The Samsung Galaxy A50 was an attractive smartphone with high-end features like an in-display fingerprint reader, AMOLED display, and a beefy battery. The Galaxy A50s is a slightly upgraded version of the A50, with a similar, but more attractive design, and a slightly better set of specifications. Is the A50s still worth buying? In this review, we will introduce to you Samsung Galaxy A50s price Philippines and specifications.
Samsung Galaxy A50s price Philippines
The Samsung A50s price Philippines has dropped from ₱15,990 to ₱13,990 on February 15, 2020 for the base variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant price has dropped from ₱18,990 to ₱16,990 on December 2, 2019.
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Design & Display
The display of the A50s covers around 85 percent of the front panel. There is a small teardrop notch at the top, which Samsung calls Infinity-U, for a selfie camera. While the bezels on the side and at the top are relatively slim, the bottom chin is much thicker.
The handset is available in three color variants, including Prism Crush Violet, Prism Crush White, and Prism Crush Black. We love this design because it isn’t as prone to fingerprints and smudges as the mirror-like finish of the A50.
Samsung is known for delivering great display and it did a great job on the A50s. Users can pic between the colour presets for the AMOLED panel, including Natural and Vivid mode. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and can be easily used under direct sunlight.
Powering the phone is an Exynos 9611 chipset, which has been used on several other Samsung phones. Its predecessor Galaxy A50 was equipped with an Exynos 9610. Yes, the Exynos 9611 is newer, but it is only slightly more powerful than its predecessor, so you won’t see a significant improvement in performance. The Exynos 9611 is also built on a 10nm process and comes with a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU just like the 9610.
The Galaxy A50s runs relatively smoothly for most tasks. I rarely encountered issues or crashes during my time with the phone. App loading was fast. 6GB RAM is enough for multitasking as I could switch between apps easily. However, you might sometimes encounter some stuttering.
With day-to-day usage, the Galaxy A50s performs well like browsing social media apps, video streaming, or messaging. As for gaming performance, demanding games like PUBG Mobile will likely run best at medium graphics. You can try higher settings, but it would result in fps drops and lags.
Overall, the Galaxy A50s’ performance is not too bad, but I would say it doesn’t meet my expectations for a smartphone in the price range. The Redmi K20, for example, comes with a Snapdragon 730, which is much more powerful than the Exynos 9611 in any aspect. If you care more about performance, I would recommend you stay away from Samsung’s Exynos chipset even if the Samsung A50s price Philippines has dropped.
- 48 MP main camera(f/2.0, PDAF)
- 8 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
- 5 MP depth-sensing camera (f/2.2)
- 32 MP (f/2.0)
Just like other phones with a 48MP camera, the outcomes will have a 12MP resolution by default. However, you can switch to the 48MP mode and take full advantage of the 48MP resolution. However, you will have to dig quite deep to find the option as it is buried in the photo aspect ratio menu.
The camera app’s UI is quite packed with 4 rows of controls. You can easily switch between the main and wide-angle cameras simply by toggling the slider. However, you can also easily lose track of which camera is active. If you use cameras a lot, I would recommend changing the camera UI. Samsung allows users to hide some of the modes such as Panorama, Food, Super Slow-mo or reorders the modes that you want to keep.
In daylight, the main camera took great photos with crisp textures, lots of details, and vibrant colors. For close-up shots, the depth-of-field looks natural even without the Live Focus effect. The camera was also pretty quick to lock focus. The Live Focus is useful, but it doesn’t guarantee perfect results as some of the photos lacked details. Sadly, the ultra-wide-angle camera isn’t as good as the other two cameras. It captured relatively skewed photos with an unrealistic perspective.
We were also not happy with its low-light photography. It often required a while to lock focus or even failed to do so. The photos looked decent if you don’t zoom in to check details. The ultra-wide-angle camera’s performance was even worse. The Night Mode did help improve the tone and brightness of the shots from main and wide-angle cameras, but not the macro camera.
The Galaxy A51 or Galaxy A71 are better options if you prefer a more recent smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy A50s review: Battery life
The Galaxy A50s has the same battery capacity as the A50. The battery life is decent as the phone can last around a day. The battery life is pretty consistent and I only noticed a low battery drain for standby mode. You can use the Always-On display feature as it doesn’t drain much battery.
Even though the Samsung Galaxy A50s supports 15W fast charging technology, Samsung only includes a standard 10W charger inside the box. Therefore, if you want to charge the phone faster, you will have to separately purchase a 15W charger. With the fast charger, it will take around 1 and a half hours for the phone to fully charge.
Samsung Galaxy A50s price Philippines & Specifications: Verdict
Are you happy with Samsung A50s price Philippines specs? Overall, the Galaxy A50 is a decent smartphone, but very similar to the Galaxy A50. It has a lightweight and sleek design and a wonderful AMOLED panel. The performance is sufficient for day-to-day usage and the phone can last for a full day. I hope that our review of the Samsung Galaxy A50s price Philippines and specifications is of help. We also have also reviewed lots of other smartphones on our website techiestuffph.com to help you pick the best phone.