Samsung Galaxy A53

Samsung Galaxy A53

Samsung Galaxy A53

Last updated -- hours ago | Report incorrect information
BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.4
CAMERA: Poor5.9/10
SIZE: Large Android
BATTERY: Very Good8.0/10

The Samsung Galaxy A53 has a budget-friendly price and offers a balance of features that cater to general use. It sports a plastic body, runs on the Android operating system, and has a decent storage capacity of 128 GB. Released in March 2022, it comes with a 5000 mAh battery capacity that's conducive for extended use, delivering up to 8 hours of battery life. The screen is a 6.5-inch OLED display with a high refresh rate suitable for smooth scrolling and animation. Its camera system includes a main 64MP camera and 12MP ultrawide, with photo and video quality rated as very good and good, respectively. While it supports 5G for faster internet speeds, it lacks certain features such as the 3.5mm headphone jack and wireless charging capabilities. If you're looking for a handset with solid performance, a good camera, and a long battery life without breaking the bank, the Galaxy A53 is worth considering. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

Chevron down
Pros
  • Large 6.5-inch OLED screen
  • 5,000mAh battery capacity
  • 120Hz refresh rate display
  • Good camera quality overall
  • Tough water and dust resistance
Cons
  • Average performance score
  • No wireless charging
  • No front-facing stereo speakers
  • No telephoto or periscope camera

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
4.4
The Battery Life rating is based on overall actual measured battery life during typical usage.
Photos:
3.3
The Photos rating is based on PerfectRec’s assessment of a variety of factors including resolution, dynamic range, low-light performance, versatility of shooting modes, and selfie quality, as well as software features, photo processing quality, and ease of use.
Performance:
3.2
The Performance rating is based on GeekBench performance benchmark scores, combined with PerfectRec’s assessment of real-life typical use cases.
Overall Camera:
3.0
The Samsung Galaxy A53's camera stands out with a selfie camera that captures good quality images, ensuring that your self-portraits will be clear and pleasing. Additionally, the phone offers a range of capabilities like versatile lens options and fare software enhancements to handle various photography scenarios, although its low light performance may not be the strongest.

Full Specs

Chevron down

GENERAL

Price
$389
Brand
Samsung
Operating System
Android
Release Date
March 24, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.5"
Resolution
2400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
No
Pixels Per Inch
405
Display Type
OLED

INTERNAL

Processor
E1280
Internal Storage
128 GB
RAM
4 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
PerfectRec logo
6/10
Photos Score
PerfectRec logo
6.3/10
Videos Score
PerfectRec logo
5.3/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, Macro
Main Camera
64 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours
Battery Capacity
5000 mAh
Wireless Charging
No
Wireless charging Speed
0 W
Reverse wireless charging
No

PHYSICAL

Size
6.28" x 2.94"
Weight
6.67 oz
Back Material
Plastic
Stereo Speakers
No

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
No
Bluetooth Version
5.1
A2DP
Yes
WiFi Version
5
NFC
Yes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)2, 5, 48, 66, 77, 78, 260, 261

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
No
Color
Blue, White, Black
Stock Android
No
SD Card
Yes

Shopping

Chevron down

Samsung Galaxy A53

See more

Dig into reviews and images

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."

Comparison charts

Chevron down

Give feedback

We're constantly perfecting our model

Phone guides you may be interested in

Chevron down

FAQs

Chevron down

FAQs about Samsung Galaxy A53

FAQs about phones

Questions about PerfectRec >

Why trust us

Chevron down
This information was produced and vetted by the PerfectRec phones team. We are a product research and recommendation organization that meticulously reviews and evaluates the latest phone information and makes it digestible for you.

By the numbers

68
Phones evaluated
7,820
Phones stats compiled
8
Proprietary Phones ratings developed
90,900
Recommendations made
51,510
Consumer hours saved

About the phone team

Joe Golden, Ph.D

CEO and Phones Editor
Joe is an entrepreneur and lifelong electronics enthusiast with a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Jason Lew

Staff Expert & Software Engineer
Jason is a staff expert and software engineer that has been making laptop recommendations for 7 years and moderates one of the largest laptop subreddits.

Chandradeep Chowdhury

Staff Expert & Software Engineer
Chandradeep is a staff expert and software engineer and expert in televisions and monitors. He’s been making monitor recommendations for ten years.

Seth Peoples

Phones Expert
Seth is a US-based product expert focusing on smartphones and he is a moderator of one of the largest smartphone subreddits. His tailored recommendations have helped him earn over 87k comment karma, putting him in the top 1% of Redditors.

Efthimis Kotanidis

Phones Expert
Efthimis is a Greece-based product expert focusing on smartphones. He has been recommending phones for 4 years and his recommendations on Reddit have earned him over 35k karma.

Featured in

Color LTT LogoGeekwire logo9to5 Mac logoPhone Arena LogoColor Daring Fireball logo