Samsung Galaxy A50 – Introduction
Samsung has completely lost its grip on the budget market in recent years, while its Chinese rivals, including Xiaomi, burst. The se companies continue to publish model after model, each new generation bringing even more incredible features and specifications to all prices. Finally, Samsung has decided to retaliate with its new M series and the reinvented A series. In just the past 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 a stunning 6.4-inch Full HD display with an Infinity U-style slot. The screen is a pleasure to consume content and impresses with its slim glasses, high brightness and deep blacks. However, it uses the old version of Gorilla Glass 3 for screen protection, which is disappointing. We appreciated the robust build 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 flagship products Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 + (Review), but that would have been far too much to expect at this price. This is something that users will love to show and that could constitute an important selling point in this price segment.
The power and volume buttons on the right are within easy reach. A Type C USB port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a speaker grille 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 the permanent mode, allowing you to view notifications and notifications. alerts at a glance.
Samsung Galaxy A50 – Camera
The Galaxy A50 has a triple camera on the back that offers great results in daylight. The photos have many details and the camera interface is zippy. The re is a wide-angle lens that is perfect for landscapes and architecture. The third lens is a depth sensor that helps in live focus and provides good edge detection. The portraits have worked well with a good amount of bokeh, but there are phones with a better camera in this price segment, like the PocF1.
The problem is that in low light, the photos suffer from soft detail and we often end up with blurry photos. We also disliked the fact that video recording is limited to 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 the shooting. The 25-megapixel front camera also has the same performance as the rear camera: great pictures in the light of day, but lacking detail 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 with any load statistics. In our tests, the Galaxy A50 has achieved more than respectable results. We recorded north 12 hours on our Wi-Fi web browsing script and nearly 16 hours of looped videos in airplane mode. The talk time in 3G is greater than 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’s a bit difficult to differentiate between all the models and variants of the Galaxy M Series and A Series. The Galaxy A50 has a 6.4-inch + 1080×2340-pixel full-HD Super AMOLED panel that is shared with some of its siblings, as we have already pointed out, but its octa-core Samsung Exynos 9610 SoC is far superior to the Exynos 7904 the others use.
This chip features four ARM Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex A-53s running at 2.3 GHz and 1.6 GHz, respectively, to balance processing power and battery efficiency, as well as a GPU MP3 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 face recognition with a single camera. The re are two variants of the Galaxy A50, and the only difference between them is the RAM.
You can choose between 4GB and 6GB, but the storage is the same at 64GB between the two, at least for options launched in India from now on. Incidentally, 128 GB was included as an option when the Galaxy A50 was unveiled for the first time at the MWC of 2020, so other countries could still get better specs. The 4000mAh battery is smaller than the Galaxy M30’s 5000mAh unit. The se factors could confuse buyers a bit. You also have 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, screen, performance and battery life. Still images, while not impressive in detail, are high-resolution and reliable for a perfect scene regardless of lighting conditions and weather conditions. 1080p videos are also impressive.
The addition of the One user interface is welcome on a midranger and we love the direction in which it is heading. Yes, the Galaxy A50 is not water resistant like its predecessors, but it excels elsewhere and offsets all omissions with a very competitive price.