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Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy A50 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus X10Samsung 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 X22Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS

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!


10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)vsGalaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
 110%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GB (107GB user available)vs64GB (51GB user available)
 14%14%
+Lighter
166 grams (5.81 ounces)vs189 grams (6.62 ounces)
 10%10%
+Thinner
7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
 3%3%
+Larger screen
6.4"vs6.2"
 57%57%
+Higher resolution main camera
(triple camera) 25MP + 8MP + 5MPvs(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP
 2 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 25MPvs(front) 8MP
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
ANT+vsNot supported
 14%14%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4000 mAhvs3500 mAh
Advantage
+With more SIM card slots you can have more operators and choose which one to use
2 slots Dual-SIM
(dedicated slot)
vs2 slots Dual-SIM
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported

22 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DSvsGalaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
 13%13%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 50%50%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
6GB LPDDR4Xvs4GB LPDDR4X
Advantage
+Fastest write and read storage
UFS 2.1vseMMC 5.1
Advantage
+More resistant material
Aluminum frame, front/back glassvsPlastic body, front glass
 69%69%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x2960 pixelsvs1080x2340 pixels
 32%32%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
531 PPIvs403 PPI
Advantage
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Digital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameravsPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Advantage
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
OIS: Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
 13%13%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.5 (aperture)vsf/1.7 (aperture)
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 78%78%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 100%100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Iris scannervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Heart ratevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
SpO2vsNot supported
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported
Advantage
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GovsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP68 certifiedvsNot supported

26 Common items in both devices
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (under display) / Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Face unlock
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable) / Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
5.0 version A2DP/LE
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 3 / Gorilla Glass 5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
ModelGalaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Also known asGalaxy A50 SM-A505F/Dual-Sim 4GB RAM + 128GBGalaxy S9+ Duos G965F/Dual-sim (Exynos)
Country or region availableSaudi ArabiaUnited Arab EmiratesPakistanVarious (International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateMarch, 2019February, 2018
Depth7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)74.7 x 158.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.24 in)73.8 x 158.1 millimeters (2.91 x 6.22 in)
Weight166 grams (5.81 ounces)189 grams (6.62 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, front glassAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose M3
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP3ARM Mali-G72 MP18
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (107GB user available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (51GB user available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.4" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels1440x2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI531 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat18 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
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)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Main camera(triple camera)
25 megapixels
8MP ultrawide (f/2.2 13mm)
5MP depth sensor (f/2.2)
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.4" 52mm 1.0µm AF OIS 2x-zoom)
Main camera resolution5760x4320 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.55" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Front camera25 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution5760x4320 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
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
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Coral
- 19.5:9 display ratio FHD+
- One UI
- ANT+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 4.0
- Samsung Pay
- Dolby Atmos
- 32bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3500 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15Wfeature not registered
Talk time1380 minutes | 23 hours | 1 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UK0.27 W/Kg (head) | 1.39 W/Kg (body)0.294 W/Kg (head) | 1.35 W/Kg (body)