Both Samsung and Xiaomi have recently unveiled their latest smartphones powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset— the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G and the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE. Both also sport an FHD+ display, 64MP main shooter, and 5G connectivity. But, if you are wondering which of the two is better, let’s see in a specs comparison.
|Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G specs:||Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE specs:|
|6.5-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED||6.55-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED DotDisplay|
|120Hz refresh rate||90Hz refresh rate|
|240Hz touch sampling rate|
|Dolby Vision, HDR 10+|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front)|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G||Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G|
|Adreno 642L||Adreno 642L|
|8GB RAM||6GB, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM|
|128GB, 256GB storage||128GB, 256GB UFS 2.2 storage|
|Expandable up to 1TB via microSD||Expandable up to 1TB via microSD|
|Quad rear cameras:||Triple rear cameras:|
|• 64MP (main)||• 64MP F1.79 (main)|
|• 12MP (ultrawide)||• 8MP F2.2 (ultrawide)|
|• 5MP (macro)||• 5MP F2.4 (telemacro)|
|• 5MP (depth)|
|32MP front camera||20MP F2.45 front camera|
|5G, 4G LTE||5G, 4G LTE|
|Dual-SIM (nano)||Dual-SIM (nano)|
|WiFi 6||WiFi 6|
|Bluetooth 5.2||Bluetooth 5.2|
|A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BDS||GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou, NavIC|
|Dual Speakers||Dual Speakers|
|IP67 water resistance|
|Fingerprint scanner (in-display)||Fingerprint scanner (side)|
|3.5mm audio jack|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|One UI 3.1 (Android 11)||MIUI 12.5 (Android 11)|
|4,500mAh battery w/ 25W fast charge||4,250mAh battery w/ 33W fast charging|
|159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4mm||160.53 x 75.73 x 6.81mm|
|Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Mint, Awesome Violet||Truffle Black, Bubblegum Blue, Peach Pink, Snowflake White|
Summary of advantages
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G:
• Super AMOLED display
• Higher refresh rate (120Hz vs. 90Hz)
• Higher resolution ultrawide camera (12MP vs. 8MP)
• Depth sensor
• Higher resolution front camera (32MP vs. 20MP)
• 3.5mm audio jack
• Slightly larger battery capacity (4500mAh vs. 4,250mAh)
• IP67 water and dust resistance
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE:
• 240Hz touch sampling rate
• Dolby Vision, HDR10+
• Corning Gorilla Glass 5
• Faster charging rate (33W vs. 25W)
Table of Contents
Both smartphones have their advantages in terms of display. Both smartphones come with an FHD+ display with 2400 x 1080 resolution. In addition, both can also deliver rich colors and deep blacks, thanks to the Super AMOLED screen on the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G and AMOLED on the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE. Nonetheless, the Super AMOLED is more advanced, and it integrates touch-sensors and the actual screen in a single layer.
Further, the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G offers a smoother 120Hz refresh rate than the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE, which has 90Hz. With a higher refresh rate, scrolling through social media, long documents, or news feeds is less strenuous on the eyes because of the extra perceived fluidity.
However, the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE also advances as it features a 240Hz touch sampling rate, Dolby Vision, and HDR 10+. In addition, it is also equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection against damage from drops. According to Corning, the Gorilla Glass 5 survives up to 1.2-meter waist-high drops onto hard, rough surfaces.
CPU and GPU
Powering the two smartphones is the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset and Adreno 642L GPU, so we can expect the same level of performance on both. However, do note that we can only determine the extent of their performance and thermals once we have both units for a review.
RAM and Storage
The Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G comes with 8GB of RAM, while the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE has either 6GB or 8GB. Besides, both smartphones have either 128GB or 256GB storage, which can also be expanded up to 1TB via microSD.
For the cameras, the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE comprises triple rear cameras with 64MP (main), 5MP (ultrawide), and 5MP (telemacro) sensors. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G takes advantage of having quad rear cameras with 64MP (main), 12MP (ultrawide), 5MP (macro), and 5MP (depth) sensors.
Meanwhile, the Samsung device also leaps with its 32MP front camera compared to the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE’s 20MP.
Take note, though, that these numbers don’t always equate to quality. We will provide proof of which camera is better once we test both units for comparison.
Connectivity & Other Features
The two devices have 5G connectivity, Dual-SIM, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, SatNavs, and USB-C. Both also have fingerprint scanners but of different types and placements. The Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G uses an in-display scanner, while the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE has it on the side.
Moreover, for audio, both devices also have dual speakers, but the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G’s speakers are powered by Dolby Atmos. What’s also missing on the Xiaomi device is a 3.5mm audio jack. This wouldn’t be a problem, though, if the Xiaomi device’s package would come with a USB-C to 3.5mm audio jack adapter.
For the software, both are running on Android 11 using their own custom skins.
What’s more, the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G also secures IP67 water and dust resistance, so the smartphone stands up to 1.0 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G comes with a 4,500mAh battery, while the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE has 4,250. The difference in capacity isn’t that much, but the Xiaomi device supports a faster 33W charging rate, so it could replenish its juice quicker.
Which one to get?
The Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G takes most of the advantages, including an advanced Super AMOLED display with a higher refresh rate, better set of cameras, 3.5mm audio jack, slightly larger battery capacity, and IP67 rating.
The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE, however, also has a great and protected display and a faster charging rate.
The pricing could sway readers’ decisions, though. The Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G is priced at PHP 22,990 for the 8GB + 128GB, and PHP 24,990 for the 8GB + 256GB. If the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE is priced lower, then it could be a great option for those on a budget. Unfortunately, it has yet to arrive in the Philippines, so we’ll have to wait and see.
What do you guys think? Which smartphone is better? Let us know in the comments!