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Samsung Galaxy A52 Review Rundown

Samsung ElectronicsPublished on 23 Mar 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Samsung Galaxy A52 (5G) Smartphone
Neoscore* 72%
  • Beautiful 120Hz display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good cameras
  • Good camera performance
  • Not as good as the Galaxy S21

Summary

The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is the company's latest entry in the cheaper phone market. It has a 120Hz screen, a quad-camera array and 5G connectivity at no extra cost. The A52 also launched alongside the Galaxy A72, which adds a 3x telephoto zoom camera, a slightly bigger 6.7in display, and a larger 5,000mAh battery for an extra £20.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

gizmodo[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Gizmodo have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy A52 5G combines a mix of premium components with a sturdy (though not terribly exciting) design. It's a great display for a phone in this price range, bridging the gap between the 120Hz OLED panels on Samsung's premium Galaxy S handsets. Samsung also includes a 32-MP hole-punch selfie camera in the A52's display, along with an in-screen fingerprint reader.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright OLED display
  • Good camera quality
  • MicroSD slot for expandable storage
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not available in the U.S

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
Samsung has made the best Android phone of 2021, the Galaxy S21 Ultra, but at more than $1,000 it's a serious investment. The Galaxy A52 5G has a 64-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization, Phase Detection Autofocus, and an f/1.8 aperture. Portrait mode is decent and finds its subject well, although edge-recognition doesn't challenge more expensive Galaxy models.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 120Hz screen
  • Long battery life
  • Decent camera performance
Cons[**]
  • In-display fingerprint sensor isn't as good as the S21 Ultra

gsmarena[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Gsmarena have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy A52 has a surprisingly-rich selection of additional Samsung software features. Samsung's Scene optimizer doesn't really make a huge difference in most shots, but when it does, it can still come through and save the occasional still. While the main 64MP camera on the Galaxy A 52 is meant to shoot in a binned 16MP mode by default, there is a 64MP option in the camera UI.
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Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • High-contrast display
  • Long battery life
  • Decent cameras
Cons[**]
  • Not as good as the A52
  • Mediocre low-light photos

gsmarena[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Gsmarena have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy A52 5G uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G (8nm) SoC - the 5G counterpart to the Snapdragon 720G that powered the 4G model. The primary camera has optical image stabilization and it can do 2x lossless zoom. The 12MP ultrawide camera has a larger sensor than most in this price range. Samsung is among the few makers to offers official IP ratings for its midrange series.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 120Hz AMOLED screen
  • 120Hz refresh rate screen
  • Good battery life
  • Fast charging
Cons[**]
  • Not HDR10+ compatible

nextpit[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from Nextpit have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy A52 5G offers one of the best displays I've seen in the mid-range smartphone segment. Samsung has also included GPS, Wi-Fi 5, and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless standards. A quad-camera setup with a 64-megapixel main sensor is mounted at the A52 (5G)'s back panel. Samsung intends for this handset to last longer by promising four years of security updates.
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Pros[**]
  • Great display with 120 Hertz refresh rate
  • 4 years of security updates
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not as good as the Galaxy A51

notebookcheck[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 58%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is thicker and heavier than its predecessor, because it has a bigger battery. The main camera has a 64-MP image sensor and also uses pixel binning, which is why it produces decent photographs. The Samsung smartphone can be used without any issues in loudspeaker mode, as long as the user is close to the device.
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Pros[**]
  • Fast UFS 2.1 storage
  • Long battery life
  • Fast SoC
  • Good cameras
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre camera performance
  • Slow SoC

notebookcheck[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 61%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
While the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is equipped with a more current SoC, the Galaxy A51 predecessor model was still equipped with an Exynos 9611. The internal Qualcomm Adreno 618 graphics unit is responsible for the display of image content, and there are 8 GB of RAM as well as 256 GB of internal storage. With the hardware used here, Samsung places the A52 LTE in the mid-range.
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Pros[**]
  • High-contrast display
  • Fast Wi-Fi
  • Long battery life
  • Fast SoC
  • Dual SIM and microSD cards
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre camera performance
  • Only one year of warranty

pcmag[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy A52 5G runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G mobile platform and 6GB of RAM. Overall performance lags behind the Google Pixel 4a 5G and even the less-expensive Moto G Stylus 5G. On PCMark Work 3.0, the Galaxy A 52 5G scored 10,801, on par with last year's Samsung Galaxy S20+.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 120Hz AMOLED display
  • Solid performance
  • Solid battery life
  • Solid camera array
Cons[**]
  • Omits dual-band Wi-Fi 6

phonearena[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Phonearena have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy A52 5G will be one of's 2021 mid-range offerings, along with its larger variant – the. The phone will have a smoother 90Hz display, which will also feature great contrast and colors thanks to its AMOLED technology. Users will enjoy the phone's modern design with minimal bezels, curved edges, and versatile quad-camera setup.
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Pros[**]
  • Improved 90Hz display with great contrast and colors
  • Improved quad-camera setup
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is the company's latest entry in the cheaper phone market. Samsung is making a conscious effort to bring features such as a high-refresh rate screen and improved rear camera to its cheaper A series. The phone is designed to have a solid build without the bells and whistles you'll find on flagship smartphones.
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Pros[**]
  • Solid build quality
  • 120Hz display
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is the company's latest entry in the cheaper phone market. It has a solid build without the bells and whistles you'll find on flagship phones. The display is improved from previous Galaxy A50 models with the upgrade to a 120Hz refresh rate. If you want super-fast 5G connectivity, you'll want to opt for this member of the new Galaxy A series.
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Pros[**]
  • Decent build quality
  • Fantastic performance
  • 120Hz display
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

theverge[12]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Theverge have found the following[***]:
The A52 5G is the highest-specced of the budget A-series Galaxy phones we'll see in the US this year. Its main camera includes optical image stabilization, something I missed when I used the more expensive OnePlus 9. There's no telephoto to complement the wide and ultrawide cameras, just digital zoom plus a depth sensor and macro camera.
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Pros[**]
  • Good all-around camera performance
  • Good battery life
  • Long-term security support
Cons[**]
  • Omits fingerprint reader
  • In-display fingerprint reader

tomsguide[13]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
Samsung is pitching the Galaxy A52 5G as a fun but practical phone for those on a budget. With this phone, you get a 120Hz display, four rear cameras and 5G connectivity. But as we found during testing, this handset isn't as strong as other midrange phones in its price range.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright and colorful 120Hz display
  • Long battery life
  • 5G connectivity
Cons[**]
  • Camera isn't as good as the Pixel 4a 5G

trustedreviews[14]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G will be available for £399 when it's released in the next month. An A52 LTE version, which won't be available in the UK, will sell for €349. Tucked inside the S21-inspired camera housing is a main 64-megapixel wide camera. Other specs include a Snapdragon 750G 5G capable chipset, 6GB or 8GB of RAM and a 4500mAh battery.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright, vibrant 120Hz display
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Screen is plasticky
  • Mediocre cameras

references

  1. 1. ^ Samsung's Galaxy A52 5G Gives You the Most Phone for Your Money. Gizmodo. 2021-05-04. Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  2. 2. ^ Samsung Galaxy A52 5G review: Buy this phone. Digitaltrends. 2021-04-14. Retrieved 2021-04-15.
  3. 3. ^ Samsung Galaxy A52 review. Gsmarena. 2021-03-25. Retrieved 2021-03-25.
  4. 4. ^ Samsung Galaxy A52 5G review. Gsmarena. 2021-08-13. Retrieved 2021-08-15.
  5. 5. ^ Samsung Galaxy A52 5G review: Solid mid-range option for the long term. Nextpit. 2021-04-23. Retrieved 2021-04-24.
  6. 6. ^ Samsung Galaxy A52 5G Smartphone Review - Another chapter in a success story. Notebookcheck. 2021-04-22. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  7. 7. ^ Samsung Galaxy A52 smartphone review: Significantly more affordable without 5G. Notebookcheck. 2021-05-19. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  8. 8. ^ Samsung Galaxy A52 5G Review. Pcmag. 2021-06-30. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  9. 9. ^ Samsung Galaxy A52 5G preview. Phonearena. 2021-02-18. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  10. 10. ^ Hands on: Samsung Galaxy A52 5G review. Techradar. 2021-03-17. Retrieved 2021-03-18.
  11. 11. ^ Samsung Galaxy A52 5G review. Techradar. 2021-05-28. Retrieved 2021-05-30.
  12. 12. ^ Samsung Galaxy A52 5G review: a midrange phone that will last. Theverge. 2021-04-24. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  13. 13. ^ Samsung Galaxy A52 5G review: Flagship features for less. Tomsguide. 2021-04-11. Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  14. 14. ^ Hands on: Samsung Galaxy A52 5G Review. Trustedreviews. 2021-03-17. Retrieved 2021-03-18.
  15. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  16. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  17. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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