The Galaxy A53 5G is a very pleasant device to hold and use at first glance. It has a sizable screen, a metal frame with rounded corners, and a plastic back with a nicely integrated camera island.
The control buttons are located on the right-hand frame, and a slot for two nanoSIM cards—or one nano card and an additional microSDXC card—is located at the bottom. The frame is slightly rounded and, despite being “glossy,” it fits the hand securely and comfortably.
The Galaxy A53 5G’s 6.5-inch Infinity Display screen, which almost completely covers the front surface with only a small eyelet for the front camera, looks impressive because Samsung places a high value on high image quality.
The image is displayed on a panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 that is of the SUPER AMOLED 120 Hz type, which ensures a smooth image and accurate color reproduction. Natural and Vivid are the two available modes; Vivid is used by default.
Both guarantee high color fidelity, though the vivid version is unquestionably advised for a wider color palette. The factory tuning is quite nice; the colors are saturated but not too much, for the best effect I decided to warm up the white with the color temperature slider by one division.
The Galaxy A53 5G display has a maximum brightness of 800 nits, which is less than in flagship devices, but when I used the phone in direct sunlight to navigate my bicycle, it turned out that the phone still functions, if not flawlessly, then at least properly.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G runs Android 12 and has the exclusive OneUI 4.1 skin on top. In my opinion, One UI is best for Android and has a clean, transparent appearance.
Currently, one UI offers the highest level of visual coherence, aesthetics, high functionality, and significant modification possibilities.
The Galaxy Buds headphones will connect to this manufacturer’s smartphone the fastest and most effectively, and they have codecs that enable higher sound quality. In addition to appearance, there is (to use a trendy word) an ecosystem of devices.
The data and device security system in the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is just as strong as that found in the most expensive Galaxy S series models. It enables you to remotely block, erase the device and try to locate it in the event of theft using passwords, PIN codes, fingerprints, etc.
Although I wasn’t able to use the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G for very long, it turned out to be a very pleasant smartphone. There are no significant cuts in the system’s recordings, the phone doesn’t get hot even when it’s working hard, and there’s no reason for temperature to affect performance.
Exynos 1280 and 6 GB of RAM are not a combination for setting performance records, but their performance is still adequate for tasks that require more work.
Multimedia applications will run more than adequately, and the picture is completed by a good screen and above-average sound (full stereo, well-balanced between channels, and with Dolby ATMOS, which also plays quite nicely).
Having a mid-range SoC also means that very little energy is needed. The Galaxy A53 5G’s internal battery has a 5000 mAh capacity, so you can anticipate that we will charge the phone every two days. 8 hours of SoT with moderate use is not out of the ordinary, and 4 hours of work with a heavy load (such as playing a game).
By adapting the energy management strategy to how we use the smartphone, the adaptive power saving system aids in obtaining the longest operating time possible. The Galaxy A53 5G has a fast charging system with a maximum power of 25 W, using the most common USB-PD chargers – this is important because Samsung does not offer any of its cubes. Of course, the empty battery needs to be recharged.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is covered by four years of manufacturer support and will receive updates long after other manufacturers probably forget about their medium-sized, and maybe also the highest models.
In recent years, Samsung has made significant improvements to the photo and video quality of its designs. The Galaxy A53 5G is able to benefit from some of these upgrades that also reached the middle shelf. There are 4 rear cameras and 1 front camera in the imaging system.
However, the main wide-angle camera not only has a large matrix but also optical image stabilization, which is extremely uncommon in this price range. The set of cameras appears to be typical for mid-range devices only on the surface. The presence of OIS enhances the camera’s performance in low light situations or when the night mode should be used, in addition to enabling you to take sharp photos and stable film shots in daylight.
The photos are generally of good quality, especially those taken with the main camera; the files produced by combining pixels have a resolution of 16 Mpix, though you can also use the full 64 Mpix by choosing the proper option. The detail and dynamics are very good, and since HDR is automatically activated, dealing with stark contrasts is made simpler. I would categorize the resulting images as pretty rather than faithful because Samsung emphasizes eye-catching, highly saturated colors rather than tonal accuracy and the potential for additional processing, which seems justified. This camera is intended for regular users who want an immediate result, not for photographers.
Galaxy A53 5G, despite the lack of appropriate optics, also offers a hybrid zoom up to x10. The quality of the longest zooms is poor, but x2 is fully usable and x4 with some caveats.
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