The Galaxy A51 was Samsung's most in-demand phone last year, so it's no surprise Samsung has ramped things up with the A52 5G, which released on 17 March alongside the standard A52 and A72. Of the three phones, only the A52 5G reached the UK. Like its predecessor, the A52 5G's high demand left stock running low. Until now.
On 17 August, 2021, Samsung upgraded the A52 5G with the A52s 5G – which is pretty much identical to the A52 5G, but with a better processor and better availability, including an early bird deal that bundles a free pair of Galaxy Buds Live from Samsung.
Despite an asking price under £500, both the A52 5G and A52s 5G pack 120Hz refresh rates on a 6.5in Super AMOLED display and 4,500mAh battery that Samsung promises should last two days, thanks to "adaptive power-saving". This battery-saving feature intuitively calibrates how much power is burnt through the day depending on your usage habits. See our full review of the Galaxy A52 5G.
The A52s 5G is £10 more expensive, but that amount takes you a lot further as the A52s 5G operates on the Snapdragon 778G chip, compared to the A52 5G's 750G chip. This means you can expect better performance and battery life. The A52s 5G also has IP67-rated water resistance.
With the arrival of the A52s 5G, it's difficult to get a hold of the A52 5G but there are a couple of retailers still carrying stock. We're tracking them all here.
Here's where to buy the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G and A52s 5G at the best price, whether on contract or SIM-free.
How much do the A52 5G & A52s 5G cost?
The A52 5G costs £399 and the A52s 5G costs £409. Both phones are available with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
Compare A52 prices from top retailers below:
A52s 5G prices across UK retailers
You can also add up to 1TB more with a microSD. The A52 5G is available in black, violet, white, and blue in a "soft haze" finish, while the A52s 5G is available in mint instead of in blue.
Where to buy the Galaxy A52s 5G SIM-free - Free Galaxy Buds Live
The A52s 5G is available to buy directly from Samsung. Purchases until 5 October also include a free pair of Galaxy Buds live. You can save £150 with trade-in. Apart from Samsung, the A52s 5G is also available from the following retailers:
- Amazon - in stock 26 September
- AO.com - in stock
- Argos - In stock
- Currys PC World - in stock, get 15% off Galaxy Buds
- Laptops Direct - in stock
- Selfridges - In stock
- Very - In stock
Where to buy the Galaxy A52s 5G on contract
Pick up the Galaxy A52s 5G from the following contract providers. You'll also be able to claim the free Galaxy Buds Live with your purchase, so don't miss out.
- Carphone Warehouse - Best value deal: 18GB data (5G) for £23 per month, £29.99 upfront on Vodafone
- Affordable Mobiles - Best deal: 40GB data (5G) for £28 per month, no upfront cost on O2
- Buy Mobiles - Best deal: 40GB data (5G)
- EE - Best deal: 40GB data (5G) for £46 per month, no upfront cost - includes a Smart Benefit (ex. Netflix)
- Mobiles.co.uk - Best deal: 30GB data (5G) for £26 per month, no upfront cost, on Vodafone
- Mobile Phones Direct - Best deal: 20GB data (5G) for £25 per month, no upfront cost on O2
- O2 - Best deal: 20GB data (5G) for £31 per month, £10 upfront with 3 months of Disney+
- Vodafone - Best deal: Unlimited high-speed data for £48 per month, £19 upfront, with 2 years of Amazon Prime, Spotify or YouTube Premium
- iD Mobile - Best deal: 10GB data (4G) for £19.99 per month, £29.99 upfront
- Three - Best deal: Unlimited data (5G) for £41 per month, £19 upfront cost
Best Galaxy A52 5G deals SIM-free
We'd recommend paying the extra £10 and grabbing the A52s 5G as you'll get better value, but if your heart is set on the A52 5G, we've listed where to pick it up below. Stock is running low however and we suspect the handset will phase out soon.
You can buy the Galaxy A52 directly from Samsung where the phone also qualifies for up to £150 off with trade-in. Currently, Samsung only has options in black and in white available.
Here are all the major UK retailers selling the Galaxy A52 and any available discounts:
- Amazon - in stock but overpriced - there's also the non-5G option for £334
- Currys PC World - in stock
Out of stock retailers
- AO.com - out of stock
- Argos - limited stock (get 60GB Voxi SIM for free for a month)
- BT Shop - Out of stock
- Carphone Warehouse - out of stock online
- GiffGaff - out of stock
- John Lewis - out of stock
- Very - out of stock
- Laptops Direct - out of stock
- Selfridges - out of stock
Best Samsung Galaxy A52 5G contract deals
Availability looks even less rosy on the contract side of things as the A52 is out of stock nearly everywhere except from Mobile Phones DIrect – its best value plan offers 25GB data (5G) for £26 per month, no upfront cost (on Vodafone)
Where is the Galaxy A52 out of stock?
The A52 is out of stock at the following places, but we expect availability will return soon given the popularity of the handset. We've listed its best plans from last month for reference:
- Carphone Warehouse
- iD Mobile
- Sky Mobile
- Tesco Mobile
- Virgin Mobile
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