Samsung has launched its latest Galaxy A-Series 5G smartphone in Malaysia last month, the Galaxy A53 5G is an upper mid-range smartphone featuring a 120 Hz Super AMOLED display, IP67 water-resistant design, 64 MP OIS camera, and comes in four different color variants. Take a look at our Samsung Galaxy A53 5G review after 2 weeks of use.
The Design and Display
On the design front, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G has a unique back with an Ambient Edge design that blends with its quad cameras, you will see a matter finish look rather than the glossy and glass design.
The overall design of the phone looks good and feels solid in the hands. We have the Awesome Blue color, while the other three color variants are Awesome Black, Awesome White, and Awesome Peach.
The front side has a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a resolution of Full HD+. The display is protected by scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 5. You will find an in-screen selfie camera and an in-display fingerprint scanner on the front.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G has a quad-camera setup on the backside with the main camera of 64 MP f/1.8 aperture utilizing the Sony IMX682 image sensor. The rest three cameras are a 12 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle, 5 MP f/2.4 macro, and 5 MP f/2.4 depth. On the front side, it has a 32 MP f/2.2 selfie camera for selfie and video calling needs.
The camera amazes us with its OIS feature, we found the hardware stabilization on its camera which is useful in photography, any hand-shake or movement, while recording or taking pictures, is minimized.
We took some camera samples from its cameras to show you how the camera performs. Take a look at the shots below.
Hardware, Performance & Gaming
On the performance side, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G packs a homegrown 5nm Exynos 1280 octa-core processor clocked up to 2.4 GHz along with Mali-G68 GPU (quad-core) for gaming and graphics applications.
The performance of the Exynos 1280, performed between Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 750G and Snapdragon 778G, the Exynos 1280 is faster than the Snapdragon 750G and is close to the Snapdragon 778G, but not ahead. Since it’s manufactured in a 5nm process, it tends to consume less battery power in addition to the OneUI battery optimizations.
We had tried playing our favorite Alsphat Games with it and found it was smooth and with no lags even after an hour of plays.
Battery Runtime & Charging
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G packs a 5,000 mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging. In a world where smartphones have evolved with 50W, 65W, and even 120W charging speeds, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G remains behind in terms of fast charging competition, however, the 25W power is still a considerable option if compared to its same range phone charging capability; the 18W and 22W charging.
The downside is that you don’t get a charger in the box, you need to get it separately. The battery performance is good, it offers about 2 days of battery life on average use.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G equips a stunning 120 Hz Super AMOLED display, packs a 5nm Exynos 1280 octa-core processor that performs well, the camera performance is impressive, supports hardware OIS, and comes with an IP67 water-resistant design. Other features include Android 12 out-of-the-box, stereo speakers, 5G support, and its sleek Ambient Edge design. The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is an overall reasonable option for those who are looking for a smartphone with such features at the price of RM 1849 for 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
For more information or to purchase, visit Samsung’s official website at https://www.samsung.com/my/smartphones/galaxy-a/galaxy-a53-5g-awesome-black-256gb-sm-a536ezkhxme/buy/