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TomTom VIA 52

alaTest has collected and analyzed 495 reviews of TomTom VIA 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. Reviewers really like the screen and size. The price and performance are also appreciated. The route planning and reliability get less positive views.

usability, performance, price, size, screen

reliability, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom VIA 52 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Marc Chacksfield (

TomTom Via 52 review


A decent sat nav at a decent price

Easy to use ; Decent on-board storage ; Excellent navigation

Mount release is cumbersome ; Battery life is poor ; Takes time to boot up

The TomTom Via 52 is a respectable mid-range sat nav that offers more than it should for its price. Easy to setup, with clear menus and guidance, if you fancy upgrading from Google Maps on your phone, then you’ve come to the right place.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : James Morris (

TomTom VIA 52


The VIA 52 is a new mid-range satnav from TomTom. The company's model options have become a little confusing of late, with the GO brand expanding across a wider array of prices. But the Start brand is making a comeback, and the entry-level GO 51 –...

The TomTom VIA 52 is a capable satnav, although you need a smartphone for the traffic service and the European maps version is the best option.

Sep, 2016

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TomTom Via 52 review

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The five-inch TomTom Via 52 has plenty of useful sat nav features - including traffic data via your smartphone and speed camera alerts. So is it up to speed with other sat navs we've tested? We sent it to our test lab to find out.

Aug, 2016

Consumer review (

Great product, great price


Bought this as an upgrade for existing sat navigation and very glad I did! Instructions are easy to understand and straightforward. Good features on it as well making it easy to use when driving. This is used in a taxi, highly recommend it.

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (

Good overall


Only it take a long time to start up but very good product and would recommend

Dec, 2017

Consumer review (

TOMTOM VIA 52 5" Sat Nav - with UK & ROI Maps


Unfortunately the screen turns on but is blank for 20mins. It has had to be returned.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review (

Super deal!


I bought Tomtom navi sat VIA 52 and I am very happy of this. It is very helpful to my driving and I am driving a lot. Very good deal.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review (

Connects to phone n shows live road blocks


Really nice but the battery drains really quickly and you have to have it constantly plugged in.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (

Easy to use


I bought this to replace my old tom tom . The live updates are fab. Very easy to use. Hooks up to your phone so you can miss out on traffic jams as much as possible .

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (

Great product.


Excellent don't no what I'd do with out it. Thank you Argos for a great service

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Spoken languages:- Afrikaans\n- Arabic\n- Australian English\n- Bulgarian\n- Catalan\n- Croatian\n- Czech\n- Danish\n- Dutch\n- Dutch Belgium\n- Finnish\n- French\n- German\n- Greek\n- Hungarian\n- Irish English\n- Italian\n- Lithuanian\n- New Zealand English\n- Norwegian\n- Polish\n- Portuguese\n- Portuguese Brazil\n- Serbian\n- Slovenian\n- Spanish\n- Spanish (Latin American)\n- Spanish Argentina/Latin\n- Spanish Chile\n- Swedish\n- Turkish\n- UK English\n- US English


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed


Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen:No / Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):1
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
Maps included:Y / Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Included memory card size:8
Internal storage capacity:16
Storage media type:Flash


Lane guidance:Y / Yes
Lifetime TomTom Traffic:Y
Live service: Yes
Quick search:Y
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC):Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y / Yes


Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth functions:Handsfree calling

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Car power adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Window mount holder included:Y

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):7.4 x 2.28 x 4.76
Package weight:16.2


Battery life (max):1
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

Technical Details

Advanced Lane Guidance: Yes
Bluetooth handsfree calling: Yes
Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed
Hands-free calling:Y
Languages support:BUL, CAT, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HIN, HUN, ITA, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR / BUL, Cat, CZE, DAN, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, EST, FIN, French, GRE, HUN, Italian, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, Portuguese, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR / Multi
QuickGPSfix: Yes
Road camera report:Y
Road camera report license term:3
TomTom Speed Cameras: Yes
TomTom Traffic: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height:0.807 / 3.56
Width:5.67 / 5.69