• Daniel Chaparro

Samsung A52 5G - Battery Performance Score

Updated: Mar 30

SMARTPHONE TIER: MID

Battery Capacity mAh: 4500


 

Smartphone Battery Performance: Ranking #70


In the lower half for Battery Performance within the

Mid Tier Ranking Table


 

Battery Performance Testing and Review - October 2021

 

 

Product


The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is the new model from the Korean manufacturer for a Mid Tier smartphone. It offers key features like 5G connectivity, a high refresh rate display (120 Hz), expandable storage and a wall charger.

 

Release Date March 2021

Product Features and Specification

· Design: Seamless design.

  • Rear Camera: 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (Wide),1/1.7X”, 0.8µm, PDFA, OIS

12 MP, f/2.2, 123 ˚ (ultrawide), 1.12 µm

5 MP, f/2.4 (macro)

5 MP, f/2.4 (depth)

  • Video: 4K@30fps, 1080@30/60, gyro-EIS

  • Selfie Camera: 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8”, 0.8µm

  • Video: 4K@30fps, 1080@30 fps

  • Battery: 4500 mAh (25 W fast charge, 50% in 30 mins advertised)

  • Display: 6.5" Super AMOLED, 120 Hz

  • Size: 159.9 mm x 75.1 mm x 8.4 mm

  • Weight: 189g

  • Memory: 128GB ROM 4/6/8GB RAM, 256GB ROM 6/8GB RAM

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)

  • Android: Android 11, One UI 3.1

  • Software Version: RP1A.200720.012.A526BXXU1AUH5

 

Battery Performance


Introduction


The Samsung A52 is classed as a Mid Tier smartphone in the ViserMark ranking table, (Smartphones priced between 200 and 500 EURO), with a price just over 400 EURO, this smartphone offers 5G connectivity thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720 G chipset powering it. A 4500 mAh battery and a 120 Hz display complete the most important features for the Samsung A52.


The overall Battery Performance Score is now a global score taking calculations from Battery Life, Power Efficiency and Charging Times.



Based on the different test results, we have given this Smartphone a ViserMark score of 42. This score places the Samsung smartphone in the low part of ViserMark overall ranking, 26 points below the leading Smartphone. With a mix of low Power Efficiency and common autonomy lengths, the device has a lower Battery Performance score.




 

Testing Results


BATTERY LIFE - Days of Use


The Samsung A52 autonomy was near 39 hours with a 60 Hz refreshing rate compared with the 36 hours with a 120 Hz refreshing rate as shown in Figure 1.


Based on the ViserMark test protocol, The Samsung A52 obtained a Day of Use score of 1.5 days.

The Day of Use ViserMark score of Mid Tier smartphones is “2.0” days, placing the Samsung A52 slightly below the average score for Mid Tier smartphones.

  • Best Smartphone for Days of Use: Ranking #73

 


CHARGING TIME - Hours and Minutes


The charging time to 100% was 1 hour 37 minutes with the 25W fast charge option included.



The average Charging Time is 1:40 for a Smartphone within the ViserMark Mid Tier ranking. The Samsung A52 Smartphone achieved an average Charging performance for the Mid Tier range.


  • Quickest Smartphone for Charging: Ranking #39

 

Test Graphics


Our testing is based on real smartphone usage from 100% battery level down to Power Off.


When testing Smartphones, the testing protocol includes common daily life activities, for instance: Calls, Web, Video and Music streaming, Gaming, Social networks, Picture & Video capture and standby.

All testing is performed under strictly controlled test conditions with all activities being executed in a defined order and timeline.

Figure 1. ViserMark Battery Life Test at 60 and 90 Hz refresh rate



 

There are a number of power-efficient processors, within today's Smartphones, that are able to cope with the growing number of new applications and can support high-resolution displays without compromising battery life.


Power Efficiency is calculated using Battery Life and Battery Capacity. This is expressed in “Leaves" and reflects a rating between 1 being least and 5 being the most power-efficient.

The Samsung A52 obtained an overall Power Efficiency Score of 1, the average score for Mid Tier smartphones is 1.6, placing the Samsung A52 in the low part of the ViserMark Power Efficiency ranking table.


  • Best Smartphone for Power Efficiency: Ranking #82

 

Conclusion


In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G battery performance leaves doubts about both its autonomy and power efficiency. Compared with other Mid-tier devices, the A52 5G is behind several competitors like the Xiaomi Redmi 9T pro, Realme 8 Pro, Oppo A54 5G, Poco F3, OnePlus Nord CE. To climb to the Top of ViserMark ranking the autonomy would need to be increased at least one more day while maintaining the same battery size.

 

ViserMark tests are performed with the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency powered and automated by SmartViser’s test automation solution viSer. The automation test includes a variety of user actions from calls to social media and periods of standby times.

 

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Background


The Samsung Group is a South Korean multinational conglomerate headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It comprises numerous affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand. Samsung Electronics has assembly plants and sales networks in 74 countries and employs around 290,000 people. Samsung is a major manufacturer of electronic components such as lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, image sensors, camera modules and displays for clients such as Apple, Sony, HTC and Nokia.


 

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