The Galaxy A52s 5G is a continuation of the path that Samsung started years ago with the popular Galaxy A series of mid-range phones. Check out the Galaxy A52s 5G with Wironal.
Samsung has shown in recent years that it is paying close attention to the mid-range phone market. Following this strategy made the Samsung Galaxy A series, due to its reasonable price and valuable features, able to find a strong foothold not only among Global users but also among users around the world. A few months after the introduction of the new generation of one of the most popular A-series models, the Galaxy A52, the Koreans have introduced an improved version of the A52 5G with a more powerful chip called the A52s 5G.
The Galaxy A52s 5G has not changed much in many respects compared to its family. This clearly shows that the Korean company is trying to satisfy the users who expect better technical performance from a mid-range phone, and at the same time to send a stronger representative to compete in a market where powerful players play a role. Check out the Galaxy A52s 5G with Zomit to gauge Samsung’s achievements in improving its popular phone.
Design and build quality of Galaxy A52s 5G
In appearance, the Galaxy A52s 5G does not change from the standard model. Samsung has a median size of 8.4 x 184.108.40.206 mm and weighs 189 grams. With such dimensions, you have to move the phone slightly in the hand to access all the points of the screen and the volume keys, unless you have large handles. The minimalist and matte design of the back of the A52s gives it a modern and attractive look that, despite its lilac, mint green, black and white colors, can satisfy different tastes.
The material used in the body of the Galaxy A52s 5G is all plastic, and in addition to the back panel, this also includes the metallic and sleek frame of the phone. The opacity of the back panel shows the effect of stains and grease on it to some extent, which of course is more noticeable for black color. The A52s rear camera assembly sits on a relatively thick rectangular ledge that houses the quad-camera array. The design of the camera module and its integration with the body add to the integrity and visual beauty of the A52s.
The volume and power buttons on the right side of the frame, the USB 2.0 Type-C port along with the 3.5mm headphone jack, speaker, and microphone on the bottom edge of the frame and the SIM card slot along with the memory card slot and the second microphone on the top edge of the frame. In addition to a nano-SIM card, the Galaxy A52s 5G SIM card slot can hold a micro SIM card or a microSD memory card; So if the amount of storage memory is not enough for you, you should skip the second SIM card.
The A52s 5G 6.5-inch display is displayed on the front panel of the phone. To protect the A52s 5G display, Samsung engineers covered it with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. As usual, the selfie camera slot is in the middle of the top edge of the screen. The Samsung mid-range phone uses a fingerprint sensor under the display with good accuracy. The body of the Galaxy A52s 5G, like all its family members, is IP67 certified and is dust and water-resistant, and can last up to 30 minutes at a depth of one meter.
A52s 5G display and speaker
The Galaxy A52s 5G uses a 6.5-inch OLED display that offers a 20: 9 widescreen aspect ratio with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 and a very good pixel density of 405 pixels per inch. Samsung says that by using Infinity-O technology in the display, it has used precision laser cutting to create a selfie camera hole so that in addition to narrowing the screen edges and increasing the screen-to-body ratio, the pixel density around the hole is not reduced.
Thanks to the 120Hz refresh rate, the user can have a psychological experience when using different applications; Of course, the refresh rate of the Galaxy A52s 5G is fixed, and due to the lack of an Adaptive Refresh Rate, it only supports 60 and 120 Hz modes. According to Samsung, the A52s 5G display can automatically reach a maximum brightness of 800 nits in automatic mode, so that even in bright sunlight, the screen will not have a problem for users.
Using the 50% pattern, we measured the brightness of the Galaxy A52s 5G display in both automatic and manual modes. Compared to the A52 5G, the Model S display produces more brightness. In auto mode, the maximum brightness of the display is about 56% higher and reaches a very good number of 1305 nits. In manual adjustment mode, the minimum amount of brightness that the display provides is 2.3 nits, which is a very good number and does not irritate the eyes.
The Galaxy A52s uses the same standard model stereo speaker layout: a dedicated low-frame speaker and a second speaker integrated into the call speaker. The A52s supports Dolby Atmos, and the speaker volume is acceptable. However, if you turn up the volume too much, you will experience a drop in quality and you will not be able to separate the sounds well. Fortunately, there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack so you don’t have to worry too much about listening to music or watching movies.
Software and user interface of Galaxy A52s 5G
The Galaxy A52s 5G runs Android 11 and Samsung’s One UI 3.1 user interface. Version 3.1 of the Korean UI was released at the same time as the Galaxy S21, and with some small features; But it added an application to One UI. For example, adding the Google Discover section to the home page provides the user with the latest news of the day.
The familiar blue light filter feature has also been renamed Eye Comfort Shield in this version, and users can choose between Adaptive and Custom. In adaptive mode, the device adjusts the color temperature according to the time of day for the comfort of the user’s eye. The custom mode also lets you set your own timeline for warmer or cooler colors. These minor changes, while they may not make much of a difference at first glance, play an important role in making the user experience more integrated.
Performance and battery A52s 5G
As mentioned in the introduction, Samsung has launched the Galaxy A52 5G version with improved hardware. While the A52 5G has the Snapdragon 750G 5G 8nm chip as its beating heart, a new version of Qualcomm’s 6nm Snapdragon 778G 5G chip now powers more processing power for Samsung’s new midrange.
For CPU-based processing, 8 processing cores are used, including 4 high-powered Kryo 670 Prime (based on Cortex-A78 logo) at 2.4 GHz and four low-power Kryo 670 Silver cores (based on Cortex-A55 logo) They operate at a frequency of 1.9 GHz. Compared to the standard model chip, the number of powerful cores has doubled and the frequency of each core has increased by 200 MHz. Graphics processing is also done on Snapdragon 778G 5G with Adreno 642L processor.
In addition to 5G connectivity, the Snapdragon 778G chip supports 6E WiFi communication standards in the 2.4, 5, and 6 GHz frequency bands, and also provides Bluetooth 5.2.
Galaxy A52s in four versions 6 | 128, 8 | 128, 6 | 256, 8 | 256 GB is on the market and its RAM is LPDDR4x. We checked for version 6 | We had 128 GB, which includes 106 GB of available storage, including pre-installed programs. The A52s’ storage memory offers the same functionality as the standard model and has nothing more to offer.
To test the performance of the A52s in various benchmarks, we set the display refresh rate to 120 Hz. As expected, Samsung’s improved midrange was able to perform better than the standard model in all areas. In the overall PCMark performance test, the Galaxy A52s appear about 30% more powerful than the A52. The Snapdragon 778G 5G chip not only makes a 45% difference in multi-core CPU-based processing but can also run games at about twice the frame rate in graphics processing.
Despite significant improvements over the A52 5G, the Galaxy A52s naturally outperform the Galaxy S20 FE with the Exynos 990 and the Poco F3 with the Snapdragon 870, and perhaps the lower price of the Poco will further consolidate its superior position compared to the Korean midrange.
The Galaxy A52s runs Call of Duty Mobile at 720 x 1600 resolution, and if you set the graphics settings to High, you can get the Max frame rate of 60 frames per second. If you increase the graphics settings (Very High), the Max frame rate will not be selectable and you will have to settle for the Very High option, in which case crowded scenes and conflicts will drop frames and jumps slightly.
To run the popular PUBG Mobile game, the highest graphics settings that PUBG Mobile provides are HDR, and you can not run the game with UHD and Ultra HD settings. The Galaxy A52s runs PUBG with a resolution of 688 x 1528 and a frame rate of 37 to 40 frames per second.
The Galaxy A52s uses the same 4500 mAh battery as the base model. To test the charge, we used the 120Hz refresh rate and put the phone in flight mode. Although the A52s are not much different from the A52 in terms of everyday use, according to our observations, they have a significant advantage in terms of continuous video playback.
Galaxy A52s 5G camera
The Galaxy A52s, like all of its family, as well as most mid-range phones on the market, use a quad-camera combination. The sensor of the main camera, or wide, is 64-megapixel with a pixel size of 0.8 micrometers and uses a lens with an aperture of f / 1.8 and a focal length of 26 mm. Just like the previous generation, and unlike most mid-range devices on the market, the A52s’ main camera uses OIS optical image stabilization to prevent blurry photos, especially in the dark. By combining all 4 adjacent pixels, the phone takes 16-megapixel main camera photos by default.
The ultraviolet camera is equipped with a 12-megapixel sensor, f / 2.2 aperture lens with no autofocus or optical image stabilization, which can provide a 123-degree angle of view in recorded photos. Macro and depth gauge cameras also use 5-megapixel sensors. Unfortunately, there is no autofocus on the macro camera. The Galaxy A52s can shoot 4K video at 30 frames per second.
For selfies, the Galaxy A52s relies on a selfie camera with a 32-megapixel sensor that can capture high-dynamic-range (HDR) photos. The A52s selfie camera can also be used to record 4K videos at 30 frames per second.
Dynamic range of photos of Galaxy A52s 5G
The Galaxy A52s camera has HDR auto-activation capability and can be activated in a timely manner. Our experience with the A52s shows that HDR is activated even indoors in bright light to increase dynamic range; Of course, in polluted air, we had a bit of trouble activating HDR automatically, which was solved by changing the camera angle.
With HDR enabled, the Galaxy A52s 5G main camera and ultraviolet camera capture images with acceptable dynamic range. If you look at the building in the cropping of photos, you will see that the HDR performance of the main camera is slightly better, so that the effect of pixel burns due to intense light and also the loss of details in dark areas can be seen more in the ultraviolet camera photo.
Summary and comparison of Galaxy A52s with competitors
In many ways, the A52s offer the best performance for the price you pay. Samsung is offering more choices to users by upgrading the hardware of one of the most popular models in the media market. Efficient camera, very bright OLED display, popular One UI experience, and IP67 certified water resistance are among the most important strengths of the Galaxy A52s.
In the price range, the Galaxy A52s has a few competitors such as the Poco F3 and the Galaxy S20 FE, which outperform the A52s in terms of multi-head processing power; But for the first model, the camera is weak and for the second, the Exynos 990 chip has a problem with overheating. At the other end of the spectrum is the Mi 11 Lite 5G, which offers slightly better chips and a weaker camera, a 10-bit display, and a very light glass body.
In many ways, the A52s offer the best performance for the price you pay. Samsung is offering more choices to users by upgrading the hardware of one of the most popular models in the media market.
- 120 Hz high brightness display
- Efficient camera for day and night photography
- Beautiful and minimalist design
- 5G support
- Good charging
- A weaker chip than some competitors
- Price tag equal to some of the flagship economic competitors