Samsung Galaxy A52 5G

Released March 2021

High-End ($400-$600)
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G

Summary


Pros

  • Ultra-wide camera's wide field of view for its segment
  • Audio playback and recording performance for its segment
  • Display experience with nice color and uniform brightness
  • Smooth browsing due to precise touch
  • More than 2 days of battery life with moderate use
  • Water-resistant design

Cons

  • Low image quality when taking pictures in low light
  • Problems with video exposure, stabilization, and autofocus
  • Lack of display brightness in most tested conditions
  • Slow battery charging, requiring close to 2 hours for a full charge

Scores


88
camera
22nd

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Camera Score i
88
45
Samsung Galaxy A05s
BEST 157

Sub-scores

Photo i
92
50
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 160
Bokeh i
60
20
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 80
Preview i
61
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
86
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 158
Top score
Huawei P60 Pro
Video i
72
31
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 158

Use Cases

BEST 149

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photos and videos

BEST 132

Lowlight

Photos and videos in lowlight conditions

111
display
22nd

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Display Score i
111
52
Realme C21
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Readability i
130
40
Realme C21
BEST 163
Color i
132
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 164
Video i
107
40
Realme C21
BEST 162
Motion i
97
54
Realme C21
BEST 159
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Touch i
81
40
Realme C21
BEST 170
Artifacts i
72
40
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 163
Top score
OnePlus Open
127
audio
10th

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Audio Score i
127
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
BEST 161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
127
74
Nokia 7.2
BEST 163

Use Cases

BEST 172

Listening to music

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 161

Watching videos

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 156

Gaming

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Recording i
129
88
Fairphone 4
BEST 160
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Use Cases

BEST 169

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 158

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

106
battery
25th

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Battery Score i
106
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
115
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 195
Top score
Honor X7b
Charging i
88
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 218
Efficiency i
123
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
2 days 8h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
1h15
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
1h59
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
1h51 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge

Specifications


159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4mm

Dimensions

5G
Dual SIM

Network

Water resistant
IP67

Protection

Wired only

Charging

128 GB

Storage

Wide, Ultra-Wide, Macro, Depth

Main camera
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