Samsung Galaxy A52
Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy A52 (5G) smartphone which will succeed the Galaxy A51 from 2019, December 16. Unlike its predecessor, it will feature a Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G chipset and debut with Samsung’s new One UI 3.0 on top of Android 11. The A52 will also have a larger Li-Po 4500 mAh and an Adreno 619 GPU.
Galaxy A52 price in Kenya
The price Samsung Galaxy A52 in Kenya varies with the different models available. Galaxy A52 5G costs 39,999 shillings while the 4G model retails for 35,999 Kenta shillings. It is available in the country in colors Black, White, Violet, and Blue and in models SM-A526B, SM-A526B/DS, and SM-A5260. Learn more.
|Display||6.5 inches, Super AMOLED|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G|
|Sim Card||Single SIM or Hybrid Dual SIM|
|Connectivity||GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
|OS||Android 11, One UI 3.0|
|RAM||6 / 8 GB|
|ROM||128 GB / 256 GB|
|Card Slot||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|Camera||64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP|
|Selfie||32 MP, f/2.2|
|USB Port||USB Type-C 2.0|
|Fingerprint||Under the display, optical|
|Battery||Li-Po 4500 mAh|
|Charging||Fast charging 15W|
|Colors||Black, White, Violet, Blue|
The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G’s design is no surprise if you are familiar with Samsung’s phones. Just like 2019, December 16’s model, looks similar to that timeless Galaxy A51. It’s made of Glass front (Gorilla Glass), plastic back, and aluminum frame. It even brings back some finishes from what we would want to consider its predecessor. There’s a new texture underneath this time around to sets it apart. Other than that, the only major difference is the new camera setup we see on the Galaxy S20 FE smartphone, which houses four cameras and the LED flash.
Samsung’s latest One UI 3.0 over Android 11 has been included on Galaxy A52 5G. Some of the new features include a dark mode for your menus and a new set of gestures for navigation. Here, you swipe from the sides to go back rather than swiping from the bottom like before. But the old options are still there if you want. You also have edge panels here, which can be pretty handy swiping on the edge of the screen will bring you to a customizable space for shortcuts. At the heart of the Galaxy A52, 5G is Samsung’s new Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G chipset.
One thing that is no surprise here is the trademark Samsung infinity display is a 6.5 inch Super AMOLED with a 1080p resolution. And though it isn’t curved, it does have some really slim bezels. Instead of a notch for the selfie cam. There’s a punch hole. It’s not totally unobtrusive, but it’s all right. The viewing experience on this screen is great with plenty of sharpness and of course, contrast. Colors can be set accurately in the color settings. And brightness is respectable. You can get over 400 nits with a manual slider. There’s an always-on display, which will show you the time and notifications when the phone is asleep. And there’s a reliable under-display fingerprint reader to wake up the phone with.
The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G quad cameras are probably as big a change from last year’s model. There’s a 64-megapixel quad main camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle cam a 5-megapixel macro shooter, and a depth sensor in daylight. The main cam takes decent pictures. There are good sharpness wide dynamic range, low noise, and balanced colors. You can shoot in the full 48 megapixels too, but these don’t give you much benefit. The file size is much larger.
Now, Samsung Galaxy A52 5G has a 32-megapixel selfie camera. You would expect 8-megapixel photos. But for some reason, they come out in 12 megapixels instead. Perhaps through upscale. Selfies turn out good with nice colors. Why dynamic range and plenty of detail. The ultra-wide-angle camera is quite capable of a mid-ranger. Sharpness and dynamic range are both quite good making this a significant upgrade. Portraits taken with the main camera and that sensor are really good too.
One feature you won’t find just anywhere is 4k video recording from this selfie camera. But these videos look good with nice exposure. The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G can also record and up to 4k at 30 FPS with its main camera and ultra-wide cam footage from the main camera, it looks decent. The colors are accurate and the dynamic range is wide. It does have a pretty good dynamic range too. Stabilization is only available when we’re recording in 1080p. And stabilized footage from the ultra-wide is super smooth.
Battery and more
So then how’s the battery life. Well, the Galaxy A52 has an endurance rating of 93 hours. It does pack a heft Li-Po 4,500 mAh, a non-removable battery which is an improvement over the original Galaxy A51‘s Li-Po 4000 mAh capacity if you remember. Of course, fast battery charging is available on this one. And you should expect it to outdo A51’s 35% in half an hour. For audio, loudspeaker quality is decent. There’s a 3.5-millimeter audio jack on the Galaxy A52 5G for headphones. Actually quality here is great. There’s a lot of volumes and not a lot of distortion.
So that’s the Samsung Galaxy A52. You get a beautiful and lightweight build, a brilliant amyloid display, and a versatile set of cameras. Just looking at that as a pretty nice phone. Battery life and charging speed are good. The chipset is great and offers you an option of 5G connectivity. And probably the most important is the price.
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