Samsung’s midrange M-series was upgraded earlier this yr, and we bought our fingers on the Galaxy M53 after overlaying its A-series counterpart a few months in the past. We did say ‘improve’ within the earlier sentence, however is it actually? Let’s go over the specs to see the place it stands on paper.
For starters, the cameras are a ‘neither right here, nor there’ kind of state of affairs – the primary one has gotten a bigger and higher-res sensor however that is on the expense of the ultrawide and the macro items which have each been downgraded.
Then there’s the chipset – nothing’s flawed with the 5G-capable Dimensity 900 we’ve right here, however the Snapdragon 778 of the predecessor is a stronger performer.
The 6.7-inch OLED show with a 120Hz most refresh price remains to be right here; no complaints. The battery capability, whereas removed from the M51’s class-leading 7,000mAh, stays at 5,000mAh as was on the M52, so this too could be filed beneath ‘no change is an effective factor’. The 25W charging score stays too.
Samsung Galaxy M53 specs at a look:
- Physique: 164.7×77.0x7.4mm, 176g; plastic again, plastic body.
- Show: 6.70″ Tremendous AMOLED Plus, 120Hz, 1080x2408px decision, 20.07:9 side ratio, 394ppi.
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6877 Dimensity 900 (6 nm): Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G68 MC4.
- Reminiscence: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM; microSDXC (makes use of shared SIM slot).
- OS/Software program: Android 12, One UI 4.1.
- Rear digicam: Vast (primary): 108 MP, f/1.8, PDAF; Extremely broad angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 1/4″, 1.12µm; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4.
- Entrance digicam: 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (broad).
- Video seize: Rear digicam: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps; Entrance digicam: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps.
- Battery: 5000mAh; Quick charging 25W.
- Misc: Fingerprint reader (side-mounted).
Samsung Galaxy M53 unboxing
One other downgrade, and a really tangible one at that, is within the field and its contents. The 2-piece white cardboard field is now half-height, which instantly tells you there is not any charger inside. There nonetheless is a USB-C cable – possibly for the final time, the best way issues are going.