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Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A52 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus XSamsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)14Points
Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)
6.5"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
17PointsSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Compare Samsung Galaxy A52 X
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)

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 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)vsGalaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)17 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
+2.3GHz 64bit Octa-Core6%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.35GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4
+128GB (102GB available)100%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (51GB available)
+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.0
+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+6.5"5%
Larger screen
vs6.2"
+(quad camera) 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP6 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+1/1.72" inches48%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(front) 32MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+4500 mAh29%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3500 mAh
+25W67%
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.
vs15W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
189 grams (6.62 ounces)vs+173 grams (6.06 ounces)9%
Lighter
8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)4%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
Not supportedvs+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
1080x2400 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels64%
Higher resolution screen
405 PPIvs+531 PPI31%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps71%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Virtual proximity sensorvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
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 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

33 Common items in both devices
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
OIS: Optical stabilization
+26 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
ModelGalaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
Other model namesGalaxy A52 (4G) SM-A525F/Dual-SIM (128GB + 6GB RAM)Galaxy S8+ G955U Unlocked (Snapdragon), Samsung Dream 2
Country or region available(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date3/26/2021, Announced: 3/17/20214/21/2017, Announced: 3/29/2017
Depth8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)75.1 x 159.9 millimeters (2.96 x 6.3 in)73.4 x 160 millimeters (2.89 x 6.3 in)
Weight189 grams (6.62 ounces)173 grams (6.06 ounces)
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

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
System versionAndroid 11Android 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
User InterfaceOne UI 3.1feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (SM7125) (8nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) (10nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3GHz Dual-Core Kryo 465 Gold
1.8GHz Hexa-Core Kryo 465 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.35GHz Quad-Core Kryo 280
1.9GHz Quad-Core Kryo 280
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 618 (750MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 540 (670-710MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 261282 (v8)
Geekbench: 5865 (v4.4), 1577 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 15fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (102GB available)
UFS 2.1
64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.5" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)405 PPI531 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Refresh rate90Hz60Hz
Display features800nits[peak]
Always-On Display
HDR10

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/100 Mbps1024/150 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+Not supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
64 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2123°1.12µm
5MP macrof/2.4
5MP depthf/2.4
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.72" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extras1080p@60fpsfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
LoudspeakerStereo sound with dual speakersSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Virtual proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Iris scanner
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh3500 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
Talk time autonomy35 hours (1.5 days)34 hours (1.4 days)
Standbyfeature not registered343 hours (14.3 days)

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Awesome Black, White, Violet, Blue- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.46W/kg (head), 1.01W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.348W/kg (head), 0.844W/kg (body)feature not registered
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