Galaxy A53 vs Poco X5; Which midrange is better?
The price of smartphones has increased significantly these days, as a result, it has become a bit difficult to find a phone with a reasonable price and acceptable technical specifications. do. However, there are still mid-range phones in the market that, although their prices have increased compared to before, are significantly cheaper than the flagships and at the same time offer good hardware specifications. Two models of these phones are Galaxy A53 and Xiaomi Poco X5, in this article we are going to compare them to see which one is more worth buying compared to the other. Stay tuned.Galaxy A53 vs Poco X5
Samsung and Xiaomi have taken two completely different procedures in releasing their phones to the market. Since last year, the Korean company has decided to remove all the accessories of a phone except for a charger cable from its box, and unlike before, when this policy only included flagships, now the mid-range phones of this company go to the market without a charger or a simple jelly case. Galaxy A53 is no exception to this rule and does not have any charger or frame inside its box.
On On the other hand, we have a representative of Xiaomi who not only carries a regular gel case, but also a 33-watt fast charger, so that the user no longer has to pay a separate fee for the charger in addition to the cost of the phone itself. Inside the box of none of these two phones, as expected, there is no news of hands-free, while the representative of Xiaomi uses a 3.5 mm headphone jack, but this feature is not present in the Samsung Galaxy.
We start the design comparison with the Galaxy A53 5G. If you have used the Galaxy A52 or A52s, the A53 will not feel strange to you. The back panel of this phone is designed matte and the cameras are located in a module that is a part of the back panel and is slightly raised. Also, Samsung's choice of color is such that the appearance of the phone has become significantly more attractive. On the front panel, we see the selfie camera in the form of a hole, which gives the phone a modern and beautiful look. Samsung has also slightly reduced the edges around the screen in the design of this phone so that now compared to the previous generation, the ratio of panel to body is 85.4% (about 1%).
On the other hand, Xiaomi Poco X5 uses a completely different design on the back panel. A small camera hole can be seen on the front bridge, which is surrounded by a screen with very small margins (panel-to-body ratio of 85%), which makes the Poco X5 better than the Galaxy A53. The back panel of this phone, unlike the one used in the Galaxy A53, is not completely matte and has a transparent state, but not so much that it absorbs fingerprints or you can see yourself inside it like a mirror. What attracts the attention of the viewer on the back panel at the first glance is the camera module, which occupies a huge part of the upper part of the back panel.
Both phones are made of plastic and there is no mention of aluminum or glass in their construction, but Samsung has equipped its representative with the IP67 waterproof and dustproof standard and this That is, if you unintentionally exposed the phone to water, you should not worry because no water will enter it for 30 minutes up to a depth of 1 meter. On the other hand, the representative of Xiaomi uses the IP53 waterproof and dustproof standard, which means that the phone has good resistance against rain drops and such wetness. In addition, thanks to the use of Gorilla Glass 5 on the screen of the Galaxy A53, this phone is more resistant to scratches and scratches than the competitor that uses the Gorilla Glass 3 coating. It is smaller than its competitor; But on the other hand, it is 0.1 mm thicker. However, Samsung has considered the width and height of the phone to be 74.8 x 159.6 mm. Meanwhile, the representative of Xiaomi is 8 mm thick, and its width and height are 76.2 and 165.9 mm, respectively. The interesting thing is that despite the size difference of 0.17 inches, the weight of both phones is exactly the same (189 grams). As a result, if you have small hands, you may like the Galaxy A53 more, but in general, there is no significant difference in this section between the two products, and by purchasing each of them, you will experience great pleasure from holding them.
On the right frame of Galaxy A53, we can see the installation of all its hardware keys, i.e. power and volume control keys, which are exactly the same in Poco X5. They are installed right. But in the lower frame, the first speaker of the Galaxy A53, the charger port and the SIM card can be seen. In the upper frame, only a very small hole can be seen, which acts as a second microphone to eliminate noise. Since this phone uses a stereo system, it should have another speaker, which it is, but this speaker, like many Samsung phones, is placed at the top of the display panel and balances well with the bottom speaker when playing audio content. .
Poco X5 has almost the same design. The speaker plus the charger port and a microphone on the bottom panel, 3.4 mm headphone jack, noise canceling microphone and speaker on the upper frame, and volume and power control keys are also installed on the right side of the phone. The SIM card port can be seen on the left side of the frame.
As We mentioned in the design section, the size of the two phones are almost similar. But the Poco X5 uses a 6.67-inch screen, and the Galaxy A53 has a 6.5-inch screen. This is the reason that the representative of Xiaomi is almost 6 mm larger and 1.4 mm wider than the competitor, which are not noticeable in the real world.
In terms of display quality, Poco X5 has a FHD+ panel. OLED is equipped with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The pixel density in this panel reaches 395 pixels per inch. With a maximum brightness of 728 nits outdoors and 456 nits when adaptive mode is disabled, this display has the quality and brightness to satisfy you in various lighting conditions.
Galaxy A53 performs exactly the same as its competitor in terms of panel quality and even their aspect ratio is the same (20:9). But the pixel density of the Samsung representative is 405 pixels per inch, which does not show this difference compared to 395 pixels, and in practice, you will get a quality that will satisfy you from both screens. This panel reaches the brightness of 830 nits in outdoor mode, which is great, and in normal mode, this amount is 427 nits. As a result, you will probably see better readability from the Samsung Galaxy panel under direct sunlight.
In the refresh rate section, both phones finally support 120 Hz. In both phones, when you set the refresh rate to 120 Hz, it shows you the same rate in all conditions; Even if you're looking at a picture, this plays a big role in draining energy faster. Of course, these two phones automatically switch to 60 Hz only in apps such as the camera and Google Maps refresh rate, which do not support a refresh rate higher than 60. If you watch a lot of videos, it is recommended to set the refresh rate to 60 Hz on both phones.
Both phones have the same hardware in terms of battery. This means that as a power source, we see a 5000 mAh battery that has a very good performance in maintaining the charge. Since both phones are almost similar in terms of size and display standards, as a result, at least on paper, it is unlikely that the two phones have any special differences.
Galaxy A53 and Xiaomi Poco X5 in practice. In terms of charging rate, they perform very well and are almost equal. You can see their battery life in practice in the table below; Where the Poco X5 was able to easily surpass the A53 in two sections without any problems, but it could not beat the representative of Samsung in one section, although the difference is not so big as to be impressive. hours and 11 minutes 38 hours and 56 minutes web browsing 12 hours and 43 minutes 12 hours video playback 19 hours and 58 minutes 21 hours and 16 minutes
Note that all the video tests were done in 60 Hz mode, but in web surfing, the refresh rate of the phone was at maximum mode, which, however, the representative of Xiaomi was able to last well.
Galaxy A53 charger speed test and Poco X5
In terms of charger, the superiority is completely with Poco X5. Not only is the charger supported by this phone faster than the one supported by the Galaxy A53 (33W), but you can access it in the box without having to buy it separately. Meanwhile, you have to spend almost 1 million tomans or even more to buy a 25-watt Galaxy A53 charger. Although 33W and 25W are not much different in terms of speed, but in practice this difference has a significant effect, which you can see in the table below the numbers and figures of these two phones. Charger speed 25 W 33 W Charging rate in 30 minutes 45% 63% Full charge 1 hour and 24 minutes 1 hour and 6 minutes
Galaxy A53 speaker test with Poco X5
Poco X5 does not have a stereo speaker and is one of the few Xiaomi phones that only has one speaker inside. Meanwhile, Galaxy A53 from the speaker It uses a hybrid stereo. However, the sound quality coming out of the Samsung representative is not so high that we want to say that the A53 is excellent in this regard. Poco X5 has exactly the same situation; It cannot be said that it is in a very good condition compared to the competitor, but nevertheless, in the tests conducted, it got a score almost close to A53 (slightly weaker). Of course, it is suggested to use hands-free for a better understanding.
Software and Hardware
On the software front, both phones are really great. Galaxy A53 uses Android 12 with One UI 4.1 interface, which is fast, optimized, and so rich in software features that you will not feel any shortage while using the phone. Of course, compared to Samsung's flagships, this phone definitely has fewer software features, but still, there are so many of these features that you won't be disappointed. prefer it to other phones, its 4-year software support, while Xiaomi does not have a very specific policy in the field of Poco X5 update. However, it seems that you should expect to receive an Android update for this phone in two years. The representative of Xiaomi also uses the MIUI 13 interface based on Android 12, which is also a wonderful interface with many features and functions.
Both phones have many customization features that allow you to change the phone according to your taste. Of course, in Android 12, Samsung has significantly increased the amount of changes you can make in its phones, so that it can be said that it provides you with more possibilities than Xiaomi in this regard.
The same situation in terms of hardware It seems to be better for Galaxy A53. This phone uses the Exynos 1280 processor as its beating heart, which is a 4nm chip with eight cores; Two Cortex-A78 cores with a frequency of 2.4 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores with a frequency of 2 GHz. Mali-G68 plays a role as a graphic processor, which has a very good performance in performing graphic and heavy tasks.
Snapdragon 695 is the processor that handles processing activities in Poco X5. This processor uses 8 cores, including two Cortex-A78 cores with a frequency of 2.2 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores with a frequency of 1.7 GHz. This means that although both chips have similar cores, in terms of frequency, the advantage is for the Samsung processor. Of course, we can see in practice that the tests related to graphics were associated with the superiority of Mali-G68 over Adreno 619. However, you can see the results of the tests conducted on these phones below.Phone name Galaxy A53 Xiaomi Poco X5 GeekBench 5 (single and multi-core) 743 single-core/1891 multiple Core 693 single core/2088 multi core AnTuTu 9 379313 400895 GFX Aztek ES 3.1 High 15 11 GFX Aztek Vulkan High 15 strong> 12 GFX Car Chase ES 3.1 19 19 GFX Manhattan ES 3.1 35 30 3DMark Wild Life Vulkan 1.1 2292 1211
In terms of stability, both phones were able to perform show very good performance and in heavy tests, they maintained their good performance even after a long period of time. , Galaxy A53 and Poco X5 are not significantly different. As a result, the only part that can make the difference between them is the camera. One of the most important parts that is especially important when buying a phone. The Galaxy A53 has a 64-megapixel main camera, which is accompanied by a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera and two 5-megapixel macro and depth sensors. On the other hand, Poco X5 has a 48-megapixel main camera, which is accompanied by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The images captured below can give you a good idea of which phone performs better in capturing images. Of course, Galaxy has two advantages here, one of which is the benefit of optical stabilization and the other is the possibility of recording 4K video; Two very decisive functions that are not present in the Poco X5 phone.
Ultra Wide Camera
Galaxy A53 vs Xiaomi Poco X5; Conclusion
In general, the performance of both phones seems to be excellent in different departments. As a result, you can safely purchase one of them without worrying about losing anything. Of course, the Galaxy A53 has a noticeable advantage compared to the competition, and that is 4-year software support and 5-year security, which means that you can safely receive new software and security features for several years. Also, in terms of camera quality, thanks to the possibility of 4K video recording and optical image stabilization, Galaxy has the upper hand. To all these advantages, we must add the build quality so that the Galaxy A53 is a more valuable phone to buy. However, do not forget that you have to spend a significant amount for its charger. A case that can make the strengths of this phone look less important compared to Poco X5.
Strengths of Galaxy A53
- Beautiful design with standard IP67 waterproof and dustproof
- High-quality AMOLED display with 120 Hz refresh rate
- Long battery life
- User interface and operating system with many features
- High quality of the main camera, especially thanks to the optical stabilizer
- 4K video recording capability with all cameras with digital zoom
Galaxy A53 weaknesses
- High price compared to some competitors
- No charger in the box
- No support for 3.5mm jack
- Video stabilizer only works in 1080p resolution