Samsung is back with Galaxy M Series which focuses on the budget segment but now, it looks like, it’s way beyond budget. The Samsung Galaxy M32 5G is the latest offering which is priced at Rs 20,999 for 6GB of Ram and 128GB storage.
The Galaxy M32 5G would have been a killer smartphone under Rs 20000 but you can’t expect everything as this is a Samsung smartphone.
That’s why Galaxy M32 5G is not for everyone but why? this is what we will find out in this review but before that, let me share with you the India price of the Galaxy M32 5G.
Samsung Galaxy M32 5G is priced at Rs 20,999 for 6GB of Ram and 128GB storage while Samsung also offers 8GB Ram + 128GB storage but they haven’t revealed the price for this variant.
It’s available in Slate Black and Sky Blue colors and it will go for sale on 2nd September 2021 via Amazon at noon. Now, let’s jump into the review and find out its Pros and Cons.
Samsung Galaxy M32 5G Review
The Galaxy M32 5G is not worth buying. The phone has an HD TFT 60Hz display while it’s made out of plastic. It also has an average camera setup while it only supports 15W charging.
Samsung does have included 12 5G bands but you can’t just buy a phone because of 5G only. Overall, if you wanted to buy Samsung branded phone then this could be a good option, otherwise, it doesn’t justify the 21k price tag.
Samsung Galaxy M32 5G Pros and Cons
|12 5G Bands
|HD TFT Display
|MediaTek Dimensity 720 SoC
|Only 60Hz Refresh rate
|Solid Battery Life
|Plastic Back, Frame
|Dedicated SD-card Slot
|3.5mm Audio Jack
|Only 15W Charging
That was the Pros and Cons of Galaxy M32 5G. Now let’s talk in-depth and find out, what Samsung has to offer this time.
Samsung Galaxy M32 5G Display Quality
The Galaxy M32 5G comes with an HD+ 6.50-inches TFT display with a 60Hz refresh rate. Now, we have phones with 120Hz, 90Hz AMOLED display’s under the 20k price tag, so it doesn’t make any sense to buy a smartphone with an HD TFT display.
As I have said, if you wanted to buy only a Samsung smartphone then this could be a good option but if you want the best smartphone then just skip the Galaxy M32 5G.
Samsung didn’t mention what kind of glass protection they have used on the front side while on the other side, it has a plastic back and plastic frame.
As this is an HD+ display, it doesn’t have Wide Vine L1 Support, so you won’t able to watch FHD+ content on OTT apps.
Overall, the display quality is not that great, considering the TFT panel, it’s good. Now, the TFT display should have launched under a 10k price tag and not a 20k price tag.
In short, you will be disappointed with the display but if you haven’t used the AMOLED panel then you won’t see, huge difference but if you have used AMOLED then let’s face it, you’re wasting 21k on Samsung Logo.
Samsung Galaxy M32 5G Performance
The Galaxy M32 5G is powered by MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 720 processor and it’s running on OneUI 3.1 based on Android 11. Samsung has also promised two years of OS updates which means, the phone will get Android 13.
The chipset is powerful enough to play almost all the games without any problem. So there won’t be any kind of problem while using the phone or playing games.
Samsung is marketing Galaxy M32 5G as 5G smartphone. Now, this is true as the phone has almost 12 5G bands.
Overall, the phone has a good processor and the UI is well optimized, so nothing to worry about performance.
Samsung Galaxy M32 5G Cameras
It comes with a 48MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide lens, 5MP macro, and 2MP depth rear camera while there is a 13MP selfie shooter. Both the rear & front cameras can shoot video up to 1080p@30fps.
Again, the Galaxy M32 5G doesn’t have OIS support. So don’t expect the footage to come out to be stable.
Coming to a 48MP primary sensor, this is a good sensor but Samsung needs to optimize the sensor for the Galaxy M32 5G. The images are way beyond the natural colours which won’t be a huge issue for most Samsung users.
The 8MP ultra-wide lens also lacks details, and the dynamic range is also not great.
Now, the phone does have a 5MP macro + 2MP depth but these sensors are just for numbers and marketing, don’t expect much from two extra sensors.
The 13MP front camera is also the same as the 48MP primary sensor, not exactly. The front camera feels like, you’re taking a selfie from a 10k smartphone.
Overall, the Galaxy M32 5G has decent camera setup which won’t be an issue for Samsung users because most of the Samsung smartphone under 20k has the same camera setup.
Samsung Galaxy M32 5G Battery Life
The Samsung Galaxy M32 5G comes with a 5,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging support. As the phone has a TFT HD display, the battery will last for two days because HD+ consume less power as compared to FHD panels.
Now, most smartphones under 20k come with 30W, 65W, 50W and even 20W fast charging support but Samsung decided to use 15W fast charging.
Overall, the battery will last for two days but if you’re a heavy user then it might be dead in a day.
Samsung Galaxy M32 5G Audio Quality
You want to guess the speakers, no worries, I will tell you,
The Galaxy M32 5G has a single bottom-firing speaker which is loud but it can’t compete with stereo speakers. The call quality is good, here Samsung has done a good job.
In short, as this is a Samsung phone, can’t expect stereo speakers.
If not Galaxy M32 5G? Alternatives
I think you already know, Galaxy M32 5G is not worth buying and doesn’t justify the 21k price tag. Now, if not Galaxy M32 5G then which smartphone should you buy? I have added the list of the best smartphone below which are priced under 20k.
- RealMe Narzo 30 Pro 5G – Only for those who wanted 5G Smartphone (Review)
- Redmi Note 10 Pro/Max – Overall, best smartphone but not 5G (review)
- POCO X3 Pro – For Gamers (review)
- Motorola G60 – Stock Android
Also, I will add some of the links down below, so if you wanted to buy a Gaming, Camera centric or higher refresh rate smartphone, you will find them down below.
- Best Smartphones Under Rs 15,000
- Top 10 Best Smartphones Under Rs 20,000
- Best Gaming Smartphones Under Rs 20,000
- Best Camera Smartphones Under Rs 20,000
- Best 120Hz Smartphone Under Rs 20,000
- Best 5G Smartphone Under Rs 20,000
Samsung Galaxy M32 5G FAQs
Q: Does Samsung Galaxy M32 5G has a 3.5mm Audio jack?
Q: Does Samsung Galaxy M32 5G has NFC Support?
Q: How many OS updates will Samsung Galaxy M32 5G will get?
A: Samsung Galaxy M32 5G will get two Android OS update which includes Android 12, and 13.
Q: What is the screen refresh rate of the Samsung Galaxy M32 5G?
A: It has a 60Hz refresh rate TFT display.
Q: Does Samsung Galaxy M32 5G has stereo speakers?
Q: Does Samsung Galaxy M32 5G Widevine L1 support??
Q: Does Samsung Galaxy M32 5G has a camera2api enabled?
Q: How many 5G Bands does Samsung Galaxy M32 5G 5G has?
A: It has 12 5G bands.
Q: Does Samsung Galaxy M32 5G has fast charging support?
A: Yes, it has 15W wired fast charging support.
Now, I don’t have to say much but still, don’t waste your money to buy Galaxy M32 5G. We do have better phones than Galaxy M32 5G under the 20k price tag which I have mentioned above.
Still, if you only want to Buy Samsung branded phone then Galaxy M32 5G could be a good option.
Advantages of Galaxy M32 5G
Galaxy M32 5G comes with 12 5G bands, a 5000 mAh battery. It also has a dedicated micro-SD card slot and a 3.5mm Audio jack. While it’s powered by MediaTek Dimensity 720 SoC.
Disadvantages of Galaxy M32 5G
The Galaxy M32 5G does have 12 5G bands but the rest of the phone is not good. It has a decent camera, only 15W charging support, HD+ TFT 60Hz display panel, made out of plastic, has a waterdrop notch and it doesn’t justify the 21k price tag.
Samsung Galaxy M32 5G Full Specifications
|25 August 2021
|2 September 2021, at noon via Amazon
|6.50 inches HD+ TFT
|720 x 1600 pixels resolution
|Corning Gorilla Glass
|Screen Refresh Rate
|Android 11 – OneUI 3.1
|MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 720 5G (7 nm)
|Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A76 &
6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
|6GB Ram + 128GB Storage
8GB Ram + 128GB Storage
|Dedicated SD-card Slot
(expandable up to 1TB)
|48 MP Primary Sensor
8 MP Ultra-Wide
5 MP Macro
2 MP Depth
|13 MP Selfie Shooter
|12 5G Bands
accelerometer, gyro, compass
Virtual proximity sensing
|Side-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor
|5,000 mAh (non-removable)
|15W wired fast Charging
|Slate Black and Sky Blue colours
|6GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 20,999
8GB Ram + 128GB storage: ?
|In the box
|Samsung Galaxy M32 5G
USB Type-C Cable
SIM Card Tool
Quick Start Guide
Important Product Information