Samsung has revamped the A30 lineup with two new phones in 2021: the Galaxy A32 and the A32 5G. The model with 5G internet landed in March, while the LTE variant arrived in April. Although they belong to the same line, their technical sheet has different features, such as the cameras, the processor, and the fingerprint reader. In the following lines, check out similarities and differences between the intermediate phones.
Galaxy A32 vs Galaxy A32 5G
|Galaxy A32||Galaxy A32 5G|
|Screen||6.4 inches||6.5 inches|
|screen resolution||Full HD+||HD+|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio G80 (up to 2GHz octa-core)||MediaTek Dimensity 720 (octa-core up to 2 GHz)|
|Memory card||yes, microSD up to 1TB||yes, microSD up to 1TB|
|Main camera||quadruple, 64, 8, 5, and 5 MP||quadruple, 48, 8, 5, and 2 MP|
|Front camera||20 MP||13 MP|
|Operating system||Android 11||Android 11|
|Battery||5,000 mAh||5,000 mAh|
|Dimensions and weight||158.9 x 73.6 x 8.4 mm; 184 g||164.2 x 76.1 x 9.1 mm; 205 g|
|Colors||blue, black, white, and violet||black and violet|
Screen and design
The differences between the two phones begin right away with the screen size since the Galaxy A32 offers 6.4 inches while the A32 5G brings 6.5 inches. The resolution, in turn, puts the model with LTE connection at an advantage, as it displays images in Full HD+ while the other variant performs the function in HD+. Still, in this sense, the A32 tends to stand out also by the Super AMOLED panel, as the competitor uses a more basic variant, LCD.
Both Galaxy phones resemble each other in terms of design. That’s because they bring a drop-shaped notch to house the front camera and wider edges at the bottom. The rear also repeats patterns on the phones, i.e. it accommodates the three lenses vertically and leaves the fourth camera and flash on the right side.
As for the fingerprint reader, it denotes a slight difference between the smartphones. While the A32 5G allocates the sensor on the side of the device, the A32 accommodates the technology on the screen itself. Without water and dust resistance, they feature either a black, blue, white, and violet finish (A32) or just black and violet (A32 5G).
When it comes to cameras, the A32 tends to stand out. Although the number of lenses in the arrangement is the same, the smartphone with an LTE connection brings a sensor in the main camera with 64 MP, while the sensor in the A32 5G has 48 MP.
There is a similarity between the two phones only in the ultra-wide and macro lenses, as they feature 8 MP and 5 MP, respectively. The depth sensor, therefore, registers yet another distinction by boasting 5 MP for the A32 and 2 MP for the A32 5G.
Finally, the front camera also follows this logic, as it assigns 13 MP to the fifth-generation internet phone and 20 MP to the Galaxy A32. Videos, meanwhile, are recorded in 4K for the A32 5G and Full HD for the A32, both at 30 fps.
Performance and storage
When it comes to storage and RAM, the two components are repeated in both datasheets. In addition, both the A32 and A32 5G have a microSD card slot for up to 1 TB.
While the memory is repeated between them, the chipset opposes and demarcates differences. The Galaxy A32 uses an eight-core MediaTek processor, the Helio G80, with a speed of up to 2 GHz. Meanwhile, the A32 5G features MediaTek’s Dimensity 720, another octa-core processor with speeds of up to 2 GHz.
This is another aspect in which the phones match up. Both provide a battery with a capacity of 5,000 mAh, as well as 15 W fast charging. This way they promise up to two days of battery life, providing up to 20 hours of video playback.
Another feature of Samsung’s battery is the detection of usage habits based on artificial intelligence. In this way, the data collected is used to optimize the duration of the charge.
Android 11 is present on the A32 and A32 5G, all under the manufacturer’s One UI 3.1 interface. This specification gives the phone features such as privacy optimization through temporary permissions for apps to access the microphone, camera, and location. Native screen recording is also available with the update, as are scrollable screenshots.
Finally, it is worth noting that both phones are scheduled to receive the latest version of Google’s system, Android 12. This update had its beta version released recently, which already outlined new features that can be expected, such as a redesigned interface, gesture system, and remote control via cell phone.
Among the common features of the phones are NFC, which allows payments by proximity, and also Bluetooth in version 5.0. Wi-Fi connectivity recognizes 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies. They also have USB-C and P2 headphone ports.
As for the differences, they are precisely on the internet, which has an LTE network on the Galaxy 32, and fifth-generation internet on the Galaxy A32 5G, as the name suggests.
Pricing and Availability
The Galaxy A32 5G and Galaxy A32 are available for purchase. The Galaxy A32 5G can be found on Amazon for $345.99 while the Galaxy A32 is available for $299.50.