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TomTom Start 52

alaTest has collected and analyzed 741 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. Opinions about the price and size are generally positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated.

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 93/100 = 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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Easy to use


I bought this as my old tomtom was so out of date, this one is so easy to use and love the way it tells you exactly what lane to get into on motorways,

Sep, 2018

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Tomtom start 52 uk sat nav


I brought this for my daughter because she has just passed her test, but doesn't know the area as we have moved recently. She got in working within minutes, so is always out exploring now. Excellent buy.

Sep, 2018

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Easy to set up does what it says Great purchase would definitely recommend

Sep, 2018

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Came with a broken screen sent back


This arrived today opened the package and a broken screen disappointed as I needed it quickly

Aug, 2018

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Excellent replacement


My old sat nav was out of date and no longer supported by tomtom so got this as a replacement works much better and lifetime maps

Aug, 2018

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TomTom 52 sat nav


Brilliant buy. It easy to use. Good buy. Only issue is that that it will not stick to my dashboard. But goes on the window perfectly.

Aug, 2018

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Easy to use touchscreen


Bought for my mum to help her during long journeys, she loves it

Aug, 2018

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Very practical to use


Bought this 2 weeks ago very easy to use lot better than my old one

Jul, 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:Y / Yes

Energy Management

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

GPS Performance


GPS Type

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

GPS type



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


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


Lane guidance:Y / Yes
Languages support:Czech, German, SLK / Multi
Lifetime TomTom Traffic:Y
Live service:Y / Yes
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N
Speed limits:Y / Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N / 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:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y
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 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 / CZE,SLK / Multi
Lifetime map updates: Yes
Text-to-speech message reader:Y / Yes
TomTom Speed Cameras: Yes
USB connectivity:Y / 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 / 5.69