After recently launching its flagships, Samsung is now tackling more accessible smartphones with its new Galaxy A53. The promise is once again to make the right compromises to offer a balanced phone at the right price.
The story began in 2019 with the Samsung Galaxy A50, a smartphone that surprised everyone with a price-performance ratio that was finally at the level of the competition in the affordable segment, largely (and still?) dominated by Xiaomi at the time. The A51 followed, then the A52 with its 5G version, and now here is the new Samsung Galaxy A53. With a nice move upmarket in the technical data sheet without increasing the launch price compared to the old model, this new mid-range reference is full of promise and is already at a reduced price.
Where to buy the Samsung Galaxy A53?
The Samsung Galaxy A53 is normally available at 459 for the 6+128 GB model and you have to go up to 519 euros to simply add 2 GB of RAM, but you can surely find it cheaper now. The smartphone is available in several colors: white, black, blue and peach.
All about the Samsung Galaxy A53
The Samsung Galaxy A53 has the daunting task of picking up the baton from its predecessors to deliver a compelling mid-range solution and it seems to be on the right track. Already, the design is quite premium, inspired by the look of the Galaxy S22, in particular with the photo block integrated directly into the chassis of the phone. On the front, there is a punch centered at the top to hide the selfie camera and of course the screen which takes up most of the space. This is OLED with a diagonal of 6.5 inches, a Full HD + definition of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels and a refresh rate climbing up to the sacrosanct 120 Hz, not to mention compatibility with HDR10 +.
On the performance side, there is a new in-house chip from Samsung, the Exynos 1280, which is probably intended for mid-range devices. Difficult to judge the real power without a proper test, but in any case we did not notice any slowdown or bug in the interface during our handling of the phone. This eight-core SoC brings together two Cortex A78 for difficult tasks in 2.40 GHz and six Cortex A-55 cores in 2 GHz. For the graphics part, it is based on a Mali-G68 GPU.
The photo part then promises to be versatile thanks to four sensors: a main one with optical stabilization of 64 megapixels, an ultra wide-angle of 12 megapixels, a macro of 5 megapixels and a depth of 5 megapixels. It is also interesting to note that the processing speed of night photos is 2.1 times faster than on previous versions and that portrait mode has been improved, in particular thanks to good management of subject contours. We haven’t yet been able to judge the quality of the shots, but it’s a safe bet that it will be very good during the day, and a little less at night.
The Galaxy A53 runs directly on Android 12 with One UI 4.1 out of the box, and the South Korean brand promises four years of major updates and five years of security updates. But a durable smartphone is also a smartphone that holds a charge well on a daily basis and Samsung promises that its Galaxy A53 can last up to 2 days of use thanks to the large 5,000 mAh battery. No wireless charging on the horizon, but a classic 25 W fast charging system that will undoubtedly take more than an hour to fully charge the smartphone.
To find out even more, do not hesitate to read our complete test on the Samsung Galaxy A53.
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