Samsung Galaxy A50 Review- A mid-range Killer with Flagship Feel
Samsung has been aggressive this year. They started the year at High Note with Flagship Series as S10 Series and Samsung Galaxy Fold that totally blow away the Tech world. Right then, they launched M Series in South Asian Region at Mid-Range Price. They continue the flow with the launch of A Series. And we know they will be launching Galaxy Note 10 at 3rd Quarter of the year. This waves of Gadgets from Samsung got both Pros & Cons: users will be in a dilemma to choose or users get more options to choose according to their requirement & budgets. Well, in the thought of helping customers, today we are going to review Samsung Galaxy A50 which was launched a few weeks ago in Nepal and priced at Rs.33,490.
Since the starting of the launch of A Series, they are well known for a Budget phone with Premium Touch. And Samsung has never disappointed the customers. The recently launched Samsung Galaxy A50 is no exception.
What’s in the Package? Unboxing
A usual trend for packing Samsung Device can be found in Samsung Galaxy A50 also. Inside the box, Samsung includes everything required for a new customer. They include:
- Samsung A50 mobile phone unit
- Travel Adapter
- USB Type-C Data cable
- Ejection Pin
- TPU Soft Case Cover
- User Manual and documentation
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Design & Display
If we count the phones that Samsung works with hardworking & dedicated in Design, then we find the results in S-Series, Note Series & A-Series. Yes, A-Series is the phone from Samsung falls in mid-range but have premium design & look. Samsung Galaxy A50 has Glastic body(A plastic body that looks like glass). It’s a plan from Samsung to combine these elements and make a gorgeous look. This Glastic body gives glass feel and light as plastic. This may doubt for long term durability of the phone. But this combination is not so weak to be sad.
The display is stunning with an edge-to-edge display with U-shaped notch on the top and thin chin in the button. The right side of the device includes power & Volume rocker buttons which offer a gratifying tactile response. Ports as USB, Headphone jack and loudspeaker are featured at the bottom of the device and SIM card tray is placed at the left of the device.
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A 6.4 inch Super AMOLED display in Samsung Galaxy A50 can be the most affordable phone with an on-screen fingerprint sensor, that we can find in Nepali market. With a resolution of 1080 pixel by 2340 pixels, one can feel one of the best experience in the display. In the large screen, you can see waterdrop punch on the screen and use for the selfie. The device got full HD+ resolution with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen is bright, vibrant and seems well calibrated. With deep blacks and good viewing angles. Everything looks good on the screen, be it indoors or outdoors.
Samsung Galaxy A50 is the only phone from Samsung apart from S10 series which featured an in-display fingerprint sensor. It's not the ultrasonic but optical sensor. For the review of Samsung Galaxy A50’s Fingerprint, it's not that fast as OnePlus 6T but we can say its working fine and quite consistent.
We have been facing the same issues in typical mid-range devices from Samsung as not satisfying performance and heating problem after some heavy CPU usage application use. This time the story is different. Samsung works on this issue and has huge uplift in the performance in Samsung Galaxy A50. The review we perform on is a 4GB variant. Samsung’s own processor an Exynos 9610 chipset based on 10nm FinFET process is packed in the device. The device is powered by Octa-core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) processor paired with 4 GB of RAM, Mali G72MP3 GPU to meet your graphics requirement.
Yes, we can proudly say Samsung deliver a satisfying device with an impressive performance. This device is consistent and smooth with some heavy CPU usage games like PUBG. While playing PUBG in high setting, the phone feels a bit frame drops but while playing the game in balanced setting & graphics, the game run just fine and smooth.
The Galaxy A50 has a triple camera module on the back .i.e. 25MP + 5MP + 8MP, featuring a wide-angle primary lens, ultra-wide angle lens and a depth sensor combination. Of the three, it is only the primary wide-angle lens that supports autofocus. The ultra-wide angle shooter has a fixed focus lens with a wide field of view (FoV). The selfie camera has 25MP with no flash.
The Camera application improves with providing lots of features as Pro mode, Live Focus, Panorama, Slow motion, Hyperlase, AR emojis and a few more. Like in flagship series, here Samsung includes some AI-based intelligent scene optimization option.
The device captures sharp and vibrant images in daylight conditions. Details aren’t as crisp as on other mid-range devices, but the metering is more consistent, especially in tricky lighting. Samsung has added a wide-angle camera that’s fun and also lets you fit a lot more in a frame. Images clicked from wide-angle lens don’t really match shots from the primary sensor and there’s a lot of distortion on the edges.
Samsung Galaxy A50 features 25MP front camera which is capable of self-portraits that includes good details in proper lighting. Here, Live Focus option is also included for bokeh effect which can be adjusted afterward also.
Samsung Galaxy A50 full specification
- Design: Plastic body
- Display: 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, Full-HD+ (2340×1080 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio, In-display fingerprint sensor
- Dimension:5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm (6.24 x 2.94 x 0.30 in)
- Rear Camera: Triple camera – (25 MP, f/1.7, PDAF) + (8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm, (ultra-wide)) + (5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor), LED flash
- Front Camera: 25 MP, f/2.0
- CPU: Octa-core Exynos 9610
- GPU: Mali-G71 MP3
- RAM: 4 GB
- Storage: 64 GB; Expandable up to 512 GB (Dedicated SD Card Slot)
- OS & UI: Android 9.0 (Pie) with Samsung’s OneUI on the top
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), Gyro, accelerometer, proximity, compass
- Battery: 4000 mAh with 15-watt fast charging support; USB Type-C port
- Colors: Blue, White, Coral, and Black
- Weight:166 g
- Samsung Galaxy A50 Price in Nepal: Rs.33,490
Samsung Galaxy A50 is a good option among other mid-range devices. The device’s design is impressive, the AMOLED display is one of the best display in the market, newly launched Samsung’s ONE UI gives better experience while surfing the device. For normal users, the device can be the best option but for the heavy gamer, the device may lack some performance. The phone packed 4000 mAh battery with 15-watt fast charging support which is also a plus point for the phone.