Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A50. Best of the best?!

Hello. And today’s will be dedicated to the new Xiaomi products – the Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy A50 smartphones.

Appearance

There are many differences in the appearance of the smartphones. The Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Galaxy A50 have different sizes, weight, body materials, as well as the layout of buttons and connectors.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro received glass panels with Gorilla Glass 5 from protection. The weight of the smartphone is 199 grams. The thickness is 8.8 millimeters. The smartphone received narrow frames, which allow its screen to occupy 84.9% of the front surface. The screen has a drop-shaped cutout under the front camera, the speaker is located above it. There is an infrared sensor next to it. On the right side of the smartphone there are volume and power buttons, on the left there is a slot for two Nano-format SIM cards and a microSD card. Below there are 3.5 millimeter jacks for headphones and Type-C, a microphone and a speaker.

The Samsung Galaxy A50 is smaller and lighter than its rival. The thickness is 7.7 millimeters, the weight is 166 grams. The case is plastic with a special coating applied to it. It creates an image that it’s made of glass. The smartphone has a drop-shaped cutout for the front camera and a fingerprint scanner located under the screen. The screen itself has a protective glass Gorilla Glass 3. On the right side of the case there are the volume and power buttons, and on the left there is a slot for a memory card and two Nano-format SIM cards. At the bottom there is a USB Type-C connector, a speaker and a microphone, as well as a 3.5 millimeter headphone input.

The back surface of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is also made of Gorilla Glass 5. The smartphone is available in four colors: white, black, red, and blue with a transition to black in the center of the back cover. As for the main camera, in the Pro version it is located in the center. Below there is a fingerprint scanner. It works quickly and without complaints.

On the back cover of the Samsun Galaxy A50 is a module of three cameras with a flash. It is located vertically and protrudes slightly above the body. Despite this, the smartphone lies on the horizontal plane steadily, without swaying. The Galaxy A50 is available in three colors – blue, black, and white.

Screen

The Redmi Note 8 Pro received a screen with a diagonal of 6.53 inches. It uses an IPS matrix with an aspect ratio of 19.5 to 9 and a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, which has good viewing angles. In the settings of the smartphone there is a vision protection mode and selection of color gamut.

The Samsung Galaxy A50 has a bright Super AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 6.4 inches and a resolution of 1080 by 2340 pixels. The image on the screen is clear, rich, with deep black color and maximum viewing angles. Any images and text look great on the display, regardless of lighting. In the settings of the smartphone there are many settings to adjust the brightness and color temperature.

Software

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro runs on the Android 9 Pie platform with a proprietary shell – MIUI 10. In the latest update, the shell received new features and has undergone a number of changes in design and standard applications. Gesture management mode and a new voice assistant have appeared, and the quality of photos has improved, too. In addition, the battery works much longer because of the optimisation done for the phone. In the Redmi Note 8 Pro, Game Turbo 2.0 game mode has appeared.

The Samsung Galaxy A50 is running on the Android 9 Pie with Samsung’s proprietary shell – OneUI. The main part of the functional elements of the interface of this shell is located at the bottom of the screen, and a place on top is allocated for headings and their contents. OneUI has a night mode that looks great on an AMOLED screen. Users can change the location of the navigation buttons or hide them, and use gesture control.

Camera

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is the first Xiaomi smartphone with a 64 megapixel main camera with 1.8 aperture. This was made possible thanks to the use of a new sensor from Samsung. The smartphone also has an 8-megapixel wide-angle module, depth and macro sensors, each of which is 2 megapixels. The Redmi Note 8 Pro uses a dual LED flash. As for the quality of the pictures, they are obtained with high detail, but the weight of the photos can be 20 or more megabytes. If you wish, you can switch to shooting mode at 16 megapixels. Video recording can be carried out in 4K resolution with a frequency of 30 frames per second. The front camera of the smartphone received a 20 megapixel sensor.

The Samsung Galaxy A50 has a 25 megapixel camera, which is complemented by an 8 megapixel module with 123 degree wide-angle optics and a 5 megapixel depth sensor. In daylight, the camera makes good color reproduction and detail pictures. At night, the sharpness of photos falls. Often, pictures come out blurry due to the automatic shutter speed setting being too slow. Video recording on the Galaxy A50 is in Full HD resolution. There is electronic stabilization, and it’s also possible to shoot slow-motion clips. The front camera of the smartphone is 25 megapixels. It knows how to take portrait pictures in high resolution and very good quality during the day, but in poor lighting conditions the quality of the photos decreases noticeably.

Performance

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro received the Mediatek Helio G90T gaming processor. Video accelerator Mali – G76. Thanks to this combination, all games work smartly on the smartphone, without any freezing. The smartphone is available in versions of 6 or 8 gigabytes of operational system, 64 or 128 gigabytes of internal memory, which can be supplemented with a 256 gigabyte memory card.

The Samsung Galaxy A50 uses Exynos 9610 processor and Mali-G72 video accelerator. The smartphone is available in versions of 4 or 6 gigabytes of RAM, 64 or 128 gigabytes of internal memory, which can be increased by installing a microSD card.

In the AnTuTu benchmark, the Benchmark Redmi Note 8 Pro with a two-fold margin outperforms the Samsung Galaxy A50. It gained more than 280 thousand points.

Network

As for the communication capabilities of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy A50, both smartphones support dual-band Wi-Fi, including the AC-standard. The devices use Bluetooth version 5.0. NFC-module is present in both smartphones.

Battery

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro received a non-removable lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh. In terms of autonomy, the device runs well for a whole day being in active use mode. The smartphone supports Quick Charge 4+ fast charging technology. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro wireless charging is not supported.

The Samsung Galaxy A50 is equipped with a 4000 mAh lithium-polymer battery. The smartphone supports fast charging technology. The full cycle of the battery charging is 1 hour 50 minutes. In the mode of web surfing and watching videos, the battery lasts for half a day, and only for a day in the talk mode. The Galaxy A50 does not have wireless charging.

Reviews

There are already a lot of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy A50 reviews. I’ve analyzed them and now I will tell you what the owners write about the smartphones. Let’s start with the negatives.

Negatives

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

  1. It does not support wireless charging.
  2. It’s big and heavy.
  3. It has a small amount of internal memory.

The Samsung Galaxy A50

  1. It has a plastic case.
  2. The battery runs out quickly.
  3. It has a slow fingerprint scanner.

Positives

The Xiaomi RedmiNote 8 Pro

  1. It has a 64 megapixel camera.
  2. There is an NFC module.
  3. It has a large battery capacity.
  4. IT has a high performance, all games go without brakes.

The Samsung Galaxy A50

  1. There is an NFC module.
  2. It has a bright and large screen.
  3. The OneUI shell is simple and easy to use.
  4. There is a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

So, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has a main camera consisting of four modules, the main module received a new type of sensor with 64 megapixels. The smartphone has high performance and long runtime. There is an NFC module and a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack. The Samsung Galaxy A50 also has an NFC-module and a headphone jack, but in terms of image quality and autonomy it loses to the opponent in performance.

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