Samsung’s Samsung M series became very popular in India with its original models due to the excellent specification that comes with the company’s One UI experience and larger battery. The latter have provided a cool atmosphere for those who do not want to enter the ecosystem of brands like Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo and others.
The main features that helped the M-series case were a well-defined competitive price, which gave the phones a bang-for-buck feature that helped them compete with the popularity of the Xiaomi’s Redmi series or Realme phones. The new Samsung Galaxy M32 is the latest in the series, but how does it work? Read our full review to find out.
Samsung Galaxy M32 specs: 6.4-inch FHD + AMOLED 90Hz display | MediaTek Helio G80 | 4GB / 6GB RAM + 64GB / 128GB eMMC 5.1 storage | 64MP quad + 20MP | | 6000mAh battery + 15W charging |
Samsung Galaxy M32: What a great
Design: The design of the Samsung Galaxy M32 is very good, albeit large. Even behind the plastic and frame, the M32 is able to look like a decent premium and the design of the phone itself leaves no complaint. There is a quick side finger scanner, a rectangular camera module and things like a second microphone and a 3.5mm port that can’t be skipped. There are also no creaky ends or mushy buttons here. However, the small mono speaker is starting to feel worn out at this price point now.
Display: The best feature of the Galaxy M32 should be the bright 6.4-inch FHD + panel. It features punchy and deep black colors and is much better than any LCD panel you can find in the category. Viewing angles and good and outward appearance are not a problem here. There is still a note to pull the water up though. However, this is not a breach of contract in any way.
Cameras: A 64 MP main camera can take great pictures for a price. Shots look fun and healthy. Although the slow processor of the phone does not help much with shutter speed and you will often be shaken, the results are blurred by fast-moving topics, such as a worn out dog or a moving tree branch. In stable studies, pictures are very effective.
The rear camera also does a good job of night and light photos if you can manage to keep the camera and subject still. Shots from the widest camera were decent, and those from the macro camera were surprisingly better than the competition.
The front camera is also nice. Unlike other selfie shooters in this price range, we do not see pictures washed as guns that touch facial tones and other beautiful makeup.
There is still a fair amount of bloatware in One UI 3.1 and you will need to deal with Samsung apps itself as a second app store, browser and more. What worries you is that the software will try to push these Samsung methods if possible, such as asking to update Galaxy apps via the Galaxy Store.
Battery: The Galaxy M32 features a 6,000mAh battery, which is one of the USP’s phone and series. For full charge, that number can translate into more than two days of low to moderate use. Being able to get a lot of juice with a single charge and makes the phone a great place to bet on shows, long voice / video calls or even movie marathons. A larger battery adds a lot of form here, but we can say that it’s totally worth the peace of mind that comes with not having to chase a charger during a busy day or a road trip.
Samsung Galaxy M32: What’s wrong
Performance: The biggest mistake of the Samsung Galaxy M32 is that it appears very quickly when you start the device for the first time. A refreshingly fast screen, a great camera and decent software are all focused on the older, older MediaTek Helio G80.
Thanks to the entry-level chip, you’ll see occasional stutters throughout the UI while performing basic tasks, as well as late responses to simple things like going to the latest apps screen. If you use a lot of apps together, we can’t call the experience a breeze. You may still be able to use many applications, including unusual games, but with anything else, the phone may start to drag.
MediaTek Helio is not exactly a bad chip, but it is not built for this price range. For its price, the M32 upgrades to Helio G95-equipped phones, a series of Dimensity and Snapdragon 700 chipsets.
Slow charger: Samsung added 25W fast charging to Galaxy M32, but unfortunately it only shuts down on the 15W charger, which is not fast by any standards today. This strategy is something that Samsung sticks to, or in some cases, more expensive phones. Even the GPS S20 FE 5G costs three times as the M32 comes with a 15W charger in the box.
Now the 15W charger may feel slow on a standard phone, but with a larger 6,000mAh battery, it just slows down. We would still prefer phones with better capabilities and slower charging, but 15W may cut it too close to separate space for more users.