Galaxy A52s vs Poco M4 Pro comparison: which 5G intermediary to buy??

You want to prepare for 5G and you are in doubt between the Galaxy A52s and the Poco M4 Pro , right? Then you are in the right place, because in this comparison, Invasion News shows the differences and advantages or disadvantages of one model to the other.

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They are two intermediate cell phones that have few similarities, despite the price. The Galaxy A52s has a Super AMOLED screen, Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor, 4,500 mAh battery and very high resolution cameras. The Poco M4 Pro has an LCD screen, MediaTek's Dimensity processor, cameras with a little less resolution and a bigger battery.

Which of the two is better for what you need? See below if the most suitable for you to buy is the Galaxy A52s or the Poco M4 Pro.


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design and construction

Galaxy A52s and Poco M4 Pro are almost the same from the front, but the back is quite different. Xiaomi's phone has a bolder design, with a rectangle inside another for the camera module, in shades of gray. The Samsung model has a more sober look, with the same color across the back, including the camera module.

  • Galaxy A52s: 159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm, 189 g;
  • Poco M4 Pro: 163.6 x 75.8 x 8.8 mm, 195 g.

The Poco M4 Pro is slightly larger in dimensions because it has a 0.1 inch larger screen. But if you look at the occupancy rate of the front, they both have almost 85% screen. The fingerprint reading is under the screen on the Samsung model and on the power button on its competitor.

Regarding the finish, both have plastic sides and back, with glass on the front. The Galaxy A52s is IP67 certified with protection against dust and up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. The Poco M4 Pro is IP53, dust and splash resistant.

These models were designed for those who don't like different colors. The Galaxy A52s arrived in Brazil in black or white options. The Poco M4 Pro has not yet been officially launched here, but it can be found at importers in yellow, blue or black.

Screen

The Poco M4 Pro's screen is slightly larger than that of the Galaxy A52s, but it's not much. But there are other differences, like panel technology and refresh rate, that change the user experience quite a bit.

  • Galaxy A52s: 6.5-inch Super AMOLED with Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2400 pixels), 120 Hz;
  • Poco M4 Pro: 6.6-inch IPS LCD with Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2400 pixels), 90 Hz.

Samsung's phone features a Super AMOLED panel, which delivers more vivid colors and more striking contrast than the IPS LCD of Xiaomi's model. In addition, the brightness reaches higher levels, which makes the Galaxy A52s a better option for those who work on the street, for example.

Poco M4 Pro only has two cameras, despite the six slots in the module (Image: Ivo Meneghel Jr/ Invasion News)

As for the refresh rate, the 120 Hz of the South Korean model is little more fluid than the 90 Hz of the Poco M4 Pro. It's a difference that few people will notice, especially since there aren't many apps optimized to update so much information in such a shortly.

Even so, if you value a good screen, I believe that the Galaxy A52s is a more interesting option than its competitor in this comparison.

Configuration and performance

I know a lot of people will turn up their noses at the Poco M4 Pro for having a MediaTek platform, while the Galaxy A52s has a Qualcomm. But the truth is that the Dimensity line is a great evolution of the company, with performance that is very close to the Snapdragon equivalents.

  • Galaxy A52s: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (6nm), Octa-core processor (4x 2.4GHz Kryo 670 + 4x 1.9GHz Kryo 670), Adreno 642L;
  • Poco M4 Pro: MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G (6nm), Octa-core processor (2x 2.4GHz Cortex-A76 + 6x 2.0GHz Cortex-A55), Mali-G57 MC2.

And the two chipsets are very similar in specifications, with equal lithography and cores with similar speed. There it is worth observing the results of each one in benchmarks to understand the potential of each device.

The 3D Mark evaluates the GPU, and then the Galaxy A52s is considerably ahead of the Poco M4 Pro. After all, the Samsung phone scored 2,491 points in the Wild Life Unlimited test, against 1,206 for the Xiaomi model. That is, the processors can be equivalent, but to play, the South Korean device has more raw power.

Back cover has a single piece that joins the camera module (Image: Ivo Meneghel Jr/ Invasion News)

For day-to-day processes, whatever. Both are very good, run the most important tasks with ease. And they can even handle some more complex things, like image or video editing, without stuttering during or even after.

Regarding memory, the Galaxy A52s has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which can be expanded with a micro SD card. The Poco M4 Pro can be found with 4/64 GB or 6/128 GB, also with space for an expansion card.

Operational system

Both devices run Android 11 out of the box, each with its manufacturer's interface. In this case, One UI version 3 for the Galaxy A52s, and MIUI 12.5 for the Poco M4 Pro.

Samsung is expected to release Android 12 and two more new versions of the operating system for its model, in addition to monthly security updates. Xiaomi does not reveal the update policy for its models, but the Poco M4 Pro should be more or less similar in Android versions.

cameras

The Galaxy A52s cameras have more resolution than the Poco M4 Pro, as well as more options with macro and depth. Megapixel isn't everything in photography, but the Samsung device really does better in this regard.

  • Galaxy A52s: 64 MP (f/1.8, main) + 12 MP (f/2.2, ultra wide 123°) + 5 MP (f/2.4, macro) + 5 MP (f/2.4, depth); 32 MP (f/2.2, front);
  • Poco M4 Pro: 50 MP (f/1.8, main) + 8 MP (f/2.2, ultra wide, 120°); 16 MP (f/2.5, front).

The most balanced clash is in the main camera, which is very good on Xiaomi's cell phone. Its problem is that the colors are a little dull, and the dynamic range is pretty bad if you don't turn on HDR.

Otherwise, the level of detail and focus speed are pretty close to the experience you'll find on the Galaxy M52s.

But Samsung's cell phone ends up being ahead for delivering more accurate colors and good exposure balance. And that's not just on the main one, but also on the ultra-wide and macro, an option that is not available on Xiaomi's cell phone.

The same goes for selfies: more accurate colors on the Samsung model, which still has less noise in low-light environments.

Photos taken with the Galaxy A52s

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: main
Galaxy A52s achieves good records, with high dynamic range (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: 2x zoom
2x zoom maintains a good level of detail (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: ultra wide
Ultra wide camera also has good quality (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: ultra wide
Extended field of view is excellent for capturing scenarios (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: main
Main camera has higher level of detail and higher dynamic range (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: 2x zoom
2x zoom holds the level of detail well (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: main
Main camera records natural colors and high level of detail (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: main
Galaxy A52s main camera has 64 MP (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: ultra wide
Ultra wide camera records a good level of detail with good lighting (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: macro
Macro achieves impressive level of detail (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: macro
Macro photos look professional if you use light to your advantage (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: macro
But beware: it's easy to lose focus with the macro (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: main
Night mode reduces noise and blur, but does not prevent overexposure of brightly lit areas (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: ultra wide
Ultra wide does not have good results in low light (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: 2x zoom
2x zoom maintains a good level of detail in night mode (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: macro
Macro in low light loses a lot of quality (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: 2x zoom
In some cases, activating night mode and 2x zoom can generate interesting macros (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: main
Night mode ensures clarity in low light environments (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: ultra wide
Night mode also works on ultra wide (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: portrait mode
Portrait mode gives your photos a professional look (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: selfie
Selfies are of good quality, with a good level of detail and balanced exposure (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: selfie
In low light, the selfie loses a little bit of detail, but it still has a reasonable quality (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: selfie
Portrait mode can make a good crop, as long as it doesn't have very challenging points (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)

Photos taken with the Poco M4 Pro

Poco M4 Pro: main
M4 Pro's main camera achieves a high level of detail (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: main
With AI enabled, colors are more saturated and contrast increases, even with HDR enabled (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: ultra wide
Ultra wide also has a very reasonable level of detail (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: ultra wide
Poco M4 Pro AI repeats exaggerated saturation in ultra wide (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: main
Recommendation is to keep HDR on automatic, to let the device decide when to activate it (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: main
Turning on the AI leaves the photos like this: saturation and contrast a little exaggerated (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: ultra wide
Ultra wide of the M4 Pro has a good level of detail (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: main
Principal has even better detailing (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: main
2x zoom manages to maintain very reasonable quality (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: main
Activated HDR ensures that the sky is the blue that the human eye sees live (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: ultra wide
Ultra wide is a little darker than the main one (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: main
Portrait mode achieves a photo with impressive quality, but the cropping is not perfect (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: main
Another example of the good quality of portrait mode on Poco M4 Pro (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: main
Night mode does not change the final image much (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: main
Good level of detail when you make good use of the light available in night mode (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: main
In low light, the level of detail drops a little, but the M4 Pro still manages to get good records (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: selfie
Selfie without HDR looks like this, with the background quite blown out (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: selfie
By activating HDR, the background appears without prejudice to your face (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: selfie
Selfies in low light are not very good: too much noise and lack of sharpness (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)
Poco M4 Pro: selfie
Portrait mode in night selfie (Felipe Junqueira/Invasion News)

Drums

While the Galaxy A52s has 4,500 mAh of battery, the Poco M4 Pro already has 5,000 mAh of capacity. And, according to tests carried out here at Invasion News , Xiaomi's cell phone actually gets a longer usage time than Samsung's.

The difference is not very big. In video playback, the Galaxy A52s got an estimated 16.6 hours of Netflix at 50% screen brightness, against 20 hours for the Poco M4 Pro under the same conditions.

Galaxy A52s has a minimalist design back (Image: Ivo Meneghel Jr/ Invasion News)

In the actual use test, Xiaomi's smartphone consumed approximately 3 percentage points of charge every hour, an estimate of running out of charge in 33 hours. Samsung's already reached 4.4 pp of consumption per hour, which would take it to run out of battery in about 22 hours.

Of course, each person has a different consumption, but it is evident that the Poco M4 Pro lasts longer than the Galaxy A52s in similar use. And it also has a faster charger, as it comes with a 33 W adapter, against a 25 W adapter from its competitor.

Galaxy A52s vs Poco M4 Pro: which one is worth it

The Galaxy A52s has a brighter screen with more vivid colors, as well as being a little ahead in performance and cameras. The Poco M4 Pro has a battery that lasts longer, in addition to not being so far behind in performance or cameras. In addition, both have stereo audio and 5G support.

So, if you value the screen more and want better photos, I would recommend investing in the Galaxy A52s. If your biggest concern is with battery life, the Poco M4 Pro should please more, despite neither having a very big advantage over the other in any aspect.

Poco M4 Pro has a bolder look (Image: Ivo Meneghel Jr/ Invasion News)

Regarding the price, it all depends on the moment. The Galaxy A52s once cost less than R$1,800, but its most common price is around R$2,200.

The Poco M4 Pro is most often found in the same range, but it can also be found by those looking for a lot for around R$1,800.

That is, even in price, they are two very equivalent cell phones. The choice is up to you, depending on what you need most in a smartphone.

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