Last year, being 2021, the Redmi Note 10 was the best mid-range device money could buy, not just to me, but to a majority of people. Well, say hello to a new champion; the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G.
I’m saying this because this year’s Redmi Note 11 didn’t quite live up to the name its predecessor made, but hey, we’re here to talk about the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G.
This device is not just a simple,elegant one but also powerful in terms of gaming, though there’s a few things i don’t really like about the Smartphone. let’s dive in and see what i’m talking about
Inside-the-Box of the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
Opening the package box of the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G you get a white USB Type-C to Type-C cable in its box, a SIM ejector tool and a little bit of paperwork.
Once again, Samsung has proven to be worst that Apple in it’s doings, So you’ll have to purchase a charging brick separately, for a price of $25.
If you don’t buy the charger, the cable you got would probably be useless (almost)
Design and Display
For the design, not much has really changed from last year’s A53. the design is also alike with the Samsung Galaxy A73 and Samsung Galaxy A33 devices.
The rear is made of plastic and the sides are shiny aluminium rails. this one comes in four colors which are basically Peach, White, Blue, and Black.
For the display, i wasn’t expecting something bad ,after-all, Samsung is known for making killer displays. The display of the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is a 6.5 inch Super AMOLED, 120Hz panel with a resolution of 1080x2400px. It’s brightness peaks at 800 nits.
Viewing media on this device is surely going to be great, having a wide viewing angle, and popping colors
Its has an IP67 dust and water resistance so you have no problem if you accidentally drop your phone into a pool. the fingerprint scanner is in the display, though it’s an optical one.
NB. there are no headphone jacks on this device
Purchasing the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G, you get the all-new Exynos 1280, a 5nm chipset backed up by either 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB of RAM, depends on your budget. storage space is either 128GB or 256GB.
Surprisingly, the device has an option for memory expansion up to 1TB i.e it has a memory card slot.
The software is the same thing you get with the Samsung Galaxy S22 series, which is Android 12 and One UI 4.1.
the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G played Call Of Duty mobile and PUBG mobile at high graphics settings with little to no issues, just a drop in frame rate and battery levels, though it encountered issue playing more demanding games like Genshin impact, even at low graphic settings.
Here are the Benchmark scores for this device (scores may vary from what you’ve seen outside here)
- AnTuTu = 476,845
- Geekbench 5 = 684 (single-core), 2062 (multi-core)
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Photography
This device has a quad setup, featuring a 64 MP primary camera (wide), a 12 MP Ultra-wide sensor and 5 MP Depth and Macro sensors.
The front facing camera is a 32 MP wide camera, housed in a center punch-hole cutout at the top side of the screen. Videos are shot in 4K or 1080p. same goes for the rear cameras.
Photos on this device are nice, crisp, and well detailed, both indoors and outdoors. is has a bit of problem when in low-lighting conditions. you still have your favorite capture modes, and photo editing features.
Photo courtesy: Tech Spurt
One of my favorite features of the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is the Li-Po, 5000 mAh battery which can last a whole day of normal use, even with the power sucking, 120Hz put on.
It can charge at a speed of 25W, but sadly, you’ll have to purchase your own charger. though Samsung could do better, i mean, Redmi offers 65W!
In conclusion to all this long talk, i think the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is a good buy for a price of ₦ 225,000 in Nigeria or BDT 46,899 in Bangladesh ($543). though i think the expenses should include the $25, 25W charging brick.
i’d prefer you go for the blue color, you’d love it.