The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is tailor-made for buyers looking for a budget phone with decent specs. But Samsung also launched several other budget AX2s in early April, such as the A02, A12, A32 4G, and A42 5G.

With so many incremental updates to choose from, the A32 5G or 4G will hit that sweet spot with surprisingly decent specs at a price most consumers can afford.

For those Samsung fans looking for a bargain and don't want to consider a mid-range option like the Galaxy A72 or a discounted Galaxy S21, the Galaxy A32 5G may be the best option. You'll find everything you need to know about this phone here, including performance, cameras, and whether or not you should get the 5G version.

Come to the point

  • What is it? Samsung's low-power 5G phone
  • When did it come out? April 9, 2021; is available now
  • What are the prices for the premium plan? € 279 (about € 200 / AU € 365)

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G release date, price and carriers

The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G went on sale on April 9, 2021 for €279 (around €200 / AU€365). You can also buy a non-5G version of the A32 for €269 (about €195 / AU$347).

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You cannot buy an unlocked version; Currently, the A32 5G is only available for T-Mobile, Sprint, or Cricket. T-Mobile currently has an offer where you can exchange your current mobile phone for a free 5G Galaxy A32, as well as a free upgrade to 5G service.

Design and display

The design of the Samsung Galaxy A32 is what you would expect from a budget phone. It measures 6.5 x 3 x 0.36 inches (164.2 x 76.1 x 9.1 mm) and weighs 7.2 oz / 205 g, with fairly thick bezels and a plastic back with Gorilla Glass protection. It can feel a bit wide and uncomfortable in your hand compared to a curved phone.

The designers also included a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a microSD card slot, and a 3,5mm headphone jack.

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As for the display, you won't see the OLED panel that you are probably used to with most modern phones. The Galaxy A32 has a 6.5-inch LCD panel with a 60Hz refresh rate and HD pixel resolution (720 x 1600). Expect a display that is more functional than attractive.

Cameras and battery life

Galaxy A32 5G photographers will have access to a 48MP main shooter with 8MP ultra wide, 5MP macro, 2MP depth and 13MP selfie. For comparison, the A12 only has a 16MP main camera, while you have to upgrade to the A52 to get a 64MP main shooter.

The cameras themselves protrude slightly from the phone, with no bumps to protect them from damage. It's definitely a phone that could use a protective case.

For your full-day photography sessions, you'll need a long-lasting battery. Fortunately, the battery of the Galaxy A32 5G has a capacity of 5,000 mAh, giving you plenty of energy for a full day of work or play.

Performance and software

Don't expect a Snapdragon in this price range. The Galaxy A32 5G has a MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G chipset, one of the lightest processors to support 5G connectivity.

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The A32 5G will come with Android 11 pre-installed, specifically Samsung's Android One UI 3.0 skin. It won't run as fast as the S21 series, but it should receive consistent security updates for years to come.

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G vs 4G LTE

Do you really want a cheap 5G phone or do you just want the best value for money? For the best value for money, the Galaxy A32 4G offers a significant upgrade at a similar price. In fact, it is fair to assume that Samsung downgraded the Galaxy A32 to 5G in most areas just to add 5G support.

The 6.45-inch screen increases the refresh rate from 60Hz to 90Hz, the resolution from 720p to 1080p, and the pixels per inch from around 270 to over 400. Perhaps most importantly, it used an OLED screen instead of a screen. LCD.

It comes with double the storage capacity by default (128GB vs 64GB) and it comes with One UI 3.1 installed instead of 3.0. In addition, the 4G model has two main camera updates: its main camera has 64MP versus 48MP, while its selfie camera has 20MP versus 13MP.

The main advantage of the 5G model is the MediaTek 720 5G chip which generally performs better in benchmark tests than the MediaTek Helio G80 of the 4G model.

 

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