Samsung recently unveiled its new 2021 A Series phones, including the Samsung Galaxy A52. The Samsung Galaxy A52 ticks all the boxes in terms of flagship specs. Quad Camera. Check. 4500mAh Battery. Check. IP67 Water and Dust Resistance. Check. 90Hz Refresh Rate. Check. All this, and more at accessible price-points for the millennials.
The A series has been key to Samsung to drive volumes and make the Galaxy series accessible to a young audience. I have been using the Galaxy A52 Awesome Blue for the past few days.
When one holds the Galaxy A52, it is incredible to see how lightweight and sturdy this phone is at 189g. The gorgeous matte finish on the back is easy on the eye, and ensures no fingerprint smudges! For consumers who see their smartphones as an expression of who they are, the A52’s design aesthetics and colours will be pleasing.
The Galaxy A52 comes with a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The display is rich and colorful. One can adjust the screen refresh rate on the A52. The 90Hz refresh rate translates into a smooth experience all through, especially when scrolling on social networks, or browsing online. On the other hand, the standard 60Hz refresh rates translates into a longer battery life. There are two screen modes to choose from, either the vivid or natural.
The AMOLED display coupled with the 90Hz refresh rate does make this phone an attractive and competitive proposition.
The Galaxy A52 does derive some its design cues from the flagship Samsung Galaxy S21. The quad camera array on the back comprises of 64MP main camera with OIS working with a 12MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP macro camera, and a 5MP depth camera. The camera does deliver, and in my limited time using the phone, I liked shooting with it.
The Samsung Galaxy A52 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G and either 6GB or 8GB of RAM coupled with 128GB of storage. This translates into smooth gaming experience. As a daily driver, the phone delivers well.
What I also love about the Galaxy A52 is its strong 4500mAh battery. This battery ensures enough juice for a packed day of conversations, social networking, photography and gaming and more, on a single charge.
Given the importance of audio in the post-pandemic phase, it is good to see the Galaxy A52 sport stereo speakers. This delivers good audio experience while consuming content or while playing games.
The Galaxy A52 runs One UI 3.1 based on Android 11 out of the box. Importantly, with the A52, Samsung has promised three years of guaranteed Android version updates, and four years of security updates.
With the Samsung Galaxy A52, Samsung has one of its best value proposition for young consumers – bringing all the flagship specs that matter. Whether it be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, the AMOLED display, the 64MP shooter, or the 90Hz refresh rate,– this phone stands out in the segment with these, and more power-packed features. The phone packs a good battery life, and with the assured Android updates, Samsung has a solid proposition.