Smartphone competition is getting tough and no one is stopping the manufacturers to release deal-breaker devices. Realme and the Korean giant, Samsung, have released almost perfect devices in the recent months like the Realme 3 and the Samsung Galaxy A series. But the competition is not yet over, will the budget-friendly Realme 3 Pro wins or will Samsung Galaxy A50 smash the former? Let’s find out.
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- Read more: Samsung Galaxy A50 Review: Is it a real midrange contender?
Build and Design
Samsung Galaxy A50 boasts its blue gradient finish at the back that is reminiscent to Galaxy S series while Realme 3 Pro has iridescent hue that shines in three colors — Gray, Purple, and Blue. Both devices look so sleek and minimalist. In front of these devices boast screen notches that don’t look awkward.
Both of these devices are built in polycarbonate frame but it is evident that Realme 3 Pro feels more solid than the Galaxy A50.
Winner: Realme 3 Pro
In terms of the display, Samsung uses its Super AMOLED technology. It has a 6.2″ 1080p Full HD+ display while Realme 3 Pro uses a Full HD+ IPS LCD panel but slightly larger at 6.3 inches. The colors are vibrant and crisp in Galaxy A50 thanks to its AMOLED display. However, Realme 3 Pro has better build, thanks to the use of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 that is proven to be robust and scratch-resistant.
Winner: Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung is known for its undisputed place on smartphone imaging. However, the competition is not yet over since the emerging of the midrange smartphones. Let’s take a camera comparison between the midranger at price, Realme 3 Pro versus Samsung Galaxy A50.
Disclaimer: All photos were captured in AUTO mode.
Daylight, 2x and 4x digital zoom capability
Lowlight (HDR on and off)
Selfies (daylight and lowlight)
In terms of camera features, Samsung Galaxy A50 has AR emojis, Pro Mode, Live Focus for bokeh, Slow motion, and Hyperlapse while Realme 3 Pro has HDR mode, Ultra-HD, Chroma Boost mode, Portrait mode, Night mode, Slow-mo, Time, Lapse and Expert mode or the Pro mode in other phones.
Surprisingly, Realme 3 Pro is capable of 4K videos, unlike Samsung Galaxy A50.
WINNER: Realme 3 Pro
Performance and Benchmarks
When it comes to performance, Realme 3 Pro has an advantage since it uses Snapdragon 710 chipset which is the best upper midrange to date. Surprisingly, it does not disappoint when it comes to hands-on performance against Samsung Galaxy A50’s Exynos 9610 2.31GHz (10nm) octa-core processor.
In Geekbench, Realme 3 Pro really stands out against other midrange devices from Samsung and Vivo, thanks to its latest upper-midrange chipset, Snapdragon 710.
|Geekbench test||Single core||Multi-core|
|Samsung Galaxy A50||1825||5205|
|Vivo V15 Pro||2386||6643|
|Realme 3 Pro||3626||7856|
AnTuTu benchmark test has also proven Realme 3 Pro’s overall performance capability winning against Samsung Galaxy A50 and A7.
|AnTuTu benchmark test||Scores|
|Samsung Galaxy A50||148065|
|Samsung Galaxy A7||149985|
|Realme 3 Pro||174523|
Winner: Realme 3 Pro
Battery and Charging
Battery endurance is one of the strongest points of both of these devices. Samsung Galaxy A50 has a 4000mAh battery capacity while Realme 3 Pro has a whopping 4045mAh. These devices also boast fast-charging capabilities but only Galaxy A50 uses USB Type-C technology for charging.
These two devices have impressively shown its beauty and robustness when it comes to build and design. Lightweight in hand, both devices really feel like flagship phones. But only one has stood out in the competition— the Realme 3 Pro.
With its stunning design language and powerful hardware specifications, its camera capability has been upgraded giving you a stand-out mobile photography experience even in low light and a processor that is considered as an epitome of almost all midrange smartphones today. You won’t definitely find a real deal aside from this!
Samsung Galaxy A50 is priced at PHP17,990 while Realme 3 Pro is PHP12,990 with its 4/64GB variant.