This pandemic has made many activities done at home, but the need for smartphones with long-lasting batteries is still needed. Therefore, Samsung presents the Galaxy M32 which offers a large capacity battery, 5,000 mAh.
With this capacity, this South Korean vendor dares to claim that the smartphone lasts all day. But unfortunately, the battery capacity provided by Samsung decreased compared to its predecessor.
Last year, Samsung released the Galaxy M31 which has a capacity of 6,000 mAh. Does that make the Galaxy M32 worth a glance? Here’s a brief review.
Glasstic material on the back of the Galaxy M32. The blue variant with vertical stripes motif is very attractive when viewed.
Fingerprint smudges stick easily because the surface is made like glass. So you have to be diligent in cleaning so that it looks good.
When operated with one hand still feels comfortable. With a width of 75.9 mm and a weight of 180 grams, this Galaxy M32 is so cool in the hand.
The fingerprint sensor is integrated with the power button which is placed on the right side of the phone along with the volume control button. The ports provided by Samsung are complete, namely USB Type C and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
If Samsung attaches an AMOLED panel to its line of phones, even in the mid-range class, this is an indication of the quality of the colors presented. With a 6.4-inch stretch and Full HD + resolution, it provides the satisfaction of enjoying video content using this Galaxy M32.
This smartphone supports a 90Hz refresh rate, so we will give a smooth sensation when scrolling websites or while playing games. You will feel the difference if you previously used a phone with a 60Hz screen.
Even though the price is IDR 3 million, Samsung provides Gorilla Glass 5 protection to avoid scratches. With a brightness level of up to 800 nits, the Galaxy M32 screen remains clear even when used in the sun.
The Samsung Galaxy M32 is equipped with a quad-camera setup on the back. Featuring a 64 MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. The rear camera results on the Galaxy M32 are good during the day. In good lighting conditions, the main 64MP sensor takes detailed shots with a decent dynamic range.
Great shots in daylight when taking photos with ultra-wide, macro, and bokeh lenses. Unfortunately in low light, the camera is a bit less than optimal. The photos are less focused and capture a lot of noise.
The front camera specifications have a 20MP sensor that can be used for video calls as long as you can’t meet in person because of the pandemic. The results of the shots themselves are quite satisfactory.
For gamers, the Galaxy M32 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 chip. The chipset, which is made with 12 nm fabrication, is claimed to be good at playing mobile games.
However, the Galaxy M32 feels lacking when playing games. Because users have to set to low and medium graphics settings to keep the game running smoothly. When playing COD Mobile with low and medium graphics settings, the game runs smoothly and lags.
The performance of this smartphone is good for everyday use, but not as good as its competitors. Maybe because it still uses eMMC storage, as it is known that the read and write speeds are slower when compared to smartphones supported by UFS 2.1 storage.
Often compared to the previous series with a capacity of 6,000 mAh, Samsung has indeed reduced the battery capacity in the Galaxy M32 to 5,000 mAh. But with a difference of 1,000 mAh, it doesn’t show a significant difference.
As claimed by Samsung, the Galaxy M32 battery can support user activities throughout the day. It took more than 10 hours of power consumption on this smartphone with normal use. PCMark benchmark results. When tested the battery scored 13 hours 37 minutes.
For a smartphone size of IDR 3 million that has a screen that satisfies the eye, long-lasting battery performance, and an attractive appearance, you can glance at the Galaxy M32. More interestingly, this smartphone has provided the NFC feature which will make it easier to top up electronic money.
Its performance is mediocre, but it is enough to meet daily use, such as browsing, video calling, and accessing social media. The camera is also okay for capturing moments during the day.
There are some drawbacks, but it’s not a problem. For example, this phone still adopts a waterdrop notch while others have switched to punch holes.
For speakers, there are no stereo speakers, instead, Dolby Atmos support is provided when using a wired or wireless earphone.
Charging the battery to full is relatively long about 2.5 hours. Hopefully, Samsung improves its fast charging technology. Galaxy M32 already uses USB Type C but only supports 15W fast charging.