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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Review: A mid-ranger with tons of potential

Stick around to find out if the Galaxy A53 5G is the new king of the mid-range!

April 29, 2022 / 06:08 PM IST

The Samsung Galaxy S22 was unveiled as the company’s flagship offering in 2022, bringing top-tier specifications at a premium price. However, following the launch of the Galaxy S22 series, Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy A53 5G in India. Unlike the Galaxy S22 smartphones, the Galaxy A53 5G targets the higher-end of India’s mid-range market.

Like its predecessor, the Galaxy A53 5G also debuts in the sub-35K market. Samsung has managed to bring a few upgrades on the A53 5G at a marginally lower price than last year’s Galaxy A52s 5G (Review) and slightly higher than the Galaxy A52 5G. The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G price in India is set at Rs 34,999 for the base 6GB/128GB model and Rs 35,999 to bump it up to 8GB. But how does the Galaxy A53 5G fare in India’s highly competitive premium mid-range market, stick around and let’s find out.

Design

First off, the Galaxy A53 5G retains the same design as the Galaxy A52 5G. The polycarbonate frame on the A53 5G did feel a little smoother, while the phone has flatter sides, similar to that of the Galaxy S22 (Review). Additionally, the frame has a glossy finish. The frame does have a glossy finish. The A53 5G is available in Awesome Blue, Awesome Black, Awesome Peach, and Awesome White colour options. The phone also has a polycarbonate back and a matte finish, which is quite resistant to fingerprints.