Samsung Galaxy A52 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Leave a comment

Since getting our fingers on it, we right here at PhoneАrena seen that it’s cheaper than the Samsung

whereas additionally providing a excessive refresh charge and an improved digicam. Not solely that, however it retains its headphone jack whereas providing water resistance. The

is meant to be the value acutely aware alternative right here, however so was the S20 FE when it got here out. So we ended up questioning, which one is one of the best Samsung for the cash proper now.

With that in thoughts, we bought these two gadgets with us to check them and see what makes them so spicy and engaging. So preserve studying in case you’re concerned about seeing which telephone will emerge victorious.


Starting with the design, we type of like each. The A52 has a newly redesigned look the place the digicam bump is definitely extra like a pure bump. The telephone is matte and fabricated from plastic totally on the again. On the opposite hand, the S20 FE sports activities the earlier technology of again design of the S-lineup, however we should always be aware that additionally it is fabricated from plastic. The digicam bump has sharper edges and is extra like a separate ingredient of the again, however we nonetheless assume that the general design is OK. A good thing about your complete plastic construct for these 2 gadgets is that it’s extra resilient to drops and is cheaper to switch so we’re additionally down for that. There are additionally some new colours out there on the A52 such because the Awesome White, Awesome Black, Awesome Blue and the one we’ve got right here, the Awesome Violet. The FE we’ve got right here is a little more boring however smooth with a Cloud Navy colour, however you too can get it in some fascinating colours similar to Cloud White, Cloud Red, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Orange, and Cloud Mint.


Fast refresh charge and exquisite AMOLED colours on each

Display-wise is the place it’s simple to decide.

The A52 comes with a breath of recent air from different mid-rangers, a 90Hz refresh charge 6.5-inch 1080p panel, which is superb to see at this worth, but when what we’re going after is the highest, then the 120Hz 6.5-inch show on the S20 FE can be a better option. Both gadgets have these iconic AMOLED colours we have come to anticipate, so we’ve got no complaints there. They are additionally shut when it comes to high quality and sharpness, however the smoothness of the S20 FE is on one other degree. And additionally, when it comes to brightness, we’ve got a distinction, albeit a small one, in favor of the S20 FE with 742 nits versus 715 nits on the A52. So we’d recommend you base your resolution right here on a finances and refresh charge choice.

If you are extra about how they carry out, you possibly can verify the next tables.


The A52 lacks a zoom digicam, however for all else is just not far behind

And now shifting over to the digicam section – the one we’ve been ready for.

The Galaxy A52 sports activities a 64MP primary shooter with, surprisingly, optical picture stabilization (OIS), a 12MP ultrawide and 5MP macro digicam whereas the S20 FE sports activities a 12MP primary shooter with OIS, a 12MP ultrawide and 8MP telephoto digicam. So with the curiosity to seek out out which digicam system performs higher, we went out to have them battle it out.

To begin off then, we went out to take a few pictures.

The first photograph got here out fairly similar color-wise and dynamic range-wise, however when it comes to sharpness, in case you look a bit nearer, you’ll discover that the S20 FE comes out extra clear and sharper. Otherwise, in some other photograph, variations had been negligible, even when we tried zooming in, we nonetheless didn’t discover any substantial variations in high quality.

We additionally didn’t see any main variations with the ultrawide cameras on each gadgets in order that was fairly cool.

Maybe Samsung has certainly poured extra into its midrange lineup. Exposure, dynamic vary, and sharpness had been additionally on par.

Where the telephones differ for positive although is within the completely different third digicam for every. The S20 FE, for example, has an optical zoom lens digicam, and positive, whereas you may additionally take zoom pictures with the A52, they merely wouldn’t come out as sharp.

And this isn’t like one thing you’d discover more durable in case you zoom in by loads, by no means.

Just zooming in a bit exhibits how a lot sharper the S20 FE’s telephoto digicam is.

Then how concerning the macro digicam on the A52, is it any higher than not having one on the S20 FE? Well, it’s difficult to say. To put it this manner, the macro digicam on the A52 was comfy to make use of whereas taking a close-up shot because the focus is locked to a more in-depth distance however on the similar time, the S20 FE is able to taking pictures from even nearer when you have a secure hand and use the optical zoom digicam.

Have a glance right here for example:

So execs and cons is our reply to this query.

How about night time pictures then? The primary digicam of the S20 FE was higher when it comes to noise and colours at midnight, however for some motive, the A52 stored producing barely flawed colours on this specific scene.

So then as a conclusion, Samsung has made some good enhancements on the A52. And whereas it does lag behind the Galaxy S20 FE, it nonetheless manages to convey respectable high quality to the desk.


A52 is likely to be improved from its predecessor, however it nonetheless runs on a mid-range processor vs a top-end one on the FE

Performance-wise is the place despite the fact that the S20 FE is older, it’s nonetheless significantly better. As we talked about earlier, the S20 FE tried to be a telephone that gives one of the best at a decrease price and its SoC backs up that declare. It sports activities a high-end flagship chip. While alternatively, the A52 sports activities a somewhat slower mid-range processor. If you take a look right here, you’ll see fairly clearly how the S20 FE blew the A52 out of the water on our benchmark.

So when it comes to gaming and extra heavy duties, you’ll discover that the FE is total the higher telephone, however when it comes to gentle duties like watching movies, searching the web, and even some gentle gaming, the Galaxy A52 is solely an excellent alternative. We not often seen any stutters on it in our day-to-day use however in fact, you possibly can nonetheless discover the occasional hiccup right here and there whereas the FE is solely far smoother in that regard. Additionally, each gadgets use a fingerprint underneath the show which we seen to be of comparatively equal velocity for the FE and A52. We additionally not often bought a misinterpret finger which is cool. But total, we’re nonetheless leaving this as a win to the Galaxy S20 FE.

Battery life

Samsung guarantees 2-day battery life on the Galaxy A52, higher than the S20 FE

The Samsung Galaxy A52 is a formidable improve from final 12 months’s A51 because it now sports activities a bigger battery at 4500mAh which coincidentally is similar capability as on the S20 FE. But in accordance with some exams we did, the S20 FE fared worse. That’s to not say it had dangerous battery life, in truth, it lasted us by way of the day and extra, however it was worse when in comparison with the A52. To put it in different phrases.

The Galaxy S20 FE lasts on common round 12 hours and 30 minutes when searching the net at 60Hz, whereas the A52 did 16 hours earlier than biting the mud. So it is a large win in our books for a budget champion. And in case you’re concerned about our full outcomes, you possibly can verify them down right here:


The cheaper A52 has a headphone jack, however lacks the wi-fi charging that the S20 FE presents

So then we attain the options part. This is the place the A52, imagine it or not, brings a robust recreation. You see, whereas we all know that the S20 FE is barely costlier and likewise higher when it comes to efficiency, we’d additionally anticipate it to fare much better when it comes to further options, however it doesn’t.

For some context, the FE presents water resistance with an IP68 score, expandable storage, and wireless charging whereas alternatively, the A52 virtually matches it with a water resistance score of IP67 which is similar, that means the telephone can go as deep as one meter in water for 30 minutes earlier than presumably dying whereas the FE is rated to face up to a depth of a meter and a half for a similar period of time. The A52 additionally sports activities expandable storage and a headphone jack. Sure, it doesn’t have wi-fi charging however we’d argue that the dearth of a headphone jack on the S20 FE can be a downgrade. So then, we’d say each are right down to choice since they cowl most of every little thing you’d ev

er want.

Price and Availability

MSRP distinction of round $200 between these two

Beginning with the Galaxy A52, it begins at 350 euro in Europe however is anticipated to be round $500, whereas the S20 FE begins at $699, however is repeatedly discounted to round $550, so that you might need a tough time selecting both one in the event that they’re each inside your finances.

The telephones we at present examined had been the common Galaxy A52 and S20 FE, however we should always add that the A52 is accessible with 5G and is an possibility to think about for round those self same $500. At the identical time, the S20 FE may also be purchased with 5G help.

The A52 helps solely sub-6GHz speeds which is a bummer in case you’re on the lookout for the connectivity of your lifetime however no less than will probably be stable. The S20 FE helps sub-6GHz too however can be out there from Verizon with mmWave help which is an effective bonus. So relying on what you want, Samsung has you lined.

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