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Samsung Galaxy A50s vs Galaxy A50 Specs Comparison – Should You Even Care?

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Among the mid-range A Series 2019 of Samsung, the Galaxy A50 is the most popular. Due to the increasing competition in the mid-range market, the company caved in and released an affordable smartphone that seems worthy of the P17,990 price tag. But after a few months, Samsung has permanently dropped the price to P15,990. And right in the middle of the year, the company announced the Galaxy A50s. A slightly improved version with no specified date of release as well as the price. But if we have to guess, we feel like it’s going to be released in the Philippines for the original P17,990 price of the older sibling.

Samsung Galaxy A50s and A50 Differences

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Galaxy A50s

Advantages of Galaxy A50s

  1. 48MP main camera
  2. 32MP selfie camera
  3. New Design
  4. Green and purple colors

Advantages of Galaxy A50

  1. Blue and Coral colors

Galaxy A50s and Galaxy A50 Similarities

  1. Super AMOLED panel
  2. FHD+ resolution
  3. polycarbonate frame and glass-tic back panel
  4. Android 9 Pie with One UI
  5. Exynos 9610 SoC
  6. dedicated microSD slot of up to 1TB
  7. up to 6GB/128GB
  8. triple-main camera
  9. single selfie camera
  10. audio jack
  11. Wi-Fi ac
  12. USB Type-C
  13. NFC
  14. Bluetooth 5.0
  15. under-screen fingerprint scanner
  16. 4000mAh battery
  17. 15W fast charging

Which is a better buy between the Galaxy A50s and A50?

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Galaxy A50

Design and Display

Coming from the Galaxy A50, you will feel at home using the Galaxy A50s. There’s a good chance you can use your current cases for the newer model. But given the new holographic design and colors of the A50s, you don’t want to cover that.

The same story is shared with Super AMOLED display and FHD+ resolution. While Samsung did not specify any sort of Corning Gorilla Glass protection, it’s also likely the same as the A50 (if there is any).

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Performance

Running Samsung’s Exynos 9610, don’t expect any sort of performance boost. The same for the amount of RAM and internal storage. You still get the same Android 9 Pie with One UI experience.

Cameras

The main differences here are the main and selfie cameras. The back sensor has been swapped with a 48MP f2.0 sensor, which is the most popular among smartphones. Due to the smaller aperture, low-light shots might be a bit brighter on the A50 with its 25MP f1.7 sensor. As for the rest of the triple-camera setup, it’s the same 8MP f2.2 ultrawide and 5MP f2.2 depth sensors.

The selfie camera gets a small boost, too, thanks to a larger 32MP sensor. There’s no change in aperture size, but expect crisper-looking photos and larger file sizes.

Battery and Charging

While we prefer having larger battery capacity, 4000mAh capacity continues to be sufficient for most users. Bundled in the box is a 15W fast adaptive charger by Samsung.

Conclusion

A small price increase for a small camera improvement — that’s what we expect from Samsung. That said, should you even buy the Galaxy A50 now that it’s cheaper? Why not. It’s still a great mid-range phone at a more affordable price.

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Specs Samsung Galaxy A50 Samsung Galaxy A50s
Display 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 3?
Dimensions 158.5 x 74.5 x 7.7 mm , 169g 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm, 166g
Chipset Exynos 9610 (10nm) Exynos 9610 (10nm)
GPU Mali-G72 MP3 Mali-G72 MP3
Memory 6GB/128GB+ dedicated microSD slot of up to 1TB 6GB/128GB+ dedicated microSD slot of up to 1TB
Main Camera 5 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
48 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
Front Camera 32 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide) 25 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide)
Connectivity 4G LTE Wi-Fi ac, BT 5.0 A2DP, LE, GPS, USB Type-C, audio jack 4G LTE Wi-Fi ac, BT 5.0 A2DP, LE, GPS, USB Type-C, audio jack
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery (15W charging) Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery (15W charging)
OS Android 9.0 (Pie) with One UI Android 9.0 (Pie) with One UI
Official Price P17,990

P15,990

estimated around P17,990
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