From capturing major events on video to noting down important work information and indulging in the odd selfie: many people buy a phone because they want a great camera. Add to that a few handy features (a battery life that lasts up to 2 days, IP67 rating for water and dust-resistance and additional protection from Gorilla Glass 5, and more) and you’ll understand why the Galaxy A33 5G and Galaxy A53 5G smartphones are extremely capable of impressing any tech-junkie. However, which one do you choose if you want to capture all your AWESOME experiences?
What’s the difference?
There aren’t a lot of differences between the Galaxy A33 5G and Galaxy A53 5G’s quad-camera system. Both devices pack the same punch as the Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72. The difference between the two lies in the megapixel rating for the respective cameras.
The Galaxy A33 5G features a 48MP Main camera (not bad for a mobile phone in its price class), an 8MP Ultra-wide camera, a 2MP Depth camera and 13MP Front camera – more-than-adequate for the day-to-day user looking to capture some memories. However, if you’re looking for something even more on a professional-level, you can take advantage of the Galaxy A53 5G’s 64MP Main camera (with VDIS technology) resolution to capture photos with more detail. The Galaxy A53 5G’s 12MP Ultra-wide camera, 5MP Depth camera and 32MP Front camera will also give you crisper, clearer shots and help you get closer to the details.
Then there’s the screen size and display: with a 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display and 120Hz refresh rate, this device gives you a silky smooth cinematic experience for capturing video, while the intelligent screen algorithm ensures you get the best view – even in difficult lighting. The A33 features a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display and 90Hz refresh rate – not as impressive as the Galaxy A53 5G, but still good for those wanting to share content with friends and family only.
What’s the same?
Here’s where the choice gets more challenging: Both smartphones take low lighting photography to the next level. Fueled by a brand new 5nm processor, AI-powered camera and Improved night mode, both devices automatically synthesizes up to 12 images at once, so night photos look bright, with less noise.
Both the Galaxy A33 5G and Galaxy A53 5G include Fun Mode, already loaded onto your phone. This means you can capture your funniest moments with Snapchat Lenses, which are updated regularly. With dual lenses for a depth camera also powered by AI, you can gently blur out the background with bokeh effects and highlight the details inside the frame. The video function on the Galaxy A33 5G and Galaxy A53 5G doesn’t disappoint either. Both feature OIS to record your videos more smoothly and captures finer details – even at night.
Samsung has taken affordability very seriously with these devices, aiming to make them more accessible. The Galaxy A33 5G is available at a recommended retail price of R6 999 and the Galaxy A53 5G for only R8 999.