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Samsung Galaxy A53 SM-A536B - first impressions with the 5G smartphone

We test the dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy A53 SM-A536B for the first time

Samsung Galaxy A53 SM-A536B
First look at the Samsung Galaxy A53 SM-A536B smartphone

If you are aware of the Samsung Galaxy A52 and A52S then the A53 will look pretty much familiar to you. Samsung A53 is almost identical to the A52S with couple of small differences. 

One of these is the missing 3.5mm headphone jack in the A53 but it compensates with slightly bigger battery. They also have different processors but that is something we will discuss at a later stage.

Samsung Galaxy A53 tested

Samsung Galaxy A53 SM-A536B - first impressions

The A53 is a pretty decent mid-range smartphone that will suit many type of customers. It has a nice Super AMOLED display, huge 5000 mAh battery and a very good camera setup.

Here is the most important you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy A53 SM-A536B:

  • Display - Super AMOLED, 6.5-inch, FHD+ and Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Processor - Exynos 1280 octa-core
  • 5G
  • OS - Android 12, One UI 4.1
  • 4GB, 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB for storage
  • Main 64MP camera with OIS, quad rear cameras, 32MP selfie camera
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS
  • Fast charging 25W
  • 5000 mAh battery
  • IP67 dust and water resistant
  • Dual SIM
Our first impressions with the A53 are quite positive. It has everything needed for a modern smartphone while keeping a decent price tag. Only luxury features like super fast charging and wireless charge are missing. 
The main 64MP camera is good but far from the top models offered by Samsung. The optical stabilization works good and the AI helps a lot for getting the perfect image. 

Samsung Galaxy A53 SM-A536B - other thoughts

To be honest, it would be quite hard to find a decent phone from premium manufacturer with the listed features above for under $400. If you already own the A52S which is as good as the A53 5G you definitely don't need to upgrade. 

But if you haven't changed your smartphone in the last couple of years and you want fast and reliable phone with good battery, then we would definitely recommend the Samsung Galaxy A53 SM-A536B.
the Galaxy A53 SM-A536B delivers crisp, clear visuals that are perfect for streaming videos, browsing the web, or playing your favorite mobile games. The 20:9 aspect ratio makes it easy to hold and use with one hand.

Under the hood, the Galaxy A53 SM-A536B boasts an Exynos 850 Octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM, which ensures smooth performance even when running multiple apps simultaneously. You can store all your favorite apps, photos, and videos on the 128GB internal storage, and expand it up to 1TB with a microSD card.

The camera setup on the Galaxy A53 SM-A536B is another standout feature. The quad rear camera setup, which includes a 64MP primary sensor, 5MP ultrawide sensor, 2MP depth sensor, and 2MP macro sensor, allows you to capture stunning photos in any lighting condition. And with the 8MP front-facing camera, you can take beautiful selfies and make video calls with ease.

One of the most impressive features of the Galaxy A53 SM-A536B is its long-lasting 5,000mAh battery, which provides enough juice to last through a full day of heavy usage. And with support for 15W fast charging, you can quickly recharge your phone when needed.

The Galaxy A53 SM-A536B also comes with a range of other features, including Android 11 with One UI 3.1, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for added security.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A53 SM-A536B is a fantastic smartphone that delivers exceptional performance, a stunning camera setup, and long-lasting battery life - all at an affordable price point. Whether you're a casual user or a power user, the Galaxy A53 SM-A536B is sure to meet all your needs and more.