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Samsung Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S21+

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A52 5G vs Samsung Galaxy S21+ Plus phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S21+ Plus XSamsung Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB)07Points
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB)
6.5"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Samsung Galaxy S21+
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4800
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21+

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!

Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB)vsGalaxy S21+22 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21+
+256GB (220GB available)112%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (104GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+189 grams (6.62 ounces)6%
Lighter
vs200 grams (7 ounces)
+405 PPI3%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs393 PPI
+1/1.72" inches2%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/1.76" inches
+(front) 32MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 10MP
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core33%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
8GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR5Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
UFS 2.1vs+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
Not supportedvs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
6.5"vs+6.7"3%
Larger screen
(quad camera) 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MPvs+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP3%
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
5G SA/NSAvs+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbpsvs+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
4500 mAhvs+4800 mAh7%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

32 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED / Dynamic AMOLED
120Hz
16 million
1080x2400 pixels
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
OIS: Optical stabilization
+25 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
ModelGalaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB)Galaxy S21+
Other model namesGalaxy A52 5G SM-A5260 Dual-SIM (256GB + 8GB RAM)Galaxy S21 Plus 5G SM-G996B/DS
Country or region availableChinaHong KongTaiwan
China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateMarch, 2021January, 2021
Depth8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)75.1 x 159.9 millimeters (2.96 x 6.3 in)75.6 x 161.5 millimeters (2.98 x 6.36 in)
Weight189 grams (6.62 ounces)200 grams (7 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 11
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225 (8nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 570
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 570
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.9Ghz Single-Core ARM Cortex-X1
2.8Ghz 3-Cores ARM Cortex-A78
2.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 619ARM Mali-G78 MP14
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR5
Internal storage256GB (220GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
Display typeSuper AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.5" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~88.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)405 PPI393 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass Victus
Display features120Hz, 800 nits120Hz, 1300 nits, HDR10+
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
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
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps5000/1920 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12 (1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat24 ()
TD-LTE ()
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 28, 41, 78, 79)SA/NSA/Sub6 ()
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
64 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2123º1.12µm
5MP macrof/2.4
5MP depthf/2.4
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom3x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm120º1/2.55"1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.72" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inches1/3.24" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Awesome Black, White, Violet, Blue
- One UI 3.1
- 2 stereo speakers
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Phantom Black, Silver, Gold, Red, Violet, Pink
- One UI 3.1
- Always-on display
- Tuned by AKG
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- Samsung DeX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh4800 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomy2100 minutes | 35 hours | 1.5 daysfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A5260 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S21+
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)1.03W/kg (head) | 1.42W/kg (body)0.541W/kg (head) | 1.335W/kg (body)
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