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Updated January 10, 2024·

If camera quality is a priority for you, the Google Pixel 6 Pro offers a more capable setup, including a telephoto lens with a significant zoom capability, which the Samsung Galaxy A53 lacks. However, the Pixel 6 Pro is on the pricier side. On the other hand, the Galaxy A53 is more budget-friendly and still provides a solid camera experience, but without the advanced features of the Pixel's camera. Both phones have similar battery size and screen technology, but the Pixel 6 Pro has a slightly larger and higher resolution screen, improving display quality at the cost of potential battery life. Both run on Android and offer OLED screens for sharp images. If cost is less of a concern and you prefer a superior camera and screen, opt for the Pixel. But if you want to save money and still get a quality phone, the Galaxy A53 is a very reasonable choice. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Google Pixel 6 Pro
  • Very good for taking photos
  • Good for recording videos
  • Best in class display quality
  • Good performance
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy A53
  • Very good battery life

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

8.0
Pixel 6 Pro
Galaxy A53
5.9
The Google Pixel 6 Pro has very good overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy A53 has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

8.0
Pixel 6 Pro
Galaxy A53
6.2
The Google Pixel 6 Pro takes very good photos, while the Samsung Galaxy A53 takes only fair photos.

Video Quality

7.3
Pixel 6 Pro
Galaxy A53
5.2
The Google Pixel 6 Pro takes good videos, while the Samsung Galaxy A53 takes poor videos.

Battery

6.7 Hours
Pixel 6 Pro
Galaxy A53
8.0 Hours
The Google Pixel 6 Pro has 6.7 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy A53 has 8 hours of battery life.
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Key similarities

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Screen Size

The Google Pixel 6 Pro has a screen size of 6.71 inches and the Samsung Galaxy A53 is 6.5 inches.

Cost

$400
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$392
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The Google Pixel 6 Pro has a price of $400 and the Samsung Galaxy A53 costs $392.

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How the Google Pixel 6 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy A53 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Google Pixel 6 ProSamsung Galaxy A53
Google Pixel 6 ProSamsung Galaxy A53

GENERAL

Price
$400
$392
Brand
GoogleSamsung
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
October 28, 2022March 24, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.71"6.5"
Resolution
3120 x 14402400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
YesNo
Pixels Per Inch
512405
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
TensorE1280
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
12 GB4 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8/106/10
Photos Score
8.1/106.3/10
Videos Score
7.4/105.3/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, Super TelephotoMain, Ultrawide, Macro
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS64 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.7 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
5003 mAh5000 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesNo
Wireless charging Speed
23 W0 W
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (5 watts)No

PHYSICAL

Size
6.45" x 2.99"6.28" x 2.94"
Weight
7.41 oz6.67 oz
Back Material
GlassPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesNo
Bluetooth Version
5.25.1
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
6e5
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 257, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78 (SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)2, 5, 48, 66, 77, 78, 260, 261

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
Yes (Except Verizon Models)No
Color
Stormy Black, Cloudy White, Sorta SunnyBlue, White, Black
Stock Android
YesNo
SD Card
NoYes

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Google Pixel 6 Pro

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TechRadar

James Peckham | August 2022
"The Google Pixel 6 Pro has one of the best screens you’ll find on a smartphone, and you’ll get a bright and bold picture no matter what you’re doing. That’s a big deal for many, and for some it may be reason enough to buy this phone. Its main sensor is fantastic, the telephoto is strong and there are new exciting software features too."

Samsung Galaxy A53

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Android Authority

Ryan Haines | May 2023
"Samsung’s quartet of rear cameras delivers the goods, both day and night, with the only blemish being the lack of 4K/60fps video recording. The large, 6.5-inch, 120Hz AMOLED display is crisp and smooth, making video streaming enjoyable. You should have no issues pushing the 5,000mAh battery to its limits and it’s not too slow to charge relative to its competitors in the US."

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About Google

Google can be considered a relatively new player in the smartphone industry, joining as late as 2016 with their phone, the Google Pixel. Since then, the Pixel lineup has undergone many changes, but it has always been characterized by a focus on photography and clean software, by providing a pure Android experience. By virtue of Google being the creator of the Android operating system, Pixels are known for receiving timely software updates and for being supported with updates for a long time. Additionally, over the past few generations of devices, Google started designing their own processors. This allowed for the implementation of unique software features that are not present in any other phone, such as automatic call screening and unique voice transcribing capabilities.

About Samsung

Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in the smartphone industry, standing as the undisputed best-selling brand of Android smartphones in the United States for many years now. Samsung is known for offering a variety of smartphones in all available price points, as well as for implementing cutting-edge technology and innovative features in their flagship devices, ones that often shape the market going forward. The company offers its own unique spin on Android, called One UI, which focuses on offering a multitude of features and is heavily customizable, according to user preference.

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