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TomTom Start 52

alaTest has collected and analyzed 265 reviews of TomTom Start 52. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and size. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably.

usability, performance, screen, size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom Start 52 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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The TomTom Start 52 is an entry-level sat nav with a 5-inch screen. It lacks some of the features of pricier models, including traffic data, but can it get you from A to B without stress? Read on to find out.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Sami Mughal (

Review: TomTom Start 52 – The best starter pack for all your Sat Nav needs


Satellite navigation devices have been around for a long time, and the name TomTom is synonymous with the sat nav device. Since their advent, travelling around the world has become[...]

The device itself offers a great experience, though lacks on certain features that users with smartphones will be used to. However, it offers a great option to users who want to get a basic sat nav without spending too much.

Jul, 2016

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Fantastic easy to set up and update need this in a driving job would recommend

Jul, 2018

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Easiest Sat Nav


I bought 1 12 months ago and love it that much got this one for my son, they are so easy to use and very accurate. Simple to update and never get lost on a journey 10 out of 10.

Jul, 2018

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Tom Tom Sat Nav


Slow to start approximately 2minutes,but after that it's excellent! Brilliant up dates,goes into sleep mode when ignition turned off then resumes straight away when vehicle ignition is back on

Jun, 2018

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I bought this for my son and it has been a god send to him .. Perfect for getting him about, in his words Best thing ever...

Jun, 2018

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Im so happy ,easy to use , big screen and working good

May, 2018

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Worst Tom Tom Ever


I bought this Tom Tom as an up grade to the one I already had or so I thought, but it's like Tom Tom as gone backwards with this sat nav. For a start it is very slow when in putting postcodes or street names , but the main problem is that it doesn't...

Mar, 2018

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Ideal sat nav


Bought this a couple of months ago and has been excellent for all my journeys I take, which are quite a few. Definitely worth the price.

Mar, 2018

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faulty screen


1st time use faulty screen, couldn't return back to very had do organise a repair with tomtom to be sent to Romania

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Handheld/Fixed


Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Pixel density:109
Placement supported:Horizontal
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):1
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance


GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No
Truck: No

GPS type



Lifetime map updates: Yes
Map coverage:All Europe / Western Europe
Map view options:2D/3D
Maps included: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:8
Storage media type:Flash


Lane guidance: Yes
Languages support:Czech, German, SLK / Multi
Lifetime TomTom Traffic:Y
Live service: Yes
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC):No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 45
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 35 / -20 - 50
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 35 / -20 - 50

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Car power adapter included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Window mount holder included:Y

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):7.4 x 2.28 x 4.76
Package weight:15.4


Text-to-speech message reader:Y

Ports & interfaces

Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connectivity:Y


Battery life (max):1
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

Technical Details

Advanced Lane Guidance: Yes
Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Handheld/Fixed
Languages support:CZE, DAN, German, Dutch, English, EST, FIN, French, GRE, HUN, Italian, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, Portuguese, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR / CZE, DEU, SLK / Multi
Lifetime map updates: Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes
TomTom Speed Cameras: Yes
USB connectivity: Yes
USB port:Micro USB

Weight & Dimensions

Height:3.25 / 3.56
Package dimensions (WxDxH):7.4 x 2.28 x 4.76
Package weight:15.4
Weight:7.37 / 8.29
Width:4.92 / 4.94 / 5.67