Samsung’s ‘A’ series is one of the hot-selling mid-range smartphones in the market today. In the ‘A’ series line-up there are a whole lot of models among which the company recently introduced the Galaxy A33 5G, A53 5G and A73 5G. The Galaxy A73 5G 8/256GB is available at Rs 72,999 and in grey, mint and white colours. Meanwhile, the Galaxy A53 and the A33 5G 8/128GB are available at Rs 55,999 and Rs 46,999 respectively and in black, blue and peach colours. We were recently able to get our hands on all three devices and here is our take on them.
The A73 5G is the largest and most expensive smartphone in the A-series line-up with some features that are more high-end as compared to other Samsung mid-range devices. The smartphone sports a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus 120 Hz display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. Protecting the display is the Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The huge display with thin bezels looks top-notch. The HDR supported display produces deep black and vibrant colours making the contents look awesome. Adding to the wow factor of the display is the 120 Hz display which makes scrolling through the pages smooth and fun.
Talking about the design, all three look the same from the back. The only way one can notice the difference is through the size. Although there is no glass used on the rear, the matt polycarbonate feels and looks premium. The glossy finish on the side rails adds to the premiumness of the device. The flushed camera hump gives it a sleek look. The right edge houses both volume rockers and power button whereas the left side is left clean. On the top you will locate a SIM tray and a secondary microphone whereas the bottom edge has a Type-C charging port, speaker and microphone.
The 6nm Snapdragon 778G chipset on the Samsung A73 feels smooth and reliable. The octa-core processor performs well without any lags or stutters even while multi-tasking. The 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage is more than adequate for normal usage. Although the phone handles heavy games like PUBG quite well, it tends to warm up a little. A73 5G feels the smoothest and fastest amongst all the three models. The smartphone is also featured with an in-display fingerprint sensor which is fast and reliable.
The A73 5G sports a quad rear camera: an 108 MP main sensor with f/1.8 aperture supporting OIS, an ultrawide 12 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and two 5 MP sensors with f/2.4 for macro and depth. The main wide camera takes good pictures with decent colour contrast and details. The image seems to be sharp and natural. Although sometimes it struggles in low light conditions, the night mode feature will come in handy. The camera also has super slow-motion, slow-motion, food, panorama, pro, single-take, and portrait modes. Upfront, the hole punch 32 MP selfie camera takes awesome pictures in day light and the selfies have decent details.
Packed with a 5000 mAh battery, the A73 5G has great battery life. The battery lasts more than a day even while heavily using it at 120 Hz refresh rate. The phone also supports 25W fast charging which charges the device within two hours.
The A53 is the middle segment among the three models. On the front the smartphone features a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED 120 Hz display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. Like it’s bigger sibling, the display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The colours on the screen are quite vibrant but not as much as the A73. However, to make things up Samsung has given the A53 the same smooth running 120 Hz display. As we talked earlier regarding the design, everything is almost the same except for the SIM tray which is placed at the bottom.
The Galaxy A53 is powered by Exynos 1280 chipset paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM. The octa-core processor provides seamless web surfing, social media surfing, multi-tasking, video playback, and more. You can play some light games on it whereas higher graphic games like Asphalt 9 can feel slaggy at times.
You will also find a quad camera setup on the A53. For the main sensor, the device sports a 64 MP, f/1.8 aperture camera with OIS which captures detailed pictures with accurate colours and great dynamic range. The colour contrast on the picture taken from this device looked better than the A73. Rest of the ultrawide, macro and depth sensors are carried over from its bigger sibling. The selfie camera is also the same 32 MP sensor which takes very similar pictures.
The Samsung Galaxy A33 is the smallest and most affordable amongst the three models. Although it looks very similar from the back and sides, the major difference is in the front which has a tear drop notch and a noticeable chin. The 6.4-inch Super AMOLED 1080p display seems really similar to the A53, however, it has a slightly lower 90 Hz refresh rate. Protection is still done by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The Exynos 1280 chipset, 8 GB RAM and 128 GB ROM configuration are also carried over from the A53 giving the A33 the same level of performance. The in-display fingerprint sensor is also as fast and reliable as its biggest sibling, the A73.
The A33 5G also has four cameras on the rear end. A 48 MP primary lens, 8 MP ultrawide lens, 5 MP depth sensor, and a 2 MP macro lens. The pictures from the main lens look decent and have adequate details for social media posts and the OIS helps to stabilise the pictures or videos if you have shaky hands.
The 5000 mAh battery lasts the most on the A33 as it has the smallest display and lower 90Hz refresh rate. The device can easily last more than a day even with heavy use. This model supports 25 W charging which matches the Galaxy A73.
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