Although the gallons of the latest technology go to the most powerful high-end mobiles on the market, it is in the mid-range where much of the sales pie is shared. In addition, different manufacturers compete fiercely for offering the best quality / price ratio. This is where mobile rivalry like the Samsung Galaxy A50 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8.
The triple or quad camera, long-lasting batteries and high-resolution displays, they are attributes that we find very easily in low-cost devices. Both the Galaxy A50 and the Redmi Note 8 are two of the best economic options from Samsung and Xiaomi launched on the market in 2019.
Screen and dimensions
Taking a look at the screen of both devices we find some similarities. The Galaxy A50 has a size of 6.4 inches, while the Redmi Note 8 reaches 6.3 inches. Both offer FullHD + resolution. The two show a similar screen time, with their 19.5: 9, but on a security level, the Redmi Note 8 is better protected by having Gorilla Glass 5, in front of the Gorilla Glass 3 foil on the Galaxy A50.
If we consider the size and weight, Samsung device clearly expires with its 7.7 millimeters and only 166 grams of weight. The Redmi Note 9 reaches 8.35 mm thick and 190 grams. In this case, the excuse is not the battery, which often makes Xiaomi lose this battle, since both have the same capacity.
Exynos vs. Qualcomm
Under the hood, we see how Samsung has pulled home processors by integrating an Exynos 9610 into its Galaxy A50. The Redmi Note 9 for its part, has opted for the Snapdragon 665. We are facing two processors that fulfill their mission, but whose performance peaks are slightly higher on the Xiaomi device. If we consider the famous AnTuTu performance program, the Galaxy A50 reaches peaks close to 150,000 points, while the Note 8 exceeds 170,000 points.
The Galaxy A50 is sold in Spain in its variant of 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, while the Redmi Note 8 has a version of 4 GB and 64 GB of storage. The good news in both cases is that this capacity can be expanded using microSD cards.
Triple and quad cameras
At the back of the Samsung device we find a triple rear camera, led by a 25-megapixel main sensor, to which must be added an 8-megapixel wide angle and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. In the front and Housed in the notch, it has a 25 megapixel front sensor. The Xiaomi mobile phone, meanwhile, has four rear sensors, leading a 48-megapixel camera, an 8-megapixel wide angle and ToF and macro sensors of 2 megapixels each. In this case, the selfie sensor also housed in the front notch, reaches 13 megapixels.
Connections and SO
In the connections section, it is important to note that both have 3.5 headphone jack, but only the Galaxy A50 has Bluetooth 5.0, while the Xiaomi terminal integrates the Bluetooth 4.2 standard. Both have a USB-C connection. Only the Galaxy A50 has an on-screen fingerprint sensor, while the Redmi Note 8 mounts it on its back. Both can be updated to Android 10 through the respective layers of their manufacturers.
Battery and fast charge
The two terminals have the same 4,000 mAh battery, but fast charge is slightly higher on Xiaomi mobile with its 18W, compared to 15W of power from the A50. In neither case do we find advanced technologies such as wireless or reverse charging.
Huge price difference
When we take a look at the prices we see an abysmal difference between both devices. He Galaxy A50 has an official price of 350 euros, although it can be easily found on Amazon for around 300 euros. The Redmi Note 8 for its part, can be purchased on Amazon for about 145 euros. Given the differences we have found between the two, and as long as savings are a maximum in the purchase decision, the balance falls on the side of the Redmi Note 8.