Samsung has launched the Galaxy A series and it is clear why there is so much enthusiasm for the new smartphone series. The newest member of the Galaxy A series, the Galaxy A52, includes many features that you will find in the company’s high-end smartphone, including a high refresh rate display and an IP67 rating. While the Galaxy A52 seems like an interesting device, it faces stiff competition from the Google Pixel 4A. We compare Samsung’s recently launched Galaxy A52 with its closest counterpart in the premium mid-range segment, the Pixel 4A.
Samsung Galaxy A52 vs Google Pixel 4a: display and design
The Samsung Galaxy A52 LTE variant has a 6.5-inch Full HD + Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The Google Pixel 4a has a much smaller 5.8-inch Full HD + display with a standard 60Hz refresh rate. The camera cutout is in the upper left corner on Pixel 4a and in the middle on Galaxy A52. Both phones have a plastic back with a matte finish, but the A52 comes in more colors besides black.
The Galaxy A52 has an in-display fingerprint scanner, while the Pixel has one on the back. Pixel 4a has a more compact design that weighs just 143 grams, while A52 with more real estate weighs 189 grams. IP67 rating for water and dust resistance and Dolby Atmos support is only available on Galaxy A52.
Samsung Galaxy A52 vs Google Pixel 4a: Processor
Samsung Galaxy A52 works with an octa-core processor (Dual 2.3 GHz + Hexa 1.8 GHz). The South Korean smartphone maker has yet to reveal the name or series of the processor. Meanwhile, Google Pixel 4a comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G octa-core processor (main clock speed up to 2.2 GHz). The Galaxy A52 runs on Android 11 out of the box with Samsung One UI 3.1 on top. Pixel 4a runs on Android 10 out of the box, but can be upgraded to Android 11. It offers a clean Android experience without any tweaks.
Samsung Galaxy A52 vs Google Pixel 4a: Camera
The Galaxy A52 has a quad-camera setup on the back with a 64MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide camera, 5MP macro camera, and 5MP depth sensor, while on the front it has a snapper of 32MP. It also has a 30x zoom, which is a first in the A-series. The Pixel 4a has a single 12.2MP camera on the back. On the front, it has an 8MP camera.
Samsung Galaxy A52 vs Google Pixel 4a: Battery
The Galaxy A52 comes with a 4,500 mAh battery that has been touted as a two-day battery. It comes with 25W fast charging support. Pixel 4a has a much smaller 3,140 mAh battery with 18W fast charge support.
Samsung Galaxy A52 vs Google Pixel 4a: price and variants
Samsung has yet to release the India price of the Galaxy A52. The price conversion in Europe Galaxy A52 is expected to start at Rs 30,180. There are three A52 configuration variants with 4GB of RAM + 128GB of storage, 6GB of RAM + 128GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM + 256GB of storage. Google Pixel 4a is priced at Rs 31,999 for the single 6GB + 128GB configuration.