Samsung Galaxy A53 5G vs A52s 5G

Here we compared two mid-range smartphones: the 6.5-inch Samsung Galaxy A53 5G (with Exynos 1280) that was released on March 17, 2022, against the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G, which is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G and came out 7 months before. On this page, you will find tests, full specs, strengths, and weaknesses of each of the gadgets.

Key differences

An overview of the main advantages of each smartphone
Reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
  • Shows 9% longer battery life (34:12 vs 31:30 hours)
  • Newer Bluetooth version (v5.1)
  • Comes with 500 mAh larger battery capacity: 5000 vs 4500 mAh
  • Faster storage type - UFS 2.2 versus UFS 2.1
  • The phone is 7-months newer
Reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Compatible with the latest Wi-Fi 6 wireless networks
  • 14% better performance in AnTuTu Benchmark (491K versus 431K)
  • Includes a 3.5 mm headphone audio jack port

Review

Display
Screen quality, color accuracy, brightness
Performance
CPU/GPU performance in apps and games
Battery
Battery life, charging type and speed
Camera
Photo and video recording quality
Connectivity
Networks, ports, data transmission
NanoReview score
Final comparison evaluation

Value for money

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Price

Tests and specifications

Comparison table of technical specifications and tests

Display

Type Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Size 6.5 inches 6.5 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
Aspect ratio 20:9 20:9
PPI 405 ppi 405 ppi
Refresh rate 120 Hz 120 Hz
Max rated brightness 500 nits 400 nits
Max rated brightness in HDR 830 nits 800 nits
HDR support Yes, HDR10 Yes, HDR10+
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Screen-to-body ratio 85.4% 84.9%
Display features - DCI-P3
- Always-On Display
- DCI-P3
- Always-On Display
Display tests
RGB color space 97.6% 138.1%
PWM 250 Hz 231 Hz
Response time 9 ms 9 ms
Contrast ∞ Infinity ∞ Infinity
Peak brightness test (auto)
826 nits
795 nits
Sources: NotebookCheck [3], [4]

Design and build

Height 159.6 mm (6.28 inches) 159.9 mm (6.3 inches)
Width 74.8 mm (2.94 inches) 75.1 mm (2.96 inches)
Thickness 8.1 mm (0.32 inches) 8.4 mm (0.33 inches)
Weight 189 gramm (6.67 oz) 189 gramm (6.67 oz)
Waterproof IP67 IP67
Rear material Plastic Plastic
Frame material Plastic Plastic
Colors White, Black, Blue, Yellow White, Black, Green, Purple
Fingerprint scanner Yes, in-display Yes, in-display
Screen-to-body ratio
85.4%

Performance

Tests of Samsung Galaxy A53 5G and Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G in the benchmarks
SoC
Chipset Samsung Exynos 1280 Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
Max. clock 2400 MHz 2400 MHz
CPU cores 8 (2 + 6) 8 (1 + 3 + 4)
Architecture - 6 cores at 2 GHz: Cortex-A55
- 2 cores at 2.4 GHz: Cortex-A78
- 4 cores at 1.9 GHz: Kryo 670 Silver (Cortex-A55)
- 3 cores at 2.2 GHz: Kryo 670 Gold (Cortex-A78)
- 1 core at 2.4 GHz: Kryo 670 Prime (Cortex-A78)
Lithography process 5 nanometers 6 nanometers
Graphics Mali-G68 Adreno 642L
GPU clock 1000 MHz 490 MHz
Memory
RAM size 6, 8 GB 6, 8 GB
Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory clock 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Channels 2 2
Storage
Storage size 128, 256 GB 128, 256 GB
Storage type UFS 2.2 UFS 2.1
Memory card MicroSD MicroSD
Memory card max. size Up to 1024 GB Up to 1024 GB

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
2798
AnTuTu Benchmark 9
431609
491008
CPU 124022 153005
GPU 123474 153219
Memory 74582 72604
UX 111356 113850
Total score 431609 491008
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 99% 98%
Graphics test 13 FPS 14 FPS
Graphics score 2287 2464
PCMark 3.0 score 11326 12006
Sources: 3DMark [3], [4]

Software

Operating system Android 12 Android 11 (Can be upgraded to Android 12)
ROM One UI 4.1 One UI 4.1
OS size 36 GB 26 GB

Battery

Specifications
Capacity 5000 mAh 4500 mAh
Charge power 25 W 25 W
Battery type Li-Po Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Wireless charging No No
Reverse charging No No
Fast charging Yes (45% in 30 min) Yes (53% in 30 min)
Full charging time 1:24 hr 1:28 hr
Battery life tests
Web browsing 10:47 hr 09:19 hr
Watching video 15:55 hr 15:35 hr
Gaming 05:13 hr 05:10 hr
Standby 120 hr 110 hr
General battery life
34:12 hr
31:30 hr

Camera

Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 64 megapixels 64 megapixels
Image resolution 9000 x 7000 9000 x 7000
Zoom Digital Digital
Flash LED LED
Stabilization Optical Optical
8K video recording No No
4K video recording Up to 30FPS Up to 30FPS
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS Up to 60FPS
Slow motion 240 FPS (720p) 240 FPS (720p)
Angle of widest lens 123° 123°
Lenses 4 (64 MP + 12 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP) 4 (64 MP + 12 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 64 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Focal length: 26 mm
- Pixel size: 0.8 micron
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
- 64 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Focal length: 26 mm
- Pixel size: 0.8 micron
- Sensor: 1/1.7", Sony IMX682 (Exmor-RS CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
Ultra-wide lens - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.2
- Focal length: 13 mm
- Pixel size: 1.12 micron
- Sensor: 1/4.0" (CMOS)
- 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.2
- Focal length: 13 mm
- Pixel size: 1.12 micron
Macro lens - 5 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- 5 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
Depth lens - 5 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- 5 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- Pixel size: 1.12 micron
- Sensor: 1/5.0" (CMOS)
Camera features - Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
Samples Photo samples of Samsung Galaxy A53 5G from DxOMark -
Selfie camera
Megapixels 32 megapixels 32 megapixels
Image resolution 6464 x 4864 6528 x 4896
Aperture f/2.2 f/2.2
Focal length 26 mm 26 mm
Pixel size 0.8 microns 0.8 microns
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.8" 1/2.8"
Video resolution 2160p (4K) at 30 FPS 2160p (4K) at 30 FPS

DxOMark camera tests

Photo quality
Video quality
Generic camera score

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Wi-Fi features - Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
- Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
Bluetooth version 5.1 5
Bluetooth features PBAP/PAB, PAN, OPP, MAP, HSP, HID, HFP, DIP, AVRCP, A2DP LE, A2DP
USB type USB Type-C USB Type-C
USB version 2 2
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
- Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS
NFC* Depends on the region Depends on the region
Infrared port No No
Network
Number of SIM* 2 2
Type of SIM card Nano Nano
Multi SIM mode Standby Standby
eSIM support* No No
Hybrid slot Yes Yes
LTE Cat* 18 18
5G support Yes Yes

Sound

Speakers Stereo Stereo
Headphone audio jack No Yes
FM radio - No
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Speakers test
Max. loudness
86.1 dB
83.6 dB

Other

Category Mid-range Mid-range
Announced March 2022 August 2021
Release date April 2022 September 2021
SAR (head) - 0.88 W/kg
SAR (body) - 0.84 W/kg
Sensors - Hall-effect sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
- Hall-effect sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
*Disclaimer! NFC, GSM network support, and some other specs can be different depending on the country.

Conclusion

If the performance, connectivity, and sound are more important to you, then choose the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G. But if the battery life is more of a priority – go for the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G.

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User opinions

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Dogshadow 19 September 2022 21:42
I’ve just bought my wife the a52s 5g and now I’m getting one. I have at the moment Xperia z1 and looking at the specs for a newer Xperia they don’t come close to the a52s 5g also looked at Samsung se ultra you have to buy the charger separately that’s a no no little bit of profiteering.
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Brian 23 August 2022 20:08
I'd already bought the A52S, but I'd choose it again because of the lack of 3.5mm headphone jack on the A53.
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David 10 June 2022 09:39
I owned the A53! Very disappointed! The Exynos 1280 is laggy and freezes! Just not as good as the Snapdragon 778!
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Lisa 19 September 2022 01:31
I have the A52s and it has not lagged since I've had it.
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Derek 28 May 2022 13:42
The base model (non-s) is always less than the s-models. Look for a great 53s to come out, later. Expect the improvements there.
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Stu 08 May 2022 14:34
I've had the A52s since Dec 21. Previously owned an S series. It's v fast, great screen, UI4.1 update gives me pretty much all the functionality of a flagship. I'm sure both A phones are great vfm.
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sam 14 April 2022 11:13
I'm really torn between these two. A52s obvious winner but I really like the design of A53. The camera "rings" on A53 are painted black as opposed to silver on A52s, therefore, making it look slightly larger, almost identical in size to the s22 lens diameter. It also has a flatter profile overall which I like and not to mention the slightly thinner bezels. And what if after a couple of months the performance of A52s degrades (intentionally) and Exynos 1280 suddenly become much more optimized? These are my worries.
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Lisa 19 September 2022 01:40
If the performance of the A52s becomes slower intentionally, God forbid; then I would not be buying any more devices from Samsung. One thing I can not stand is a company without integrity.
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Truth 27 March 2022 03:51
Some specs are incorrect at the time of writing this comment 1 -A52s have Bluetooth 5.0 (mentioned by samsung on website specs 2 - a52s depth lens is also f/2.4 like all there midrangers (same source) 3- both have LTE cat 18 modem (3gpp certification)
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Sergey 27 March 2022 12:14
Thank you for corrections, we fixed that.
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Taqiyshi 23 March 2022 15:32
The a52s 5G is a much better deal, with a powerful Snapdragon 778G and yes also a charger in the box, the a53 5G is a serious downgrade, especially that it's even more expensive than S20 FE.
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