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Comparison: Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Vs OnePlus Nord 2 5G

What’s the difference?

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A lot of mid-range smartphones have been launching in India these days. Samsung also refreshed its A-Series portfolio with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G in the Indian market. The Exynos 1280 SoC powers the device, which has a quad rear camera setup. In addition, the handset has an IP67 rating and a 120Hz refresh rate display. with these high-end specs, the device directly competes with the OnePlus Nord 2 5G which was launched last year. A detailed comparison of the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Vs OnePlus Nord 2 5G is provided below to help you understand the differences and decide which to purchase.

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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: 6.5-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity O display

OnePlus Nord 2 5G: 6.43-inch full-HD+ Fluid AMOLED display

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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: Exynos 1280 SoC

OnePlus Nord 2 5G: MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI SoC

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Rear camera(s)

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G:A quad rear camera setup that includes a 64MP main sensor with OIS, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, a 5MP depth sensor, and a 5MP macro lens.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G: Triple rear camera set-up that includes a 50-megapixel IMX766 primary sensor with OIS. In addition, there is an 8-megapixel secondary sensor and a 2-megapixel tertiary sensor

Selfie camera

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: 32MP front-facing camera

OnePlus Nord 2 5G: 32-megapixel selfie camera

RAM and storage

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage

OnePlus Nord 2 5G: 6GB RAM with 128GB/ 8GB RAM with 128GB/ 12GB RAM with 256GB


Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: 5,000mAh battery

OnePlus Nord 2 5G: 4,500mAh battery

Operating system

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: OneUI 4.1 on top of Android 12

OnePlus Nord 2 5G: OxygenOS 11.3 based on top of Android 11

Starting Price

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: Rs 34,499

OnePlus Nord 2 5G: Rs 27,999

Our verdict

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G appears similar to its predecessor, the A52, but the camera bump appears more refined this time, making it appear more modern, which we preferred. For the price, the A53 offers high-end features that elevate it to the status of a premium device, such as a bezel-less Super AMOLED edge-to-edge display with 120Hz refresh rate support. Nord, on the other hand, has a smaller AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 90Hz.

In terms of predecessors, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is powered by the Exynos 1280 SoC, which makes it faster than the Nord 2, which is equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G. In terms of optics, the Galaxy A53 has an advantage over the Nord 2 thanks to a 64MP quad-camera setup with an additional depth sensor for portrait capture, which the competitor lacks. In terms of software, we prefer cutter free Samsung’s OneUI because it is more user friendly and the best Android skin available. The phone also runs the most recent Android 12 operating system.

Similarly, OxygenOS for OnePlus phones is comparable, but Samsung once again takes the lead by providing four years of major Android update support and five years of security updates, whereas OnePlus only includes two years of core Android updates. On the battery front, the A53 has a 5,000mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging, whereas the Nord 2 has a 4500mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging.

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is undeniably a feature-rich device, but it is also quite pricey, whereas OnePlus has a pricing advantage over the Galaxy A53. As a result, the outcome is a tie.

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Komila Singh
Komila Singh
Komila is one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.
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