The Galaxy A50 is certainly one of eight(!) Galaxy telephones that Samsung launched this 12 months — a household that features the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10E, S10 5G, Galaxy Fold and the lately launched Word 10 and Word 10 Plus. However at $350, the A50 is the most cost effective cellphone of the lot, and it is certainly one of two of your finest choices for a stable Android cellphone beneath $400.
That different selection, should you’re not acquainted, is the $300 Motorola Moto G7. For the previous few years, Motorola’s G-series has persistently ranked as our favourite funds cellphone and the G7 continues this legacy as an distinctive cellphone for its worth.
All in all, we nonetheless love the Moto G7. It is a improbable inexpensive cellphone, and it gained our Editors’ Selection for its cheap worth, good digicam, and dependable efficiency. However I do suppose the Galaxy A50 is best, regardless of its larger worth. You probably have an additional $50 to spare, go for the Galaxy A50 over the Moto G7. Although it does not shoot 4K video and I am not an enormous fan of Samsung’s One UI, the A50’s superior digicam, sleeker design, and enduring battery life make it the higher cellphone.
Design: Galaxy A50 seems to be higher, however has no water safety
Although each telephones are related in measurement and design, there are a couple of particulars that elevate the Galaxy A50 above the Moto G7. For example, the Moto G7 has a bigger digicam bump on the again. Having a bump is not a deal breaker, and a whole lot of telephones have it together with the iPhone. The Galaxy A50’s digicam is far more flushed, it seems to be flatter and sleeker. The on-screen digicam notch for the front-facing digicam can also be smaller, so it is much less obtrusive if you’re viewing the show. Lastly, as a result of the Galaxy A50 has an in-screen fingerprint scanner, the gadget seems to be extra seamless general. The Moto G7, then again, has a visual reader on the again that is emblazoned with the Motorola emblem (and there is a Motorola emblem on the entrance too, on the underside bezel), which is not as interesting.
As well as, the Galaxy A50 has an AMOLED show in comparison with the Moto G7’s LCD display. Although each telephones have about the identical decision and pixel density, the Galaxy A50 display is brighter and colours are rather more vibrant. Blacks are a lot darker and inkier as nicely. When viewing each telephones at totally different angles, the colour shift is extra extreme on the Moto G7 too. Which means colours wash out dramatically and the display seems to get dimmer at sure angles.
One benefit the Moto G7 does have is that it is barely water repellent. You’ll be able to’t totally submerge it underwater, however it does have a nano-coating that protects it in opposition to mild water sprinkles and splashes. Samsung didn’t add water safety to the A50.
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The digicam bump on the A50 is much less outstanding.
Digicam: Do not care about 4K video? Galaxy A50’s digicam is superior
Each the Galaxy A50 and Moto G7 take clear and shiny photographs when situations are ultimate, as in settings with a whole lot of even lighting. And whereas the Galaxy A50 can file solely 1080p video (in comparison with the Moto G7’s 4K most), the Galaxy A50’s digicam nonetheless pulls forward of the Moto G7 in some ways.
Photos are sharper, so you possibly can see finer particulars in issues like leaves and bricks. In low mild, the A50 brightens and punches up colours, whereas photographs taken with the G7 are muddier with a lot hazier and washed out colours. The A50 additionally has a wider dynamic vary, that means scenes with totally different lighting conditions are uncovered extra evenly in comparison with the Moto G7. I did discover that there have been instances when the A50’s HDR impact appeared a little bit too unrealistic, however I most popular it over the Moto G7 nonetheless. The Galaxy A50 has a second wide-angle digicam too, that means you seize extra content material inside every body. That is helpful if you need to seize huge landscapes and surroundings too.
The Galaxy A50 (left) brightened up this scene and has a wider dynamic vary in comparison with the Moto G7 (proper).