Tecno Phantom X vs Samsung Galaxy A52: the Galaxy A52 is popular for its water resistant feature and OIS camera capability. While the Phantom X is admired for its curved AMOLED display and 50MP main camera with laser autofocus. Which one of these two has more value to offer? Let’s find out.
Below are the key specs:

Samsung Galaxy A52 Key Specs
• 6.5″ FHD+ AMOLED display (90Hz)
• 128 GB storage
• 64 + 12+ 5 + 5 MP rear camera
• 32 MP selfie
• Snapdragon 720
• 4,500 mAh battery (18W)

Tecno Phantom X Key Specs
• 6.7″ FHD+ AMOLED display (90Hz)
• 256 GB storage
• 50 + 8 + 13 MP rear camera
• 48 + 8 MP dual selfie
• MediaTek helio G95
• 4,700 mAh battery (33W)

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It is shocking to see Tecno smartphone being more expensive than a Samsung midrange device. The Samsung Galaxy A52 price is N144,000 (~350) and it is available in 6GB RAM + 128GB storage.

While the Tecno Phantom X price is N228,000 (~$550). It has 8GB of RAM + 256GB storage. The Phantom X RAM is higher and doubles the storage of the Galaxy A52.

Display & Design

The screen of the Tecno Phantom X is curved and it is protected by corning gorilla glass 5. While the Samsung Galaxy A52 has a flat display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. And in addition, it is water resistant.

Tecno Phantom X design looks premium  and it is catchy to the eyes. Both smartphones have an AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate enabled.

However, the Phantom X display is bigger than that of Galaxy A52.

So both devices have the same screen quality, but it now depends on you to decide which one to buy. The Phantom X with curved display or the Galaxy A52 with flat display.

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When it comes to phogography and videography, the Galaxy A52 has a better setup. 64 MP primary camera + 12 MP ultrawide lens + 5 MP depth senor and 5 MP macro. The front camera is 32MP.

While the Tecno Phantom X has triple rear camera setup. 50 MP primary camera + 8 MP ultrawide lens + 13 MP telephoto lens. The selfie cameras are 48 + 8 MP dual selfie lens.

Samsung Galaxy A52 has OIS feature which helps in photography. It improves stability and even in low light condition, it helps to get crisper images.

Both devices can record video in 4k resolution and their night mode is great as well.

Chipset/Processor | Gaming | 5G | RAM

Samsung Galaxy A52: No 5G network
Tecno Phantom X: No 5G network

None of these two smartphones are 5G connected. The Samsung Galaxy A52 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The Snapdragon 720G chip is built on 8 nm process. It has two big cores that clocks (2.3 GHz), and six smaller cores that clocks (1.8 GHz) and an Adreno 618 GPU.

While the Tecno Phantom X is powered by MediaTek helio G95 chipset paired with 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. The helio G95 chip is built on 12 nm process. It has two Cortex-A76 cores (2.05 GHz), six A55 (2.0 GHz) and a Mali-G76 MC4 GPU.

Overall, when it comes to performance, both processors are at par. It therefore means, these two smartphones can perform similar tasks excellently well.


Both smartphones run Android 11 out of the box. However, the Samsung Galaxy A52 would get upgraded to Android 12, 13 and even 14. As for the Phantom X, no words from Tecno yet concerning any software updates.

Thus, for long term usage, the Samsung Galaxy A52 is the better one to buy.

Tecno Phantom X vs Samsung Galaxy A52: Battery

Tecno Phantom X battery is more long lasting. It has 4,700 mAh capacity with 33W fast charge enabled. While the Galaxy A52 has 4,500 mAh battery with 18W fast charge.

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Tecno Phantom X vs Samsung Galaxy A52: Conclusion

Tecno Phantom X has its strength in camera and in design. However, the Galaxy A52 is better overall because of its chipset, camera, water resistant, and majorly for the 3 years software update which is very important.

If I’m to score the value of these two smartphones by percentage, I’d score the Samsung Galaxy A52 (54%). While the Tecno Phantom X gets (46%).

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