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Samsung Galaxy A50 Review

Samsung Galaxy A50: Up to Snuff Performance, Triple Camera and Infinity-U Notch

With Samsung’s A-Series, M-Series and S-Series devices, it’s confirmed that Samsung is going its best to reclaim market share. The Galaxy M-Series has proven how Samsung launched impressive budget smartphones. Now the company has gone on the aggressive once again with Samsung Galaxy A50 in the UK.

The gorgeously designed Galaxy A50 is an embodiment of an impressive budget smartphone. It’s backed by an innovative design alongside a gradient pattern on its back. It’s solid in terms of hardware and it’s running on Android Pie 9.0 operating system, on-screen fingerprint scanner, and three sensational cameras. The key features of Galaxy A50 include 6.4-inches Super AMOLED display, Exynos 9610 Chipset, 25MP + 8MP + 5MP rear cameras, super-fast on-screen fingerprint scanner and a whopping 4000mAh non-removable battery. We have come up with Samsung Galaxy A50 Review here on this single page including its official release date, pricing details, advantages, disadvantages, and features.

Samsung galaxy a50

Samsung Galaxy A50 Pricing and Availability:

The official Samsung Galaxy A50 release date in the UK was somewhere back in May 2019. It’s already up for sale across the UK and one can buy it in a choice of four dazzling colours – Coral, Blue, White, and Black. It’s available at Samsung’s official website as well as Amazon UK, Vodafone, Lewis, and eBuyer.

The Samsung Galaxy A50 is priced £277-309 if you buy a variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard memory whereas Samsung Galaxy A50 Price in the UK for 6GB/128GB variant goes for a whopping £309-350.

The smartphone is priced 349 Euros in the other European markets and it set users back $319 in the United States. It’s a perfect and affordable smartphone when considering the previous device such as Samsung Galaxy A8 which was released at £449.

Samsung Galaxy A50 Colours

Samsung A50 Specifications:

Samsung A50ModelsSM-A505F, SM-A505FN, SM-A505GN, SM-A505G, SM-A505FM, SM-A505YN
PRICEAround £277-309 4GB of RAM and 64GB

Around £309-350 for 6GB/128GB
NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH DATEAnnounced2019, February
StatusAvailable. Released 2019, March
BODYBuildFront glass, plastic body
Dimensions158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm (6.24 x 2.94 x 0.30 in)
Weight166 g (5.86 oz)
SimSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DESIGN & DISPLAYResolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.4 inches, 100.5 cm2 (~84.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Multi TouchYes
Covered (Protective)Corning Gorilla Glass 3
PLATFORMOperating System (OS)Android 9.0 (Pie)
ChipsetExynos 9610 (10nm)
Central Processing Unit (CPU)Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Mali-G72 MP3
STORAGEInternal Memory128 GB / 64 GB
RAM4/6 GB RAM , 4 GB RAM

128 GB, 4/6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Memory Cardupto 1 TB (dedicated slot)
CAMERARear ( Triple )25 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP
Rear Camera FeaturesLED flash, panorama, HDR
Rear Camera Video[email protected]
Secondary (Selfie) ( Single )25 MP
Secondary Camera FeaturesHDR
Secondary Camera Video[email protected]
CONNECTIVITYWireless LANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS ( Global Positioning System )Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
RadioYes
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
SOUNDAlert typeVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
MicActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
(MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player)
(Photo/video editor)
(Document viewer)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
ColoursBlack, White, Blue, Coral

Samsung A50 Design:

The handset feels polished when holding in a hand as Samsung has done something very interesting on the back of the phone. Throughout the rear plastic shell, there is a reflective coating that strews the lights – making for some appealing hues. With 3.5mm headphone jack, the smartphone is sleek at 7.7mm. The power and volume rockers are holding their position on the right-hand side of the handset whereas a speaker grille can be found on the bottom. Three cameras are placed vertically on the top left corner of the phone alongside an LED flash and Samsung’s Logo combined with the deep nature of the back panel making it eye-catching. It’s a solid smartphone with 166 grams weight and 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm dimensions.

Samsung Galaxy A50 Mobile Phone

Samsung A50 Display:

The gigantic 6.4-inches Super AMOLED display with a maximum resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels at 403 PPI density, looks biggest and gorgeous. It comes with U-shaped notch on the front which holds a front-facing camera and allows approx. 91.6% screen-to-body ratio. The display is covered by an extra layer of Gorilla Glass 3 to keep it safe from scuff marks and scratches. The colours are punchy and vibrant with excellent contrast and saturation – thanks to its Super AMOLED display. Considering its affordable price, Samsung brings its Galaxy A50 in a new AMOLED flavour to a budget segment.

Samsung A50 Camera:

As mentioned above, Samsung Galaxy A50 comprises a triple camera setup on its back – consist of the 25MP main camera, 5MP depth-sensing camera and an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 123-degree field of view. The front-facing camera, however, is 25MP.

For social media junkies, Samsung’s triple-camera is more than enough as long as there is enough light. Very much like mid-range smartphones, low-light images quality isn’t up to the mark and in standard and wide-angle modes, images have a significant amount of noise. The 25MP front camera captures colourful and bright selfies. However, it doesn’t capture as detailed images as Redmi Note 7 Pro but it’s a versatile performer that can capture good enough images.

Samsung a50 camera

Performance and OS:

The Samsung Galaxy A50 is backed by in-house Exynos 9610 Chipset which ensures smooth and silky day-to-day usability. The Chipset is partnered with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of onboard memory that can be taken to the next level (up to 1TB). And to manage a graphical department, it’s equipped with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. According to some online sources, Galaxy A50, in terms of performance, maintains a steady frame rate in PUBG Mobile without a hiccup or glitch. However, it gets a little warm with extended gaming. But all in all, it offers up to snuff performance whether you work on multiple apps simultaneously or play games.

Samsung Galaxy A50 mobile phone UK

Samsung Galaxy A50 Battery:

Last but absolutely not the least, Samsung Galaxy A50 comes with a 4000mAh non-removable battery which is, unfortunately, a step down from a whopping 5000mAh battery in Samsung Galaxy M30. Aside from that, it can easily last a whole day under a heavy usage even with a decent amount of juice in the tank. In a regular use which comprises of social media, browsing, playing games, watching videos on YouTube, it’ll consume only 12% battery in an hour – maybe more sometimes.

Read Samsung Galaxy A50 Review From GSMArena

Review overview

Design & Display7.5
Software8
Battery7
Performance8
Camera6.5
Onboard Storage7.5
Price9

The Pros

  • Innovative Design at First Glance
  • Affordable Smartphone
  • Exceptional Performance

The Cons

  • Camera Lacks Quality in Low-light
  • Lacks LED Notification
  • Lacks Samsung Pay

Summary

7.6With a Super AMOLED 6.4-inches display, a triple camera configuration and Exynos 9610 chipset, Samsung Galaxy A50 offer a plentiful for those who are running short on cash. Unfortunately, the rear camera isn’t capable enough to match the performance of some of the dazzling flagship devices but the image quality isn’t that bad as far as the price is concerned. The camera is best in bright sunny conditions, colours are awesome and in cloudy or low-light conditions, it’s not up to the mark. You will find zoom shots to be a specific weakness. Rest of the things i.e. display colours, battery, multitasking, and gaming are fine.

Victoria Parkle
the authorVictoria Parkle
Victoria Parkle loves writing about the latest and greatest smartphones as well as all the latest news related to technology. She is enlightening the readers with more than 5 years of experience in writing. And when she doesn't write, she can be found listening to music and watching science fiction movies.

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