There’s no denying that the Galaxy A-range is designed to offer a whole of awesome to its users. The newest additions, the Galaxy A33 5G and A53 5G – are both loaded with features that would impress anyone who knows a good smartphone when they see it.
So how do you choose which awesome to go for? Both devices have the same impressive 5nm Exynos processor, mega 5 000mAh battery1, that is a big tick box for power-hungry users, a 25W fast wired charging2, and the peace of mind of protection from spills and splashes with an IP673 rating. They also have microSD card support, awesome colour options4, and nearly identical dimensions. The question is: which one is right for you?
An AWESOME Price Point
Let’s start with the price point. Choosing a smartphone that suits your pocket is an important decision. While both devices aim to keep affordability in mind, there are some power and performance differences that justify the Galaxy A53 5G’s higher price tag. The Galaxy A33 5G is available at a recommended retail price of R6 9995 and the Galaxy A53 5G for only R8 9995.
Secondly, there’s the refresh rate: the 6.5-in6 display on the Galaxy A53 can be set to refresh at a 120Hz. That means smoother scrolling when you’re browsing the web and more immersive gaming on apps. The A33 5G comes with a 6.4-inch7 display with a 90Hz refresh rate, and while this isn’t as fast as the Galaxy A53 5G, it’s still an impressive speed for a smartphone in its class.
An AWESOME View on Display
Then there’s the Galaxy A53 5G’s FHD+ Super AMOLED display that gives you more vivid picture quality, which renders faster motion; this means less blur, more details, and sharper contrast – in all types of lighting. With the Galaxy A33 5G’s Super AMOLED display you can still experience everything you love in vivid high-definition and true-to-life colour night or day. However, with a lower processing rate your battery may last a little longer1.
An AWESOME Picture, Anywhere and Anytime
The Galaxy A53 5G’s quad-camera system features a 64MP OIS camera with VDIS technology that takes crisp and steady shots every time, compared to the 48MP OIS main camera on the Galaxy A33 5G. Meanwhile, the Galaxy A53 5G’s high-resolution 32MP front camera delivers superb selfies and crystal-clear video call experiences. The 13MP front camera on the Galaxy A33 5G is still amazing – just share pictures with friends and see the reaction. The Ultra-wide angle lens has a higher resolution on the Galaxy A53 5G as well — 12MP vs 8MP — and the Galaxy A53 5G features a 5MP depth sensor to the Galaxy A33 5G’s 2MP sensor.
Apart from a few differences in terms of personal preferences, the Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G are both incredible choices. Click here for more info on these must-have devices.
 Estimated against the usage profile of an average/typical user. Independently assessed by Strategy Analytics between 2022.01.20–01.31 in UK with pre-release versions of SM-A536 and SM-A336 under default setting using LTE and 5G Sub6 networks (NOT tested under 5G mmWave network). Actual battery life varies by network environment, features and apps used, frequency of calls and messages, number of times charged, and many other factors.
 Wall charger sold separately; use only Samsung-approved chargers and cables. To avoid injury or damage to your device, do not use incompatible, worn or damaged batteries, chargers or cables. Supports up to 25W Super-Fast Charging. For more information on your device, please visit www.samsung.com.
 IP67 is based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1 meter of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Not advised for use in beaches, pools or near soapy water. Safe against low water pressure only. Rinse residue/dry after wet.
 Color and model availability may vary depending on country or carrier.
 Prices may vary per retailer
 Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.5″ in the full rectangle and 6.3″ accounting for the rounded corners. The actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and the camera hole.
 Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.4″ in the full rectangle and 6.2″ accounting for the rounded corners. The actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and the camera hole.