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Why Buy the Samsung Galaxy A50 and is it Worth it?
- 08 Oct, 2019
With the overabundance of flagship launches within the last six months and accompanying hype, it’s been easy to overlook several of the mid-range options that have been released.
It would be criminal to do this with the Samsung Galaxy A50.
It manages to include some of the features that you would usually only expect from a high-end handset, wrapping it up in a stunning design, for a spit of the cost.
Here are some of the reasons why we believe that the Samsung Galaxy A50 is a mid-range device you need to consider, highlighting just some of the features at play.
5 Reasons to Buy the Samsung Galaxy A50
#1: Triple-lens camera
There are endless benefits of having a device with multiple lenses, however these are often reserved for more flagship devices. But not when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy A50.
The A50 has been crafted with a triple-lens rear camera, consisting of a 25MP main lens with an f/1.7 aperture for bright, clear photos all day, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens (f/2.2) with a 123-degree field of view and a 5MP (f/2.2) depth camera, perfect for adjusting depth of field.
This setup is quite phenomenal for a mid-ranger and allows you to capture highly detailed images including immersive panoramic landscapes. Portrait photography is exceptional thanks to the 5MP depth sensor, giving you full control over the amount of background blur that you want to apply to an image.
Further, expert AI tech ensures that every photo you take is Instagram-ready with Scene Optimiser. This tech recognises different scenarios and enhances them accordingly, giving optimum levels of things such as brightness and saturation. Flaw detection similarly works to catch blinks, blurs and backlighting so that you can get the right shot in the right moment.
#2: Convenient security
Your smartphone devices stores it all – contacts, pictures, messages and more – so security measures are of paramount importance when choosing your new device. The Samsung Galaxy A50 comes with a number of features to make this easy for you.
The first of these is Face Unlock which allows you to instantly unlock your device simply by holding your smartphone to your face. In setting this up, your front camera will scan your face and map your biometric data. This grants mobile access to you alone, ensuring your personal data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
The A50 is also Samsung’s first mid-ranger to come with an optical in-screen fingerprint scanner. Not only does this streamline design, but it works in a similar way by storing and recognising the biometrics of your finger.
Alongside this, Samsung’s One UI has a Secure Folder function; a security solution that lets you create a private and encrypted space to store content such as photos and other documents under an additional layer of protection.
#3: Stunning display
Samsung has become deservedly renowned for producing some striking displays, and they haven’t held back when it comes to their latest mid-ranger.
The Galaxy A50 comes crafted with a 6.4-inch Infinity-U Super AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2340 FHD+ resolution. This gives vivid colours, extremely high brightness levels, deep blacks and exceptionally wide viewing angles – with the option to tweak settings according to your preferences.
The Super AMOLED panel covers the phone edge-to-edge for an almost bezel-less experience that comes into its own when viewing media. Indeed, the Galaxy A50 has an impressive 85.2% screen to body ratio, making the most of every single inch. With support for the Widevine L1 DRM, the A50 is also capable of streaming HD content from Netflix.
#4: Improved One UI Interface
If you’ve been the proud owner of a Samsung device previously, then you’ll notice that the interface has been completely overhauled and streamlined for a more intuitive performance.
One UI is straightforward and ridiculously easy to use and become accustomed to, with colourful iconography and nifty animations. The focus is clearly on ease and intuition and hardware and software combine when it comes to the Galaxy A50, with content right at your fingertips so that you can access it faster.
There are a plethora of options available so that you can tweak the software exactly to your liking, whilst improved tech learns your behaviour patterns and adjusts accordingly. For example, if you turn the brightness down on your screen at a certain time of day, the A50 will remember this and do it for you.
#5: Premium Design
We’ve touched on the Infinity display adorning the front, however the overall build of the Samsung Galaxy A50 is equally as striking.
The A50 is slim and ergonomic, sitting comfortably in the hand thanks to the seamless curves on all sides. Indeed, the back panel of the device is crafted from 3D glasstic (plastic that looks like glass) for a very smooth finish and we’re big fans of this here at Clove. Four colour variations are available; white, black, coral or blue, however there’s much more to the story than this, as each has a gradient colouring, giving colourful rainbow-like reflections depending on the angle in which the A50 is held.
In using plastic, Samsung has also kept the overall weight of the phone down to 166g, making it all the more comfortable in hand.
Is the Samsung Galaxy A50 Worth Buying?
Based on these key features, we believe that the Samsung Galaxy A50 is an essential device for those looking for a mid-ranger with several features usually reserved for higher tier phones.
But are there better all-round value-for-money options?
It’s important to remember that the Samsung Galaxy A50 is only a spit under £300 inc-VAT.
If smartphone photography is important to you, then you’re not going to find many better camera setups for this kind of money. Three different lenses suit a whole variety of needs and Samsung’s AI tech is really quite something.
You’re also not going to find many better displays at any price, let alone £300.
The Samsung Galaxy A50 is a true all-rounder and is easily one of the best value-for-money options on the market right now. You’d be mad to miss out!
Samsung Galaxy A50 Key Features
- Android 9 (Pie) with One UI
- 4-inch 1080 x 2340 Super AMOLED Infinity-U display
- Samsung Exynos 9610 Octa-core processor
- 128GB with 6GB RAM
- MicroSD support (up to 512GB)
- TRIPLE 25MP + 8MP + 5MP rear cameras with phase-detection autofocus
- 25MP selfie camera
- 4,000mAh battery with fast charging
- Gorilla Glass 3 / USB Type-C / 3.5mm audio jack
Where Can I Buy the Samsung Galaxy A50?
As always, the Samsung Galaxy A50 is available from Clove Technology, with same-day worldwide dispatch.
Whether you’re looking for a Single or Dual SIM variant, UK or EU Model, we have the Samsung Galaxy A50 available in White, Black, Coral and Blue.