Samsung Galaxy A50 review: Doesn’t beat Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Poco F1

Brand: Samsung
Product: Galaxy A50
Main specification: 6.4-inch FHD + Super AMOLED Infinity-U display, 25MP (F1.7) 8MP (F2.2) 5MP (F2.2) rear camera, 25-megapixel selfie camera, 4,000mAh battery, USB Type-C Support, 4 GB and 6 GB RAM, 64 GB built-in storage, Android pie.a
Price: Rs 19,990 (base model)
Rating: 3

Samsung has great expectations from its new Galaxy A series. The 2019 lineup comes with improved value and modern design, more competitive specifications, and Xiaomi's equal value. Up to now, Samsung has targeted all Galaxy A10, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30, and Galaxy A50 - at different price points.

As the naming system implies, the Galaxy A50 is very premium. Available at an initial price of Rs 19,990, Samsung Galaxy A50 has an edge-to-edge display with Infinity-U display. It is also the first Samsung Smartphone to offer in-screen fingerprint sensors similar to OnePlus 6T.

For Samsung, the Galaxy A50 may be the best offer for its mid-range consumers. However, it also faces a strong competition with the likes of Xiaomi Poco F1 and Redmi Note 7 Pro, which is much lower than the A50.

The design

The good thing about the Galaxy A50 is that it does not look like a budget Samsung smartphone. If you have followed Samsung's offerings including the Galaxy M-Series this year, then the company has made a big departure from the design language which was following it over the years. And this is great news for fans of Samsung. Samsung Galaxy A50 comes in the form of a pleasant change, with great betting on the design of Honor and Realm.

The Galaxy A50 features glossy back finishes. This is not a shield design that we have started to love, but when the light falls on it, it is very good to see a rainbow-like reflection on the panel. The catch with a bright Finnish back panel is that it is unsafe for fingerprint smudges. During our use, the back panel not only attracts not only smooth but rather minor scratches. This is very much on other smartphones in this category with other glasses like Finnish.

The front is dominated by the Infinity U cutout at the top. Volume rockers and power buttons are located on the right edge while the SIM and MicroSide slots are on the left side. The base has 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB type-c port and speaker grill. The top edge only has the mic above the notch. There is a vertical aligned triple-rear camera setup with flash in the back panel. There is no physical fingerprint sensor on the back.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A50 is designed for smartphones priced at less than Rs 20,000. It is lightweight and slim enough to move around easily.


Galaxy A50 does not look like the old budget and mid-range Galaxy phones (Samsung)
The camera

Samsung is bringing the best camera capabilities of the main level in its mid-range phone. The Galaxy A50 has a triple rear camera setup with 25-megapixel (F1.7), 8-megapixel (F2.2), and 5-megapixel (F2.2) sensors. The first sensor low-light, the second ultra-wide angle, and the third live focus are for DSLR-like Bokeh effect.

Samsung Galaxy A50 offers nearly excellent results in daylight. Pictures retain their details, including color and contrast level. There is a dedicated wide-angle mode to capture more real estate. Unlike the previous wide-angle lenses, which we saw on Samsung phones, it actually shoots good shoots without distorting theme orientation.

If you activate the Visual Optimizer, you can get better results. Bixby brings the lens AI-powered camera experience. For example, it can recognize whether you are taking a photo of a cable or even scanning the QR code for you.

Galaxy A50 fights in low light with images that lose its sharpness. Quality is continuously deteriorating because light conditions have become more challenging. Selfie camera is very good.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy A50 is powered by the Exynos 9610 processor, which has 4GB / 6GB of RAM. This combination should have been good enough to run the phone smoothly. During our use, we face many issues with the display of the phone. There were some random app crashes and slow app launches. Phone played a bit backward when playing games like PUBG and Real Racing We suspect that this may be a software related problem.

The phone runs on the One UI based on Android Pie. Samsung's Wildfire has a heavily customized UI on top of Android. If you are an Android Pureist, OneUI may seem a little strange to you. Do not forget, a UI is one of the better custom roms out there. It is not as slow and dull as Shiaomi's Beta Rome.

The Galaxy A50's in-screen fingerprint scanner is quite bad. We understand that technology itself is in the newborn stage. At A50, it is slow and unresponsive. I switched the manual pin typing because the sensor would refuse to recognize my fingerprint. In the rescue of the Galaxy A50, even the OnePlus 6T's in-screen fingerprint sensor is bad.

The Galaxy A50 battery does not meet our expectations in terms of life. If you are a power user, then you have to place the charger around. Even moderate sub with all the radio

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