Samsung Galaxy A50s (6GB RAM)  +1 variation

price₹ 22,999 onwards

launchSep, 2019

53.1

excellence score

67.6

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 9 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Looks slick, and reflects off the same iridescent rainbow-like effects at the back as the Samsung Galaxy A50 when caught against light, only this one, comes with a prism-like pattern that Samsung calls a “3D prism design” - it's a head-turner no doubt
  • And while the Samsung Galaxy A50s bears a polycarbonate body, it doesn’t look cheap and sports a very premium “glassy” look overall
  • On the front is a sharp, modern panel with slim-bezels, and a U-shaped notch design (similar to Galaxy A50)
  • Facial recognition to unlock your phone works well
  • The fingerprint sensor that sits beneath the display, is a tad bit slow
  • The phone is a smudge-magnet, relatively easy to scratch, and also slippery (so you will want to use a case)

Display

  • Beautiful 6.4-inch Full HD+ Infinity-U Super AMOLED display with a high 91.6% screen-to-body ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection
  • The screen looks sharp and bright, and being an AMOLED display, you will get deep black and vivid colors - sunlight legibility is also pretty good

Software

  • Samsung's One UI is now one of the better, more clean and streamlined Android UIs around, and is well optimised for modern large displays (like this one)
  • Samsung has also added a Game Booster tool to the A50s to offer a better gaming experience
  • Other features include an intuitive gesture-based navigation system, and an option to wake up Bixby using the power button

Performance

  • Solid mid-range performance with the robust Samsung Exynos 9611 SoC (similar to Snapdragon 660 and Exynos 9610) - the experience is pleasant and smooth throughout including with games like PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9
  • Good thermal management too - the phone doesn't warm up quickly despite extended game play
  • This is however not the best performing phone in this price bracket - you will get better CPUs and stronger performance from Xiaomi and Realme phones

Camera

  • Decent set of triple rear cameras for the price bracket - a 48MP primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture; a second 5MP depth camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a third 8MP ultra-wide lens
  • The quality of the pictures from the primary camera is quite good during daylight and outdoors - the A50s handles high-contrast scenes well and adds the right amount of detail and vibrance
  • Night mode works reasonably ok for low-light situations and doesn’t add unnatural exposure to the scene
  • Portrait mode ("Live focus") works well too especially when capturing outdoor daylight scenes
  • Decent video recording performance with a dedicated 'super steady' mode which allows you to shoot decent “action” videos
  • Decent 32MP selfie camera - in daylight outdoor lighting, selfies clicked turn out quite clear (not so much is low-light though)
  • Overall, this is a fairly good camera setup for this price bracket (though not quite up to the level of the category leaders)
  • The camera app is a little bit slow to launch and there is a small shutter lag when capturing photos
  • As is right now the case with most mid-range phones, the wide-angle camera’s photos look fairly distorted, and details are soft
  • Low light performance could have been better, across the board

Audio

  • Volume levels of the speaker are a bit on the low side and could have been better - it's a little difficult to hear audio outdoors in a noisy environment

Battery

  • Very good battery life with a 4000mAh battery - you will get about 1.5 days of use
  • Although the “15 W” charger is supposed to be a fast charger, it’s not particularly fast - it takes over 3 hours for A50s to go from 0% to 100%

Verdict

  • On the whole, the A50s, while a pretty decent phone by itself, will find the competition much more intense (than what its predecessor A50 faced) - unless you are a Samsung loyalist, you will want to look at the competition especially from the likes of Realme and Xiaomi

Expert Reviews

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  1. Two steps forward, One step backward
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  3. The A50, but with a better camera
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A good offering in the mid-range segment but faces a tough competition from rivals
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Comes with its own set of hits and misses...but is still one of the better midrangers Samsung has made till date
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. gsmarena.com hands-on Read Review »
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Samsung Galaxy A50s (6GB RAM) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.4 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.3 GHz, Octa Core, Samsung Exynos 9611Ranked #22 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G72 MP3
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Other Battery Parameters
  • Internet Usage Time (4G): Upto 14 hrs
  • Internet Usage Time (WiFi): Upto 15 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: Upto 20 hrs
  • Audio Playback Time: Upto 92 hrs
  • Talktime (4G): Upto 32 hrs
Fast Charging SupportYes, 15W Fast Charging, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight166 gm
Thickness7.7 mm
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 8MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 48MP: F/2.0 Aperture; 1/2" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF
  • 8MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length; Ultrawide Lens
  • 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture; Depth Sensor
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Video: 2160p@30fps; 1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera32MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 25mm Focal Length
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor
  • ANT+

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