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Samsung Galaxy A52 4G: Even without 5G a good successor

A good mid-range smartphone even without 5G: The Samsung Galaxy A52 4G
A good mid-range smartphone even without 5G: The Samsung Galaxy A52 4G
Since the availability of 5G across Germany is still something we are waiting for, it definitely makes sense to invest in an LTE smartphone. According to our test, the Samsung Galaxy A52 4G would be a good choice.

At a price of slightly more than 400 Euros (~$486) for the equipment version with 256 GB of internal storage and 8 GB of RAM, Samsung places the Galaxy A52 4G in the mid-range smartphone segment. The version with 128 GB internal storage and 6 GB RAM is slightly more affordable, costing only about 350 Euros (~425).

In both models, the performance of the built-in Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor is more than sufficient for everyday tasks, and the Qualcomm Adreno 618 internal graphics unit is able to play games smoothly at medium detail settings. However, our test also showed some small performance drops under heavy system load over a longer period of time.

Although the Samsung Galaxy A52 also offers Bluetooth and NFC, only the slightly aged Wi-Fi 5 standard is supported in the WLAN. While this is not unusual in this price class, it has a significant effect on the transfer rates. Samsung is also a bit stingy in terms of the included accessories, and there is only a charger with the corresponding cable.

In terms of the difference to the Galaxy A52 5G smartphone, the lack of 5G is not the only differentiating factor. While the Galaxy A52 5G also offers a 120-Hz display with an HDR option, the A52 4G only comes with a 90-Hz display. Not only does this offer slightly less brightness, but the PWM frequency of the SuperAMOLED panel also turns out lower.

However, overall the A52 LTE benefits from the slimmed-down display and the lack of the 5G communication standard by offering a longer battery life. With its 4500-mAh battery, it achieves a battery life of almost 14 hours in our realistic WLAN test, lasting about two hours longer than the 5G model.

You can find out about the other characteristics of the Samsung Galaxy A52 4G in our test report.


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Mike Wobker, 2021-05-21 (Update: 2021-05-24)