Samsung presented the Galaxy A52, a new mid-range phone to bring features seen in high-end smartphones. It renews a successful line: both the Galaxy A50 and the Galaxy A51 were successful. It is possible to find significant changes in the next generation, such as the better screen and the jump in the main camera to 64 MP. In the following lines, check out the main new features of the A52 datasheet.
Galaxy A51 vs Galaxy A52
|Specifications||Galaxy A51||Galaxy A52|
|Launch||January 2020||March 2021|
|Current price||$299||EUR 349|
|Screen||6.5 inches||6.5 inches|
|Screen resolution||Full HD +||Full HD +|
|Processor||Exynos 9611||Snapdragon 720G|
|RAM||4 GB||4 GB / 6 GB / 8 GB|
|Storage||128 GB||128 GB / 256 GB|
|Memory card||microSD (up to 512 GB)||microSD (up to 1 TB)|
|Main camera||Quadruple Camera: 48, 12, 5 and 5 MP||Quadruple Camera: 64, 12, 5 and 5 MP|
|Front camera||32 MP||32 MP|
|Operating system||Android 10||Android 11|
|Battery||4,000 mAh||4,500 mAh|
|Dimensions and weight||158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm; 172 g||159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm; 189 g|
|Colors||blue, black and white||black, white, blue and lilac|
Screen and design
You can find a 6.5-inch screen with Full HD+ resolution in both models. The Super AMOLED panel also appears in both datasheets. The main difference is in the refresh rate, as the A52 adopts the 90 Hz standard, while the A51 comes with a 60 Hz screen. The novelty translates into greater graphic fluidity and smoothness in the images that are displayed.
In terms of design, the display does not denote significant differences, since both use a hole in the screen to house the front camera, to adopt thinner edges. The rear includes an important modification, as the Galaxy A52 has the camera module in the same color as the rest of the device. The A51 also has a module located in the upper right corner, but which stands out for the black color contrasting with the finish of the device.
The colors available for the Galaxy A51 are blue, black, and white. The Galaxy A52 has the same three options as its predecessor, plus a lilac version.
The Galaxy A51 has four cameras, including a 48 MP main camera (f/2.0), a 12 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2), a macro camera, and a depth camera – both with 5 MP and f/2.4 aperture, while the selfie camera uses a 32 MP sensor.
The successor tends to stand out in the camera because of the jump in the main lens, which goes from 48 MP to 64 MP in the current version, also with f/1.8 aperture. On the other hand, the other three sensors keep the same specifications, as well as in the selfie camera. Another point that stands out in the A52 is the return of the OIS-like image stabilizer, a feature that promises less shaky recordings.
The Single Take and Night Hyperlapse functions can be found on both devices. They allow a diversity of formats recorded for 10 seconds with just a shutter touch and capture higher quality images in the dark, respectively.
Performance and Storage
When it comes to performance, the Galaxy A51 arrives in the country with a Samsung chipset, the Exynos 9611, an octa-core with a speed of up to 2.3 GHz. The Galaxy A52 brings this time a Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 720G, the same used in the Galaxy A72.
In terms of storage, the Galaxy A52 has an additional 256 GB of data space in addition to the traditional 128 GB. The A51 only offers 128 GB.
The A52’s RAM also stands out with three options, 4 GB, 6 GB, and 8 GB, as opposed to the A51’s only 4 GB.
Both phones have support for microSD cards, the first being able to expand storage up to 512 GB, and the second to 1 TB more.
Samsung added only 500 mAh to the newest model. This way, the Galaxy A52 reaches 4,500 mAh, which tends to deliver two days away from the plugs, according to Samsung. It offers fast charging with 25 W power and the use of artificial intelligence to detect usage patterns and provide longer battery life.
The Galaxy A51, with 4,000 mAh, should provide 20 hours of uninterrupted video and 87 hours of audio playback. When it comes to charging, it supports 15 W fast charging. Neither model has support for wireless or reverse charging.
The factory version of the Galaxy A51 runs Android 10, but the device has a guaranteed upgrade to Android 11, the latest version of Google’s operating system. The Galaxy A52, recently released, already leaves the factory with Android 11.
The latest Android version appears on the phones with Samsung’s new interface, One UI 3.1, with several changes, such as locking the screen with a double-tap or enhancing privacy by removing the location of images that will be shared.
One of the features that sets the Galaxy A52 apart is the IP67 water and dust resistance that now accompanies the line. This specification is not present in the specifications of the A51, which in contrast features Digital TV, which displays open channels with the help of the headphones for signal capture.
In the connectivity aspect, both phones bring NFC and Bluetooth 5.0 support. Another specification in common is the fingerprint sensor integrated into the screen of both phones. Finally, the A51 and the A52 bring LTE telephony in the datasheet, reserving 5G only for the extra version of the A52, aimed at consumers looking for fifth-generation internet.
Launched in January 2020, the Galaxy A51 is available for purchase on Amazon starting at $299.99.
The Galaxy A52 was launched on the global market recently, in March, for EUR 349.