Samsung Galaxy A53 Release Date: Samsung’s A-series smartphones are known for delivering good performance at a low price, and the A53 looks to keep that trend going – with a few major changes that make it more enticing than ever.
The A53 should perform better than last year’s model, thanks to a larger battery and updated chipset, plus Samsung’s guarantee of up to four years of Android upgrades. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Samsung Galaxy A53 Release Date
On March 17, 2022, Samsung launched the Galaxy A53 alongside the A33. It went on sale on April 1st,2022, albeit it was available only via T-Mobile and Verizon in the United States a day earlier.
There were three models in the A52 series: the A52, A52 5G, and A52s. So far this year, Samsung has only revealed the A53 5G, with a 4G edition looking doubtful – though an A53 with an improved processor could appear later in the year.
Samsung Galaxy A53 Features
The Samsung Galaxy A53 is the company’s newest cheap phone, featuring a large 120Hz display, respectable performance for the price, and cameras that virtually match the competition. There’s a lot to appreciate about this phone, which has everything we liked about the Galaxy A52 from last year as well as some nice and welcome enhancements.
Price and Affordability
You get a well-rounded phone for $449. Though you prefer Samsung’s typical fanciful and oversaturated photographs, even if its cameras aren’t the greatest among the best cheap phones, they’re decent enough for most situations. Fans of expandable storage will be happy to know that the Galaxy A53 supports microSD cards up to 1TB.
The Galaxy A53 is priced at $449/£399, which is a great deal. You get 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for that price (with microSD card support up to 1TB). The phone is available via Samsung and other electronics retailers.
The Google Pixel 5a, like the Galaxy A53, costs $449 and comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Even with its older chipset, it’s currently one of the best affordable phones available. The current Pixel, on the other hand, lacks the expandable storage of the A53 and is exclusively available in the United States and Japan.
If you don’t want an Android phone, there’s also the $429 iPhone SE (2022), which comes with 64GB of storage as standard. (You’ll have to pay $479 for the same 128GB of storage as the Galaxy A53.) With its class-leading A15 Bionic CPU, the latest iPhone offers the best bang for your cash.
The Galaxy A53 will have to establish itself in the camera department, as the Pixel 5a and iPhone SE (2022) are both excellent. The A53 has a quad-camera configuration with a 64MP main sensor, a 12MP ultrawide sensor, a 5MP macro sensor, and a 5MP depth sensor. A 32MP selfie camera is located on the front of the phone.
The Galaxy A53’s design is minimal but effective, in my opinion. Even if it may easily pick up fingerprint smudges, the plastic body feels decent and is far from cheap. Overall, the phone appears to be well-made, similar to the Pixel 5a.
The camera module on the Galaxy A53 protrudes somewhat and resembles the Galaxy S20 series – the Contour Cut design is evidently reserved for the most recent Galaxy S phones. The Galaxy A53 is understated and, to be honest, uninteresting.
It does have an IP67 designation for water and dust protection, which means it can withstand submersion for 30 minutes up to 1 meter (3 feet).
The 6.5-inch AMOLED display on the Galaxy A53 is rather impressive. FHD resolution and, best of all, a 120Hz refresh rate are included. A $449 phone with a 120Hz display is insane, and it’s the finest display I’ve ever seen at this price point. However, unlike Samsung’s more expensive phones, the Galaxy A53 does not automatically modify the refresh rate; you must pick between 120Hz and 60Hz.
Even while its Delta-E score (where 0 is perfect) lags below the color accuracy of the iPhone’s display, the Galaxy A53 outperforms the Pixel 5a and iPhone SE (2022) in the sRGB and DCI-P3 gamut reproductions. Nonetheless, the Galaxy A53’s display is quite appealing.
The Galaxy A53 will not win any performance races thanks to its Exynos 1280 system-on-chip. However, the phone performs admirably in everyday situations, while it isn’t the best gaming device available at this price. That honor goes to the iPhone SE (2022), which features the same A15 Bionic chip as the iPhone 13.
The Galaxy A53 has a battery capacity of 5,000 mAh, which is quite large. Other flagships with 5,000 mAh batteries include the Galaxy S22 Ultra, OnePlus 10 Pro, and Pixel 6 Pro. So you’d think the Galaxy A53 would be a powerhouse when it comes to battery life, right?
We put phone batteries to the test by setting the display to 150 nits and then having the device reload web pages indefinitely via 5G.
Samsung did an excellent job with the OS of the Galaxy A53. It’s the same One UI 4.1 that’s on the Galaxy S22, which indicates Android 12 is running on the device. Many customization options, improved privacy and security, and Samsung’s commitment to updates are all included.
Under the Material You design language, Android 12 introduces a new theming engine. It basically uses the colors from your background as highlights across the system. This includes your Quick Settings, some widgets, the Settings menu, and other areas. It’s not a whole theme that transforms the Galaxy A53’s appearance, but I like it, especially when I have a neon or retro wave-inspired wallpaper.
Samsung Galaxy A53 Specifications
- 6.5in, 120Hz, FHD+ AMOLED display
- 5nm Exynos 1280 chipset
- 6/8GB RAM
- 128/256GB storage (expandable up to 1TB)
- 5000mAh battery
- 25W wired charging
- Rear camera:
64Mp, f/1.8 OIS main camera
12Mp, f/2.2 ultrawide camera
5Mp, f/2.4 depth sensor
5Mp, f/2.4 macro camera
13Mp, f/2.2 front-facing camera
- Stereo speakers
- Gorilla Glass 5 (on display)
- Android 12 with OneUI 4.1
- 159.9 x 74.7 x 8.1mm
But, for the time being, I’m confident in declaring the Galaxy A53 to be the greatest low-cost Android phone. Although the iPhone SE (2022) has a more powerful processor, the A53 offers a larger and brighter display (plus a higher refresh rate). The Galaxy A53’s ultrawide camera and specialized night mode also help to sell the device.
On March 17, Samsung launched the Galaxy A53 alongside the A33. It went on sale on April 1st, albeit it was available only via T-Mobile and Verizon in the United States a day earlier.