Samsung Galaxy A50 at Rs 18,490: Should you buy it over Galaxy M40?


first_imgSamsung is selling its Galaxy A50 (Review) at a starting price of Rs 18,490 these days. You can find this new pricing on Flipkart during the Mobile Bonanza sale and on Samsung’s online store as well. The Galaxy A50 was launched at Rs 19,990, which already made it an attractive deal under Rs 20,000. At this same price, Samsung has now launched the Galaxy M40, which makes one wonder which of the two phones consumers should be going for.The Galaxy A50 offers an Infinity-U Super AMOLED display along with a sleek and attractive design, triple camera setup and a large 4,000mAh battery, all at a new starting price of Rs 18,490. The Galaxy M40, on the other hand, is the first phone in its segment to offer a punch-hole Infinity-O display. It also brings a triple camera setup and a Snapdragon 600 series chipset. So which Samsung phone is the best one for you?– The display will likely be a big factor when it comes to choosing between the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy M40. The Galaxy A50 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ Infinity-U display that sees a droplet-shaped notch on top. More importantly, Samsung has used a Super AMOLED panel that offers vivid colours, deeper blacks and better power efficiency compared to an LCD panel. The Galaxy M40, on the other hand offers a 6.3-inch FHD+ Infinity-O display with a hole-punch cutout on the screen to house the selfie camera. The Galaxy M40, however, uses an LCD panel rather than AMOLED, which won’t offer the same richness as you would get on the Galaxy A50.advertisement — Both the Galaxy M40 and Galaxy A50 offer curved glasstic rear panels in some unique gradient shades. The Galaxy A50 comes in Blue, Black and White colours with prism-like gradience to them, while the Galaxy M40 is offered in Midnight Blue and Seawater Blue colours. Here, both the phones offer something fresh and unique as far as finishes go, so there are no wrong choices.– The Galaxy M40 offers a traditional rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, which is fast and accurate. The Galaxy A50, on the other hand, gets an in-display fingerprint sensor, which is more up-to-date with the current trend but is noticeably slower than a physical sensor.– The Galaxy A50 houses a 4,000mAh battery, which can easily last a full day and maybe more on a single charge. Meanwhile, the Galaxy M40 offers a smaller 3,500mAh battery, which will understandably not deliver the same kind of battery life as the Galaxy A50.– When it comes to the cameras, both the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy M40 deliver triple camera systems with almost similar lenses. Both the phones offer 8MP ultra wide-angle lens and 5MP depth sensor. The primary camera on the Galaxy A50 is a 25MP f/1.7 aperture, while the Galaxy M40 offers a 32MP f/1.7 primary camera. When it comes to the selfie camera, the Galaxy A50 offers a higher resolution 25MP selfie snapper while the Galaxy M40 gets a 16MP camera.– The Galaxy M40 is the only Galaxy M series phone right now to offer a Qualcomm chipset. It is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 675 chipset which is paired with an Adreno 612 GPU. The Galaxy A50 uses Samsung’s own Exynos 9610, which is noticeably faster on paper with a peak speed of 2.3GHz. We are yet to test the Galaxy M40’s performance, but the Snapdragon 675 has proven to be a pretty snappy and capable mid-range processor in the past. The Galaxy A50 with Exynos 9610 also delivers a fast and smooth user experience even while gaming and is easily on par with the Snapdragon 675 chipset. — Both the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy M40 ship with Android Pie with One UI on top. As far as the software is concerned, you will get the same experience on both the phones with new features like system-wide night mode, redesign user interface for easier one-handed use and new gesture-based navigation.– Perhaps the biggest deciding factor may be the simplest of features – the headphone jack. While the Galaxy A50 comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, Samsung decided to drop the port on the Galaxy M40. Samsung told SamMobile that it did this to make the Galaxy M40 slim at 7.9mm, but the Galaxy A50 is still slimmer at 7.7mm and offers a slightly bigger screen while retaining the headphone jack.Should you buy the Galaxy A50 or Galaxy M40?Samsung is making it difficult for consumers to pick a device under Rs 20,000 as the company has launched a number of exciting phones in the budget to mid-range segments this year. The Galaxy M series and new Galaxy A series phones have offered exciting designs along with great hardware at impressive prices. The Galaxy M40 and Galaxy A50 are priced close to each other, which makes it difficult to pick one clear winner.advertisementThe Galaxy M40’s biggest USP is its Infinity-O display, which is new and unique for this segment. It also brings a trusted and capable Snapdragon 675 chipset with more RAM and storage compared to the Galaxy A50. It even gets a high-resolution 32MP triple camera setup. But the Galaxy A50 at Rs 18,490 looks a little more attractive because it sports a Super AMOLED display which can’t be beaten. It also comes with a larger battery capacity, an in-display fingerprint sensor and a headphone jack.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A50 review: Premium features now come at an affordable priceALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M40 quick review: A solid addition to the Galaxy M serieslast_img

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