By Juli Clover, MacRumors
Apple in March came out with the updated 2022 iPhone SE, a budget iPhone that’s equipped with 5G. Samsung also recently came out with its own budget 5G smartphone, the Galaxy A53 5G, so we thought we’d compare the two to see how they measure up.
In short, the A53 5G is offering up a better feature set, but it can’t match the iPhone SE in terms of lifespan and build quality.
On paper, the Galaxy A53 5G offers a wide suite of features that the iPhone can’t match. When it comes to the display, for example, the Galaxy A53 5G has a more modern edge-to-edge 6.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, while the iPhone SE is sporting a smaller 4.7-inch display with thick, outdated bezels. The display is bright, vibrant, and at 1080p, noticeably better than the iPhone SE display.
Samsung has also equipped its smartphone with an ultrasonic fingerprint reader that’s under the display and facial recognition, while the iPhone SE is using a standard Touch ID Home button, but Samsung’s ultrasonic fingerprint reader is slower and less accurate than Touch ID, and the facial recognition is not on the Face ID level.
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