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Samsung Galaxy A50: 128GB
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  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 500
£12
per month
£274.00
upfront cost
O2
Galaxy A50
Samsung Galaxy A50: 128GB
Blue
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 500
£12
per month
£274.00
upfront cost
O2
Galaxy A50
Samsung Galaxy A50: 128GB
Coral
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 500
£12
per month
£274.00
upfront cost
O2
Galaxy A50
Samsung Galaxy A50: 128GB
White
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 500
£12
per month
£274.00
upfront cost
O2
Galaxy A50
Samsung Galaxy A50: 128GB
Black
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 500
£12
per month
£274.00
upfront cost
O2
Galaxy A50
Samsung Galaxy A50: 128GB
Blue
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 500
£12
per month
£274.00
upfront cost
O2
Galaxy A50
Samsung Galaxy A50: 128GB
Coral
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 500
£12
per month
£274.00
upfront cost
O2
Galaxy A50
Samsung Galaxy A50: 128GB
White
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 500
£12
per month
£274.00
upfront cost
O2
Galaxy A50
Samsung Galaxy A50: 128GB
Coral
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes 1000
£14
per month
£259.00
upfront cost
O2
Galaxy A50
Samsung Galaxy A50: 128GB
White
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes 1000
£14
per month
£259.00
upfront cost

About Samsung Galaxy A50 - Review, Specs + more

Samsung continues to push its popular Galaxy A-series of mid-range phones, and now they get new names - instead of yearly updates for the different models like A5, A7 etc, there is now a sequential number - which should cause less confusion.

So with that out of the way (see our full model rundown below) - is the A50 worth buying? We think so, but read our full review to find out the fuller picture.

Summary of contents
  1. OLED - high-end tech
  2. Galaxy A50: Under the bonnet
  3. On to the equipment...
  4. Samsung Galaxy A50 Price in UK
  5. Verdict on the Galaxy A50

 

The confusing lineup of A Series phones leaves even some gadget enthusiasts confused, so let's recap the current range:

Now that that's out of the way, let's start the review of the Galaxy A50. This is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy A5: the South Koreans have packed good hardware into this midrange phone and also attached quite a nice design to it. The result is very interesting.

If you aren't quite clear, the A range is a mid-range selection of phones, and the S range e.g. the Galaxy S10 are slightly more powerful and much more expensive. If you don't particularly need the features of the "S" range, or want to save money, then the A50 is definitely worthy of your consideration.

OLED - high-end tech

The display is one of the highlights of the Samsung Galaxy A50, because for less than £300 (for price comparison) you get a high-quality OLED display with impressive specs at first flance. For example, the 6.4-inch Full HD Plus screen (2340 x 1,080 pixels) has flagship-level brightness: in direct sunlight, the mid-range mobile turns up to 710 candelas per square metre. The chessboard contrast increases to 189: 1, a new high in our leaderboard.

As usual with an AMOLED display from Samsung, the colour space representation is excellent: the standard RGB colour space is covered to 147 percent, the extended DCI-P3 color space to 97 percent, so almost completely. A representation of HDR content with intense colours does not stand in the way of these values, as this review found.

You do not have to do HDR streaming on YouTube, Netflix or Amazon Prime Video - the Galaxy A50 is not really aimed at that segment anyway. Apart from that, the OLED display convinces us that it definitely belongs in the high-end category.

Galaxy A50: Under the bonnet

As for the processor, Samsung has installed in the Galaxy A50 its own eight-core model Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610 with 2.3 GHz clock. Its performance is on par with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 - a mid-range processor, which is among others in the Motorola Moto G7 Plus.

The Galaxy A50 shows with the processor and the 4GB of RAM in everyday use a good performance. Basically everything runs smoothly with the menus and pps, the loading times that do occasionally appear are a bit longer than with smartphones with high-end processors. But then you should expect that.

When it comes to graphics performance, the A50 even achieves slightly better results than the Qualcomm competition - but the 7.7 images per second, which reaches the middle-class mobile phone in the benchmarks, are not enough for demanding games long enough. For a Samsung Exynos 9 would be necessary, as it is installed in the Galaxy flagship ships.

For the performance nerds, there is still a smooth UI to be found here, because with "normal" tasks, the Galaxy A50 copes easily. In Android Authority's group comparison, it currently ranks between the 2018 versions of the Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A9.

A50: On to the equipment...

Although the equipment is also middle class and thus, for example, a certified dust and water protection is missing, the Samsung Galaxy A50 still comes up with some positive surprises.

Among other things, 128 GB of internal memory are on board, which is rare in a sub £300 mobile phone. About 110 GB of this are actually available in reality for UK users, as 20GB is taken up by the Android system files.

In addition, there is a support for SD memory cards up to a size of 512 GB. A separate slot is available for this, the two slots of the dual SIM function (4G / 4G) remain free.

In terms of WIFI standards and frequencies, the current standards are available: With the WLAN you get a fast connection through 802.11-ac and also Bluetooth 5.0 is included. The download via LTE Internet reaches a maximum of 600 Mbps. Both a USB Type-C interface and a jack for headphones are available, a headset with a plug is included as an accessory. The fingerprint sensor is now no longer on the back, but in the display.

The operating system is Android 9 or later versions will have Android One, with a security update at the time of testing. Samsung has heavily modified the user interface and installed a lot of its own apps. As the past has shown, this mostly delays the delivery of current Android versions, but thankfully the Galaxy phones are going to be supported for quite a long time with updates.

And with Samsung's additions to the UI, you can now choose, for example, between the language assistants: Google Assistant or Bixby - to use the latter, but you have to sign up with your own Samsung account.

Samsung Galaxy A50 Price in UK

The price for Samsung's largely convincing mid-range mobile phone is around £299 at the time of the test. This is an acceptable price, with which the Galaxy A50 but can hardly prevail against the many competitors in the market.

Verdict on the Galaxy A50

The A50 manages to strike the right balance between cheap, and feature-rich. For £310, you’re getting a pretty impressive smartphone that looks good, has a great screen, is fast enough for most people and takes decent snaps too. Indeed, Samsung need to be careful as this may just eat into the "S" range.

In short, this will be a handset that’ll be more than enough for most people.

Saying that, some Honor, Nokia and Motorola models are in the same quality range, but are in part significantly cheaper. And instead of the A50 you could instead get the high-end hitman the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 plus quite a bit of change.

As always, Samsung charge a premium - and some are happy to pay it, but the Chinese manufacturers are eating away at their bottom line all the time.

Samsung Galaxy A50: Specifications

  • Case
  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 166 g
  • Operating System
  • Platform: Android
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Display
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340
  • Performance
  • Memory Card:
  • Processor: 2.3 Ghz
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Autonomy
  • Battery Capacity: 4000
  • Camera
  • Front Camera: 25 MP
  • Back Camera: 25 MP
  • Connection
  • Connection Type: 3G
  • GPS:
  • SIM Capacity: 2
  • Network
  • WIFI:
  • WIFI Hotspot:
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Galaxy A50 Deals FAQs

The oneCompare robots are currently comparing 10120 Samsung Galaxy A50 contract deals on SIX major mobile phone network(s):

  • Samsung Galaxy A50 deals on the EE network
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  • Samsung Galaxy A50 deals on the Sky Mobile network

We'll shortly be adding Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and a few more! No other comparison website offers such a huge number of possible comparisons.

Galaxy A50: What's the cheapest monthly deal?

The cheapest monthly cost for the Galaxy A50 currently is ยฃ10.50 a month. Although this varies depending on how much upfront you want to pay - if you are looking to spend about ยฃ100 upfront then there are a number of deals on the Samsung Galaxy A50 available right now via pay monthly. If you prefer to compare SIM Only plans and don't need a handset or device then click here to compare

Galaxy A50 deals: How long does delivery take?

If your device is in stock with the retailer, then most orders will be shipped by them within 24 hours so you could have your phone tomorrow morning. If it's a pre-order then we will let you know the approximate delivery date

Is SIM Only better for Galaxy A50?

Generally speaking, SIM Only is cheaper but you don't have the benefit of paying monthly for your handset like the Samsung Galaxy A50, so it only really makes financial sense if you are in the fortunate position to be able to buy the handset outright first. Yes, it works out cheaper overall if you can do that, at least nearly always - but it is really a personal preference. Find out more about SIM Only deals here

Not sure which mobile network to go for?

oneCompare completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a real minefield. Another example, which is better? A Samsung Galaxy A50 ee contract or a Samsung Galaxy A50 Tesco Mobile contract?

The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have cruddy download speeds? But never fear - oneCompare is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts below.

Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand new Samsung Galaxy A50 contract only to find you can't use your data (never mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.

A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signals across all major mobile networks within the UK.

So which network has the best signal?

According to Which?, in their recent research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.

EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal - they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time - that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!

oneCompare's extensive deals & contract database checks for prices and details on 10120 Samsung Galaxy A50 deals, covering 4 model(s):

So what are you waiting for - search for your desired Samsung Galaxy A50 handset colour, and perfect contract using our filters.

Should I buy SIM-Only, and will it save money?

In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile phone usage requirements.

Out of our 10120 Samsung Galaxy A50 deals, our cheapest Samsung Galaxy A50 deal over the entire life of the contract is £308.00, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.

oneCompare's team have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM-free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely possible as the Mobile networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.

A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much a Samsung Galaxy A50 SIM Free phone would cost to buy i.e. this is where you buy the phone without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront.

The benefit here is flexibility: you're able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile networks often give you far better usage allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM Free Samsung Galaxy A50 handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare this cost to a regular Samsung Galaxy A50 Contract.

Did you know? You can compare SIM only deals from Sky, o2, Vodafone and all the other networks with oneCompare!

Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contracts, is to consider purchasing a pre owned Samsung Galaxy A50 phone from the likes of MusicMagpie who provide warranties and flexible handset payment terms.

What's in the box?

If you take out a contract on this device then Samsung will helpfully provide you with a charger, headphones, the device itself, and a few other things beside. See our full list of items below.

  1. Device
  2. Charging wire, UK plug
  3. Headphones
  4. USB Cabling
  5. Device
  6. SIM Card tool
  7. Quick-start booklet
  8. Warranty info

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