Samsung hopes to build on the success of previous mid-range smartphones with the Galaxy A53.
The Galaxy A50, A51, and A52 have been very successful and popular.
I'll tell you what you can anticipate from the Galaxy A53.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 has impressed me with vivid display, long battery life, solid software, and long update policy. Anyone who purchases this smartphone will get the update for next. These will enable you to use the smartphone without any limitations.
Currently, there are two issues that will hopefully be fixed over time. The performance isn't quite where it should be. Furthermore, the 449 euro price is excessive
Only little "improvements" have been made in comparison to its predecessor. It's still a plastic-based smartphone. One could have expected a little more for the rather premium price. It was also possible that the frame was made of metal.
In general, I think the new frame, which now stops precisely at the rear, is a great upgrade. This makes holding the Galaxy A53 much more enjoyable. Unlike its predecessors, the back can no longer be damaged as easily, giving it a higher-quality feel.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 is dust and water resistant thanks to its IP67 certification.
The display is noticeably brighter.
The 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display, which can reach 800 nits of brightness, drew my attention immediately. Outside, you could read the predecessor's display, but thanks to the Galaxy A53's greater brightness, it's even simpler. Even if the sun shines directly on the display, everything is visible:
The Samsung Galaxy A53 now has a 120Hz refresh rate as standard. This should ensure that the display runs smoothly.
The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the screen. This is significantly too deep, as is typical of optical fingerprint sensors in screens. This makes it unnecessarily complex to handle. The finger recognition is satisfactory. A small tip: save the fingers twice, and it will work even better. The fingerprints should be saved again after applying a protective coating.
On the Samsung Galaxy A53, you won't find a 3.5 mm jack.
Samsung has installed two speakers, much like the predecessor. The sound quality is excellent. There isn't much bass, but that's to be expected from a smartphone. The 3.5mm jack has been removed from the device. Only USB-C or Bluetooth can be used to connect headphones. Speaking of doing without, there is no power adapter included in the box, no protective film on the display, and you must choose whether to use two SIM cards or one SIM card and a microSD card.
Performance must improve.
In the test, the Samsung Galaxy A53 did not perform as well as expected. In the future, a software update should resolve the issue.
I'm not sure what's happening, but the Samsung Galaxy A53 isn't running as smoothly as it used to. Despite the fact that you have a powerful processor, plenty of RAM, and a 120 Hz display, tiny delays are the norm.
Otherwise, the Galaxy A53 comes with standard Samsung software. It comes with Android 12 and One UI 4.1 preloaded. This gives you a wide range of functionality and customization choices, allowing you to tailor your phone to your own requirements.
Unrivaled update assurance
You won't have to worry for five years if you get a Samsung smartphone like the Galaxy A53. As long as Samsung continues to give updates. In addition, there will be four additional Android versions. As a result, Android 13, 14, 15, and 16 are available. Getting anything like that in the middle of the price range is a huge plus. Smartphones are being used for longer and longer periods of time because they are just more reliable. Samsung contributes to the cell phone's ability to be utilised for as long as feasible without posing any security threats due to obsolete software.
A cutting-edge camera
The camera of the Samsung Galaxy A53 made a good impression.
In favourable lighting situations, the Samsung Galaxy A53, like its predecessor, shoots decent images.
A 64-megapixel primary camera with optical image stabilisation is included. This results in some extremely nice photographs.
In low-light situations, you'll need to keep your smartphone steady for an extended period of time to get a good shot. Because the zoom only works digitally, it should not be utilised excessively. The image quality is still acceptable at four times. Even in good light, a 10x magnification produces a muck rather than a clear image. A true telephoto lens isn't present.
A 12 MP super wide angle lens is also included. Overall, the photos were also rather good. The edges are occasionally very fuzzy. I couldn't figure out why this was happening. If you don't double-check your photos after they've been taken, you'll be annoyed later if there are image errors. The third and fourth sensors are a depth and macro camera with a resolution of 5 MP each. They're basically superfluous. It would have been ideal to have integrated a telephoto lens.
The video quality is likewise okay. Videos can be recorded in 4K at 30 frames per second. However, I would recommend shooting in Full HD at 60 frames per second, as the content will appear more realistic - especially when photographing moving objects. The image stabilisation is excellent, and you can zoom in and out with ease while filming.
The battery life is adequate, but it might be better.
Because the Galaxy A53 has a larger 5,000 mAh battery, I was expecting the battery life to be substantially better than the predecessor. But I didn't pay attention to it. The battery life is adequate, but it might be better.
With the 120Hz display active and normal use of the phone, I received almost two days of battery life. I breezed through the day with heavy use. You can go for more than two days if you use your phone sparingly. The duration of the exhibition was seven to eight hours. With 60 Hz, you could probably accomplish more.
To be honest, I was hoping for a little more. When the Galaxy A53 is turned off, it drains a lot of energy. You will lose an exceptional amount of battery if you do nothing with it. That isn't particularly dramatic, and you don't notice it when you use the phone, but I also left it for two days and found that 40% of the battery was vanished. It's very possible that a software update will fix the issue.
Up to 25 watts of power can be used to charge the smartphone. However, you must have or purchase a power supply unit. In roughly 1.5 hours, the battery is fully charged again. That's OK. Wireless charging is not possible for the smartphone.