Samsung has been the top smartphone manufacturer in the world for years. They have several different phone series, and each caters to a specific market. One of their popular series is the Galaxy A series, specifically designed for those who need a high-end phone but don’t want to break the bank. The A-series offers features that you would normally find on more expensive phones.
The Galaxy A name appeared first on Samsung SHW-M100S in 2010. Over the years, the company has introduced many top notch phones under this series. And they have launched a new model, Galaxy A53 5G, on March 31, 2022 in Bangladesh. The phone comes with some excellent features. Let’s dive into the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G review.
Key Features of Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
Last year, Samsung released a new industrial design for its Galaxy A52 series that included a rectangular chassis with gently curved sides and attractive colors. This year, the Korean company isn’t making any changes to the Galaxy A53, which retains the same design but with a few small differences.
The sides are completely flat; there is no curve in the front or back of the set, and the camera island’s design resembles its minimalistic emerging from the set’s chassis. Samsung is bringing back the polycarbonate design that’s more flexible and simpler to use. It prevents smudges too.
The A53’s chassis is considerably slimmer, so there’s no 3.5-millimeter audio jack on the device. But, it has surprisingly good audio for watching and playing media.
The chrome edge pieces on the sleek Galaxy A53 are distracting. Also, with no curves, the A53 5G is less comfortable to hold than the A52.
There is nothing much to say about the screen as A53’s 6.5-inch AMOLED screen remains the same as last year’s A52 and goes up to 120 Hz. Further, the maximum brightness at 800 nits also remains unchanged, but it has enough brightness for the outdoors. The display comes with Gorilla Glass.
Unlike the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G misses out on a couple of niceties. For example, HDR10+ and dynamic scaling. However, A53 excels at the basics. The color of the display is rich and vibrant, the 120Hz mode can be enabled out of the box, and you can alter the color balance to your liking. Moreover, the always-on mode has a lot of potential, and you can set a dark mode.
Although Samsung has been using Qualcomm-based hardware this year, they changed the A53's hardware. It moved to Exynos 1280, and it is used for all the A53 phones around the world as well as in North America.
The Exynos 1280 contains a 2.40GHz Cortex A78 and six 2.0GHz Cortex A55 cores. Its 5nm design functions better than last year’s 8nm Snapdragon 720G/750G. Hence, A53 will be much more efficient than any phone with a Snapdragon. This will also provide greater battery life to the device.
Samsung is using a quad-camera array for its rear, equipped with a 64MP OIS primary lens with optical image stabilization, a 12MP wide-angle lens with a 123-degree field of view, and two 5MP macro and portrait lenses. It also includes a 32 MP rear camera with a fixed focus that can be used to capture 4K video at 30fps like the previous phones.
The hardware’s configuration has not changed from the A52. However, Samsung notes that they are using new sensors on the Galaxy A53. The new sensors, coupled with the upgraded algorithms along with Samsung’s One UI 4.1, help the Galaxy A53 stand out from the previous models.
If you are coming from a different Samsung Galaxy phone, you will discover the interface of the camera to be highly familiar. The entire shooting modes are accessible, and there is an exposure toggle, a flash button with a different setting, an HDR timer, and filters, and you will be able to access different lenses easily from the display.
But the quality of the low-light capability makes the A53 stand out above all else. There are some places where you miss out on smaller details because of a decline in the highlights and shadows, but for the most part, the phone has the upper hand in this section.
Software and Storage
The Galaxy A53’s software includes One UI 4.1 based on Android 12 out of the box. Samsung plans to release four updates to its flagship and midrange series phones, including the Galaxy A53. This means that The phone will get an Android operating system upgrade somewhere around 2025.
The phone comes with 6GB and 8GB RAM with 128 GB and 256 GB storage capability. In addition to that, you can increase the virtual RAM and add an external SD card up to 1TB.
The battery’s 5000mAh capacity in the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G preserves its endurance even when used heavily. If you use the phone for more than 18 hours, you will get more than 5.5 hours of battery life left on the phone.
The phone’s 25 W fast charging standard does not change, making it roughly equivalent to its A52 counterparts, which in return, charge the full battery in roughly 80 minutes. However, the fact that Xiaomi offers 120W charging, and Realme has standardized 65W charging. Compared to this capability, Samsung is way behind them.
The A53’ 5000 mAh takes around 30 minutes to reach 50%, which ensures the longevity of the battery. The phone doesn’t come with a charger in the box. Hence, you will need to buy it separately.
The Galaxy A53 does not have wireless charging capability. However, it is astonishing that this high-end phone doesn’t come with a wireless charging feature while other mid-range phones offer this easily.
Price of Samsung Galaxy A53 in Bangladesh
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G comes in three colors blue, black, and orange. Whatever the color you pick, the phone will cost Tk. 43,999. However, you may also buy a phone as low as Tk. 40,999, depending on the store.
Samsung is taking a conservative strategy with the Samsung Galaxy A53. The phone’s hardware looks similar to its predecessor, but there are several noteworthy improvements in other areas sucha s process and batteries.
The smartphone has a large AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz, alongside some good-quality cameras that take high-quality pictures in any kind of lighting.
If you are looking for a mid-range phone with long-term software support or need to rely on the phone most of the time for business purposes, you can buy it. But, keep in mind that Galaxy A53 5G is not a game-centric phone.