Samsung Galaxy M52 5G Long- term Review!
So for the past month one of our team members has been using the galaxy m52 as his daily driver, and now we are finally here with this full review. Since we first uploaded m52s impressions, video weve been receiving so many questions about the phone. So let me address those real quick. Actually, i have them listed out on my phone okay. So the first question many of you have asked is what is the storage type on the galaxy m52 and i am happy to inform you that its the good old ufs 2.1 here, whose speed is almost identical to the galaxy a52s next up? Does the m52 support carrier aggregation and house the network connectivity uh? Yes, the galaxy m52 supports carrier aggregation and, while some of the reviewers have complained about the network issues on their unit, we havent had any such issues so far. However, i am not sure if the m52 supports dual 5g snapdragon 778 g thats powering the m52 is well equipped to handle dual 5g sims, yet its unclear. If samsung has retained that feature here, they have mentioned the support for 11 5g bands on this phone, but nothing regarding its dual 5g capability: okay, um. The next question is which version of one ui m52 has um, so the m52 runs on full fledged version of one ui 3.1 and not its core edition, which we used to see on m series from samsung. Hence the m52 comes with features like knock security, um secure, folder and is also compatible with good, lock.
Okay, question number four is: do we get a dedicated micro sd card slot, or is it hybrid um? Sadly, the galaxy m52 here does not have a dedicated micro sd card slot, but rather uses a hybrid sim slot im. Sorry, i did not mention this in my impressions, video but um in my defense. I dont really use a micro sd card on phones these days. I used to back in 2014 and 2015 when we had like 16 and 32 gb storage on mid range phones, but i think 128 gb is more than enough for most users. Okay, the final question is: if the galaxy m52 has a 15 watt or a 25 watt charger inside the box uh here, the phone does support 25 watt fast charging, although samsung only ships a 15 watt power, brick which is kind of a letdown, because both the Galaxy m62 and m51 had a 25 wattage inside the box, and they were also cheaper than the galaxy m52. Okay, with that, out of the way lets talk in detail about the galaxy m52, starting with the things we did not like about this one – and the first aspect is definitely its design. Here you get a slim and lightweight, build quality which some of you might prefer, but for me, since its weight is distributed over the slash chassis, there is no substantial heft to it. As a result, we felt the phone to be a little too hollow to compare the xiaomi 11 light in e.
That i have with me is even lighter, but its hands on feel is much better. Likewise, samsung has also cheaped out by offering a plastic bag and frames here, which we all know is not very durable, and you will also end up getting more scratches and discoloration at the back. I also dont understand why samsung did not bother to bring new refreshing patterns and color options here they have pretty much borrowed the same glossy design that we saw on the much cheaper galaxy m32. Another aspect where the m52 does not score good numbers is in terms of the audio and haptics. It lacks a 3.5 mm. Headphone, jack and samsung has only included a mono speaker on this phone, so this one does not get as loud and immersive as other mid range phones, ive tested. So far. We also found the m52s haptic feedback to be simply too weak and loose. So it is obvious that samsung has not included a good vibration motor here. Likewise, in the videography department, the company has deliberately disabled eis at both 4k 30fps and 1080p 60fps modes, plus it hasnt used image cropping to achieve some level of stabilization either. Hence, footages have noticeable jitters here and there now, if you can live with these inferiorities, everything else is top notch for the price on the galaxy m52 here. The first thing that you will like about this phone is its display, as expected from a samsung made screen.
It delivers pitch black contrast and the colors on the screen, look pretty vibrant and punchy, and you will not face any issues in terms of visibility as well, be it indoors or even outdoors. The ambient sensor kicks in fairly fast enough to adjust brightness levels too. So thats great plus the 120hz refresh rate here means everything just flows. It also stays clear of the weird microstarter issue that we usually associate with other cheaper, mid range phones with higher refresh rate. The only thing to complain about the m52s display is that it does not support hdr playback on netflix. It is wide one l1 certified for hd streaming sure, but the lack of hdr support means the phone cannot reproduce two blacks when im watching marvels daredevil. Here, especially the hallway fight scenes, for instance, performance is also finally, something. I cannot complain about the galaxy m52. It is most certainly not better than the competition per se, but qualcomm snapdragon 778 g powering this phone is quite a capable soc and a massive upgrade coming from the snapdragon 730g on last years, galaxy m51. We are fairly content with how this phone has handled everyday workloads too. Heavy multitasking, however, did take a toll on our 6gb ram variant. So if you are planning on buying this phone, i would strongly advise you to get the 8gb model. Instead, though, the 6gb configuration handles lightweight usage, just fine, i notice a bit of a lag when kicking things off a notch.
Likewise, although the galaxy m52 is not specifically geared towards gaming, you can get decent results here. I got a stable 4d fps in pubg mobile under hdr graphics and ultra frame rates, whereas for a smoother 60fps gameplay you can dial down the settings to smooth graphics and extreme frame rates. You can also enjoy call of duty mobile at a steady 60 fps under very high graphics and very high frame rates or high graphics and max frame rates. Similarly, mobile legends also delivers an easy 60fps under high graphics, with hd and hfr mode turned on. Samsung has even optimized high fps titles to work well on this high refresh rate screen. You can play critical ops at ultra graphics and get a smooth 120fps. Yet when playing injustice 2, the m52 begins to break a sweat. It rarely hits the 120 fps mark and hovers around 90 to 95 fps boundary. Instead, genting impact is sadly unplayable under high settings at 60fps mode with motion blur turned off since the gameplay is way too stuttery here, managing only about 33 fps. On a couple of occasions, on the contrary, bringing it down to medium settings gets you about 41 fps with comparatively fewer starters. However, because the galaxy m52 is such a slim phone, it does not handle thermals as better as say the galaxy a52s, which features the same snapdragon 778g chipset. We found that this phone gets warm rather quickly, especially near the camera module after, like mere 10 minutes into the game um, i would not necessarily call it a heating issue, but it surely gets warmer than other snapdragon.
778G phones, ive tested so far Music. As for the camera side of things, what i can confidently say is that the galaxy m52 is the best phone for photos at this price. I have already made its comparison, video with the galaxy a52s and the oneplus note 2. So you can check them out for more in depth. Analysis in short, youre getting the classic samsung calibration here and hence you can expect slightly punchy yet eye pleasing color reproduction in normal and ultra wide angle. Images while portraits enjoy a good skin tone and pleasant bokeh effect. Likewise, selfies have this nice skin tone and the results are definitely better than from the competition out there. Finally, the battery life on the galaxy m52 is quite amazing as well, obviously its not as good as other m series phones from the past that featured seven thousand milliamp hour cell um. Nevertheless, you can rely on it for eight days worth of endurance at all times, since it easily manages about um 6.5 to 7 hours of screen on time on moderate to medium usage. So that brings me to the end of this review. Um. I think the galaxy m52 is the closest thing to a value for money, samsung phone at the moment, but, most importantly, it manages to deliver a similar smartphone experience as the much more expensive galaxy a52s from their display performance to battery these phones deliver quite comparable results. Still from market feedback, what i am hearing is that people are opting for the galaxy a52s instead because of its stunning looks.
Whereas the galaxy m52 is not that good looking and if you are one of those people, definitely go with the galaxy a52s. But if youre someone who uses a back cover anyway, uh save some money and get the galaxy m52 instead, so guys that was all for our full review of the samsung galaxy m52. 5G. We are coming up with a lot of interesting videos like this one.