Samsung Galaxy A53 5G UW

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Looking for an awesome smartphone at a great price? The new Samsung Galaxy A53 5G UW is the new 5G1 smartphone from Samsung that provides the awesome, Galaxy experience at a phenomenal price point with premium features. Watch videos on the Super AMOLED screen for a crystal-clear view and listen through stereo speakers for a surround-sound feel. And, with a long-lasting battery, you don't have to worry about stopping to charge when streaming your favorite content. Enjoy the 6.5-inch screen2 and take in all your favorite content on the go, wherever you are, at 5G speeds. Use the sophisticated camera system to snap selfies, portrait shots and more, and flaunt your new smartphone's sleek design with the Galaxy A53 5G UW's modern, sleek look and feel.

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3.6 out of 5 rating

3.6/5

14 reviews

50%

of reviewers recommend this product.

Absolute junk

1 out of 5 rating

Mike · 2 days ago

I finally decided to put my S8 to rest and bought this piece of junk. I know its a cheap phone but it does absolutely nothing good. Dont waste your money on this.

Social Commerce - 6 hours ago

Hi Mike, thank you for your feedback on your Galaxy A53 5G. We are always looking for ways to improve our products and user experiences as we continue to innovate for the future. Thanks again for providing feedback and being a valued Samsung user. Should you need more assistance, please feel free to get back to us via the following options: 1. Facebook Messenger: http://m.me/Samsungsupport 2. Twitter: https://twitter.com/messages/compose?recipient_id=18768513 3. Samsung Community: https://us.community.Samsung.com/t5/Samsung-Community/ct-p/us -Edward

Early return

2 out of 5 rating

Yungdj · 5 days ago

When I ordered this phone on the My Verizon app, it was already shipped and on its way to me and even before I open it to activate it, I happen to discover that this phone doesn't have a headphone jack. I was so disappointed and I'm thinking it does. Had to return it. Me personally I would like to have a headphone jack. Then I probably would've kept it.

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Battery life

4G: Up to 27.68hrs | 5G: Up to 19.75hrs

Up to 32 hrs.

Screen

6.5" Super AMOLED, FHD+, Gorilla Glass 5

6.5-inch Infinity-O display

Super AMOLED Infinity-U

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Storage

128 GB (Subject to availability)

128 GB (Subject to availability)

128 GB (Subject to availability)

Rear camera

12 MP Main, 8MP Tele, 12 MP Ultra Wide

Main 48MP F1.8 + Flash Ultrawide 8MP F2.2 Depth 2MP F2.4 Single Take, Fun Mode, Portrait, Night Mode. Hyperlapse

Colors

  1. 5G Ultra Wideband available in select areas. 5G Nationwide available in 2700+ cities.
  2. Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.5" in the full rectangle and 6.3" with accounting for the rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera lens.
  3. 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.
  4. MicroSD card sold separately.
  5. Single Take captures images and video up to 10 seconds.
  6. Consistent with IP67 rating, water-resistant in up to 1M (3 feet) of water for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue / dry after wet.
  7. Private Share features for both the sender and receiver require Galaxy mobile devices with Android 9 or later and the Private Share app.

Design

Colors

Awesome Black

Height

6.28 in

Notable Materials

Metallic coated frame

Width

2.94 in

Weight

6.67oz

Depth

0.32 in

Accessibility

Voice Assistant

Google Assistant, Bixby

HAC

M3/T3

Network

4G

2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 66, 46, 48

Wi-fi

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + Dual Band (2.4/5GHz)

SAR

Head : 0.99 W/Kg | Body-worn accessory : 0.81 W/Kg | Product specific(wireless router) : 1.08 W/Kg | Simultaneous transmission : 1.55 W/Kg

FCC ID

A3LSMA536V

Global & Roaming Network

LTE (Global): B3, B7,B 20, B28 | UMTS Quad: B1, B2, B5, B8 | GSM Quad: B2, B3, B5, B8 | 5G: n78

5G Nationwide

n2, n5, n48, n66

World Device

Works in over 200 countries depending on your plan.

5G Ultra Wideband

n260, n261 (high-band / mmWave) | n77 (mid-band / C-band)

Battery

Standby Time

Up to 14.58 days

mAh (per hour)

5000mAh (non -removable)

Powershare

No

Usage Time

4G: Up to 27.68hrs | 5G: Up to 19.75hrs

Wireless Charging

No

Fast Charge

Yes

Camera

Rear Camera

Main: 64MP (F1.8) | Flash: Yes | Ultra-Wide: 12MP (F2.2) | Depth: 5MP (F2.4) | Macro : 5MP (F2.4) | OIS support, Single Take, Portrait mode, Night mode, Fun mode

Front Camera

32MP (F2.2)

Video

Rear: 4K | Front: 4K

Performance

Bluetooth

BT5.0

Processor

Exynos1280,Octa Core 2 x 2.4GHz + 6 x 2.0GHz

OS

Android 12 (S OS)

Expandable Memory

Up to 1TB

Security

Fingerprint, Facial recognition

Hotspot

4G: 10 devices | 5G: 10 devices

Memory/Storage

6GB + 128GB

Display

Refresh Rate

120Hz

Screen

6.5" Super AMOLED, FHD+, Gorilla Glass 5

Aspect Ratio

20:9

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SKU#

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What's in the box

  • Galaxy A53 5G UW
  • Pre–Installed SIM Card
  • USB-C to USB-C Cable
  • SIM Eject Pin
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Quick Reference Guide

  1. 5G Ultra Wideband available in select areas. 5G Nationwide available in 2700+ cities.
  2. Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.5" in the full rectangle and 6.3" with accounting for the rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera lens.
  3. 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.
  4. MicroSD card sold separately.
  5. Single Take captures images and video up to 10 seconds.
  6. Consistent with IP67 rating, water-resistant in up to 1M (3 feet) of water for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue / dry after wet.
  7. Private Share features for both the sender and receiver require Galaxy mobile devices with Android 9 or later and the Private Share app.

3.6 out of 5 rating

3.6/5

14 reviews

50%

of reviewers recommend this product.

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Absolute junk

1 out of 5 rating

Mike · 2 days ago

I finally decided to put my S8 to rest and bought this piece of junk. I know its a cheap phone but it does absolutely nothing good. Dont waste your money on this.

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Social Commerce - 6 hours ago

Hi Mike, thank you for your feedback on your Galaxy A53 5G. We are always looking for ways to improve our products and user experiences as we continue to innovate for the future. Thanks again for providing feedback and being a valued Samsung user. Should you need more assistance, please feel free to get back to us via the following options: 1. Facebook Messenger: http://m.me/Samsungsupport 2. Twitter: https://twitter.com/messages/compose?recipient_id=18768513 3. Samsung Community: https://us.community.Samsung.com/t5/Samsung-Community/ct-p/us -Edward

Early return

2 out of 5 rating

Yungdj · 5 days ago

When I ordered this phone on the My Verizon app, it was already shipped and on its way to me and even before I open it to activate it, I happen to discover that this phone doesn't have a headphone jack. I was so disappointed and I'm thinking it does. Had to return it. Me personally I would like to have a headphone jack. Then I probably would've kept it.

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I just got this phone as an exchange from the a42 5g

5 out of 5 rating

Maggie51 · 12 days ago

Yes, I'd recommend this product.

This phone is incredible and not a bad price for what it does I'm very happy with and love being back with Verizon instead of at&t

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Best phone period

5 out of 5 rating

Locopollo · 12 days ago

Yes, I'd recommend this product.

I got two of a53 5G for me and wifey. First of all im a very picky guy when it comes to phones. And all i can say is this phone rocks. 5G speed are incredibly fast and you can tell the difference from 4g speeds to 5g speeds. the rear cameras and front camera can shoot 4k videos which is a plus for my wife and myself because we love taking pictures alot. It has dolby atmos speakers which is another plus for me. The display is crystal clear and also is hdr10. The volume is great and battery also last me 1 day and a half. Face recognition and screen finger print are fast and i couldn't be happier. This phone is solid and i will definitely recommend this to my friends snd family. Oh and don't listen to those people who criticize the cpu, they just snapdragon fans and they don't know what they talking about. The cpu is great i played some cod and runs fine like a baby.

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Issues

1 out of 5 rating

drjjones1 · 13 days ago

Has anyone had issues with this phone resetting ringtones/notification sounds, apps, Hotspot issues, freezing up a lot?

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Samsung - 12 days ago

Hi Drjjones1. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I see you have some concerns with the Galaxy A53 5G UW. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. Please know that we value your feedback. We will continue working on improving the quality of the products we offer. Here are some links for more details to help you maximize the device's potential.

Samsung phone freezes and crashes https://www.Samsung.com/us/support/troubleshooting/TSG01001416/
Check for a software update on your phone
https://www.Samsung.com/us/support/answer/ANS00077582/
How to update your Galaxy phone https://www.Samsung.com/us/support/troubleshooting/TSG01001149/

Should you need more assistance, please feel free to get back to us via the following options:

1. Facebook Messenger: http://m.me/Samsungsupport
2. Twitter: https://twitter.com/messages/compose?recipient_id=18768513
3. Samsung Community: https://us.community.Samsung.com/t5/Samsung-Community/ct-p/us

Reference Number: 1144499808

Have a great day.

^Charles Samsung

It's okay, but...

3 out of 5 rating

HyperrS · 26 days ago

I bought this phone a few days after its release in March. The longer I have it, the more I realize that it just isn't the right phone for me. It lags a lot when you use the camera or video. It takes a lot of time to render the video for you to be able to shoot another video so you are sitting there waiting, while the moment is passing you by. Switching from apps is so laggy and sometimes touches don't register despite the touch sensitivity being way up. I've also noticed that there are connection issues with this phone that I didn't have with my older phone. I'm just not satisfied. I was hoping software updates might fix these problems in the long run, btu I just don't have time to wait for that since I use my phone for work.

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STAFF &phone

5 out of 5 rating

Barbie · 1 month ago

Yes, I'd recommend this product.

I highly recommend the phone even if I haven't used it yet. Just ordered it. But the most important is the company and staff they helped me when other company's didn't. Thanks

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Good phone - poor battery life.

3 out of 5 rating

Corellus · 1 month ago

I went to the Verizon store to talk with them to make sure I wasn't missing a secret setup feature and they said I had everything set up correctly to not excessively drain the battery. From a 100% charge, the phone reports I have 1.5 days of standby time and after 20 hours of being idle (no phone calls, games, videos, etc.) the phone has < 50% charge remaining. My LGK51 has ~93% in the same period - same conditions. Otherwise, the phone seems to handle my office 'dead zone' where I couldn't handle calls without it cutting out so I get every 5th word. I don't know if this is 5G vs. 4G, but my office is literally just a 1000 or so feet from the Verizon cell tower in the area. If the battery in my phone didn't dump amp-hours doing nothing - near as I can tell - it would be an awesome phone.

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Samsung - 23 days ago

Hi Corellus. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I see you have some concerns with the Galaxy A53 5G UW. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. Please know that we value your feedback. We will continue working on improving the quality of the products we offer.

Get the most out of your Galaxy's phone battery
https://www.Samsung.com/us/support/answer/ANS00078987/
Samsung phone battery drains quickly on 5g service https://www.Samsung.com/us/support/troubleshooting/TSG01201462/

Should you need more assistance, please feel free to get back to us via the following options:

1. Facebook Messenger: http://m.me/Samsungsupport
2. Twitter: https://twitter.com/messages/compose?recipient_id=18768513
3. Samsung Community: https://us.community.Samsung.com/t5/Samsung-Community/ct-p/us

Reference Number: 1144462440

Have a great day.

^Charles Samsung

Good phone bluetooth issues

4 out of 5 rating

Emiller · 1 month ago

I bought this phone yesterday. My only problem is that when connected to my car bluetooth, i can hear people fine but they say i sound like a robot.

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Bluetooth Dud

1 out of 5 rating

Tommy · 1 month ago

I thought it was a little heavy at first. Then it was determined to be a dud since it distorted over bluetooth with our cars. I've only had it a week and am returning it asap. Buttons are on the right hand side [palm]. The phone is sufficient otherwise.

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Frequently asked questions

DannyMay 6, 2022

Does A 53 have wireless charging ?