Tecno Camon 19 Pro versus the Samsung Galaxy A53 which of these two smartphones should you buy? In this post, I will be comparing the all-new Tecno Camon 19 Pro here against the Samsung Galaxy a53.
Tecno Camon 19 Pro VS Samsung Galaxy A53 Price In Nigeria
Starting up with the price of both smartphones the Samsung Galaxy a53 right here costs about ₦230,000 while the Tecno Camon 19 Pro costs about ₦166,000. hold on, I know what’s going through your mind right now, you are probably wondering why I will be comparing a phone that is worth ₦230, 000 naira to a device that costs only ₦166,000.
Price and spec don’t tell the whole story about a device right now, I feel like the Camon 19 Pro is just a better device and offers more for a lot less. Make sure you Read to the end to find out why because I’ll be telling you in detail why I choose or why you should choose the Tecno Camon 19 Pro over the Samsung Galaxy a53.
As for design and build quality, both devices are made from plastic, and plastic is not a bad choice of material as long as the mid-range device is concerned. However, Tecno has found a way of making the plastic device look so desirable, unlike Samsung which made the Samsung Galaxy a53 look like an entry-level device even when it has a lot to offer. People will always say don’t judge a book by its cover, but let’s be honest here the first thing that will attract you to anything not only Gadget is its look, and for that, I have to give it to the Tecno Camon 19 Pro.
Tecno has been giving off premium devices back to back and the Camon 19 Pro right here is no exception. It looks and feels like a premium device which I love so much, another reason the Camon 19 Pro is more reasonable than the Samsung Galaxy F3 is the bundle of accessories it comes with. You get complete accessories out of the box whereas the Samsung device comes with just a USB cable and the phone itself. So you have to spend more after paying a high price to get the remaining accessories.
As for the external features, both the Camon 19 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy a53 come with basic input methods, both devices also come with the USB Type-C charging ports, a dual microphone, and a speaker Grille. The Tecno Camon 19 Pro device has a headphone jack which is missing on the Samsung Galaxy a53 device.
As for the fingerprint scanner, the Samsung Galaxy a53 uses an in-display fingerprint scanner while the Camon 19 Pro comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. As much as the Samsung Galaxy a53 has a more futuristic fingerprint scanner, it is not as fast as a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The Samsung Galaxy a53 comes with a 6.5 inches 1080p Super AMOLED display with a 120-hertz High refresh rate while the Tecno carbon 19 Pro comes with a 6.8 inches 1080p IPS LCD display with the same 120-hertz High Refreshment rate. There is no contest here, the Samsung Galaxy 53 display is a clear winner nothing beats an AMOLED display when it comes to the smartphone display. However, the Camon19 Pro display is actually the best IPS display I’ve ever used and if I don’t tell you it is not an AMOLED display you won’t believe it. Both are great in watching YouTube videos, browsing the web, and general media consumption. I have to give it to the Samsung Galaxy a53, it wins in the display aspect.
Another area the Samsung Galaxy a53 blows the carbon 19 Pro out of the way is the stereo speakers it comes with, not only does the a53 sounds louder it has the best audio I have heard from any mid-range device. The Camon 19 Pro Sounds tiny and lacks base when compared to the Samsung Galaxy A53. Samsung A53 is a clear winner here.
The Tecno Camon 19 Pro comes with a Mediatek Helio G96 octa-core processor paired with 8GB of RAM that is expandable to a whopping 13GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, while the Samsung Galaxy a53 on the other hand comes with Exynos 1280 processor paired with 6GB of RAM that can also be expandable up to 12GB and 128GB of internal storage. The Exynos 1280 chipset is a 5-nanometer processor which promises to be more power efficient while improving performance, the Halo g96 processor on the other hand is a 12-nanometer processor and it is beginning to show its age.
on the Antutu benchmark scores, the Samsung A53 delivered a score of 368117. Then on the geekbench score, the a53 delivered a single core score of 641 and a multi-core score of 1793 which is very impressive. On the geekbench score, the Camon19 Pro had a single core score of just 500 and a multi-core score of 1719, as you can see the numbers alone tells you that the Samsung Galaxy a53 should perform better when it comes to Performance right? well, numbers alone don’t tell the whole story.
The Samsung A53 is supposed to be the faster device here but it isn’t. When it comes to real-world performance the Camon 19 Pro is much better in every measurable way, the performance on the A53 is laggy, and everything is too slow, slower than anything I have used in the past months, it is very buggy and it lacks a lot. However, it has the potential of getting better through a software update. For now, the A53 is not a device you want to buy if performance is your main concern
Software & UI
Both smartphones come with a custom skin running on Android 12. Samsung A53 UI is very clean with minimal bloatware, the Camon 19 Pro on the other hand is very okay and stable but definitely not as polished as Samsung A53 UI. Tecno HiOS has come a long way but it still comes with so many pre-installed apps also known as bloatware.
The Tecno Camon 19 Pro comes with a 64 megapixels main camera, a 2 Megapixels depth sensor, and a 50 megapixels optical zoom lens then the A53 on the other hand comes with a 64 megapixels main sensor as well as a 12-megapixel Ultra-wide lens, a 5 megapixels macro and another 5-megapixel step sensor. For selfies both smartphone comes with a 32 megapixels camera, images coming from both smartphones are excellent. Both devices capture good-looking daylight images with a satisfactory amount of detail, and I can’t say one is better than the other, however, the Samsung images are more saturated than the Tecno.
Both phones produce Punchy looking images, but I am very sure a lot of people will choose the A53 image because of how saturated they look. This can very well boil down to personal preference, some people might prefer the close to real-life-looking images of the Tecno device. when it comes to details, the Tecno device and the Samsung Galaxy A53 Device perform very well, they have a decent amount of detail, especially when taking in a properly lit environment.
For portrait, this is where the 50-megapixel zoom lens on the Camon 19 Pro shines. It has good Edge detection and the dynamic range is on point. Apart from the high saturation level on the A53 images, I will say that the portrait image on the Camon 19 Pro is much better. I prefer the skin tone on the camera 19 Pro Image and it does a pretty decent job of separating the subject from the background. The A53 portrait image is great too but I prefer the natural look of the Camon 19 Pro Image. As for selfies, both devices perform very well and I love the details produced by both smartphones. However, the Samsung device is slightly better with skin tone and overall color reproduction, but don’t get me wrong the selfie image on the Tecno device is great and I love how it handles exposure, I love how everything is well exposed and detailed.
But if you like more saturated images the Samsung Galaxy A53 is the way to go. The portrait selfie is a tie for me because both images look great with good Edge detection. Night mode is where the Camon 19 Pro really shines again, the camera 19 Pro Image is a lot brighter carries more details and has good colors. The night image on the A53 looks good but obviously not as good as a Camon 19 Pro Image.
Coming to the battery Department, both the Camon 19 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy A53 comes with a 5000 mAh battery, both can comfortably last the entire day on a single charge. However when it comes to charging, the Camon 19 Pro comes with a 33-watt charger that can charge the device from 0 to 100 in just one hour and 10 minutes.
Right now this particular topic has become sad news for the Samsung Galaxy A53 because it doesn’t come with the charger out of the box, you have to pay extra to get a compatible charger which adds extra cost to the already expensive device. The Galaxy A53 supports up to 25 watts of fast charging and if you’re able to get a compatible fast charger it will take you about 2 hours plus to charge from zero to 100 percent. At this point, you already know the winner and which device to get right.
In conclusion, both smartphones are great and I love both devices, however, I feel like the Tecno Camon 19 Pro offers more for Less not only is it faster than the Samsung Galaxy a53 performance wise it has a very good camera best looking device out of the two comes with complete accessories and above all it costs less. But now here’s the turning point for me, if you love most saturated images, excellent speaker, and prefer an AMOLED display over an IPS display then the Samsung Galaxy a53 is a device you should choose and that’s the only few reasons I will ever recommend it but if you want the best overall device that is very good for gaming, has excellent performance comes with all accessories in the Box, a device with the most premium feel, then I highly recommend the Tecno Camon 19 Pro. In that case, the winner of this comparison is the Tecno Camon 19 Pro.