Samsung has released few new Galaxy A-series smartphones last month including the Samsung Galaxy A72, A52 and A32 LTE/5G. Thanks to the folk from Samsung Malaysia for sending over their most accessible 5G smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G for me to review.
In this post, I’ll be sharing my first impression of the device and I will have a more in-depth review after this.
Samsung is one of the first Android smartphones manufacturers to ditch charger and others accessories to address sustainable consumption issues. Don’t worry, the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G still getting a charger, a 15W Adaptive Fast Charger out-of-the-box. Just that the box they use on it is plainly thin folding paper and that’s in line with their eco-friendly movement.
In the box, there are some documentations, the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G, SIM ejector pin, charger and a USB C cable.
The device is pretty lightweight at just 205g despite packed with a 5,000 mAh battery. The rear cover is made out of Glasstic (Glass Plastic) similar to what Samsung Galaxy Note20 has, just that it’s not matte finishing and attract a lot of fingerprint smudge.
There’s a 3.5mm audio jack at the bottom alongside with USB C charging port and a single down-firing speaker.
The power button doubled as a fingerprint scanner and also supports slide gesture to bring down quick panel.
As mentioned, the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is the company cheapest 5G device that you can own, powered by MediaTek Dimensity 720G with a 5G modem integrated. Paired with 8GB of RAM and generous 128GB storage which can be further expanded via microSD through the hybrid SIM tray.
Instead of using its own superior Super AMOLED panel, the Galaxy A32 5G sports a 6.5-inch TFT LCD HD+ resolution display. It protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Features quad rear camera setup; a 48-megapixels main camera with up to 4K@30fps video recording, an 8-megapixels ultrawide, a 5-megapixels macro lens and a 2-megapixels depth sensor. The Infinity-V dewdrop notch houses a 13-megapixels selfie camera.
Connectivity-wise; 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC (Samsung Pay) and GPS (Glonass, Beidou, Galileo). It runs on the Samsung’s latest OneUI 3.1 based on Android 11 and also supports Samsung Knox that offers secure security protection.
The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is priced at RM 1,199 and there’s an LTE variant that’s cheaper by RM 100. Overall the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G does look appealing in term of design but would face fierce competitions especially Chinese phone makers that offer greater specification on paper. The things that Samsung can put them apart is the user experience on OneUI and services like Samsung Knox and Samsung Pay.
A more comprehensive review will be available after I run some tests and real world use of the device.