With all the competition present within the mobile industry, it is indeed difficult to choose a new device, especially with all the tech jargon present. But you can make the right decision by comparing two things — specs and price. With both being premium mid-range devices with 5G and priced at almost PHP 24K, which one is better on paper, the OPPO Reno5 5G or the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G? Let’s find out.
The specs below are based on the current offerings available for the Philippine market.
|OPPO Reno5 5G||Samsung Galaxy A52 5G|
|6.43-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) OLED display, 90Hz refresh rate, 410 PPI||6.5-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) Infinity-O Super AMOLED, 120Hz display, 407 PPI|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 2.4GHz octa-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 2.2GHz octa-core CPU|
|Adreno 620 GPU||Adreno 619 GPU|
|8GB LPDDR4X RAM||8GB LPDDR4X RAM|
|128GB storage||256GB storage|
|microSD card slot (hybrid)|
|Quad rear cameras:||Quad rear cameras:|
|• 64MP F1.7 (main)||• 64MP OIS AF F1.8 (main)|
|• 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)||• 12MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)|
|• 2MP F2.4 (macro)||• 5MP F2.4 (macro)|
|• 2MP F2.4 (depth)||• 5MP F2.4 (depth)|
|32MP F2.4 front camera||32MP F2.2 front camera|
|5G, 4G LTE||5G, 4G LTE|
|Dual SIM (nano)||Dual-SIM (nano)|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 5.1||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS, Beidou, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS||GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band), A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou|
|Loudspeaker||Stereo speakers, sound by AKG, Dolby Atmos|
|3.5mm audio jack||3.5mm audio jack|
|In-display fingerprint scanner||In-display fingerprint scanner|
|Face Unlock||Face Unlock|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|4,300mAh battery w/ SuperVOOC 2.0 65W fast charging||4,500mAh battery w/ 25W Fast Charging|
|ColorOS 11.1 (based on Android 11)||Samsung One UI 3.0 (based on Android 11)|
|159.1 x 73.4 x 7.9mm||159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4mm|
|Galactic Silver, Azure Blue, Starry Black||Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Violet, Awesome Blue|
Summary of advantages
OPPO Reno5 5G:
• More powerful charging rate
• Bluetooth 5.1
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G:
• Higher screen refresh rate
• Bigger storage
• microSD card support
• Higher ultra-wide camera resolution
• Higher macro camera resolution
• Higher depth camera resolution
• Stereo speakers
• Slightly larger battery
• Slightly more affordable
Based on the summary above, it’s a landslide win for the Galaxy A52 5G but let’s take a closer look at the differences.
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Both devices pack large 6-inch screens with the Galaxy A52 5G being slightly larger. However, the 0.07-inch difference can be neglected. The Reno5 5G’s 3 PPI advantage can also be overlooked.
Both can provide rich colors and deep blacks thanks to the OLED screen on the Reno5 5G and Super AMOLED on the Galaxy A52 5G. Both are also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
What will separate the two are refresh rates. While the Reno5 5G offers a smooth 90Hz, the Galaxy A52 5G has an even smoother 120Hz.
RAM and Storage
The Reno5 5G and Galaxy A52 5G offered in the Philippines are available in a single configuration. The former is available in 8GB + 128GB, while the latter is available in 8GB + 256GB with microSD card support. The Galaxy A52 5G is the clear winner here.
Both units have quad-rear cameras with a 64MP main and 32MP front. However, the Galaxy A52 5G has the advantage of having a higher resolution for ultra-wide, macro, and depth cameras. But these are just pixels, we’ll know which smartphone is better in imaging once we have them for review.
The two devices are powered by premium mid-range chipsets from Qualcomm. The Reno5 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 765G with Adreno 620 GPU, while the Galaxy A52 5G has the Snapdragon 750G with Adreno 619 GPU. Both can deliver good performance and we don’t think you’ll notice the difference in day-to-day use. Their AnTuTu benchmark scores (from Kimovil) are close, with the Reno5 5G at 325,000 and the Galaxy A52 5G at 330,000.
Between the two, the 4,500mAh battery of the Galaxy A52 5G stands over the 4,300mAh of the Reno5 5G. But that’s if we are just talking about the capacity. However, if we factor in fast charging, the Reno 5 5G wins due to its SuperVOOC 2.0 65W fast charging compared to the 25W fast charging of the Galaxy A52 5G.
The two are almost on the same level when it comes to connectivity. However, the Reno 5 5G has Bluetooth 5.1 compared to the Galaxy A52 5G’s Bluetooth 5.0. Although the difference between the two Bluetooth versions is not that drastic, Bluetooth 5.1 offers faster connection initiation, lower power consumption, and better signal broadcasting.
Audio is another charm the Galaxy A52 5G over the Reno5 5G as it is equipped with stereo speakers powered by AKG and Dolby Atmos, while the Reno5 5G has a single loudspeaker.
Which one to get?
The OPPO Reno5 5G (8GB + 128GB) is priced at PHP 23,999, while the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G (8GB + 256GB) is at PHP 23,990. If your budget is PHP 24K and looking for something that packs the most specs for your money, better get the Galaxy A52 5G.
may nfc din ang reno 5 5g