Samsung Galaxy A50 review

In my Samsung Galaxy A50 review, I take a look at a phone with a superb display and an amazing triple camera. This Samsung phone gives you a lot of what the Galaxy A80 has, but without the expense of the rotating camera module.
 

Samsung Galaxy A50 design

 

 

The Samsung Galaxy A50 has a large 6.4-inch Infinity-U Display. This is a great screen for enjoying media and gaming thanks to its near bezel-less form. The Super AMOLED display includes Always On features and has an FHD+ resolution at 2,340x 1,080 pixels.
 


 
 
A 3D glass back feels comfortable in the hand and there are four colours to choose from; Black, Blue, Coral, or White. The phone is slim at 7.7mm and it isn’t overly heavy at 166g making it perfect for one-handed use.
 

Samsung Galaxy A50 features

 
The Samsung Galaxy A50 has a powerful 2.3GHz octa-core processor with 4GB RAM. This configuration of processor and RAM makes the phone performance impressive. Apps open in a fraction of a second, multitasking or playing intensive games is seamless. The Samsung Galaxy A50 has a 128GB internal memory and this can be expanded in the future with a memory card of up to 512GB.
 


 

This smartphone is one of those going with the new on-screen fingerprint technology. Instead of placing your finger on a dedicated sensor or button, you place your finger on the lower half of the screen to unlock the phone. Other security features include Face Recognition or Secure Folder to store documents and photos in a protected folder.
 

Samsung phones have the Bixby assistant and it has plenty of handy features. The Bixby assistant has three main modes:
 

  • Bixby Vision – translate text, scan business cards, and search for things that you see when you are out and about
  • Bixby Home – collects useful content and apps based on your usage patterns
  • Bixby AR – make use of augmented reality and see what you would look like with virtual makeup on or while wearing sunglasses that you can buy online

 
The Samsung Galaxy A50 uses the Samsung One UI. This user interface has a special Night Mode and a number of refinements that make the experience unique. The user interface is based on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system and allows you to download apps and content from both the Galaxy Apps Store and from Google Play.
 


 

Useful features include Split Screen mode, Multi Window mode, and Kids Home. Kids Home offers a selection of apps that are appropriate to the age group. As a parent, you can set daily playtime limits.
 

Other features include Dolby Atmos surround sound, Samsung Health, and Game Launcher. Game Launcher collects all of your games into one place and lets you control phone performance. You can choose to have the phone focus on power saving, performance, or select a balance between the two.
 


 

The Samsung Galaxy A50 has a large capacity 4,000mAh battery. The battery can provide up to 92 hours of audio playback, or up to 19 hours of video, or up to 15 hours of web browsing.
 

When you want to recharge, connect the symmetrical USB Type-C 15W Fast Charger and top the battery up in super-fast time.
 

Samsung Galaxy A50 camera

 

 

The Samsung Galaxy A50 has a triple-lens camera that gives an advanced photography experience not usually seen on a smartphone. The three lenses are:
 

  • 8MP Ultra-Wide lens – with a 123-degree field of vision, the same as a human eye
  • 25MP main lens – capture clear day shots and capture more light for night photos with less noise
  • 5MP depth lens – capture photos with an accurate background blur effect

 

 
 
An AI Scene Optimiser takes on all of the setting work for you, and even if you go into Pro mode and make adjustments yourself the AI is hard to beat. The optimiser controls saturation and brightness levels for 20 different categories such as flowers, sunset, snow, bird, and text. Flaw Detection alerts you to problems such as someone blinking, poor backlighting, or the blurring of faces.
 
 
Other camera tools that you might like to experiment with include an animated GIF maker, Super Slo-mo, and Hyperlapse mode.
 


 

The 25MP selfie camera includes Selfie Focus to capture bokeh effects with background blurring. There are other ways to make selfie photos stand out such as converting your image to an emoji with My Emoji, AR Emojis, and AR Stickers that include stamps and filters.
 

Verdict:
 

The quality of the Samsung Galaxy A50 is what you would expect from this noted manufacturer. The fact that you get a lot of the high-end A80 features at a fraction of the price makes this an excellent choice for your next phone.

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