The race to 5G is ongoing. This time, the mid-range devices are quickly making the shift to include 5G in their network connectivity offerings. Having a 5G ready and enabled smartphone is considered as future proofing your device. But will it be worth it here in Malaysia? As we all know, 5G in Malaysia is still under R&D (for the longest time) and we still have to wait for the deployment God knows when.
But having said that, it is a good idea to have your smartphone be ready for the future. And this time, Samsung have released their new mid-range A series with 5G ready to go.
I welcome this new Samsung Galaxy A52s with wide open arms. It is a network improvement from the previous Galaxy A52 that was launched earlier this year with a new chipset to blast past through its competitors. The new 5G enabled chipset is a Snapdragon 778G with 6nm processing and it is comparable to the flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC. And I can vouch for the performance of this chipset because I am pretty much impressed by it.
The Galaxy A52s also comes with a beautiful 120Hz refresh rate screen on a gorgeous Super AMOLED display that goes up to 800 nits brightness. The display isn’t that large (by today’s standards) at 6.5” with 2400 x 1080 screen resolution. The smoothness of the 120Hz refresh rate is simply mesmerizing to look at. And for a phone at this price point, that is well worth it.
The unit that I received for this review is known as Awesome White. There are three other colour variations that’s available such as Awesome Black, Awesome Purple and Awesome Mint.
What I really liked about this new Samsung Galaxy A52s is that it’s great for entertainment and gaming, all thanks to the stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos. I have tried and used this Galaxy A52s for gaming, namely PUBG Mobile. I was amazed by the performance and rendering quality. But more on that in my upcoming full review. The large 4500mAh battery also helps with gaming hours and movie binging.
As for the camera department, the Galaxy A52s comes with a 4 camera setup at the back in an exact same layout as the predecessor, the Galaxy A52. And I can say that it has the same camera modules as A52 as well but with a different post-processing algorithm due to a different chipset. The same goes with the front punch hole selfie camera. I will elaborate more in my full review.
At the moment, I am loving the new Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G to bits. The fluidity of the display refresh rate is really smooth, just like the ones on Samsung’s flagship series. And you will get that smoothness and great performance at a mid-range price.
Will the Samsung Galaxy A52s be the best 5G contender at the moment? There are tons of other 5G mid-range devices coming out right now and they are blasting away with similar specifications and trying to push on their own novelty functions to outperform each other. I see the Galaxy A52s as an all-rounder device. But will that be enough?
Be sure to check out my full review of the new Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G in about a week or so from now.