The Galaxy A53 5G comes with decent specifications at an affordable price, but will you get a free charger when buying Samsung's new phone?By Shikhar MehrotraPublishedShareTweetEmail
Samsung just launched the Galaxy A53 5G as a capable yet affordable smartphone - but does it come with a charger? For a $450 smartphone, the Galaxy A53 5G features decent specifications. For instance, the smartphone offers a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display that supports a refresh rate of 120Hz, and runs on the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 which will enable a lot of customization options. It also comes loaded with a quad-rear camera system that's spearheaded by a 64MP primary sensor (with OIS).
The biggest change in the series is Samsung's return to the Exynos series of processors as the Galaxy A53 5G is powered by an Exynos 1280 SoC. Then there's the 5,000 mAh battery that can keep the smartphone powered for up to two days when used moderately. Additionally, the smartphone has an IP67 rating (up to 1 meter for 30 minutes) which protects it against accidental spills or drops. Overall, the Galaxy A53 5G looks like a complete package that's not a big burden on the pocket.SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY
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Although the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is a mid-tier smartphone, it follows in the trend led by flagship smartphones. Just like the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S22, the Galaxy A53 5G does not come with a charger. Along with the smartphone, customers will get a Type-A to Type-C cable, a SIM ejector tool, and various guides. However, that's it. While the lack of a power adapter in the Galaxy A53 5G's might be disappointing for some shoppers, it looks like Samsung plans to remove the in-box charger from all Galaxy A-series devices. The most affordable 5G smartphone from the company, the Galaxy A13 5G, does not come with a free charger either.
The official Galaxy A53 5G press release says, "building on Samsung's sustainability efforts, the Galaxy A series removes the charger plug and reduces the size of the packaging." Removing the charger from Galaxy A53 5G can have three direct outcomes which are beneficial to the environment. First, the company will ship fewer items that are non-biodegradable and might end up in a waste pit. Secondly, it reduces the size of the Galaxy A53 5G's box which enables the company to transport more units at once, saving fuel in the process. A smaller box also typically requires less packaging material, which ultimately saves paper and other materials that comes from natural resources.
Removing the charger from the box can also reduce the cost of a smartphone as well. The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is priced at $449.99, which might suggest that the company is working with a tighter profit margin, making the selling of chargers to customers a potentially additional way to earn revenue. For reference, the Galaxy A53 5G does support 25W fast charging and Samsung's 25W USB-C Fast Wall Charger comes in at $34.99. However, it is worth being aware that the Galaxy A53 5G comes with a Type-A to Type-C cable in the box, while the fast charger mentioned has a Type-C output. Either way, buying the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G might cost around $490, if also in need of a charger and possibly a new cable.
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