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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F) vs Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy A50 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A50 XSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)18Points
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
10PointsSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus X
Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

25
MP

25mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)

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Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)vsGalaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage
vseMMC 5.1
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+1440x2960 pixels69%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2340 pixels
+531 PPI32%
Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs403 PPI
+PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraAdvantage
You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
vsPDAF: phase detection autofocus
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps71%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
vsNot supported
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
64GB (51GB user free)vs+128GB (107GB user free)110%
More internal storage for applications and files
173 grams (6.06 ounces)vs+166 grams (5.81 ounces)4%
Lighter
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)5%
Thinner
6.2"vs+6.4"3%
Larger screen
(back) 12.2MPvs+(triple camera) 25MP + 8MP + 5MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 25MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
3500 mAhvs+4000 mAh14%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slotvs+2 slots Dual-SIMAdvantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

31 Common items in both devices
2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
4GB LPDDR4
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
+24 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
ModelGalaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S8+ G955F (Exynos), Samsung Dream 2Galaxy A50 SM-A505F/Dual-Sim (128GB + 4GB RAM)
Country or region availableEurope(Global, International)
Europe, (Global, International)
Saudi ArabiaUnited Arab EmiratesPakistan
Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateApril, 2017March, 2019
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)73.4 x 160 millimeters (2.89 x 6.3 in)74.7 x 158.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.24 in)
Weight173 grams (6.06 ounces)166 grams (5.81 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Exynos M2 Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP20 550MhzARM Mali-G72 MP3
RAM memory4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB user free)
UFS 2.1
128GB (107GB user free)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels1080x2340 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)531 PPI403 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 3
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps600/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
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 networkLTE Cat16 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)
LTE Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
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 networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels(triple camera)
25 megapixels
8MP ultrawide (f/2.2 13mm)
5MP depth sensor (f/2.2)
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels5760x4320 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels25 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels5760x4320 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 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)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
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
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 2.0
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Coral
- 19.5:9 display ratio FHD+
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity3500 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15W15W
Talk time autonomy2040 minutes | 34 hours | 1.4 days1380 minutes | 23 hours | 1 day
Standby20580 minutes | 343 hours | 14.3 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505F/DS 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.27W/kg (head) | 1.39W/kg (body)