Author: Steve Geoffrey
A mid-range phone strikes a balance between functionality and affordability, so it’s obvious why you might have eyes on them.
You might have probably heard of the Samsung Galaxy A53 and A52 models and wondering which one is better.
Let’s review these smartphones and pass a verdict.
Galaxy A53 vs Galaxy A52: A Side By Side Comparison
Design and Hardware
After looking at both phones, you can say that the Galaxy A52 and A53 look the same, although the A53 is slightly thinner and more stylish.
However, both phones have:
- A plastic casing at the back
- A punch-hole display,
- A gorilla glass screen
- Stereo speakers
- In-display optical fingerprint scanner
The new A53 doesn’t have a headphone jack, making it less accessible than its predecessor. With the headphone jack missing, Samsung might be predicting the future; who knows.
In terms of display, Samsung’s Galaxy A53 and A52 are very similar as they both have a 6.5-inch AMOLED FHD+ 120Hz display with HDR10+ certification protected by Gorilla Glass.
There’s virtually no difference in screen size and display of both the Samsung Galaxy A53 and A52.
The Galaxy A53 comes with an Exynos 1280 chipset, while the Galaxy A52 uses the Snapdragon 750G.
Exynos 1280 uses Cortex-A55 cores running at 2GHz, which may make it more power-efficient than A52’s Snapdragon 750G chip. And in terms of performance, A53’s processor is slightly better, but not a significant upgrade over A52’s processor.
A53’s Exynos chip can even be considered a downgrade compared to the Snapdragon 778G used by some A52 versions.
Also, game developers make more optimizations for Snapdragon than for Exynos, so the gaming experience on Galaxy A52 may be better than A53.
The cameras on the A53 and A52 are mostly the same. They both consist of a:
- 64MP main camera
- 2MP ultra-wide camera
- 32MP selfie camera
- 5MP depth camera.
- 5MP macro camera
However, the A53’s image quality seems sharper and cleaner with more color saturation.
Battery Life and Charging
The Galaxy A53 wins in the battery department as it has a bigger 5,000mAH battery compared to A52’s 4,500mAH battery.
For charging, both the A52 and A53 support 25W fast charging.
However, Samsung will stop adding a power adapter to its mid-range Galaxy A phones in 2022. So you might spend more time and extra money looking for a charger adapter for your Galaxy A53.
Samsung has a reputation for providing decent software support for its mid-range phones/devices. The Galaxy A52 started with Android 11 and One UI 3.1, but Samsung promises to provide OS updates for three years and security patches for four years.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy A53 comes with Android 12 and One UI 4.1. A53. Also, the Galaxy A53 promises longer software support lasting up to four years and security patch updates that lasts for five years.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 is more expensive than Galaxy A52 even though they are almost identical.
A53 comes with slightly improved performance and a larger battery which may contribute to its higher price.
Samsung’s Galaxy A53 doesn’t include a charger adapter, so you spend extra money on charger and other accessories after buying the phone.
At first sight, It’s hard to tell the difference between the Galaxy A53 and A52 because of their similarity.
However, the new A53 has some improvements like a bigger battery, a slightly enhanced camera, and a more efficient chipset with slightly better performance.
You can go for the galaxy A53 if you need a better image quality and improved performance, or stick with the Galaxy A52 if you want to spend less and enjoy a similar experience.