Samsung recently expanded its 5G smartphone lineup with the launch of Samsung Galaxy M52 5G. The smartphone comes with a sleek design and a fairly powerful processor. Successor to the last year launched — Galaxy M51, the smartphone excels its predecessor in various segments. Samsung Galaxy M52 5G comes with a starting price tag of Rs 24,999. Despite being a mid-range smartphone the Galaxy M52 5G looks and feels premium. We used this new Galaxy M-series smartphone for some time and here’s our complete review

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G is one of the most pretty looking M-series smartphones of the company. The smartphone comes with a sleek and lightweight design and sports a polycarbonate body. The rear of the handset sports a striped design consisting of vertical lines. Despite its plastic design, the smartphone manages to offer a premium look and feel. Claimed to be the leanest Samsung Galaxy M-series smartphone, the Galaxy M52 5G offers a slim form factor and measures 7.4mm in thickness. The back panel of the smartphone consists of the triple rear camera placed on the top left corner in a rectangular module. You will find the power button and volume rockers on the right, while the SIM card tray sits on the left. The USB Type C port is placed at the bottom. Samsung Galaxy M52 5G does not come with a 3.5mm audio jack, this means that you will have to use the Type C port for both charging and listening to music. The smartphone sports a 6.7-inch display which also houses the 32MP selfie shooter. The sleek design of the smartphone makes it easy to use with one hand despite a large display.

It will not be wrong to say that Samsung Galaxy M52 5G is one of the good looking 5G smartphones available in the market right now.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G comes with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with 1080×2400 pixel resolution. The display offers 120Hz refresh rate and is protected with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass on top. The display on the Galaxy M52 5G is of superior quality and can be one of the selling points of the handset. You can control the refresh rate of the smartphone and can set it to 60Hz. However, with 120Hz you can enjoy smooth transitions and scrolling. The AMOLED display on this 5G smartphone offers vibrant colour reproduction with deeper blacks. You will also enjoy binge-watching on this big screen yet lightweight smartphone. The device also allows you to tweak the colour screen mode Vivid to Natural. It also comes with an Eye Comfort mode which protects the eyes from the blue light. In all, Samsung Galaxy M52 5G scores well in this department.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor. The smartphone comes in two RAM variants — 6GB and 8GB. The smartphone offers 128GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 1TB by adding a microSD card. You can multitask easily on the smartphone without feeling any visible lag. You can open multiple tabs in the browser and the smartphone will still perform without a glitch. The smartphone can also handle gaming well but we felt some heating issues with the device after a long gaming session. Other than this, it can handle graphic-intensive games well. We also used some image editing apps on the device and it worked fine during the editing task.

Talking about the audio, the company has incorporated a single firing speaker which is placed at the bottom of the smartphone. The audio performance is not one of the high points of the smartphone. The sound output on the speaker was not very loud and it also lacked stereo support. However, the performance improved when we switched to headphones.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G runs Android 11 operating system topped with Samsung’s own layer of One UI. Like all the other Samsung smartphones, this one also offers a neat and clean user interface. You can add plenty of widgets to the home screen and also change the layout of how the app will appear. The smartphone does come with its own share of bloatware and you will find apps like Amazon, Josh, Byjus and others pre-installed on the device. The smartphone also offers the productivity tab feature. You can access the productivity tab on the lock screen by swiping left. The tab consists of the apps which you use the most. You can also customise the apps as per your need. The feature enables users to easily access important apps without unlocking the smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G sports a triple rear camera which consists of a 64MP main sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 12MP ultra wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture. The front is home to a 32MP selfie shooter with an f/2.2 aperture. It is interesting to note that Samsung has reduced the number of sensors of the Galaxy M52 5G as compared to its predecessor.

The camera offers decent performance and will not disappoint you. The images captured in daylight using the main camera turned out to be bright and vibrant. The pictures captured offered a high dynamic range and with the right amount of sharpness and contrast. On the other hand, the ultra-wide angle lens easily captures a wide field of view and manages to deliver an impressive performance. We also liked the macro camera. It captures minute details without compromising on the image quality. The smartphone also comes with a Night mode that offers decent images. The Night mode very well captures the light and colour.

The 32MP selfie camera also performs well. By default, the selfie camera shoots 8MP images but you can also click 32MP images. You can easily capture wide-angle selfies with accurate colour reproduction and dynamic range using the front camera. You will definitely get some social worthy selfies using the smartphone.

As mentioned above, Samsung Galaxy M52 5G is the successor of the last year launched Galaxy M51. To recall, Samsung Galaxy M51 is the first smartphone of the company to come with a 7000 mAh battery. But, with the Galaxy M52 5G, the smartphone maker has shrunk the battery capacity to 5000 mAh. However, despite a smaller battery, the smartphone does not disappoint you. The smartphone lasts for 15 to 16 hours of mixed usage on a single charge. The handset is compatible with a 25W Samsung charger. However, it ships with a 15W Samsung charge and takes up to 2 hours to charge completely.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G is a worthy upgrade to the last year launched Samsung Galaxy M51. The smartphone comes with a better design, display, processor and camera. Along with this, it also offers 5G connectivity making it a good deal. If you are looking for a smartphone under Rs 30,000, then this can be your pick.