Samsung Galaxy M42 5G vs Galaxy A52 5G: price in India, specifications, and features compared

Highlights
  • Samsung Galaxy M42 5G has already launched in India, while Galaxy A52 5G is expected to release soon in the country
  • The Samsung Galaxy M42 5G price in India starts at Rs 21,999
  • We can expect the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G price in India to be much higher than that of  the M42 5G

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is the most affordable 5G phone you can get from the brand in India at the moment. However, despite the starting price of Rs 21,999 and 5G support, Samsung Galaxy M42 5G does skimp out on some of the key features you expect from a modern-day smartphone. But that may not be a problem too long for the discerning buyers as the South Korean brand is gearing up for the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G launch. The upcoming Galaxy A52 5G will fill in many of the chinks in the affordable M-series model’s armour, but with a higher price tag too. Let’s take a look at the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G prices in India, specifications, and features and compare them with those of Galaxy A52 5G.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy A52 5G India launch inches closer as support page goes live

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G vs Galaxy A52 5G: prices in India

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G price in India is Rs 21,999 for the base 6GB + 128GB variant, but you can get it for Rs 19,999 on Amazon. Similarly, the phone’s 8GB + 128GB option is priced at Rs 23,999 officially but available presently at Rs 21,999 on Amazon via a coupon.

When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G prices, the smartphone costs EUR 429 (Rs 37,000 approx). The 4G variant of the phone launched in India at starting price of Rs 26,499. So going by that estimate and the use of a 5G-capable chipset, the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G price in India will easily be upwards of Rs 30,000.

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G vs Galaxy A52 5G: specifications and features

Design and display

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G comes with a waterdrop notch and features a textured finish on the back panel. The bezel size is slim but you will notice a broad chin at the bottom. The phone’s square-shaped rear camera module at the top left with four camera sensors with an LED flash placed below. The phone measures 75.9mm x 164.4mm x 8.6mm and weighs 190 grams.


While the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G gets a modern touch with a punch-hole cutout at the top-centre but its chin size is similar to that of the Galaxy M42 5G. At the back, the quad-camera module is placed inside a rectangular module along with the LED flash on the side. You will find the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G to be marginally lighter and thinner than its rival as it measures 75.1mm x 159.9mm x 8.4mm and weighs 189 grams.

Moving on to the display, Samsung Galaxy M42 5G has a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display but with support for only HD+ resolution, which pushes out 720 pixels quality, and 60Hz refresh rate. Samsung Galaxy A52 5G on the other hand gets a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display that supports FHD+ resolution and offers 120Hz refresh rate as well. The punch hole display houses the front selfie camera. Using an AMOLED panel allows both the phones to come equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor for security purposes.

Processor, RAM, storage

Both these phones support a 5G network using the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G octa-core chipset. This makes the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G and Galaxy A52 5G future-proof. The phones can be bought with 6GB and 8GB RAM options, along with 128GB internal storage that is further expandable via a microSD card. These hardware specs ensure that you’ll get mid-range performance from both the devices that will be adequate for most users out there.


Cameras

On the imaging front, the Galaxy M42 5G has a 48MP quad rear camera that gets support from an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, 5MP depth sensor, and 5MP macro sensor. On the front, you get a 20MP selfie camera that lets you shoot videos and capture selfies. On the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G, you have a quad-rear camera system that consists of a 64MP primary sensor with OIS, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 5MP macro sensor, and a 5MP depth sensor. This phone has a 32MP selfie shooter housed within the punch-hole layout.
Both the 5G phones run on Android 11-based Samsung One UI interface.

Battery

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G packs a 5,000mAh battery unit with support for 15W charging speed. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is offered with a smaller 4,500mAh battery but supports 25W fast charging. Additional features that make the latter slightly pricier are Dolby Atmos and IP67 rating for water- and dust-resistance.

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G vs Galaxy A52 5G: conclusion

After going through all these features, one might say that Samsung wants to focus on the price-conscious buyers with the Galaxy M42 5G. Not only do you get a 5G device in the mid-range bracket, but also packed with hardware that should satisfy most users with its long battery backup, Super AMOLED display, and up to 8GB RAM. However, if you want to go the extra mile, the Galaxy A52 5G not only offers itself as a better package but also gives you a decent return for the money spent, with the added bonus of IP67 rating for extra durability.