The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is your way into Galaxy phone ownership without having to splurge on a phone like the expensive (but admittedly brilliant) Galaxy S22 Ultra. The newly released smartphone costs $450 which is far more affordable, and we think it’s shaping up to offer good value.
Let’s look at the ways the Galaxy A53 5G delivers this value, in an effort to help you make the decision whether to pick this phone up or not. Then, at the end, we’ll talk about the one area the Galaxy A53 is losing out on compared to the competition.
Despite a new processor and other hardware improvements, the Galaxy A53
You’ll spend less buying the new Galaxy A53
What does this mean? Software updates add new features, they keep the visual design fresh and up-to-date, and deliver crucial security fixes, too. The longer they’re guaranteed to arrive on your phone, the longer it will last because it’ll keep pace with the latest models. Just because you’re not buying a $1,000 phone doesn’t mean you should accept anything less than good, long-term software support, and Samsung recognizes this.
While the camera hardware itself isn’t all that different from the old model, Samsung has said the sensors are new despite having the same megapixel count. Much like it did with the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung has used its software ability to give the cameras a boost, including with lowlight performance. What will really help here is the addition of Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), which should result in sharper images and video taken at night.
Samsung has also given the app an upgrade, with A.I. enhancing the bokeh portrait mode and the editing suite’s automatic adjustment mode. There’s a good chance Samsung’s Object Eraser mode will be available in the Photo Editor app, plus the fun Single Take feature is included.
The Galaxy A53
There hasn’t been a change to the screen for the new model either, so the Galaxy A53 5G’s battery should provide a little longer use than before. Don’t expect a week or anything, but at least two days of moderate use should be easily achievable with this setup. Until we try the phone for longer, we won’t know for sure, but on paper it’s a good combination.
If you pre-order the Galaxy A53
Also, it looks like Samsung will make its cool Silicon Case with the strap accessory for the Galaxy A53
There’s a real emphasis on value with the Galaxy A53
The 25-watt charging system is the one feature that puts the Galaxy A53
If your phone use doesn’t call for convenient fast charging, then the lack of it won’t be a problem, but if you’re coming from a phone with seriously quick charging speeds now, it’s something we think you’ll miss. The Samsung Galaxy A53
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