Mid-range and entry-level smartphones face a significant challenge: keeping their price under control and, simultaneously, offering us an experience that does not make great sacrifices compared to that provided by a high-end mobile phone. Achieving this balance is not easy, but fortunately, we can find terminals with an excellent price/performance ratio in the market.
This is the market segment where the new Galaxy A that Samsung has just introduced will compete. The A53 5G and A33 5G models have the same pedigree, although, like their predecessors, the former fits into the mid-range and the latter into the entry-level segment. Of course, as its name reflects, neither of them sacrifices 5G connectivity. We have already had the opportunity to test them, and, as we are about to verify, they are two mobiles that leave their mark.
We like these screens, but we miss adaptive sync.
The way Samsung has resolved the screens of these smartphones suits us. Both terminals opt for a Super AMOLED panel with Full HD + resolution protected from scratches and impacts by a Gorilla Glass 5 glass sheet. However, some differences between them are worth, not overlooking.
The screen of the A53 5G is slightly larger than that of the A33 5G (it is 6.5 inches compared to the 6.4 inches of the latter), so the most relevant difference between the panel of these mobiles lies in their frequency of soda. And it is that the most ambitious of the two, the A53 5G, works at 120 Hz, while the A33 5G is satisfied with also convincing 90 Hz.
However, users must remember that these smartphones do not have adaptive refreshments. And it’s a shame. Our tests with the terminals that correctly implement this innovation have shown us that it can benefit autonomy due to its ability to transparently reduce the cadence of images when it is not necessary to be high. Samsung has chosen to reserve this feature for its most advanced proposals.
In this first contact, we have not been able to thoroughly test the quality of the Super AMOLED panels of these smartphones (something we will do when we have the opportunity to analyze them in our facilities), but, even so, they have left us a good taste of mouth by the way they solve the colorimetry.
Its performance in this area is similar to the Galaxy A52 5G, so we suspect its maximum brightness delivery capacity should be close to 800 nits. Not bad, especially if we don’t overlook the categories in which these mobile phones compete.
Samsung promises us two days of autonomy in these smartphones.
The most prudent thing is that we accept with some reservations the autonomy figures that the brands give us because they are almost always excessively optimistic. Still, those of the Galaxy A53 5G and A33 5G. And that Samsung assures us that these mobiles promise us two days of autonomy. However, this figure is possibly only viable in conditions that are not excessively rigorous (and probably reducing the panel refresh to 60 Hz).
In any case, both terminals incorporate a battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh. They offer us a fast charge of 25 watts, that is far from the most advanced charging technologies that we can find, for example, in the most ambitious smartphones from OPPO and Xiaomi (these are two of the brands that have most clearly launched themselves in the race for the fastest possible charge).
These two mobiles share their camera proposal but not specifications.
The Galaxy A53 5G camera equipment and the A33 5G are the same. Both bet on a single front camera and a rear module in which the primary camera, the ultra-wide angle, a depth camera and a macro camera reside. However, the characteristics of the sensor and optics of some of these cameras vary, so the A53 5G incorporates, as expected, some components that are a bit more ambitious than those of the A33 5G.
Both opt for a single front camera and a rear module where the primary camera, ultra-wide angle, and depth camera reside. Unit and a macro camera
The table of specifications we published above details the characteristics of these terminals’ cameras. Still, it is worth not forgetting that the primary camera of the A53 5G bets on a 64-megapixel sensor, while that of the A33 5G is conformed to a 48-megapixel sensor. Of course, these two units share an optic with an aperture value of f/1.8 and the necessary stabilization.
The ultra-wide-angle camera bets on the A53 5G for a 12-megapixel sensor and on the A33 5G for an 8-megapixel one, although in both mobiles, it works with optics with an f/2.2 aperture value. The depth in the first has a 5-megapixel sensor and the most modest of these 2-megapixel terminals. And finally, the macro camera is identical in these two smartphones. To solve it, Samsung engineers have chosen to install a 5-megapixel sensor that works in tandem with an f/2.4 lens.