Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G during its first event of the year. These smartphones come to succeed the Galaxy A52 5G, and the Galaxy A32 5G, both released a year ago. The Galaxy A33 and the Galaxy A53 both see big updates in major areas when compared to their predecessors.
The Galaxy A33 5G in particular, comes with some major upgrades that make it very similar to the Galaxy A53 5G. In this article, we’ll be digging into everything you need to know about both smartphones; Specs, features, price, availability, and so on.
Key Specifications: Galaxy A33 5G and Galaxy A53 5G
|Galaxy A33 5G||Galaxy A53 5G|
|Display||6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED90Hz Infinity-U Display||6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED120Hz Infinity-O Display|
|Dimension & weight||74.0 x 159.7 x 8.1mm, 186g||74.8 x 159.6 x 8.1mm, 189g|
|Camera||Rear(Ultra-Wide) 8MP F2.2(Main) 48MP F1.8 OIS(Depth) 2MP F2.4(Macro) 5MP F2.4Front13MP F2.2||Rear(Ultra-Wide) 12MP F2.2(Main) 64MP F1.8 OIS(Depth) 5MP F2.4(Macro) 5MP F2.4Front32MP F2.2|
|Processor||Octa-Core (2.4GHz, 2GHz)||Octa-Core (2.4GHz, 2GHz)|
|Battery||5,000mAh (typical)||5,000mAh (typical)|
|Charging||25W Super Fast Charging||25W Super Fast Charging|
|OS||Android 12 One UI 4.1||Android 12 One UI 4.1|
|Security||Samsung Knox||Samsung Knox|
|Network and Connectivity||5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4G+5GHz), Bluetooth® v 5.1||5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4G+5GHz), Bluetooth® v 5.1|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Virtual Proximity Sensing||Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Virtual Proximity Sensing|
|Water-resistance||IP67 Standard||IP67 Standard|
|Memory||RAM: 6/8GBStorage: 128/256GBmicroSD: Up to 1TB||RAM: 6/8GBStorage: 128/256GBmicroSD: Up to 1TB|
Design and Display
First off, both smartphones have got a similar design – with slight differences. They both feature protruding rear camera bumps with quad-camera sensors mounted on them.
As expectedly, the Galaxy A33 5G is slightly smaller than the Galaxy A53 5G. It measures 159.7 x 74.0 x 8.1mm and weighs just 186g. The Galaxy A53 5G, on the other hand, measures 159.9 x 74.7 x 8.1mm and weighs 189g.
Both smartphones spot different front-facing camera styles. The Galaxy A 33 5G spots a water-drop notch, while the Galaxy A53 features a punch-hole camera. Both phones are IP67 water and dust-resistant – quite impressive for mid-range smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy A33 features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display, while the Galaxy A53 has a 6.5-inch display, Super AMOLED + Full HD. The Galaxy A53 takes it a step further with its 120Hz display refresh rate. For comparison, the Galaxy A33 5G supports a 90Hz display refresh rate.
Although both smartphones come with a quad-camera setup, with a main sensor, ultra-wide sensor, depth sensor, and macro sensor on the tray, they are miles apart in terms of quality. The Galaxy A33 5G rear camera tray is a combination of a 48-megapixel sensor (with f/1.8 aperture), an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor (with f/2.2 aperture), a 2-megapixel depth sensor (with f/2.4 aperture), and a 5-megapixel macro sensor. And a 13-megapixel water-drop camera upfront.
The Galaxy A53 5G, on the other hand, features a massive 64-megapixel main sensor (with f/1.8 aperture), a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor (f/2.2 aperture), a 5-megapixel depth sensor (with f/2.4 aperture), and a 5-megapixel macro lens.
Price and Availability
The Galaxy A33 and A53 will both be available in retail stores from April 1st, for a recommended retail price of $410 and $500, respectively. You can also pre-order either smartphone, from Samsung’s official website from the 18th of March.