Samsung Galaxy a30 vs a50? Which is best to Buy?

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Most major smartphone brands have a mid-range of models that cater to a segment that wants to spend only a certain amount of money. Even Apple introduced such lines in the recent few years, as they realised it was a huge chunk of sales they missed out on. Samsung, on the other hand, has always had multiple lines within that bound.

Samsung Galaxy a30 vs a50


Over the years Samsung has put some of these lines to rest, one of the more successful ones is their Samsung Galaxy A series. In 2019 they released a few models under the Galaxy A label. Among those models the Samsung Galaxy A30 and the Samsung Galaxy A50 are comparable.

With these two models, there are many things that are common. Both have the same size as far as the touch screen goes, even with similar display technology; using AMOLED. The pixel count is the same as are the pixels per inch. 

The OS both the phones are using is Google’s Android 9 Pie, an OS that has machine learning abilities making for better overall performance by improved management of resources. Connectivity and sensors are both the same too, as is the battery capacity at 4000mAh. The underlying battery technology is also similar, both rely on Li-Polymer cells.

One of the major differences comes when we look at the internal specs. These smartphones both are using an octa-core processor, with the Galaxy A30 making use of the Exynos 7904 which is built using the 14nm process. For the Galaxy A50, Samsung went with the Exynos 9610 that they used the 10nm process for. The latter is a newer model and is more powerful, with a more miniature micro-architecture.

Although the Galaxy A30 and A50 both have 4GB of RAM in the models available in Pakistan, the storage space varies. With the former having 64GB of built-in space while the latter has double that at 128GB. They also both have the dedicated MicroSD card slot that allows one to expand their storage. The storage expansion supported by both can add on another 512GB of space.

The other major difference is in the camera modules. For the Galaxy A30 the back was given a dual-camera set up. The first is a 16MP with an aperture of f/1.9 and the second is an ultrawide at 5MP and f/2.2. For the A30’s selfie shooter they have installed a 16MP camera with an aperture of f/1.9. 

Here too the Galaxy A50 wins out, with its main camera system being a triple camera one. Starting with a 25MP at f/1.7, a secondary that is the ultrawide and is an 8MP camera with the aperture at f/2.4. The last is the depth sensor which is a 5MP camera and has an aperture of f/2.2. The front camera on the Galaxy A50 is a 25MP one with the aperture at f/2.0. Clearly the latter camera is a lot more powerful.

If one was to see the price difference that sets these models apart, it is not too much. Rounding off to about 10,000 rupees. The rates do change a bit with the market movement, but their price difference would remain similar. Between the Samsung Galaxy A30 and the Samsung Galaxy A50, the latter is clearly the better smartphone. Paying a little over the price of the A30 would make a big difference in performance and cameras. Given that the A50 may be a better choice if one can afford the 10,000 more.

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