Google Pixel 5a vs Samsung Galaxy A52s: Which of one these two smartphones offer better value? The Google Pixel 5a or Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G? Let’s find out.

Google Pixel 5a 5G Key Specs

  • 6.34″ FHD+ OLED Display
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB ROM
  • 12 + 16MP
  • 8MP selfie
  • Snapdragon 765G 5G
  • Android 11
  • 4,680 mAh battery (18W)

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Key Specs

  • 6.5″ FHD+ AMOLED Display (120Hz)
  • 6/8 GB RAM
  • 126/256 GB ROM
  • 64 + 12 + 5 + 5MP
  • 32MP selfie
  • Snapdragon 778 5G
  • Android 11
  • 4,500 mAh battery (25W)

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Google Pixel 5a has an OLED flat display with FHD+ resolution but sadly with no high refresh rate. The display size is 6.34-inch which is very compact and comfortable to hold in your hand.

While the Galaxy A52s has a slightly bigger screen of 6.5-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, with FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A52s display offers more value. Colorful display with higher level of brightness + 120Hz refresh rate. Although both devices are water resistant.


The Pixel 5a has dual rear cameras. A 12MP main camera and 16MP ultrawide lens. While upfront is an 8MP selfie camera. The 12 MP main sensor has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and can record video in 4k resolution.

When compared to the Samsung Galaxy A52s with 64MP main camera, 12MP ultrawide lens, 5MP macro and 5MP macro depth sensor, the difference is really not pronounced. The Galaxy A52s main camera contains OIS and can as well, record video in 4k resolution.

The 32MP selfie camera on the Samsung Galaxy A52s is better than the 8MP on the Google Pixel 5a.

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Performance | Storage | RAM | 5G

In terms of performance, Samsung Galaxy A52s is faster and more power efficient. It is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset. Paired with 6GB or 8GB RAM + 128/256 GB storage. The Snapdragon 778G is built on 6nm process (based on the Cortex-A78), with a high end Adreno 642L GPU and an X53 5G modem.

Google Pixel 5a on the other hand, is powered by Snapdragon 765G chipset paired with 6GB RAM + 128 GB storage.


Software wise, both smartphones run Android 11 out of the box. And years of major software update is certain for both devices.


Battery capacity of the Samsung Galaxy A52s is 4,500 mAh with 25W fast charge support. While the Google Pixel 5a battery capacity is 4,680 mAh with 18W fast charge support.

The Google Pixel 5a battery lasts way longer than the Galaxy A52s. And that’s because the Pixel 5a has no high refresh rate. Although I’d still prefer the Galaxy A52s anytime.

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Google Pixel 5a vs Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: Price

Samsung Galaxy A52s is slightly more expensive. The official price in UK is about £410. Which is pricey than the Google Pixel 5a $449 price in the US.

Google Pixel 5a vs Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G: Conclusion

Samsung Galaxy A52s offers more value here. Better processor, thanks to the Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset. Also, it is the only device here with 120Hz refresh rate.

So if I’m to score both smartphones by percentage. I’ll score the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (55%) while the Google Pixel 5a 5G gets (45%).

Where to buy Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Galaxy A52s 5GPrice
Amazon UK£409
Amazon Germany€479
Where to buy Galaxy A52s 5G

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