Samsung Galaxy A32 - The affordable mid-range option

Hanno Labuschagne

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Samsung Galaxy A32 - The affordable mid-range option

Samsung recently launched its mid-range Galaxy A32 smartphone in South Africa.

This smartphone is available for South African customers in LTE or 5G models.

“Both versions will not only make cutting-edge innovation more accessible to more South Africans but also allow users to enjoy 5G capabilities for the first time in the Galaxy A Series,” Samsung said.
 

eddybsb4u

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Now I can finally afford a decent Samsung phone. I was thinking of getting the Xiaomi Note 9 Pro 128Gb but after reading this, I think A32 is the way to go.

Does it support Samsung Pay though?
 

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It's 2021 and 6 years after wireless charging capability was included in Samsung's Galaxy S6, it has still not filtered down to the midrange Samsung phones. Disappointing.
 

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What a lie of an article...

Failing to mention that the 5G version only had a HD+ display not a FHD+ ...

Also the 5G version is only a TFT display, not a super AMOLED.

While the article says we have the 6GB version, I wouldn't be surprised if I bought one, and they only have the 4gb version, like the A51 locally had...
 

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Samsung Galaxy A32 review


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I'm just flabbergasted at how we've just accepted the new price points as reasonable, R 6 000 is now affordable! Are these prices justified by inflation?


Samsung’s rivals like Xiaomi and Realme have long been the go-to options for enthusiasts wanting an affordable flagship experience. Devices like the Poco F3, Mi 10T series, and Realme X50 Pro have all earned acclaim for offering phones with cheaper price tags while still offering high-end power.

2020 saw the South Korean manufacturer step its game up in this area, with the Galaxy S20 FE making big waves in this space. At $699, the phone packed flagship power, truly versatile cameras, a big battery, and more. You even got features like wireless charging and an IP68 design, which are uncommon at this price. It won our 2020 Editor’s Choice award, and for good reason.

More reading: What we want to see from the Galaxy S21 FE

The company continued this trend in 2021, launching the Galaxy S21 for just $799. This makes it $200 cheaper than the S20 family’s launch price. The phone isn’t perfect, lacking microSD storage, dropping down from QHD+ to FHD+ resolution, and swapping rear glass for plastic (sorry, “Glasstic”). Yet you’re still getting the latest flagship processor, a strong camera setup, water resistance, and wireless charging. Combine these offerings with Samsung’s generous promotions, and it’s no wonder S21 series sales have reportedly tripled compared to the S20 range in the first month of availability in the US.
 

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What a lie of an article...

Failing to mention that the 5G version only had a HD+ display not a FHD+ ...

Also the 5G version is only a TFT display, not a super AMOLED.

While the article says we have the 6GB version, I wouldn't be surprised if I bought one, and they only have the 4gb version, like the A51 locally had...
O boy that 5G version is a POS
 

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What a lie of an article...

Failing to mention that the 5G version only had a HD+ display not a FHD+ ...

Also the 5G version is only a TFT display, not a super AMOLED.

While the article says we have the 6GB version, I wouldn't be surprised if I bought one, and they only have the 4gb version, like the A51 locally had...
Yes - biggest flaw here is the 240ppi density which is less than the cheapest Xiaomi - mind bogglingly inept from Samsung.

So rather get the Redmi Note 10 Pro.
 

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Why get Samsung period. ?
I'm also leaning towards Xiaomi for my next handset but the build quality of Samsung does weigh on my mind. My dad's 2015 A5 is still chugging along. They are asking one to pay a heck of a premium for that peace of mind though.
 

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I'm also leaning towards Xiaomi for my next handset but the build quality of a proven entity like Samsung does weigh on my mind. My dad's 2015 A5 is still chugging along.
Xiaomi build quality is :thumbsup:
 
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