We love a flagship smartphone around here, but there’s still a lot to love about mid-range devices which have come a long, long way in recent years. The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is a prime example. We’ve unboxed and unpacked the new A Series range, and here’s what we love.

Today we’re focussing on the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G as part of the 2021 A Series line-up.

Top specs, low price

There’s a tonne of bang for buck to be had in the mid-ranged price Galaxy A52 5G. Samsung really knows how to make a cheaper phone feel like a flagship.

Not only do you get a 6.5-inch screen1, the Galaxy A52 5G also packs in a super smooth 90Hz refresh rate to make the experience of using it day to day buttery smooth. And nothing gets in the way of your content, either, thanks to a hole-punch front-facing camera. More on that in a moment.

Everything you do with your phone is designed to be a little more special on the Galaxy A52 5G. Games get access to Game Boost mode for better performance; videos get access to surround sound on your speakers, and your camera nabs Optical Image Stabilisation for shake-free photos and smooth video. And you’ll get 4500mAh of power ready to take you through the day.

You even get some features that flagship devices are missing, including a 3.5mm headphone jack (!!!) and expandable microSD storage support up to 1TB. That means you can bring your favourite wired headphones from yesteryear along for the ride, and a whole lot of the music you’ll play through them!

The build-quality is also top notch. No longer does a mid-range phone have a mid-range feel. With a satin finish on the rear cover, it feels great in the hand. And with squared-off sides, it feels purposeful and premium.

5G all round

5G isn’t a luxury, it’s the future of connectivity meant for everyone. That’s why the Galaxy A52 comes with support for our awesome 5G network right out of the box (on a compatible plan).

And you’ll be using your super-fast network of the future in more places with us too: our network is in more places than anyone else’s!

Check out where 5G is now, and where it’s heading to next with our Mobile Coverage Maps.

Fun built-in

A lot of apps give you fun ways to use the hardware on your phone. For the first time in a Galaxy, the filters you love from Snapchat are now built right into the camera app for you to use.

The whopping 32-megapixel front-facing camera features the upgraded Fun Mode that takes our favourite filters direct from Snapchat for use in the native camera app. There are 16 lenses available: seven basic and nine popular and rotating lenses updated regularly.

Not only is this an easy way to get to your favourite effects, it also yields sharper pics. Using the Snapchat app to take your pics doesn’t typically allow you to take high-resolution images. Snapping them directly through the Camera app’s new Fun Mode gives you access to the full resolution of that great front-facing camera.

Pricing and availability

We’re excited to carry the new Samsung Galaxy A Series handsets on our amazing network.

We’ll be stocking: RRP
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G 128GB $480
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G 128GB $648

A quick note on how to get them: the Galaxy A32 will be available online only, and the Galaxy A52 5G will be available both online and in-store.

The early bird gets the worm, and with the A Series devices, early birds who purchase between 9 April and 23 April 2021 will snag themselves a free pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live (white), normally valued at $319 RRP. Get in while stocks last on that freebie.

And, if you find a better deal on your Samsung Galaxy A Series device, let us know within 7 days and we’ll credit the difference back to your bill. That’s our 7-Day Price Match at work! Find out more about Price Match on Telstra.com.

Things you need to know

1. Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.5″ in the full rectangle and 6.3″ accounting for the rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and the camera hole.