Comparison: Samsung Galaxy A33 vs A53; what is the difference?

Comparison Samsung Galaxy A53 vs A33; what is the difference
Comparison: Samsung Galaxy A53 vs A33; what is the difference? (Image: Benedict/Phonefic technologies)

In 2022, Samsung unveiled two new mid-range phones to the public: the Galaxy A33 and A53. The duo caught the attention of Brazilians and Nigerians due to the quad camera and the RAM of up to 8 GB in the technical sheet. But what changes between the two smartphones? Discover the differences and similarities between each in the comparison below.

Recommended Read:

Samsung Galaxy A23 4G Price and Full Specs

Galaxy M13 arrives in Brazil with a 50 MP camera and a price below R$ 2000

Screen, Size, and Design

Screen Type and Size

Both phones have a Super AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution. But the panels are not the same.

Let’s start with the Galaxy A53. The smartphone has a 6.5-inch display and a 120 Hz refresh rate. In addition, the 32-megapixel front camera is positioned in a punch hole, providing more depth to the panel.

In Tecnoblog tests, the display showed “great quality”.

The Galaxy A33, meanwhile, has a 6.4-inch screen. But its main difference revolves around the 90 Hz refresh rate. In practice, the lower frequency gives you less fluid graphics compared to the A53.

The front camera also has a lower resolution: 13 megapixels. The sensor is housed in a waterdrop-shaped notch. According to the review, our source also found a high-quality panel on the A33.

Dimensions and Design

The look of the Galaxy A33 and A53 is also very similar. In fact, Samsung has been adopting a design standard across almost the entire Galaxy A lineup in recent years, especially the more expensive models. And the company did no different in 2022.

Let’s start with the back, made of plastic. Both smartphones have a camera module with discreet embossing. In addition, Samsung took great care in the number of colors, which take both the back and the side: blue, white, black, and rose.

Check the dimensions of the smartphones:

dimensionsWeight
Galaxy A33159.7 x 74.0 x 8.1 mm189 grams
Galaxy A53159.6 x 74.8 x 8.1 mm186 grams

The phones also have IP67 certification and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Performance and Software

Processor and Memory

Unlike previous generations, Samsung used the same processor in both smartphones: the Exynos 1280. The chip consists of eight cores up to 2.4 GHz. But each one has its amount of RAM:

  • Galaxy A33: 6 GB;
  • Galaxy A53: 8GB.

In practice, the two phones tend to deliver similar performance. However, because it has more memory, the Galaxy A53 should work better when triggering multitasking. But let’s go to the smartphone review:

“In general, the device does not have a bad performance, but it was possible to experience a slowness in the system during the installation of several apps and, from time to time, I noticed occasional stutters.”

The problem is that this slowness, unfortunately, became more intense on the Galaxy A33, as pointed out in the Tecnoblog analysis.

In practice, this means that for a user who only needs the essentials and doesn’t demand a lot from the phone, this shouldn’t be a problem. However, if you go beyond this usage profile, you might want to take a closer look at the A53.

The smartphones still have 128 GB of storage. Space can be expanded with a microSD card.

Read also>> Samsung launches Galaxy F13 with 6,000 mAh battery and triple camera

Android Version

Both smartphones come out of the box with Android 12. This means that, in addition to having the latest version of the operating system, the duo still brings One UI 4.

Another advantage (and similarity) of both phones revolves around updates. In addition to Android 13, which Google is already preparing, smartphones will receive updates up to Android 16. Samsung also promises to distribute the packages with security enhancements for up to five years.

Comparison: Samsung Galaxy A53 vs A33; what is the difference?

Samsung Galaxy A33 (Image: GSMArena)

Cameras

Samsung has placed four cameras on the back of the Galaxy A33 and A53 smartphones. However, there are differences in the arrangement:

Comparison: Samsung Galaxy A53 vs A33; what is the difference?

Samsung Galaxy A53 has a 6.5-inch screen with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz (Image: GSMarena)

ModelBack camerafootage
Galaxy A33– main: 48 megapixels (f/1.8 and OIS)
– ultrawide: 8 megapixels (f/2.2)
– macro: 5 megapixels (f/2.4)
– depth of field: 2 megapixels (f/2, 4)
4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) @ 30 fps
Galaxy A53– main: 64 megapixels (f/1.8 and OIS)
– ultrawide: 12 megapixels (f/2.2)
– macro: 5 megapixels (f/2.4)
– depth of field: 5 megapixels (f/2, 4)
4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) @ 30 fps

But let’s get to the reviews. In the case of the Galaxy A33, the phone took satisfactory photos for the category:

“Speaking of image quality, the Korean didn’t change the main lens recipe, so you’ll get great shots with this smartphone in hand — photos are vivid, bright, and saturated at optimal levels. The depth effect takes a few seconds to work on top of the image and in the end, I like the result.”

The  Galaxy A53, in turn, offers a superior result:

“São Paulo’s unstable weather allowed me to test this device’s cameras at two extremes. Of course, the open time is favorable for more vivid photographs and the set helps by providing great dynamic range, highly saturated colors, consistent definition, and almost always precise blurring. The main one still doesn’t disappoint on cloudy days, as it offers controlled exposure, beautiful textures, and strong coloring.”

It is worth noting that the duo has optical image stabilization (OIS) on the main camera, which helps to avoid blurry photos.

Battery and Charging

The Galaxy A33 and A53 bring a 5,000 mAh battery. To test it, Tecnoblog streamed video for two hours, browsed Instagram for an hour, and played Asphalt 9 for 15 minutes with maximum details, all with maximum brightness, the screen in 120 Hz mode and via WiFi. In this environment, telephone time consumed 34%.

Ah, this is the same result as the Galaxy A53 with the 120 Hz screen.

The Galaxy A33 and A53 even support fast charging up to 25 watts. But Samsung only ships a 15W plug adapter and USB-C cable in the box.

However, the Galaxy A33 and A53 do not have wireless charging.

Connectivity and Connections

Samsung is bringing 5G to its cheaper models. And the Galaxy A33 and Galaxy A53 were not left out. In addition, smartphones have NFC, technology that can be used for contactless payments.

The connectivity list also includes support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, and built-in positioning systems such as GPS.

Samsung, however, did not include a headphone jack on both models. Instead, users will need to use the USB-C port with an adapter to connect them. Another option is to use a ready-made accessory for this pattern.

In addition, Samsung does not send the accessories or the adapter in the box of the two smartphones. According to Samsung to Tecnoblog, the accessories are “sold separately”.

Extra Features

Both Samsung phones have a fingerprint reader under the screen. In addition, the duo brings Dolby Atmos, which offers a more immersive sound experience. The features are added to the brand’s software solutions, such as Safe Folder to store content and apps with more protection.

Read also>> Samsung Galaxy S22 5G Price and Full Specs

RAM Plus is an interesting additive, too. The function takes some of the borrowed storage to create a virtual RAM, which helps boost performance. This function is present on both Galaxy A33 and A53.

Galaxy A33 and A53 Price and cost-benefit: which smartphone to buy?

Samsung’s 2022 releases are ideal options for those who don’t use their smartphone very intensively. However, this does not mean that the two serve the same audiences. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to the details.

Let’s start with the Galaxy A53. Despite the same processor, the smartphone has 8 GB of RAM, which helps to offer a more comfortable performance daily. That is, if you intend to run some lighter games or more applications simultaneously, this may be the best option.

The Galaxy A33 is simpler. As noted in the Tecnoblog tests, the smartphone offers a more contained performance. Therefore, the phone is an alternative for those who make more moderate use and want to save money when buying a smartphone.

And this is where we get into one of the main game-changers: the price. The Galaxy A53 arrived in Brazil in March 2022 for R$3,499 or US$647. The Galaxy A33, on the other hand, landed in the market the following month for R$ 2,699 or US$499.

The values, of course, have already dropped. On July 14, 2022, as I write this comparison, the Galaxy A33 was on sale on the Samsung website for R$2,499 or US$462. The Galaxy A53, on the other hand, could be purchased at the South Korean brand’s virtual store for R$2,699 US$499.

The duo is also cheaper in national retail or other mobile phone shops across the country.

Compare the Galaxy A53 and A33 Features

Galaxy A33Galaxy A53
Screen6.4-inch Super AMOLED with Full HD resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels) and 90 Hz refresh rate6.5-inch Super AMOLED with Full HD resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels) and 120 Hz refresh rate
ProcessorSamsung Exynos 1280 (octa-core up to 2.4 GHz)Samsung Exynos 1280 (octa-core up to 2.4 GHz)
RAM6 GB8 GB
Storage128 GB (expandable via microSD memory card up to 1 TB)128 GB (expandable via microSD memory card up to 1 TB)
Back camera– primary: 48 megapixels (f/1.8 and OIS)
– ultrawide: 8 megapixels (f/2.2)
– macro: 5 megapixels (f/2.4)
– depth of field: 2 megapixels (f/2, 4)
– primary: 64 megapixels (f/1.8 and OIS)
– ultrawide: 12 megapixels (f/2.2)
– macro: 5 megapixels (f/2.4)
– depth of field: 5 megapixels (f/2, 4)
‌front camera13 megapixels (f/2.2)32 megapixels (f/2.2)
Battery5,000 mAh (up to 25-watt recharge)5,000 mAh (up to 25-watt recharge)
Operational systemAndroid 12 (One UI 4)Android 12 (One UI 4)
connectivityUSB-C port, 5G, 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS and NFCUSB-C port, 5G, 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS and NFC
More Featuresunder-display fingerprint reader, IP67 certification, Gorilla Glass 5, RAM Plus, dual SIM slot, Dolby Atmos, and in-box chargerunder-display fingerprint reader, IP67 certification, Gorilla Glass 5, RAM Plus, dual SIM slot, Dolby Atmos, and in-box charger
dimensions159.7 x 74.0 x 8.1 mm159.6 x 74.8 x 8.1 mm
Weight186 grams189 grams
Colorsblue, white, black, and pinkblue, white, black, and pink

 

Benedict Onyeka

I am a passionate web designer, a tech lover, and an SEO specialist. I take great delight in what I do and I appreciate you all for following my blog. If you need a website for your business at an affordable rate, contact me ASAP.

You may also like...