Samsung’s Galaxy A52s (Review) is a capable mid -range device but with a premium smartphone price tag. Despite its trouble -free overall performance, I found it hard to recommend to anyone other than Samsung fans, in my reviews. Things don’t seem to have changed much with its successor, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G. This new smartphone offers a slightly fresher design compared to the Galaxy A52s 5G, a larger battery and an Exynos SoC instead of Qualcomm. Everything seems to be the same, including the relatively high price tag. Is this mild improvement worth seeing? I’ve been using the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G for a while, and here are my first impressions.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G has just launched in India at a price of Rs. 34,499 for the variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The 8GB RAM variant costs Rs. 35,999 and has the same amount of savings. Since the price difference between the two isn’t much, it makes sense for most people to use the 8GB variant.
Samsung sent me an 8GB variant in a Light Blue finish. The back panel of the Galaxy A53 5G looks very similar to the Galaxy A52s 5G and even has the same design for the camera cut. The back of the matte finish is made of polycarbonate and so is the frame. The overall design seems to be inspired by the recent Galaxy S22 series, with less rounded sides. Samsung has maintained the IP67 rating of the Galaxy A52s in the Galaxy A53 5G, which is nice to own and makes this phone stand out among the competition in terms of features.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G has a 6.5 -inch Super AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, which should be great for gaming. While the phone has a slightly sculpted look, the display borders at the top and bottom look thick.
The packaging of the phone has changed. The box is now flatter, as you get with the premium Galaxy S series, because the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G doesn’t come with a charger. There is only a charging cable with a Type-C port on both ends and a SIM pellet device in it.
The phone runs Samsung’s One UI 4.1 based on Android 12. There are many third -party apps pre -installed and some are Samsung -branded as well. We will talk more about this in our full review.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G, like the Galaxy A52s 5G, has stereo speakers. There’s a Type-C USB port on the bottom and a tray next to it that can hold two nano-SIMs and a microSD card for storage expansion. The phone has a 5,000mAh battery and supports fast charging up to 25W.
The camera on the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G remains apparently unchanged compared to what you get with the Galaxy A52s 5G. There is a 64 -megapixel main camera with optical stabilization (OIS), a 12 -megapixel ultra -wide angle camera with a 123 -degree field of view, a 5 -megapixel macro camera and a 5 -megapixel depth camera. The 32 -megapixel camera on the front takes care of selfies.
One of the major changes with the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G over its predecessor is Samsung’s transition to the Exynos SoC. The smartphone uses the new Exynos 1280 SoC which is also expected to appear in other Samsung smartphones this year. The Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A52s 5G previously had Qualcomm -powered SoCs, so it’s interesting to look at the Exynos comparison. This will also be one of the factors determining the overall value of the Galaxy A53 5G, taking into account its premium price tag. So, stay tuned for our full review, which will be released soon.