Galaxy A32 and Moto G10 are two entry-level launches that have technical data sheets with a quad camera and a 5,000 mAh battery that lasts for two days. The differences are the 90 Hz and Full HD+ screen on the Samsung and the 60 Hz HD+ resolution of the Motorola.
Samsung Galaxy A32 vs Motorola Moto G10
|Specifications||Galaxy A32||Moto G10|
|Launch||April 2021||March 2021|
|Screen||6.4 inches||6.5 inches|
|Screen resolution||2400 x 1080 pixels (Full HD+)||1600 x 720 pixels (HD+)|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio G80 (octa-core up to 2 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (octa-core up to 1.8 GHz)|
|RAM||4 GB||4 GB|
|Storage||128 GB||64 GB|
|Memory card||micro SD||micro SD|
|Main camera||Quad Camera: 64, 8, 5 and 5 MP||Quad Camera: 48, 8, 2 and 2 MP|
|Front camera||20 MP||8 MP|
|Operating System||Android 11 with One UI 3||Android 11|
|Battery||5,000 mAh||5,000 mAh|
|Dimensions and weight||158.9 x 73.6 x 8.4 mm; 184 grams||165.2 x 75.7 x 9.2 mm; 200 grams|
|Colors||black, white, blue or violet||white or dark gray|
Screen and Design
With regards to the screen, the Galaxy A32 has some major assets. The 6.4-inch display used by Samsung offers Super AMOLED technology and is capable of refreshing at 90 Hz. This should translate into more fluid images and more vivid colors than the 6.5-inch display that, with IPS LCD technology, refreshes at 60 Hz and serves the G10.
Another important difference between the two phones is in the resolution. The Samsung phone promises higher image definition, as the A32’s display reaches 2400 x 1080 pixels (Full HD+) maximum resolution, while the Motorola goes to 1600 x 720 pixels (HD+).
The two models look quite similar, especially considering the presence of the centralized notch design to account for the front camera and in the photosensor array, mounted in the upper left rear corner of both.
With no certification against liquid infiltration, both devices are made with a plastic frame and rear shell, and glass on the screen. They are available in several colors: the A32 in black, white, blue, or violet, while the G10 has white and dark gray options.
In terms of sensor count, the two devices tie with quad camera systems at the rear. The differences are down to the lens profile used by each brand and also the resolutions of each camera.
On the Galaxy, the main sensor in the set corresponds to a 64 MP camera with a focal aperture of f/1.8, which is more sensitive to light in low-lit environments. It also has an 8 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2) for more open shots, a 5 MP macro camera (f/2.4) for taking close-up shots, and a 5 MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 lens.
Depth sensors are used to measure distances and estimate different planes in a photograph. This kind of information is used, for example, in portrait mode compositions, where the system needs to identify what is the object in focus and what is the background to be blurred.
The Motorola also has a sensor of the type, although with a resolution of 2 MP (f/2.4). The G10’s main sensor has 48 MP (f/1.7), 8 MP ultra-wide (f/2.2), and a sensor for macro with 2 MP (f/2.4).
While the maximum resolutions overall favor the Galaxy, the performance and image quality generated by each camera system should vary more depending on the optimization and quality of each brand’s camera app. In both cases, complementary image enhancement functions are using artificial intelligence.
Both smartphones also have front-facing cameras for selfies. Here, the comparison ends up favoring the Galaxy A32: the sensor on the Samsung offers 20 MP of maximum resolution versus the G10’s 8 MP unit. This difference should represent selfies with a higher level of quality and detail on the A32.
Both phones rely on entry-level processors from MediaTek and Qualcomm. The Galaxy A32 comes shod by the Helio G80, an entry-level unit consisting of eight processing cores. Two of these are high-speed and reach 2 GHz, while the remaining six accelerate to 1.8 GHz and are intended for less performance-demanding tasks as a way to save power.
On the Motorola side, the processor is the Snapdragon 460. The design of Qualcomm’s entry-level chip reveals an octa-core CPU with four 1.8 GHz cores and another four 1.6 GHz cores.
In the numbers, the Helio G80 is superior. Benchmark results confirm that the MediaTek is up to 40 percent faster in single-core comparisons via Geekbench 5 and up to 13 percent when the test takes all processor cores into account. AnTuTu scores 8, meanwhile, give the A32’s Helio G80 a 39% higher score than its rival.
Concerning RAM, both devices tie at 4 GB. Internal data memory is different between the two, with 128 GB guaranteed by the A32 and half of that (64 GB) available on the Motorola. In both cases, there is a slot for microSD memory cards.
Both models offer 5,000 mAh raw battery capacity and guarantee support for fast charging technologies. In the case of Samsung, the official estimate is that a full charge is enough for two days of use.
Motorola, on the other hand, goes a bit further in its promises and talks about a duration that goes beyond two days. Perhaps the most significant difference between the two devices in terms of battery is the fact that Samsung’s charger is more powerful (15 vs. 10 Watts), something that may result in faster recharging intervals in favor of the Galaxy.
Both devices come out of the box with Android 11 already installed. In Samsung’s case, Google’s operating system comes modified with the brand’s One UI 3.1 graphical interface, the same one that appears on the more expensive smartphones in the Galaxy lineup.
In Motorola’s case, Android is also 11, but, unlike Samsung, with a graphical interface that is closer to the traditional user experience of Google’s platform.
On biometrics, both devices offer fingerprint readers, although the implementation is distinct between them: the Galaxy A32 provides an under-screen reader, while Motorola goes for the more traditional fingerprint reader on the rear panel, in a centralized position.
In connection technologies, both devices offer support for 4G networks – the Galaxy A32 has a specific 5G version on the market – in addition to Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). Among the two, only the Galaxy offers NFC, which is essential for using proximity payment services.
There is support for Dual-SIM use on both, however sacrificing the use of expanded memory via microSD. On both devices, there is a USB-C port for data syncing and recharging, in addition to offering traditional headphone output.
Pricing and Availability
Both newly launched smartphones from Samsung and Motorola are available for purchase in the market. Between the two, the Motorola Moto G10 is cheaper, since it has an inferior processor and screen. The device is available for $189.00.
The Galaxy A32, on the other hand, has not yet had time to swing much on the market. The phone, which has higher resolution cameras, a better screen, and a faster processor, is available for purchase at $266.75.
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