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Samsung Galaxy A52 5G vs Galaxy A51 5G comparison

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With the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G now available, you may be asking yourself whether it's a worthy upgrade over its predecessor – the Galaxy A51 5G. Or maybe you're planning to buy the A51 5G mid-ranger and are curious if you should instead go for the new A52 5G. In any case, you're in the right place, as we're comparing the two phones side-by-side right here.

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Samsung Galaxy A52 5G vs Galaxy A51 5G prices


The new Galaxy A52 5G was made official on March 17, 2021. Its price in Europe is 429 EUR, while its price in the US has been announced to be $500, to be available starting April 9.

Samsung Galaxy A52

w/ Samsung trade-in discount
£249
£399
Buy at Samsung

The Galaxy A51 5G came out on April 29, 2020, also for the price of $500, although it can often be found for much less.

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G

FREE with a new line and Unlimited plan
$0
$549 99
Buy at Verizon

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G vs Galaxy A51 5G design and colors


The two phones differ quite a bit in the design and finish department, even though they're both glass on the front and plastic on the back.



The new Galaxy A52 5G has a matte, soft haze finish and a generally understated, clean design on the back. There's basically nothing but a camera module and a Samsung logo there, no crazy patterns or reflections to speak of.



Galaxy A51 5G however features a glossy back with a pattern on it. Which phone looks better is up to the user's personal preferences.

And while we're on the topic of design, it might be useful to note that the A52 5G weighs just about 189 grams, while the A51 5G is 187 grams. There's no noticeable difference between the two in that regard. Also, both phones have plastic backs.

Now let's take a look at the available color options for the two phones.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G colors: Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Blue, Awesome Violet.

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G colors: Prism Cube Black, Prism Cube White, Prism Cube Pink.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G vs Galaxy A51 5G display



The new Galaxy A52 5G sports a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display. The A52 5G's screen is also super smooth, thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate. The resolution is 1080 x 2400, 407 pixels per inch. The phone also has an "Eye Comfort Shield" feature, which aims to adjust the color temperature of the display in an effort to reduce eye strain in the user.

The Galaxy A51 5G is no slouch in the display department either, similarly sporting a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display at the same resolution of 2400 x 1080. However, its refresh rate is only 60Hz.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G vs Galaxy A51 5G performance and specs


The Galaxy A52 5G sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor with either 6 or 8 GB of RAM on board, depending on the region.

The A51 5G comes with Samsung's own Exynos 980 chipset with 6 GB of RAM. Both processors have 5G support.

Galaxy A52 5G specs:

  • 64 MP main camera with OIS, 32 MP selfie camera
  • 6.5-inch 120 Hz AMOLED display (1080 x 2400 resolution)
  • Under-display optical fingerprint sensor
  • 6 GB / 8 GB of RAM
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor
  • 128 GB / 256 GB of storage + expandable storage (microSD)
  • 5G connectivity
  • 4,500 mAh battery, 25W Fast Charging
  • NFC support
  • IP67 water and dust resistance
  • Has a headphone jack

Galaxy A51 5G specs:

  • 48 MP main camera, 32 MP selfie camera
  • 6.5-inch 60Hz AMOLED display (1080 x 2400 resolution)
  • Under-display optical fingerprint sensor
  • 6 GB / 8 GB of RAM
  • Samsung Exynos 980 processor
  • 128 GB of storage + expandable storage (microSD)
  • 5G connectivity
  • 4,500 mAh battery, 25W Fast Charging
  • NFC support
  • No IP rating for water and dust resistance
  • Has a headphone jack

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G vs Galaxy A51 5G cameras



The camera is one of the main marketing focus points for the Galaxy A52 5G, suggesting that Samsung has put a lot of effort into the phone's camera experience. Below are camera specs of both phones, along with sample photos for comparison.

Galaxy A52 5G cameras:

  • 64 MP main camera with OIS (optical image stabilization)
  • 12 MP ultra wide camera
  • 5 MP macro camera
  • 5 MP depth sensor

Galaxy A51 5G cameras:

  • 48 MP main camera
  • 12 MP ultra wide camera
  • 5 MP macro camera
  • 5 MP depth sensor


The A52 produces notably more detailed and sharper selfie portraits over the A51, with better contrast too. However, the bokeh effect is about equally good from both phones. 


At night, differences between how the two phones produce selfies are harder to notice. Generally, there are no major improvements on the A52 in this regard, aside from the slight brightness increase.


Night Mode photos are significantly brighter and more colorful on the A52, while darker duller in color on the A51. However, you could argue that both are about equal in terms of sharpness.


In good lighting conditions, such as in the outdoors shot above, both phones produce similarly great results. We can see a good amount of detail and realistic color reproduction from both the A52 and A51.



The Galaxy A52's superior wide angle camera performance over the A51 is particularly noticeable. While the wide angle shots from the A51 appear softer and not as detailed, the A52's wide angle camera takes reasonably sharp and satisfactory photos. In addition, darker areas in this scene, such as the dog's fur, are much easier to see on the Galaxy A52 photo.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G vs Galaxy A51 5G extended specs comparison


Display
Size
6.5 inches
6.5 inches
Technology
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Refresh rate
60Hz
90Hz
Screen-to-body
87.37 %
84.79 %
Features
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Samsung Exynos 980 (8 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SM7125 (8 nm)
Processor
Octa-core, 2x 2.2GHz Cortex-A77 + 6x 1.8GHz Cortex-A55, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2x 2.3GHz Kryo 465 + 6x 1.8GHz Kryo 465, 64-bit
GPU
Mali-G76 MP5
Adreno 618
RAM
6GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4
Internal storage
128GB
128GB
OS
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI
Android (11), Samsung One UI
Battery
Capacity
4500 mAh
4500 mAh
Charging
Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Talk time (4G)
32 hours
 
Internet use
LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 17 hours
 
Music playback
86.00 hours
 
Video playback
19.00 hours
 
Camera
Rear
Quad camera
Quad camera
Main camera
48 MP (PDAF)
64 MP (OIS, Autofocus)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Second camera
12 MP (Ultra-wide)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Third camera
5 MP (Macro)
5 MP (Macro)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 40 mm
Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Fourth camera
5 MP (Depth information)
5 MP (Depth information)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Video recording
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
Features
Hyperlapse, EIS
Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording
Front
32 MP
32 MP
Video capture
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
Design
Dimensions
6.26 x 2.90 x 0.34 inches (158.9 x 73.6 x 8.7 mm)
6.30 x 2.96 x 0.33 inches (159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm)
Weight
6.60 oz (187.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.67 oz (189.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic
Resistance
 
Water, Dust; IP67
Biometrics
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
Cellular
5G
n41, n71, SA, NSA
 
Buyers information
Price
$ 500
€ 429
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