Samsung Galaxy A32 5G Review
A32 5G vs A32 LTE: differences
Small yet big
Could have been better
Now, since this phone is not exactly top of the line, we weren’t expecting much, but we were honestly surprised to see it do this good. It lacks a few key features such as optical stabilization but we’ll get to that in a bit.
In almost every scenario, it looked OK in terms of color, but the main sensor was having a bit of difficulty with dynamic range from time to time.
Otherwise, pretty decent photos if you don’t try and zoom in too much because quality starts to drop rapidly.
How about portrait mode then? Well, we’ll give it this one, it might not have the best camera but Samsung’s processing does manage to save the day in most cases.
The ultrawide camera is also pretty good. It has very good colors and decent dynamic range but it lacks in detail quite a lot.
Then, we finally reach the macro camera. It’s not the greatest but it’s close to what the A52 offers and it is there if you do ever decide to use it and, with the right conditions, it can produce a good image.
In terms of low light performance, we wouldn’t exactly depend on this device. There is simply too much noise and colors are not really accurate. Night mode also doesn’t seem to help much.
How about the front camera then? Honestly, pretty good for bright outdoor use.
As mid as mid-range can get
The Galaxy A32 5G comes equipped with a lower mid-range Mediatek Dimensity 720 chip. It’s not really that slow but you will get the occasional stutter. Our GeekBench score came up with 474 points on a single core and a multi-core score of 1551 points, which is slightly behind the A52 4G. So expect acceptable performance in casual games and more than good enough behavior while you’re looking up an Excel table.
The bigger bonus
Charging speeds are kind of decent. Not the fastest we’ve seen, but with 15 watts, it’s better than nothing. So if you need a long-lasting phone with the Samsung ecosystem, this might be it.
More to desire
Honestly, the best thing about this phone is its monstrous battery and One UI 3.0 from Samsung. In any other scenario, saving up just a bit more for the Galaxy A52 would be a much better option, especially if you need a better camera, display and would want water resistance.
So the Samsung Galaxy A32 is a decent phone. It's not something we'd recommend because it would have been nice to have at least optical stabilization for making better videos and an OLED display, but we can certainly see how it can be useful if you need 5G and a big 2-day battery at a lower cost.