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Samsung's top budget phone comes with free earbuds in Memorial Day bargain

Galaxy A53 Memorial Day sale
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Midrange phones are a great way to get a handset that has premium features, but without the flagship-level price to match. One of your best midrange options right now is the Samsung Galaxy A53. Thanks to a Memorial Day sale at Samsung, you can pick up something extra when you buy this new model.

You can already save $100 on the Galaxy A53 with an eligible trade-in at Samsung, reducing your cost to $349. But this weekend, buying the Galaxy A53 also gets you a pair of Galaxy Buds Live or Galaxy Buds 2 (opens in new tab) to go with your new phone. That's a $150 value, Samsung says.

Samsung Galaxy A53: Free Galaxy Buds Live or Buds 2 with purchase @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
Trade in a phone when you buy the Galaxy A53, and Samsung will knock up to $100 off the cost of the device. In addition, you can get pair of wireless earbuds with your phone purchase — either the Galaxy Buds Live or Galaxy Buds 2.

The Galaxy A53 is currently the best cheap phone you can get for less than $500, so any deal that lets you save even more is worth taking. The free wireless earbuds are a helpful bonus, since that saves you the cost of having to spring for a new pair. Both the Galaxy Buds Live and the Galaxy Buds 2 offer noise cancellation, though the feature works a little better on the Buds 2. Otherwise, expect a comfortable fit with whichever pair you grab.

As for the phone, our Galaxy A53 review praised the 120 Hz refresh rate on the device's 6.5-inch display, as well as the microSD card slot that lets you expand storage. Thanks to Samsung's generous software update policy, you can hold onto this phone longer than ever.

Philip Michaels is a Managing Editor at Tom's Guide. He's been covering personal technology since 1999 and was in the building when Steve Jobs showed off the iPhone for the first time. He's been evaluating smartphones since that first iPhone debuted in 2007, and he's been following phone carriers and smartphone plans since 2015. He has strong opinions about Apple, the Oakland Athletics, old movies and proper butchery techniques. Follow him at @PhilipMichaels.