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Samsung A32 5G vs. OPPO A74 5G: Which 5G phone to get under PHP 16K?

Samsung has a new affordable 5G smartphone in the form of the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G at PHP 15,990. However, there are other affordable 5G smartphones in the market like the OPPO A74 5G at PHP 15,999. So, which one looks better in terms of specs for that budget? Find out in the comparison below.

Samsung A32 5GOPPO A74 5G
6.5-inch HD+ (1600 x 720) TFT display, 270ppi6.5-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) IPS display, 405ppi
90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sample rate
MediaTek Dimensity 720 5GQualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
Mali-G57 MC3 GPUAdreno 619 GPU
128GB storage128GB storage
microSD slot (Hybrid)microSD slot
Quad-rear cameras:Quad rear cameras:
• 48MP F1.8 (main)• 48MP F1.7 (main)
• 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)• 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
• 5MP F2.4 (macro)• 2MP F2.4 (macro)
• 2MP F2.4 (depth)• 2MP F2.4 (mono)
13MP front camera16MP front camera
Dual-SIM (nano)Dual-SIM (nano)
5G, 4G LTE5G, 4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou, GalileoGPS, A-GPS, Beidou, Glonass, Galileo
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
3.5mm audio jack3.5mm audio jack
Fingerprint scanner (side)Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
One UI 3.0 (Android 11)ColorOS 11.1 (Android 11)
5,000mAh battery w/ 15W fast charging5,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging
164.2 x 76.1 x 9.1mm162.9 x 74.7 x 8.4mm

Summary of advantages

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G:
• Better performing chipset
• Bigger RAM option (8GB)
• Higher macro camera resolution (5MP)

OPPO A74 5G:
• FHD+ resolution
• 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sample rate
• Higher front camera resolution (16MP)
• Faster charging rate (18W)
• Lighter device


Both smartphones sport a 6.5-inch display, but the OPPO A74 5G takes the win for this category because of its FHD+ display compared to Samsung Galaxy A32 5G’s HD+ screen. This means it has access to more pixels which translates to better images, videos, and overall media consumption. Additionally, the OPPO A74 5G has a 90Hz screen refresh rate and 180hz touch sample rate for a buttery smooth, and highly responsive experience.


Powering the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is the MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G chipset paired with a Mali-G57 MC3 GPU. On the other hand, we have the OPPO A74 5G with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G and Adreno 619 GPU.

In terms of performance, sourcing from Kimovil’s AnTuTu scores the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is at 249,720, while the OPPO A74 5G stands at 120,876, which entails that the former performs better in terms of synthetic performance.

RAM and Storage

Both smartphones have the same storage capacity at 128GB, but the Galaxy A32 5G places first with its larger RAM at 8GB while the OPPO A74 5G follows with 6GB RAM.


For the camera department, both phones are versatile shooters. Both have quad-rear cameras. However, the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is equipped with a better macro camera resolution at 5MP, while its competitor’s macro camera is at 2MP. When turning over to the front, the OPPO A74 5G fights back the Samsung’s 13MP camera with its own 16MP selfie camera.

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.

Other features

Both smartphones feature dual-SIM, 5G connectivity, USB-C, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and a 3.5mm audio jack.


The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G and OPPO A74 5G both have a 5,000mAh battery, but the latter has a faster charging rate of 18W, which means you get to juice it quicker and go about your day sooner than the former.

Which one to get?

The local price of the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is PHP 15,990, which is slightly cheaper than the OPPO A74 5G at PHP 15,999—emphasis on slightly.

If you want a phone with a better performing chipset, bigger RAM option, a higher macro camera resolution, the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is the best to get.

However, if you want a slightly lighter smartphone with an FHD+ screen, 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sample rate, a better selfie camera, and can charge at a faster rate, go for the OPPO A74 5G.

So what do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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3 Responses

  1. Avatar for Fade he Fade he says:

    At this price point. I will chose poco f3

  2. Avatar for AldwinIsHere AldwinIsHere says:

    Poco M3 Pro 5G is cheaper than both of these phones at 8,999.00 though…..

  3. Avatar for eZMe eZMe says:

    Poco m3 pro

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