Weekly poll results: Galaxy M53 does not impress

It has been over a week since the announcement and we finally have a price for the Samsung Galaxy M53 – 520 € normal price, but there will be a special 50 € discount until 2 May. The phone will be available on Samsung.com, Amazon Spain and PC Componentes on Monday.

Europe will not get the Galaxy A73, which is the closest to the M53 in the A-series. The Galaxy A53 is smaller (6.5 ”vs. 6.7”) and lacks the 108 MP main camera of the other two. However, it has some advantages over the M-phone and is cheaper at 450 € (in Spain). For reference, the Galaxy A52s was € 340 on Samsung.com (now sold out), but can still be found for a little less in other stores. There is also the M52 for € 320 and the M33 for € 360.

Samsung Galaxy M53 5G in blue
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G in green
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G in brown

Samsung Galaxy M53 5G in blue, green and brown

In last week’s poll, many showed some interest in the Galaxy M53, conditioned by a competitive price. Do you think € 470 is competitive? What about € 520?

Quite a few people think that the Galaxy A73 and A53 are better than the M53, and we suspect that the price will push fence guards towards an A-series model. Why prefer them over an M-Series phone?

Well, the A-Series gets better software support – 4 OS updates and 5 years of security fixes, while the M-Series only gets 3 OS updates and 4 years of patches. It’s still better than most Android phones out there, yet it does mean that a year old Galaxy A phone is on par with a current M-series phone.

Weekly poll results: Galaxy M53 does not impress, its high price can make things worse

Other complaints that we saw in the comments are that Samsung removed the OIS from the 108MP camera even though the A73 had it. The A-Series models are also rated for IP67 dust and water resistance, the M53 has no official resistance rating. The Galaxy M51 stood out with a massive 7,000 mAh battery, but the M52 and M53 went down to 5,000 mAh – the massive battery was a real plus for some.

Maybe Samsung will bring the Galaxy A73 to Europe later. Maybe Galaxy M53 will be cheaper in other regions. However, it is just maybe.

Have you changed your mind about the Samsung Galaxy M53?