Samsung announced, on Thursday (17), the Galaxy A53 5G as the successor to the Galaxy A52 5G. The launch maintains similar features to the previous generation, such as screen and camera resolution. On the other hand, the most current version of the Samsung smartphone brings more internal storage and a larger battery. Check out what changes between the two devices in the following comparison.
Galaxy A52 5G vs Galaxy A53 5G
|Galaxy A52 5G||Galaxy A53 5G|
|Launch||April 2021||March 2022|
|Screen||6.5 inches||6.5 inches|
|screen resolution||Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels)||Full HD+ (2400×1080 pixels)|
|screen panel||Super AMOLED||Super AMOLED|
|Processor||Snapdragon 750G (octa-core up to 2.2 GHz)||Exynos 1280 (octa-core up to 2.4 GHz)|
|RAM||6 GB||8 GB|
|Storage||128 GB||256 GB|
|Memory card||microSD up to 1 TB||microSD up to 1 TB|
|main camera||64 MP main, 12 MP ultra-wide, 5 MP macro, and 5 MP depth sensor||64 MP main, 12 MP ultra-wide, 5 MP macro, and 5 MP depth sensor|
|Front camera||32 MP||32 MP|
|Operating system||Android 11 + OneUI 3.1||Android 12 + OneUI 4.1|
|Battery||4,500 mAh||5,000 mAh|
|Dimensions and weight||159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm; 189 grams||159.6 x 74.8 x 8.1 mm; 189 grams|
|Colors||black, blue, violet, or white||black, white, blue and pink|
Screen and design
The screen is the same on both devices. This means the presence of a 6.5-inch display, Full HD+ resolution, and Super AMOLED technology. Both products deliver the user a panel with a high refresh rate of 120 Hz. The technology ensures smoother system animation effects and better enjoyment when consuming videos, movies, or games that support the feature.
The design hasn’t changed either. The design of the current generation follows virtually the same visual lines consolidated by its older brother. Even with the Galaxy A53 5G’s larger battery, the 189 g weight has been maintained. Although identical to the most unsuspecting eyes, the new model had its dimensions reduced almost imperceptibly – to the tenths of a millimeter.
As for resistance, both Samsung smartphones have Gorilla Glass 5 protection against drops and scratches, in addition to IP67 certification, which makes it possible to immerse the device in depths of up to 1 m for 30 minutes. It is also worth mentioning the presence of a biometric sensor embedded in the screen of both devices.
One of the great highlights given by Samsung to the two phones is the ability of the devices to take pictures with good quality, even in environments with less favorable lighting. The portrait mode, a well-known feature that blurs the background of the images, is also present in both generations.
The camera arrangement is the same on both devices. This means the presence of a quadruple sensor array at the rear with a 64 MP main lens (f/1.8) and a 32 MP front camera (f/2.2) for selfies and video calls. Check out the details:
- 64 MP main (f/1.8);
- 12 MP Ultra Wide (f/2.2);
- 5 MP Deep (f/2.4);
- 5 MP Macro (f/2.4);
- 32 MP front-facing (f2.2).
For videos, both the Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A52 5G support 4K recording at 30 frames per second, not only via the main rear camera but also the front. There are few devices capable of capturing video at this resolution through the lens for selfies. Other features also include HDR, responsible for doing more robust post-processing of photos, and intelligent face detection.
Performance and Storage
The processor of the Galaxy A52 5G is the Snapdragon 750G, which promises good performance, even in heavier games. The chip has eight cores of up to 2.2 GHz in speed. The Galaxy A53 5G ushered in the new Exynos 1280 chip, also eight-core with a top speed of 2.4 GHz.
For multitasking, the Galaxy A52 5G has a single version of 6 GB of RAM, while the Galaxy A53 5G comes with a new 8 GB model. This means that the current generation is theoretically more efficient for managing simultaneously open applications.
One important change is the presence of the 256 GB version of the Galaxy A53 5G. The Galaxy A52 5G only has a 128 GB option, which may, in this day and age, be insufficient for those who store a large number of videos, photos, and documents. However, just like the current generation, there is expandability via microSD up to 1 TB.
Samsung equips the Galaxy A52 5G with a 4,500 mAh capacity battery. According to the manufacturer, this is enough for 20 hours of continuous video playback, which is a good number.
The Galaxy A53 5G goes further and delivers a larger 5,000 mAh battery, which promises up to two days of unplugged use. Both devices support 25W fast charging technology, which can supply 50% of the battery in 30 minutes.
The Galaxy A52 5G came to market with Android 11 from the factory, but there is already an update available for Android 12, the same one that comes installed on the new Galaxy A53 5G. New to the 2022 model is Samsung’s promise to offer four years of Android updates. This means that the Galaxy A53 5G will receive updates at least until Android 16.
Android 12 brings Samsung’s new One UI 4.1 interface, plus improvements to tools previously implemented by Google. The look and feel can be customized in detail by the user. Other new features include a 15% reduction in the use of high-end cores.
The additional features don’t change much between the two Samsung products. Both bring features such as an under-screen fingerprint reader, 5G internet, and NFC, which allows you to make payments by proximity. It is worth noting that the Galaxy A53 5G has Bluetooth 5.1, which is a slightly higher version than what you have on the Galaxy A52 5G, which is Bluetooth 5.0. The standard adopted for Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) also does not differ between smartphones.
Pricing and Availability
The Galaxy A53 5G is available for purchase on Amazon for $449.99. The Galaxy A52 5G can already be found on Amazon for figures starting at $399.89.