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Samsung had completely lost its grip from the area of technology of smartphones in the past few years. But its new launches took it back into the track. Though after Xiaomi’s launches generally all the smartphone companies had face a lot of loss and the time took for them to take there products on to the level of Xiaomi smartphones was very long. But Samsung made a amazing entries with its M30, M20 and many other smartphones. In the latest time its Galaxy A50 is on to the top most bar whic gave it a amazing rise. 



One feature that is exclusive to the Galaxy A50 is the in-display fingerprint sensor. Unfortunately it isn’t the same ultrasonic sensor that the company has used in the flagship Galaxy S10 and Galxy S10+,  but that would have been expecting far too much at this price point. It’s something that users will love showing off and could be a big selling point in this price segment, but we’ll talk about it more later in this review.

Samsung has not stated exactly what material the rear of this phone is made of, but it feels like plastic or polycarbonate. The panel curves slightly to meet the metal rim and there are no sharp edges anywhere. There are three colour options – black, white, and blue. 

The rear panel of our black review unit was more like a translucent grey with an irredescent quality to it that makes light refract into rainbow patterns. You’ll see this especially at the edges of the phone when you move it around under strong light. Unfortunately the surface is very glossy and so it gets completely smudged pretty much the moment you touch it. After using our review unit very carefully with its bundled plastic case for a few days, we still noticed a few tiny little scratches.


Samsung is no stranger to furnishing its devices with multiple cameras and the Galaxy A50 too features a triple-camera array towards the back comprising a 25MP f/1.7 standard shooter, an 8MP wide-angle lens with a 123-degree of field of view and a 5MP depth sensor. For selfies, the smartphone comes with a 25MP f/2.0 sensor.  Clearly, Samsung is going all out in the photography department and it shows. The handset managed to click some incredible shots and barring a handful of issues, I don’t have any complaints with the A50’s cameras. I’ll sum up my experience with the smartphone in the form of bullet points, so here we go: 

1) The Samsung Galaxy A50’s primary 25MP shooter clicks phenomenal photos. The pics I shot with the phone in broad daylight had ample amounts of details, exhibited punchy colours and showcased quite possibly the best dynamic range I’ve seen on any affordable Samsung smartphone.

2) The handset comes with a scene optimiser, toggling which, the pictures look much more dramatic. I loved using this mode to click cloudy skies and sunsets, as the colours appeared more vivid and the different shades of grey in the clouds were highlighted more prominently. However, I’ll advise you against clicking macros of red / orange flowers with the feature turned on as the smartphone botches up the details in the petals quite a bit.

3) The HDR mode works really well on the device. Pictures clicked with the HDR turned on had noticeably more details in the shadows, and on the whole, the scene just felt more appealing to the eyes.

4) The wide-angle shooter gets exceptionally wide, which although helps you paint on a much, much bigger canvas, also creates a distinctive fisheye effect. Regardless, unlike most other devices which leverage a wider lens, the Galaxy A50’s module doesn’t skimp on the details. It should be noted that the scene optimizer works on the wide-angle lens as well.

5) Despite shipping with a 5MP depth sensor, the Samsung Galaxy A50 didn’t create a convincing blur effect in portrait shots. Often, the blur effect crept into the parts I wanted in focus, which wasn’t what I was expecting.

6) The 25MP front camera on the Galaxy A50 is downright excellent and there was nary an instance when I didn’t enjoy a selfie I’d taken with the smartphone. The pictures had a ton of details and unlike most smartphones from Chinese OEMs, the beauty mode on the A50 can actually be turned ‘off’. What’s more, the smartphone didn’t overexpose the background when the source of light was behind me and instead, retained the information by cleverly tweaking and exposing the frame.

Suffice it to say, if you’ve got a penchant for photography, then Samsung’s Galaxy A50 won’t disappoint you.

Performance and software

The Samsung Galaxy A50 is backed by the company’s in-house Exynos 9610 octa-core processor which in the case of my review unit, worked alongside 4GB of RAM and 64GB of user-expandable storage. However, buyers looking for a bit more grunt can opt for a 6GB RAM variant of the device too.

Now, the Exynos 9610 utilises ARM’s older Cortex-A73 performance cores which work in conjunction with battery-efficient Cortex A53 cores. Consequently, you should expect better performance from a smartphone which is backed by newer Cortex-A75 or A76 performance cores, such as the recently launched Redmi Note 7 Pro. With that out of the way, I can confirm that the performance of the A50 isn’t all that bad either.

Apps opened swiftly on the device and for the most part, multitasking was buttery smooth too. The smartphone did struggle to render animations cleanly when I was juggling between resource hungry applications like Twitter and Chrome, but that can be boiled down to the 4GB RAM model I was using. In the gaming department, the handset breezed through casual titles like Clash Royale and Alto’s Adventure, however, I had to tone down the graphics setting in demanding games like PUBG. Even then, there were some significant frame drops during intense battles, which made me lose a lot more than I otherwise would. 

As for the battery life, the Samsung Galaxy A50 ships with a 4,000mAh cell which managed to last me a full day on heavy usage. To give you a better picture, my usage involved juggling between various social media apps like Fenix, WhatsApp and Instagram, playing a Classic game of PUBG Mobile and listening to songs on Apple Music. By the time I hit the bed, the device had clocked in over four hours of screen on time, which is quite an impressive number. 


The handset starts at Rs 19,990, which honestly, is a really good price from Samsung. In fact, after a long time, I don’t feel that buyers have to pay a premium to get a capable smartphone from the company. 

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    I'm a crazy person who likes to take up new things for experiencing. Writing creations on technology is a new experience to me. Not a perfect tech savvy but can go till some extent. Will soon shift to my automobile blogging. #milyindevotees

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Saksham Bakshi

Saksham Bakshi

I'm a crazy person who likes to take up new things for experiencing. Writing creations on technology is a new experience to me. Not a perfect tech savvy but can go till some extent. Will soon shift to my automobile blogging. #milyindevotees


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