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Nokia 8.1 vs Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)

Side by side comparison between Nokia 8.1 vs Samsung Galaxy A52 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Nokia 8.1
6.18"
IPS

1080x2280

12
MP

20mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
16PointsSamsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)Compare Nokia 8.1 X
Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)
6.5"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

8.16 Advantages Nokia 8.1vsGalaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)16 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)
+180 grams (6.3 ounces)5%
Lighter
vs189 grams (6.62 ounces)
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)5%
Thinner
vs8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+408 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs405 PPI
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core16%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64GB (51GB available)vs+128GB (102GB available)100%
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1080x2280 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels5%
Higher resolution screen
6.18"vs+6.5"5%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12MP + 13MPvs+(quad camera) 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/1.72" inches48%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 20MPvs+(front) 32MP61%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 10vs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
3500 mAhvs+4500 mAh29%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
18Wvs+25W39%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
Not supportedvs+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

32 Common items in both devices
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC / Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
f/1.8 (aperture)
+25 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresNokia 8.1Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)
Model8.1Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)
Other model namesNokia X7 TA-1099, TA-1113, TA-1115, TA-1119, TA-1121Galaxy A52 (4G) SM-A525F/Dual-SIM (128GB + 8GB RAM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
IndiaIndonesiaNew ZealandPakistan
India, Indonesia, New Zealand, Pakistan
BrandNokiaSamsung
Release dateDecember, 2018March, 2021
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)75.76 x 154.8 millimeters (2.98 x 6.09 in)75.1 x 159.9 millimeters (2.96 x 6.3 in)
Weight180 grams (6.3 ounces)189 grams (6.62 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Nokia 8.1Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 11
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareNokia 8.1Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SDM710 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SM7125 (8nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 360 Gold
1.7Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 360 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 465 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 465 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 616 500MhzQualcomm Adreno 618
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (102GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayNokia 8.1Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.18" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2280 pixels1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)408 PPI405 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassCristal Dinorex (NEG)Gorilla Glass 5
Display featuresfeature not registered90Hz, 800 nits
Mobile networksNokia 8.1Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps600/100 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkGlobal version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

India version:
UMTS 850/900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6
VoLTE

Global version (TA-1119):
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)

India version (TA-1121):
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 40, 41)
LTE Cat12 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingNokia 8.1Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraNokia 8.1Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
13MP
(quad camera)
64 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2123º1.12µm
5MP macrof/2.4
5MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/1.72" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraNokia 8.1Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.8" inches
Pixel size0.9µm pixel0.8µm pixel
MultimediaNokia 8.1Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityNokia 8.1Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsNokia 8.1Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- Colors: Blue/silver, Steel/copper, Iron/steel
- Android One edition
- 18.7:9 display ratio
- Zeiss optics back camera
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Awesome Black, White, Violet, Blue
- One UI 3.1
- 2 stereo speakers
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyNokia 8.1Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging25W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered2100 minutes | 35 hours | 1.5 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateNokia 8.1Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/8GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.348W/kg (head) | 0.844W/kg (body)
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