The Samsung Galaxy A52 was launched in Nigeria toward the end of March. The Galaxy A52 has a starting price of NGN185,000 (6GB/128GB Variant), making it the latest mid-ranger from the company. On paper, the Galaxy A52 brings several improvements over its predecessor, making it feel like a generational upgrade over the Galaxy A51.
The Samsung Galaxy A52 is powered by a Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm) CPU processor with 8GB RAM, 256GB ROM. The device also has a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED (1080 x 2400 pixels, 405 ppi) display. It has a Quad: 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7X”, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS + 12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm + 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro) + 5MP rear camera and supports Wifi, NFC, GPS, 3G and 4G LTE. It packs in a Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable battery at 8.4mm device thickness and weight 189g, running on Android 11, One UI 3.1.
But the competition in Nigeria NGN185,000 segment isn’t scarce, which means improvements over its predecessor alone won’t cut it. The Galaxy A52 will have to do much more to impress consumers and attempt to bridge the gap between the Galaxy A and S series. And in that aspect, the A52 fares surprisingly well, offering a whole lot at a reasonable price. So, without any further delays, let’s take an in-depth look at the Galaxy A52.
FULL Samsung Galaxy A52 Specification AND PRICE
|Release Status||Release 2021, Mar|
|Processor||Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)|
|RAM & Storage||8GB RAM, 256GB ROM|
|External Storage||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|OS||Android 11, One UI 3.1|
|Battery||Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable battery
Fast charging 25W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
|Display size||6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~84.9% screen-to-body ratio)
1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi density)
|Display type||Super AMOLED, 90Hz, 800 nits (peak)|
|Features||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Dimension||159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm|
|Weight||189 g (6.67 oz)|
|Body Type||IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)|
|Colors||Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Violet, Awesome Blue|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Data Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A|
|Wifi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|NFC||Yes (market/region dependent)|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|Camera & Video|
|Rear Camera||Quad: 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7X”, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS +
12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm +
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro) +
5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Front Camera||32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm|
|Video||4K@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps; gyro-EIS
Selfie: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
|Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR
|Loud Speaker||Yes, with stereo speakers
-27.0 LUFS (Good)
In terms of display, the Galaxy A52 sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The screen doesn’t have an adaptive refresh rate and can only scale between 60Hz and 90Hz. You can also switch between Vivid and Natural modes, while brightness goes up to 800 nits.
The display gets fairly bright even under direct sunlight, while it also boasts excellent contrast level, good viewing angles, and vibrant colours. Samsung has also managed to incorporate an under-display fingerprint reader here, which is quite fast and responsive. The display here is arguably one of the best in its class and easily keeps pace with the competition.
For performance, the Galaxy A52 opts for a Snapdragon 720G SoC paired with up to 8GB of RAM. The Snapdragon 720G is a welcome change over last year’s Exynos 9611. There were no issues in games, with Call of Duty: Mobile and Raid: Shadow Legends running smoothly on ‘High’ settings. The chip is powerful enough to drive the 90Hz refresh rate without any lag issues. In Geekbench 5.0, the Galaxy A52 managed a 527 single-core score and a 1513 multi-core score.
When it comes to cameras, the Galaxy A52 packs a quad-camera setup on the back. The main camera in the setup has been updated to a 64 MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization. The primary sensor is paired with a 12 MP, f/2.2 ultrawide lens with a 123-degree field of view, a 5 MP macro unit, and a 5 MP depth sensor. On the front, the notch houses a 32 MP, f/2.2 selfie shooter. Additionally, you can record 4K videos at 30fps on both the front and rear cameras.
Powering the Galaxy A52 is a 4,500 mAh battery, which Samsung claims can offer up to two days of battery life. However, those claims seem a bit exaggerated. While using the A52, we got a full day of use with 15 percent left over to take into the next day. My usage also involved one hour of gaming. It isn’t the best, but it gets the job done without much effort. The one caveat here is that although the phone supports 25W fast charging, Samsung only bundles a 15W adapter in the box, which makes charging the device pretty slow.
The Galaxy A52 runs One UI 3.1 based on Android 11, which is just about as good as it gets in terms of Android skins. One UI 3.1 has no shortage of features and customization, although the interface is a little heavy on unwanted first-party apps. Like with all mid-range A series phones, the Galaxy A52 promises three years of guaranteed Android updates and four years of security patches. Apart from the pre-installed bloatware, you won’t have too many complaints about the software, One UI 3.1 is arguably one of the most feature-rich third-party skin and brings better integration with Google services than previous versions of the software.
How Much is Samsung galaxy a52 price in Nigeria and slot?
The Samsung Galaxy A52 is now available in Nigeria. It also comes at an unbeatable price of NGN 185,000 , goes for NGN 180,400 in slot and lagoes for the amazing specifications.
At a starting price of NGN185,000, the Samsung A52 doesn’t come cheap, but it isn’t too expensive as well. It is traversing through mid-range and upper mid-range territory. And with these specs and features, I’d say it’s doing a pretty good job. The Galaxy A52 gets a reliable chipset, sizeable battery, versatile cameras, good software, and a vibrant display. The upgrades here are pretty sizeable over the previous generation. If you’ve had any doubts about the Galaxy A50 or Galaxy A51, I guarantee you that the Galaxy A52 will put them to rest.