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Galaxy A53 vs Galaxy A52: What has Samsung improved?

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Last updated: March 17th, 2022 at 15:08 UTC+02:00

Today, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A53 5G alongside the Galaxy A33 5G and the Galaxy A73 5G. The Galaxy A53 5G is the successor to last year’s popular Galaxy A52, and it brings some improvements over its predecessor.

But are those improvements enough for Galaxy A52 users to consider it a worthy upgrade?

Galaxy A53 has a slightly smoother display

Both smartphones feature a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with Full HD+ resolution, HDR10+, and an in-display fingerprint reader. However, the Galaxy A53 features a 120Hz refresh rate compared to the Galaxy A52’s 90Hz refresh rate. Both devices feature the same design with an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance.

Galaxy A52 and the Galaxy A53 also feature stereo speakers, but the latter is missing a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack.

Exynos 1280 offers Galaxy A53 faster performance

The Galaxy A53 uses the 5nm Exynos 1280 chipset, which is faster than the Galaxy A52’s 8nm Snapdragon 720G chipset. This results in improved day-to-day and gaming performance. Since the Galaxy A53 features a 5G chipset, it offers 5G connectivity. The rest of the connectivity features remain the same.

No improvements in the camera department

Both devices feature the exact same rear-facing camera setup: 64MP OIS + 12MP ultrawide + 5MP depth + 5MP macro. They also use the same 32MP front-facing cameras. So, we don’t expect to see any major difference in image quality.

Galaxy A53 offers longer software support

The Galaxy A52 was launched with Android 11-based One UI 3.1 out of the box and was promised to get three major OS updates (up to Android 14). The Galaxy A53 comes with Android 12-based One UI 4.1 out of the box and will get four major OS updates (up to Android 16), which is brilliant, especially for those who plan to use the phone for the next few years.

Galaxy A53 has a longer battery life

The Galaxy A53 features a bigger battery (5,000mAh compared to Galaxy A52’s 4,500mAh), so there might be a healthy improvement in battery life. Both phones feature 25W fast charging, promising full charge in close to an hour.

Should you upgrade?

Overall, the Galaxy A53 offers a slightly smoother display, faster performance, longer software support, 5G, and longer battery life. If these are the features you’re looking for, the Galaxy A53 is a decent upgrade over the Galaxy A52. But, if you were hoping to see camera improvements, you would be disappointed.

If you’re coming from a Galaxy A51, the Galaxy A53 5G will be a huge upgrade over your current phone.

Galaxy A53 vs Galaxy A52: Specs comparison

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General Information

  • Model Name

    Galaxy A53 5G

    Galaxy A52

  • Model type

    Bar

    Bar

  • Colors

    Black (Black)White (White)Peach (Peach)Blue (Blue)

    Black (Black)White (White)Violet (Violet)Blue (Blue)

  • Announced

    2022, March

    2021, March

  • Released

    2022, April

    2021, April

Physical specifications

  • Dimensions

    Bar: 159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm

    Bar: 159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm

  • Weights

    189g

    189g

  • IP rating

    IP67

    IP67

Operating system

  • Operating system

    Android 12

    Android 11

  • One UI version

    4.1

    3.1

Networks

  • SIM

    Dual SIM model

    Dual SIM model

  • SIM card sizes

    Nano-SIM (4FF)

    Nano-SIM (4FF)

  • Networks

    2G3G4G5G

    2G3G4G

  • eSIM support

    No

    No

Display

  • Kind

    Main Display

  • Name

    Infinity-O Display

  • Technology

    Super AMOLED Display

  • Size

    6.5 inch / 165.10 mm

  • Resolution

    FHD+ / 2400x1080 pixels

  • Pixel density

    407 PPI

  • Screen to body ratio

    ~84.9%

  • Refresh rate

    90Hz

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