Galaxy A50 Vs Galaxy S8

Galaxy A50
Galaxy A50 Starting from £120.00
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Galaxy S8
Galaxy S8 Starting from £142.39
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Galaxy A50 Galaxy S8


Galaxy A50 Galaxy S8
Width 74.7 mm 68.1 mm
Height 158.5 mm 148.9 mm
Weight 166 g 151 g
Thickness 7.7 mm 8 mm
Volume 91.17 cm³ 81.12 cm³


Galaxy A50 Galaxy S8
Resolution 1080 x 2340 px 1440 x 2960 px
Density 403 ppi 568 ppi
Size 6.4 inches 5.8 inches


Galaxy A50 Galaxy S8
Battery capacity 4000 mAh* 3000 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging No Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum power


Galaxy A50 Galaxy S8
Maximum storage 128 GB 64 GB
CPU frequency 2.3 GHz 2.3 GHz
Number of processor cores 8 8
External memory slot Yes Yes
RAM capacity 6 GB 4 GB
5G support No No
LTE support Yes Yes


Galaxy A50 Galaxy S8
Front camera resolution 25 MP 8 MP
Main camera resolution 25 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes No
Optical zoom No No
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 1080 px 2160 px


Galaxy A50 Galaxy S8
Stereo speakers No No
3.5mm jack socket Yes Yes
Radio Yes No
Number of microphones 2 2

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Samsung S8 vs Samsung A50 Comparison

Samsung S8 vs A50

Are you deciding between a Samsung A50 and a Samsung S8 for your new smartphone? Each has its advantages. Read ahead to find out about the similarities and differences between these two models.

Samsung A50, better battery life

It's hard to tell these two smartphones apart when it comes to performance. both have an 8-core processor with a clocks speed of 2.3 GHz. However, the Samsung A50 is available in either 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM, as opposed to only 4 GB for the S8.

The same applies to the storage capacity. You're choosing between 64 GB or 128 GB on the A50 where you're only offered a 64 GB configuration with the the S8. The A50's battery life is also better, lasting 14 hours on average vs 12 hours for the Samsung S8.

Samsung S8, a more compact format

With its small size (148.9 × 68.1 × 8 mm compared to 158.5 × 74.7 × 7.7 mm for the Samsung A50), this model is very light in the hand. It weighs only 155 grams (166 grams for its competitor). In terms of design, it is elegant with its aluminium frame and glass back. On the other hand, the Samsung A50 has a plastic body. The Samsung S8 also has a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED screen that is very pleasant to look at and use. 

On the photography front, however, it can't compete with the A50. The S8 has a single 12MP rear camera, while the Samsung A50 has three lenses with respectable resolutions (25MP, 8MP and 5MP). On the front side, it takes advantage of an 8 MP lens, compared to 25 MP in the A50.

Launched more recently (in 2019 compared to 2017 for the S8), it's no surprise that the Samsung A50 is technically better. It has a longer battery life, a larger and better screen. However, it is still superior in price. It is therefore suitable for users who are looking for the latest and greatest devices. If your usage is more modest, the Samsung S8 will still meet your expectations. 

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