Samsung Galaxy A32 5G Review

If you’re looking for a cheap Android 5G phone, Samsung Galaxy A32 5G ($279.99) has the Solid performance and promised Android updates and security. You are guaranteed to enjoy this cheap phone for a long time. Besides the low resolution screen, the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is nothing more. Great value and won Editors Choice award for affordable 5G phones.

Low-Res Never Looked So Good

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is a beautiful phone. There is a back and the body is plastic. But it doesn’t look like the cheap phones of the old days. in the United States The phone has a glossy gray finish. Unfortunately, fingerprints and hairline quickly accumulated during testing.

The phone measures 6.5 x 3.0 x 0.4 inches and weighs 7 ounces. This is normal weight for a device with a 6.5-inch screen, but due to its flat surface, the Galaxy A32 5G is more prone to accidental falls than the matte-paneled version. textured back during the test The phone slipped out of hand several times. Fortunately, the body and screen are raised from Gorilla Glass 5 plastic.

Phone sitting on counter with SIM slot in focus

The SIM/microSD slot is on the left side of the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G. (Photo: Steven Winkelman)
The front of the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is dominated by a 6.5-inch LCD with torn and glossy edges, 1600 x 720 resolution, 270 pixels per inch. The screen is bright and saturated. If there is no thorough inspection Pixels are hard to spot, however, it doesn’t compare to the cheaper OnePlus Nord N200 5G, with its 6.49-inch 2400×1080p 90Hz display.
Instead of the complicated camera module found on most Samsung phones, the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G has three separate touch buttons arranged vertically in the upper-left corner of the back cover. To the right of it is another sensor, located at the level of the phone, is the Lightning. The bottom third of the back cover houses the Samsung logo and microscopic regulatory information.
back of phone in focus
The top of the phone is blue. While the USB-C charging port, 3.5mm headphone jack and speaker grille are located at the bottom of the case, on the left side you’ll find the SIM/microSD slot. built-in fingerprint sensor The sensor is fast and accurate, and the buttons provide a satisfying tactile response. Volume control is difficult when your hands are small.

It is mixed stable. The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G doesn’t have an IP rating and we couldn’t find any mention of waterproofing on the Samsung website. we had a bad storm while using the phone and didn’t notice any injuries. But if you throw it in the pool All bets will be cancelled.

Otherwise, the plastic housing in the chassis should handle fine serrations and drops without serious damage. The same goes for the Gorilla Glass 5 display panel, which is typical for phones in this price range, and most uses the much weaker Gorilla Glass 3.

Excellent 5G

Samsung is selling the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G online, as well as AT&T and T-Mobile. The phone is also powered by Verizon and supports LTE and sub-6GHz 5G frequency bands.

Please note that if you are an AT&T customer, do not purchase the unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G. According to AT&T, “All Galaxy A32 5G models in our network will continue to function after the end of our 3G service [22 February 2022], however. There are some devices that others have brought into our network , carriers. touch. In this case, we will offer a free exchange phone to eligible customers.”

We’ve tested the phone on T-Mobile’s 5G network in Chicago with amazing results. Average speeds were 141.9 Mbps for input and 42.8 Mbps for input. These numbers are pretty consistent with average North N200 5G speeds of 154.2 Mbps downstream and 46 Mbps downstream, but dozens of variables could explain the difference. These numbers can’t compare to the super-fast speeds of flagship phones with mmWave connectivity, but they’re good for low-end phones.

Call quality is superb. The earpiece’s 86dB maximum volume is loud enough to hear on busy streets. Test calls were clear and noise cancellation worked perfectly.

The single, bottom-firing speaker fails to impress. Static electricity is noticeable at volume levels up to 92 dB, lower noise levels are acceptable. but no mids and bass If you don’t want to use the speakerphone for short conversations We recommend a good headset.

There’s dual-band WiFi on board, but WiFi 6 doesn’t. There’s also Bluetooth 5.0 for portable connectivity and NFC for mobile payments.

Battery Life for Days

The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G chipset and 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and about 46GB  out of the box; If that’s not enough, you can expand additional external storage using a microSD card.

generally good performance Applications launch quickly, with almost no lag when switching between screens. Multitasking slows down your phone and network. The initial startup process takes longer than the Nord N200 5G, but the difference is hard to notice if you don’t pay attention.

If you’re a casual gamer who plays Candy Crush on the way to work, the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is for you. However, avid gamers find the phone bad. If you are looking for an affordable gaming phone Your best bet is the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G.

We tested the phone with some resource intensive games on the Google Play Store, Genshin Impact and Alto’s low CPU-intensive Alto’s Odyssey. For Genshin Impact, We experienced long loading times and crashed some issues within an hour of playing Alto’s Odyssey running. mostly good although We did notice some frames dropped.

In the Gebench 5 benchmark, which measures raw computing performance, the Galaxy A32 scored 51,501 single-core (SC) and 1,678 multi-core (MC) scores. The Nord N200 5G shot 508 SC and 1588 MC in a single test. Although multi-core performance is different. But both phones work the same every day.

The 5000 mAh battery lasts moderately on a single charge for several days. During our low battery test Streaming HD video over Wi-Fi at full brightness Galaxy A32 5G will turn off after 13 hours 1 minute if you need a fast charge. Your phone supports 18W fast charging; There is an adapter included in the box. Samsung Galaxy A32 5G.

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