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Samsung A22 and M32 review: Threats to other brands in the price range in Nepal

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Samsung has recently launched two smartphones in the mid-range category. Galaxy A22 and Galaxy M32 were launched giving continuation to its Galaxy A and Galaxy M series smartphones. These are also the successors of Samsung Galaxy A21 and M31 respectively.

The phones are now available in Nepal and can be purchased throughout the country via different retail shops and authorised dealers. With this price range, it is in direct competition to other brands offering products in the price range, in particular, Xiaomi’s Note 10s.

Specifications

SpecsA22M32
Display6.4 inch Super AMOLED, 90Hz, 600 nits6.4 inch Super AMOLED, 90Hz, 800 nits
DimensionsHeight: 159.3 mm
Width: 73.6 mm
Thickness: 8.4 mm
Weight: 186g
Height: 159.5 mm
Width: 74 mm
Thickness: 9.3 mm
Weight: 196g
Operating systemAndroid 11, One UI Core 3.1Android 11, One UI 3.1
ChipsetMediatek Helio G80Mediatek Helio G80
GPUMali-G52 MC2Mali-G52 MC2
Main camera48MP, f/1.8
8MP, f/2.2( ultrawide)
2MP, f/2.4 (macro)
2MP, f/2.4 (depth)
64MP, f/1.8
8MP, f/2.2 (ultrawide)
2MP, f/2.4 (macro)
2MP, f/2.4 (depth)
Front camera13MP, f/2.220MP, f/2.2
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-c 2.0
WiFi 802.11
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-c 2.0
SensorsSide-mounted fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Compass
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Compass
BatteryLi-Po 5000mAh, 15W fast chargingLi-Po 6000mAh, 15W in box charger

Design and display

The design of both Samsung Galaxy A22 and Galaxy M32 looks identical. Both have a glass front, plastic frame, and plastic black. The dimension of the phones are also almost similar, but M32 is heavier by 10 grams and also 0.9mm thicker. Both these phones have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

They also share the same 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90Hz. However, M32 has a brighter display of 800 nits compared to 600 nits of A22. M32 also has a higher display resolution (1,080*2,400 pixels) compared to A22’s (720*1,600 pixels). Protecting the display of these phones is Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Camera

There is a rear quad-camera setup in both phones. Galaxy A22 has a 48MP main camera whereas M32 has a 64MP main camera. The primary camera of both these phones is paired with an 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor. At the front, A22 has a 13MP camera whereas M32 has a 20MP camera.

The camera of both these phones can record videos at [email protected] fps and have an LED flash along with the camera.

Performance and battery life

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Both Samsung Galaxy A22 and Galaxy M32 run on Android 11 with One UI 3.1. The phones are powered by Octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 while the graphics are handled by Mali-G52 MC2.

Both phones are backed up by massive battery backup. Galaxy A22 has a 5000mAh non-removable battery whereas Galaxy M32 has a whopping 6000mAh battery back up. A22 supports 15W fast charging whereas M32 supports 25W fast charging.

Connectivity, storage, and price

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Both devices support nano sim cards and have Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 802.11, USB Type-C 2.0. Talking about the storage, Galaxy A22 comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage whereas Galaxy M32 comes with two variants of 4/64 GB and 6/128 GBs. The memory of both phones can be expanded up to 1TB through a dedicated microSD card slot. Both phones have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The price for Samsung Galaxy A22 is Rs 27,999 and for Galaxy M32 is Rs 24,999 and 27,999 for 4/64GB and 6/128GB variants respectively.

Verdict

With the given price, the phone provides a fair amount of features to the users. Looking at the positive aspects of the phone, it has a big screen and has a large battery backup, which can be very beneficial for binge-watching as well as for online classes.

Looking at the downside, A22 only has a resolution of 720*1600 pixels. Both these phones can record videos only up to 1080p while other phones at a similar price range can record up to 4K. The phone might struggle to run high-end games smoothly, but normal games can be played without any hassle.

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Subba is a tech and auto writer at Onlinekhabar.

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