SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 microSD support: An important thing to know

Phone
By 

Last updated: April 10th, 2021 at 19:14 UTC+02:00

If you read our Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 reviews, you will know we came away impressed with both mid-range phones. Okay, so the Galaxy A72 isn’t that impressive, but that’s only because it’s a little too similar to the Galaxy A52 than we would have liked. Both the Galaxy A52/A52 5G and Galaxy A72 offer many flagship-like features for a considerably lower price than Samsung’s flagship phones and even offer something the latest flagships don’t: A headphone jack and support for microSD expansion.

MicroSD expansion is possible on pretty much every other Galaxy A series smartphone as well, including previous Galaxy A5x and A7x phones like the Galaxy A50/A51 and the Galaxy A70/A71. However, the Galaxy A52/A52 5G and Galaxy A72 do make a change that prospective customers need to know about: While microSD expansion is still available, it comes at the expense of proper dual SIM support.

Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 come with a hybrid card slot

On the Galaxy A52 and A72, you get a hybrid SIM and microSD slot, which means you can’t use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time. This is a limitation that has always been present on Samsung’s flagship phones ever since they gained dual SIM support a few years back, but it wasn’t the case on most of the company’s budget and mid-range devices, not until now.

And it’s something you might want to keep in mind if you are planning on purchasing the Galaxy A52 or Galaxy A72, especially if you’re moving from an older mid-range (or budget) Galaxy device. The A52 and A72 do offer you the option of 256GB storage for a little extra, but if would like to continue using two SIM cards and a microSD card together, you will be out of luck if you purchase either of these phones.

Image of Galaxy A52 5G

SamsungGalaxy A52 5G

PhoneTips & Tricks Galaxy A52Galaxy A72
Load 3 comments

You might also like

Galaxy A72’s June 2022 security update rollout starts with Asia

Just two weeks after getting the May 2022 security update, the Galaxy A72 has started getting the June 2022 se …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 weeks ago

Galaxy A52 gets June 2022 security update

Two weeks ago, Samsung started rolling out the June 2022 security update to its smartphones and tablets. The G …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 weeks ago

Galaxy A72 gets the May 2022 security update in Asia, Europe

Samsung has released a new software update to its most premium mid-range phone from last year, the Galaxy A72. …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 month ago

Galaxy A52 gets May 2022 security update in Europe

Samsung has released a new security update to the Galaxy A52. The May 2022 security update is currently rollin …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 month ago

Galaxy A52 starts getting April 2022 security update in Europe

Samsung has been releasing the April 2022 security update to various Galaxy smartphones and tablets over the p …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 months ago

Samsung One UI 4.1 update lands on the non-5G Galaxy A52

Samsung has reportedly pushed the One UI 4.1 update for the non-5G Galaxy A52, with Brazil the first market t …

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 3 months ago