Compact design, all-round performance

Sold in the mid-range price segment, Samsung Galaxy M52 5G brings users a high level of use value thanks to its ability to connect to high-speed 5G networks, a 120Hz AMOLED screen, a high-configuration camera cluster and a large capacity battery.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G uses the Snapdragon 778G 5G chip, offering good performance for the money along with efficient power consumption. Compared to the previously released phone version, the manufacturer has decided to remove the depth analysis sensor on the camera cluster of the M52 5G. The device is now equipped with a main camera sensor with 64MP resolution, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 32MP selfie camera.

As a mid-range model, the M52 5G has cut production costs in some respects. Specifically, the device does not have an official water resistance standard, while the product’s sound system is only made up of 1 speaker strip. With these advantages and disadvantages, how will the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G compete in the mid-range market? The answer will be in today’s article.

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Specifications of Samsung Galaxy M52 5G

  • Screen: 6.7-inch 20:9 FHD+ (2400×1080) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Snapdragon 778G 5G
  • RAM: 6GB/8GB
  • Rear camera: 64MP + 12MP + 5MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Internal memory: 128GB
  • Size: 164.2×76.4×7.4mm
  • Mass: 173g
  • The battery: 5000mAh

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G: Design

If you have owned the Galaxy M51 series before, maybe the design of the M52 5G will surprise you. While its predecessor has a bulky design with a thickness of 9.5 mm and a weight of 213g, the M52 makes a strong impression thanks to its extremely compact appearance. To do that, the manufacturer decided to remove the huge 7000 mAh battery and replace it with a smaller but still standard 5000 mAh battery.

This decision has made the design of the M52 5G more compact than ever, allowing you to hold the device in your hand easily and comfortably. Even compared with the more advanced model of the same brand, the A52s 5G, the M52 5G has an overall weight of 16g ​​lighter and 1mm thinner.

In terms of body surface area, the M52 5G has many similarities compared to its predecessor. This is understandable because both of these models are equipped with a screen with a diagonal size of 6.7 inches. This is a new generation panel, with the ability to support up to 120Hz refresh rate.

With a punch-hole selfie camera at the top and wrapped in a mid-sized bezel, the M52 5G has a rather modern look. And similar to the A52s 5G series, the screen of the M52 5G is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 (upgraded from the 3rd generation glass version compared to the M51 series). However, unlike the A52 series, the M52 5G still lacks the official water resistance standard.

The back of the M52 5G is made entirely of plastic, similar to the mid-range version manufactured by Samsung. The back of the M52 5G is glossy, and will stick to many fingerprints during use.

The camera cluster located on the left corner is now equipped with 3 lenses. This camera cluster is quite large in size, with 3 lenses placed vertically with a flash sensor located right next to it.

Like the back, the frame of the M52 5G is also made entirely of plastic. Although the frame does not feel high-end when held in the hand, it is solidly finished and can easily withstand light shocks during actual use.

The right edge of the M52 5G is equipped with a power button cum fingerprint security. Fingerprint security has fast and accurate reading speed. Located right above is a cluster of volume up and down buttons. The buttons of the machine have a firm bounce and are very well finished.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G: Screen

Galaxy M52 5G is equipped with a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen. The screen has the same surface area as that of the M51 version and is slightly larger than the 6.5-inch panel of the A52 series. The screen has a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, is divided by the 20: 9 ratio and has a pixel density of 393 ppi.

The M52 5G is the first of Samsung’s M series to be equipped with a screen with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The screen of the M52 5G has a good display quality, with a peak brightness of up to 777 nits when used outdoors.

And similar to other Samsung models, the M52 5G has 2 screen color display modes that you can choose from, including Vivid (Vivid) and Natural (Natural), with the first mode being shown. default setting.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G: Performance

Galaxy M52 5G uses Snapdragon 778G 5G chip, providing a good level of performance compared to the price segment. The chip is composed of 8 processor cores, including 4 Cortex-A78 cores (2.4GHz) and 4 Cortex-A55 cores (1.8GHz). The chip is integrated with Adreno 642L GPU to handle graphics-related tasks.

We let the machine perform the benchmark tests as usual. Specifically, in the overall performance test with Geekbench 5, the Galaxy M52 5G achieved single and multi-core performance scores of 603 and 2706 points, respectively.

With 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory, Galaxy M52 5G offers a smooth practical usage experience and can handle all basic user workloads well.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G: Battery life

Galaxy M52 5G is equipped with a battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh. Compared to the previous version, the battery capacity of the Galaxy M52 5G has been significantly reduced (from 7000 mAh to 5000 mAh). However, thanks to a processor chip with efficient power consumption, the Galaxy M52 5G has an actual battery life not much lower than that of the M51 series.

In our test, the Galaxy M52 5G can last 14 hours and 34 minutes when surfing the web continuously using wifi network, with screen brightness set at 150 nit.

In terms of battery charging, Galaxy M52 5G comes with a charger with a capacity of 15W. During the test, the device can recharge from 0 to 100% of the battery after 1 hour 48 minutes.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G: Camera

Galaxy M52 5G is equipped with a camera cluster with 3 lenses, including 1 main camera with 64MP resolution, 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera and 5MP macro camera. Compared to the previous version, the manufacturer has decided to remove the depth sensor of the camera cluster for this version of the device.

At first glance, the main camera of the Galaxy M52 5G looks like the camera of the A52s 5G series, but in reality it is not. Specifically, the main camera of the Galaxy M52 5G uses the S5KGW3 sensor manufactured by Samsung, has a pixel size of 0.7µm and has a physical size of 1/1.97 inch. Meanwhile, the A-series models use a 1/1.7-inch physical sensor with 0.8µm pixel size. So in terms of specifications, the main camera of the M52 is of slightly worse quality.

The main camera of the M52 5G lacks optical stabilization, while the A52s 5G’s camera has this function. In addition to these differences, both models use a lens with a focal length of 26mm and an aperture of f/1.8.

The M52 5G is capable of taking very good photos in daylight conditions compared to the price range. The pictures taken by the camera have a wide dynamic range, while the colors are presented vividly. The detail of the scene is sharp, and there is not much diffraction.


Galaxy M52 5G is a quality smartphone in the mid-range price segment. The device gives users a high level of use value thanks to a good level of performance, a brilliant AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. In addition, the device also owns a long battery life, allowing users to use it comfortably without having to worry much. With these strengths, the Galaxy M52 5G can easily compete with other competitors in the mid-range price segment.

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Plus mark

  • Compact design
  • High quality display
  • Long battery life
  • Good photo quality
  • Good performance for the money

Minus point

  • The exterior design is somewhat monotonous
  • Lack of official water resistance standards
  • Charging speed is not very fast

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