Which one do you choose, iPhone SE 2022 or Samsung Galaxy A53 5G?

Uzone.id – Two heavy competitors for mid-range smartphones have launched in early 2022, iPhone SE 2022 on March 8 and Samsung Galaxy A53 5G on March 17, 2022.

These two smartphones are touted as fierce rivals as well as being superior to smartphones in the mid-range range.

With a price that is not much different, which smartphone is more divine? Samsung Galaxy A53 or iPhone SE 2022? Let’s see the explanation.

Screen and design

When it comes to design, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is arguably more modern than the iPhone SE 2022 which still sticks with their old school design, which is similar to the iPhone 8.

For the screen, the Galaxy A53 is equipped with a 6.5-inch screen, a punch-hole camera in front and also a very thin bezel. This smartphone is also equipped with a Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels and a high refresh rate of 120Hz.

While the iPhone SE 2022 has a smaller screen with a size of 4.7 inches, a physical home button, and thicker bezels at the top and bottom. The embedded screen is an LCD with a resolution of 1334×750 pixels with a refresh rate of 60Hz.

Also read: Official Galaxy A53 5G prices and specifications in Indonesia

iPhone SE 2022 is perfect for those of you who want a small smartphone, while the Galaxy A53 will be perfect for gaming, watching, and other activities because of the larger screen.


Apple pays for their old-school design with their latest processor, the Apple A15 Bionic which is also the brain of the current iPhone 13 series. The Galaxy A53 itself is equipped with an Exynos 1280 octa-core chip with 5nm fabrication.

The iPhone SE 2022 offers a flagship class processor while the Galaxy A53 itself comes with the latest processor in the mid-range class which is claimed to be the leading in its class.

Samsung offers storage options between 128GB and 256GB which can still be expanded with a microSD slot while the iPhone SE 3 only comes with 64GB of non-expandable memory. Users will need to pay more for models with 128GB and 256GB of memory.


When it comes to cameras, Samsung has brought a flagship camera to their mid-range smartphone with 4 rear cameras, namely a 64MP main camera, a 12MP ultrawide camera, a 5MP macro camera, and a 5MP depth camera.

How about the 2022 iPhone SE? Apple only embeds one camera on the back with a 12MP resolution. The iPhone SE 2022 has a camera that is claimed to be quite good in its class, but the A53 5G quad camera system is claimed to be more impressive.

The A53 also has a superior front camera with 32MP resolution and 4K video support, while the iPhone SE 3 has a 7MP front camera and can record 1080p Full HD videos at a maximum.


Larger battery power is the next advantage for the Galaxy A53 5G. Samsung pinned a 5000mAh battery which is claimed to last up to 2 days.

While Apple is shy about mentioning the battery capacity of the SE 3, it is said that this smartphone has a battery capacity of 1821mAh. From its claims, the SE 2022 can last up to 15 hours for video playback.

Also read: mocked by the ‘stale’ design, the iPhone SE 2022 is actually selling well

The Galaxy A53 5G comes with a 25W wired charging speed while the iPhone SE 3 has an 18W battery speed. Reportedly, only the iPhone SE 3 has wireless charging support.

iOS 15 and Android 12

Another difference of course is in the OS, the iPhone SE 2022 with the latest iOS, iOS 15 and the Samsung Galaxy A53 with the latest OS from Android, namely Android 12.

Both will be the choice of each user, if you like Android then the Galaxy A53 is the best choice. Meanwhile, if you are a big fan of iOS, then the iPhone SE 2022 is perfect for you.

Overall, the Galaxy A53 is quite impressive for a midrange smartphone. The A53 has a superior screen, a larger battery and memory and a more capable camera.

Meanwhile, the iPhone SE 3 is the perfect choice for iOS fans in a small body and at a lower price.

The iPhone SE 2022 is priced starting at USD 429 or around IDR 6.1 million, while the Galaxy A53 5G is priced in Indonesia with prices starting at IDR 5.9 million.

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