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A comprehensive analysis of top 5 best Samsung mobile phones (A Model)

The Samsung Galaxy A series is a line of entry-level and flagship entry-level smartphones manufactured by Samsung offering a mixture of state-of-art features at an affordable price. In this post, we will review the top 5 mobiles from this popular lineup for you.

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G

Specs

Weight: 185g
Dimensions: 162.5 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm
OS: Android 11
Screen size: 6.7-inch
Resolution: 2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 393 PPI
CPU: Snapdragon 765
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 128GB
Battery: 4,500mAh
Rear camera: 64MP + 12MP + 5MP 
Front camera: 32MP

Pros

Fair price
Superior camera
Amazing display
Solid battery life
Good cameras

Cons

Big and heavy
No wireless charging
Older chipset

The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G is a solid mid-range smartphone that stays on top of its class. Its punch point is an excellent screen with sturdy battery life as well as speedy performance. The best is that you will get these amazing features at only half the cost of a flagship.

Perhaps the biggest negative point about Galaxy A71 5G is the lack of water resistance wireless charging. Samsung reserved these premium features for its more expensive flagship series.

If you can past over two omissions, A71 offers everything you expect from a mid-range device. The decent 4,500mAh battery provides the power to keep your phone alive for more than a busy working day. It has plenty of RAM and storage to allow your device to run smoothly. But if you need extra space, you can expand the 128GB internal storage with a Micro-SD card. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G you will never feel inconvenience even when running heavy games.

The body is made of plastic, which may look cheap. But it is sturdy and, like glass covers, it won't turn into million pieces if you drop it, and that's always an advantage.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G

Specs

Weight: 189g
Dimensions: 159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm
OS: Android 11
Screen size: 6.5-inch
Resolution: 1080 x 2400
CPU: Snapdragon 750G 5G
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 128/256GB
Battery: 4,500mAh
Rear camera: 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
Front camera: 32MP

Pros

6.5-inch full-HD multi-touch AMOLED screen with low blue light
Good protection with Gorilla Glass 5
Acceptable battery capacity 
Good Photos and Videos
Fast and responsive fingerprint sensor

Cons

No Wireless charging
No Infra-red connectivity 
No dedicated SD-card slot
Plastic body
Only a 15W charger is included (25W fast charging is supported)
Limited power

Samsung Galaxy A52 is designated as the best budget Samsung phone. It has been quite successful in the market. Similar to other members of the popular A-series Galaxy A52 has become with the state-of-art features it offers that are difficult to find in other smartphones with a similar price range.

It comes with an immerse full-HD 6.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen with an 85% screen to body ratio and a luxurious plastic cover. There is no glossy back such as those included in S21 Ultra but this is not a big drawback for a mid-range phone with such a bundh of leading-edge specs.

The phone is packed with a 15W charger which does not make sense while it supports 25W fast charging. Another complaint about A52 is that while it supports Micro-SD you can use it only for saving data but not for moving Apps from one device to other.

The battery life is acceptable, and 25W fast charging works well for heavier tasks. It holds enough charge for 1 to 2 working days, so you don't have to worry about charging it again.

As expected from a mid-ranger Galaxy A52 provides mediocre power. Hence, some users may experience multitasking. Instead, with 5G connectivity, the networking experience is super-fast.

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G 

Specs

Weight: 193g
Dimensions: 164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm
OS: Android 10, upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.1
Screen size: 6.6-inch
Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels ~266 PPI
CPU: Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750 5G
RAM: 4GB/6GB/8GB
Storage: 128
Battery: 5,000mAh
Rear camera:48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP
Front camera: 20MP

Pros

Long-lasting 5000mAh battery 
Exquisite and Ultra-wide cameras
Nice 20MP HDR front selfie camera
Fast and responsive fingerprint sensor
Premium look
Solid OS upgradable to Android 11

Cons

No Wireless charging
No Infra-red connectivity 
No dedicated SD-card slot
No face unlock feature
Poor photos at night
Plastic body

With the announcement of the Galaxy A42, 5G Samsung is well-done with prioritising of battery. Its huge battery is adjusted to comply with the big screen and all kinds of 5G connectivity. The marvellous 6.7-inch provides 720x1600 resolution and covers almost all the front panels. The screen shows bright images indoors with good contrast but gets blurred outside even when you maximise the brightness.

The fingerprint sensor located on display is one of the best you can find in a mid-range smartphone. It's fast and responsive and only occasionally gets fussy. Thanks to its large 5,000mAh you should not plug the phone into a charger more than once a day. The overall performance of the Snapdragon 750 processor is good for day-to-day tasks.

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G

Specs

Weight: 205g
Dimensions: 164.2 x 76.1 x 9.1 mm
OS: Android 11
Screen size: 6.5-inch
Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels~270 PPI
CPU: MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 720 5G
RAM: 4GB/6GB/8GB
Storage: 64GB/128GB
Battery: 5000mAh
Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP
Front camera: 13MP wide

Pros

Expandable storage
5G connectivity, C Band frequencies 
OTG support
Fast charging
Good battery
Has dual SIM model
4 years upgrade policy
Long battery life

Cons

LCD with poor resolution
Weak processor
Limited amount of RAM
Overheats quickly
Plastic body
Mediocre cameras
Boring design

Galaxy A32 is an inexpensive smartphone from Samsung that ranks between A42 and A20 combining the strengths and weaknesses of the A-series. It comes with a big 5,000mAh battery capable of supporting its mediocre 6.5-inch display and fast 5G network.

Although the LCD on A32 is not as good as those that come with the more expensive models, the display is vivid and bright and you cannot point out pixelation without a close examination. The resolution clocks in,600 by 720 pixels, for 270 pixels per inch which is comparable to the less-expensive OnePlus Nord N200 5G's 6.49-inch, 2,400-by-1,080-pixel 90Hz display. Add to this an acceptable performance and quality of cameras which justices buying this cell phone at a price that is lower than most of its counterparts in the series.  

Samsung Galaxy A20

Specs

Weight: 169g
Dimensions: 158.4 x 74.7 x 7.8 mm
OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.1
Screen size: 6.4-inch
Resolution: 720 x 1560 pixels~268 PPI
CPU: Exynos 7884
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32GB
Battery: 4,000mAh
Rear camera: 13MP +5MP 
Front camera: 8MP

Pros

Acceptable cameras
Big display
Solid battery life
Dolby sound
Wide variety of colour options

Cons

No Wireless charging
No Infra-red connectivity 
Limited feature
Plastic body
Little storage
Lacklustre design

Although Galaxy A20 may seem a little old it is still worth buying, especially because of its large bright display and the range of choices you have in selecting your favourite colour. The phone's body is plastic but looks like the company's more expensive flagships. 

The dual-camera system can take acceptable pictures with immersive depth. It excels outdoor and by days but the results are not very impressive by night. The screen resolution is good but not sharp enough. The plastic back is easily scratched and the phone lags performance. If you want you can get a better feature at the same cost.

It's no doubt that Galaxy A71 is the most powerful inexpensive smartphone Samsung has been ever made, but Galaxy A52 collects affordability and performance in one place. A42, A32 A20 offer fewer features and less power but are still worth buying.

References

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