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DxOMark: The Samsung Galaxy A50 fails to impress

Samsung Galaxy A50 fails to impress in DxOMark
Samsung Galaxy A50
The triple camera setup of the Galaxy A50 failed to impress on DxOMark, although its specs are impressive. According to DxOMark, the images produced by this Samsung phone lack detail, the autofocus often fails to work in low-light conditions, geometric shift and localized low detail artifacts are also visible quite frequently.

In theory, a 25 MP sensor with f/1.7 combined with an ultra-wide 8 MP sensor and a 5 MP one for depth-sensing tasks, both with f/2.2, should deliver excellent image quality for a mid-range device right now. Sadly, the Samsung Galaxy A50 fails to do so — at least according to DxOMark's review.

The overall score is 83, with 85 the result for the photo tests and only 79 for shooting videos. Although this does not do much for the Galaxy A50 when it has to face other mid-range handsets that go for about the same price, it is worth mentioning that some older flagships managed similar scores: 82 points for the Galaxy S6 Edge and 85 for the Apple iPhone 7.

For both the photo and video tests, the Galaxy A50 managed to achieve a good noise level and pleasant colors. Unfortunately, the drawbacks are also similar for both areas and they include a low level of detail, various artifacts, autofocus failures in low-light conditions (photo) and frequent refocusing and overshooting in all environments (video), and so on. In the end, the result is what usually applies to mid-range devices: if the lighting conditions are good, the Galaxy A50 can achieve good results, but cloudy and low-light conditions should be avoided.

What would you choose instead of the Galaxy A50 for about the same price? Feel free to drop your thoughts in the comments section below, as usual.


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Codrut Nistor, 2019-07- 5 (Update: 2019-07- 5)