8/10
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The Samsung Galaxy A50 currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 34 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.3 GHz
Screen Size
6.4"
Camera
25+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


The Wirecutter

The Galaxy A50 works on all major carriers, and we like its vibrant OLED screen. However, Samsung uses a more cluttered version of Android that isn’t guaranteed to stay up to date.

- Ryan Whitwam, The Wirecutter
PC Magazine

The Samsung Galaxy A50 is a solid midrange phone with good looks, a gorgeous OLED display, and solid battery life. If you're a die-hard Samsung fan in search of a good midrange handset, this is your best bet. If not, you should consider the Pixel 3a. It checks off all the same boxes as the A50, alon...

- Steven Winkelman, PC Magazine
Android Headlines

The Samsung Galaxy A50 is, without question, among the highest-value devices on the planet. Not only has Samsung gone out of its way in a bid to recreate an experience that emulates its flagships. The company has arguably achieved that very goal.

- Daniel Golightly, Android Headlines
Tech Advisor

There are better mid-range phones out there, but the Galaxy A50 is a great choice for those wanting an S10 without the flagship price. It's got a great screen, decent cameras and an attractive design. We're just not so keen on the fingerprint scanner and the performance can lag at times.

- Chris Martin, Tech Advisor
Tom's Guide

While the Galaxy A50's camera won't dazzle you like the Pixel 3a's, the Galaxy A50 is still an excellent value with a class-leading display. We just wish it was available from more carriers.

- Adam Ismail, Tom's Guide


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Samsung released the Galaxy A50 on February 28, 2019.


The Galaxy A50 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Samsung Galaxy A50 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Galaxy A50 user manual here.


Samsung backs up the Galaxy A50 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Galaxy A50 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.4"

The Samsung Galaxy A50's screen size is 6.4 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.3 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 7 9610 Octa-core 2.3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
25+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 25+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 25+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1380 minutes, 900 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy A50 Specs

Overview
Release date February 28, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
2100/800/850/900 /1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Samsung Exynos 7 9610 Octa-core 2.3 GHz
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
RAM 4/6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.34 W/kg
Body: 0.45 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1140 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 900 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 840 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1380 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 15 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Pink, Blue, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.8 x 7.4 x 0.8 cm (6.2 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 166 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density 403 pixels
Size 6.4 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Infinity-U
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
25+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
No
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, 2nd camera feature (5 MP, F2.2), 3rd camera feature (8 MP, F2.2), Super Slow-mo recording, HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
25+ megapixels
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-A505F

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Critic Reviews


The Wirecutter

Modern design with support for all carriers

from The Wirecutter

The Galaxy A50 works on all major carriers, and we like its vibrant OLED screen. However, Samsung uses a more cluttered version of Android that isn’t guaranteed to stay up to date.

Read full review

The Galaxy A50 works on all major carriers, and we like its vibrant OLED screen. However, Samsung uses a more cluttered version of Android that isn’t guaranteed to stay up to date.

Read full review

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PC Magazine

Offers a handsome design and decent midrange specs

from PC Magazine

The Samsung Galaxy A50 is a solid midrange phone with good looks, a gorgeous OLED display, and solid battery life. If you're a die-hard Samsung fan in search of a good midrange handset, this is your best bet. If not, you should consider the Pixel 3a. It checks off all the same boxes as the A50, a...More

The Samsung Galaxy A50 is a solid midrange phone with good looks, a gorgeous OLED display, and solid battery life. If you're a die-hard Samsung fan in search of a good midrange handset, this is your best bet. If not, you should consider the Pixel 3a. It checks off all the same boxes as the A50, along with a superior fingerprint sensor, faster performance, better camera quality, and guaranteed software updates.

Read full review

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Android Headlines

A smartly made mid-range flagship

from Android Headlines

The Samsung Galaxy A50 is, without question, among the highest-value devices on the planet. Not only has Samsung gone out of its way in a bid to recreate an experience that emulates its flagships. The company has arguably achieved that very goal.

Read full review

The Samsung Galaxy A50 is, without question, among the highest-value devices on the planet. Not only has Samsung gone out of its way in a bid to recreate an experience that emulates its flagships. The company has arguably achieved that very goal.

Read full review

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Tech Advisor

There really is a lot to like

from Tech Advisor

There are better mid-range phones out there, but the Galaxy A50 is a great choice for those wanting an S10 without the flagship price. It's got a great screen, decent cameras and an attractive design. We're just not so keen on the fingerprint scanner and the performance can lag at times.

Read full review

There are better mid-range phones out there, but the Galaxy A50 is a great choice for those wanting an S10 without the flagship price. It's got a great screen, decent cameras and an attractive design. We're just not so keen on the fingerprint scanner and the performance can lag at times.

Read full review

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Tom's Guide

A great cheap phone

from Tom's Guide

While the Galaxy A50's camera won't dazzle you like the Pixel 3a's, the Galaxy A50 is still an excellent value with a class-leading display. We just wish it was available from more carriers.

Read full review

While the Galaxy A50's camera won't dazzle you like the Pixel 3a's, the Galaxy A50 is still an excellent value with a class-leading display. We just wish it was available from more carriers.

Read full review

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ZDNet

Affordable powerful Android phone with attractive cellular options

from ZDNet

It offers a lot of what the flagship Samsung phones offer at a fraction of the price. The Samsung Exynos processor worked well for me during my testing, but I am also using my phones for work more than for gaming. The A50 camera is very capable and helps you take decent shots that are more than adequate for sharing with family and friends.

Read full review

It offers a lot of what the flagship Samsung phones offer at a fraction of the price. The Samsung Exynos processor worked well for me during my testing, but I am also using my phones for work more than for gaming. The A50 camera is very capable and helps you take decent shots that are more than adequate for sharing with family and friends.

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PCWorld

A great phone with a great display that belies its $350 price tag

from PCWorld

At $350, there’s a lot to recommend. It has a nice design, a very solid screen, and a solid camera. One rub is that it’s not available on AT&T or T-Mobile yet (and Samsung hasn’t announced whether it will be), but it’s hardly the only budget phone to be locked out of certain carriers....More

At $350, there’s a lot to recommend. It has a nice design, a very solid screen, and a solid camera. One rub is that it’s not available on AT&T or T-Mobile yet (and Samsung hasn’t announced whether it will be), but it’s hardly the only budget phone to be locked out of certain carriers. It brings enough to the table where non-subscribers might even consider switching.

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Good Gear Guide

A $350 phone that gives Galaxy a whole new meaning

from Good Gear Guide

At $350, there’s a lot to recommend. It has a nice design, a very solid screen, and a solid camera. One rub is that it’s not available on AT&T or T-Mobile yet (and Samsung hasn’t announced whether it will be), but it’s hardly the only budget phone to be locked out of certain carriers....More

At $350, there’s a lot to recommend. It has a nice design, a very solid screen, and a solid camera. One rub is that it’s not available on AT&T or T-Mobile yet (and Samsung hasn’t announced whether it will be), but it’s hardly the only budget phone to be locked out of certain carriers. It brings enough to the table where non-subscribers might even consider switching.

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Cnet

One of the best budget phones

from Cnet

Though not water repellant like the Moto G7, the Galaxy A50 is worth the extra $50 for its superior camera and enduring battery.

Read full review

Though not water repellant like the Moto G7, the Galaxy A50 is worth the extra $50 for its superior camera and enduring battery.

Read full review

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Digital Trends

A great phone

from Digital Trends

The Galaxy A50 shows Samsung can make excellent phones, no matter the cost. Competition in this price range is stiff, though, and there are a few areas where Google’s Pixel 3a still pulls ahead.

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The Galaxy A50 shows Samsung can make excellent phones, no matter the cost. Competition in this price range is stiff, though, and there are a few areas where Google’s Pixel 3a still pulls ahead.

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