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6 Key Differences Between Samsung Galaxy A32 5G and Galaxy A32 4G

Samsung recently released the Galaxy A32 in 5G and 4G versions. Beside the obvious network technology difference, the Galaxy A32 5G and the Galaxy A32 also come with 6 notable differences. These differences quite make sense considering that the two phones had to adjust their features in order to maintain their market price range.

So, without keeping you waiting, here are the 6 key differences between Samsung Galaxy A32 5G and Galaxy A32 4G

Note: the 4G version was officially named "Galaxy A32" but for the sake of this article, let's just call it Galaxy A32 4G

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G vs Samsung Galaxy A32 4G

Galaxy A32 5G vs Galaxy A32 4G
Galaxy A32 5G vs Galaxy A32 4G

Processor

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G Samsung Galaxy A32 4G
Chipset MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 720 5G (7 nm) Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G57 MC3 Mali-G52 MC2

The first aspect that the 5G version differs from the 4G version is the processors behind the two phones. Besides supporting 5G connectivity, the Mediatek Dimensity 720 5G that powers A32 5G also offers a slightly higher CPU clock speed with a quite smaller fabrication. This distinction allows the A32 5G to have a slightly better processing power while having greater efficiency in power consumption than the A32 4G.

Moreover, the Mali-G57 MC3 GPU that comes with the A32 5G had reportedly performed better than A32 4G's Mali-G52 MC2. Hence, you would expect a better performance in Galaxy A32 5G while playing games compared to Galaxy A32 4G.

Screen

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G Samsung Galaxy A32 4G
Technology TFT Super AMOLED
Size 6.5 inches 6.4 inches
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels (HD+) 1080 x 2400 pixels (Full HD+)
Refresh Rate 60Hz 90hz
Brightness Unspecified 800 nits (HBM)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Although having less processing power, the A32 4G seems to be more appealing when it comes to screen. While the A32 5G is packed with a TFT screen, the A32 4G comes with the renowned AMOLED screen technology which has been known to be the best in its class.

Despite being smaller in size, the Super AMOLED that is brought by A32 4G has been proven superior with its higher resolution, higher refresh rate, and not to mention the overall display quality given by the AMOLED screen itself when compared to its 5G counterpart.

Nevertheless, Both phone's screens are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass so you can be at peace knowing that your phone's screen won't get easily scratched or cracked at least to a certain degree.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G Samsung Galaxy A32 4G
Main Camera 48 MP, f/1.8 64 MP, f/1.8
Ultra-Wide Camera 8 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ 8 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 20 MP, f/2.2

When it comes to the overall camera, both phones share plenty of similarities. Both A32 4G and A32 5G are having relatively the same quality in ultra-wide camera, depth camera, macro camera, and front camera.

However, there is one notable difference between the two, the main camera. While the 4G version is packed with a 64MP camera, the 5G version is instead packed with a 48MP which on paper is inferior to the 64MP camera.

Although the reason behind this cutback of the A32 5G's Camera is remain unclear, it is safe for us to assume that this is due to the cost allocation which was prioritized for the 5G-supporting chipset.

Dimensions and Weight

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G Samsung Galaxy A32 4G
Dimensions 164.2 x 76.1 x 9.1 mm (6.46 x 3.00 x 0.36 in) 158.9 x 73.6 x 8.4 mm (6.26 x 2.90 x 0.33 in)
Weight 205 g (7.23 oz) 184 g (6.49 oz)

Having a different screen size and even screen technology is surely going to affect the phones' dimensions and weight. While the A32 4G uses a thin layer of AMOLED screen, the A32 5G uses a TFT screen which generally has more components and thus, making it thicker and heavier.

SIM Card Tray

Although having the advantages of a 5G network, the A32 5G only comes with a hybrid SIM slot. This type of SIM slot could be an inconvenience to some people as it limits users to either use one sim card and one SD card or two SIM cards only without an SD card. On the other hand, the A32 4G offers you greater flexibility as you could use both SIM card slots with a dedicated SD card slot.

Fingerprint Sensor

Despite both having fingerprint sensors, the Galaxy A32 5G and the Galaxy A32 4G handled the placement of the sensors differently. The A32 4G placed the fingerprint sensor right underneath the phone screen thus giving you a fancy and sophisticated way of unlocking your phone. On the other hand, the A32 5G placed the fingerprint sensor right onto the power/lock button giving you a seamless unlocking experience.

Conclusion

Having virtually the same name apparently doesn't make the Galaxy A32 5G and the Galaxy A32 (4G version) relatively the same. Both phones have been proven to have their own pros and cons ranging from their processors, screens, and cameras to other minor things such as SIM card trays and fingerprint sensor placement.

While the Galaxy A32 5G excels in terms of processor, the Galaxy A32 4G instead offers an eye-catching Super AMOLED screen along with a higher resolution main camera. Moreover, the 4G version of the phone also gives you more SIM functionality with its dedicated SIM card tray and a more sophisticated unlocking experience with its under-display fingerprint sensor.

These gaps between the two phones' specs might be a bit odd as these phones were marketed under the same name, Galaxy A32. However, these gaps are actually quite reasonable if we are to assume that in order to keep their cost relatively equivalent, they had to adjust which aspects could be upgraded and degraded. Besides, each version of the Samsung Galaxy A32 essentially served a different purpose as the 4G version was proposed to be an all-rounder smartphone and the 5G version to be an affordable 5G phone.

In conclusion, if you're looking for an all-rounder, entry to mid-level smartphone with overall decent features, the Galaxy A32 4G is the one way to go. On the contrary, if you're looking for a phone with a 5G network capability with great affordability, the Galaxy A32 5G would be a great option even though it comes with its own drawbacks when it comes to features.