Samsung Galaxy M53: A lightweight phone with one big flaw
When Samsung creates a mid-range phone, you usually get a nice and sturdy case, a great display, but often also a configuration that can't fully keep up with the competition.
This is also the case with the Galaxy M53 5G, as it offers slightly less performance, slightly slower charging speeds, and an uncertain update landscape. Competitors like the OnePlus Nord 2T or the Motorola Edge 30 do a better job here.
Of course, the Samsung Galaxy M53 5G is currently available for much less than its MSRP. But the competitors' prices have already dropped as well.
Naturally, the Galaxy phone also has its advantages: The bright and color-accurate OLED display is fabulous, the speaker sounds good, the call quality convinced us in the test, and 120 fps gaming is definitely possible according to our benchmarks. There's also a microSD reader, something that many other manufacturers no longer include.
Two very important points should still be mentioned, though, since they're pretty important for a purchase decision:
- The Galaxy M53 5G's display flickers due to PWM, so those who are sensitive to this should try the phone first before buying, especially when it comes to low display brightness levels.
- In addition, the Samsung phone isn't convincing at all in our positioning test: Most of the time, it's next to the path we're taking, and it barely even tracks our route adequately. So the phone is currently unfit to be used as a navigation system. Hopefully, Samsung will be able to improve this via a software update.