Why Buy:

  • Impressive Super AMOLED display panel
  • Ample storage space
  • Good pricing
  • Good camera profile

Our Verdict

Samsung A50 is one of the best mid-range devices.  It has interesting specs that make it stand out from other phones that are within its price range.  It has an excellent full HD+ super AMOLED display with an on-screen fingerprint scanner.  128GB internal storage capacity is more than what most average users would ask for. Furthermore, there is a dedicated memory card slot that supports cards of up to 1TB.  4GB of RAM and the Octa-core processor will keep things running smoothly.

Samsung had lost a big chunk of its market share to Chinese manufacturers, the likes of Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo. In Kenya, the company was fast losing to Tecno, Infinix, and Huawei.  However, at the beginning of 2019, Samsung decided to make a big move.  The Korean phone maker decided to release smartphones that are well equipped to fight the Chinese phone companies.  One of the phones that were released is the Samsung Galaxy A50.

Design & Display

Samsung has always been known for making flagships with very attractive looks.  However, things have always changed when the company is making budget phones. Affordable Samsung Galaxy phones have always been characterized by cheap looking bodies and mediocre design.  However, the Galaxy A50 shows that Samsung has changed how it used to design its affordable phones.  Although the shell of the A50 is polycarbonate, you might think it is glass when you take a quick look at the Samsung A50 from a distance. It is a very good-looking phone that comes in Black, Blue and White colors.

Samsung minimized the camera bump on this phone, something that makes it possible to use the phone comfortable when it is placed on a flat table.  It has an in-display fingerprint scanner, a feature that few weeks before it was launched most people thought was only for flagships.  Samsung A50 is currently one of the most affordable devices with an on-display fingerprint scanner. 

Despite it having a large 6.4 inches, it is easy to hold and use the Galaxy A50 in one hand thanks to the curved edges of the back surface.  The 3.5mm headphone jack and USB type C port are the bottom.

The 6.4-inch full HD+ display gives good visual treat.  There’s a tiny infinity U notch at the top of the display that houses the front camera.  This notch is not as intrusive as the trapezoidal notches that characterize most phones that were made last year.  The display is bright and has excellent viewing angles.

Performance and Software

Samsung Galaxy A50 is powered by Exynos 9610 processor paired with 4GB of RAM.  It has 128GB expandable storage. It allows the use of microSD cards of up to 1TB.  All your applications should run smoothly. Exynos 9610 Octo-core CPU is also one of the most power efficient processors in its class.

This mobile phone ships with a 4000mAh battery pack can easily take you through a day of heavy use.

Samsung A50 runs ion Android Pie out of the package with Samsung’s one UI on top.  One UI is a breath of fresh air. It seems Samsung finally paid attention to the complains about the custom UI used in its previous phones.

Camera performance

The A50 is equipped with a triple rear camera comprising of a 25 megapixels standard shooter, an 8 megapixels wide-angle lens with 123-degrees field of view and a 5 megapixels depth sensor.  It has 25 megapixels f/2.0 front camera.  The cameras take phenomenal photos. Again, Samsung Galaxy A50 is one of the best camera phones in its class.  The camera software is awesome and HDR works really well.

At the time of writing, price of this phone was around KSh. 26,499. View Samsung A50 full specs and price in Kenya today.

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