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Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB) vs Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy A50 vs Apple iPad Air 2 devices with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Apple iPad Air 2 X20Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

25
MP

25mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Samsung Galaxy A50 X10Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better device? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


20 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)vsiPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
 92%92%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
4GB LPDDR4Xvs2GB LPDDR3
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 167%100%
+Lighter
166 grams (5.81 ounces)vs444 grams (15.54 ounces)
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
 53%53%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
403 PPIvs264 PPI
 4 times100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(triple camera) 25MP + 8MP + 5MPvs(back) 8MP
Advantage
+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
LED flashvsNot supported
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvsAutofocus
 41%41%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.7 (aperture)vsf/2.4 (aperture)
 19 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 25MPvs(front) 1.2MP
 125%100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)vsHD (1280x720 pixels)
 5 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
ProximityvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face unlockvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
ANT+vsNot supported
Advantage
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
Vibrating alertvsNot supported
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.0 version A2DP

10 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)vsGalaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
 9%9%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GB (117GB user available)vs128GB (107GB user available)
 26%26%
+Thinner
6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)vs7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Advantage
+More resistant material
Aluminum body, glass frontvsPlastic body, glass front
 24%24%
+Higher resolution screen
1536x2048 pixelsvs1080x2340 pixels
 52%52%
+Larger screen
9.7"vs6.4"
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
 84%84%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
7340 mAhvs4000 mAh
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Proprietary TV-outvsNot supported
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported

23 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (under display) / Fingerprint (front-mounted)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) / 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go / MicroUSB 2.0
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 3 / Scratch-resistant glass
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
ModelGalaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Also known asGalaxy A50 SM-A505F/Dual-Sim (128GB + 4GB RAM)iPad Air 2 A1567 Cellular (4G LTE), iPad 6
Country or region availableSaudi ArabiaUnited Arab EmiratesPakistanVarious (International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateMarch, 2019October, 2014
Depth7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)
Size (width x height)74.7 x 158.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.24 in)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)
Weight166 grams (5.81 ounces)444 grams (15.54 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 8.0
Firmware updatefeature not registerediPadOS 13
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610 (10nm)64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP3PowerVR GXA6850 MP8
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (107GB user available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (117GB user available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
Screen size6.4" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels1536x2048 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Scratch-resistant glass
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Main camera(triple camera)
25 megapixels
8MP ultrawide (f/2.2 13mm)
5MP depth sensor (f/2.2)
8 megapixels
Main camera resolution5760x4320 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Front camera25 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution5760x4320 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)HD (1280x720 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKVMP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE4.0 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Coral
- 19.5:9 display ratio FHD+
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh7340 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15Wfeature not registered
Talk time1380 minutes | 23 hours | 1 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UK0.27 W/Kg (head) | 1.39 W/Kg (body)feature not registered