Join us on Telegram | Early Samsung Black Friday deals, check them out right now!

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

Galaxy A52s 5G vs Galaxy M52 5G: Same raw power for a lower price


Last updated: September 28th, 2021 at 16:39 UTC+01:00

The Galaxy M52 5G was announced in India earlier today, and thanks to all the previous leaks, we already knew that it should share a few similarities with the Galaxy A52s 5G. And that’s a good thing, too, given that the Galaxy A52s is arguably the best mid-range smartphone of the year.

So now that the Galaxy M52 5G is official, how does it actually compare to the Galaxy A52s 5G? Is it just another rebrand, and has it improved the formula in any way? How similar are these two phones, and which one’s a better proposition? Let’s have a closer look.

Galaxy A52s 5G vs Galaxy M52 5G: Hardware specifications

The Galaxy M52 5G has the same chipset from Qualcomm as the Galaxy A52s, which is great news for anyone who intends to play mobile games. The Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset featuring the Adreno 642L graphics chip is a great choice, and both phones come with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The Galaxy M52 is available with 128GB of built-in storage, but the Galaxy A52s was released with 128GB or 256GB of built-in memory — at least in some markets.

Both the Galaxy M52 5G and Galaxy A52s 5G have 25W fast charging capabilities, but the newer Galaxy M52 has a larger 5,000mAh battery as opposed to a 4,500mAh one.

The phones are similar in terms of connectivity and have Wi-Fi 802.11 dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB-C capabilities, though it’s worth noting that, oddly enough, the Galaxy M52 5G lacks a 3.5mm audio port. The Galaxy A52s 5G has one, and we wouldn’t expect any less from a mid-range M-branded phone, but there you have it.

Galaxy A52s 5G vs Galaxy M52 5G: Display

Samsung’s new Galaxy M52 5G has a larger footprint than the A-branded counterpart because it has a slightly larger Super AMOLED display. It has a 6.7-inch diagonal, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a resolution of 2400 by 1080.

The Super AMOLED panel used by the Galaxy A52s 5G has a similar pixel count and aspect ratio, but it’s smaller at 6.5 inches.

Both phones adopt an Infinity-O display design and benefit from a high refresh rate of 120Hz.

Galaxy A52s 5G vs Galaxy M52 5G: Cameras

At first glance, the Galaxy A52s 5G and Galaxy M52 5G seemingly have the same primary camera, featuring a resolution of 64MP, but that’s not the case. They seem alike but the Galaxy M52’s camera lacks OIS.

Furthermore, each phone has a 12MP ultra-wide shooter and a 5MP macro sensor, but the Galaxy M52 5G doesn’t have the 5MP depth sensor the A52s 5G has. Each phone is also equipped with a 32MP selfie camera.

Galaxy A52s 5G vs Galaxy M52 5G: Design

Both the Galaxy M52 5G and Galaxy A52s 5G look like 2021 mid-range phones, but the Galaxy M52 5G is a little flashier, for better or for worse. It has a glossy finish with a vertical stripe pattern on the back panel, whereas the Galaxy A52s 5G is available in a handful of plain matte colors.

The Galaxy M52 5G is slightly taller and wider but 1mm thinner. Samsung’s actually promoting the Galaxy M52 by leveraging its thinner profile, even though this design characteristic may have come at the cost of the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Galaxy M52 5G also lacks stereo speakers, but more importantly, it doesn’t have an IP rating like the Galaxy A52s 5G, which means it isn’t dust or water-resistant.

Galaxy A52s 5G vs Galaxy M52 5G: Price and Conclusion

The Galaxy A52s 5G is roughly INR 6,000 ($80) more expensive than the Galaxy M52 5G, though the latter model can be purchased from Amazon at a lower promotional price that increases the price gap to about $120.

With or without the discounts, the Galaxy A52s 5G is a better phone overall because it has OIS, a depth camera, stereo speakers, a 3.5mm headphone port, and an IP 67 rating. On the other hand, the Galaxy M52 5G has a larger battery, though admittedly, it doesn’t make up for all the things it had to give up on.

The Galaxy M52 5G seems like a decent phone, especially with discounts included. It offers similar performance to the Galaxy A52s 5G at a lower price, which is quite an attractive proposition for people looking for power on a budget. Nevertheless, the Galaxy A52s 5G delivers a more complete mobile experience thanks to all the little extras.

Feel free to refer to our Samsung device comparison tool and widget below for more details on exactly how the Galaxy A52s 5G and Galaxy M52 5G are similar — or aren’t.

Join SamMobile’s Telegram group and subscribe to our YouTube channel to get instant news updates and in-depth reviews of Samsung devices. You can also subscribe to get updates from us on Google News.

Galaxy A52s 5G review

Galaxy M52 5G

Buy Full specs

General Information

  • Model Name

    Galaxy A52s 5G

    Galaxy M52 5G

  • Model type



  • Colors

    Mint (Mint)Violet (Violet)Black (Black)White (White)

    Black (Black)Blue (Blue)

  • Announced

    2021, August

    2021, September

  • Released

    2021, August

    2021, October

Physical specifications

  • Dimensions

    Bar: 159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm

    Bar: 164.2 x 76.4 x 7.4 mm

  • Weights



  • IP rating


Operating system

  • Operating system

    Android 11

    Android 11

  • One UI version




  • SIM

    Dual SIM model

    Dual SIM model (Hybrid SIM slot)

  • SIM card sizes

    Nano-SIM (4FF)

    Nano-SIM (4FF)

  • Networks



  • eSIM support



  • Kind

    Main Display

  • Name

    Infinity-O Display

  • Technology

    Super AMOLED Plus

  • Size

    6.7 inch / 170.18 mm

  • Resolution

    FHD+ / 2400x1080 pixels

  • Pixel density

    407 PPI

  • Screen to body ratio


  • Refresh rate


Phone Galaxy A52s 5GGalaxy M52 5G
Load 4 comments

You might also like

BREAKING: Android 13 (One UI 5.0) update now out for Galaxy M52 5G!

Samsung is pulling out all the stops when it comes to the Android 13 and One UI 5.0 update. After updating pretty much every eligible Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagship, some of its foldables, two Galaxy A series phones, one rugged Galaxy Xcover device, and its latest tablets with One UI 5.0, Samsung has […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 4 days ago

Samsung could soon release stable Android 13 update to Galaxy A52s 5G

Four weeks ago, Samsung released the beta version of One UI 5.0 for the Galaxy A52. One week later, the phone received the second One UI 5.0 beta update. Now, it looks like the South Korean firm is also working to bring the Android 13 update to the Galaxy A52s 5G very soon. Galaxy A52s […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 weeks ago

Galaxy M52 5G, Galaxy M53 5G get bug fixing updates with July 2022 firmware

Just days before the end of the month, Samsung has released the July 2022 security update to the Galaxy M52 5G and the Galaxy M53 5G. The two smartphones have started getting the new security patch in European and Latin American countries. The Galaxy M52 5G is getting the new software update with firmware version […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 4 months ago

Galaxy A52s 5G gets July 2022 security update in Europe

After updating the Galaxy A52 5G, Samsung also released a new software update to the Galaxy A52s 5G. The update is currently rolling out in European countries, but more regions worldwide could get the update soon. The latest Galaxy A52s 5G software update has firmware version A528BXXS1CVG2. The new update brings the July 2022 security […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 4 months ago

Galaxy M52 gets a huge price drop in India

If you were considering buying a mid-range Samsung smartphone, now is a great time to do it. The Galaxy M52 5G has received a massive price cut in India. The smartphone was launched in September 2021 with a price tag of INR 29,999 for the variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Now, you […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 5 months ago

Nobody is selling as many 5G Android phones as Samsung

Samsung was among the very first Android smartphone manufacturers to launch 5G Android phones. The technology was initially introduced with its flagship smartphones. Over the past couple of years, Samsung has worked very hard to bring 5G to the masses. It now offers entry-level devices like the Galaxy A13 5G that don’t cost an arm […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 7 months ago