Pocophone F1 versus Samsung Galaxy A50

Ciara Alarcon
For a very long time, Samsung was able to dominate the smartphone market with no pressure at all. However, as Chinese mobile brands have become more aggressive, the Korean tech giant has finally realized that it might lose its throne if it will not play the same game at the mid-range segment. For instance, Xiaomi continues to drop affordable devices with powerful offerings, as well as other Chinese sub-brands like Honor and Realme.

Pocophone F1 versus Samsung Galaxy A50
Pocophone F1 versus Samsung Galaxy A50

To make its brand great again, Samsung launched its Galaxy A50 – a mid-range handset that is packed with trendy features and reasonable price tag. Meanwhile, Xiaomi recently announced that the Pocophone F1 received another price cut, which means that the device will be much affordable, and extra attractive even if it’s a 2018 smartphone.

Both equipped with different advantages, we put the two handsets inside our own battle arena to see which phone matches your preference. Let’s dive in!

Device Pocophone F1 Samsung Galaxy A50
Dual SIM Yes, Hybrid Yes, Nano + Nano
Display 6.18-inch FHD+ IPS (2246 x 1080) capacitive touchscreen, 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 403ppi 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED (2340 x 1080) capacitive touchscreen, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Infinity-U display
Dimensions 155.5mm x 75.3mm x 8.8mm 158.5mm x 74.7mm x 7.7mm
Weight 180 grams 166 grams
O/S Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.6 (POCO customization) Android 9.0 Pie with Samsung One UI
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Samsung Exynos 7904
CPU 64-bit 2.8GHz octa core (4x2.8GHz Kryo 385 Gold + 4x1.8GHz Kryo 385 Silver) 64-bit 2.3GHz octa core (4x2.3GHz Cortex-A73 + 4x1.7GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Adreno 630 ARM Mali-G72 MP3
Memory 64GB 128GB
Storage Expansion up to 256GB up to 512GB via microSD card, uses dedicated slot
Main Camera 12MP f/1.9 + 5MP f/2.0 with dual-LED flash 25MP f/1.7 + 5MP f/2.2 + 8MP f/2.2 triple rear cameras with LED flash
Front Camera 20MP f/2.0 25MP f/2.0
Radio Yes Yes
GPS Yes with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo Yes with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD v5.0
NFC No Yes
USB Type-C Type-C
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes, in-display
Face Recognition Yes Yes
Battery 4000mAh Li-Po, non-removable 4,000mAh Li-Po, non-removable
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 3.0 Yes, 15W fast charging
Price Php13,990 Php17,990

With Pocophone F1’s latest price tag, Xiaomi just made the device more dominant, and up to now, it can still battle out other devices – even those smartphones with higher asking price. The handset is powered by Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor paired with Adreno 630 graphics. And just like the fresher Galaxy A50, the phone also has 6GB of RAM and 4000mAh battery with fast charging solution.

With these offerings, the Poco F1 remains one of the best options for users who are looking for a great overall smartphone. It also proves that consumers don’t have to spend too much bucks just to score a beast device.

See Also: Xiaomi Mi 9T with SD 730, 48MP shooter and Pop-up Camera Launched

Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Galaxy A50

Meanwhile, as what we’ve mentioned earlier, Samsung has become smarter when it comes to its mid-range smartphones. In fact, its Galaxy A50 allowed the brand to redeem its glory.

The device is also a nice go-to smartphone if you’re looking for one now. Compared to Xiaomi’s Poco F1, the Galaxy A50 has a better 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution. It is mounted with a tiny notch, too, dubbed as Infinity-U display.

The handset banks on great photography department, as well, as it sports a triple rear camera setup composed of a 25-megapixel f/1.7 main shooter, 8-megapixel f/2.2 123-degree ultra-wide lens, and a 5-megapixel f/2.2 depth sensor. For selfies, it also offers a larger 25-megapixel f/2.0 snapper.

In addition, the Galaxy A50 is geared with a flashy design and trendy features including its in-display scanner.

Related: Samsung Galaxy M40 Now Official

Pocophone F1 Gets a Price Drop
Pocophone F1 Gets a Price Drop

Hence, if you’re looking for a fresher smartphone that is loaded with impressive features, then, choose the Samsung Galaxy A50. However, performance and budget-wise, you should consider getting the Pocophone F1.

The Pocophone F1 (6GB/64GB) is now priced at only Php13,990, while you can score the Galaxy A50 for Php17,990.

So, which side are you on? Share your thoughts with us!

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