Samsung’s latest Midrange smartphone the Galaxy A50 is a combo of several useful features. So lets dive in to know these features. I will cover all topics in this Samsung Galaxy A50 Review.
Now the company has launched A50 and A30 in the mid-range segment under its latest A-Series. The A50 series of this launch series will be considered as Variant. We have just used the Galaxy A50 and look forward to sharing the experience on the quick review of Samsung Galaxy A50:
- Samsung Galaxy A50 has in-display fingerprint sensor
- Galaxy A50 comes with a Triplet Camera Setup
- Samsung Galaxy A50 starts at ₹15,499
Samsung Galaxy A50 specification
The Samsung Galaxy A50 has a 6.4-inch full-HD + (1080×2340 pixel) super amoled display, like the Galaxy A30. But Galaxy A50 has the Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9610 processor which is more powerful than the Exynos 7904.
Two variants of Galaxy A50 have been dropped. The difference in the variant is of RAM. There is a 4GB RAM variant and the other is 6 GB. But the storage of both variants is only 64 GB. It seems a bit shocking because the cheap Galaxy M30 handset also has 128 GB storage variants.
The battery of 4000 mAh works in the handset. But Samsung gives the cheap Galaxy M30 a 5000 mAh battery. This decision of the company can confuse customers slightly. You will get Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM radio and LTE and VOLETE support.
Galaxy A50 runs on the new One UI 2.0 based on Android 10. During the review, this phone was found in March 2019, Android security patches.
One is very much better in terms of UI design. It seems modern. Samsung says that he took care of the usability of the phone’s large screen. But in doing so, the company has reduced information density. For this reason, text and icons have become very large everywhere.
From the design of some of Samsung’s wallpapers, it appears that they were deliberately designed to hide top camera Nokia. Galaxy A50 is also complaining of spammy notifications and advertisements on the lock screen. By the way, you have the option of disabling lock screen stories in the initial setup process.
What do we get in the box get?
The packaging of Samsung’s affordable priced device is normal and it is made of bio-degradable material. Inside the box, Samsung has provided all the necessary things related to the smartphone. In the box of Galaxy A50, we get:
- Samsung Galaxy A50 handset
- 15 watt Travel adapter
- USB Type-C
- Ejector pin
- TPU soft case
- Paper work
Samsung Galaxy A50 Design
Samsung Galaxy A50’s most important feature is the 6.4-inch Super Amoled screen. Samsung has done a great job to trim the existing boders on the edges of the screen. Curved edges are according to the current trends. Given the price, it seems a very sleek handset. The size of A50 is larger as compared to the Samsung Galaxy S10.
Samsung has not made it clear that the back panel of the phone is made up of which material. But it gives the feeling of being plastic or polycarbonate.
The phone will be found in black, white and blue colors. Its Coral Pink variants were also shown during the launch of Mobile World Congress in 2019, but it has not been launched in the Indian market.
The triple rear camera setup is in vertical position, near the edge on the left. The LED flash just below the camera. If you look carefully, you will see Samsung’s logo.
Power and volume buttons are available on the right side. The handset is equipped with USB Type C port and 3.5mm headphone jack. The speaker grill is at the bottom. There is a dual sim tray on the left.
Some users will be disappointed that the notification LED is not able to find the place in this phone. But the super amoled panel supports the onlays on mode. In this case, you will easily be able to monitor notifications and alerts.
Talking about the convenience, the Galaxy A50 is easy to use. It never feels too wide or weighty. It easily fits into one hand and does not slip too. We believe that its buyers will be happy with the look of the phone.
Samsung Galaxy A50 Review : Display
If we talk about Galaxy A50’s display, you get a much more attractive front panel here. The infiniti-u sAMOLED screen given in the phone is very impressive. Resolution of the display FHD + and 19.5: 9 aspect ratios makes it even more beautiful. The display can be very bright and quite balanced.
Due to the AMOLED display, you get a much better view-angle with better black color here. There is no problem in using the device either outdoor or indoor.
Samsung Galaxy A50 Review: Performance
Samsung Galaxy A50 lets you see the Exynos 9610 chipset. Samsung’s own chip is based on the 10nm FinFET process. It works on an octa-core processor setup in which the octa-core is divided into two quad-core clusters.
- 2.3 GHz Cortex A73 (Quad Core)
- 1.7 GHz Cortex A53 (Quad Core)
Chipset has a Mali G72MP3 GPU that gives better graphics. We have used a Galaxy A50 4GB RAM and 64GB storage device for this review.
As a software, Samsung’s OneUI custom skin, based on the latest Android 10, is given in Galaxy A50. Samsung has designed this OneUI primarily by keeping its big screen in mind.
If you already use a Samsung smartphone, you will definitely see an attractive change. This new user interface is quite easy to use with one hand, as well as new animation and new icons also.
Samung has made its AMOLED panels more ‘Night mode’ feature available here. In the device you have also given full-screen gestures as well as on-screen navigation buttons.
Like the Galaxy S10 you have not been given a Bixby button but if you like Bixby, then you can use your power button to use it as Bixby Key. Samsung has given Lock Screen stories feature under the Galaxy M-series here.
In terms of performance, Galaxy A50 with Exynos 9610 chipset is good in daily use. In our Galaxy A50 unit (4GB RAM), a few frame drops are seen playing PUBG. Game with balance graphics and medium frame-rate can be played comfortably.
If you compare Exynos 9610’s performance, then it appears one step behind Snapdragon 660 but is quite satisfactory in use. Talking about the other options available in this price segment, Galaxy A50 is optimized to optimize a lot of RAM management, which easily keeps the application open in the background.
Samsung Galaxy A50 Benchmark Scores
- AnTuTu: 143166
- Geekbench Single Core: 1716
- Geekbench Multiple Core: 5504
You also have an on-display fingerprint sensor in the Galaxy A50. This is the first Samsung smartphone after the Galaxu S-Series, in which you get to see an on-display fingerprint sensor. It is also quite simple and easy to use. Registering your fingerprint with fingerprint sensor in Galaxy A50 is a very easy process.
It’s not as fast as OnePlus 6T but it’s quite satisfying. As far as performance is concerned, it works very well even if the screen is locked.
The fingerprint scanner of Samsung A50 was very poor but Samsung improve this with their software updates. Now after the Android 10 : OneUI 2.0 Update for this device the fingerprint scanner’s performance has been improved. It takes less than a second to unlock your smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy A50 Camera Review
Triple camera setup reversed in the Galaxy A50 is its main feature. Samsung here used a
- 25MP (f / 1.7 aperture) primary camera sensor with
- 5MP (f / 2.2 aperture) depth sensor
- 8MP (f / 2.2 aperture) wide-angle sensor.
On the front side you also have a 25MP f / 2.0 aperture selfie camera in U-shaped notch.
In Galaxy A50’s camera application, you get more options than Pro mode, Live Focus, Panorama, Slow Motion, Hyperlase, AR emoji. Samsung has also given the option of AI based Seen Optimization here. Late in the end but Samsung has now started seeing the support of HEIF and HEVC formats, which can be turned on from the settings.
Talking about Galaxy A50’s camera performance, you get to see quite a lot of attractive output in daylight. In the Galaxy A50 itself, you can see better exposure without making any changes to the shadow for a better image of other Samsung Phones.
Samsung has also given a wide-angle camera here, through which you can see more details in the frame. Wide-angle-clicked image does not get equal to the shortcode taken from the primary sensor and there is also a slight discomfort on the edges.
Divided Night mode has not been given separately from other phones in the Budget Segment. Galaxy A50’s camera takes average photo in low-light but output on the big screen is not much better.
For a selfie, here’s a 25MP front camera with good details in the right lighting. You also get the option of Live Focus in Selfie Camera, which you can adjust later.
Battery Life of Galaxy A50
The phone has 4000 mAh battery. With this, Fast Charging feature has also been made available. Its charging port is USB Type C. In average usage, the phone is also running from 1 day to a little more.
However, with more chatting, video-audio streaming and gaming, the phone has to be charged at the end of the day. In terms of connectivity, the phone has 4G, Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS etc.
- Excellent display
- Premium look and feel
- Good battery mileage
- One UI interface
- Supports HD streaming on Netflix and Prime
- Average low light photography
- Average gaming performance
Samsung Galaxy A50 Price in India
In India, the price of the Samsung Galaxy A50 starts at 15,499 rupees, at this price you will get 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant of Galaxy A50. The lowest price of the Samsung Galaxy A50 is Rs 15,499 at amazon.in.
Samsung Galaxy A50 Review: Conclusion
Regrettably, the Galaxy A50, initially priced at Rs 19,990, is from Xiaomi’s Poco F1, which comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. If you like gaming or want a much smoothed experience then Shawmy’s Poco F1 is a better option. But it does not have three rear cameras and it is neither equipped with all-screen design.
Even though Samsung has adopted an aggressive strategy with this phone. But Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is a step ahead. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, 48 megapixel primary camera, Gorilla Glass 5 and other strong specification. The initial price of Redmi Note 7 Pro is Rs 13,999 and its costly variant is 16,999 rupees (with 128 GB storage).
This phone will also be challenged by Samsung’s Galaxy M30. It has the same screen as the Galaxy A50. It comes with twice the storage and larger battery. But its processor is weak and equipped with standard fingerprint sensor. If camera quality is not your priority then remember that the initial price of the Galaxy M30 is less than 3,000 rupees.
We think Galaxy A50 will tempt many people. There are all the features in this one which is in practice these days. And there is no major drawback in this. We think there is still room for improving the camera and software. But Samsung has made it clear that he is ready with full weight to challenge.
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