Take a Look at the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Face Value

Take a Look at the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Face Value

With every new year comes a new generation of Samsung smartphones – and that isn’t just true of the most expensive range.
While it’s the flagship Galaxy S Series phones that always garner the most attention, the mid-range A Series is typically just as impressive in its own right.
In fact, if were you to compare the two ranges in terms of sales numbers, it’s highly likely the cheaper models would prove more popular.

Take a Look at the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: Face Value

For 2022, Samsung has sent out the Galaxy A53 5G to do battle in the highly competitive mid-range smartphone market.
And following on from last year’s excellent Galaxy A52 5G, the successor comes in with big expectations.
So, how does it follow on – and, perhaps more importantly, how does it compare to the rest of the field?
We’ve been testing it out over the last few weeks to see how its design and performance hold up, and, generally, whether this provides a compelling option for those foregoing the flagship phone options.
Our quick take
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G does a sterling job of following on from the Galaxy A52 – a phone that was a great seller for Samsung, and one we also rated highly.
In truth, there’s no significant improvement here, much like we found with the latest Galaxy S range. However, the A53 is a strong mid-range phone regardless.
The display on the front is vibrant and bright with (mostly) smooth animation, and the battery life is very good, as is the overall speed and performance.
At its price point, however, it’s got a lot of competition. You’ll find similar performing phones from the likes of Redmi, Realme and OnePlus that cost less, as well as similarly priced phones that perform better in some areas.
That means there are a couple of ways to look at this, for those debating picking an A53 up for themselves.
If you want a modern Samsung experience without the price tag required to get an S22 Series phone, the A53 is a no-brainer. It’ll get you exactly that, and it does well in all the key areas.
Samsung’s approach to software and security updates is also admirable, with its devices often getting updates and security patches even quicker than Google does.
If you value a speedy and responsive experience, though, you can get this elsewhere – as long as you’re happy to look outside the Samsung brand.
Design and build
159.9 x 74.7 x 8.1mm
Gorilla Glass 5 and hole-punch camera
IP67 protection
At first glance, there isn’t a great deal of difference between the Samsung Galaxy A53 and the Galaxy A52 (or A52s) from 2021.
That’s not necessarily a mark against it, however – this is a good looking phone. Especially in the pure matte white version of our test unit, it looks great from the back.
While it doesn’t offer premium materials you’ll find on Samsung’s higher-placed devices – it’s plastic, as many Samsung phones now are – there’s a great feel to the matte rear. We like that moulding around the cameras, particularly, which is something that’s also present on the slightly lower-placed Galaxy A33 5G that launched alongside.
When you hear a phone is built from plastic, there’s perhaps a niggling fear that it might feel cheap and shoddy, but the A53 definitely does not. There’s no real give in the rear surface, and the phone’s frame feels quite sturdy. Generally speaking, there’s a reassuring heft to the phone.
6.5-inch, 2400 x 1080 pixels, 120Hz
AMOLED panel
Infinity-O display
There’s a 6.5-inch display on the front of the Galaxy A53, and this is an AMOLED panel. As you’d expect, then, it appears to have plenty of vibrancy in those colours and deep blacks.
It’s one of those features that makes it a really appealing phone in this price range. Having a bright, colourful screen with relatively skinny bezels means you get a display experience with few compromises. Even compared to the much more expensive Galaxy S22+, there’s not a huge deal of difference in the way it displays colours and detail.
Hardware and performance
Exynos 1280, 6GB RAM
128GB storage + microSD
5000mAh battery, 25W charging
The Galaxy A53 5G makes a bit of a departure in 2022, now landing with updated Exynos hardware. Samsung’s headline here is that this is the first time that 5nm architecture has been used in the Galaxy A series, an indicator that it’s not being held back. It should be more efficient, and able to deliver its performance with lower power consumption.
In 2021, the Galaxy A52 hopped and skipped through the Snapdragon 720G, 750G and 778G (Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s respectively). The Galaxy A51 in 2020 had used Exynos hardware before this, so there’s been a lot of back and forth around this class of device.
Samsung claims that this new Exynos 1280 gives a boost over the previous hardware used, so the phone should be a better performer, while also continuing to offer 5G connectivity. It’s paired with 6GB of RAM, although there’s the option to allocate some of the storage as virtual RAM – up to an additional 6GB.
Quad-camera system
Main: 64MP, f/1.8, OIS
Ultra-wide: 12MP, f/2.2
Macro: 5MP, f/2.4
Depth: 5MP, f/2.4
Front: 32MP, f/2.2
There’s a quad-camera system on the rear of the Galaxy A53 5G, but keep your excitement in check while we explain what you’re looking at here. As is common in mid-range devices, you have two cameras that are worth exploring and two that are kind of thrown in to make up the numbers.
The main camera has a 64-megapixel sensor and offers optical image stabilisation (OIS) on its lens, and that should help keep images cleaner over longer exposures. There’s also night mode on this phone – something that some budget phones miss out on, like the iPhone SE.
With the macro camera (examples above), you can get within a few centimetres of an object and get an in-focus shot, but the results aren’t amazing. As well as suffering from over-saturated colours, it also creates an unnatural, nauseating depth of field/background blur and pushes the contrast up high.
And, when you combine that with a sensor that’s nowhere near as sharp as the primary and ultrawide lenses, that means a generally quite poor image. It’s more usable than the old 2-megapixel macro sensors, but it’s still not amazing.
So, the A53 follows the trend of the mid-range phones offering more lenses than is probably necessary. If a manufacturer is insistent on providing macro functionality, we’d much it be put in a better ultrawide lens which also had macro capabilities, then ditch the other two lenses. Quality over quantity.
To recap
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G hits all the important spec points, with a great design and display. There’s no shortage of mid-range phones that provide a similar experience for less – and this is no big jump from the A52 – but there are still some very good reasons to choose the A53.

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