POCO X3 NFC vs Samsung Galaxy A52 LTE | Which Better?

We will compare POCO X3 NFC introduced in the 2020 Q3 and Samsung Galaxy A52 introduced in 2021 Q1. Both phones have good sides compared to each other.

POCO X3 NFC and Samsung Galaxy A52 are extremely popular and recommended on mid- range phones. If it’s one of the things users think about when buying a phone, which phone is better?


POCO X3 NFC comes with a 6.67 inch LCD IPS display. Up to 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling, the display stands out for good performance in games. It has 450nit brightness ratio and HDR certification.

Display is covered by Gorilla Glass 5. Back cover maded on plastic material. The production of frames from aluminum material offers a premium feel. In addition, POCO X3 NFC have IP53 dust and splash resistant.

On the hardware side, the mostly used Snapdragon 732G chip was also used in POCO X3 NFC. Inside the processor are Kryo 470 Gold running at 2×2.3 GHz and Kryo 470 Silver cores running at 6×1.8 GHz. In the graphics unit, it comes with the Adreno 618 GPU.

LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus technology keeps the appliance cool during gaming.

Available in 6/64 GB, 6/128 GB and 8/128 GB RAM/Storage options. Storage unit has UFS 2.1 standard.

X3 NFC introduced with Android 10 based MIUI 12, will receive the update for Android 12 based MIUI 13 soon.

5160mAh Li-Po battery offer long screen usage times that don’t run out all day long. If you want to charge the battery, you can charge up to 100% in almost 1 hour with a 33W quick charge.

Camera setup is pretty good for the price of the phone. With a aperture f/1.9 with 64MP resolution, the IMX 682 main camera shots smooth photos during day and night. You can recording up to 4K@30FPS video. Front camera has 20MP resolution and f/2.2 aperture. Supports HDR.

Bass and treble balance of the stereo sound system is good. If you leave the appliance on the table with the music on, you can even see it vibrate during the bass.


General Specs

  • Display: 6.67 inches, 1080×2400, up to 120Hz refresh rate & 240Hz touch sampling rate, covered by Gorilla Glass 5
  • Body: “Cobalt Blue”, “Shadow Gray” colour options, 165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm , plastic back, supports IP53 dust and splash protection
  • Weight: 215g
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G (8 nm), Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 618
  • RAM/Storage: 6/64, 6/128, 8/128, UFS 2.1
  • Camera (back): “Wide: 64 MP, f/1.9, 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF” , “Ultrawide: 13 MP, f/2.2, 119˚, 1.0µm” , “Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4” , “Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4”
  • Camera (front): 20 MP, f/2.2, 1/3.4″, 0.8µm
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC support, FM radio, USB Type-C 2.0 with OTG support
  • Sound: Supports stereo, 3.5mm jack
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: Non-removable 5160mAH, supports 33W fast charging

Samsung Galaxy A52 LTE

The latest phone in the Samsung A5x series. Samsung has improved the quality of the “A” series phones with the latest models. It’s very pleasing to see OIS and a quality “Super AMOLED” screen on a mid range phone.

Galaxy A52’s display is 6.5 inches and has 1080×2400 resolution. Offers up to 90Hz refresh rate, the display can reach up to 800nits brightness. Screen is covered by Gorilla Glass 5.

The A52 is powered by Snapdragon 720G chipset. Inside the processor are Kryo 465 Gold running at 2×2.3 GHz and Kryo 465 Silver cores running at 6×1.8 GHz. Adreno 618 GPU is used in the graphics unit.

Available in 4/128, 6/128, 6/256, 8/128 and 8/256 GB RAM/Storage. Uses UFS 2.1 standard.

Galaxy A52 has been released with Android 11 based OneUI 3.1 and will receive 3 years major, 4 years security updates.

Although the 4500mAh Li-Po battery is small, it does a pretty good job and it won’t cause you any problems during the day. However, when compared to large capacity models, the battery performance of the A52 remains behind.

The main camera sensor with a aperture f/1.8 with 64MP resolution has OIS capability and provides a stable image for video recordings. The front camera is 32MP and has a f/2.2 aperture. A good detail on the camera is that the front camera allows 4K@30FPS video recording.

Galaxy A52

General Specs

  • Display: 6.5 inches, 1080×2400, up to 90Hz refresh rate, covered by Gorilla Glass 5
  • Body: “Awesome Black”, “Awesome White”, “Awesome Violet”, “Awesome Blue” colour options, 159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm , plastic back, supports IP67 dust and water protection
  • Weight: 189g
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (8 nm), Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 618
  • RAM/Storage: 4/128, 6/128, 6/256, 8/128 and 8/256, UFS 2.1
  • Camera (back): “Wide: 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, 1/1.7X”, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS” , “Ultrawide: 12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚, 1.12µm” , “Macro: 5 MP, f/2.4” , “Depth: 5 MP, f/2.4”
  • Camera (front): 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm, 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC support, FM radio, USB Type-C 2.0 with OTG support
  • Sound: Supports stereo, 3.5mm jack
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (FOD), accelerometer, gyro, virtual proximity, compass
  • Battery: Non-removable 4500mAH, supports 25W fast charging


Good/Bad Sides

  • POCO X3 NFC offers higher refresh rates (120hz refresh, 240hz touch sampling), but Galaxy A52 is better for screen quality (Super AMOLED).
  • Galaxy A52 is lighter and thinner than POCO X3 NFC and offers waterproofing, but X3 is better than A52’s plastic frame by using a aluminum frame.
  • Both devices have very similar chipsets and GPU’s. The performance difference is extremely low.
  • The Galaxy A52 has storage options as up to 256GB. However, a version with 4GB of RAM is also available.
  • Rear camera performance of both phones is similar. The depth and macro sensors of the A52 are higher resolution than POCO X3 NFC. In addition, A52’s rear camera supports OIS.
  • The A52’s front camera is better than POCO X3 NFC. Galaxy A52’s 32MP front camera supports 4K@30FPS video recording.
  • POCO X3 NFC offers longer battery life and faster charging. Galaxy A52’s 4500mAh battery and 25W quick charge are worse when compared to X3 NFC.


Our comparison article will solve many questions in the minds of users. Which phone do you think is better?

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