We can’t get enough of the mid-range smartphones Samsung has been presenting us for the past few years. A budget-friendly smartphone with solid performance is what Samsung introduced to us with the launching of the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G. The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G was announced officially in March 17, 2022 and was hyped because of its sound performance and incredible features at a cheaper price. There’s no doubt that this budget smartphone would definitely be a top choice for those who are interested in phones under $500.
This Samsung’s latest “A” series smartphone is a true definition of what Samsung smartphones are known for, a solid performance no matter the size or price of the smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G presents a 6.5-inch display screen, 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal memory, a 64MP main camera with a 32MP front camera.
Samsung really did well by introducing a new chipset for this new smartphone. The Exynos 1280 chipset is what we are talking about. Also the phone houses a massive 5000mAh battery which represents a long-lasting battery capacity for your day-to-day activities. Indeed this smartphone comes with a lot of amazing features and we doubt if any other mid-range smartphone can offer more than that.
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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: Key specifications
- Display: 6.5-inch AMOLED, 120Hz
- Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
- Processor: Exynos 1280
- Front Camera: 32-megapixel
- Rear Camera: 64 megapixels, 12 megapixels, 5 megapixels, 5 megapixels
- RAM: 6GB
- Storage: 128GB
- Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
- OS: Android 12, One UI 4.0
We can confidently say that the design of the A53 is a great one. Although it didn’t feature all those premium materials you can find in Samsung’s top smartphones, but being a mid-range smartphone, you wouldn’t expect something more than a plastic back panel with a metallic frame around its circumference. Even without knowing the name of this phone, looking at its back panel you can easily guess it’s a Samsung mobile phone.
What are we trying to say? The camera set up of the phone looks almost like that of the S21 and S22 Ultra. A four-camera setup and a LED flash. The four camera bump is moulded nicely in such a way that it blends softly to the phone’s surface. Down the back panel, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G’s design won’t be complete without having a SAMSUNG logo well-placed at its centre.
Based on handling this smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G seems sizable for the hands despite having a huge screen expanding its dimensions to 159.9 x 74.7 x 8.1mm. Your hands can easily reach both corners of the phone unless they are small. The volume and power buttons are placed at the right corner of the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G which makes the control buttons easily reachable.
Weighing just 189g, this phone can sit comfortably on your palms while giving you a smooth feel with its plastic finish. Also, you are getting an IP67 rating from the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G keeping it water and dust-free. This smartphone is also available in four distinct colour options which are black, blue, white, and peach.
The display of the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G shows a 6.5-inch screen. The display comes with an AMOLED panel which paves way for vibrant colours and sharp contrast. The 120Hz refresh is very good for a mid-range phone though you might not find it in most of them, instead, you are getting a 60Hz or 90Hz which highly distinguishes the Galaxy A53 among them. The 800 nits of max brightness is an impressive one though some mid-range phones would offer more.
The display’s AMOLED panel presents a Full HD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) resolution that makes watching contents a decent experience with this phone. The screen is coated with a Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. On top of the display screen comes a punch-hole cutout on its centre for the front camera, while down the screen still in the same centre hosts the fingerprint scanner.
Unlike most mid-range smartphones with a three-camera setup, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G boasts of a quad-camera arrangement with a LED Flash. The main camera houses a 64MP sensor with an OIS (optical image optimization) on its lens. The main camera can take nice pictures on its own just like we expected, and it comes with autofocus.
As for the other cameras, the main camera is paired with an Ultra-wide sensor. The 12MP ultra-wide sensor comes with a fixed focus, unlike the main camera. The last two lenses are the depth sensor and the macro lens. Though many people might question the value of a 5MP depth sensor and a 5MP macro lens. The only thing we are confident about is that Samsung didn’t include these two sensors just for looks.
On the front camera, you are getting a 32MP sensor which can be useful in many ways. Taking selfies, making video calls and shooting videos @4K are some of the things you can do with the front camera. You can also set up the face unlock feature with the front camera for extra security.
Performance, Storage, and Software
In terms of performance, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is very powerful. It provides a responsive performance for your daily usage. You can scroll through your social media feeds, browse the internet, and play your favourite games with this phone without experiencing any delay or even heating the system. The Exynos 1280 chipset powers this smartphone alongside the MALI-G68 GPU for the graphics.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G was the first Samsung phone to receive the Exynos 1280 chipset. This means the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G might offer something even much powerful than what we expected from it.
As for storage, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G packs 6GB of RAM that’s paired with 128GB of in-built memory. In case the in-built memory isn’t enough for you, there is also an option for expansion of memory via the SD Card slot up to 1TB.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G runs on the Android 12 edition with Samsung’s One UI interface. Sure there is a guarantee for software and security update. This means you have to enjoy a whole lot of new customizable features with this smartphone, as Samsung will always provide an upgrade from time to time.
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The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G also comes with a 5000mAh Li-Po battery with which Samsung assured us of two-day steady power supply. This means that you can watch your favourite movies, listen to music or play games without worrying of battery drainage. There is also a 25W charging support which delivers a super-fast charging speed.
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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: Price and Availability in Nigeria
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G was announced officially in March 17, 2022 alongside the A33. Currently, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is available at any of Samsung’s partnered E-commerce stores in Nigeria. The phone is available for purchase at ₦250,000 ($431) for the standard 6GB of RAM with 128GB storage variant.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: Full Specifications
- Brand: Samsung
- Model: Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
- Release Date: April 2022
- Weight: 189g
- Colours: Black, Blue, White, and Peach
- Touchscreen: YES
- Type: AMOLED, 120Hz
- Display Size: 6.5-inch
- Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
- Facelock Support: YES
- In-display fingerprint scanner: Yes
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under-display, optical)
- Dimensions: 159.6 x 74.8 x 8.1 mm (6.28 x 2.94 x 0.32 in)
- Operating System: Android 12, One UI 4.1
- Chipset: Exynos 1280
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz & 6×2.0 GHz)
- GPU: MALI G68
- RAM: 6GB
- Inbuilt Storage: 128GB
- SD Card slot: Yes
- Rear Flash: Yes, LED FLASH
- Rear Camera: 64 MP f/1.8 (wide), 12 MP f/2.2 (ultrawide), 5 MP f/2.4 (macro), 5 MP f/2.4 (depth)
- Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps; gyro-EIS
- Front Camera: 32 MP f/2.2 (wide)
- Front Flash: –
- Wi-Fi: YES
- Bluetooth: 5.2
- USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- GPS: YES
- WLAN: Yes
- SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Technology: GSM /HSPA /LTE /5G
- 3G Support: Yes
- 4G/ LTE Support: Yes
- 5G Support: Yes
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
- Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
- Fast Charge: 25W
- Price in Nigeria: ₦250,000
- Price in the US: $431