Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

Released March 2022

High-End ($400-$600)
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

Summary


Pros

  • Good luminosity in images, making it suitable for family-use cases
  • Pleasant sound in playback, consistent at every volume, punchy and dynamic
  • Playback experience is clean and free from artifacts
  • Natural and pleasant recording sound signature, with immersive stereo rendition
  • Great display readability for its category
  • Accurate display colors.

Cons

  • Autofocus instabilities when taking photos in low light and when taking videos
  • Recordings that sound slightly resonant
  • Inability to read HDR10 content
  • Poor efficiency due to discharge current

Scores


79
camera
24th

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Camera Score i
79
45
Samsung Galaxy A05s
BEST 157

Sub-scores

Photo i
98
50
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 160
Bokeh i
55
20
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 80
Preview i
55
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
82
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 158
Top score
Huawei P60 Pro
Video i
45
31
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 158

Use Cases

BEST 149

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photos and videos

BEST 132

Lowlight

Photos and videos in lowlight conditions

104
display
29th

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Display Score i
104
52
Realme C21
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Readability i
139
40
Realme C21
BEST 163
Color i
133
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 164
Video i
56
40
Realme C21
BEST 162
Motion i
99
54
Realme C21
BEST 159
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Touch i
91
40
Realme C21
BEST 170
Artifacts i
67
40
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 163
Top score
OnePlus Open
126
audio
2022
12th

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Audio Score i
126
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
BEST 161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
128
74
Nokia 7.2
BEST 163

Use Cases

BEST 172

Listening to music

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 161

Watching videos

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 156

Gaming

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Recording i
121
88
Fairphone 4
BEST 160
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Use Cases

BEST 169

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 158

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

95
battery
31st

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Battery Score i
95
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
96
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 195
Top score
Honor X7b
Charging i
101
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 218
Efficiency i
81
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
2 days 1h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
0h57
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
1h43
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
2h38 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge

Specifications


159.6 x 74.8 x 8.1mm

Dimensions

5G
Dual SIM

Network

Water resistant
IP67

Protection

Wired only

Charging

128/256 GB

Storage

Wide, Ultra-Wide, Macro, Depth

Main camera
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