Samsung Galaxy A50 VS Samsung Galaxy A30 – Both smartphones showed up in the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. We know the Galaxy A50 is the bigger brother but will the Galaxy A30 make a strong case against it? In this article, we’ll be comparing the Samsung Galaxy A50 with the Samsung Galaxy A30. To find out more, keep reading 🙂
Samsung Galaxy A50 VS Samsung Galaxy A30 – Design
The design is pretty much the same, which is a win for the lesser priced Galaxy A30. They both measure 7.7 mm in thickness and comes with an IP 68 water resistant rating. The body build is the same in both devices, we have a glass front, polymer back and plastic silver painted the frame. The Galaxy A30 body colour options are Black, White and Blue. While the Galaxy A50 comes with the three body colour options plus a Coral body colour option. The Galaxy A50 features an under-display fingerprint sensor. Whereas the Galaxy A30 features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Samsung Galaxy A50 VS Samsung Galaxy A30 – Display
Another win for the Galaxy A30 as their display is virtually the same. They both come with a 6.4 inches Super AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display features 1080 x 2340 pixels and 403 PPI density.
On paper, the Galaxy A50 features a better camera than the Galaxy A30. The Galaxy A50 features a triple rear camera of 25 MP, 8 MP and 5 MP sensors. Whereas the Galaxy A30 sports a dual rear camera of 16 MP and 5 MP sensors. The camera of the Galaxy A50 can record 4K video at 30 frames per second. While the camera if the Galaxy A30 can only record 1080p video at 30 frames per second.
At the front camera system, the Galaxy A50 sports a 25 MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture. While the Galaxy A30 sports a 16 MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture.
This where the Galaxy A50 truly differentiates from the Galaxy A30. The Galaxy A30 packs a mid-range Exynos 7885 chipset built on 14 nm manufacturing process. Whereas, the Galaxy A50 packs a high-end Exynos 9610 chipset built on 10 nm manufacturing process. Both phones have a memory variant of 4 GB RAM with 64 GB storage. The Galaxy A50 second memory option is a 6GB RAM with 128 GB storage. While the Galaxy A30 second memory option is a smaller 3 GB RAM with 32 GB storage.
Both the Galaxy A50 and the Galaxy A30 runs on Android 9.0 Pie with One UI custom skin overlaid on top of it. The software runs smoothly on both devices and features most of Samsung apps including Bixby assistant.
Battery life is the same on both the Galaxy A50 and the Galaxy A30. They both pack a non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery and supports 15W fast charging.
The 4GB/64GB model of the Galaxy A50 cost around $295. That same memory model on the Galaxy A30 cost around $237. Both smartphones have same battery and display specs. But the Galaxy A50 comes with a powerful flagship chipset and a better camera specs. The Galaxy A50 at $295 is the best value for money among these two devices.