decent enough for video conferences and any other video call.

Education

Pros
  • Great processing capability with high memory and storage capacity
  • Wide screen
  • Decent front camera
Cons
  • Expensive if dedicated for home learning only

The Samsung Galaxy A52 is expensive if bought only for educational purposes.

Though specs wise, it is equipped with above the requirements for home learning.

It has a very wide screen which is helpful for previewing school materials and attending video calls.

And with a decent quality front camera, video quality will be great.

General Use

Pros
  • Above required over all specs
Cons
  • Expensive if dedicated for general use only

Phones for general use are usually bought just for communicating, some social media access and some internet browsing.

All in all, it does not need to have high specs and having so is a bit luxurious.

Samsung Galaxy A52 is a mid-range phone with quite high specs so buying this phone and not maximizing its usage would be a little bit of a waste.

Though if you don’t mind spending a little bit much and like to have a quality device, this device will never be a bad investment especially if you will only have this for general use.

Recommendation

One of the highest rated mid range phones and is good enough for both gaming and its camera.

If you want Samsung Galaxy A52, you can check our recommendations below on when and when not to buy the device.

Buy it if:
  • Gaming
    • For high end games, it is fine for you to adjust the graphics or have a bit of patience over some delayed loading of maps or game elements.
  • Photography
    • You like taking quality pictures and love taking wide angle shots
    • You don’t mind not taking zoomed in pictures.
  • Multimedia
    • You like watching movies, series, anime etc. with good video quality and are cool on little brightness issues.
  • Travel
    • You want a device with good memory and storage, and a decent camera.
  • Work / Education / General Use
    • You need a phone for work, or phone for online class, or even only for daily basic communication, social media, and internet browsing and want a high quality specs for it even if it is expensive
Don’t buy it if:
  • Gaming
    • You want 5000 mAh+ battery device
    • You want a professional gaming experience that is smooth and feels the game from the very small details.
  • Photography
    • You want a higher quality camera, with a great zooming feature.
  • Travel
    • You prefer having a phone camera with a better zooming feature.
    • Better battery capacity
  • Business
    • You look for a device dedicated for your employees and is for communication purposes only. This device will be a bit expensive.
  • Education
    • You look for a device dedicated to online classes only. This device will be a bit expensive.
  • General Use
    • You want a device that will only be used for basic communication, social media, and internet browsing. This device will be a bit expensive.

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GENERAL

Model Samsung Galaxy A52
Variety 256GB 8GB - Snapdragon 720G
Launch March 26, 2021
Colors Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Violet, Awesome Blue

PROCESSOR

Chipset Snapdragon 720G
CPU Octa-core (2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
GPU Adreno 618

MEMORY

RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB
Storage Solution
SD Card Slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)

SOFTWARE

OS Android 11, One UI 3.1

NETWORK

4G Tech LTE
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 66
Speed LTE-A
3G Tech HSPA
Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
2G Tech GSM
Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
Sim Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

STRUCTURE

Height 6.30" | 159.9 mm
Width 2.96" | 75.1 mm
Thickness 0.33" | 8.4 mm
Weight 189 g (6.67 oz)
Build Front Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5)
Back plastic frame
Frame plastic back
Resistance IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)

SCREEN DISPLAY

Screen Size 6.5"
Screen Type Super AMOLED
Refresh Rate 90Hz
Brightness 800 nits (HBM)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 px
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5

BATTERY

Capacity 4500 mAh
Type Li-Po
Removable NO
Fast Charging Fast charging 25W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)

FRONT CAMERA

Main Resolution 32 MP
Aperture f/2.2
Focal Length 26mm (wide)
Sensor Size 1/2.8"
Pixel Size 0.8µm
Autofocus
Feature HDR
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps

REAR CAMERA

Main Resolution 64 MP
Aperture f/1.8
Focal Length 26mm (wide)
Sensor Size 1/1.7X"
Pixel Size 0.8µm
Autofocus PDAF
Stabilization OIS
Ultrawide Resolution 12 MP
Aperture f/2.2
Pixel Size 1.12µm
Macro Resolution 5 MP
Aperture f/2.4
Depth Resolution 5 MP
Aperture f/2.4
Feature LED flash, panorama and HDR
Video Resolution 4K@30fps
Stabilization gyro-EIS

SPEAKER AND AUDIO

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes

SENSOR

fingerprint Fingerprint (under display, optical)
Accelerometer Yes
Gyro Yes
Proximity No
Compass Yes
Barometer No
Face ID No
Color Spectrum No

CONNECTIVITY

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth Version 5
Feature A2DP and LE
GPS A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO and BDS
NFC Yes (market/region dependent)
Radio Yes (market/region dependent)
USB Version 2
Type USB Type-C
USB OTG Yes
Accessory Connector No
UWB support No

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