Samsung Nepal had gone crazy with the phone launches, launching Galaxy A32, Galaxy A52, Galaxy A72, and even the Galaxy M62 back to back. All the phones have come out to be exceptionally better than their predecessor. Talking about the Galaxy A32 as well, the upgrade from the Galaxy A31 is by a huge margin. I had used the Galaxy A32 for almost over a week now and I really loved the device but there were times where I thought Samsung could have done better. Let’s head into the article to see the Samsung Galaxy A32 review.
Samsung Galaxy A32 Specifications
6.4 inch, FHD+ Super AMOLED, 90Hz, 800 nits
Mediatek Helio G80(12nm)
CPU & Memory
Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) with 6GBGB RAM &128GB ROM
Samsung has done a great job with the design of the Galaxy A32. Galaxy A32 screams “premium” and has a better design than its own slightly expensive Galaxy M62. With 8.4mm thickness and weighing only 184 grams, the device is sleek. While using this device, the design made me forget the performance because of how the device looks and feels in hand. Galaxy A32 is built in a plastic frame with a glass front and plastic back. The camera module also stands out, with cameras sticking out from the back instead of a bump for the camera setup.
Display- 90Hz Smoothness
When no one expected smooth displays from Samsung except in the flagship phones, they surprised us all with a 90Hz refresh rate in all new phones. Samsung Galaxy A32 comes with a Super AMOLED 90hz display with brightness up to 800 nits. With brightness this high, you won’t ever have to worry about going in the sun. The display measured 6.4 inches with FHD+ resolution, which gives you a great viewing pleasure with the 90Hz smoothness. With the Widevine-L1 certificate, you can also watch your favorite shows and movies on OTT platforms in HD making the experience even better.
Performance- Average Gaming Experience
Of course, Samsung midrange phones are not great with performance for the price, Galaxy M62 being an exception. And Galaxy A32 is no different with the Mediatek Helio G80, which we saw in Poco M2 and Redmi 9 at half the price of A32. Gaming is average on this phone, and playing games like PUBG heats a lot faster than expected. With phones offering Snapdragon 730G and 732G at this price range, Galaxy A32 coming out with an Helio G80 is a turn-off.
Gaming might be an issue, but the phone is certainly not a problem for your typical day-to-day tasks. With the 90Hz display, browsing and doing your usual tasks is undoubtedly fun and smooth with the Galaxy A32. But when it comes to the optical fingerprint scanner, Galaxy A32 certainly has a slow scanner.
The Galaxy A32 comes with Android 11 OS with OneUI 3.1 on top. With Samsung promising three years of regular software updates, this is excellent among the mid-rangers. Many phones in this segment offer only two years of software updates, so Galaxy A32 stood out on this one.
Camera-Quad Camera Setup
The best thing about the Galaxy A32 is the camera. The camera setup comes with a 64MP primary camera, 8MP ultrawide camera, and two 5MP lenses of macro and depth. Galaxy A32 shoots 64MP pictures with 16MP pixel binning technology, and the photos come out pretty well and good details. The camera AI also helps a lot with the enhance the image. Despite lagging in performance from the competitors, the camera is the best in the class, probably until the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max makes its way to Nepal. You also get excellent low-light photos with the phone with a decent amount of details and light. Considering the price of the phone, you probably will have no complaints about the primary camera.
The ultra-wide shots are also of excellent quality, with a good amount of details you would expect in a phone at this price. The color is slightly softer but overall produces great ultra-wide images with excellent FOV. Night shots are not so good with the ultra-wide lens, but they get the job done.
The macro sensor does not do much, but the portrait images on the Galaxy A32 come out decent with pretty good edge detection.
Selfies camera also is excellent in the Galaxy A32 with the 20MP wide shooter. The front camera is sharp, and the selfies come out with a decent amount of details. The edge detection is better than expected.
Battery- All-day Battery
Samsung Galaxy A32 gets a standard 5000 mAh battery with fast charging support of 15W. With the 5000 mAh battery and not-so-power-hungry chipset, the phone easily lasts for a day with normal usage.
With the 90Hz refresh rate, enable and normal usage would last the battery easily for a day. Even with some gaming hours, the battery performance is still impressive. But Samsung could have done better with the charging.
Software and UI- Clean OneUI experience
The Samsung Galaxy A32 comes featured with the Android 11 topped with OneUI 3.1. OneUI 3.1 is much optimized and fun to use compared to the previous versions. The software is optimized correctly, and the security updates have already started rolling in. OneUI 3.1 in the Galaxy A32 gives you a great software experience.
Overall, the Galaxy A32 is a great phone which looks and feels great. The cameras of the phone are where the phone surprised me with absolutely great cameras. With the 90Hz display and the proper optimized OneUI 3.1, the phone certainly feels good. For the price, the phone is value for money if you don’t account for the performance aspect of the phone. Samsung could have done better with a better processor with the device.