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Galaxy A33 5G and A53 5G: Samsung unveils its most affordable smartphones, cardboard guaranteed

Samsung has just lifted the veil on its next mid-range smartphones: the Galaxy A33 5G and A53 5G. With its two new devices, the South Korean manufacturer is refining its pre-established formula by offering an attractive technical sheet and an accessible price, with in addition certain innovations from the brand’s premium models. Here’s everything you need to know about the Galaxy A33 5G and A53 5G.

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On this Thursday, March 17, 2021, Samsung has just officially presented its two new mid-range smartphones, namely the Galaxy A33 5G and A53 5G. With its two devices, we find Samsung’s DNA in this particular segment: either smartphones equipped with an attractive technical sheet and which offer certain innovations of the manufacturer’s premium models, all displayed at an attractive price.

Accessibility is Samsung’s key word when it comes to describing its two new devices, which offert 5G compatibility, a Soc engraved in 5nm, a quadruple photo sensor and a large AMOLED panel in FHD+ under the 500 € mark. If the Galaxy S have always been the spearheads of the brand, the Galaxy A represents the most important part of Samsung’s turnover. Indeed, it is the Galaxy A that sells the most around the world. One thing is certain, these Galaxy A33 5G and A53 5G have everything to be a hit.

A neat design with premium looks

Let’s first talk about the design of the two devices. The Galaxy A33 and A53 sport a modern and clean style, no frills. We find at the back of the device this bump photo block which fits perfectly into the chassis of the device, a design which is reminiscent in particular of the Oppo Find X5 Pro. At the front, the slab of the two smartphones is protected by glass Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Mid-range requires, it will be necessary to deal with rather imposing screen edges. Regarding the front sensor, it hides in a somewhat coarse notch on the Galaxy A33, while the Galaxy A53 benefits from a more elegant and more discreet punch. To find design differences between the two smartphones, you will have to look at the edges. The A33 sports a matte plastic, while the A53 features a glossy plastic. In terms of colors, users will be able to choose between Black, White, Blue and Peachour preference going to the latter, which is rather unusual on a device in this segment.

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Credits: Samsung

Also to be read : Galaxy A53 5G – a hands-on video reveals everything before the official launch

A versatile photo set

On the photo side, the new Galaxy A both have a quadruple photo sensor:

  • The Galaxy A33 5G has a main sensor of 48MPaccompanied by an ultra wide-angle sensor of 8MPa macro-objective of 5MP and a sensor dedicated to portraits of 2MP
  • The Galaxy A53 5G logically benefits from a better set with a main sensor of 64MPan ultra wide-angle sensor of 12MPa macro-objective of 5MP and a sensor dedicated to portraits of 5MP

At the front, there is a 32 MP sensor for both devices. In addition, as usual, we will have different photo modes such as a Night mode optimized, capable of automatically compiling 12 frames for brighter, sharper night shots. Portrait mode allows you to apply a bokeh effect and will offer great edge precision thanks to two sensors associated with an AI.

As to fun mode, you can use it to add fun filters and effects to your shots, even on photos taken with the ultra wide-angle. New feature this time on the Galaxy A: Remaster photo modewhich allows “bring old silver prints back to life”. The Object Eraser tool, popularized on the Galaxy S22 and Pixel 6, is also included.

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Credits: Samsung

An attractive technical sheet, especially for the Galaxy A53

Galaxy A33 5G Galaxy A53 5G
Screen 6.4″ Super AMOLED
FHD+
90Hz
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
6.5″ Super AMOLED
FHD+
120Hz
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor Exynos 1280 5nm
5G-enabled
Exynos 1280 5nm
5G-enabled
RAM and internal memory 6 GB and 128 GB
microSD up to 1TB
6 GB and 128 GB
8 GB and 256 GB
microSD up to 1TB
Photo sensors 48MP f/1.8
8 MP ultra wide-angle f/2.2
5MP macro f/2.4
2MP Portrait f/2.4
64MP f/1.8
12 MP ultra wide-angle f/2.2
5MP macro f/2.4
2MP Portrait f/2.4
selfie sensor 32MP 32MP
Battery 5000mAH
25W fast charging
5000mAH
25W fast charging
Jack plug No No
Fingerprint sensor On the edge Under the screen
Wireless WiFi 802.11
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC
WiFi 802.11
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC
Network 5G
4G/4G+/4G LTE
5G
4G/4G+/4G LTE
Connectors USB Type-C
OTG
USB Type-C
OTG
Certificate IP67 IP67
Dimensions 159.7 x 74 x 8.1mm 159.7 x 74 x 8.1mm

Let’s look at the technical data sheet of these two devices. Let’s start with the slab: the Galaxy A33 and A53 both have a Super AMOLED screen in FHD + definition, 6.4″ and 6.5″ respectively. The two smartphones mark their difference on the refresh rate: 90 Hz for the A33 and 120 Hz for the A53.

Under the hood, we find for the first time a Soc engraved in 5 nm, namely a processor Exynos 1280. Both devices are powered by a 5000 mAh battery, which Samsung says will last for two days. 25W fast charging also answers the call. Here again, it will be necessary to do without a charger in the box, as on the Galaxy S21 and S22.

On the internal memory side, the Galaxy A33 5G will be available in a single v128 GB version and 6 GB of RAMwhile the A53 5G will be available in two models 6/128 and 8/256. The storage space is expandable via a microSD card. Both are powered by the in-house overlay One UI 4.1 based on Android 12. Samsung promises 4 years of Android updates and 5 years of security updates. Of course, both smartphones are 5G compatible and for the first time still have a IP67 certified (resistance to water and splashes up to 1 meter deep). Let’s conclude this technical section with the repairability index: 8.2 out of 10.

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Credits: Samsung

A connected experience

In its presentation, Samsung wanted to highlight the perfect integration of the Galaxy A33 5G and A53 5G into the brand’s ecosystem. This results in the presence of Samsung Knoxthe manufacturer’s encrypted digital safe, as well as support for Private Share, which allows you to precisely and securely control your file transfers.

Additionally, Galaxy A33 and A53 owners will be able to enjoy the 360 Audio technology which delivers immersive 3D sound on Galaxy Buds Pro, as well as Galaxy Buds 2 and Buds Live coming soon. It will also be possible to connect your device to your Windows PC via the Link to Windows application.

official galaxy a33 and a53
Credits: Samsung

Price and availability

As said above, the two smartphones will be available in four colors: Black, White, Blue and Peach. Pre-orders for the Galaxy A53 5G, the most ambitious model in the range, are already open on the manufacturer’s official website. Deliveries will begin on April 1, 2022 and if you checkout before then, a pair of Buds Live will be offered as well as a €50 Google Play Store gift card. As for the Galaxy A33 5G, we will have to wait a bit, Samsung preferring to launch it “in the next weeks”.

Let’s come to the prices indicated by the manufacturer:

  • Galaxy A33: 379 euros
  • Galaxy A53 128 GB: 459 euros
  • Galaxy A53 256 GB: 519 euros

If you want to know our first feeling, know that we have just published our first hands-on Galaxy A33 5G and A53 5G. What do you think of these new Galaxy A? Does Samsung’s proposal appeal to you? Tell us in the comments.

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