Galaxy A52 vs Galaxy A52 5G: What’s the difference?

Samsung has finally launched the successor to last year’s best-selling Android smartphone. Similar to the Galaxy A51, the Galaxy A52 comes in two variants, one with 4G (LTE) connectivity and the other with 5G connectivity. Unlike last year, though, the 4G and 5G variants of the Galaxy A52 differ not only in terms of processor and connectivity but also screen quality and storage configuration.

The Galaxy A52 uses the Snapdragon 720G processor, which is much faster than the Exynos 9611 chipset that was used in the Galaxy A51. However, it is a bit of a downgrade compared to the Galaxy A51 5G’s Exynos 980 processor. The Galaxy A52 5G, on the other hand, comes equipped with the Snapdragon 750G processor, which is almost as good as the Galaxy A51 5G’s Exynos 980 chipset. The Galaxy A52 comes in three variants: 4GB+128GB, 6GB+128GB, and 8GB+256GB. The Galaxy A52 5G comes in just two variants: 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB.

Thanks to the Snapdragon 750G’s higher firepower, the Galaxy A52 5G comes with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The LTE variant of the Galaxy A52 comes with a similar-sized screen, but it has a slightly lower refresh rate of 90Hz. So, if you have access to the 5G version of the Galaxy A52 in your country and if you crave high-refresh-rate screens, you should go with the Galaxy A52 5G.

Both versions of the Galaxy A52 run Android 11 with One UI 3.1. The smartphones feature a 32MP front-facing camera and a 64MP+12MP+5MP+5MP quad-camera setup at the rear, complete with 4K 30fps video recording. They also feature stereo speakers, dust and water resistance with an IP67 rating, and an in-display fingerprint reader. Other features include a microSD card slot, GPS, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port, headphone jack, and a 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging.

You can view the complete specifications comparison of the Galaxy A52 and the Galaxy A52 5G by clicking on ‘View Full Comparison’ at the end of the table below.

Galaxy A52
Galaxy A52 5G
General Information
Model nameGalaxy A52Galaxy A52 5G
Model numberSM-A525FSM-A526B
Model typeBarBar
ColorBlack (Black)
White (White)
Violet (Violet)
Blue (Blue)
Black (Black)
White (White)
Violet (Violet)
Blue (Blue)
Announced2021, March2021, March
Released2021, March2021, March
Physical Specifications
DimensionsBar: 159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mmBar: 159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm
Operating System
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 11
One UI version3.13.1
KindMain DisplayMain Display
NameInfinity-O DisplayInfinity-O Display
TechnologySuper AMOLED DisplaySuper AMOLED Display
Size6.5 inch / 165.10 mm6.5 inch / 165.10 mm
ResolutionFHD+ / 2400x1080 pixelsFHD+ / 2400x1080 pixels
Pixel density407 PPI407 PPI
Screen to body ratio~84.9%~84.9%
RAM/ROM sizes4 GB RAM with 128 GB ROM
6 GB RAM with 128 GB ROM
8 GB RAM with 256 GB ROM
6 GB RAM with 128 GB ROM
8 GB RAM with 256 GB ROM
Rear camera
Standard battery capacity4500 mAh4500 mAh
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