Samsung Galaxy A53 5G vs Galaxy A33 5G: 5 Key Differences
Samsung has just unveiled two fairly similar mid-range phones and we’ve broken down the main differences between them so you can make your choice.
The Samsung A-series is a longstanding group of low-to-mid-range devices that have a large presence and are very popular with customers who want to reassure the manufacturer’s good name without the hefty price tag that comes with the top-end S series.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G and Samsung Galaxy A33 5G have just been announced, and while they may seem very similar at first glance – both offer 5G connectivity, an Exynos 1280 chipset, and a Full HD+ Super AMOLED display – we were able to pick five key differences that separate these two devices. Read on to find out what they are.
1. Refresh rate
One of the key differences between the two devices is the refresh rate, which is the number of times the display refreshes itself every second – a higher number means a smoother screen. Many phones in this price range are stuck at the stock 60Hz, but both of these phones boast increased refresh rates.
The A33 has a 90Hz refresh rate, while the A53 boasts a 120Hz refresh rate, which is as fast as most flagship smartphones today. This should mean you’ll notice a handy difference when running games at 120fps or scrolling through social media feeds.
The refresh rate of both phones is said to be adaptive – meaning it changes depending on the task you’re doing, either maximizing smoothness or prioritizing battery life – but the exact range hasn’t been clarified yet.
2. Wide angle sensor
The next key difference concerns the camera. The A53’s main sensor is 64MP, which dwarfs the 48MP resolution of the A33. Both have f/1.8 apertures, autofocus, and optical image stabilization, but we expect sharper images from the A53 based on that spec.
3. Ultra wide sensor
There is another camera difference when it comes to the ultra-wide sensor. The A53 again has a slightly higher resolution, 12 megapixels to be exact, while the A33 has 8 megapixels. Again, the aperture is the same (f/2.2) and they are both fixed focus.
We haven’t had enough time to test the cameras in different conditions yet, but our very first impressions have shown that the main and ultra-wide sensors on both devices seem capable, delivering a typical Samsung result with rich colors, but that the depth and macro sensors may not amount to much. more than a show.
4. Screen Notch
Another design difference, one of the first things you might notice when booting up the two phones, is the difference in the notch on the screen where the selfie camera resides.
The A33 pictured above has a more prominent notch because it hangs from the bezel above the display, while the A53 has a hole-punch notch, meaning only the small circle at the top of the screen is shaded.
The selfie camera you’ll find in the cutout of each device is 32MP and f/2.2.
The most notable of all the differences between the A33 and A53 will probably be the price, as this is the most important factor influencing your buying decision. The A33’s MSRP is £329, while the higher-spec A53’s MSRP is £399.
We’ll be able to give you some solid buying advice after we’ve reviewed these two phones ourselves, but from our early impressions, they both looked enticing. It’s worth remembering that despite a few differences mentioned above, both still have the same fast chipset, attractive yet rugged design (with IP67 dust and water resistance), good screen for the price, and 5000 battery life. mAh
A small update to the A53 might draw you in, but the A33 still has the same key features that will have the biggest impact on your daily use.