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Samsung Galaxy M52 5G: Review, 8GB RAM, 128GB Memory Variant

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G: Review, 8GB RAM, 128GB Memory Variant
₹ 36,999.00
SKU: STPL+New+5G+M52+8%2F128+Black
Brand: Samsung
Category: Recommended Mobiles
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 128 GB
  • Display: 6.7 inches
  • Camera: 64 MP + 12 MP + 5 MP
  • OS: Android v11
  • Battery: 5000 mAh

PhoneSubjects Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

8.4
  • Design 8 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Multimedia 8 / 10
  • Features 8 / 10
  • Connectivity 9 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10

The Samsung Galaxy M52 5G is a testimony to Samsung’s determination to provide 5G connectivity to its mid-range smartphones. On paper, the smartphone has a 6.7-inch screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 5,000mAh battery, and a 32-megapixel front camera. Above all, the company is promoting the device’s sleek design, which is 21 percent thick than the previous-generation Samsung Galaxy M51.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G: Price in India | Colors Options

All of these start at Rs 29,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option and Rs 31,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage options. For a limited time, Amazon and Flipkart are offering discounts on the two models.

We reviewed the top-tier 8GB RAM variant, named ‘Blazing Black,’ because of its charcoal grey color. Icy Blue is another color choice for the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G. The smartphone will compete in India against smartphones like the Xiaomi Mi 11X 5G and the OnePlus Nord 2 with a price tag of Rs 25,999. Here’s everything you need to know about the smartphone before we give our verdict.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G – Design and Display Review

The smartphone sports a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with Full-HD+ resolution (1,0802,400 pixels) and 120Hz refresh, as previously disclosed. Because there is no adaptive refresh rate, users must pick between 60Hz and 120Hz. At first view, the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G seems like any other high-end smartphone on the market.

Despite the big screen, the Galaxy M52 5G’s sleek design comes out, and it doesn’t look like a bulky brick. It also weighs only 173 grams, which is 23 grams less than the Mi 11X 5G and 16 grams less than the OnePlus Nord 2 5G.

When it comes to displaying quality, the Galaxy M52 5G provides excellent brightness and deep blacks that are ideal for both outdoor and indoor usage. The performance was sharp for a company that seeks to promote display technologies, and we were able to binge-watch many movies on OTT platforms without any color issues.

The polycarbonate shell of the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G offers it a glass-like look. The back panel will still have a clean glossy surface, but it will be prone to smudges and even scratches. In that case, a protective case could be all you need.

However, even a smartphone with a big screen and a sleek design will try to fit into some of the deepest trouser pockets. However, the lovely patterned fabric on the back and slim design easily surpass these little drawbacks.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G – Performance and Software Review

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G octa-core processor in the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G provided a smooth and efficient performance during our testing. Daily tasks such as online browsing, emails, social media, and even hardcore gaming were all possible.

The smartphone performed well with four to five apps running in the background – this, despite the 120Hz refresh rate getting maxed out. We also switched back and forth between popular racing and action games like Asphalt 9 and Garena Fire Max, and the 8GB RAM managed to run both games with minor stutters. During our gaming sessions, the smartphone did not overheat (at least not inside).

The Samsung Galaxy M52 5G, on the other hand, comes with a slew of bloatware that fills up the first experience. Third-party applications like Snapchat, Amazon, and Facebook can be removed, so make sure you choose carefully.

Be prepared to get promotional notifications from the Galaxy Store on a regular basis. With the release of Android 12 just around the corner, we’ll see how long it takes Samsung to update the smartphone’s Android 11-based One UI 3.1.

The device’s single-core performance falls short of mid-budget rivals like the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC in the Geekbench Processor benchmark, but it performs better in the multi-core test.

The Samsung Galaxy M52 5G is a good option for buyers looking for a quality smartphone under Rs 30,000. It performs regular tasks like social media and web browsing without lag.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G Camera Review

Unlike the Galaxy M51, which has quad rear cameras, the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G features triple cameras at the rear, located in a rectangular module with a little bump. The new smartphone, like the previous generation, does not have a very good camera.

The majority of the images we took throughout our test were unusually clear, and the Galaxy M52 5G’s high saturation levels lingered. The Galaxy M51 and Galaxy A52s 5G gave us similar results. Furthermore, the secondary 5-megapixel macro camera just could not produce sufficient results.

To be clear, this does not imply that the rear cameras’ performance was poor, but photography fans may miss the natural colors (along with small tweaks) in their pictures and movies.

Customers who like taking photos at family functions or on holidays will find that the Galaxy M52 5G’s rear cameras (64-megapixel main + 12-megapixel ultra-wide + 5-megapixel macro) provide an accurate result without the need to worry about adding the proper filter. You won’t get blurry shots with the 32-megapixel front camera, but the saturation levels are much too high once again.

The front camera of the Galaxy M52 5G made the skin seem extremely fair in most daylight conditions, lacking realistic colors and textures. However, this also implies that selfies taken in low light are usable. This is something that customers who like capturing selfies should be aware of.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G Battery Review

Over the years, Samsung phones have included batteries that have seldom failed to perform. Similarly, the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G exceeded expectations in terms of battery life, providing more than the company promised in one case.

Samsung claims that users would be able to access the internet for up to 17 hours, but we were able to achieve close to 20 hours, which included gaming at a high refresh rate. We only used the smartphone with the regular 60Hz refresh rate a few times throughout our testing.

Samsung isn’t recognized for its fast charging technology, and the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G offers 25W fast charging, which isn’t the fastest on the market. An 18W charging brick is included with the box. It took a little more than an hour and a half to completely charge the latter. An hour of charging, on the other hand, provided a 62 percent battery.

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G supports Warp Charge 65, whereas the Xiaomi Mi 11X 5G supports 33W fast charging. The other two phones, on the other hand, have smaller batteries.

Our Conclusion on Samsung Galaxy M52 5G Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy M52 5G needs a lot of attention as a whole, especially because there’s already a Galaxy A52s 5G with identical specs on the market. In comparison to the Galaxy A52s 5G, the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G is less expensive and lacks features such as IP67 certification and quad rear cameras.

Specific people may choose the OnePlus Nord 2 5G over competitors because it performs better in some areas, such as cameras and fast charging. At this price range, though, Samsung’s after-sales service is also worth considering.

In terms of build quality and general performance, the Galaxy M52 5G well exceeded my expectations. It did underperform in other areas, such as face unlocking, which is difficult to use in low light. The fingerprint sensor, which is built into the power button, isn’t always accurate.

Furthermore, there is no storage choice beyond 128GB, although customers may increase memory with a microSD card up to 1TB (sold separately). Having said that, if you’re in the market for a new smartphone this festive season, now is your best time to obtain the most up-to-date model with 5G connectivity.

In conclusion, the Galaxy M52 5G has improved the mid-budget smartphone competition by providing excellent value for money and long battery life.


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Samsung Galaxy M52 5G: FAQs | People Also Ask

Does Samsung M52 Support 5G?

The smartphone comes with 128GB of internal storage that can be extended up to 1TB using a microSD card. Users may use 5G and 4G VoLTE networks to make voice and video calls. Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, A-GPS, Glonass, Mobile Hotspot, USB Type-C, and Bluetooth v5.0 are among all the other connectivity features.

Is Samsung M52 Worth Buying?

This is a Super AMOLED Plus display with a resolution of FHD+ (1,080 x 2,400). Therefore, the refresh rate may surpass 120Hz. When it comes to displaying specifications, the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G has you covered. This is a bright and colorful screen with deep blacks and punchy colors. So, that means this smartphone is worth buying.

Is M52 5G Available Offline?

The Galaxy M52 5G was released in India on October 3rd, and the phone has been reduced in price in the offline market almost one month later. The smartphone is now cheapest at both offline and online stores, including Samsung’s e-commerce site.

How Many Updates Will Samsung M52 Get?

The Galaxy M52 5G runs Android 11 with Samsung’s One UI 3.1 on top, as promised. The mid-ranger will likely receive three years of Android OS updates and four years of security updates, much as Samsung’s flagship Android smartphones.

How Many 5G Bands Does Samsung M52 5G Have?

Samsung M52 5G smartphone 5G bands is SA/NSA/Sub6.

Does M52 5G Have Stereo Speakers?

The Galaxy M52 5G has a larger battery than the Galaxy A52s 5G, but it lacks an IP certification, optical image stabilization, stereo speakers, and a headphone jack.

Does Samsung M52 Have Gorilla Glass?

The Samsung Galaxy M52 5G has a 6.7-inch display. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is used to the display to provide protection against accidental drops.

Is M52 Dual-SIM?

The Samsung Galaxy M52 5G is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone with Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM card slots.

Does Samsung M52 Have Fingerprint Sensor?

The Samsung Galaxy M52 features Samsung’s own fast charging technology. Wi-Fi 802.11 a, GPS, and USB Type-C are believed to be included in the Samsung Galaxy M52’s connectivity features. Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor are said to be some of the phone’s sensors.

Specifications

KEY SPECS

Display 6.7 inches
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
RAM 8 GB
Internal Storage 128 GB
Rear Camera 64 MP + 12 MP + 5 MP
Front Camera 32 MP
Battery 5000 mAh
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GENERAL

Operating System (OS) Android v11
Custom UI Samsung One UI
Launch Date October 3rd, 2021 (Official)
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PERFORMANCE

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
CPU Octa core (2.4 GHz, Single core, Kryo 670 + 2.2 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 670 + 1.9 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 670)
Architecture 64 bit
Fabrication 6 nm
Graphics Adreno 642L
RAM 8 GB
RAM Type LPDDR4X
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DISPLAY

Display Type Super AMOLED Plus
Screen Size 6.7 inches (17.02 cm)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Aspect Ratio 20:9
Pixel Density 393 PPI
Screen to Body Ratio 86.39 %
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass v5
Bezel less display Yes with punch-hole display
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Brightness 800 Nits High Brightness Mode
Refresh Rate 120 Hz
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DESIGN

Height 164.2 mm
Width 76.4 mm
Thickness 7.4 mm
Weight 173 grams
Build Material Back: Plastic
Colours Blazing Black
Icy Blue
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CAMERA

MAIN CAMERA SETUP Triple
Resolution 64 MP f/1.8 (up to 10x Digital Zoom), Wide Angle Primary Camera - (26 mm focal length)
12 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
5 MP f/2.4, Macro Camera
Sensor Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor
Autofocus Yes
LED Flash Yes
OIS No
Image Resolution 9000 x 7000 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes Continuous Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features 10 x Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Video Recording 3840x2160 @ 30 fps
1920x1080 @ 30 fps
FRONT CAMERA SETUP Single
Front Camera Resolution 32 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle Primary Camera
Flash No
Front Camera Autofocus No
Front Camera Video Recording 1920x1080 @ 30 fps
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BATTERY

Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Battery Type Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable No
Quick Charging Yes, 25W (Fast Charging)
Charging Slot USB Type-C
Voice Calls Up to 48 hrs
Music Playtime Up to 81 hrs
Video Playtime Up to 20 hrs
Internet Usage Time Up to 17 hrs
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STORAGE

Internal Memory 128 GB
Expandable Memory Yes, Up to 1 TB
Storage Type UFS 2.1
USB OTG Yes
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Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s) Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
Network Support 5G: Supported by the device (but network not rolled out in India), 4G: Available (This network supports Indian bands), 3G: Available, 2G: Available
VoLTE Yes
SIM 1 4G Bands: TD-LTE - 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE - 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band
28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20) /
850(band 26)
3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS: Available
EDGE: Available
SIM 2 4G Bands: TD-LTE - 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE - 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band
28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20) /
850(band 26)
3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS: Available
EDGE: Available
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/ax/b/g/n/n 5GHz
Wi-Fi Features Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
SAR Value Head: 0.790 W/Kg, Body: 1.400 W/Kg
Bluetooth Yes, v5.0
GPS Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
NFC Yes
USB Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging
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MULTIMEDIA

Loudspeaker Yes
FM Radio Unspecified
Audio Jack USB Type-C
Audio Features Dolby Atmos
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SENSORS

Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Position Side
Other Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light sensor, Proximity sensor
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