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Get the Samsung A53 5G for under $50 a month: Here’s how


You'll get free Galaxy Buds 2 with your new A53 if you pre-order now.

Samsung has finally pulled the curtain on its newest smartphone that many are calling a mid-range powerhouse. It is priced at a cool $699 for 128GB capacity.

The phone giant is flexing its muscles by giving the A53 5G a 6.5-inch screen, a Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 2-day battery life and 25W super-fast charging capabilities.

You can either buy the phone outright or pre-order through Telstra, Optus and Vodafone if you'd prefer to get on a phone plan over 12, 24 or 36 months.

  • Get the A53 5G from Telstra from $74.41 per month
  • Get the A53 5G from Optus from $64.40 per month
  • Get the A53 5G from Vodafone from $58.86 per month
  • Get the A53 5G from Woolworths Mobile from $46 per month
  • Good to know: You'll get a free pair of Galaxy Buds 2 whether you order from Samsung itself, Amazon or from one of the telcos.

Fancy getting it outright instead? Pre-order through Amazon and you'll get the phone for its RRP starting at $699 plus a free pair of Buds 2.

The phone comes in 2 colours: black and blue. Deliveries for the A53 5G start from 1 April 2022.

The cheapest way to get the A53 5G on a phone plan

If you're looking to pay the bare minimum each month, signing up to a Woolworths Mobile plan is your best bet. You can pair the A53 with the cheapest mobile plan from Woolies ($25 for 22GB) and end up paying:

  • $46 a month over 36 months
  • $56.50 a month over 24 months

Signing up with Woolies means you also get the following:

  • 10% off your grocery shop once a month
  • Access to parts of the Telstra 4G network covering 98.8% of Aussies
  • Data banking up to 500GB

Vodafone A53 5G plans

Don't want to break your bank but would rather go with a big telco that offers 5G instead? If that's the case, then Vodafone is your best bet.

We've paired the A53 5G with Vodafone's cheapest mobile plan ($40 a month for 80GB – limited time offer until 31 March) so you get an idea of what you'll be paying.

  • $58.86 a month over 36 months
  • $68.29 a month over 24 months
  • $96.58 a month over 12 months

Signing up with Vodafone will give you:

  • 5G access if you get coverage in your area
  • Infinite data – your speeds will be capped at 2Mbps once you've used up your data allowance
  • 3 months of Amazon Music Unlimited

Telstra A53 5G plans

Telstra may charge more for its plans but you do get the best 4G and 5G network coverage in Australia in return.

If this is important to you, then signing up to Telstra could be a good option. The minimum you're looking to pay per month when you pair the A53 5G with its cheapest mobile plan ($55 per month for 40GB) is:

  • $74.41 a month over 36 months
  • $84.12 a month over 24 months
  • $113.25 a month over 12 months

If you're after big data, Telstra is also running a promo on its Extra Large plan. You get 180GB for $65 per month for the first 12 months before the price reverts back to $115.

If Telstra seems to hit your sweet spot, you can also expect some more benefits, such as:

  • 5G access (on the Medium plan and above)
  • No excess data charges – your speeds get capped at 1.5Mbps once you've chewed through your monthly allowance
  • Data-free streaming of live sport
  • Data sharing with up to 10 upfront mobile or data services linked to the same account
  • Unlimited international texts to all countries and at least 30 minutes of free calls

Optus A53 5G plans

Alternatively, you can go with Optus. Its plans are slightly more expensive than Vodafone but cheaper than Telstra.

We've paired the A53 5G with Optus's cheapest mobile plan ($45 for 20GB) to give you an idea of how much you might have to pay.

  • $64.40 a month over 36 months
  • $74.10 a month over 24 months
  • $103.20 a month over 12 months

Optus is also running a promo on its 500GB plan that'll cost you $65 a month for the first 12 months instead of the usual $115. It's a similar offer to Telstra, but with way more data.

Perks of signing up to an Optus plan include the following:

  • 5G network access across all postpaid plans
  • Access to Optus Sport and OS Fitness
  • Endless data – your speeds get capped at 1.5Mbps once you've used up your monthly data allowance
  • Option to connect digitally to an eSIM (new customers only)
  • Data sharing across eligible plans linked to the same account
  • Unlimited international calls and texts to 25 countries (on the Medium plan and above)

Trade-in offers will also help you save more money on the A53

You can also save money by trading in an eligible phone in good working condition via Samsung, Telstra, Optus or Vodafone.

You could get anywhere between $90 and $1,000 in credit or discount depending on your phone model and its current condition.

Looking for a new Samsung? Check out the full announcement of the Samsung A series here.

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