If you want an Android phone while spending as little money as possible, the Samsung Galaxy A32 is the phone for you. Samsung has added some cool features to the Galaxy A32, including a 90Hz AMOLED screen and a 64MP camera on the back, with Samsung touting the high refresh rate as a differentiator for the smartphone. The Galaxy A32 was introduced by Samsung in November 2020. In Pakistan, the phone is offered in a single configuration with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The Galaxy A32 is available in four colors: Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Blue, and Awesome Violet. It has a price of Rs. 34,999 in Pakistan.
Design and display
The Galaxy A32 is thin and light, measuring 158.9mm in height, 73.6mm in width, and 8.4mm in thickness. The volume and power buttons on the right of the Galaxy A32 are convenient to reach while using the phone. There’s also a 3.5mm connector at the bottom, near the USB-C port and the speaker, and a full-width SIM card tray with two SIM cards and a microSD slot. The Galaxy A32 sports a waterdrop cutout on the front and a notably thick bottom bezel.
For the first time in this price range, Samsung is offering a 90Hz AMOLED display. The phone features a 6.4-inch display with an FHD+ resolution (2400 x1080), which is a fair option for those who dislike large handsets. With a size of 6.4 inches, you might think it’s quite large. It isn’t. The weight, the narrow bezels, and the fact that it’s relatively thin all add to the impression that it’s a compact phone.
The phone is powered by a MediaTek Mediatek Helio G80. The MediaTek processor is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage in the Galaxy A32. To increase storage capacity, a microSD card can be used. When using this phone for games or photography, you will notice a few glitches and unwanted delays. If you’re a casual gamer who spends your day playing games like Candy Crush, the Galaxy A32 would suffice. Hardcore gamers, on the other hand, will find the phone unfit.
The rear camera of the Samsung Galaxy A32 consists of a 64MP. The primary lens is in the center of the camera array, with an 8MP wide-angle lens above it and a 5MP portrait lens below it. On the right, above the LED flash module, is the 5MP macro lens. There is a 20MP front-facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture. The Galaxy A32 5G, like other phones in its category, captures good pictures in bright light. Except in extremely low light, the selfie camera functions brilliantly. Portrait mode on the Galaxy A32 also works pretty nicely.
One of the A32 strengths is its battery life. Its 5,000mAh battery is quite large. The Galaxy A32 easily lasts a day on a single charge thanks to its 5000mAh battery. The one disadvantage of 15W fast charging is that you’ll need to put the phone in overnight for a complete charge; this isn’t a gadget that will charge the battery in under an hour.
Software and other features
The Galaxy A32 5G comes pre-installed with Android 11 and One UI 3.1. With each upgrade, Samsung’s custom skin improves. The fingerprint sensor is fast and efficient and when pressed, the buttons deliver a good tactile response. The Galaxy A32 5G lacks an IP certification, which indicates it may not be water-resistant, as Samsung has made no such claims. The only bottom-firing speaker is not good enough. There is considerable static at its maximum loudness of 92dB. Dual-band Wi-Fi is available, although Wi-Fi 6 is not. Bluetooth 5.0 is also available for wearable connection, as is NFC for mobile payments.
The Samsung Galaxy A32 ticks almost all of the boxes for what we want in a cheap phone at its pricing. It effortlessly performs all basic tasks, has a fantastic battery life, will receive several Android updates, and has a decent camera setup. So in my opinion it is not a bad option to consider buying in 2021.