Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Review: Flagship of Galaxy A series

It can be said that the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G is one of the best phones in the high-end segment, which has a Snapdragon 778G chip, so it provides comfortable gaming performance. This is not the first time Samsung has refreshed its products with the “S” suffix, but unlike before, the device actually has significant upgrades. As per our experience on this Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G review, this is probably the best Galaxy A series smartphone ever made by Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Review

Design

Looking at the exterior of the Galaxy A52s 5G, you will easily feel that it is very similar to its predecessor, the Galaxy A52 (REVIEW) from overall size to size. In this sense, the biggest change between the two generations is that the Samsung A52s 5G gets a new Mint Green color option apart from Black, White, and Violet color options. Unfortunately, our Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G review unit is also Black.

On the front, the Galaxy A52s 5G features an Infinity-O design, similar to the way Samsung named the punch-hole screen. That is still the optimal design for the viewing experience without affecting the quality of the selfie camera. Samsung has also started making products that use the camera under the screen, but this is Z Fold 3, which is a smartphone in the “super-premium” segment. Lower segment like Galaxy A52s 5G, Infinity-O design will probably be something that will stay with us for a long time.

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Review

The screen border of the Galaxy A52s 5G is similarly thick. Samsung doesn’t try to thin the edges to counterbalance the top and bottom edges. The screen protection is Gorilla Glass 5 toughened glass just like its predecessor. Also, the Galaxy A52s is equipped with an on-screen fingerprint sensor feature, which has fast unlocking speed and high accuracy, due to the Super AMOLED screen.

The back of the Galaxy A52s 5G bears many similarities with Samsung’s flagship S21 series, from the rough coating, “oversized” camera cluster to the arrangement of the lens and flash. The back part, however, is only made of plastic material, it still feels solid and highly rated, while significantly limiting the absorption of sweat.

The Galaxy A52s 5G’s body is also made of plastic, which is covered with shiny chrome imitation. It makes the overall weight of the device only 189 grams, 8.4 mm thick, despite carrying a 4,500 mAh battery. The edges are tight, and in fact, the Galaxy A52s 5G has IP67 water resistance, which is a great advantage when compared to other same segment smartphones.

The Galaxy A52s 5G still has a 3.5mm headphone jack, and you can output audio via the USB-C port, another flexibility with many smartphones on the market today. It has dual speakers, combining the speaker strip at the bottom of the screen with the speakerphone to create a stereo effect.

Display

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G is equipped with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED panel, Full HD + resolution. The screen refresh rate is up to 120Hz, which is inherited from the Galaxy A52 and exceeds the typical 90Hz level in today’s mid-range segment. To save the battery, the scan frequency will not be fixed at 120Hz but will change based on the content displayed. Swiping, scrolling through menus, surfing the web, or Instagram at a 120Hz refresh rate feels smooth without lag or lag.

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Review

We’re all familiar with the features of Super AMOLED screens: absolutely deep blacks, bright colors flattering the eyes. According to Samsung, the maximum brightness of the A52s 5G is up to 800 nits, but in actual usage during this Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G review, we also found that it does not cause any problems using this smartphone in sunlight. In the high-end mid-range segment, it’s hard to ask for anything more with the Galaxy A52s 5G’s screen.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G comes with four rear cameras: 64MP f/1.8 main sensor, 12MP wide-angle camera with 123-degree viewing angle sensor, 5MP f/2.4 macro camera, and 5MP f/2.4 depth camera. As far as we know, the main sensor has two options, either the Samsung GW1 or the IMX682, but there’s no way to determine which type it is unless you dissect them. The 32MP selfie camera also uses two types of sensors from Samsung and Sony.

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Review

The photography interface of the device hasn’t changed much. The main shooting modes have their own section, while the secondary modes are grouped into a category. One of the new shooting modes Samsung brings is Fun Mode, which is basically the integration of Snapchat’s fun filters directly into the Galaxy A52’s camera app.

The Galaxy A52s 5G features AutoHDR and AI scene optimization, both enabled by default, and in most cases, they do their job well. Outdoor photos, bright enough with high detail, 64MP sensor combines 4 pixels into 1 to create 16MP resulting images. Although there is no telephoto camera, the main camera’s zoom image below 5x is still usable if there is enough light.

If you want a wider viewing angle, the 123-degree ultra-wide camera of the Galaxy A52s delivers images with fairly accurate colors, good detail, but slightly distorted edges, and no distortion mode. wide angle photo.

The 32MP selfie camera of the Galaxy A52s gives beautiful photos in bright enough conditions, rich details, natural skin tones without the need for beauty mode.

Regarding a video, Galaxy A52s 5G can record up to 4K 30fps or Full HD 60 fps. Optical image stabilization (OIS) helps limit camera shake while recording, and you can switch between the main and wide-angle cameras while recording.

The ability to capture images with a blurred background from both the rear and front cameras of the Galaxy A52s 5G will satisfy you. The part of the hair, although quite complex, is still accurately drawn out by the camera, the background is smooth, the aesthetic feature is not too exaggerated and unnatural. Moreover, you can also change the background effect after taking a photo, with Samsung’s widest collection of effects.

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G specifications

  • 6.5-inch FHD+ (1080×2400 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display with 120Hz refresh rate, up to 800 nits brightness
  • Octa-Core (4 x 2.4GHz + 4 x 1.8GHz Kryo 670 CPUs) Snapdragon 778G 6nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 642L GPU
  • 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage, expandable up to 1TB via micro SD card
  • Android 11 with Samsung One UI 3.1
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • 64MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, 12MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, 5MP depth sensor, and 5MP macro camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 32MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • In-display Fingerprint sensor
  • Samsung Pay
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • Water-resistant (IP67)
  • Dimensions: 159.9×75.1×8.4mm; Weight: 189g
  • 5G (N1, N3, N5, N7, N8, N20, N28, N38, N40, N41, N66, N78 bands), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC
  • 4500mAh battery with 25W fast charging

Performance

We know that you guys are eager for its gaming performance, then without making you wait much, we will start the gaming experience on Galaxy A52S 5G. The games we have selected are the most popular today.

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Review

PUBG Mobile on Galaxy A52s 5G

We set it to smooth graphics mode in exchange for 60 FPS mode. You can even switch it to HDR graphics, and the maximum fps can only go up to 40 fps. Of course, we’d prefer smoother play, so we’d happily suggest choosing the 60 fps configuration.

When you’re at the end like this, so you can just lie down in the grass and wait for the enemy to appear. Smooth graphics will help us to feel how the enemy moves, achieve rapid reflexes, providing accurate shots. With the Galaxy A52S 5G, it will be very easy to take the Top 1 rank with Chicken Dinner.

Play Together on Galaxy A52s 5G

Another game that is also very popular today is ‘Play Together. In this game, we don’t see a graphic setting, when we play it, we find it very smooth. However, to win the top 1 in this game also requires a lot of skill, and must play many times to fully understand the rules of the game.

We only played this game for a few days, so the race is still a little slow. But the ability to handle the situation by running smoothly at 60 fps is also fast.

Call of Duty Mobile on Galaxy A52s 5G

With Call of Duty Mobile, we still prioritize reducing image quality for smooth playability. After many updates, from a light game, the graphics of CODM have also been much higher.

It said to lower the image quality a bit, but in-game, it still feels great. Importantly, with a first-person shooter game like this, smoothness is the most important thing.

Of course, in addition to the gaming experience, you probably also want to know the performance of the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G through performance scoring applications, right? We will mark with 3 applications namely GeekBench, PCMark, and 3DMark according to the following conditions:

  • The battery of the device should be from 90 – 100% (battery below 90% will affect the performance of the device).
  • Do not charge the battery during the scoring process.
  • Try 3 times and take the average result after 3 consecutive times.
  • The results we got are as follows:
  • Single-core GeekBench: 769 points.
  • Multi-core GeekBench: 2,842 points.
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Review
  • 3DMark 2D (OpenGL ES 3.0): 401,526 points.
  • 3DMark 3D (Vulkan): 446,759 points.
  • PCMark: 11,970 points.
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Review

In general, the performance score of the Galaxy A52s 5G is at a high level due to the use of Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 778G chip. For those interested in gaming performance, the Galaxy A52s 5G will be a suitable choice at the moment and still give good performance to use within the next 2-3 years.

Battery life

Battery charging is the aspect where we find Samsung to make somewhat confusing decisions. The device supports fast charging with a maximum capacity of 25W, but our Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G review unit comes with only a maximum capacity of 15W charger. Not to mention the fact that rival smartphones on the market already support faster-charging speeds, the 15W charger cannot take full advantage of the device’s capabilities. If we want to charge faster, we have to buy a new charger and, the 15W charger becomes superfluous and contributes to an increase in waste, going against Samsung’s efforts to remove the included silicone case.

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Review

The device packs a 4,500 mAh battery, with an average usage frequency like including surfing the web, Instagram, watching Youtube, listening to music, and sometimes playing PUBG Mobile, the device is enough for a day, till we go to sleep at night and plug it into the charger to charge it. Charging time with the included 15W charger, it takes 1 hour 40 minutes to fully charge the battery.

Final line

We have experienced several Galaxy A series smartphones from Samsung, but there is almost no name that makes us feel worth the money like the Galaxy A52S 5G. We have a beautiful screen with a high refresh rate, a camera that caters to a variety of needs, and the configuration of the device is powerful enough to play the heavy graphics games you love.

The charging speed and charger that come with the device are unnecessary grains, but if those are the things that greatly affect the overall experience, they are not. If you are a regular user and a fan of the Samsung brand that brought Galaxy A52S 5G, so you will happily spend a little more money to buy fast charging without hesitation.

Price and availability

Samsung A52s price in the US starts from around $422 for the Factory Unlocked model on Newegg.com and Amazon.com websites. If you’re in the UK, there is big news for you because it can be bought with big discounts of up to £81.11 on the Amazon.co.uk website.

About Ankeet Solanki

He started this blog as a hobby to show his affection for gadgets, but over the time this hobby became professional. And now he is working as a full-time blogger, but in free time he loves watching movies and games. PayPal donation for TechToyReviews will be appreciated.

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