Google Pixel 6a vs Samsung Galaxy A53 – Budget Battle!

Google Pixel 6a has been the talk of the town recently. Moreover, several consumers now seem confused between different midrange phones. We already did a comparison between the Nothing Phone (1) and the Google Pixel 6a. Furthermore, another device in contention in this budget battle is the Samsung Galaxy A53. Before the final verdict, let us take a recap of the specifications of both devices.

Google Pixel 6a

The phone weighs 178g and is 8.9mm thick. There is a 6.1″ flat OLED display on the front which has a 60Hz refresh rate. It also features an in-display fingerprint scanner and a punch-hole selfie shooter in the center. In addition, there is a Type-C 3.1 port along with two grills, one for the speaker and one for the microphone. There are antenna bands on all four sides, and the SIM card housing is on the left side of the device with no headphone jack. Moreover, Google has featured the same Tensor chip in the 6a.

Google Pixel 6a

Furthermore, the 6a has NFC, WiFi6, and a Titan M2 chip for security. The device is also rated IP67 for water and dust resistance. The mid-ranger packs a 4410 mAh battery and will run Android 12. Google promises up to 3 OS upgrades and 5 years of security upgrades. The device comes in three color options – Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage. Lastly, the 6a starts at $449 for the 6GB/128GB configuration.

Samsung Galaxy A53

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 powering 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 as with the Pixel 6a. The phone will run on One UI 4.1 based on Android 12. A53 5G is also IP67 certified.

Samsung Galaxy A53

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.

Final Verdict

Firstly, in the design department, the Pixel 6a takes the win. It has a distinctive design and also has a more solid aluminum frame. In the display department, although the A53 has a 120Hz display, it is powered by a much less powerful Exynos 1280 chipset. You get the custom Google Tensor chipset in the Pixel 6a. Going by experience, the Pixel’s experience will be much more stable. Stock android combined with Tensor chip will make the 60Hz display feel smooth. On the other hand, the A53 faces jitters and lags frequently.

Battery life will be better on the A53 and you also get 25W charging support. Pixel 6a only has 18W charging support. Moreover, both devices come without a charger. Furthermore, both devices have great camera setups. However, Pixel 6a still takes the win with more confident and stable performance overall. Lastly, the Pixel 6a is not as widely available as the A53. So, keep this thing in your mind while making a decision. Overall, Pixel 6a takes the win for us. Let us know what you would pick if you had both options available.


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