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Samsung Galaxy A32 5G review: There's more than just progress in the 5G smartphone

5G thanks to trade-offs. The Galaxy A32 5G offers a large 6.5-inch display, a big battery, a modern MediaTek SoC, and a quad-camera setup. However, it can't always outperform its predecessor, and it offers a narrower set of features than some of its rivals.
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5G smartphones are no longer rare even in the mid-range price segment below 300 Euros (~$359). Therefore, it is not surprising that the industry giant Samsung has also launched a corresponding version.

Last year's model didn't support the fast mobile standard yet, but it still had a Super AMOLED display, partially higher-resolution cameras as well, and it was cheaper. In our review, we explain why some of the technological steps backwards are not necessarily a bad thing.

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Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (Galaxy A32 Series)
Processor
MediaTek Dimensity 720 8 x - 2 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, capacitive, 5 multitouch points, TFT LCD, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 64 GB 
, 46.66 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, orientation sensor, FM radio, OTG
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (band 1, 2, 4, 5, 8), 4G (band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66), 5G (band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 41, 66, 78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.1 x 164.2 x 76.1 ( = 0.36 x 6.46 x 3 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix (wide, f/1.8); 8 MP (ultra wide, f/2.2); 5 MP (macro, f/2.4); 2 MP (depth, f/2.4), Camera2 API: Limited
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix (f/2.2)
Additional features
Speakers: mono, Keyboard: on-screen, 15-watt charger, USB cable, SIM tool, One UI 3.1, 24 Months Warranty, single-band GNSS: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, SBAS; head SAR: 0.333 W/kg, body SAR: 1.081 W/kg, fanless
Weight
205 g ( = 7.23 oz / 0.45 pounds), Power Supply: 55 g ( = 1.94 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
279 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
79 %
03/2021
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3
205 g64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"1600x720
77 %
12/2020
Samsung Galaxy A31
Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2
185 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.40"2400x1080
80 %
01/2021
Oppo A73 5G
Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3
177 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080
80 %
11/2020
realme 7 5G
Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3
195 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080
82 %
10/2020
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
SD 732G, Adreno 618
215 g64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.67"2400x1080
80 %
01/2021
Vivo Y70
SD 665, Adreno 610
171 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.44"2400x1080

Case - Heavy despite the use of lots of plastic

The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G has become bigger and heavier compared to the predecessor. A proper camera hump is no longer present. Instead, only three of the camera rings protrude slightly, which is why it hardly wobbles when lying flat on a table. The color options are black, white, blue, and violet.

The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front; the back is made of a fiberglass-reinforced plastic, and the frame has a metallic look but is also made of plastic. The build quality of the Galaxy A32 is good and convinces with narrow and even gap dimensions. However, the Samsung smartphone looks quite clunky in the hand and is comparatively heavy.

The card slot is wider than in other phones because the slots are arranged next to each other. Either two nano SIM cards or a microSD card instead of the second SIM can be used. The slot doesn't sit flush with the frame, but it curves slightly outwards instead.

The battery of the A32 5G is permanently installed and can't be replaced by the user. Moreover, there is no certification against dust and water ingress.

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Size comparison

165.3 mm / 6.51 inch 76.8 mm / 3.02 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 215 g0.474 lbs164.2 mm / 6.46 inch 76.1 mm / 3 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 205 g0.4519 lbs162.2 mm / 6.39 inch 75.1 mm / 2.96 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs162 mm / 6.38 inch 75 mm / 2.95 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 177 g0.3902 lbs161 mm / 6.34 inch 74.08 mm / 2.92 inch 7.83 mm / 0.3083 inch 171 g0.377 lbs159.3 mm / 6.27 inch 73.1 mm / 2.88 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 185 g0.4079 lbs

Connectivity - Galaxy A32 with microSD and audio jack

The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G's USB port has the Type-C design; it supports the 2.0 transfer standard and OTG. The microSD slot supports exFAT, but it's only used for storing media files. It can't be formatted as internal storage.

Wired audio output is possible via USB-C as well as via the audio jack (3.5 mm). However, only headphones plugged into the jack can serve as an antenna for the integrated radio receiver.

The Galaxy A32 5G is available with 64 or 128 GB of internal storage; the latter costs an additional 20 Euros (~$24) (MSRP).

Top: Microphone
Top: Microphone
Left: Card slot
Left: Card slot
Right: Volume rocker, power/fingerprint button
Right: Volume rocker, power/fingerprint button
Bottom: Speaker, USB, microphone, audio jack
Bottom: Speaker, USB, microphone, audio jack

Software - Samsung smartphone with Android 11

The Galaxy A32 5G comes with Android 11 and Samsung's One UI 3.1. At the time of our test, the security patches are at the level of January 1, 2021; therefore, they are still quite up to date.

Besides the Google apps, Samsung also preinstalls some of its own apps like the Galaxy Store. Third-party apps from Facebook, Netflix, Microsoft, and Spotify are also found on the smartphone, and not all of them can be uninstalled.

Communication and GNSS - Decent positioning with the A32 5G

In the best case, the Galaxy A32 5G can access the Internet via the modern 5G standard, which has a fairly broad frequency support just like the other mobile standards. The Samsung phone's reception capabilities didn't show any problems in the test.

The WLAN module works according to the Wi-Fi 5 specifications, but it doesn't use MIMO antenna technology, which is why the transmission speeds aren't outstanding. However, the A32 5G is fast considering its potential; most importantly, it provides stable data rates when using our reference router, the Netgear Nighthawk AX12.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Adreno 618, SD 732G, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
636 (500min - 675max) MBit/s ∼100% +74%
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1414, n=296, last 2 years)
402 MBit/s ∼63% +10%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
Mali-G57 MP3, Dimensity 720, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
366 (347min - 374max) MBit/s ∼58%
realme 7 5G
Mali-G57 MP3, Dimensity 800U, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
355 (300min - 365max) MBit/s ∼56% -3%
Vivo Y70
Adreno 610, SD 665, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
346 (324min - 361max) MBit/s ∼54% -5%
Oppo A73 5G
Mali-G57 MP3, Dimensity 720, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
340 (313min - 353max) MBit/s ∼53% -7%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
314 (288min - 350max) MBit/s ∼49% -14%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Adreno 618, SD 732G, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
633 (589min - 676max) MBit/s ∼100% +83%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1599, n=296, last 2 years)
390 MBit/s ∼62% +13%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
347 (313min - 354max) MBit/s ∼55% 0%
realme 7 5G
Mali-G57 MP3, Dimensity 800U, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
346 (334min - 352max) MBit/s ∼55% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
Mali-G57 MP3, Dimensity 720, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
346 (324min - 360max) MBit/s ∼55%
Oppo A73 5G
Mali-G57 MP3, Dimensity 720, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
341 (323min - 361max) MBit/s ∼54% -1%
Vivo Y70
Adreno 610, SD 665, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
315 (264min - 355max) MBit/s ∼50% -9%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø363 (347-374)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø346 (324-360)
GPS Test outdoors
Outdoors
GPS Test indoors
Indoors
GPS Test: Supported GNSS
GNSS

The most common satellite networks including the SBAS support system are supported in single-band operation for positioning. The satellite fix is quite fast and precise even inside buildings.

The Galaxy smartphone has to face a comparison with the Garmin Edge 500 on a short bike ride. The deviations on the overall route are kept within limits, and a look at the detailed route also shows a similar performance in determining the position as the bike computer.

GNSS test ride: Overview
GNSS test ride: Overview
GNSS test ride: Lake lap
GNSS test ride: Lake lap
GNSS test ride: Turning point
GNSS test ride: Turning point

Telephone and call quality

When held to the ear, the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G delivers good clarity, and even the suppression of ambient noise works well in the test. Very loud noises are also filtered out, but the user's voice sounds a bit hollow then.

The speaker reverberates slightly when it's close to the person talking, and short interruptions in voice pickup are already noticeable from a distance of one meter. Therefore, the speaker doesn't provide much range of motion.

The Galaxy A32 has a hybrid SIM slot and can consequently accept up to two nano SIMs, provided that a microSD card is not used. Features like VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling are available, but the use of an eSIM is not.

Cameras - Quad-camera setup for the Galaxy A32 5G

Selfie taken with the Galaxy A32 5G
Selfie taken with the Galaxy A32 5G

The front-facing camera of the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G has a resolution of 13 MP (A31: 20 MP) and can record videos in Full HD at 30 frames per second at best. We like the image quality better than in the predecessor despite the lower resolution, which is mainly due to the richer color reproduction. Furthermore, noise is considerably lower in daylight.

The main camera looks quite similar to that of the Galaxy A31 on the spec sheet, but the resolution of the depth sensor has been reduced. The main sensor delivers decent imaging performance, but it visibly loses sharpness towards the edges. Pixel-binning also eliminates one or the other fine detail in the focus area. The subject is still well illuminated in low light, but it looks a bit blurry in some areas, something that can only be minimally corrected with Night mode.

The ultra-wide angle reveals significant distortions towards the edges, and depending on the incoming light, aberrations can become visible around the borders. The Galaxy A32 quickly reaches its limits due to the lack of an optical zoom. At least the maximum available is 10x digital magnification, but this isn't recommended.

The macro pictures are brutally over-sharpened, and they also lack fine details due to the low resolution. However, the lens can still deliver interesting results for visualization purposes or social media.

The main camera can record videos in Ultra HD at best, but only 30 FPS is possible at all times regardless of the resolution. Using UHD is not recommended, because the electronic image stabilization doesn't work and the image lags a lot.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Wide angleWide angleLow lightNight mode
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Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Ultra wide angleZoom (5x)Macro
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ColorChecker
29 ∆E
54.1 ∆E
38.3 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
42.5 ∆E
61.7 ∆E
52.1 ∆E
32.5 ∆E
42 ∆E
27.1 ∆E
63.2 ∆E
62.4 ∆E
27.9 ∆E
46.9 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
74.5 ∆E
42.5 ∆E
41.6 ∆E
88.8 ∆E
70.2 ∆E
51.6 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
24 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A32 5G: 45.6 ∆E min: 13.38 - max: 88.8 ∆E
ColorChecker
6.1 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
5 ∆E
1.3 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
1.3 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A32 5G: 4.84 ∆E min: 1.28 - max: 9.61 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - A32 still comes with a power adapter and further accessories

The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G comes with a 24-month warranty that can't be extended through Care+.

Besides the smartphone, a modular power adapter (up to 15 watts), a USB cable (Type-A to Type-C), a SIM tool, and two leaflets with a quick-start guide and warranty information are included.

Input devices and handling - Side-mounted fingerprint scanner in the Galaxy smartphone

The capacitive touchscreen has good gliding properties and responds reliably to inputs. Samsung hasn't applied a factory screen protector and seems to rely solely on the Gorilla Glass 5.

A notification LED is not present. However, the flash can alternatively blink for incoming messages. The physical buttons leave a solid impression, but they are flat and have a long travel. The multifunctional button is recessed and houses the fingerprint scanner. By default, pressing it launches Bixby, but this can be adjusted in the settings.

The vibration motor is very perceptible, a bit imprecise, but not too loud. The aforementioned fingerprint scanner is available for biometric security, and it unlocks the Galaxy A32 5G reliably in most cases. The front-facing camera's 2D facial recognition is faster but not as secure.

Display - HD LCD in the Galaxy A32 5G

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

The display of the Galaxy A32 5G measures a generous 6.5 inches (16.51 cm, 102 cm²), but it only has a resolution of 1600x720 pixels, so that pixel structures are quite visible. The brightness distribution is okay, but it drops a bit in some areas, although this doesn't have a negative impact in everyday use.

The luminosity is lower than in the predecessor, and in combination with the higher black level, the contrast ratio is only average. In the APL50 measurement, the brightness in the center of the screen is even lower at 509 cd/m², and the black level (0.67 cd/m²) increases slightly in parallel, which then results in a rather weak contrast ratio of 760:1. If you deactivate the ambient light sensor, you will only have 460 cd/m² available. Although this sensor adjusts the display brightness quite quickly, it still dims the panel a bit too sharply for our taste.

Compared with last year's Galaxy A31, not only is the reduced display resolution a tough pill to swallow but also the change from Super AMOLED to a TFT LCD. The latter could be an advantage for users who are sensitive to PWM at least.

514
cd/m²
540
cd/m²
471
cd/m²
516
cd/m²
543
cd/m²
465
cd/m²
542
cd/m²
545
cd/m²
473
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 545 cd/m² Average: 512.1 cd/m² Minimum: 5.43 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 543 cd/m²
Contrast: 862:1 (Black: 0.63 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.9 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6
ΔE Greyscale 6.3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
96.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.23
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
TFT-LCD, 1600x720, 6.50
Samsung Galaxy A31
Super AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.40
Oppo A73 5G
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.50
realme 7 5G
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.50
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
Vivo Y70
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.44
Screen
30%
24%
4%
31%
29%
Brightness middle
543
594
9%
527
-3%
490
-10%
623
15%
573
6%
Brightness
512
595
16%
499
-3%
455
-11%
600
17%
572
12%
Brightness Distribution
85
99
16%
87
2%
84
-1%
93
9%
97
14%
Black Level *
0.63
0.38
40%
0.69
-10%
0.54
14%
Contrast
862
1387
61%
710
-18%
1154
34%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.9
2.02
59%
3.5
29%
4.01
18%
1.8
63%
2.7
45%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.6
8.11
6%
7.3
15%
8.1
6%
4.7
45%
4.9
43%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.3
1.8
71%
2.9
54%
2.6
59%
3.3
48%
2.9
54%
Gamma
2.23 99%
2.098 105%
2.29 96%
2.23 99%
2.26 97%
2.19 100%
CCT
8120 80%
6552 99%
6502 100%
6828 95%
6712 97%
6665 98%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9672 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

The color reproduction, which we determined with the CalMAN analysis software, also shows a decline compared to the predecessor. Although the smaller sRGB color space is still used, the deviations have become much larger, which also results in a cooler image. In addition, Samsung has removed from the software the option to manage the display profiles.

Grayscales (target color space: sRGB)
Grayscales (target color space: sRGB)
Mixed colors (target color space: sRGB)
Mixed colors (target color space: sRGB)
Color space (target color space: sRGB)
Color space (target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (target color space: sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
40.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19.2 ms rise
↘ 21.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 97 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.2 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
66.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 32 ms rise
↘ 34.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 98 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.4 ms).

Outdoors, the Galaxy A32 5G leaves us with mixed feelings. In principle, the brightness is sufficient to be able to make out something on the display even on brighter days, but it's often necessary to readjust the slider manually for this to succeed.

Galaxy A32 5G in the sunlight
Galaxy A32 5G in the sunlight
Galaxy A32 5G in the shade
Galaxy A32 5G in the shade

The Galaxy A32 5G's viewing-angle stability is decent, and color inversions don't occur at any viewing angle. We didn't detect bothersome screen bleeding, either. However, brightness drops quickly at flatter viewing angles.

Viewing-angle stability in the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
Viewing-angle stability in the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G

Performance - Fast MediaTek SoC

The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 720 and can make use of 4 GB of RAM, which is not much within our comparison field; however, it doesn't have a negative impact in everyday use.

In terms of performance, the CPU performance is comparable with that of a Snapdragon 765G, and the ARM Mali-G57 MP3 graphics unit works at a similar level as the Adreno 619.

The SoC helps the A32 5G achieve a fast system speed, but minor stutters slip in from time to time. The A73 does a better job, and it also achieves about 20% more performance in the system benchmarks despite having the same SoC.

Geekbench 5.3
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1525 Points ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
998 Points ∼48% -35%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
1537 Points ∼74% +1%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
2089 Points ∼100% +37%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1291 Points ∼62% -15%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
377 Points ∼18% -75%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (1525 - 1537, n=2)
1531 Points ∼73% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (255 - 7514, n=96, last 2 years)
2068 Points ∼99% +36%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1418 Points ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
962 Points ∼50% -32%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
1575 Points ∼81% +11%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1090 Points ∼56% -23%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
 
1418 Points ∼73% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 6524, n=94, last 2 years)
1939 Points ∼100% +37%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1511 Points ∼79%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1257 Points ∼66% -17%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
1638 Points ∼86% +8%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
1778 Points ∼93% +18%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1787 Points ∼93% +18%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
1421 Points ∼74% -6%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (1511 - 1638, n=2)
1575 Points ∼82% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4201, n=198, last 2 years)
1912 Points ∼100% +27%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
472 Points ∼79%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
351 Points ∼59% -26%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
516 Points ∼86% +9%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
598 Points ∼100% +27%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
567 Points ∼95% +20%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
314 Points ∼53% -33%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (472 - 516, n=2)
494 Points ∼83% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1604, n=198, last 2 years)
554 Points ∼93% +17%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
6145 Points ∼56%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
6291 Points ∼57% +2%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
7395 Points ∼67% +20%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
11047 Points ∼100% +80%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
8101 Points ∼73% +32%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
6297 Points ∼57% +2%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (6145 - 7395, n=2)
6770 Points ∼61% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=268, last 2 years)
7674 Points ∼69% +25%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
7158 Points ∼45%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
10673 Points ∼67% +49%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
16039 Points ∼100% +124%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
8773 Points ∼55% +23%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (7158 - 10673, n=2)
8916 Points ∼56% +25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2689 - 19989, n=245, last 2 years)
9813 Points ∼61% +37%
3DMark
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1215 Points ∼39%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
1207 Points ∼39% -1%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
720 Points ∼23% -41%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
205 Points ∼7% -83%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (1207 - 1215, n=2)
1211 Points ∼39% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (205 - 8672, n=59, last 2 years)
3077 Points ∼100% +153%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1245 Points ∼45%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
1233 Points ∼44% -1%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
835 Points ∼30% -33%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
216 Points ∼8% -83%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (1233 - 1245, n=2)
1239 Points ∼45% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (153 - 7275, n=62, last 2 years)
2777 Points ∼100% +123%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2651 Points ∼88%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2227 Points ∼74% -16%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
2631 Points ∼87% -1%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3022 Points ∼100% +14%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2827 Points ∼94% +7%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
2238 Points ∼74% -16%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (2631 - 2651, n=2)
2641 Points ∼87% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1786 - 4061, n=206, last 2 years)
2654 Points ∼88% 0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2461 Points ∼81%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1012 Points ∼33% -59%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
2354 Points ∼78% -4%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3029 Points ∼100% +23%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2427 Points ∼80% -1%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
938 Points ∼31% -62%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (2354 - 2461, n=2)
2408 Points ∼79% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (210 - 11259, n=206, last 2 years)
3027 Points ∼100% +23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2501 Points ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1152 Points ∼38% -54%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
2410 Points ∼80% -4%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3027 Points ∼100% +21%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2506 Points ∼83% 0%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
1077 Points ∼36% -57%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (2410 - 2501, n=2)
2456 Points ∼81% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (262 - 6977, n=206, last 2 years)
2672 Points ∼88% +7%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2901 Points ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2364 Points ∼68% -19%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
3037 Points ∼87% +5%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3497 Points ∼100% +21%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3438 Points ∼98% +19%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
2372 Points ∼68% -18%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (2901 - 3037, n=2)
2969 Points ∼85% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5780, n=267, last 2 years)
2883 Points ∼82% -1%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2597 Points ∼76%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1039 Points ∼30% -60%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
2561 Points ∼75% -1%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3201 Points ∼94% +23%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2735 Points ∼80% +5%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
996 Points ∼29% -62%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (2561 - 2597, n=2)
2579 Points ∼76% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 12914, n=267, last 2 years)
3412 Points ∼100% +31%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2659 Points ∼82%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1187 Points ∼36% -55%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
2653 Points ∼81% 0%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3262 Points ∼100% +23%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2865 Points ∼88% +8%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
1143 Points ∼35% -57%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (2653 - 2659, n=2)
2656 Points ∼81% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=267, last 2 years)
3071 Points ∼94% +15%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3018 Points ∼86%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2318 Points ∼66% -23%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
3014 Points ∼86% 0%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3512 Points ∼100% +16%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3425 Points ∼98% +13%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
2415 Points ∼69% -20%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (3014 - 3018, n=2)
3016 Points ∼86% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5765, n=265, last 2 years)
2840 Points ∼81% -6%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3975 Points ∼84%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1464 Points ∼31% -63%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
3497 Points ∼74% -12%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
4457 Points ∼94% +12%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
4086 Points ∼86% +3%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
1677 Points ∼35% -58%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (3497 - 3975, n=2)
3736 Points ∼79% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 22052, n=267, last 2 years)
4754 Points ∼100% +20%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3713 Points ∼88%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1595 Points ∼38% -57%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
3377 Points ∼80% -9%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
4206 Points ∼100% +13%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3918 Points ∼93% +6%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
1799 Points ∼43% -52%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (3377 - 3713, n=2)
3545 Points ∼84% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=267, last 2 years)
3783 Points ∼90% +2%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2765 Points ∼80%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2200 Points ∼63% -20%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
3011 Points ∼87% +9%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3473 Points ∼100% +26%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3436 Points ∼99% +24%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
2423 Points ∼70% -12%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (2765 - 3011, n=2)
2888 Points ∼83% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=258, last 2 years)
2769 Points ∼80% 0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2525 Points ∼82%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1006 Points ∼33% -60%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
2418 Points ∼79% -4%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3063 Points ∼100% +21%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2559 Points ∼84% +1%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
987 Points ∼32% -61%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (2418 - 2525, n=2)
2472 Points ∼81% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=258, last 2 years)
2804 Points ∼92% +11%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2575 Points ∼82%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1144 Points ∼36% -56%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
2529 Points ∼80% -2%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3146 Points ∼100% +22%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2713 Points ∼86% +5%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
1137 Points ∼36% -56%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (2529 - 2575, n=2)
2552 Points ∼81% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=258, last 2 years)
2627 Points ∼84% +2%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2730 Points ∼78%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2183 Points ∼63% -20%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
3024 Points ∼87% +11%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3479 Points ∼100% +27%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3382 Points ∼97% +24%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
2402 Points ∼69% -12%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (2730 - 3024, n=2)
2877 Points ∼83% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (607 - 5301, n=258, last 2 years)
2728 Points ∼78% 0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3805 Points ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1273 Points ∼28% -67%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
3694 Points ∼80% -3%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
4609 Points ∼100% +21%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3917 Points ∼85% +3%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
1634 Points ∼35% -57%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (3694 - 3805, n=2)
3750 Points ∼81% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=258, last 2 years)
3949 Points ∼86% +4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3499 Points ∼81%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1403 Points ∼33% -60%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
3521 Points ∼82% +1%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
4299 Points ∼100% +23%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3784 Points ∼88% +8%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
1759 Points ∼41% -50%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (3499 - 3521, n=2)
3510 Points ∼82% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=258, last 2 years)
3345 Points ∼78% -4%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
68 fps ∼69%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
39 fps ∼40% -43%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
67 fps ∼68% -1%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
83 fps ∼85% +22%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
91 fps ∼93% +34%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
37 fps ∼38% -46%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (67 - 68, n=2)
67.5 fps ∼69% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.3 - 322, n=218, last 2 years)
98.2 fps ∼100% +44%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
60 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
35 fps ∼58% -42%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
55 fps ∼92% -8%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
59 fps ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
60 fps ∼100% 0%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
32 fps ∼53% -47%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (55 - 60, n=2)
57.5 fps ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.2 - 143, n=218, last 2 years)
53.2 fps ∼89% -11%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
41 fps ∼72%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
21 fps ∼37% -49%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
37 fps ∼65% -10%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
51 fps ∼89% +24%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
45 fps ∼79% +10%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
19 fps ∼33% -54%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (37 - 41, n=2)
39 fps ∼68% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 180, n=217, last 2 years)
57.2 fps ∼100% +40%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
54 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
19 fps ∼35% -65%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
37 fps ∼69% -31%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
48 fps ∼89% -11%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
34 fps ∼63% -37%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
17 fps ∼31% -69%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (37 - 54, n=2)
45.5 fps ∼84% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 120, n=216, last 2 years)
41.7 fps ∼77% -23%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
26 fps ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
13 fps ∼33% -50%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
27 fps ∼69% +4%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
35 fps ∼90% +35%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
33 fps ∼84% +27%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
13 fps ∼33% -50%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (26 - 27, n=2)
26.5 fps ∼68% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 117, n=214, last 2 years)
39.1 fps ∼100% +50%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
51 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
12 fps ∼24% -76%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
24 fps ∼47% -53%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
31 fps ∼61% -39%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
28 fps ∼55% -45%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
11 fps ∼22% -78%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (24 - 51, n=2)
37.5 fps ∼74% -26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 106, n=214, last 2 years)
32.6 fps ∼64% -36%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
17 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
4.5 fps ∼26% -74%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
9.2 fps ∼54% -46%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
12 fps ∼71% -29%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
11 fps ∼65% -35%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
4.3 fps ∼25% -75%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (9.2 - 17, n=2)
13.1 fps ∼77% -23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=268, last 2 years)
13.9 fps ∼82% -18%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
6.2 fps ∼65%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2.8 fps ∼29% -55%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
6.1 fps ∼64% -2%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
8 fps ∼84% +29%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
7.5 fps ∼79% +21%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
2.8 fps ∼29% -55%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (6.1 - 6.2, n=2)
6.15 fps ∼64% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=267, last 2 years)
9.55 fps ∼100% +54%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
30 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7.1 fps ∼24% -76%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
15 fps ∼50% -50%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
20 fps ∼67% -33%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼60% -40%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
7.3 fps ∼24% -76%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (15 - 30, n=2)
22.5 fps ∼75% -25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 66, n=267, last 2 years)
20.9 fps ∼70% -30%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
17 fps ∼71%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
8 fps ∼33% -53%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
17 fps ∼71% 0%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
22 fps ∼92% +29%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
20 fps ∼83% +18%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
8.2 fps ∼34% -52%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (17 - 17, n=2)
17 fps ∼71% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=267, last 2 years)
24 fps ∼100% +41%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
13 fps ∼55%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
8.1 fps ∼34% -38%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
15 fps ∼64% +15%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
20 fps ∼85% +54%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
19 fps ∼81% +46%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
7.2 fps ∼31% -45%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (13 - 15, n=2)
14 fps ∼60% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 75, n=213, last 2 years)
23.5 fps ∼100% +81%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
23 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7 fps ∼30% -70%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
13 fps ∼57% -43%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
18 fps ∼78% -22%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼74% -26%
Vivo Y70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 8192
6.2 fps ∼27% -73%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (13 - 23, n=2)
18 fps ∼78% -22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 60, n=213, last 2 years)
20.5 fps ∼89% -11%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
252308 Points ∼76%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
253013 Points ∼76% 0%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
331094 Points ∼100% +31%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
279048 Points ∼84% +11%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (252308 - 253013, n=2)
252661 Points ∼76% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 727247, n=169, last 2 years)
331865 Points ∼100% +32%
AImark - Score v2.x (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
12331 Points ∼25%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
13120 Points ∼26% +6%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
13522 Points ∼27% +10%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
35458 Points ∼71% +188%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (12331 - 13120, n=2)
12726 Points ∼25% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 228879, n=41, last 2 years)
49907 Points ∼100% +305%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1271 Points ∼91%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1059 Points ∼76% -17%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
1297 Points ∼93% +2%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
1349 Points ∼97% +6%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1395 Points ∼100% +10%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (1271 - 1297, n=2)
1284 Points ∼92% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2169, n=203, last 2 years)
1224 Points ∼88% -4%
Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2687 Points ∼52%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1526 Points ∼29% -43%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
2687 Points ∼52% 0%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3161 Points ∼61% +18%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3960 Points ∼76% +47%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (2687 - 2687, n=2)
2687 Points ∼52% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 16996, n=203, last 2 years)
5195 Points ∼100% +93%
Memory (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3281 Points ∼67%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2461 Points ∼50% -25%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
4185 Points ∼86% +28%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
4877 Points ∼100% +49%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
4041 Points ∼83% +23%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (3281 - 4185, n=2)
3733 Points ∼77% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (522 - 9044, n=203, last 2 years)
3983 Points ∼82% +21%
System (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
4995 Points ∼76%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
5110 Points ∼78% +2%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
5692 Points ∼87% +14%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
6052 Points ∼93% +21%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
6542 Points ∼100% +31%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (4995 - 5692, n=2)
5344 Points ∼82% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1160 - 14189, n=203, last 2 years)
6304 Points ∼96% +26%
Overall (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2735 Points ∼79%
Samsung Galaxy A31
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2123 Points ∼61% -22%
Oppo A73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 8192
3019 Points ∼87% +10%
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3350 Points ∼96% +22%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3477 Points ∼100% +27%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
  (2735 - 3019, n=2)
2877 Points ∼83% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (323 - 6959, n=203, last 2 years)
3411 Points ∼98% +25%

Internet browsing is possible with the Galaxy A32 5G at an appealing speed and is on par with other smartphones with this SoC.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
52.591 Points ∼100% +45%
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 161, n=185, last 2 years)
47.7 Points ∼91% +31%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (Chrome 88)
36.302 Points ∼69%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720 (34 - 36.3, n=2)
35.2 Points ∼67% -3%
Oppo A73 5G (Chrome 83)
34.002 Points ∼65% -6%
Samsung Galaxy A31 (Chrome 87)
33.927 Points ∼65% -7%
realme 7 5G (Chrome 68)
28.086 Points ∼53% -23%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
90.555 Points ∼100% +35%
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 375, n=190, last 2 years)
85.4 Points ∼94% +27%
Oppo A73 5G (Chrome 83)
70.069 Points ∼77% +4%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720 (67.3 - 70.1, n=2)
68.7 Points ∼76% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (Chrome 88)
67.301 Points ∼74%
Samsung Galaxy A31 (Chrome 87)
55.096 Points ∼61% -18%
realme 7 5G (Chrome 86)
51.389 Points ∼57% -24%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 196, n=162, last 2 years)
49.1 runs/min ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
43.9 runs/min ∼89%
Oppo A73 5G (Chrome 83)
37.7 runs/min ∼77%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720
37.7 runs/min ∼77%
Samsung Galaxy A31 (Chrome 87)
28 runs/min ∼57%
realme 7 5G (Chome 86)
26.3 runs/min ∼54%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 194, n=203, last 2 years)
75.9 Points ∼100% +49%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
72 Points ∼95% +41%
Samsung Galaxy A31 (Chrome 87)
51 Points ∼67% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (Chrome 88)
51 Points ∼67%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720 (49 - 51, n=2)
50 Points ∼66% -2%
Oppo A73 5G (Chrome 83)
49 Points ∼65% -4%
realme 7 5G (Chrome 86)
45 Points ∼59% -12%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
17398 Points ∼100% +23%
Average of class Smartphone (1986 - 58632, n=213, last 2 years)
16273 Points ∼94% +15%
Oppo A73 5G (Chrome 83)
14886 Points ∼86% +5%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720 (14156 - 14886, n=2)
14521 Points ∼83% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (Chrome 88)
14156 Points ∼81%
Samsung Galaxy A31 (Chrome 87)
10422 Points ∼60% -26%
realme 7 5G (Chrome 86)
9999 Points ∼57% -29%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
realme 7 5G (Chrome 86)
4695.3 ms * ∼100% -35%
Average of class Smartphone (460 - 29635, n=215, last 2 years)
4424 ms * ∼94% -28%
Samsung Galaxy A31 (Chrome 87)
4368.6 ms * ∼93% -26%
Oppo A73 5G (Chrome 83)
4059.1 ms * ∼86% -17%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 720 (3467 - 4059, n=2)
3763 ms * ∼80% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (Chrome 88)
3466.7 ms * ∼74%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
2672.8 ms * ∼57% +23%

* ... smaller is better

Inconsistent transfer speeds when evaluating the microSD slot
Inconsistent transfer speeds when evaluating the microSD slot

The storage capacity of 64 GB is a bit smaller than in some rivals, but Samsung also offers a 128 GB variant for the Galaxy A32 5G. Thanks to UFS 2.1, the internal storage's speeds are very high.

The memory card slot supports media with a size of up to 1 TB. Unfortunately, we couldn't determine any reliable data in regard to transfer speeds. They were way too high for reading data and extremely low for writing data. However, the slot worked flawlessly in everyday use.

Samsung Galaxy A32 5GSamsung Galaxy A31Oppo A73 5Grealme 7 5GXiaomi Poco X3 NFCVivo Y70Average 64 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-51%
-35%
-35%
-40%
-25%
-36%
-25%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
66.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
63.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
55.59 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
37.03 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
52.2 (17.1 - 71.9, n=33)
58.4 (1.7 - 83.3, n=193, last 2 years)
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
82.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
84.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
75.19 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
43.11 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
68.6 (18 - 87.1, n=33)
76.2 (13.4 - 154, n=193, last 2 years)
Random Write 4KB
167.15
79.14
-53%
88.11
-47%
95.1
-43%
112.55
-33%
164.29
-2%
73.2 (8.77 - 168, n=45)
-56%
108 (4.78 - 319, n=274, last 2 years)
-35%
Random Read 4KB
174.64
97.48
-44%
102.16
-42%
92.6
-47%
123.43
-29%
149.52
-14%
135 (78.2 - 175, n=45)
-23%
126 (13.5 - 325, n=274, last 2 years)
-28%
Sequential Write 256KB
381.69
216.31
-43%
193.04
-49%
188.4
-51%
173.09
-55%
218.54
-43%
204 (133 - 388, n=45)
-47%
301 (11.9 - 1321, n=274, last 2 years)
-21%
Sequential Read 256KB
858.19
301.47
-65%
859.98
0%
877.1
2%
505.96
-41%
508.65
-41%
709 (476 - 895, n=45)
-17%
711 (41.9 - 2037, n=274, last 2 years)
-17%

Games - A32 5G is suitable for demanding, casual gamers

The ARM Mali-G57 MP3 in the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G provides decent gaming performance, and combined with the low panel resolution, the smartphone requires less processing power to run games smoothly.

Simple titles can be played on the Samsung smartphone without any problems. However, in our test with Wild Rift, which we performed with GameBench, there was a larger frame drop when the highest display quality was selected.

PUBG Mobile is immediately set to 30 FPS and can be played in the HD setting at most, and it runs quite smoothly then. Although small frame drops are noticeable, they aren't too bothersome. 

The touchscreen is great for gaming, and the large display provides a good overview of what's happening.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
League of Legends: Wild Rift
League of Legends: Wild Rift
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; League of Legends: Wild Rift; 2.1.0.3849: Ø59.4 (37-60)
; PUBG Mobile; 1.2.0: Ø29.8 (22-32)

Emissions - Samsung phone with good mono speaker

Temperature

GFXBench: T-Rex (OpenGL ES 2.0)
T-Rex
GFXBench: Manhattan (OpenGL ES 3.1)
Manhattan

The surface temperatures of the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G are decent, and the smartphone does get warmer under load, but it doesn't even reach 34 °C (~93 °F).

The Samsung phone manages its internal components without any flaws, too. In the GFXBench battery test, it suffers a small drop in the T-Rex setting, but it fully recovers until the end of the test. In the more demanding Manhattan scenario, it even remains quite constant almost throughout the entire time, and it only has to put up with a small performance drop in the last run.

3DMark - Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Vivo Y70
Adreno 610, SD 665, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
99.7 (385min - 386max) % ∼100% +1%
Oppo A73 5G
Mali-G57 MP3, Dimensity 720, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.7 % ∼100% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
Mali-G57 MP3, Dimensity 720, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
98.9 (1240min - 1254max) % ∼99%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Adreno 618, SD 732G, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
96.6 (807min - 835max) % ∼97% -2%
Max. Load
 33.2 °C
92 F
32.8 °C
91 F
33.4 °C
92 F
 
 32.7 °C
91 F
31.4 °C
89 F
33.7 °C
93 F
 
 29.7 °C
85 F
31.4 °C
89 F
32.4 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 33.7 °C = 93 F
Average: 32.3 °C = 90 F
28.7 °C
84 F
31.2 °C
88 F
31.4 °C
89 F
28.7 °C
84 F
29.3 °C
85 F
33 °C
91 F
27.8 °C
82 F
28.4 °C
83 F
30.8 °C
87 F
Maximum: 33 °C = 91 F
Average: 29.9 °C = 86 F
Power Supply (max.)  25.9 °C = 79 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.3 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 33.7 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.

Speaker

In terms of speaker design, Samsung takes a very traditional approach with the Galaxy A32 5G and only provides the smartphone with a mono speaker at the bottom edge. However, it offers a surprisingly good sound in return and is definitely one of the best performers in the smartphone segment.

The Koreans didn't skimp when it comes to wired connectivity either and allow sound output via the audio jack as well as via USB-C. The former delivers a linear reproduction but only a mediocre signal-to-noise ratio of around 75 dBFS.

Only the audio codecs SBC, AAC, aptX, and LDAC are available for Bluetooth. Music Share, Adapt Sound, and Dolby Atmos are also supported, and equalizers can be defined for external output devices. However, dual audio didn't work in the test, and it was only possible to switch between the connected Bluetooth devices.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.944.9252942.83125.144.24031.445.15042.446.16332.448.5802647.810021.547.41251549.116021.350.920014.453.82501457.531513.559.540011.964.350012.265.563012.666.580013.471.7100012.275.7125012.378160012.779.9200013.580.925001383315012.885.1400013.782.3500013.583.6630013.881.7800014.783.31000013.680.21250014.273160001571.1SPL25.793.2N0.795median 13.5median 73Delta110.730.530.121.326.518.425.822.52420.328.115.828.315.728.616.728.315.133.11550.410.651.114.155.410.862.310.962.410.567.28.8691071.110.173.111.176.111.979.61180.512.180.812.57812.778.313.478.913.874.21571.11467.814.162.814.162.424.489.20.574.8median 12.5median 69210.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy A32 5GXiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (93.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.9% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (3.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.8% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 4% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 91% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 28% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 65% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.9% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 9% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 86% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 34% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 59% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life - Trade-offs in exchange for longer battery life

Energy consumption

The Galaxy A32 5G's power consumption is at a good level for a smartphone with an LCD. Only during very intensive CPU use are the rates quite high.

The 5,000 mAh battery can be fully recharged within 145 minutes using the included power adapter, and the 50%-mark is reached precisely after one hour. The A32 5G doesn't support wireless charging.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.18 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.64 / 1.95 / 1.98 Watt
Load midlight 6.77 / 11.42 Watt