Samsung Galaxy A53 boasts remarkable cameras for the price and offers good value for your money.
The most common adjective used to describe different functions is either attractive or lethargic and slow. The A53 is a watered down version of Samsung Galaxy S22. However, the features which the A series incorporates are a number of S features at a much lower cost.
Would you believe this? S22 and the A53 screens has the same resolution and refresh rates and 0.1 inch difference in screen! You won’t be able to distinguish between the screens of S22 and the A53
Best Camera in this Price Range
The device probably has the best camera in this price range. It has a quad setup of cameras which affords a range of photography and videography to let you take some surprisingly attractive pictures. The quality of the pictures are not the same as the Galaxy S22 Ultra but pictures were vivid and lively, ideal for sharing on Instagram or other social platforms.
Externally the handset looks pretty attractive especially the peach version which as enamored the fans immensely. However there is no benchmark for externals and they are more of personal tastes and choices.
25W Charger Take Up to Two Hours for Full Charge
The price tag of $449.99 / £399 / AU$699 puts the device in the affordable category and the features offered for this price is substantial. The Achilles Heel as mentioned earlier is the slow charging and battery which takes a 25W charger taking up to two hours to fill up the device. Compare it with less costly options like the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus and has 120W charging, for example – 25W feels far too slow.
The smartphone in the testing app phase often gasped and sputtered with apps freezing or scrolling slowing – more so than on other handsets at this price, it is something which stacks against the device.
Samsung Galaxy A53 specifications
What adds to the thrill of the device is that it has taken off on the hardware part from where it had left the earlier Galaxy A52s 5G. The Galaxy A53 5G deploys the Samsung SoC, Exynos 1280, which was earlier found in the lower-priced Galaxy A33 5G. The Exynos 1280 SoC, as tested in the Galaxy A53 5G does its job, but it may not be something too big to write home about.
With support for 5G, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and the usual satellite navigation systems, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is a well-connected rig. Support for dual-5G standby is an addition. The device also has given space for a hybrid dual-SIM tray which accepts a microSD card of up to 1TB.
What we found missing is the 3.5mm headphone jack the company had included in its previous model. Further, the USB Type-C audio adapter is also given the miss. Also, what we did not find very encouraging is its inability to support HDR content, though it comes equipped with a Super AMOLED panel.
The device has been spruced up with Samsung’s refreshed One UI 3.1 software. Further, the custom Android 12 experience being doled out makes it even more worthy of the money spent on it.
Premium Features at a Lower Price
The Samsung Galaxy A53 price tag sees it lower to its premium S-series cousins. Consumers can choose for $449.99 / £399 / AU$699 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Variants are available but US, UK and Australia are all only getting the one. In some locations the device is cheaper as compared o its predecessor the Galaxy A52, which costs $499 / £399 or AU$799. However the device is cheaper than the S Series. The device was unveiled in middle of March and went for sale in April 2022. Te device can be purchased SIM free or for a contract from one of the many carriers.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 is available in four color variants-in peach, white, black and blue. However the peach color looks most attractive and will be picked up by most of the consumers.
Coming to the dimensions the phone measures 159.6 x 74.8 x 8.1mm and weighs 189g, so can be labeled as medium-sized.
The power button, volume is contained in the right edge while the USB-C port is exactly where you’d expect it to be. 3.5mm headphone jack is absent but there is an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Samsung device boasts an IP67 rating, and rest assured it is totally dustproof and water resistant at a depth of up to a meter for 30 minutes.