I just got a new A53 5G. I'm finding the performance appropriate for the price and positioning of the phone. It feels faster than my good old S9+, now 5 years old, although I appreciate they are actually quite similar according to benchmarking apps.
The only issue that I'm really having is that music often stutters if I demand a bit more from the phone. If Spotify is playing and I, for example, unlock the phone with face recognition, or open Outlook, or scroll fast on Facebook, or a new message arrives on WhatsApp while I'm checking other notifications.
I've done quite a bit of research on Bluetooth issues. Changing the codec to SBC from AAC seems to have helped with no noticeable (to me) detriment to sound quality. I also re-paired my earphones, changed Bluetooth battery usage to unrestricted, removed the default video wallpaper from the lock screen, and changed the refresh rate to 60 hertz.
However, this is not just about Bluetooth. If I play music with the speakers, I get the same outcome.
Is there a way to improve this or is it really down to the phone not being that powerful?
I don't remember ever having this issue on the S9+, or on any previous phone I've owned to be honest. Previous phones I've owned might even become slightly less responsive if I was playing high quality audio, giving me the impression they were prioritising keeping up with the playback, but on my A53 this seems to be the opposite.
I have no problem other than music stuttering in certain situations. Did you use to listen to music on your phone, and did you ever notice anything like I described? I'm otherwise very happy, actually. It's a decent phone. Good value.
It's a bug
But i'm sure the next update will fix it
I have the same issue even though I reset my phone. Do you notice any difference now that you said you reseted it?
No i changed my csc to ARO and i got the latest 5.1 update & the phone has been working fine ever since