Samsung Galaxy M53 5G Review with Pros and Cons – Letdown

Samsung Galaxy M53 5G Review
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G

Galaxy M53 5G is a downgrade from Galaxy M52 5G, still, its the latest Samsung smartphone, so you can consider it if you wanted to buy a new Samsung smartphone otherwise, Galaxy M52 5G is still, a better option compared to Galaxy M53 5G.

Also, we have the RealMe 9 Pro Plus 5G (review) at 25k which offers better value compared to Galaxy M53 5G, so all in all, Samsung is charging extra for their Logo.

The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G price in India starts at Rs 23,999 for 6GB RAM + 128GB storage while the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs 25,999. The device is available in Mint Green and Blue color options and it will be available from April 29th, 2022 via Amazon IN at noon.

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Samsung Galaxy M53 5G Review

Yes, Galaxy M53 5G is worth buying but it’s not a value-for-money device, Samsung is charging extra money for their logo, so it doesn’t make any sense to spend Rs 23,999 on Galaxy M53 5G because we have a better phone like, Galaxy M52 5G and even RealMe 9 Pro Plus 5G.

Samsung is marketing Galaxy M53 5G as a 108MP smartphone but that 108MP sensor won’t give better images than the 48MP or even 12MP sensor, it’s just a bigger sensor, and the quality of the images will remain the same.

This is high time for companies like Xiaomi, RealMe, and even Samsung to optimize their cameras rather than just add bigger sensors.

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The phone does have a 5,000mAh battery and it supports 25W fast charging but guess what, Samsung didn’t provide a charging adaptor in the box, you have to buy a 25W charger from Samsung or use whatever you have at your home. By the way, Samsung branded 25W charger will cost you about Rs 1,999.

The MediaTek Dimensity 900 is a good processor but it’s not a powerful processor, so if you’re a heavy gamer then you will be disappointed with the performance, it’s a good chipset for day-to-day use and casual gaming.

Overall, for the price of Rs 23999, the Samsung Galaxy M53 5G doesn’t offer value, still, it’s a good option for those users who wanted to buy the latest Samsung smartphone for day-to-day use. Also, if you’re okay with last year’s smartphone then you can also consider the Galaxy M52 5G which is a better option compared to Galaxy M53 5G

Also, if you’re okay with other mobile brands then do consider the RealMe 9 Pro Plus 5G.

Samsung Galaxy M53 5G Pros and Cons

sAMOLED 120Hz PanelNight Photography Needs Improvement
2 Years of OS updateBit pricey
Android 12 Out of the BoxNo Charging Adaptor in Box
Decent Camera Setup Low Display Brightness
5G SupportNot Best for gaming
Plastic Build
No 3.5mm Audio Jack

Display Quality

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The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G comes with a 5.70-inches 120Hz sAMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2408 pixels and 420nits of screen brightness. On the front, Samsung has used Corning Gorilla Glass 5 while the frame and back are made out of plastic.

The 420nits of brightness would be okay for a 15k smartphone but the Galaxy M53 5G is priced at 24k, so this is not justifiable at all.

Now the phone is visible under the sunlight but sometime, it might get hard to see the smartphone’s screen or the written text on the display.

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The phone does support Widevine L1 which means you will be able to stream FHD+ content on OTT platforms. Also, the MediaTek Dimensity 900 is powerful enough to handle a 120hz refresh rate but it’s not that powerful for heavy gaming.

Overall, for the price of Rs 23999, the display should have been better but if you’re a Samsung user you will be more than happy with it.


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We have recently seen MediaTek Dimensity 920 processor in Xiaomi 11i 5G (review) and even in RealMe 9 Pro Plus 5G and the same has been added to Galaxy M53 5G too.

The device runs on OneUI 4.1 based on Android 12, Samsung has also promised 2 years of OS updates and 4 years of security updates.

The MediaTek Dimensity 920 is a powerful processor and it can handle almost all mobile games without any problem but this is not a gaming chipset.

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That means, if you’re a gamer then you should skip the Galaxy M53 5G and take look at POCO F3 GT 5G (review) or IQOO Z5 5G (review) for a better gaming experience.

By the way, BGMI Mobile Game supports max HDR at an Extreme frame rate. Also, I didn’t find how many 5G bands Galaxy M53 5G has, if I find any information, I will update it right here…

Now, keep in mind, if you play BGMI at the highest graphics, the game does lag a little bit, so I would recommend you to play at smooth at an Extreme frame rate for better gameplay.

Overall, for day-to-day use, you won’t face any kind of problem, the phone will work like butter but as I have said, this is not a gaming smartphone, so don’t expect that.


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This is going to be interesting…

The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G comes with a 108MP primary sensor + 8MP ultra-wide lens + 2MP macro + 2MP depth sensor while there is a 32MP selfie shooter on the front. The rear, as well as front cameras, can shoot videos at [email protected] & [email protected]/60fps.

Now, the phone doesn’t have OIS support and it relies on EIS.

The videos do come out good at [email protected] but when we go above that, the footage comes out shaky and there was some issue with dynamic range too.

For some reason, the front camera was taking slightly better videos than the rear cameras.

Samsung has added a dedicated night mode but still, at night, the images come out with noise, and the sensors are trying to overexpose the colors and in between, it loses out on details.

This can be fixed with a single OTA update, so if you trust Samsung that they will fix the cameras and optimize them after you buy the device then you should consider buying it.

Now, there was no issue when there were good lights or taking images under the sunlight, the details are there and the images also come out well. Again, as I have said, sometimes, some images had a dynamic range issue, it’s a hit-or-miss kind of situation.

For those who love saturated color, you will love the Galaxy M53 5G cameras because Galaxy M53 5G does add bit extra color to the images and even to videos too.

That 8MP ultra-wide sensor also takes some good images under good lighting but when it comes to low light, it suffers a little bit because of the small sensor size.

I would have loved to see a 16MP ultra-wide lens but Samsung wanted to add 2MP+2MP sensors.

Also, 2MP+2MP sensors won’t do much, so it’s just for decoration, nothing else.

By the way, if you love to take selfies then you will be more than happy with the 32MP front camera, it takes good images as well as good videos too. No issue with dynamic range or even with details, looks like Samsung has worked on front cameras more than rear cameras.

Overall, for the price of Rs 23999, the phone doesn’t have a great camera, this can be called a decent camera but as this is a Samsung smartphone, you can call this a great camera (pun intended).

Battery Life

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No point in guessing, the Galaxy M53 5G doesn’t come with a charging adapter, you have to pay Rs 1,999 to Samsung to buy the 25W charger separately.

This way, you will pay Rs 23999 for the smartphone + Rs 1,999 for the charger, so the total will be Rs 25998…

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

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 M53 5G FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Does Samsung Galaxy M53 5G has a 3.5mm Audio jack?

A: No.

Q: Does Samsung Galaxy M53 5G has an AMOLED display?

A: Yes, it has a 6.70-inches 120Hz sAMOLED display.

Q: What is the pick brightness of the Samsung Galaxy M53 5G?

A: The Galaxy M53 5G has 420 Nits of Pick brightness.

Q: How many OS updates will Samsung Galaxy M53 5G will get?

A:  Samsung has also promised 2 years of OS updates and 4 years of security updates.

Q: What is the screen refresh rate of the Samsung Galaxy M53 5G?

A: It has a 120Hz refresh rate.

Q: What is the touch sampling rate on Samsung Galaxy M53 5G?

A: It has a 240Hz touch sampling rate.

Q: Does Samsung Galaxy M53 5G has stereo speakers?

A: No.

Q: Does Samsung Galaxy M53 5G Widevine L1 support it??

A: Yes.

Q: Does Samsung Galaxy M53 5G has a camera2api enabled?

A: Yes.

Q: Does Samsung Galaxy M53 5G has 5G Support?

A: Yes.

Q: Does Samsung Galaxy M53 5G has fast charging support?

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

Q: Does Samsung Galaxy M53 5G comes with a charger in the Box?

A: The Galaxy M53 5G doesn’t come with a charging adapter, you have to pay Rs 1,999 to Samsung to buy the 25W charger separately.

Q: Does Samsung Galaxy M52 5G has carrier aggregation support?

A: Yes.


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I think you already have some idea whether Galaxy M53 5G is for you or not? still, if you wanted to buy the latest Samsung smartphone then you can consider the Galaxy M53 5G otherwise, there are tons of better smartphones available under Rs 25000.

I have already added some alternative options for Galaxy M53 5G in the FAQ section, so check those out but still, if you have any doubts or questions then do let me know in the comments I would love to help you out, see you’re there…

Reasons to Buy Galaxy M53 5G?

The only reason you should consider Galaxy M53 5G is that you wanted to buy a Samsung smartphone otherwise, Galaxy M53 5G doesn’t justify the Rs 23999 price tag, Samsung is charging a bit extra money and there is no need to pay extra because do have better phones like RealMe 9 Pro Plus 5G and even galaxy M52 5G for those who wanted Samsung smartphone.

Reasons to not Buy Galaxy M53 5G?

There are many reasons to not buy Galaxy M53 5G, starting from its processor to build quality to decent cameras to no charger in the box to the side-mounted fingerprint sensor to low brightness to no 3.5mm audio jack, and bigger than all, its huge downgrade from last generation Galaxy M52 5G.

Samsung Galaxy M53 5G Full Specifications

Launch Date22 April 2022
Available From29th April 2022 via Amazon at noon
Display6.70-inches FHD+ sAMOLED
Touch sampling rate Up to 240Hz
394ppi density
420 nits pick the brightness
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels resolution
Dimensions164.7 x 77 x 7.4 mm
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5 (front)
Screen Refresh Rate90Hz Refresh Rate
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 5),
Plastic frame,
Plastic back
OSAndroid 12 – OneUI 4.1
ChipsetMediaTek Dimensity 920 5G (6 nm)

GPU: Mali-G68 MC4
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 &
6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Storage6GB Ram + 128GB Storage
8GB Ram + 128GB Storage
Card SlotYes
Rear Cameras108MP Primary Sensor
8 MP Ultra-Wide
2 MP Macro
2 MP Depth
Video[email protected]
[email protected]/60fps
Front Camera32MP Selfie Shooter
Video[email protected]
[email protected]/60fps
3.5mm JackNo
Stereo SpeakersNo
Carrier AggregationYes
Bluetooth Version5.2
5G SupportYes
5G BandsUnspecified
IR BlasterNo
SensorsFingerprint (side-mounted),
accelerometer, gyro,
proximity, compass
Fingerprint SensorSide-Mounted
Battery5,000 mAh (non-removable)
Charging Speed25W wired fast Charging
No Charger in the Box
ColorsMint Green and Blue
SAR Value
Model NumberSM-M536B,
Weight176 Gram
Benchmark Score
Price6GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 23,999
8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 25,999
In the boxSamsung Galaxy M53 5G
USB Type-C cable
Guide papers
SIM tool
Available atAmazon IN

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  1. No mention about SAR values, this m53 has high sar value wen compared to ANY other samsung phone