Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Galaxy A53

Samsung releases the latest generation of A series handsets and for now, we will be tackling one of my favorite midranger phones, the new Samsung Galaxy A53 5G.

This phone was launched last March 2022 and I’ve been using this for a month. For its physical appearance, it has a large screen, massive battery, set of cameras, and appealing choices of colors to choose from. For my preference, I settled with the awesome blue one.

Enclosure:

  • Docs
  • USB Type C cable
  • 1 unit


Physical Specs:

  • Screen – 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Display (1080 x 2400 Pixels, 405 ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 20:9 Aspect Ratio, 120Hz Refresh Rate
  • OS – Android 12 with One UI 4.1
  • Chipset – 5nm Exynos 1280
  • Processor 
    • CPU Speed – 2.4 GHz
    • CPU Type – Octa-Core
    • Cortex A55
  • GPU
    • GPU – Mali-G68
  • RAM – 8 GB


Samsung Galaxy A53

When it comes to its appearance,  I was impressed by its design. The look is magnificent, the plastic back looks premium and it definitely blends nicely with its cameras.

It is also stated that this phone is IP67 dust and has a water-resistance rating which is a good feature especially when you are an outdoorsy person.

Screen appearance has always been the flag bearer for Samsung phones. With its Super AMOLED Display plus 120HZ Refresh Rate, the display would always be superb and you can say it’s more fun and enjoyable to use. In addition, audio quality is above average compared to other mid-range phones This makes your experience fun especially when you are watching your favorite movies or farming on your favorite RPG game. Speaking of gaming, it plays pretty normally on the usual games like Call of Duty, and Genshin Impact. As expected for the new Exynos chipset, it plays but doesn’t expect exceptional performance in this aspect.

Operating System

Galaxy A53 is under the operating system of the latest Android 12 with One UI 4.1 custom features.

Amazing Features such as:

  • Color palettes, use the colors from the wallpaper and applies them to the system.
  • Edge panels: It’s only quick access to favorite applications, features, and contacts
  • Permission usage history: the permission can be allowed or denied the apps that you don’t feel comfortable with
  • Power button: by holding the power button it will trigger the assistant “Bixby” and can also be triggered by saying “Hey Bixby”.
  • You can also use EarBuds to access the assistant. 
  • With the new Phone dialer, you can swipe the name of the person to the left to send a message or swipe to the right to make a call


For the Camera

  • Primary: 64 MP sensor, f/1.8-aperture lens, OIS
  • Ultra-wide: 12MP sensor, f/2.2-aperture lens
  • Macro: 5MP sensor, f/2.4-aperture lens
  • Depth: 5MP sensor, f/2.4-aperture lens
  • 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 30/60fps

Samsung Galaxy A53

The usual setup for mobile cameras nowadays has a wide, ultrawide, macro, and depth sensor arrangement. Default Point-and-shoot settings are amazing especially when it comes to its output. Photos look more natural, maybe not as crisp as those high-end phone outputs but we can say that if you are not that person who’s super attention to details, then those photos would definitely grab your attention.  

For low light or night mode photos, it definitely gives a good fight among other mid-range phones. Notice that photos have more enhanced details and less noise or grainy effect as well. To summarize, night mode is actually good and reliable.

Let’s go to its video feats, it allows you to take 4K video shots at 30fps as well as 1080p at 60fps in both front and rear cameras which is quite new for usually low resolution are shoot on the front which makes this phone perfect for basic vlogging or even online video calls.


64MP(Main)

Ultra-wide


Macro


Selfie


Battery

Another option we usually look for in purchasing phones is of course, its battery life. We take it into consideration that the phone can keep up with our daily tasks. With Samsung A53’s 5000mah battery capacity, it’s pretty decent. Unfortunately its downside is the slow charging speed with its 25W capacity, which runs beyond other midrangers.


Final Verdict

As our final verdict, the Samsung A53 is a perfect choice if you are looking for a mid range phone with interesting camera shots, at par performance and decent battery life or I must say if you are more on the Social Media junky. Its sleek premium design gives an additional catchy look that makes you wanna get this phone and be in style. If you prefer more on the internal performance or what we called on the gaming perspective, then tune in into our next review so that we can widen your preference 😉