The new Galaxy A trio will receive four OS updates and up to five years of security patches – the same level of support that Samsung offers for its flagships and any Android vendor (yes, even Google) is better than. So if you just bought one, you can use it until 2027 while enjoying new features and up-to-date security. But would you buy one?
Right now we do not know the price of Samsung Galaxy A73 5G. And it doesn’t matter, as there is no indication that the phone will be available in Europe, the US, India – the press release only mentions that the A73 will launch on April 22, so we have a month to get an answer. may take time.
Still, considering that the base A53 5G costs €450, while a Galaxy S21 FE 5G costs €660 right now (and the older S20 FE 5G is €540), there isn’t much room to land on the A73 5G.
The phone offers a bigger display than the FE, 6.7” Super AMOLED + 120Hz, but is powered by an all-new chipset, the Exynos 1280, which doesn’t seem as powerful as the Snapdragon 778G, let alone the Snapdragon 865 and 888 . is FE. Although it offers 5G connectivity, the A72 never got a 5G version.
The 108 MP main camera is another selling point even compared to the FE Duo (which has 12 MP main cameras). Samsung is making big promises about the new chipset’s image processing capabilities, but it’s something we’ll have to test. Also, the A73 doesn’t have a telephoto camera (which was a major advantage of the A72 compared to the A52), so the higher resolution sensor has to pull double duty.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is a weird one. How is it better than Galaxy A52s 5G? As mentioned, the chipset feels less powerful than the 778G (two Cortex-A78 vs four, but 5nm vs 6nm) and the 3.5mm headphone jack is gone. The battery has 500 mAh more capacity, but it is not much.
Plus, the A52s 5G is cheaper, you can easily get it for over €300 (6/128 GB unit), while the A53 5G starts at €450. Note that the A52s 5G is officially only eligible for 3 OS updates (and 4 years of security patches) and it’s already a year old (it launched with Android 11).
6.5″ 120Hz Super AMOLED Display on Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
But here’s the real catch, the A52s 5G never officially launched in the US. There are some gray imports, but they do have issues, so you’re really only looking at the non-A52 5G and the one with the weaker Snapdragon 750G. Plus, the non-S model costs $500 in the US versus $450 for the Galaxy A53 5G, so it’s not really a competitor.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Camera Setup
There is also talk of the Samsung Galaxy A33 5G, which is very similar to the A53 5G. It has slightly thicker bezels so its screen is 6.4″ (instead of 6.5″) and refreshes at 90Hz (instead of 120Hz). The camera has been downgraded to 48MP main and 8MP ultra wide (vs 64+12MP), as well as a 13MP selfie camera (vs 32MP).
However, you get the same chipset, the same 5,000 mAh battery with the same 25W fast charging support, the same Gorilla Glass 5 and the same IP67. And the starting price is low, €370/£330 (versus €450/£400).
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G (left) and Samsung Galaxy A53 5G (right)
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the Galaxy A33 5G will launch in the US, so the A33 vs A53 question is up for the rest of the world to ponder.
So, do you see the Samsung Galaxy A73, A53 or A33 in your future?
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