One of the main reasons to get a Samsung Galaxy device right now is the number of years Samsung will support it. The new Galaxy A33 and Galaxy A53 will receive 4 years of Android updates and 5 years of security updates. I believe this is the most years of updates for any devices in their price range. Neither Xiaomi, nor OPPO can boast of such.
However, both Xiaomi and OPPO still include a charger in the boxes of their smartphones. Something Samsung is now doing away with. Which is crazy especially since A-series are their affordable lineup – mostly targeting either first time users, or people who would rather get a charger in the box than buy one.
For a while now, the competition between different manufactures has been on who can offer the best specs for the lowest amount of money. Of course, over the years we’ve seen that most devices within similar price points are offering sort of the same specs. Samsung is changing the game now with years of support.
You don’t want a phone that’ll be obsolete in software in the next few months. You want to be assured that when Android 13 rolls out, you will be on track to testing it out. You want to know that 4 years down the line, your phone will still be supporting the latest apps. And Samsung is assuring you of that with the new Galaxy A33 and Galaxy A53.
The Samsung A-series remain their best selling phones. They’re priced pretty much nicely and now feature a couple of flagship features including:
- IP water and dust resistance rating.
- 5G support
The phone features a 6.5-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display supporting 120Hz refresh rate.
Samsung says the Galaxy A53 5G’s quad-camera system features a 64MP OIS Camera with VDIS technology that takes crisp and steady shots every time. Meanwhile, a high-resolution 32MP front camera delivers great selfies and clear video call experiences.
The extra rear lenses are 12MP for the ultrawide, 5MP for the depth sensor and 5MP for the macro sensor.
The Galaxy A33 comes with a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display supporting 90Hz refresh rate.
It has a 48MP main rear camera, with an 8MP ultrawide, a 2MP depth sensor and a 5MP macro sensor. The front camera is a 13MP shooter.
- Both are powered by the Exynos 1280 chipset
- Both have IP 67 Dust and Water Resistance rating
- Both come with 6 or 8GB RAM with 128 or 256GB storage.
- Both have a 5000mAh battery supporting 25W charging – charger not included.
- Both come with Android 12 and One UI 4.1