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Full Comparison of Samsung Galaxy A32 and Galaxy A52: Which One is Better?

Getting a new smartphone after months or even years of using the same old phone has always been exciting. However, choosing the right one for you might not be an easy task especially if you're getting a samsung phone this year.

Samsung has brought plenty of smartphones for its lineup this year and two of them are Galaxy A32 and Galaxy A52. Both of them are exceptionally appealing but there are quite a few things that make them distinguishable and sometimes it is difficult to tell from one another.

So, if you're getting a hard time thinking about which phone you should pick and which one is worth more for you, then this comparison is going to help you by pointing out all the specs, techs, and all the things you should consider before deciding to get one.

Without any further ado, here is a list of comparison for Samsung Galaxy A32 and Galaxy A52.

Samsung Galaxy A32 Vs Samsung Galaxy A52

Galaxy A32 vs Galaxy A52
Galaxy A32 vs Galaxy A52

Release Date

Samsung Galaxy A32 Samsung Galaxy A52
Announcement Date 25 February 2021 17 March 2021
Release Date 25 February 2021 26 March 2021

The A32 was announced on 25 February 2021, and that is almost a month earlier than the A52 which was announced on 17 March 2021. Surprisingly, the A32 was also available on the same date and this differs with the A52 which was only available after more than a week later.

Operating System and Processor

Samsung Galaxy A32 Samsung Galaxy A52
OS Android 11, One UI 3.1 Android 11, One UI 3.1
Chipset Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm) Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) Octa-core (2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
GPU Mali-G52 MC2 Adreno 618

The A32 and the A52 are both using Android 11 and intuitive OneUI 3.1 right out of the box. Both smartphones are also promised to be supported through security updates even possibly OS and OneUI updates at least for the next three to four years.

Speaking of processing unit, the A32 and the A52 are powered by two different powerhouses from two different companies, Mediatek Helio G80 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G respectively. The A52's processing power prevails the A32's thanks to the smaller fabrication process (8nm) and higher CPU clock speed (2x2.3 Ghz).

Moreover, the Adreno 618 carried by Snapdragon 720G had reportedly outperform the Mali-G52 in gaming performance. So even though both A32 and A52 can run most of popular games, PUBG Mobile and Genshin Impact for example, the A52 will perform better with higher FPS and quality. However, if you're looking forward to play Fortnite on mobile, you should note that the galaxy A52 can run Fortnite while the A32 cannot run Fortnite due to the lack of hardware support.

Screen

Samsung Galaxy A32 Samsung Galaxy A52
Technology Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Size 6.4 inches 6.5 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels (FULL HD+) 1080 x 2400 pixels (FULL HD+)
Refresh Rate 90hz 90hz
Brightness 800 nits (HBM) 800 nits (HBM)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 5

The A32 and the A52 are both using the same Super AMOLED screen technology which is famous for its outstanding quality, vivid colors, and true black. Protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5, both screens display Full HD+ resolution and even come with the eye-catching 90hz refresh rate.

Both screens also offer 800 nits of brightness in High Brightness Mode which means that you won't be having a hard time looking at your screen under direct sunlight. The only difference from the two phones is the screen size which the A52 is an inch larger than the A32.

Camera

Camera Galaxy A32 vs Galaxy A52
Camera Galaxy A32 vs Galaxy A52
Samsung Galaxy A32 Samsung Galaxy A52
Main Camera 64 MP, f/1.8, PDAF 64 MP, f/1.8, PDAF, OIS
Ultra Wide Camera 8 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ 12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚
Depth Camera 5 MP, f/2.4 5 MP, f/2.4
Additional Camera 5 MP, f/2.4 (macro) 5 MP, f/2.4 (macro)
Front Camera 20 MP, f/2.2 32 MP, f/2.2
Video Recording 1080p@30fps 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Camera Features EIS, HDR, Ultra Steady, Pro Photo Mode OIS (Main Camera), HDR, Ultra Steady, Pro Photo Mode

The camera is one of the key features that Samsung has brought for A32 and A52. Although there are similarities between the two phone's camera, there are a few distinctions between them.

The first key difference is the main camera. Even though both the main camera support an image resolution up to 64MP, the A52's camera is more capable to capture a more stable image and video thanks to the Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

The second notable distinction is the camera resolution upgrade for the ultra wide camera and the selfie camera. The A52 surpasses the A32 with its 12MP ultra wide camera and 32MP selfie camera.

The last difference for both camera is the features. The A52 outperforms the A32 in video recording with its capability of recording up to 4K with 30FPS. Even though both of them have the same features such as Pro Photo Mode, HDR, and Ultra Steady, the A52 surely taking the Ultra Steady feature a step further with its mechanical stabilization of OIS.

Battery and Charging

Samsung Galaxy A32 Samsung Galaxy A52
Capacity Li-Ion 5000 mAh, non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
Charging Capability Fast charging 15W - Fully charged in 2 Hours 17 Minutes Fast charging 25W - 50% charged in 30 Minutes (advertised)
Cable Type USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Battery Life Internet Usage (LTE) Up to 19 Hours
Video Playback Up to 20 Hours
Internet Usage (LTE) Up to 17 Hours
Video Playback Up to 21 Hours

In the battery aspect, both A32 and A52 has their own pros and cons. The A32 comes with a greater capacity of 5000mAh but in a lesser charging capability of 15W. On the other hand, the A52 with its 4500mAh capacity is capable of quicker charging with its 25W capability.

However, there's a catch. The A52's processor has smaller transistor (8nm) than the A32's processor (12nm) thus allowing the A52 to consume power more efficiently in some areas. For this reason, the battery life should vary depending on how you use it as portrayed in the battery life section.

Apart from those differences, both phones are using USB Type-C 2.0 and they support USB OTG. Please also note that both A52 and A32 do not support wireless charging.

Network Technology

Basically, the A32 and the A52 comes with 4G and 5G network version. However, the differences between two version is actually not only from their network but also from other aspects as well.

So if you're also wondering what are the differences between them, you should check out the differences between Galaxy A32 5G and 4G or the differences between Galaxy A52 5G and 4G.

Storage and RAM

The A32 and A52 comes with a plenty of variants globally. However, the A52 comes with a wider varieties and higher capacity up to 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. Please note that the availability of variants should vary depend on the region.

Samsung Galaxy A32 Samsung Galaxy A52
64GB 4GB RAM 128GB 4GB RAM 128GB 4GB RAM 128GB 6GB RAM
128GB 6GB RAM 128GB 8GB RAM 128GB 8GB RAM 256GB 6GB RAM
256GB 8GB RAM

Phone Design

When it comes to design, Samsung has been doing a great job giving a feel of elegance and premium design for both phones. Although, there are two key differences from both phones: front camera display and back camera bump.

While the A32 is using Infinity-U display and a flat back camera design, the A52 is using Infinity-O display and a slight bump on its back camera giving a highlight to its seamless back design.

Besides, both the A32 and A52 are available in four color options: Awesome Violet, Awesome Black, Awesome White and Awesome Blue.

Dimensions and Weight

Samsung Galaxy A32 Samsung Galaxy A52
Dimensions 158.9 x 73.6 x 8.4 mm (6.26 x 2.90 x 0.33 in) 159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm (6.30 x 2.96 x 0.33 in)
Weight 184 g (6.49 oz) 189 g (6.67 oz)

Regarding dimensions and weight of both phones, there isn't any significant differences between the two. But of course, to accomodate bigger screen, the A52 is slightly larger in the dimensions and slightly heavier than the A32. Still, both phones are relatively light and proportional.

Audio

The quality of A52 has again surpassed A32 in audio with its stereo speaker, thus bringing a more immersive audio experience than the A32 mono speaker. Luckily, both phones do have audio jack 3.5mm to plug in your headsets.

IP Ratings

One of the appealing features from the A52 is the IP67 rating which means the phone can withstand an immersion of water up to 30 minutes within the depth of 1 meter (3 feet). This should allow the phone to survive water splashes, raindrop, and even accidental drop to the tub, making the Galaxy A52 water resistant. However, the same feature does not present in the A32, making the Galaxy A32 not water resistant nor waterproof.

SIM Card Tray

Despite having a lot of advantages, the A52 still has its own cutback: the SIM card tray. Its Hybrid slot limits the user to either use 1 SIM card & 1 SD card or 2 SIM cards. On the other hand, the A32 with its triple dedicated slot, will allow you to use 2 SIM cards & 1 SD card simultaneously. Thus, the A32 offers greater flexibility when it comes to SIM card and SD card.

Connectivity and Sensors

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes (market/region dependent)
Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, compass, Virtual Proximity

The A32 and A52 both offer great connectivity with the presence of WIFI AC, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC (available in some regions), and great accuracy of GPS with its wide range of satnav system.

The sensors that are available in both phones are quite extensive and it even comes with the under display fingerprint sensor, making the experience of unlocking your phone more seamless than ever.

Conclusion

The Galaxy A52 has surpassed the Galaxy A32 in many aspects. The A52 features a more powerful chipset, higher camera resolution, Optical Image Stabilization, and quicker charge with its 25W charging capability. Though the A32 still has its own appeal with its larger battery capacity, dedicated SIM card slot, and especially its lower price.

To conclude everything, the Samsung Galaxy A52 is technically better than the Samsung Galaxy A32. Therefore, the few extra bucks you spend on a Galaxy A52 is definitely going to worth it. However, if you're on a tight budget and you're willing to trade the extra features to save you some money, the Galaxy A32 is still a great option for its market range.

Abihu Haezer
Abihu Haezer Full-time learner, passionate writer.

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