Essential Phone vs Samsung Galaxy A50

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Display

Size

5.7 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution

2560 x 1312 pixels,
504 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
403 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

84.85 %
85.24 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Mali-G72 MP3

RAM

4GB
4GB

Internal storage

128GB
128GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

3040 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera

13 MP
25 MP

Features

Laser and PDAF
PDAF

Second camera

13 MP
8 MP

Features

Black and White, Laser and PDAF
Ultra-wide

Third camera

 
5 MP

Features

 
Depth information

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, EIS

Front

8 MP
25 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
6.24 x 2.93 x 0.30 inches (158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)
5.86 oz (166 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 54
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Black, Coral, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

aptX-HD
Dolby Atmos

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging, Headphones port
Charging

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 700
$ 350
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