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Samsung Galaxy A50 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy A50 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy A50 Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2019, February
  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 166 g
  • Screen: 6.4", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Triple, 25 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 25 MP
  • Memory: 64/128 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy A50
Release date 2019, February
Dimensions 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm (6.24 x 2.94 x 0.3 in)
Weight 166 g (5.86 oz)
Body build Front glass, plastic body
Colors Black, White, Blue, Coral
Battery 4000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price250 EUR
Screen
Technology Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.4" inc
Screen area 100.5 cm2
Screen format 19.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio84.9%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 px
PPI /points per inch/ 403 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 25 MP, Triple
Camera specs
-25 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), PDAF
-8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
-5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
DxOMark Main Score85
DxOMark Photo88
DxOMark Video79
Front camera, selfie 25 MP, Single
Specifications 25 MP, f/2.0
Functions HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Performance
Operating system OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset - Exynos 9610 Octa (10nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-G72 MP3
External memory microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 64/128 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
Antutu 8 score175851
Antutu 7 score143732
GeekBench 5 Single Core336
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core1187
GeekBench 4 Single Core1648
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core5155
GeekBench 4 RenderScript4754
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA, LTE-A
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC Yes (market dependent)
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation

SAR EU - 0.27 W/kg (head) 1.39 W/kg (body)
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio
Headphone jack Yes
Others
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- ANT+
- Fast battery charging 15W
- Versions: SM-A505F/DS (Global)

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Samsung Galaxy A50 Review

In terms of innovation and technical features, mid-price smartphones are catching up with flagship devices. This is also happening with Samsung's A series models. Today our focus is on the Galaxy A50. It not only amazes with top features, but also attracts with price.

Design

The Galaxy A30 can catch your eye with a contemporary design for a small investment. In the face of the Galaxy A50, we see a similar product solution - it strongly resembles its "brother" in the presence of a small notch for the front camera, a thin bottom bezel, gradient colors and a rear panel. There are two minor differences between the two models. First, there is no fingerprint scanner on the back. Second, the main camera consists of 3 modules rather than 2. The Galaxy A50 nevertheless remains a good smartphone. With its 7.7 mm thickness and 166 gram weight, it is ergonomic and comfortable to use.

Looking at the two models - A30 and A50, we should note the identical layout of all working elements. Among the advantages is the presence of a standard headphone jack, while for charging and connecting to other devices a convenient USB-C port is provided.

Display

The displays of the flagship smartphones of the South Korean company from year to year are getting better. Even those in the mid-range devices are of excellent quality.

The Galaxy A50, for example, uses a 6.4-inch SuperAMOLED Infinity-U screen with a resolution of 1080:2340 pixels (403 ppi density) with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, brightness of 500 nits, excellent viewing angles and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protective glass.

Thanks to the use of a small notch and thin bezels, the display occupies 85% of the front panel area. This performance is excellent. For comparison, in the former flagships Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone XS, it is equal to 83.4% and 82.9% respectively.

The main trump card of the screen is the built-in fingerprint scanner. An optical sensor is used, not an ultrasonic one like in Samsung's top models.

Performance

The Galaxy A50 is based on Samsung's proprietary Exynos 9610 processor - executed under the norms of 10nm tech process. It features 8 cores clocked up to 2.3 GHz and Mali-G72 MP3 graphics. It's a powerful enough chipset. Its power along with 4 GB of RAM is not only enough to perform common tasks, including browsing and watching FullHD videos, but also to run heavy games.

Face and fingerprint scanning

For quick device unlocking, Samsung offers two popular options. The less secure but more convenient one is the face scan. This is done using the front camera. The method is satisfyingly fast. However, the manufacturer warns that this is not the safest way to protect the device. In addition, there are conditions under which it works. For example, there will be no benefit in cases where you wear sunglasses.

Additionally, Samsung has provided an optical fingerprint scanner. It is hidden under the screen. Remembering its location is easy. It triggers after a short finger hold. It works satisfactorily without error. Adaptation to the way it works is quick. If you are on the move or your fingers are wet, it is advisable to use a password or facial recognition to unlock the device.

Sound

Speakers in the Galaxy A50 run out to one. There is no additional sound for games and video. With such a large screen, this may not suit some users.

The sound playback quality is at the level of a mid-range device. If you are a music lover, this is not your optimal choice. For all other tasks, the sound is good and loud enough.

A plus is the presence of the typical audio jack. Thanks to it, you won't have to change your favorite wired headphones to wireless ones.

Cameras

The Galaxy A50's camera consists of three modules:

  • The main one has a 25 MP sensor, f/1.7 aperture optics and phase autofocus;
  • The ultra-wide module has a resolution of 8 MP and an equivalent focal length of 12 mm;
  • There is one more module - auxiliary. It has a resolution of 5 MP and measures the depth of the scene.

The main camera takes satisfactory quality photos with good detail and not bad dynamic range.

The ultra-wide lens of the smartphone is not the most popular acquisition of modern smartphones. This is definitely a plus for the Galaxy A50. However, the resolution of the photos is only 8 MP. To take pictures with it, you need more light. This limits its use during the dark part of the day. During the day, however, you will take interesting shots.

As for the front-facing camera, it shoots at 25 MP resolution with f/2.0 optics. Its capabilities will delight the regular user. It allows you to shoot both in daylight and under "warm" house lights. In insufficient light, detail is lost.

Video can be shot at 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second. 4K resolution remains the privilege of the top models of the large Samsung family.

Autonomous operation

Autonomous operation has remained an important indicator in recent years. The battery capacity of the Galaxy A50 is 4000 mAh. Given the energy-efficient processor and ergonomic AMOLED display, the battery shows an excellent level of autonomous operation.

In normal usage mode without recharging, you can handle the device for up to two days. Here is the time to note that the smartphone features 15W fast charging technology. With its help, you can bring your device back to life in a very short time.

Conclusion

What does the Galaxy A50 offer you? This is a smartphone with a modern design, a good display, ample performance and excellent autonomous operation. In addition, one should not forget the triple camera and the presence of a fingerprint scanner under the screen. With such merits and an attractive price, behind which stands an established manufacturer Samsung, this model is the epitome of a quality standard. You won't go wrong if you opt for it.

Pros and cons

Every model on the market has its positives and negatives, even if it's a flagship.

The pros of the Galaxy A50 are a few things: nice looks, big and bright screen, USB-C port, competitive performance, NFC support, autonomous operation by modern standards and quality cameras.

As cons you can appreciate: the speed of operation of the fingerprint scanner and the choice of a plastic housing, which is prone to overgrowth.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy A50 was around 250 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2019, February.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy A50 is 166 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy A50 is 6.4" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy A50 is 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
Yes, it supports fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Triple main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.