Samsung Galaxy A50s

KSh26,500

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Highlights:
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 128 GB
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh
  • Camera: 48MP + 8MP + 5MP
  • Selfie: 32 MP
  • Display: 6.4 inches
  • Processor: Exynos 9610
  • Colors: Black, White, Green, Violet
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)

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Samsung Galaxy A50s

Samsung Galaxy A50s smartphone price in Kenya is 26,500 shillings. It runs on the Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system. The phone is powered by Octa-core (2.3 GHz, Quad-core, Cortex A73 + 1.7 GHz, Quad-core, Cortex A53) processor. It runs on the Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611 Chipset. It has 4 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage.

Why you should buy Galaxy A50s

  1. All-new premium 3D prism design
  2. 4,000mAh 15W Fast charging- USB Type C
  3. Exynos 9611 (10nm chipset) Octa-Core processor
  4. Samsung Pay, secured by Knox security
  5. 6.4″ FHD+ s-AMOLED Infinity-U Display
  6. 48MP(F2.0) / 8MP(F2.2) / 5MP(F2.2)
  7. 32MP (F2.0) selfie

Design

So, for design, honestly, not a lot has changed here. We still get that glass stick back with these slightly updated triple cameras set up, placed on the top right corner however we do get some cool new prismatic color options. A notable update here in the aesthetics, as I did find the earlier A50] playing in a little bit too safe and we do have a more comfortable grip because of this.

For buttons and ports, we get the same placement as the first A50. A noise-canceling micro speakerphone up top it dual SIM card tray with a dedicated micro SD card slot on the left side, volume rocker and power, but an underwrite and 3.5-millimeter audio, Jack USB type C port, mic for regular calls, and single downward-firing speaker at the bottom.

It’s great that they didn’t have to change anything on the Galaxy A50s in terms of like IO but I still do kind of have that nit-picky complaint about the A50s and it’s more of a Samsung thing than an A50s thing, the button placements. Seriously. I always find more recent Samsung smartphone buttons placed a bit high. It’s always the volume rocker or the power.

Display

Moving on for a display, the Samsung galaxy A50s gets a slightly updated display. It’s the same 6.4 inches full HD plus super AMOLED infinity U panel with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 and a pixel density of 403 pixels per inch. Display protection actually isn’t specified, but I think it’s safe to assume that we do get gorilla glass three here, just like its predecessor. What’s slightly different here with the display. Are those bezels? The A50s now has a screen to body ratio that’s 1.1% thinner than the original A50.

When it comes to media consumption, the A50s have it better than the A50. In-display settings, you’ll notice that the A50s has a vivid profile and get rid of the other AMOLED profiles found on the A50, and honestly, you do notice colors appear ever so slightly punchier, and there seems to be a slight boost in contrast and brightness. What I don’t understand is why can’t Samsung just add a vivid color profile to the A50s.

What’s inside?

It’s the same as before the downward-firing speaker produces an average sound signature that kind of lacks in both the highs and lows. It should get you through short viewings, but if you plan to just kick it back all day, I think it’d be best. If users take advantage of these slowly disappearing 3.5-millimeter audio Jack. Checking out-performance now, for hardware, the galaxy A50s gets an updated Exynos 9611 chipset coupled with the same G72 MP3 GPU. For configurations, you can get the A50s on either four or six gigs of Ram with either 64 or 128 gigs of internal storage.

On the software front, users will be greeted with Android nine pie out of the box skin with one UI on top. And to say, this is the same one UI found on the A50 would be false. This iteration of one UI comes from the newer note 10 series, get a power icon on the drop-down menu. Link to windows features also here and so much more. Early adopter, one UI users shouldn’t be too worried or sad about this as there will be one UI update with all these features shortly.

More features

Other than that, it is practically the same one UI we’ve all come to love or learn to love. It’s very clean looking as a whole, but not without its notification bugs. The galaxy A50s get face and fingerprint recognition, both of which are of the optical variety and both forms of security have been greatly improved.

The face unlocks works just the same, but that in-display fingerprint scanner is faster and seemingly more accurate at recognizing fingerprints. It’s still isn’t the fastest and the mid-range segment, which does not put a smile on our face, but either way it works. For battery, the A50s sports, the same 4,000 mAh power battery with 15 watts, fast charging capabilities. On the PC Mark battery test the galaxy A50s got a score of nine hours and 40 minutes.

Samsung Galaxy A50s Cameras

Now we do get a slight upgrade with the main lens of the rear module, as well as the front-facing camera. So for the triple camera set up, we get a new 48-megapixel main sensor, the same 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. On the front-facing side of things, we get a new 32-megapixel selfie shooter.

Now with that new 48-megapixel sensor, I didn’t expect a great difference from how images were taken on the A50s look, we can expect more detail as having a bigger sensor it should do so. We get the usual Samsung post-processing though highlights by default tend to overexpose. This can be easily remedied by tapping the focus and lowering the exposure level.

In good lighting conditions, it’s really hard to tell the difference between the quality of the 48-megapixel shooter compared to the 8 megapixel ultra-wide, but come low lighting conditions and you can tell from there. Dynamic range is adequate, not the best we’ve seen from the smartphone. The sharpening seems lacking, but that isn’t the case. The biggest con on this foray of cameras is the focus. The A50s could focus faster in my opinion, besides when you’re out taking photos every second matter.

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Subject background separation is substantial and you can see a good amount of detail on whatever is in focus. The problem is overall, the image appears soft at times especially when not perfectly focused and it does show. The updated 32-megapixel selfie shooter can hold its own and take really good selfies though.

For video, the A50s can shoot up to 4K at 30 frames per second. You also get Samsung slow-mo and super slow-mo features. Both of which are very useful even for only 720 P video. With good lighting, you can get some really good footage off of the A50s. What I find cool Is being able to record on the ultra-wide-angle lens though, on the ultra-wide, the overall quality does take a hit though.

Conclusion

You’ve got to check out the price, the Samsung galaxy A50s gets a KES 27,500 pass a price tag. This is for the six gigs of Ram plus 128 gigs of internal storage variant. If you do purchase the updated galaxy A50s, what you get is a solid mid-ranger. A bright and vibrant display, average battery life, one UI, and a set of cameras that will do way better with a couple of software updates. So, if you want a good camera performing phone, this might not be the one for you. So keep that in mind.

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