Samsung made some genuine upgrade to its mid-range Galaxy A-arrangement lately. While past A-arrangement models used to be massive and drowsy, the South Korean tech monster has increased the game to rival the main adversaries. Conveying forward the custom, the new Galaxy A52 sparkles splendid among its kin with its redid plan (explicitly the back cover), a high-invigorate rate show, and 64MP quad-camera with OIS. While Android fracture was previously a significant issue (with Samsung being one of the brands to get tormented by it), Samsung had changed its gears with OneUI. The organization is currently dedicated to giving steady Android refreshes to premium cell phones as well as the mid-range setup too.
Discussing the Galaxy A52, the telephone presumably has an engaging plan, and the specs look great on paper, however can it get the 'top rated Android telephone' like its more seasoned kin Galaxy A51? Here's our audit.
Galaxy A52 specs: 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display | 90Hz refresh rate | Snapdragon 720G SoC | up to 8GB RAM | 128GB internal storage | OneUI 3.1 based Android 11 | 4,500mAh battery | 25W fast charge support
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Samsung has made a significant update on the Galaxy A52 plan style this time. The telephone has a strong form quality. Albeit the telephone is worked out of plastic, fortunately Samsung didn't pick 'glasstic.' It doesn't feel premium, yet the telephone offers great ergonomics and feels tough. While the front sash seems like any mid-range telephone you will discover on the lookout (the poke hole show routine), the back board presents an alternate story inside and out. The back cover parades a smooth get done with a novel shading covering. The Blue unit we got is very flashy and figures out how to stop people in their tracks (particularly when the telephone is adhered to the ear).
The center edge is made of plastic and has a gleaming completion. While the back board keeps the smears under control civility of the delicate matte completion, you will discover the crime location occurring around the casing with fingerprints laying easily in those spaces where you normally hold the telephone. Discussing the camera module, it has a comparable shading rising as the remainder of the back board. The volume keys and the force button sit on the correct edge while the left half of the casing is undisturbed. At the top, you will track down the cross breed plate, while the base gets every one of the fundamental ports and a mono-speaker. The sound quality is fair, and the earpiece bends over as the subsequent sound channel. It sounded somewhat dark out of the container, yet with Dolby Atmos turned on it could convey quite nice encompass sound. Another beneficial thing about the Galaxy A52 is that you get an IP67 entrance assurance rating which isn't that simple to discover in the mid-range section.
Likewise with any Samsung mid-range telephone, the Galaxy A52 gets a clear AMOLED board. The telephone includes a wide 6.5-inch FHD+ Infinity-O Super AMOLED screen with a 90Hz revive rate. The screen is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for added insurance. The 90Hz invigorate rate offers a liquid encounter while looking through the interface or while messing around. Gorging content on the energetic showcase was a satisfying encounter. The product incorporates two shading profiles-Vivid and Natural, with the previous delivering dynamic tones, while the last moving to consistent with life tones with a cool color. There is Eye Comfort Shield which is fundamentally Blue Light Filter that lessens eye strain by restricting blue light emanation from the screen. You get a versatile setting too that consequently changes the screen's tones for the duration of the day. On the other hand, you can utilize the Custom setting and timetable the time.
All things considered, the presentation on the Galaxy A52 is fundamentally splendid, which means, you will not have any trouble understanding substance or watching recordings under direct daylight. While all these sound great, word's will not do equity except if we talk about the glaring issue at hand. Samsung has almost certainly redesigned the revive rate, yet it has by one way or another neglected to add variable invigorate rate on the Galaxy A52. On the off chance that you pick the high perfection choice under Motion Smoothness you are left with 90Hz revive rate mode. While variable invigorate rate helps in saving battery waste, the Galaxy A52 rather requests to do the undertaking physically. You can either go to settings and pick the Standard perfection mode or turn on Power saving mode to pull down the revive rate to 60Hz. That to the side, the telephone has an optical in-show unique finger impression peruser which is fast, precise and opens the gadget inside 0.30 seconds.
The Galaxy A52 runs custom One UI 3.1 based Android 11 OS. While the past gen restrictive OS (TouchWiz) wasn't that adequate in any event, for moderate clients, Samsung has ventured up the game and brought a lucid rendition of Android. The OneUI is a component rich UI that acquires convenient customization and a large group of improvements. On top of that Samsung has focused on giving at least three years of programming redesign and four years of safety refreshes for the Galaxy A52 (Surprised?).
Alongside the upgrades, Samsung has rolled out some striking improvements to the OneUI, similar to the notice conceal when pulled down covers the home screen. There's a speedy application access menu you will discover on the correct edge of the presentation that permits you to add seven applications of your decision. You can redo the side key (otherwise known as force catch) and dispatch the camera by twofold squeezing the catch. The UI additionally has standard route motions. Samsung has incorporated the Always in plain view (AOD) on its Galaxy A-arrangement telephone which can be modified (clock styles and the text style tone). You can even redo the call screen design and add a foundation picture for that screen.
Although the UI now has a clean design and is well-optimised, it includes a ton of bloatware (MX Takatak, Moj, ShareChat, DailyHunt) some of which you can’t get rid of.
In addition, the App Cloud Service constantly pop-up notification to complete the set up of the device. Tapping on the notification takes you to the ‘IronSource’ app store (just marketing) which asks permission to install ‘great apps’ from their list. You can neither bypass this part nor can uninstall it, the only workaround you can do is go to Settings– AppCloud and turn off the ‘Show notifications’ option.
As far as performance goes, the Snapdragon 720G chipset onboard is capable enough to drive multi-tasks. In terms of gaming, the phone could run graphics-intensive Call of Duty: Mobile, Infinity Ops without any lag, although I would recommend users to try these games in medium graphics settings for an enhanced experience.
While the Galaxy A52 managed to handle heavy-duty tasks with ease, I observed occasional stutter when switching between apps. The lags even extended to the camera software especially while using the 64MP mode, it took a good few second to process the image. But as I mentioned, these hiccups occur occasionally, and it didn’t impede the casual day-to-day operations.
Galaxy A52 Benchmark test scores-
Samsung Galaxy A52 has a shockingly competent quad-camera framework. The telephone has a 64-megapixel essential camera that is helped by optical picture adjustment (OIS). The sensor takes 16-megapixel photographs naturally. There is a 12-megapixel super wide sensor which is joined by a 5-megapixel large scale camera and a profundity sensor. Discussing the camera execution, the OIS makes a nice showing with low-light shots and lessens fogginess to a degree with moderate shaking. The camera programming packs the standard Samsung highlights with Scene streamlining agent switch in the corner, screen button at the middle and mode merry go round on the correct side.
You can create AR Doodle and take short clips with the Single Take feature. Samsung has added a Fun mode as well that basically brings Snapchat filters in the native camera app (pretty much Gen-Z bits and bobs). The mode can be triggered on both photos and videos, but you will be needing a good network connection to apply the fun to your footage. There is a Pro mode as well for those users who prefer testing the camera’s core functions individually (ISO, shutter speed, focus). There is a Standard option under Pro mode that allows adjusting contrast, highlights, shadows, and tint. While the functionality isn’t that aggressive, these nifty features come in handy while capturing photos in varied lighting conditions.
Coming to daylight performance, the cameras on the Galaxy A52 manages to retain plenty of details with vibrant colours and a wide dynamic range. While the primary sensor captures photos at 16MP by default, the UI offers the option to switch to 64MP. That said, switching to the 64MP mode did yield some impressive results in the daytime. It manages to fill in extra details to the shots with decent sharpness around the edges. The ultra-wide sensor tends to soften the images but manages to render good colour reproduction. There is Portrait mode and Macro mode as well which you can access under the More section.
Speaking of the portrait mode, it was quite accurate at detecting the edges of the subject. You can increase the intensity level and try different blur effects as well. The macro mode meanwhile requires you to stand 3-5cm away from the subject. To get a well-detailed image you will require precision or simply to say wait under the sun for a good 5-6 seconds to capture the perfect shot. The cameras on the Galaxy A52 surprisingly renders bright images in low-lighting condition. The UI has a Night mode integrated, but even without the mode, the cameras produce shots with a good amount of exposure. The Night mode no doubt improves colour accuracy, but quick snaps won’t turn out that bad as it happens in most mid-range phones.
Flip over, and you will get a 32-megapixel selfie camera. The Quad-Bayer sensor shoots selfies in a default 8MP mode. The UI offers a single and a wide mode. The front camera does a respectable job be it in daylight or low-lighting condition. The cameras retain a good amount of detail and you get the scene optimizer for selfies as well. The only blemish you will find is in the skin tones that often look pale. As for videos, the Galaxy A52 can record 1080p footage at up to 60fps and 4K videos at 30 fps. During the camera test, the primary camera could reproduce clips with a fair amount of detail, punchy colours and a wide dynamic range. Both in stills and videos, the autofocus was on spot and I could barely have to use AF-lock.
Unlike previous Galaxy A-series models that used to ship with mammoth-sized battery, the Galaxy A52 packs a decent 4,500mAh battery. During my usage, I could get a day’s worth of juice, which included binging content on Netflix, replying to emails, calling colleagues, playing games in between, and clicking photos most part of the time. In the video loop test, the phone managed a run time of nearly 16 hours. The Galaxy A52 support 25W fast charging technology, however, it bundles a 15W charger in the retail box. With the dedicated charger, the phone takes nearly one hour and 34 minutes to charge from 0-100 percent. That’s an uphill work!!
Samsung’s Galaxy A-series have come a long way from giving a bulky tablet-esque feel to a compact design. The Galaxy A52 flaunts an eye-catching back cover with a unique-coloured satin finish which is mostly aimed for (not for GenX) Gen-Z. Besides the appealing design, the vibrant AMOLED panel, and rear cameras (OIS on the primary sensor) are two strong points of the new Galaxy A-series phone. The clean UI and the capable Snapdragon 720G brings improved experience to the table.
Moreover, you get IP67 rated water and dust resistance which isn’t easy to find at this price point. While the modern design, 90Hz smooth, vivid display, good stereo speakers, solid cameras, does sound a good value proposition, but it brings down the question as to who should buy the new Galaxy A52. If you are among those users who prefer design over specs, then this Samsung phone would surely fulfil the criteria. However, if performance is what matters for you the most, then there are a few slightly low-priced mid-rangers available in the market that offer better specs. For instance, the Poco X3 Pro comes with flagship-grade hardware, a 120Hz refresh rate display, and a bigger battery. And you get all of these for a price under Rs 20,000.