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


104
display
20th

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

Overall Display Score i
104
52
Realme C21
BEST 149

Sub-scores

Readability i
139
40
Realme C21
BEST 160
Color i
133
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 159
Top score
Realme GT 2 Pro
Video i
56
40
Realme C21
Motion i
99
54
Realme C21
BEST 155
Top score
Huawei P40 Pro
Touch i
91
40
Realme C21
BEST 165
Top score
OnePlus 9
Artifacts i
67
40
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 149
Top score
LG Wing
126
audio
7th

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 157

Use Cases

BEST 156

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 153

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

95
battery
16th

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

Overall Battery Score i
95
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 146
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
96
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 182
Top score
Wiko Power U30
Charging i
101
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 181
Top score
Realme GT Neo 3
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
1h42
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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