Samsung Galaxy A50 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro specs comparison
We’re just in the third month of 2019 and we’re already seeing plenty of new phones, especially in the mid-range segment For this comparison, we’re going to take a look at the Samsung Galaxy A50 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro. Let’s find out which one looks better on paper.
|Samsung Galaxy A50||Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro|
|6.4-inch FHD + (2340 x 1080) 19.5:9 Super AMOLED display, 403ppi||6.3-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) 19.5:9 IPS display, 409ppi|
|Gorilla Glass 3||Gorilla Glass 5|
|Samsung Exynos 9610 Octa 2.3GHz octa-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 2.0GHz octa-core CPU|
|Mali-G72 MP3 GPU||Adreno 612 GPU|
|6GB RAM + 128GB storage||6GB RAM + 128GB storage|
|4GB RAM + 64GB storage||4GB RAM + 64GB storage|
|microSD up to 512GB (dedicated slot)||microSD up to 256GB (SIM 2 slot)|
|25MP (main) + 8MP (ultrawide) + 5MP (depth) rear cameras||48MP (main) + 5MP (depth) rear cameras|
|25MP front camera||13MP front camera|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Fingerprint scanner (on-screen)||Fingerprint scanner (rear)|
|Samsung One UI (Android 9.0 Pie)||MIUI 10 (Android 9.0 Pie)|
|4,000mAh battery w/ Fast Charging||4,000mAh battery w/ Quick Charge 4|
|158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm||159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm|
Summary of advantages
Samsung Galaxy A50:
• Slightly larger screen
• Triple rear cameras with ultra wide lens
• Higher front camera resolution
• Dedicated microSD card slot
• On-screen fingerprint scanner
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro:
• Slightly higher screen pixel count
• Gorilla Glass 5
• Higher main camera resolution
• Faster traditional fingerprint scanner
Both devices sport large screens above 6-inches with tiny notches. The Galaxy A50 though is slightly larger but only by 0.1-inch. The pixel density is also in the same range with Redmi Note 7 Pro having a bit of an advantage. Perhaps the biggest difference between the two is in the choice of panels.
The Galaxy A50 uses a Super AMOLED for deeper blacks and more saturated colors, while the Redmi Note 7 Pro has an IPS with more natural colors. Either way, both devices can provide good viewing experiences. As for protection, the Redmi Note 7 Pro takes the cake for having the newer Gorilla Glass 5.
When it comes to imaging, both phones have merits. The Galaxy A50 has a triple camera setup though, consisting of a 25MP main, 8MP wide-angle, and 5MP for depth effects, making it a versatile shooter. The Redmi Note 7 Pro, on the other hand, only has a dual rear camera setup but has a higher resolution for the main camera at 48MP that is partnered to a 5MP depth camera. We’ll know more about its quality once we have both units for review.
The Galaxy A50 takes everything from here though, edging the Redmi Note 7 Pro for having a higher resolution for the selfie camera, a dedicated microSD card slot, and an on-screen fingerprint scanner for a more seamless design. Although speaking from experience, the tradition fingerprint scanner is faster.
Looking at the engine under the hood, the two are running difference chipsets – the Galaxy A50 has the Exynos 9610 Octa, while the Redmi Note 7 Pro uses a Snapdragon 675, but have the same RAM and storage configuration. We can’t determine yet which phone has the upper hand, but we’ll update this post once we have both phones for review and have done the benchmarks.
As for the price, the Galaxy A50 carries a price tag of PHP 17,990. Samsung has not disclosed the configuration but we were tipped that it is for the 4GB + 64GB model. The Redmi Note 7 Pro, on the other hand, is yet to be official here in the Philippines but it already launched in India for INR 16,999 or under PHP 13K. The price could be different if ever it arrives.
If you were to choose, which one will you get, the Samsung Galaxy A50 or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro? Let us know in the comments below.