Samsung Galaxy A53 was launched in Pakistan recently. The device has launched at a price tag of PKR 86K. You can also get the device with a discount of PKR 5K on Samsung’s website. Moreover, the offline market is also offering discounts up to PKR 5-6K. Firstly, let’s recap what Samsung is offering for this price.
Galaxy A53 almost has the same design as the A52. The thickness of the device is 8.1mm and it weighs 189g. This is a bit slimmer than the A52’s thickness. The camera bump extends from the backplate itself which is made of plastic. Furthermore, the display is a 6.5″ flat OLED panel with rounded corners. The frame is still made of plastic same as last year’s model. The volume rockers and the power button will be on the left side. While the USB-C port and speakers are at the bottom. Moreover, there is no headphone jack.
Exynos 1280 is debuting with the A53 5G. Furthermore, the display is a 120Hz refresh rate panel on the A53. The Galaxy A53 packs a 5000 mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. However, you will not get a power brick in the box. The phone will run on One UI 4.1 based on Android 12. A53 5G is also IP67 certified.
Moreover, the quad-camera array at the back of the A53 has a 64MP main sensor. It is OIS enabled. In addition to the main sensor, the phone also has an ultra-wide, macro, and depth sensor. The ultra-wide is a 12MP lens and the macro and depth sensors are both 5MP. Furthermore, the front camera is a 32MP shooter for selfies.
The price is high for sure. Now, let’s take a look at some of the alternatives.
Realme GT Master Edition
The Realme GT Master Editon can be found under 60K for the 8GB RAM variant. The device comes with a 6.4″ 120Hz OLED panel. Moreover, the Snapdragon 778G powers the device. The rear camera setup has a 64MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP macro sensor. The front camera is a 32MP sensor. Furthermore, the phone has a 4300 mAh battery with 65W fast charging. This device offers one of the best values under 60k. It has a better processor, and better charging and you also get the charger in the box.
Samsung Galaxy A52S
The one that still offers one of the best overall packages is the Samsung Galaxy A52S 5G. The device comes with a 120Hz OLED panel. Moreover, the A52S is powered by the Snapdragon 778G. The device also comes with IP67 certification. Furthermore, the rear camera setup headed by a 64MP OIS-enabled sensor gives you a great camera experience. Lastly, you get a 4500 mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. You can get a slightly used device or a 256GB storage variant with all accessories for cheaper than A53. Apart from cameras, this is the better deal over A53.
The Xiaomi 11T also offers a more compelling package than the A53. It offers a more powerful Dimensity 1200 chipset. Moreover, you get 67W charging support for the 5000 mAh battery. The camera system has a 108MP main lens which offers decent results. The 11T will also cost you less money than the A53.
The device that rocked the market last year is still selling well in Pakistan. The Snapdragon 870-powered device is still on the shelves. You will get 33W charging, a better build, and average cameras. It is still one of the best devices in the Pakistani market. It is also available in the offline market at around PKR 75K.