Samsung Galaxy A53 5G vs A52 5G: What is the difference?


(Pocket Ribbon) – Samsung announced the Galaxy A53 5G at an event on March 17, 2022, along with the Galaxy A33 5G. The A53 5G succeeds the excellent A52 5G and offers a performance boost along with a slight price increase.

We compared the Galaxy A33 5G and the A53 5G in a separate feature, but here’s how the Galaxy A53 5G compares to its predecessor, the Galaxy A52 5G. We’ve also referenced the A52s 5G and A52 for comparison.

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Design

Galaxy A53 5G: 159.9 x 74.7 x 8.1mm, 189g Galaxy A52 devices: 159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4mm, 189g

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G looks almost identical to its predecessor, with a few minor tweaks, mainly to the rear camera housing. The Galaxy A53 5G has a more streamlined camera unit than the Galaxy A52 handsets, with the bezels merging into the back.

The colors are also different, with the purple of the Galaxy A52 5G swapped for an orange in the A53 5G. Black, white and a blue color are offered in both models.

On the front, there are very thin bezels around the screen on the Galaxy A52 models and the Galaxy A53 and all devices have a central punch-hole camera on the top of the screen.

The A52 devices and A53 5G are also IP67 water and dust resistant and are almost identical in size and weight.

Display

Galaxy A53 5G: 6.5-inch, Super AMOLED, Full HD+, 120HzGalaxy A52 5G/A52s 5G: 6.5-inch, Super AMOLED, Full HD+, 120HzGalaxy A52: 6.5-inch, Super AMOLED, Full HD+, 90Hz

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G comes with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ display, which is the same as what you find on the Galaxy A52 5G and Galaxy A52s 5G, so there is no difference in this department.

The devices also all offer a refresh rate of 120Hz, although it’s worth noting that this refresh rate isn’t variable like you’ll find on the Galaxy S22 range. For reference, the Galaxy A52 model without 5G also has a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display, but a refresh rate of 90 Hz.

As we mentioned earlier, both the Galaxy A53 5G and A52 devices have a punch-hole camera on the top of their screens.

Hardware and Specifications

Galaxy A53 5G: Exynos 12980, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, 5000mAhGalaxy A52 5G: Qualcomm SD750G, 5G, 6/8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage, 4500mAhGalaxy A52s 5G: Qualcomm SD778G, 5G, 6/8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage , 4500mAhGalaxy A52: Qualcomm SD720G, LTE, 4/6/8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage, 4500mAh

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G runs on the Exynos 1280 chipset, supported by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There is microSD support for storage expansion up to 1TB. It is also possible to allocate up to 6 GB of storage space as virtual RAM.

As you might expect from its name, the A53 5G has 5G capabilities, like the A52 5G and A52s 5G, but not the standard A52.

The A52 5G and A52s 5G run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G and 750G respectively, and they both come with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage. The standard Galaxy A52 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G with a choice of 4GB, 6GB or 8GB RAM and 128GB or 256GB storage.

In terms of battery capacity, the Galaxy A53 5G has a 5000mAh cell under the hood, which supports 25W fast charging. The A52 5G and A52s 5G both have a 4500mAh battery.

None of the models offer wireless charging, although all have stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos.

Cameras

Galaxy A53 5G: Quad rear (64MP main + 12MP ultra wide angle + 5MP depth + 5MP macro), 32MP front Galaxy A52 5G: Quad rear (64MP main + 12MP ultra wide angle + 5MP depth + 5MP macro), 32MP front

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G comes with a quad rear camera which consists of a 64-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization, 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, 5-megapixel depth camera with f/2.4 aperture and 5 megapixel Marco camera with f/2.4 aperture.

The Samsung Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A52s 5G all come with the same camera setup as each other, as well as the same as the A53 5G. The A52 5G offers solid camera performance for its price of the main and ultra wide-angle cameras, so the same is expected from the A53 5G.

The Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A52 devices all have a 32-megapixel front camera with an f/2.2 aperture, so nothing changes on the front either.

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Conclusion

There is not much change between the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G and its predecessors, both the Galaxy A52 5G and the A52s 5G. The design has been slightly refined and it’s had a processor and battery boost, but that’s about it.

The camera system remains the same in the Galaxy A53 5G – not a bad thing – and the display is also the same – not a bad thing either. The price has also seen a small increase, which could mean the Galaxy A33 is a more attractive option.

Overall, if you’re considering an upgrade from the A52 5G or A52s 5G, you may not need to this time around, but if you’re choosing between the 2021 and 2022 devices, the A53 5G is the solid choice unless you can get the A52 5G or A52s 5G for a good price.

Written by Britta O’Boyle.

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