*Latest Update 9/26/2019 – microUSB port changed to USB Type-C port on A9 2020
Troubled getting between OPPO A9 2020 and Samsung Galaxy A50s? OPPO’s contender is priced at P15,990 while Samsung’s handset goes for P18,990. Both are fresh off the market, but which of the two should you go for?
OPPO A9 2020 and Galaxy A50s Differences
Advantages of OPPO A9 2020
- 8GB RAM base model
- four main cameras
- gyro-EIS(Electronic Image Stabilization)
- Stereo speakers
- Dolby Atmos, 24-bit Hi-Fi audio playback
- rear-mounted fingerprint scanner (faster and more accurate)
- 5000mAH battery
Advantages of Galaxy A50s
- Super AMOLED panel
- lightweight build
- FHD+ resolution
- 32MP f2.0 wide selfie camera
- 15W fast adaptive charging
- NFC(region dependent)
- under-screen fingerprint scanner (sounds awesome)
OPPO A9 2020 and Galaxy A50s Similarities
- Android 9 Pie
- all-polycarbonate build
- dedicated microSD slot
- nearly equal chipsets
- 48MP main camera + ultrawide + depth
- single selfie camera
- headphone jack
- Wi-Fi ac
- Bluetooth 5.0
- USB Type-C
Which is a better buy between the OPPO A9 2020 and Galaxy A50s?
Design and Display
It’s a matter of preference whether you like OPPO’s single gradient color or Samsung’s iridescent patterned hue. But it’s worth noting that Galaxy A50s has the lighter and thinner build of the two.
Both OPPO A9 2020 and Samsung Galaxy A50s feature a thick chin bezel with a teardrop notch. However, display quality is far better on Samsung’s phone as it comes with Super AMOLED panel and a crispy FHD+ resolution.
With Snapdragon 665 on OPPO and Exynos 9611 on Samsung, neither of the two was able to gain a huge lead. Their performance is nearly equal which means the difference lies in software optimization of ColorOS 6 and One UI. Based on experience, OPPO’s skin performs faster and smoother than Samsung’s skin when using mid-range chipsets.
We also want to mention that OPPO A9 2020 comes with 8GB RAM already, as opposed to the 6GB RAM on Galaxy A50s. This should give you extra headroom to use in the future, especially when an app is RAM intensive or you find yourself doing multiple tasks on a phone.
For the most part, you will have the same camera versatility on either phone — main, ultrawide, and depth. But OPPO A9 2020 steps it up with an added monochrome sensor, although not user enabled, it allows for more detail on the images. Furthermore, video recording should be smoother as the main sensor comes with gyro-EIS.
As for selfie cameras, Galaxy A50s has a slight advantage due to the larger sensor and a wider field-of-view.
Battery and Charging
OPPO A9 2020 is made to last with its gigantic 5000mAh battery. It’s even capable of reverse charging via its MicroUSB port. Yep, it still uses that old port. To further add insult, charging is rated at a standard and slow 10W. On the flip side, Galaxy A50s may be coming with less generous 4000mAh but it already supports USB Type-C and 15W fast adaptive charging.
If we’re to recommend each phone, we love the extra offerings of OPPO A9 2020. It’s a great phone for those who just want pretty pictures and long-lasting battery life. But if you’re a geek, the Galaxy A50s is the right choice for you. It has a better screen quality and true mid-range features like fast charging, and under-screen scanner.
|Specs||OPPO A9 2020||Samsung Galaxy A50s|
|Display||6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD, teardrop notch||6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED, Inifinity-U notch|
|Dimensions||163.6 x 75.6 x 9.1 mm , 195g||158.5 x 74.5 x 7.7 mm, 169g|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)||Exynos 9611 (10nm)|
|GPU||Adreno 610||Mali-G72 MP3|
|Memory||128GB 8GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot of up to 256GB||128GB 6GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot of up to 1TB|
|Main Camera||48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.3″, 0.8µm, PDAF|
8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm, AF
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
|48 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF|
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
|Front Camera||16 MP, f/2.0, 1/3.1″, 1.0µm|
|32 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide)|
|Connectivity||4G LTE Wi-Fi ac, BT 5.0 A2DP, LE, GPS, USB Type-C, audio jack stereo speakers||4G LTE Wi-Fi ac, BT 5.0 A2DP, LE, GPS, USB Type-C, audio jack, NFC(region dependent)|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 5000mAh battery (10W charging)||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery (15W fast adaptive charging)|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6||Android 9.0 (Pie) with One UI|