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Samsung Galaxy A32 5G: One of the few alternatives with an LCD panel

Galaxy A32 5G
Galaxy A32 5G
The Samsung Galaxy A32 is one of the few 5G smartphones that uses a flicker-free LC display. This might have some drawbacks, but it's also a concession made to customers who have problems with OLEDs.

The LC display is one of the points of criticism in the review of the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G. Especially compared to the 4G variant, which uses a Super AMOLED display at Full HD resolution and even runs at 90 Hz (as we report), the device looks like a major downgrade.

However, it's not that simple. 5G requires quite a bit of power compared to LTE and also requires additional RAM. Samsung compensates for both with the lower display resolution, especially since a TFT LCD has a higher power consumption than a comparable OLED panel.

However, we fond the quality of the built-in LCD to be poor. It results in less brightness, a weak contrast ratio, and worse color calibration. This shouldn't have been the case. It shouldn't have been necessary to reduce the panel resolution either in order to achieve likely similar runtimes as in the Galaxy A32 4G. However, only a detailed review would provide certainty here. Nevertheless, it remains unclear whether this will happen since the 4G version hasn't been confirmed for the German market yet. On the other hand, it's incomprehensible that only the 4G version gets the newer 64 MP camera.

Ultimately, the Galaxy A32 5G demands its buyers to be willing to compromise a lot compared to other devices on the market. But with the LC display, it's one of the few 5G smartphones that don't rely on an OLED panel; therefore, it's a possibility for PWM-sensitive users to access the latest mobile standard free of potential discomfort.

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Daniel Schmidt, 2021-03-16 (Update: 2021-03-14)