With the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G available for purchase nationwide now, we've gotten our hands on one too. Samsung's Galaxy A series has been the company's mid-range lineup to more premium ones. We also had the chance to review its elder sibling, the A52, so let's see how this new one would differ.
Starting from the content packed in the box, there are:
the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
USB-C to USB-C cable
As you may have noticed, Samsung has moved towards a box bundle like those you'll get from its S series or Z series, with no charger and TPU case included.
The box packaging is, nonetheless, familiar with a picture of the phone on it in the color of the device that you purchase. There are four color options available: Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Peach, and Awesome Blue. Coincidentally, we got the same blue variant but the A53 looks more premium in a light blue hue, despite having the same matte plastic cover with metallic edges.
At first glance, the designs on both the A53 and A52 are almost exactly the same but if you look closely, the camera bump on the former is less obvious than on the latter. In any case, its round edges and matte back provide a comfortable and nice grip.
Housed on the bump is a quad-camera setup, which includes a 64MP main camera, a 12MP ultra wide camera, a 5MP depth camera, and a 5MP macro camera. On the front is a 32MP selfie camera.
The power button and volume rocker are located on the right while there's the SIM card slot, the charging port, and a speaker grille at the bottom. A microphone can be found on the top while the left side is empty. Compared to the A52, Samsung has removed the headphone jack on this one so you'll need an adapter for your wired headphones or get a pair of TWS earbuds.
The 6.5" Super AMOLED screen comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution. It offers up to 800 nits of brightness with an Eye Comfort Shield to reduce harmful blue light. A built-in fingerprint scanner for security purposes is located at the bottom of the display.
Specs-wise, the A53 is powered by Samsung's own Exynos 1280 chipset along with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Underneath its hood is a 5000mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. Out of the box, it runs One UI 4.1 based on Android 12.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is now available for purchase at RM1,849 and you can get it with a protective standing cover worth RM99 from now until 31 May. Stay tuned to our full review.