Samsung Galaxy A52 - Hands On Look Review

Samsung Galaxy A52 - Hands On Look Review


Samsung Galaxy A52 - Hands On Look Review

So when Samsung said their latest flagships
won't ship with a charger inside the box, they also mentioned their plan of slowly phasing
out the charger from their future Galaxy products as well. A lot of people thought their popular mid-range
devices, the Galaxy A52 and A72 might get the same treatment as well.

But today we have multiple hands-on photos
of the Galaxy A52 which says otherwise. As you can see from this image, the Galaxy
A52 will have a charger inside the box. Anyway, as you can see just like the Galaxy
S21 lineup, the Galaxy A52 has a matte finish. Even the camera module is black which, to
be honest, looks good. Now you may think the back is made from glass
which isn't the case.

It's glastic as Samsung would like to call
it, a mixture of glass and plastic but in reality, it feels like plastic in hand. There is absolutely no changes upfront compared to its predecessor. The bezel size as well as the camera cutout
is identical to last year's model. It seems this unit is for the middle east
and a silicone case is included for the market. Not really sure if other markets will get
it too.

It also confirms water-resistance on this
phone. It's IP67 which means it can be dropped into
a body of water up to a meter deep for half an hour, while IP68 found on flagship phones
guarantees protection in water up to 1.5m deep for the same period of time. Both are resistant to dust. Anyway, the highlighting feature of the Galaxy A52 is the 120Hz refresh rate. To be clear the 120Hz is only for the 5G variant, while the 4G A52 will get a 90Hz FHD+ display.


Samsung Galaxy A52

Another highlighting feature is the OIS. Ever since 2016, this is the first Galaxy A series to get optical image stabilization. The camera specifications are a 64MP main

camera with OIS, 12MP ultrawide, and 5MP macro and depth each. There's also a 32MP camera upfront. Interestingly the Galaxy A72's camera specifications will vary. Instead of a useless depth camera, it will have a 3x optical zoom camera. So the A72's camera system is much more versatile
and is flagship grade as far as versatility goes.

As you can see apart from the battery, screen
size, and of course the camera there's not much difference between the 4G variant of
the A52 and A72. It looks like there may not be a 5G version of the A72 after all. So if a 120Hz display and a faster Snapdragon 750G processor is a priority then you should go for the 5G version of the Galaxy A52. Thankfully, Samsung is not increasing the prices.

The Galaxy A52 is expected to launch for €369 in Europe, the same as the Galaxy A51 did back in late 2019. Of course with that being said, do let me know what do you think about this down in