Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Samsung Galaxy A50

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Display

Size:

5.8 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution:

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 568 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 403 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

84.36 %
85.24 %

Features:

HDR video support, 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

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610

Processor:

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 630
Mali-G72 MP3

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB

Internal storage:

64GB
128GB, available to use: 107 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 400 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
25 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, EIS

Front:

8 MP (Autofocus, HDR)
25 MP

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)
6.24 x 2.93 x 0.30 inches (158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm)

Weight:

5.75 oz (163.0 g)
5.86 oz (166.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Midnight black, Coral blue, Titanium gray, Lilac purple, Burgundy red, Sunrise gold, Ice blue
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), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
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+), 46
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 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
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:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

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), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jan 11, 2018
Feb 11, 2019

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG960U link
A3LSMA505F link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.35 W/kg
0.34 W/kg

Body:

0.96 W/kg
0.45 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.44 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.95 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Phablet:

1.07 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 720
$ 350

Availability

Officially announced:

Feb 25, 2018
Feb 25, 2019
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