Samsung Galaxy A53 vs. S21 FE: Which value phone is the real value?
If you're looking for a great Samsung phone that doesn't cost as much as a flagship device like a Galaxy S22+ (opens in new tab), the Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy S21 FE are great choices. Both the Galaxy A53 5G (opens in new tab) and Galaxy S21 FE (opens in new tab) are unmistakably modern Samsung devices on the outside. Both phones sport a polycarbonate back with a powdery matte finish. Where we differ in our opinion is with the flat sides of the Galaxy A53 5G. Samsung outfitted the Galaxy A53 5G with a slightly larger display — that's 6.
That massive gulf in performance is going to make the biggest difference for power users and mobile gamers, who are going to be the most pleased with the faster phone — the Galaxy S21 FE. But all that extra horsepower might not be the thing for you, especially if you value battery life above all else. At the end of a single day, you're absolutely going to need to charge the Galaxy S21 FE in order to use the phone again the next day. Here's an area where the spec sheet doesn't give the full picture. However, in the case of cameras especially, numbers don't mean very much.
The Galaxy S21 FE also has a much more powerful processor — double the speed, roughly, of the Galaxy A53 5G's processor — which is used for computational photography and smoothing out video during recording. The Galaxy S21 FE also has a 3X telephoto lens which helps keep things clear when zooming in. Both the Samsung Galaxy A53 and Galaxy S21 FE offer the "value phone" proposition, but only one actually comes across feeling like a truly amazing value. Technically, the Galaxy S21 FE is the better phone by nearly all measurements, but the considerably higher price makes it harder to recommend — especially when the Galaxy S22 is just $100 more and can often be found for less from Samsung or a carrier like Verizon, T-Mobile, or AT&T. Samsung's A-series has gotten better and better over the years, and this year's Galaxy A53 5G is the best one yet.
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