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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you value camera quality and unique software features and are willing to pay slightly less, the Google Pixel 6a is a solid option with its higher overall camera performance and Pixel-exclusive features. However, the Samsung Galaxy A53 offers a larger screen and a better battery life, which might be more appealing if you prefer longer usage times and more screen real estate. Both devices have the same amount of storage, run on Android, and are built with plastic bodies, but if cost is a significant factor, the Pixel 6a being less expensive could sway your decision. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Google Pixel 6a
  • Good for taking photos
  • Good for recording videos
  • Good performance
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy A53
  • Very good battery life

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

7.6
Pixel 6a
Galaxy A53
5.9
The Google Pixel 6a has good overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy A53 has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.4
Pixel 6a
Galaxy A53
6.2
The Google Pixel 6a takes good photos, while the Samsung Galaxy A53 takes only fair photos.

Video Quality

7.2
Pixel 6a
Galaxy A53
5.2
The Google Pixel 6a takes good videos, while the Samsung Galaxy A53 takes poor videos.

Screen Size

The Google Pixel 6a has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Samsung Galaxy A53 is 6.5 inches.
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Key similarities

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Battery

7.6 Hours
Pixel 6a
Galaxy A53
8.0 Hours
The Google Pixel 6a has 7.6 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy A53 has 8 hours of battery life.

Cost

$400
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Galaxy A53
$400
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$500

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

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

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Spec Comparison

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Google Pixel 6aSamsung Galaxy A53
Google Pixel 6aSamsung Galaxy A53

GENERAL

Price
$400
$400
Brand
GoogleSamsung
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
July 21, 2022March 24, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.5"
Resolution
2400 x 10802400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
429405
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
TensorE1280
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
6 GB4 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
7.6/106/10
Photos Score
7.5/106.3/10
Videos Score
7.3/105.3/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Macro
Main Camera
12.2 megapixels + OIS64 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.6 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
4410 mAh5000 mAh
Wireless Charging
NoNo
Wireless charging Speed
0 W0 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
5.99" x 2.83"6.28" x 2.94"
Weight
6.28 oz6.67 oz
Back Material
PlasticPlastic
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
Chalk, Sage, CharcoalBlue, White, Black
Stock Android
YesNo
SD Card
NoYes

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Google Pixel 6a

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Ars Technica

Ron Amadeo | July 2022
"it's very hard to find fault with the Pixel 6a. It has a processor that, in the US at least, blows away other Android phones in this price range. The design is great, the camera is fine, and the price is right. What's not to like?"

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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