The Samsung Galaxy A50 and Redmi Note 7 Pro are two recently announced smartphones that promise to provide terrific value for money for buyers in 2019. Both have premium designs alongside modern features and specifications, and they’re reasonably priced, too.
Which is why we’ve decided to compare them to see which one represents more bang for your buck from a technical standpoint. But before we dive into the specs comparison between the two phones, let’s discuss pricing first.
The Samsung Galaxy A50, which will launch in the Philippines on March 13, has been tipped to retail for P17,990 (about $344 converted) when it arrives in local stores sometime this month. We’re not so sure about memory configuration, but the said price could be for the 6GB/128GB model of the device.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro, on the other hand, is expected to go on sale in India next week. The variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage will cost ₹13,999 (P10,452 or $200), while bumping up the memory to 6GB RAM and the storage to 128GB will run you ₹16,999 (P12,691 or $243). Assuming the handset also makes its way here, it could cost between P10,000 ($191) and P15,000 ($287) at local retail.
But although the latest Redmi may cost less than the Samsung Galaxy A50, it’s also less impressive from a hardware perspective. Check the table we made below.
Perhaps the most notable difference is that the Samsung phone has three cameras on the back; the Redmi Note 7 Pro has two. The extra lens on the Galaxy A50 is wide angle, which makes it better suited for group shots and landscape photography. The Note 7 Pro’s secondary sensor is used for measuring depth when taking portrait-style photos, but it’s not a standalone camera.
Additionally, the Samsung smartphone boasts an under-display fingerprint scanner, as opposed to a conventional one on the back of the Note 7 Pro. Korean manufacturer has also opted for OLED, which tends to be brighter and more vibrant than a traditional LCD.
In terms of screen size, the Note 7 Pro is slightly smaller, coming in at 6.3 inches versus the Galaxy A50’s 6.4 inches. However, both are equally sharp at 1080p. These phones also have small bezels on three sides, as well as a dewdrop notch design.
The 25MP (F1.7) camera of the #GalaxyA50 lets you capture more in low light. Shoot the way your eyes see, with the 8MP Ultra-wide 123° lens & create images with blurred backgrounds using Live Focus. #TripleCamera #ReadyAction— Samsung Mobile India (@SamsungMobileIN) March 9, 2019
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Samsung Galaxy A50
Redmi Note 7 Pro official product video
Inside, the Samsung Galaxy A50 sees a 10-nanometer Exynos 9610 running the show, while the Redmi Note 7 Pro is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 built on an 11-nanometer process.
Both of these processors are relatively new to the market, so it might be too early to say Samsung has the clear-cut advantage here. What we’re sure of, however, is that the Exynos 9610 and Snapdragon 675 should have no problems handling intensive tasks and offering smooth gaming experiences. We’ll reserve our opinion for our review of Samsung’s upcoming handset.
The Samsung Galaxy A50 is scheduled to launch alongside the Galaxy A30 on March 13 in the Philippines. Check back next week for our event coverage.
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