The Galaxy M32 is the latest addition to Samsung’s budget-centric M-Series and offers interesting features. It has a Full HD + AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a large 6000 mAh battery. It also uses the latest version of Samsung’s One UI on Android 11. I got my hands on the new Galaxy M32 and here are my first impressions.
Galaxy M32 starting at Rs. 14,999 in India for the base option with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The higher variant is priced at Rs 16,999 for 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This smartphone is available in two color options, light blue and black. I have the basic option with me light blue.
The Galaxy M32 is a big smartphone and is remarkably thick. It has a thickness of 9.3 mm and a weight of 196 g. Samsung has curved frame sides to cover bulk and make it easier to hold. The body is also curved at the top and bottom, giving it a neat look. At the top, the Galaxy M32 has only a secondary microphone, while the 3.5mm headphone jack, primary microphone, USB Type-C port, and speaker are at the bottom.
Samsung has chosen a side-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor for the Galaxy M32. It is slightly embedded, which makes it easy to find. It’s reachable, but the volume buttons are a little too high and need a stretch to get there. You only have the SIM compartment on the left. It has two Nano-SIM slots and its own microSD slot for expanding storage.
I like the way Samsung has embedded the camera module in the top left corner. As a result, the phone rests evenly on the table. The Galaxy M32 is packaged with a 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The back panel is made of plastic and has a striped pattern.
The Galaxy M32 features a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. Samsung also claims that the peak brightness of this monitor is 800 nits in bright mode, which will be tested during a full review. There is a dew drop on the screen, which Samsung calls ‘Infinity-U’. Lovola has a 20 megapixel selfie shooter. Samsung has packed a 6000 mAh battery. This phone supports 25W fast charging, but Samsung only comes with a 15W charger in the package.
Samsung has chosen the MediaTek Helio G80 processor as the power source for the Galaxy M32. I have a basic conversion with 4GB of RAM, and it has felt easy to handle regular daily tasks in the short amount of time I’ve used it so far. I’m going to run a complete set of benchmark tests on the Galaxy M32 to see how much it costs, and I’ll report on that throughout the review.
The software experience seemed very familiar as Samsung uses One UI 3.1 on the Galaxy M32 on top of it Android 11. The phone had several pre-installed apps, which was a bit disappointing. During the installation process, it also suggested more applications to install, and skipping was not easy.
With the Galaxy M32, Samsung offers a large battery and an AMOLED display with a high refresh rate at an attractive price. Is this now the best set of features you can get for the price? I’m going to get the Galaxy M32 up and running in full review, so stay up to date on Gadgets 360.