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Samsung Galaxy M53 5G smartphone review: Mid-range phone with orientation problems

Large contender. The Samsung Galaxy M53 has a generous display size of 6.70 inches, and it comes with a microSD slot, two features that are now rare in the mid-range. In this review, we'll take a look at everything else that the Samsung smartphone with a MediaTek SoC can do.
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G

For a few years now, Samsung has had two mid-range lines with the A series and the M series, and there's even a third line in some countries with the F series. In Central Europe at least, the M series is the more exclusive series, which isn't available everywhere and also offers a larger battery for less money.

The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G is intended to be the sweet spot of mid-range price, decent performance, high-quality display and good camera. In the process, it competes against strong rivals like the Galaxy A53 or the OnePlus Nord 2T.

Samsung Galaxy M53 5G (Galaxy M Series)
Processor
MediaTek Dimensity 900 8 x 2 - 2.4 GHz, Cortex-A78 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
6 GB 
Display
6.70 inch 20:9, 2408 x 1080 pixel 394 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, Super AMOLED, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 114 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB, shared, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G (850/​900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B17/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41/​B66), 5G (n1/​n2/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n8/​n20/​n28/​n38/​n40/​n41/​n66/​n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.4 x 164.7 x 77 ( = 0.29 x 6.48 x 3.03 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion, 25-watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 108 MPix f/​1.8, phase-comparison AF, LED flash, videos @2160p/​30fps (camera 1); 8.0 MP, f/​2.2, wide angle lens (camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (camera 3); 2.0 MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/2.2, 26 mm, videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.603 W/​kg (head), 1.530 W/​kg (body), fanless
Weight
176 g ( = 6.21 oz / 0.39 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
470 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84 %
08/2022
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4
176 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.70"2408x1080
83.4 %
06/2022
Samsung Galaxy A53
Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4
189 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080
85.6 %
07/2022
Nothing Phone (1)
SD 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L
193.5 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.55"2400x1080
86.4 %
07/2022
Motorola Edge 30
SD 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L
155 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080
85.4 %
06/2022
OnePlus Nord 2T
Dimensity 1300, Mali-G77 MP9
190 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.43"2400x1080

Case – The Galaxy M53 is large but light

The Galaxy M53 5G adheres to the current design line of the M series, featuring a matte, slightly iridescent plastic back. Blue, green and brown are available as colors, with the side frame also showing the corresponding color. The phone's front presents clearly visible display bezels and a punch-hole camera that is centered in the display's upper area. Overall, the design doesn't look as unified as that of the Galaxy A53, and Samsung doesn't provide any information on the protective glass or the resistance to water and dust contact for the M model.

Due to the 6.7-inch screen, you have to deal with a slightly wider and longer case with the Galaxy M53 compared to the competition. On the other hand, its weight of 176 grams can even beat most smartphones in its price range.

With the Galaxy M53, Samsung has created a solidly manufactured smartphone with smooth material transitions and a very stable chassis that can hardly be twisted.

Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G

Size comparison

164.7 mm / 6.48 inch 77 mm / 3.03 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 176 g0.388 lbs159.6 mm / 6.28 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs159.2 mm / 6.27 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 193.5 g0.4266 lbs159.1 mm / 6.26 inch 73.2 mm / 2.88 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs159.4 mm / 6.28 inch 74.2 mm / 2.92 inch 6.8 mm / 0.2677 inch 155 g0.3417 lbs

Connectivity – Slow storage type

Samsung offers the Galaxy M53 5G with 128 GB of storage and 6 GB of RAM in Europe at an MSRP of 469 Euros (~$478). In other regions of the world, there's also a version with 8 GB of RAM.

However, Samsung only makes use of UFS 2.1 storage. It isn't quite as fast as UFS 3.1, which is used in the OnePlus Nord 2T, for example.

NFC and modern Bluetooth 5.2 are on board.

Left: SIM slot
Left: SIM slot
Standby button with fingerprint sensor, volume rocker
Standby button with fingerprint sensor, volume rocker
Top: Microphone
Top: Microphone
Bottom: Microphone, USB-C, speaker
Bottom: Microphone, USB-C, speaker

microSD card reader

There's a microSD reader, but its use blocks one of the two SIM slots. The Galaxy M53's card reader proved to be pretty fast in our test with our reference microSD card, the Angelbird AV Pro V60.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Angelbird V60)
29.6 MB/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Angelbird V60)
10.9 MB/s ∼37% -63%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Samsung Galaxy M53 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø39.4 (27.6-49.7)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø46.2 (35.3-62.3)
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø74.8 (67.5-79.9)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø83.9 (56.1-108.6)

Software – Up-to-date patches, a lot of bloatware

OneUI 4.1 is based on Android 12, and it's actually equipped with the latest security updates from July 2022 at the time of testing. Samsung promises quarterly patches for the smartphone, but the manufacturer hasn't provided any concrete information regarding the time frame for these updates or how many operating system upgrades the Galaxy M53 5G will receive.

Although Samsung has installed quite a few third-party apps on the phone, they can be uninstalled quite easily for the most part.

Samsung Galaxy M53 5G software
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G software
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G software
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G software

Communication and GNSS – Wi-Fi lags behind

The smartphone supports Wi-Fi 5 and is therefore much slower than the Nothing Phone (1) or the Motorola Edge 30, for example, both of which support the fast Wi-Fi 6E with access to the rarely used 6 GHz band in this price range. The OnePlus Nord 2T still supports Wi-Fi 6 and is also considerably faster as a result.

Wi-Fi speeds should be sufficient for everyday use; ultimately, all rates are well above the 300 Mb/s mark. This means that only the owners of Internet connections of 500 or 1,000 Mb/s can actually push the smartphone to its limits, but the communication within the Wi-Fi network might be a bit slower, such as when streaming content from a mobile phone to a TV set.

In terms of mobile networks, the Galaxy M53 comes with 5G, and it supports so many 4G frequencies that it can also be used for mobile Internet access on many international trips. We checked the reception randomly several times during our test. The result: The Galaxy M53 offers decent signal strength, but it isn't perfect, either. For example, one or the other reception bar quickly disappears from the display indoors.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=93, last 2 years)
633 MBit/s ∼100% +87%
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
451 (397min - 461max) MBit/s ∼71% +33%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
417 (349min - 444max) MBit/s ∼66% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
345 (328min - 351max) MBit/s ∼55% +2%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
339 (314min - 350max) MBit/s ∼54%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
884 (867min - 902max) MBit/s ∼100% +140%
Average of class Smartphone
  (57.7 - 1710, n=94, last 2 years)
669 MBit/s ∼76% +82%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
498 (463min - 510max) MBit/s ∼56% +35%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
368 (353min - 380max) MBit/s ∼42%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
269 (255min - 281max) MBit/s ∼30% -27%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Average of class Smartphone
  (853 - 1768, n=13, last 2 years)
1418 MBit/s ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
946 (876min - 953max) MBit/s ∼67%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
946 (926min - 951max) MBit/s ∼67%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Average of class Smartphone
  (598 - 1751, n=13, last 2 years)
1289 MBit/s ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
946 (884min - 949max) MBit/s ∼73%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
598 (517min - 731max) MBit/s ∼46%
020406080100120140160180200220240260280300320340360Tooltip
; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø339 (314-350)
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø368 (353-380)
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks

All the major satellite systems used for tracking are supported, as is the SBAS support system, which increases accuracy. So it's not surprising that the phone provides a location with an accuracy of 2 meters shortly after stepping outdoors. In turn, the variety and connection quality of the satellites found is below average.

This might also be the reason why the Galaxy M53 5G fails in our real-world tracking test: Nearly none of the routes we took were mapped correctly, while the Garmin Venu 2, which we took with us for comparison, only had minimal problems locating the route. We would therefore not recommend the Galaxy M53 as a navigation device. The manufacturer might be able to correct this with a software update.

Samsung Galaxy M53 positioning – Overview
Samsung Galaxy M53 positioning – Overview
Samsung Galaxy M53 positioning – Turning point
Samsung Galaxy M53 positioning – Turning point
Samsung Galaxy M53 positioning – Bridge
Samsung Galaxy M53 positioning – Bridge
Garmin Venu 2 positioning – Overview
Garmin Venu 2 positioning – Overview
Garmin Venu 2 positioning – Turning point
Garmin Venu 2 positioning – Turning point
Garmin Venu 2 positioning – Bridge
Garmin Venu 2 positioning – Bridge

Telephone and call quality – Clear communication

The Galaxy M53 5G uses Samsung's own phone app. It provides all important functions, but it can also be replaced by other apps from the Google Play Store if you don't like it.

We made a few test calls with the Galaxy M53 5G, and we found that the internal earpiece and the microphones do a good job: Sound is quite clean, and the person on the other end of the line usually understands us, even when we speak more quietly. However, we can't be too quiet when using the speaker and hands-free microphone, otherwise our voice doesn't reach the other person.

Cameras – Many lenses with decent quality

Front-facing camera sample
Front-facing camera sample

The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G's main camera is powered by the manufacturer's Isocell HM6 sensor that offers a lush 108 megapixels. Although pictures can also be taken in full resolution, the camera combines 9 pixels into one pixel by default, resulting in 12-megapixel pictures with increased light sensitivity.

Indeed, the illumination and brightening of the images is quite good, but the camera has serious issues with its autofocus at low light levels. Moreover, details are hardly visible in very dark areas.

Videos can be recorded in 4K and 30 fps at most. This puts the Galaxy M53 on par with its class. The autofocus doesn't pulsate, but it needs a second now and then to lock on to a new focus target. You can also switch to the wide-angle lens while recording in Full HD.

The wide-angle camera with a Sony IMX 355 and an 8-megapixel resolution takes decent snapshots, but you shouldn't magnify them too much since detail reproduction is lacking. There's no hybrid zoom between the wide-angle and main cameras in photos, either, and you can only switch directly between the lenses.

Also available are a low-resolution macro camera for extreme close-ups and an auxiliary lens for blur effects.

A 32-megapixel camera sensor is found at the front; it also uses pixel binning, which usually results in 8-megapixel shots. In general, pictures are quite appealing in good light, but they could be brightened a bit better in dark environments.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main camera - FlowerMain camera - SurroundingsMain camera - Low lightWide-angle camera

In the lab under specified lighting scenarios, we make our final verdict on the Galaxy phone's main camera: We determine that the general sharpness is at a medium level and that it sometimes decreases significantly towards the edges. At the same time, the contrast of the pictures is quite good. The imaging performance declines considerably in low light, but the subject remains recognizable.

This is a camera that should satisfy medium demands, but you'll have to pay more for absolute high-end mobile photography.

ColorChecker
19.9 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
13 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
14 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy M53 5G: 14.73 ∆E min: 3.2 - max: 24.41 ∆E
ColorChecker
29 ∆E
51.9 ∆E
38.6 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
43.9 ∆E
59.2 ∆E
51 ∆E
33.8 ∆E
40.9 ∆E
27.7 ∆E
62.2 ∆E
62.2 ∆E
29.2 ∆E
45.9 ∆E
35.4 ∆E
73.4 ∆E
42.3 ∆E
41.3 ∆E
79.3 ∆E
69 ∆E
51.5 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
24 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy M53 5G: 44.88 ∆E min: 14.11 - max: 79.27 ∆E

Accessories and warranty – The Galaxy M53 comes without a charger

The Galaxy M53 5G doesn't come with a power adapter, but only with a USB-C to USB-C cable and a SIM tool. Samsung doesn't offer any special accessories for the Galaxy M53 5G on its website. A compatible fast charger can be purchased from the phone manufacturer for approximately 50 Euros (~$51).

Samsung offers a 24-month warranty, as well as good service with fixed repair prices and many service centers in larger cities.

Input devices and handling – The fingerprint scanner unlocks the phone immediately

The 120 Hz display facilitates smooth animations, and it also gives the user a smoother experience. The touchscreen offers a pleasant surface, and it can also be used accurately in the corners.

The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the slightly recessed standby button located on the case's right side. We found its placement to be slightly too low for our hands and thought that it could be placed in a way that makes it easier to find. However, once you get used to it, it unlocks the smartphone immediately when you touch it with a registered finger.

Facial recognition is also available, but this is only a somewhat insecure 2D software solution.

Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode

Display – Bright and accurate OLED with PWM

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The Galaxy M53 5G display's extended Full HD resolution is on par with its class. On the other hand, the AMOLED display performs very well in terms of maximum brightness: We measure 734 cd/m² on average in our tests with the spectrophotometer and the CalMAN software.

We observe that the display exhibits noticeable PWM flickering. The quick on and off switching of the display is especially used in OLED panels to reduce brightness, and it can lead to headaches in sensitive users. We can't find a DC dimming option that could mitigate this effect in the settings.

705
cd/m²
732
cd/m²
776
cd/m²
704
cd/m²
745
cd/m²
759
cd/m²
716
cd/m²
726
cd/m²
745
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 776 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 734.2 cd/m² Minimum: 1.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 745 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.2 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.3
ΔE Greyscale 1.5 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
98.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.244
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Super AMOLED, 2408x1080, 6.70
Samsung Galaxy A53
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.50
Nothing Phone (1)
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
Motorola Edge 30
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.50
OnePlus Nord 2T
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
Screen
-28%
-8%
-30%
-87%
Brightness middle
745
718
-4%
620
-17%
632
-15%
561
-25%
Brightness
734
730
-1%
625
-15%
630
-14%
573
-22%
Brightness Distribution
91
92
1%
98
8%
92
1%
96
5%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.2
1.62
-35%
1.24
-3%
1.46
-22%
2.67
-123%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.16
4.21
-95%
2.31
-7%
3.32
-54%
6.15
-185%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.5
2
-33%
1.7
-13%
2.6
-73%
4.1
-173%
Gamma
2.244 98%
2.156 102%
2.318 95%
2.209 100%
2.245 98%
CCT
6727 97%
6545 99%
6325 103%
6755 96%
7104 91%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 244 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 244 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 244 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19657 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

0% brightness
0% brightness
25% brightness
25% brightness
50% brightness
50% brightness
75% brightness
75% brightness
100% brightness
100% brightness

Series of measurements with fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

The display's color reproduction is very accurate when the "Natural" color mode is selected: In this case, color tones and grayscale levels are brought onto the screen only with a minimal deviation from the reference color space. There's no blue tint in the grayscale that can be perceived with the naked eye, either.

The display's response times are very fast and therefore also very suitable for gamers with high requirements.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN DCI P3 color space
CalMAN DCI P3 color space
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
0.5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ ms rise
↘ ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ ms rise
↘ ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (36.2 ms).

The high brightness also enables outdoor use. Naturally, though, there are reflections on the display, and you should rather withdraw into the shade when in direct sunlight.

Thanks to the OLED technology, the viewing angles are very good: Even when you look at the screen from the side, you see a virtually unaltered picture.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance – You can get more elsewhere

With the MediaTek Dimensity 900 as SoC, the Galaxy M53 performs at a slightly higher level than the Galaxy A53, but it's still clearly behind other phones in its price range in most benchmarks: Users get 20% to 40% less performance than with the Motorola Edge 30, for example, depending on the scenario.

The system generally runs smoothly, but there's slight stuttering when several demanding apps are running in the background. Nevertheless, the smartphone can still be used well. Other phones in this price range also offer more in terms of graphics performance.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
826 Points ∼100% +13%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
824 Points ∼100% +12%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
740 Points ∼90% +1%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
734 Points ∼89%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 900
  (706 - 747, n=4)
733 Points ∼89% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=266, last 2 years)
729 Points ∼88% -1%
OnePlus Nord 2T
MediaTek Dimensity 1300, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
415 Points ∼50% -43%
Multi-Core
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
2998 Points ∼100% +45%
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
2872 Points ∼96% +39%
OnePlus Nord 2T
MediaTek Dimensity 1300, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
2700 Points ∼90% +31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 5538, n=266, last 2 years)
2349 Points ∼78% +14%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 900
  (2062 - 2266, n=4)
2168 Points ∼72% +5%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
2062 Points ∼69%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1878 Points ∼63% -9%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
OnePlus Nord 2T
MediaTek Dimensity 1300, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
600384 Points ∼100% +33%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1119358, n=141, last 2 years)
585756 Points ∼98% +29%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
582264 Points ∼97% +29%
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
553328 Points ∼92% +22%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
452550 Points ∼75%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 900
  (424921 - 477831, n=4)
447053 Points ∼74% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
409976 Points ∼68% -9%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
15194 Points ∼100% +64%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
11662 Points ∼77% +26%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
11470 Points ∼75% +24%
OnePlus Nord 2T
MediaTek Dimensity 1300, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
10678 Points ∼70% +16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=191, last 2 years)
10457 Points ∼69% +13%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
9241 Points ∼61%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 900
  (8055 - 10863, n=4)
9092 Points ∼60% -2%
CrossMark - Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1332, n=82, last 2 years)
783 Points ∼100% +25%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
760 Points ∼97% +22%
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
732 Points ∼93% +17%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
625 Points ∼80%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
579 Points ∼74% -7%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 900
  (497 - 625, n=2)
561 Points ∼72% -10%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
4932 Points ∼100% +24%
OnePlus Nord 2T
MediaTek Dimensity 1300, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
4856 Points ∼98% +22%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
4768 Points ∼97% +20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1223 - 8753, n=175, last 2 years)
4586 Points ∼93% +15%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 900
  (3817 - 4567, n=4)
4075 Points ∼83% +2%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3982 Points ∼81%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3626 Points ∼74% -9%
System
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
10940 Points ∼100% +28%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
10424 Points ∼95% +22%
OnePlus Nord 2T
MediaTek Dimensity 1300, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
9996 Points ∼91% +17%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
8562 Points ∼78%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 900
  (6854 - 8957, n=4)
8250 Points ∼75% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=175, last 2 years)
8085 Points ∼74% -6%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
7157 Points ∼65% -16%
Memory
Average MediaTek Dimensity 900
  (5292 - 6784, n=4)
5768 Points ∼100% +9%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
5292 Points ∼92%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 9044, n=175, last 2 years)
5170 Points ∼90% -2%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
4763 Points ∼83% -10%
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
4762 Points ∼83% -10%
OnePlus Nord 2T
MediaTek Dimensity 1300, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
4699 Points ∼81% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3855 Points ∼67% -27%
Graphics
OnePlus Nord 2T
MediaTek Dimensity 1300, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
8672 Points ∼100% +90%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 26660, n=175, last 2 years)
8664 Points ∼100% +90%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
8175 Points ∼94% +79%
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
7516 Points ∼87% +65%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
5178 Points ∼60% +14%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
4555 Points ∼53%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 900
  (3994 - 4746, n=4)
4402 Points ∼51% -3%
Web
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
1511 Points ∼100% +24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (718 - 2392, n=175, last 2 years)
1410 Points ∼93% +16%
OnePlus Nord 2T
MediaTek Dimensity 1300, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
1365 Points ∼90% +12%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 900
  (1017 - 1535, n=4)
1291 Points ∼85% +6%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
1273 Points ∼84% +4%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1219 Points ∼81%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1210 Points ∼80% -1%
AImark - Score v2.x
OnePlus Nord 2T
MediaTek Dimensity 1300, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
58244 Points ∼100% +38%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 286905, n=159, last 2 years)
53821 Points ∼92% +28%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
42107 Points ∼72%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 900
  (40983 - 42107, n=4)
41462 Points ∼71% -2%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
5823 Points ∼10% -86%
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
5777 Points ∼10% -86%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
4714 Points ∼8% -89%
3DMark
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1295 Points ∼100% +119%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
768 Points ∼59% +30%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
686 Points ∼53% +16%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
621 Points ∼48% +5%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
592 Points ∼46%
Wild Life Extreme
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1324 Points ∼100% +119%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
764 Points ∼58% +26%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
692 Points ∼52% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
636 Points ∼48% +5%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
604 Points ∼46%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4548 Points ∼100% +113%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2831 Points ∼62% +32%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2576 Points ∼57% +20%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2275 Points ∼50% +6%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2140 Points ∼47%
Wild Life Score
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4623 Points ∼100% +111%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2814 Points ∼61% +28%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2570 Points ∼56% +17%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2293 Points ∼50% +4%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2195 Points ∼47%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2995 Points ∼100%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2854 Points ∼95% -5%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2718 Points ∼91% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2689 Points ∼90% -10%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5928 Points ∼100% +41%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5412 Points ∼91% +29%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4193 Points ∼71%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3902 Points ∼66% -7%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4696 Points ∼100% +22%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4513 Points ∼96% +17%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3851 Points ∼82%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3546 Points ∼76% -8%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4547 Points ∼100% +29%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4518 Points ∼99% +28%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3528 Points ∼78%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3097 Points ∼68% -12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6240 Points ∼100% +48%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5759 Points ∼92% +37%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4212 Points ∼68%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3982 Points ∼64% -5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5763 Points ∼100% +43%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5428 Points ∼94% +34%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4038 Points ∼70%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3746 Points ∼65% -7%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
113 fps ∼100% +27%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90 fps ∼80% +1%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
89 fps ∼79%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
81 fps ∼72% -9%
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼53% -33%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
200 fps ∼100% +94%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
148 fps ∼74% +44%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
141 fps ∼71% +37%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
103 fps ∼52%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
92 fps ∼46% -11%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
85 fps ∼100% +47%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
74 fps ∼87% +28%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
58 fps ∼68%
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps ∼67% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
56 fps ∼66% -3%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
129 fps ∼100% +98%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
89 fps ∼69% +37%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
82 fps ∼64% +26%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
65 fps ∼50%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
61 fps ∼47% -6%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67 fps ∼100% +81%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps ∼87% +57%
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps ∼81% +46%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
37 fps ∼55%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
35 fps ∼52% -5%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
79 fps ∼100% +88%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64 fps ∼81% +52%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
63 fps ∼80% +50%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
42 fps ∼53%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
38 fps ∼48% -10%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
41 fps ∼100% +86%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps ∼95% +77%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
33 fps ∼80% +50%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
22 fps ∼54%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
20 fps ∼49% -9%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
50 fps ∼100% +100%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps ∼74% +48%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps ∼74% +48%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
25 fps ∼50%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
23 fps ∼46% -8%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
31 fps ∼100% +94%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
26 fps ∼84% +63%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps ∼71% +38%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
16 fps ∼52%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
15 fps ∼48% -6%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
15 fps ∼100% +36%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
15 fps ∼100% +36%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
11 fps ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
10 fps ∼67% -9%
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9.7 fps ∼65% -12%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
47 fps ∼100% +88%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps ∼85% +60%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps ∼77% +44%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
25 fps ∼53%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
23 fps ∼49% -8%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps ∼100% +100%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps ∼71% +43%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps ∼70% +39%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
28 fps ∼50%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
26 fps ∼46% -7%

The Galaxy M53 5G isn't as fast as similarly priced smartphones from other manufacturers when it comes to browsing the Internet, either, at least according to our benchmarks.

But of course, we also try it out in everyday use. The result: You often browse quite quickly with the Galaxy M53, but you occasionally wait for images to load when scrolling.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Motorola Edge 30 (Chrome 102.0.5005.125)
90.283 Points ∼100% +70%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
73.679 Points ∼82% +39%
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=178, last 2 years)
71.9 Points ∼80% +36%
OnePlus Nord 2T (Chrome 102)
66.955 Points ∼74% +26%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
63.5 Points ∼70% +20%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 900 (50.5 - 77.5, n=4)
58.9 Points ∼65% +11%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G (Chrome 103)
53.018 Points ∼59%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (12.5 - 375, n=166, last 2 years)
69 runs/min ∼100% +39%
Motorola Edge 30 (Chrome 102.0.5005.125)
66.48 runs/min ∼96% +34%
OnePlus Nord 2T (Chome 102)
59.7 runs/min ∼87% +20%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chome 103)
53.71 runs/min ∼78% +8%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chome 101)
51.24 runs/min ∼74% +3%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 900 (49.5 - 52.3, n=3)
50.5 runs/min ∼73% +2%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G (Chome 103)
49.6 runs/min ∼72%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Motorola Edge 30 (Chrome 102.0.5005.125)
116 Points ∼100% +63%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
102 Points ∼88% +44%
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 292, n=180, last 2 years)
100.8 Points ∼87% +42%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G (Chrome 103)
71 Points ∼61%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
69 Points ∼59% -3%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 900 (65 - 71, n=4)
68.3 Points ∼59% -4%
OnePlus Nord 2T (Chrome 102)
65 Points ∼56% -8%
Octane V2 - Total Score
OnePlus Nord 2T (Chrome 102)
33879 Points ∼100% +55%
Motorola Edge 30 (Chrome 102.0.5005.125)
32109 Points ∼95% +46%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 900 (21920 - 30485, n=4)
26590 Points ∼78% +21%
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=190, last 2 years)
26483 Points ∼78% +21%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
24488 Points ∼72% +12%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
24159 Points ∼71% +10%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G (Chrome 103)
21920 Points ∼65%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=187, last 2 years)
2676 ms * ∼100% -21%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G (Chrome 103)
2220.1 ms * ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
1920.3 ms * ∼72% +14%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 900 (1658 - 2220, n=4)
1849 ms * ∼69% +17%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
1796.1 ms * ∼67% +19%
OnePlus Nord 2T (Chrome 102)
1406.4 ms * ∼53% +37%
Motorola Edge 30 (Chrome 102.0.5005.125)
1335 ms * ∼50% +40%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung equips the Galaxy M53 with UFS storage, but not in such an up-to-date version as other manufacturers, so the storage's speed can't keep up with other phones.

This might not be so noticeable during random accesses, but the speeds of the Nothing Phone (1), for example, are almost twice as fast during sequential reading and writing, which is particularly important when dealing with larger files.

Samsung Galaxy M53 5GSamsung Galaxy A53Nothing Phone (1)Motorola Edge 30OnePlus Nord 2TAverage 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-8%
71%
50%
79%
-30%
-2%
Sequential Read 256KB
893.9
510.1
-43%
1638
83%
1514.62
69%
1891.3
112%
772 ?(427 - 1011, n=103)
-14%
992 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=256, last 2 years)
11%
Sequential Write 256KB
495.6
486.7
-2%
1351.9
173%
965.35
95%
1300.6
162%
292 ?(13.6 - 719, n=103)
-41%
542 ?(11.9 - 1776, n=256, last 2 years)
9%
Random Read 4KB
210.3
229.9
9%
240.6
14%
241.72
15%
235.8
12%
150.8 ?(92.6 - 239, n=103)
-28%
179 ?(13.5 - 390, n=256, last 2 years)
-15%
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204.2
210.8
3%
228.2
12%
249.14
22%
262.2
28%
130.3 ?(18.2 - 290, n=103)
-36%
178.6 ?(30.3 - 503, n=257, last 2 years)
-13%

Games – The Galaxy phone makes gaming at 120 fps possible

When it comes to gaming, the Galaxy Phone is generally capable of making its 120 Hz display available for fast gaming frame rates: We easily reached around 110 fps in the fast shooter Armajet.

We also managed smooth frame rates in PUBG Mobile, but these are clearly below what the display is theoretically capable of at just under 60 fps on low details. We measured the fps rates with our partner GameBench's software.

Controlling the device using the touchscreen and position sensor works without issues.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø113.1 (97-121)
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 2.1.0: Ø57.9 (45-60)
; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.1.0: Ø39.7 (38-41)

Emissions – Good speaker

Temperature

A temperature increase of up to 44.7 °C (~112 °F) under prolonged load is definitely significant, and it could even become uncomfortable in high ambient temperatures.

However, the 3D Mark Wild Life stress tests show that this doesn't have an impact on the smartphone's performance, as it remains at roughly the same level even after numerous runs of the benchmark.

Max. Load
 42.2 °C
108 F
36.9 °C
98 F
34.1 °C
93 F
 
 43.4 °C
110 F
37.7 °C
100 F
34.2 °C
94 F
 
 43.7 °C
111 F
38.1 °C
101 F
34.2 °C
94 F
 
Maximum: 43.7 °C = 111 F
Average: 38.3 °C = 101 F
34.1 °C
93 F
35.9 °C
97 F
37.6 °C
100 F
34.3 °C
94 F
36.4 °C
98 F
44.7 °C
112 F
34.6 °C
94 F
37 °C
99 F
44.3 °C
112 F
Maximum: 44.7 °C = 112 F
Average: 37.7 °C = 100 F
Power Supply (max.)  44 °C = 111 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.3 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 32.8 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 43.7 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 44.7 °C / 112 F, compared to the average of 33.7 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.1 °C / 77 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.6 % ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.5 % ∼100%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.5 % ∼100% 0%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
98.8 % ∼99% -1%
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59.1 % ∼59% -41%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.1 % ∼100% 0%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99 % ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
98.8 % ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
97.8 % ∼99% -1%
OnePlus Nord 2T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
65.9 % ∼66% -33%
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Samsung Galaxy M53 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø3.66 (3.62-3.67)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø3.81 (3.75-3.84)
Nothing Phone (1) Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø4.12 (4.09-4.14)
Motorola Edge 30 Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø4.57 (4.54-4.59)
OnePlus Nord 2T Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø7.7 (5.25-7.97)
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø13.1 (13.1-13.2)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø13.7 (13.7-13.7)
Nothing Phone (1) Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø15.3 (15.3-15.3)
Motorola Edge 30 Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø16.9 (16.8-17)
OnePlus Nord 2T Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1300, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø24.1 (16.4-27.7)

Speaker

The small mono speaker is located at the bottom edge of the phone; it produces a decent sound, and it even makes lower mids audible at times, while not exaggerating the high tones. Overall, it provides a decent volume and a fairly balanced sound that's quite suitable for listening to music from time to time.

Naturally, the speaker is usually unable to keep up with external headphones or speakers. These can be connected via USB-C or Bluetooth. When it comes to Bluetooth codecs, Samsung still has a hard time integrating the widely used aptX family. There's only basic support here, and the manufacturer relies instead on its own Scalable Codec.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2043.943.52534.535.53127.727.94028.532.65033.243.36326.327.98023.421.810022.522.812515.421.716014.633.420012.341.125013.346.931511.650.64007.554.350011.458.963015.26280014.767.9100011.873.312501271.8160010.374.120009.370.6250010.866.5315014.767.2400014.373.5500014.967.963001564.7800015.463.81000016.863.71250016.174160001761SPL25.982.1N0.749.7median 14.6median 63.8Delta28.937.638.534.835.532.630.237.135.742.839.932.727.722.927.420.232.717.936.815.943.912471150.513.456.51160.212.666.512.571.511.870.411.477.711.57610.577.39.973.510.671.911.972.212.865.713.964.214.465.215.266.21667.815.965.116.648.725.384.60.657.5median 12.6median 65.729.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy M53 5GMotorola Edge 30
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 45% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 66% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 27% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Motorola Edge 30 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 11% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 82% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 37% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 56% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life – It could be fully recharged faster

Energy consumption

The Galaxy Phone is quite frugal under load, but it's a bit more power-hungry than comparable phones in idle usage. This might also be due to the larger display, which probably doesn't have that much of an impact under higher load.

The phone can be charged at a maximum of 25 watts. That's a relatively weak charging performance, and charging times of almost 2 hours aren't uncommon. On the other hand, the OnePlus Nord 2T charges super fast at 80 watts, while Motorola still charges at 33 watts in this class.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1 / 1.4 / 1.8 Watt
Load midlight 4.2 / 6.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A53
5000 mAh
Nothing Phone (1)
4500 mAh
Motorola Edge 30
4020 mAh
OnePlus Nord 2T
4500 mAh
Average MediaTek Dimensity 900
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-4%
4%
9%
5%
-0%
-3%
Idle Minimum *
1
0.9
10%
1
-0%
0.9
10%
0.9
10%
0.97 ?(0.85 - 1.13, n=4)
3%
0.876 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=196, last 2 years)
12%
Idle Average *
1.4
1.3
7%
1.2
14%
1.2
14%
1.3
7%
1.655 ?(1.3 - 2.09, n=4)
-18%
1.604 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=196, last 2 years)
-15%
Idle Maximum *
1.8
1.6
11%
1.5
17%
1.5
17%
1.7
6%
1.87 ?(1.6 - 2.15, n=4)
-4%
1.807 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=196, last 2 years)
-0%
Load Average *
4.2
5.7
-36%
4.2
-0%
3.6
14%
4
5%
3.9 ?(3.19 - 4.5, n=4)
7%
4.34 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=196, last 2 years)
-3%
Load Maximum *
6.6
7.3
-11%
7.4
-12%
7.1
-8%
6.8
-3%
5.92 ?(4.83 - 6.6, n=4)
10%
7.17 ?(3.56 - 11.7, n=196, last 2 years)
-9%

* ... smaller is better

Energy consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

00.20.30.50.60.80.91.11.21.41.51.71.822.22.32.52.62.82.9Tooltip
: Ø2.73 (1.132-3.08)

Energy consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø4.72 (3.5-5.68)
; Idle 1min: Ø1.385 (1.097-2.05)

Battery life

A 5,000 mAh battery is actually not that usual in this price range; manufacturers generally go for 4,500 mAh or even weaker batteries here. The larger battery is especially remarkable in view of the Galaxy M53 5G's relatively low weight.

The Galaxy Phone can definitely profit from this, and it achieves a runtime of 16:28 hours in our Wi-Fi test, which suggests that it can run for two days without charging during normal use. The phone has an advantage in the other scenarios as well. Only under very high load is it unable to reach the first place in the comparison field.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
42h 43min
WiFi Websurfing
16h 28min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
23h 46min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 29min
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A53
5000 mAh
Nothing Phone (1)
4500 mAh
Motorola Edge 30
4020 mAh
OnePlus Nord 2T
4500 mAh
Battery Runtime
-11%
-16%
-26%
-11%
Reader / Idle
2563
2431
-5%
1813
-29%
1604
-37%
1936
-24%
H.264
1426
1146
-20%
1059
-26%
1002
-30%
1158
-19%
WiFi v1.3
988
886
-10%
926
-6%
638
-35%
949
-4%
Load
269
246
-9%
259
-4%
268
0%
279
4%

Pros

+ microSD slot
+ flexible camera system
+ good call quality
+ balanced speaker sound
+ smooth to use
+ up to 120 fps possible in some games
+ bright, color-accurate display

Cons

- poor positioning accuracy
- comparatively slow Wi-Fi
- PWM flickering
- unreliable update situation
- only a few Bluetooth codecs
- no charger included in the box

Verdict – Tracking issues are a clumsy mistake

In review: Samsung Galaxy M53 5G. Test device provided by:
In review: Samsung Galaxy M53 5G. Test device provided by:
notebooksbilliger.de

The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G is a relatively lightweight and yet quite large mid-range phone with a generous battery capacity. It can't entirely keep up with other phones in its price range in some areas, such as performance, storage speed, or fast charging technology.

In return, however, the price has already dropped considerably at the time of testing, and you get a microSD slot to expand storage space, a sturdy case, and a pretty flexible camera that takes decent photos. The display is also a real highlight: Bright and with accurate colors as you would expect from a Samsung OLED. However, it also uses PWM flickering, and this can't be mitigated by a DC dimming mode.

With the Galaxy M53 5G, Samsung offers a compelling mid-range phone with a great display and good battery life. However, the inaccurate positioning is irritating.

What isn't acceptable at all are the constant and significant deviations in terms of positioning. Even if you only want to use the smartphone for occasional navigation, we wouldn't recommend it in its current state. The fact that no charger is included can be regarded positively or negatively, depending on whether you already have one at home.

Let's take one more look at the alternatives: The OnePlus Nord 2T is faster in everyday use and when charging. At the time of writing, you can get it for around $400 on Amazon. The Motorola Edge 30 impresses with its fast storage and a bright as well as even slightly faster display.

Price and availability

The Samsung Galaxy M53 isn't officially available in the United States, but you can keep an eye on online stores like Amazon to see when the device pops up.

Samsung Galaxy M53 5G - 08/30/2022 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
83%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
95%
Connectivity
44 / 70 → 63%
Weight
90%
Battery
92%
Display
92%
Games Performance
40 / 64 → 63%
Application Performance
74 / 86 → 86%
Temperature
88%
Noise
100%
Audio
72 / 90 → 80%
Camera
66%
Average
77%
84%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2022-08- 8 (Update: 2022-08- 8)