Samsung last month introduced the Galaxy A53 as the company’s new mid-range smartphone, taking on phones like the Pixel 5A and iPhone SE 3 (2022). The phone is now available for purchase from Samsung’s own stores and from multiple carriers in the United States.
The Galaxy A53 5G can be purchased now on Samsung.com for $449.99, with an estimated shipping date of next week (at least for my location in North Carolina). The Carrier-Unlock model is the same price as the Carrier versions, and you can get up to $100 off with a trade-in. Samsung is also throwing in the free Galaxy Buds Live, which the company does for nearly every phone release at this point.
Samsung’s latest mid-range smartphone is available for purchase in the United States. It costs $449.99.
Buy Galaxy A53 5G UW on Verizon | Buy Galaxy A53 5G on AT&T | Buy Galaxy A53 5G on T-Mobile
Verizon is selling a slightly different model, the Galaxy A53 5G UW, which costs $50 more and has the ability to connect to Verizon’s mmWave 5G network. Considering the rarity of mmWave 5G, there’s really no reason to buy the UW model from Samsung over the regular carrier-unlocked Galaxy A53, unless you have Verizon store credit or some other benefit.
AT&T is selling the regular Galaxy A53 5G for the same $449.99 price as Samsung, with an estimated shipping date of April 11-12 at my location. Finally, T-Mobile is selling the phone for the same $450.00 price.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G has IP67 water/dust resistance (so it can handle splashes of water), an Exynos 1280 chipset, a 5,000mAh battery, 25W wired charging, and One UI 12 based on Android 4.1. Samsung is using Exynos 1280. System-on-a-chip, instead of the Snapdragon chipset found in the US version of last year’s Galaxy A52 5G. The Galaxy A53 promises the same updates as Samsung’s flagship phones, with four years of major OS upgrades and five years of security updates. Except for the iPhone SE series, there is no other mid-range phone with the same long support life in the US.