Samsung Galaxy A50 – Introduction
Samsung has completely lost its control over the budget market in recent years, while its Chinese rivals, including Xiaomi, exploded. These companies continue to publish model after model, and each new generation offers even more incredible features and specifications at all prices.
Finally, Samsung has decided to retaliate with its new M series and the reinvented A series. In the last month, the company has launched six new low-cost models with enough variations to reach ten high prices between Rs. 7,990, and Rs. 22,990.
Samsung Galaxy A50 – Design & Display
The A50 features an impressive 6.4-inch Full HD display with an Infinity U-style slot. The screen is a pleasure to consume content and impresses with its thin lenses, high brightness, and deep blacks. However, it uses the previous version of Gorilla Glass 3 for screen protection, which is disappointing. We appreciate the robust construction quality of the unit despite the polycarbonate back panel.
The back panel is very bright and reflects the light in all the colors of the rainbow. As usual, the glossy finish is prone to stains and fingerprints. An exclusive feature of the Galaxy A50 is the integrated fingerprint sensor. Unfortunately, this is not the same ultrasonic sensor that the company used in the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 + star products (Review), but that would have been too much to wait at this price. This is something that users will love to show, and that could be an essential selling point in this price segment.
The power and volume buttons on the right are within easy reach. A USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a speaker grill are located at the bottom. The dual SIM card tray with its dedicated microSD card slot is located in the upper left corner. Some buyers will be disappointed by the fact that there is no room for a notification light on the front of this phone, but the Super AMOLED panel supports permanent mode, allowing you to see notifications and notifications. Alerts at a glance.
Samsung Galaxy A50 – Camera
The Galaxy A50 has a triple camera on the back that offers excellent daylight results. The photos have many details, and the camera interface is zippy. There is a wide-angle lens that is perfect for landscapes and architecture. The third lens is a depth sensor that helps live focus and provides proper edge detection. The portraits have worked well with the right amount of bokeh, but there are phones with a better camera in this price segment, such as the PocF1.
The problem is that in low light conditions, the photos have soft details and, often, we end up with blurry images. We also disliked the fact that video recording is limited to the Full HD resolution in the default camera application and that it is impossible to switch between the standard lens and the wide-angle lens for shooting. The 25-megapixel front camera also has the same performance as the rear camera: excellent daylight images, but lacks details when used in low light.
Samsung Galaxy A50 – Battery
The Galaxy A50 has a big battery of 4000 mAh inside, quite like them, Redmi Notes. It supports the load of 15W, but we have not received a sales box, so we can not provide you load statistics. In our tests, the Galaxy A50 has achieved more than respectable results.
We recorded 12 hours north on our Wi-Fi web browsing script and nearly 16 hours of loop-shot videos in airplane mode. The talk time in 3G is over a day – an excellent score too.
Samsung Galaxy A50 – Specification
- Screen: 6.4″ Super AMOLED; 19.5:9 aspect ratio; FullHD+ (1080 x 2340 px)
- Body: Gorilla Glass 3 front, plastic frame and back
- Rear cameras: 25 MP, f/1.7, PDAF; 8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide); 5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
- Front camera: 25 MP, f/2.0, fixed-focus
- Video capture: 1080p@30fps
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie; Samsung One UI on top
- Memory: 4GB of RAM + 64GB storage / 6GB of RAM + 128GB storage; Up to 512GB microSD card support
- Battery: 4,000mAh Li-Ion; 15W quick charge
- Misc: Single bottom-firing speaker, Under-display fingerprint reader
- Chipset: Exynos 9610 Octa (10nm), octa-core processor (4xCortex-A73 + 4xCortex-A53), Mali-G72MP3 GPU.
- Connectivity: Dual-SIM/ Single-SIM options available; LTE; USB 2.0 Type-C; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; GPS + GLONASS + BDS; Bluetooth 5.0; NFC
Samsung Galaxy A50 – Hardware
It is a bit difficult to differentiate between all the models and variants of the Galaxy M Series and the A-Series. The Galaxy A50 has a 6.4-inch full HD AMOLED full panel with 1080×2340 pixels that is shared with some of its brothers, as already We have pointed out, but its Samsung Exynos 9610 SoC eight-core is far superior to the Exynos 7904 others use.
This chip has four ARM Cortex-A73 and four Cortex-A -53 cores that operate at 2.3 GHz and 1.6 GHz, respectively, to balance the processing power and battery efficiency, as well as an MP3 GPU ARM Mali-G72 modern. Samsung claims the image signal processor of this SoC and support for deep learning algorithms to exploit features such as depth detection and facial recognition with a single camera. There are two variants of the Galaxy A50, and the only difference between them is RAM.
You can choose between 4 GB and 6 GB, but the storage is the same at 64 GB between the two, at least for the options released in India as of now. By the way, 128 GB was included as an option when the Galaxy A50 was first presented at the MWC 2019, so other countries could still get better specifications. The 4000mAh battery is smaller than the 5000mAh unit of the Galaxy M30. These factors could confuse buyers a bit. It also has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM radio, LTE and VoLTE technology on both SIM cards, as well as standard sensors.
Samsung Galaxy A50 – Conclusion
The Galaxy A50 offers many benefits: design and color options, display, performance, and battery life. However, the images, although not impressive in detail, are high resolution and reliable for a perfect scene, regardless of lighting and weather conditions. The 1080p videos are also remarkable.
The addition of the One user interface is welcome in a medium-range, and we love the direction in which it is headed. Yes, the Galaxy A50 is not waterproof like its predecessors, but it stands out in other places and compensates for all omissions with a very competitive price.