Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G hands-on review

Last Update 2021-08-21

Introduction

After unveiling the Galaxy A52 5G in March, Samsung has followed it up with a slight refresh in the form of the Galaxy A52s 5G. The new phone has most of the specs of its sibling but a more powerful processor. The phone will be available in three configurations – 6+128GB, 8+128GB, and 8+256GB. The starting price is $562 (£409) in the U.K. The phone will be available for pre-order starting August 24 and will begin shipping on September 3.

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Design and display

The design has remained unchanged, so you get a flat Infinity-O AMOLED display with a hole in the center for the selfie camera. There are still four cameras on the back, and they sit in a rectangular housing that is slightly raised. Buyers will be able to pick up the phone in four colors – Awesome Black, Awesome Mint, Awesome Violet, and Awesome White. The Galaxy A52s 5G features a 6.5-inch FHD Super AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Galaxy A52s 5G has an in-display fingerprint scanner. It also has IP67 water and dust resistance.

Cameras

For the rear cameras, Samsung is keeping them at four – a 64MP f/1.8 main camera with OIS, a 12MP f/2.2 ultrawide angle camera, a 5MP f/2.4 macro camera, and a 5MP f2.4 depth sensor. There is a 32MP front-facing camera for selfie experience. The phone can record 4k videos at 30fps.

Processor, software, and battery

Under the hood, it is powered by the Snapdragon 778G processor, and it is paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage. There is also Easy Share in Galaxy Eco-System, which is an enhanced Quick Share for sharing files. The phone also arrives with an audio jack, stereo speakers, a MicroSD card slot, Samsung Pay, and One UI 3 based on Android 11 with features such as RAM Plus for memory expansion and Samsung Knox for security. Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G packs a 4500mAh battery under the hood along with support for 25W fast charging. Samsung says users should be able to get 2 days of use from a full charge, but that will depend on your usage pattern.