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Samsung Galaxy M52 vs iQOO Z5 vs Realme GT Master Edition: price in India, specifications and features compared

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G has arrived as yet another phone with Snapdragon 778G chip in India. Priced starting at Rs 29,999, the Galaxy M52 will go up against other Snapdragon 778G phones like the iQOO Z5 5G and Realme GT Master Edition.

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The Galaxy M52, iQOO Z5 and Realme GT ME are packed with similar specs such as 64MP triple cameras, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, and up to 5,000mAh battery with fast charging support. Here is a comparison between these three devices to assist you in making the right choice.

Samsung Galaxy M52 vs iQOO Z5 vs Realme GT Master Edition: complete specs

SpecsSamsung Galaxy M52 5G iQOO Z5Realme GT Master Edition
Display6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED (120Hz)6.5-inch FHD+ LCD (120Hz)6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED (120Hz)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 778GQualcomm Snapdragon 778GQualcomm Snapdragon 778G
RAM6GB LPDDR4x8GB |12GB LPDDR56GB | 8GB LPDDR4x
Storage128GB128GB | 256GB UFS 3.1128GB | 256GB
OSOne UI based on Android 11iQOO UI based on Android 11Realme UI based on Android 11
Rear cameras64MP + 12MP + 5MP64MP + 8MP + 2MP64MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera32MP16MP32MP
Battery5,000mAh5,000mAh4,300mAh
Fast charging25W fast charging44W fast charging65W fast charging
Dimensions164.2 x 76.4 x 7.4mm164.7 x 76.7 x 8.5mm159.2 x 73.5 x 8.7mm
Weight173g193g170 / 180g
PriceRs 29,999 starting priceRs 23,990 starting priceRs 25,999 starting price

Samsung Galaxy M52 vs iQOO Z5 vs Realme GT Master Edition: price in India

The Galaxy M52 comes in two variants, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. These are priced at Rs 29,999 and Rs 31,999 respectively. However, during Amazon’s Great Indian Festival sale, these variants will be available for Rs 26,999 and Rs 29,999 respectively. It comes in three colours such as black, blue, and white.

The iQOO Z5 models such as 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage are priced at Rs 23,990 and Rs 26,999. It comes in two colours such as Mystic Space and Arctic Dawn.

The Realme GT Master Edition has three variants such as 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. They are priced at Rs 25,999, Rs 27,999, and Rs 29,999, respectively. It comes in hues like Cosmos Black, Luna White, and Voyager Grey. The grey model has a unique design, which is inspired by a travel suitcase.

The iQOO Z5 is the cheapest among the trio. While it does not feature an AMOLED display, it does offer LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage that is usually found on flagship models.

Winner: iQOO Z5

Samsung Galaxy M52 vs iQOO Z5 vs Realme GT Master Edition: display

The Galaxy M52 has a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen, whereas the GT Master Edition has a 6.43-inch AMOLED FHD+ display. The iQOO Z5 gets a 6.67-inch IPS LCD FHD+ display. All three phones carry support for a 120Hz refresh rate.

The IQOO Z5 offers a 240Hz touch sampling rate, whereas the GT ME supports a 360Hz touch sampling rate. The M52 and Z5 have a center-positioned punch hole, whereas the Realme GT ME has its punch-hole placed at the top-left corner.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy M52

Samsung Galaxy M52 vs iQOO Z5 vs Realme GT Master Edition: performance and software

The Galaxy M52, IQOO Z5, and Realme GT Master Edition are all powered by the Snapdragon 778G chipset. The Z5 is the only phone among three to come with LPPDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. All three phones are equipped with Android 11 and their custom skins such as One UI 3.1, iQOO UI, and Realme UI 2.0. Samsung offers its Knox security for safeguarding private data.

The other two phones have LPDDR4x. Their official listings do not clearly mention what kind of storage they are equipped with. All three phones are equipped with a virtual RAM feature, which assists in running apps smoothly. Since the Z5 is a performance-driven phone built for gaming, it comes with a large-sized 28837mm² liquid cooling system. The GT ME features a 13217mm² vapour chamber cooling system.

Winner: iQOO Z5

Samsung Galaxy M52 vs iQOO Z5 vs Realme GT Master Edition: cameras

The Galaxy M52 has a 32-megapixel selfie camera. Its rear-facing triple camera unit has a 64-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens, and a 5-megapixel macro shooter.

The iQOO Z5 has a 16-megapixel front snapper. Its back panel has a 64-megapixel Samsung GW3 primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultrawide shooter, and a 2-megapixel macro camera.

The Realme GT Master Edition also gets a 32-megapixel front camera. Its triple camera unit comprises a 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera with a 119-degree FOV, and a 2-megapixel macro camera.

All three phones have a 64-megapixel primary camera, but iQOO clearly mentions that it features the latest Samsung lens. The Samsung phone has an upper hand in the camera department as it offers better ultrawide and macro shooters.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy M52

Samsung Galaxy M52 vs iQOO Z5 vs Realme GT Master Edition: battery

The Galaxy M52 has a 5,000mAh battery with 25W fast charging. The iQOO Z5 has a 5,000mAh battery, which supports 44W FlashCharge technology. On the other hand, Realme’s 65W SuperDart charging technology can completely charge GT ME’s 4,300mAh battery in just 33 minutes.

Winner: iQOO Z5

Samsung Galaxy M52 vs iQOO Z5 vs Realme GT Master Edition: other features

The M52 comes with support for 11 5G bands, iQOO Z5 supports only 2 5G bands, whereas the Realme GT ME supports 8 5G bands. The iQOO Z5 is the only phone among the trio to feature stereo speakers.

The Z5 has a Z-axis linear motor for 4G in-game vibration, whereas the GT ME has a tactile engine based on a linear motor for 3D vibration. The M52 and Z5 are equipped with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, whereas the GT ME gets an in-display fingerprint sensor. The GT ME is the only phone among the three to lack a 3.5mm audio jack and feature NFC connectivity.

Winner: iQOO Z5

Samsung Galaxy M52 vs iQOO Z5 vs Realme GT Master Edition: conclusion

The Z5 promises better performance thanks to the inclusion of LPPDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, and a 5,000mAh battery. However, it lags behind the competition in departments like display and 5G bands.

On the other hand, the M52 and GT ME are equipped with better displays and a greater number of 5G bands. Otherwise, the iQOO Z5 does appear to be a better phone since it comes with a lower starting price.

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Anvinraj has been writing about smartphones and other gadgets for over 10 years, with 10,000+ articles published to date. He owns a POCO X3 Pro and Realme X7 Max 5G. His interests include exploring new places, reading, photography, and church activities. At Pricebaba, he covers breaking news and features.