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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Review with Pros and Cons – Samsung Fans?

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

Samsung is back with another A-series smartphone and we all know, that Samsung charges a premium for their Galaxy A series.

The newly launched Galaxy A53 5G starts from Rs 34,499 for 6GB+128GB and another 8GB+128GB variant is available at Rs 35,999. The device is available in Black, White, Light Blue, and Peach color options and it will go for sale on 25th March 20222 at noon via Amazon.

Now let’s start the review of the Galaxy A53 5G and find out whether you should spend Rs 34,499 or not.

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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Review

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Yes, Galaxy A53 5G is only worth buying, if you’re looking for a Samsung smartphone otherwise, we have tons of other options with better specs and better price tags, in short, Galaxy A53 5G is a great option for Samsung users but for those who can go for other brands, skip the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G.

There is no doubt, Galaxy A53 5G has great cameras, and that OIS also helps a lot but still, Samsung is charging a premium for its brand.

The phone also has a newly launched Exynos 1280 processor and it’s kind of close to Snapdragon 778 SoC, so there won’t be any issue with performance still, you can get Snapdragon 778 SoC in a 25k smartphone too.

Samsung has also promised 4 years of OS updates and 5 years of security updates. By the way, the phone is running on OneUi 4.1 based on Android 12 which means, this phone will get updates up to Android 16 which is great for a mid-budget smartphone.

Overall, if you can pay an extra 5k for the Samsung brand then its a great option but if you don’t want to spend 35k and still, want the same performance then you can consider the OnePlus Nord 2 5G (review) or if you can go up to 40k then there is no better option then Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G.

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Pros and Cons

PROSCONS
120Hz Screen Refresh rateBit Pricey
sAMOLED DisplayNo 3.5mm Audio Jack
Solid Battery LifeNo Charging adaptor in the box
OIS SupportNot Ideal for Gaming
Good Cameras
Android 12 Out of the Box
Stereo Speakers
Good Performance
4 Years of OS Updates

Display Quality

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When it comes to display, one can not complain about the Samsung display. The Galaxy A53 5G comes with 6.5-inches sAMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 800 nits of pick brightness while it also has Widevine L1 support.

So there won’t be any kind of problems while using a smartphone in outdoors, you will be able to watch YouTube videos or play games without any problem even under the sunlight.

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That 120Hz refresh rate also helps a lot while using a smartphone in day-to-day life, everything feels smooth as it should.

As this is an A-series smartphone, Samsung didn’t compromise on the build too. The phone feels, premium in the hands and this is the reason why Samsung charges extra money for A series devices.

Overall, for the price of Rs 34,499, Samsung has done a great job. You won’t face any kind of problem while playing games or even watching movies.

Performance

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The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is powered by a new 5nm Exynos 1280 SoC and it’s close to Snapdragon 778G SoC while the device runs on OneUi 4.1 based on Android 12.

Also, as I have said, Samsung has also promised 4 years of OS updates and 5 years of security updates. By the way, the phone is running on OneUI 4.1 based on Android 12 which means, this phone will get updates up to Android 16 which is great for a mid-budget smartphone.

The Exynos 1280 SoC is powerful enough to handle a 120Hz refresh rate, so there won’t be any frame drop and lag while using the smartphone.

By the way, there won’t be any kind of problem while playing games, all the mobile games will work like butter.

It also has 5G support but Samsung didn’t mention the 5G bands, once come to know, I will update it right here.

Galaxy A53 5G has full One UI 4.1 support which means, you will be able to use all the features available on Galaxy S22 series.

Overall, I would have loved this smartphone, if it was launched at 30k but still, for those who want the best Galaxy smartphone, this could be a good option to consider.

Cameras

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The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G comes with a 64MP primary sensor + a 12MP ultra-wide lens + 5MP depth + 5MP macro sensor while there is a 32MP selfie shooter on the front.

The rear camera can shoot videos at [email protected], [email protected]/60fps while the front can shoot at [email protected] & [email protected]

The 64MP primary sensor has OIS support, so it will help a lot while talking video or even in photography.

The sensor is trying to capture natural colors which great thing, there is a little bit of saturation but it’s not too high.

Also, at night, Samsung has done a great job, The dedicated night mode helps a lot but still, there was some noise in the images.

By the way, don’t use the ultra-wide lens at night because, the images don’t come out great at night, the images are useable but still, try to use a 64MP primary sensor at night.

When it comes to daylight, Samsung has done a great job.

That 5MP + 5MP sensors are added for marketing, in short, don’t expect much. I would have loved to see, a telephoto lens instant of macro & depth sensor.

Coming to, a 32MP selfie shooter…

This is a bigger sensor but still, it doesn’t feel like it. Samsung needs to work on the front cameras. The images do come out good but still, I feel, it can get b better with some OTA updates.

By the way, the front camera has EIS support, so the videos won’t come out as good as a rear camera but the video footage is useable.

Overall, Samsung has done a great job in the camera department, if Samsung optimized the cameras a little bit then it can get better

Still, now, the cameras are good, the only thing is, the price tag, it’s not the best smartphone at 35k but it’s the best Samsung smartphone at 35k.

Audio Quality

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Yes, it has a stereo speaker and it’s great, no complaints. There is also a secondary noise-cancellation microphone too which helps a lot in calling.

Now, if you’re that person who uses wired earphones then you have to buy a type-C to 3.5mm dongle because the phone doesn’t have a 3.5mm audio jack.

Overall, there won’t be any kind of issue with calling as well as audio, Samsung has done a great job this time.

Battery Life

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Most of the smartphones at 35k come with either 120W or 65W fast charging support but Samsung decided to go with 25W wired charging support.

Fun fact, Samsung didn’t provide a charging adaptor in the box, so you have to buy it separately or use the one you have.

That 5,000 mAh battery will last for a day but in the end, it will depend on how you use the smartphone in day-to-day life.

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

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Q: Does Samsung Galaxy A53 5G has a 3.5mm Audio jack?

A: No.

Q: Does Samsung Galaxy A53 5G has NFC Support?

A: Yes.

Q: How many OS updates will Samsung Galaxy A53 5G will get?

A:  Samsung has also promised 4 years of OS updates and 5 years of security updates. By the way, the phone is running on OneUI 4.1 based on Android 12 which means, this phone will get updates up to Android 16 which is great for a mid-budget smartphone.

Q: What is the screen refresh rate of the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G?

A: It has a 120Hz refresh rate sAMOLED panel.

Q: Does Samsung Galaxy A53 5G has stereo speakers?

A: Yes.

Q: Does Samsung Galaxy A53 5G has Widevine L1 support??

A: Yes.

Q: Does Samsung Galaxy A53 5G has a camera2api enabled?

A: Yes

Q: Does Samsung Galaxy A53 5G  has 5G Support?

A: Yes.

Q: How many 5G bands does Samsung Galaxy A53 5G have?

A: Samsung didn’t mention the 5G bands yet…

Q: Does Samsung Galaxy A53 5G  have fast charging support?

A: Yes, it has a 25W wired fast charging support.

Q: Does Samsung Galaxy A53 5G have carrier aggregation?

A: Yes.

Q: Does Samsung Galaxy A53 5G have a compass sensor?

A: Yes.

Q: Where to buy Samsung Galaxy A53 5G in India

A: The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is available on Amazon.

Q: Alternatives of Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

Verdict

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The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is a great device, Samsung has provided almost everything in the A series smartphone except good pricing. So if you can pay extra for the Samsung logo then go for it, it’s by far the best Galaxy device available at 35k after Galaxy S20 FE 5G.

Buy it If

  • If you want the best Galaxy device under Rs 35,000
  • If you want logger OS updates
  • If you’re a fan of the Samsung Logo
  • If you want premium design
  • If you want good cameras
  • If you want solid battery life

Don’t buy it if…

  • If you want a powerful processor.
  • If you want 3.5mm, Audio Jack
  • If you want a value money device
  • If you want superfast charging
  • If you need wireless charging
  • If you want zoom cameras

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Specifications

Display6.5″ FHD+ Super AMOLED Display
120Hz Refresh rate
800nits pick brightness
Rear Camera64MP (OIS) F1.8 1
2MP Ultra-wide F2.2
5MP Depth F2.4
5MP Macro F2.4

[email protected], [email protected]/60fps
Front Camera32MP F2.2

[email protected], [email protected]
Processor5nm Exynos 1280
(Octa-Core 2.4GHz)
5G SupportYes
Battery5000mAh
25W Support

*No charger in the box
SensorsAccelerometer,
ambient light sensor,
compass/ magnetometer,
gyroscope,
proximity sensor,
and in-display fingerprint sensor.
Dimensions159.6mm*74.8mm*8.1mm
OSOneUI 4.1 – Android 12.0

4 years of OS update
5 years of Security Updates
OtherIP67 Water & Dust Resistance
Knox Security
India Price6GB Ram + 128GB Storage: Rs 34,449
8GB Ram + 128GB Storage: Rs 35,499
Available atAmazon

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Nancy

    October 20, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Hi, thank you for the review of the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G. You mentioned that if you don’t want to pay for the Samsung name, there are other options that are just as good if not better that cost less. I didn’t see where you mentioned them. I checked this one out because of the reviews about the camera; that’s what I’m interested in the most. What others do you recommend that are just as good if not better that cost less? Thank you!

    • Rahul Makwana

      October 21, 2022 at 11:46 am

      I think I have mentioned it in the FAQ section. If you don’t play games for hours then the Galaxy A53 is a solid option (especially for the cameras), still, it’s a pricey device because of the Samsung Logo…

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