Samsung is expanding its Galaxy M series with the introduction of the Galaxy M53 5G. This is the successor to the Galaxy M52 5G and features some big upgrades. Some of the highlights of this new smartphone include a 108-megapixel primary rear camera, a Mediatek Dimensity 900 SoC, and a big 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display. Should the Galaxy M53 5G be your first choice in the Rs. sub-30,000 segment? I got my hands on this new smartphone and here are my first impressions.
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G price availability:
The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G has launched priced starting at Rs. 26,499 for the base variant which comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The other variant offers 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and is priced at Rs. 28,499. You can get Rs. 2,500 instant cashback thanks to an offer for ICICI Credit Card holders and EMI transactions.
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G Specifications:
Samsung offers the Galaxy M53 5G in two colours, Deep Ocean Blue and Mystique Green. I have the base variant in Mystique Green for this review. The smartphone comes in a slim box, like the Galaxy S series smartphones, because a charger isn’t included. The box contains the Galaxy M53 5G, a USB Type-C to Type-C cable, SIM eject tool, and some documentation.
The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G is a huge phone. One-handed use is possible but not convenient. Thankfully, it isn’t too thick despite having a 5,000mAh battery. It supports up to 25W fast charging, but you’ll need to use your own charger.
The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G comes with several Samsung and Google apps preinstalled. It also has a lot of bloatware, some of which can bombard you with spammy notifications. You can simply uninstall the apps you won’t use to reduce clutter.
In my limited time with the Samsung Galaxy M53 5G, I found general performance to be good. It did not show any sign of lag and was able to keep up with my usage. At this point, I can say that the Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 30,000 price segment has some promising phones and that the Galaxy M53 5G should make a good addition.