Samsung Galaxy M32
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix f/2.2, videos @1080p/30fps
Average of 9 scores (from 22 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy M32
Even though the Samsung Galaxy M32 is more expensive than its predecessor, it only offers a smaller battery and doesn't support 5G. Is the Samsung smartphone still up to date with this equipment for the 300+ Euros (~345) asking price?
Samsung delivers on their highlights for this device that you can see on their website. The Samsung Galaxy M32 does have a fantastic display, a capable set of shooters, and great battery life. If those three features are on your non-negotiables list for your next buy then, yes, this should definitely be on your radar. But, as our benchmarks scores reveal, if you want to get more muscle per peso spent in your smartphone — may it be for your gaming sessions or if you have extremely punishing work loads for your devices — then this is where the Galaxy M32 gets edged out. It’s a great phone and one of the more affordable offerings from the Korean brand but tough competition and pricing may leave this Galaxy lost in space.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2021
Hands-On, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 09/24/2021
You may already know by this point that the Samsung Galaxy M32 5G is not a phone that you should consider buying; it also doesn't justify the Rs. 21,000 price tag it comes with. It doesn't have a good display, not so great performance and the average cameras are not something you should be looking for in a phone. In terms of 5G connectivity and design, the phone certainly has some quality built-in. Samsung has made a phone that is certainly durable even though it is made from plastic. But due to lack of productive features and dull display, this phone is not something you should consider buying for the given price tag.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2021
Source: The Mobile Indian
Samsung Galaxy M32 is an excellent device for consuming multimedia, and it can be a daily driver for people who don't test the limits of smartphones. In case you're a heavy user, you will not find Galaxy M32 as a perfect companion. So you might want to explore other options available in the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 75% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Samsung is focusing on the budget smartphone market, which is a great thing. However, it needs to up its game to catch up with the likes of Xiaomi and Realme. The Galaxy M32 has some high points such as an excellent AMOLED screen and a long-lasting battery. Unfortunately, it is let down by its feeble processor and disappointing low-light camera performance. Its design is nothing to write home about, either. If you are looking for a sub-Rs 15,000 smartphone, the Realme 8 is a way better option. It offers a sleek design, snappy UI, better cameras and faster charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 40% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50%
Source: Gadgetbyte Nepal
To wrap up this review, if not for the performance, the Samsung Galaxy M32 would have almost been the perfect midrange phone of 2021. I don’t mind its plastic body or the fact that it doesn’t have a stereo speaker. But, reliable performance is something of an absolute necessity for heavy users like me. Also, if you are a demanding user and play a lot of games, you should stray far from this phone. That being said, if you are a moderate user like my sister, who only plays lightweight games like Ludo and Candy Crush, but wants an excellent battery life, great display, and reliable cameras that can take good photos from both front and the back, the Galaxy M32 is indeed an ideal phone for you. Likewise, if you don’t have enough budget for the M32, you can consider getting the cheaper F22 which I am currently testing out. And from my early impressions, I can tell you that you won’t be missing out on too much with the F22.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2021
Source: OI Spice Tech News
Samsung has released many phones in this budget, but the Samsung Galaxy M32 is really a value for money in the budget segment. The praise of smartphone enthusiasts makes this phone an entity that attracts more attention. With the seamless addition of all essential features, this model specs in the popular smartphone category. You have a better screen, a crystal clear camera, and an amazing battery. The Samsung M32 can be a better deal for everyone for daily uses. But unfortunately, this phone is not the best for high-end games. Finding an alternative won’t be too difficult on this budget, but whatever you’re getting is great. But for your information, you can check the Moto G40 Fusion which comes with many advanced and better chipset.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2021
Source: Gadgets Now
Priced just under Rs 15,000, Samsung Galaxy M32 is another entry from the company in the budget segment. The category is one of the most crowded and competitive with range of options across brands for buyers. With a Super AMOLED display, an elegant design and a long battery life, Galaxy M32 does manage to stand out. The 20MP front camera is another feature that works in its favour. However, the average processor may negate these pluses for some buyers. The phone competes with Poco X3, Moto G40 and Redmi Note 10 which are powered by more powerful processors.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Tech PP
For, the Galaxy M32 is really all about ticking the basic boxes. The phone is designed on very solid rather than spectacular lines. The front is all about a tall display, albeit with a drop hole notch, rather than a more modern punch hole notch. The back is glossy carbonate but comes with subtle stripes that change color when light falls on them. It does stand out but also tends to get smudged very easily. Samsung has also gone with a square camera unit, which is more functional than funky, and frankly looks a little out of place on that jazzy back. With a height of 160 mm, the M32 is not exceptionally tall, but at 9 mm, it is definitely on the thicker side, and at 196 grams, it is not feather-light either.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 70% performance: 70% workmanship: 70%
Source: NDTV Gadgets
Samsung claims that the Galaxy M32 is for binge watchers, and its crisp AMOLED display and the big 6,000mAh battery do make this possible to quite an extent. You can watch content on it for long durations without needing to recharge it. If you aren't a heavy user, the Galaxy M32 might not give you any reason to complain other than its disappointing low-light camera performance. However, if you are a heavy user, you'll find that the Galaxy M32 doesn't deliver the same level of performance as the competition. It isn't the most powerful device under Rs 15,000, and the relatively slow charging speed for its huge battery might be a concern. A lot of people would be better off with the Redmi Note 10S (Review) or the Realme 7 (Review) instead. Many manufacturers are also now pushing 5G as a feature at this price level, so if you want a future-ready phone, this one won't fit the bill.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Source: Business Standard
The Galaxy M32 is a value-for-money proposition in Samsung’s budget smartphone line-up. It boasts a good sAMOLED display of a 90Hz refresh rate, 3.5mm audio out port for wired earphones, a decent camera system, and modest performance. The smartphone might not be the best one in the budget segment but it is in the Samsung portfolio. That said, consider the Galaxy M32 if you are averse to Chinese brands. If not, there are options like the Realme 8 5G and Poco M3 Pro 5G which exceed the Galaxy M32 on almost all parameters.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2021
Source: The Indian Express
Budget phones are all about cutting the right corners and making compromises where they don’t count. The processor is definitely not one of those aspects. The slower Galaxy M32 isn’t a bad-performing phone, but it lags behind the competition at this price. While the phone has a promising combination of a good screen, battery and build, it falls behind on aspects like an outdated processor and slower storage and charger. The phone offers a 4GB/64GB variant for a starting price of Rs 14,999. Meanwhile, the higher variant at Rs 16,999 is closer to a phone like the Poco X3 Pro, which offers a much faster flagship chip than the Helio G80. The phone may still be an option for those who may not need the extra power on the performance but will appreciate the great screen and battery life, but we can’t really recommend this phone to power users or multitaskers at this price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Sam Mobile
Charging with the included 15W charger is slow: almost 2.5 hours to go from 0 to 100. But if you spend a little extra and grab Samsung’s 25W super fast charger, the charging time is cut down to an hour and 40 minutes. That’s very quick for a 6,000 mAh battery, and the fact that you’re even getting 25W charging at the Galaxy M32’s price point is impressive, at least as far as Samsung phones are concerned. All in all, the Galaxy M32’s price tag helps it stand out from everything else that Samsung is offering right now in the sub-$250 segment. I only wish Samsung had used a better processor so the performance wasn’t so bad. Still, for what the M32 costs you, you’re getting plenty of good stuff, and you could do a lot worse. You know, like getting the horribly priced Galaxy A32 instead.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/27/2021
Source: NDTV Gadgets
Samsung has picked the MediaTek Helio G80 processor to power the Galaxy M32. I have the base variant with 4GB of RAM, and it has felt at ease handling regular day-to-day tasks in the short time I've been using it for so far. I will be running our full suite of benchmark tests on the Galaxy M32 to see how it fares, and will report on that in the full review. The software experience felt very familiar, as Samsung uses One UI 3.1 on the Galaxy M32 running on top of Android 11. The phone did have a number of preinstalled apps, which was a little disappointing. During the setup process, it also suggested more apps for installation, and skipping that wasn't easy. With the Galaxy M32, Samsung is offering a big battery and an AMOLED display with a high refresh rate at a tempting price. Is this now the best set of features you can get for the price? I will be putting the Galaxy M32 through its paces in the full review, so stay tuned to Gadgets 360.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/24/2021
The Samsung Galaxy M32 starts at Rs 14,999 for the 4GB RAM variant, with the 6GB model retailing for Rs 15,999 in India. Going by its spec sheet, the base variant of the smartphone comes across as a compelling buy, though the phone isn’t perfect. For one, the M32 isn’t the speediest device in its price segment, so if the occasional lag or stutter bothers you, you should look elsewhere. Moreover, while the phone offers a fantastic display and a beefy battery, the handset’s 15W adapter might leave buyers wanting more.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: El Español ES→EN
Positive: Impressive battery life; low price; decent hardware; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2021
Source: AndroidWorld.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 60% features: 75% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful display; large battery capacity; attractive price; stylish design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2021
Source: VNReview VN→EN
ositive: Attractive price; compact size; light weight; impressive autonomy; nice cameras; great display. Negative: Average gaming performance.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2021
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice display; large battery capacity; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2021
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; nice cameras; decent autonomy; good price.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2021
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Excellent display; great connectivity; decent cameras. Negative: Average performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/30/2021
ARM Mali-G52 MP2: Integrated mid range graphics card with 2 clusters. ARM states that the G52 series is 30% faster and 15% more efficient compared to the G51 series on the same process node.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Helio G80: ARM based octa-core SoC with 2x big ARM Cortex-A75 cores at up to 2 GHz and 6x small and power efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz. Integrates a Cat-7 (DL) / Cat-13 (UL) LTE Modem (4G), ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and a ARM Mali G52 MC2 with up to 950 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.
In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.
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