The Galaxy A53 is the 2022 version of Samsung’s best-selling line. However after an enormous replace in 2021 with the Galaxy A52, the Korean model made small upgrades to its mid-range cellphone. Is it actually value its $449 worth? Who ought to contemplate shopping for the Galaxy A53? Preserve studying to see NextPit’s full evaluation.
- Good AMOLED show
- Good efficiency
- Respectable battery life
- One of the best software program assist within the class
- Gradual charging
- No headphone jack
- Non-competitive worth
Samsung Galaxy A53 in a nutshell
The Galaxy A53 was introduced in March 2022 alongside the Galaxy A33 and succeeded the Galaxy A52 vary for 2022. It brings roughly comparable specs to the A52 5G and A52s fashions, with a 6.5-inch AMOLED show with 120 Hz refresh charge, 5G assist because of its octa-core SoC, a quad-camera module with a 64 MP most important shooter, 12 MP ultra-wide, and two 5 MP sensors — for macros and depth sensing.
New for the Galaxy A53 is a much bigger 5000 mAh battery from the 4500 mAh part utilized in 2021, regardless of the width discount from 8.4 to eight.1 mm (the opposite dimensions had the identical 0.3 mm discount), a brand new Exynos 1280 designed and made by Samsung, the elimination of the headphone jack and the charger from the field.
The cellphone was launched with an MSRP of $449.99, however can already be discovered $100 cheaper, the same worth vary to its predecessor, the A52 5G.
Design and display: If it ain’t broke do not repair it
When seen side-by-side with its predecessor, it’s actually troublesome to determine the Galaxy A53. Samsung stored the identical total design from the A52 fashions, with the identical centered punch-hole digicam within the vivid and fluid 6.5-inch AMOLED panel, in addition to a really comparable digicam bump within the again between the generations.
What I preferred:
- Vibrant AMOLED show.
- Quick 120 Hz refresh charge.
- Good matte end within the again.
- IP67 score.
What I did not like:
- Principally unchanged from the A52 sequence.
Samsung’s AMOLED shows are a recognized amount at this level, with
wonderful distinction ratio, punchy colours, and good brightness even for out of doors use
, and the A53’s isn’t any completely different. Animations on the display are very easy because of the 120 Hz refresh charge, however the identical might be stated in regards to the panel on the A52 5G.
Construct high quality is sweet and on par with its rivals. And Samsung even managed to trim 0.3 mm from every dimension from the A52 to the A53 regardless of utilizing a much bigger battery. And just like the A52 fashions, the Galaxy A53 has an IP67 score for water and mud resistance.
Efficiency: Good exhibiting from the Exynos 1280
The Galaxy A53 is the primary smartphone out there powered by the Samsung Exynos 1280 mid-range processor.
The SoC presents a reliable efficiency degree, particularly in video games, the place it’s on par with its most important rivals: the Snapdragon 778 and Dimensity 900.
What I preferred:
- Greater than sufficient efficiency in every day duties.
- Aggressive efficiency in video games and benchmarks.
- Secure with out overheating.
What I did not like:
- Artificial multithreaded efficiency is under its rivals.
- Samsung is lagging behind in the case of a recreation overlay.
It’s not a secret that present intermediate SoCs are greater than able to dealing with common apps like YouTube, Netflix, Fb, WhatsApp, and others, and the Exynos 1280 shouldn’t be completely different. Apps load quick, interface animations are easy, and all that with out extreme warmth.
|Samsung Galaxy A53|
|Oppo Discover X5 Lite|
|OnePlus Nord 2|
|Motorola Edge 20|
|Samsung Galaxy A52 5G|
|Samsung Galaxy A51|
|3DMark Wild Life|
|3DMark Wild Life Stress Take a look at||n/a|
Gaming efficiency was aggressive, regardless of counting on solely two high-performance cores towards the 4 discovered within the Snapdragon 778 (which is why it performs significantly higher in Geekbench’s multi-core check). Higher nonetheless, the Galaxy A53 confirmed a really secure efficiency in 3DMark’s stress check, which simulates an extended gaming session and tries to determine overheating or thermal throttling issues, which it did not with the A53.
In real-world video games like Name of Obligation Cell and Genshin Impression the Samsung Galaxy A53 carried out as anticipated, with secure efficiency in medium or low graphical settings — together with the choice of sooner framerates in CoD:M when reducing the visible choices. The cellphone can not compete with flagship telephones when it comes to picture high quality, however presents aggressive efficiency for its market section. The one factor missing is a greater recreation overlay, on par with what Oppo/OnePlus and Xiaomi are doing.
A well-known digicam module
The digicam module within the Galaxy A53 has the identical precise specs because the A52 predecessors: a
64 megapixels most important sensor with phase-detect autofocus (PDAF) and optical picture stabilization (OIS), a 12 megapixels ultra-wide digicam with 123˚ discipline of view, and a pair of 5 MP sensors for macro photographs and depth sensing.
What I preferred:
- Good picture high quality in daylight footage.
- Respectable nighttime photographs.
- Optical Picture Stabilization (OIS).
- Macros could be first rate.
What I did not like:
- No telephoto lens.
- Principally unchanged from the A52.
On the whole, footage within the daytime have been fairly good, with the same old coloration processing Samsung is thought for, with boosted distinction ranges. Much like what my colleague Benjamin Lucks discovered throughout his A52 evaluation, I observed some variations within the colours from the extensive and ultra-wide cameras, the latter with barely washed-out outcomes.
And not using a devoted telephoto lens, the A53 depends on digital zoom for close-ups, with the same old outcomes. Outcomes as much as 2x magnification are normally good, however going any additional — just like the 5x zoom photographs within the gallery under — leads to pictures missing element.
And after testing some smartphones with 2 MP macro cameras, the 5 MP provided by the Galaxy A53 are very welcomed. The ensuing pictures have been removed from jaw-dropping, with most photographs being overly noisy, however a bit little bit of endurance (and regular fingers) can produce pleasing footage.
As for the nighttime efficiency, the A53 repeats the qualities of the A52, with a bit extra element in the appropriate conditions. Personally, most often, I discovered the outcomes not that a lot completely different from the usual mode.
In the case of selfies, the Galaxy A53 did nicely with its 32 megapixel digicam — once more, with the identical specs because the A52 — each within the common and wide-angle modes, with a great degree of particulars and coloration copy. And the Portrait mode labored because it ought to, with good topic separation.
In brief, the digicam options of the Galaxy A53 are principally the identical as these from the A52, which is a disgrace, particularly as a result of Samsung opted to not embody a telephoto lens in its 2022 Galaxy A line, not even on the A73 provided in just a few markets.
Good battery life, sluggish charging occasions
The Samsung Galaxy A53 is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery (500 mAh larger than the one within the A52), and the capability enhance was achieved regardless of the discount within the dimensions. Alternatively,
Samsung not consists of the charger within the field.
What I preferred:
- Battery can final two days of normal use.
- Battery capability elevated in relation to the A52 whereas lowering the general quantity.
What I did not like:
- 25-watt charging shouldn’t be quick anymore.
- No charger within the field.
- No wi-fi charging.
I admit coming quite pessimistic about the Galaxy A53, however the Exynos 1280 not solely proved itself succesful performance-wise, but in addition relating to battery consumption. The A53 lasted roughly two days on a single cost, with some heavy recreation downloading (14 GB for Genshin Impression!) gentle social media and messaging use, and a short GPS/digicam tour.
Alternatively, Samsung insisted on not upgrading the mid-ranger’s charging capabilities, and nonetheless solely presents as much as 25 W “quick” charging. Coming from the Oppo Discover X5 Lite/Reno 7 5G, I couldn’t really feel disenchanted by speeds nearly 4x slower on the Galaxy A53, utilizing both an Anker PowerPort III 65W, or a Samsung EP-TA20 (20W) charger.
|Charging||Samsung Galaxy A53||Oppo Discover X5 Lite||Realme 9 Professional+||Realme 8 Professional|
|Full cost||< 2h||< 35 min||1h|
|PC Mark Battery check||13h19||crashed at round 12h||13h44||n/a|
Samsung Galaxy A53 technical specs
I’ll checklist under different factors that will curiosity the NextPit group, however aren’t value extra paragraphs:
- The Galaxy A53 consists of NFC assist and is suitable with Google Pay for contactless funds.
- After resetting the up to date handset, the working system indicated 29.97 GB of used house.
- The evaluation unit packaging included a USB-C to USB-C charging cable and a SIM tray opening instrument.
- The software program model in the course of the check was A536BXXU1AVCC (April 2022 safety patch).
- Samsung guarantees 4 main OneUI/Android updates and 5 years of safety patches.
|Samsung Galaxy A53 specs|
1080 x 2400 pixels, 120 Hz
|SoC||Samsung Exynos 1280|
|Reminiscence||128/256 GB ROM|
6/8 GB RAM
|Software program||One UI 4.1 with Android 12|
|Rear digicam||Predominant digicam: 64 MP | f/1.8 | OIS|
Extremely-wide-angle: 12 MP | f/2.2
Macro: 5 MP | f/2.4
Depth: 5 MP | f/2.4
|Entrance digicam||32 MP | f/2.2|
Wired charging: 25 W
|Connectivity||5G, Wi-Fi 5 (ac), BT 5.1, NFC, GPS, Galileo, GLONASS|
|Dimensions and weight||159.6 x 74.8 x 8.1 mm, 189 g|
|To the supply*||Samsung Galaxy A53|
The Galaxy A53 doesn’t repeat the massive evolution introduced by the A52 era, so it’s laborious to suggest it to these utilizing the Galaxy A52, or A52s. However for these loyal to Samsung nonetheless utilizing the favored Galaxy A51 or older, the 2022 replace is a welcome improve.
Considerably just like what occurred with the iPhone SE 2022, the Galaxy A53 looks like a processor improve over the A52 and A52 5G, with higher efficiency and comparable battery life, whereas not fairly providing the identical efficiency discovered with the Snapdragon 778 used within the Galaxy A52s.
It’s a disgrace that Samsung does not appear to care in regards to the fierce competitors between the Chinese language manufacturers in the case of quick charging, however even that may be forgiven contemplating the variations in replace insurance policies, relying on how lengthy you propose to maintain utilizing the gadget. Moreover that, the dearth of a charger within the field and a headphone jack sadly seem to be an irreversible development.
Samsung appears to pay attention to the small modifications introduced by the Galaxy A spread in 2022, shortly chopping the market worth of the A53 from its unique MSRP of $449 to $349. Whereas the unique worth made the A53 troublesome to suggest, the present one makes the mid-ranger fairly aggressive, particularly when bearing in mind the truth that no different Android model comes near promising 5 years of software program assist, together with 4 main model updates.