Motorola recently launched a midrange smartphone in the country called Motorola Edge 30. The smartphone competes with one of Samsung’s most popular models, the Galaxy M52 5G. Since both are available at a similar price, one might wonder which smartphone to buy. In this comparison, one will learn more details about how the smartphones compare.
Motorola Edge 30 vs. Samsung Galaxy M52 5G
The Motorola Edge 30 comes with a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate and supports HDR10+. It has a pixel resolution of 405 pixels per inch and features Corning Gorilla Glass 3. On the other hand, the Galaxy M52 5G comes with a slightly larger display at a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display which supports up to 120Hz refresh rate. It has a pixel density of 393 pixels per inch and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. So overall, the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G has a slightly better display.
When it comes to processing power, the Motorola Edge 30 comes with a new Snapdragon 778G Plus which is a new chipset. It has eight cores with a maximum clock speed of 2.5 GHz and is accompanied by an Adreno 642L GPU. According to nanoreviewthe Snapdragon 778G Plus scores around 548,000 points on the Antutu benchmark, which is an excellent score for a mid-range smartphone.
Speaking of the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G, it comes with the Snapdragon 778G. It is the predecessor of the chipset mentioned above and consists of eight cores with a maximum clock speed of 2.4 GHz. The processor is accompanied by the Adreno 642L GPU. The Samsung Galaxy M52 5G is capable of scoring around 520,000 points on the Antutu benchmark, which is on par with the best devices available in the segment.
So, which is the best performing smartphone among these two? The minor difference in benchmark scores suggests the Motorola Edge 30 Pro should be better. However, both smartphones should feel equally snappy when multitasking or playing games. Since the new Snapdragon 778G Plus is built on a 6nm architecture, it should be better in terms of battery management and hence might be the better option out of the two.
The Motorola Edge 30 comes with a triple camera setup. The main sensor of this smartphone has a resolution of 50MP (with OIS). The secondary sensor also takes ultrawide images in the 50MP resolution. It also serves as a macro camera. Then there is a third camera which helps the smartphone manage depth. The Motorola Edge 30’s front camera is a 32Mp shooter.
While slightly higher resolution can be achieved with the 64M primary camera (without OIS) on the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G, the secondary camera clicks ultra-wide images at 12MP resolution and the third camera clicks macro images in 5MP resolution. The Galaxy M52 5G’s front camera is a 32MP shooter. While the smartphone is capable of taking good quality images, the Motorola Edge 30 has a versatile setup, as well as stabilization.
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As far as the battery is concerned, the Motorola Edge 30 comes with a 4,020mAh battery that supports 33W wired charging. While the smartphone can last an entire day, it falls short of the 5,000 battery. mAh of the Galaxy M52 5G. Although the Edge 30’s new processor is more efficient, the large capacity of the M52 5G makes up for it. Both smartphones charge via the Type-C 2.0 port.
The Motorola Edge 30 comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner, while the Galaxy M52 5G comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Additionally, the Motorola Edge 30 is slightly thinner than the M52 5G. It is also equipped with stereo speakers, providing a better audio experience for users consuming content on their smartphones. Both smartphones should receive the latest Android updates for a few more years.
It is important to mention that the Motorola Edge 30 comes with 13 5G bands and the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G has 11 5G bands. Therefore, the former should be slightly better in cellular reception.
Motorola Edge 30 vs. Samsung Galaxy M52 5G: conclusion
The Motorola Edge 30 will be available in India for Rs. 27,999. Additionally, customers will be able to get an additional Rs. 2,000 off using HDFC credit cards. For an effective price of Rs. 25,999, the Motorola Edge 30 is one of the best devices available in the market. The Samsung Galaxy M52 5G is available on Amazon for Rs. 23,999 making it the more affordable option of the two smartphones. Those who want the in-display fingerprint scanner and the slightly better processor should opt for the Motorola Edge 30. On the other hand, those looking for a more affordable option can opt for the Galaxy M52 5G.