Xiaomi once again disrupted the affordable segment with the launch of Redmi Note 7 Pro (Review) – a phone that drags the Snapdragon 675 chipset and Sony IMX576 48-Megapixel sensor down to an unprecedented price. The only phone that comes close is Samsung’s Galaxy A50 (review) that has a cool in-display sensor and a gorgeous AMOLED display (Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A50 Comparison हिंदी में पढ़िए).
Also, it’s quite likely that you might not be able to order Xiaomi’s phone for the first few weeks, and if waiting isn’t an option, can the Galaxy A50 serve as a Redmi Note 7 Pro alternative?
Well, It’s understandable if you are confused between the two. Let’s help simplify your choices.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A50 Price and Specification
|Model||Redmi Note 7 Pro||Samsung Galaxy A50|
|Display||6.3 inches, 1080 x 2340 px Display, with Dot Notch||6.4 FHD+ Infinity-U display, 1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Processor||2 GHz, Octa Core, Snapdragon 675||2.3GHz Octa-core Exynos 9610|
|Internal Storage||64GB/128GB, Hybrid slot, expandable up to 256GB||64GB (expandable up to 512GB) Dedicated card slot|
|Software||MIUI 10 (Android Pie)||Android 9 One UI|
|Primary Camera||48MP (f/1.8) + 5MP (f/2.4)||25MP (F1.7) + 5MP (F2.2) + 8MP (Ultra-Wide)|
|Secondary Camera||13MP (f/2.0)||25MP (f/2.0)|
|Others||4G Dual VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C port, 3.5 mm audio jack, proximity sensor, light sensor, and accelerometer||In-display, 4G Dual VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C port, 3.5 mm audio jack, proximity sensor, light sensor, and accelerometer|
|Battery||4000mAh, 18W Fast Charging, Quick Charge 4.0 Support||4000mAh, 15W fast charging|
Display, Design and Build Quality
In the design department, both the devices sport a gradient glossy body. While the Xiaomi uses an actual 2.5D curved glass back, Samsung uses Polycarbonate with the glass finish. While the first impression of plastic could be scratch-prone and cheap, A50’s 3D Glasstic feels premium. In fact, its curved back ensures a better hold in hand as compared to the slab-like form factor of Note 7 Pro.
Upfront too, Samsung’s Super-AMOLED is a better display technology than LTPS LCD on Redmi Note 7 Pro. The embedded in-display fingerprint scanner is trendy, but it’s slower than the capacitive sensor you’d get on the Note 7 Pro.
In terms of protection, Xiaomi offers Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back) over Samsung’s Gorilla Glass 3. (Quick trivia: Gorilla Glass 3 is better for scratch-resistance while the later version is the better bet against drops.)
For those of you wondering, Redmi Note 7 Pro, as well as Samsung Galaxy A50, supports Widevine L1 certification. However, that’s not only the criteria for HD stream on Netflix and Amazon Prime. So, unfortunately, at present Redmi Note 7 Pro doesn’t support HD streaming while Galaxy A50 does.
Both devices look novel matching the 2019 trends with U-shaped notches and large screen real estate. And interestingly enough, Xiaomi calls it Dot-notch, Samsung goes with Infinity-U as the denomination.
Performance and Software
In this category, both brands bring us hardware and software from two different worlds.
The Note 7 Pro runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC (10nm) which, going by the benchmarks, outmatches Exynos 9610 (10nm). But, that doesn’t mean 9610 is a bad chip.
As for the amount of RAM and ROM, Galaxy A50 features 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 512GB). Things are little different with the Redmi Note 7 which offers 4GB/6GB of RAM, and when it comes to internal storage, you get 64GB/128GB (expandable up to 256GB). Here you could go with your requirement and if it were us, the money would go for a larger expandable solution.
Redmi Note 7 Pro Vs. Samsung Galaxy A50 Benchmark Scores
|Benchmark Score||Redmi Note 7 Pro||Samsung Galaxy A50|
|Geekbench 4 Single-core||2391||1716|
|Geekbench 4 Multi-core||6559||5504|
On the software front, yet again things become subjective. However, to be fair both the brands showcase the best of their software. While Xiaomi’s MIUI 10 has more features and customization options, the One UI is well designed and beautiful and should appeal to global taste. We’d rate Samsung’s One UI over MIUI 10, but your taste may differ.
It must be mentioned that MIUI 10 is also plagued with ads, which can get rather annoying.
Camera and Photography Experience
Redmi Note 7 Pro has been all over the news for the 48MP (f/1.8) rear camera. However, the effective image size is of 12MP, unless you are shooting at full resolution in Pro mode. As for the front shooter, you get a 13MP sensor.
Samsung on the other track sports a triple optics panel at the back comprising of 25 MP (f/1.7) primary one, 8 MP (f/2.2) ultrawide sensor and finally a 5 MP (f/2.2) depth sensor. Samsung beats Xiaomi in specs with numbers and effective size. Upfront too it has a better picture, at least in the sheet with a 25 MP (f/2.0) selfie snapper.
We are adding a few camera samples for both phones below.
Samsung Galaxy A50 Camera Samples
Redmi Note 7 Pro Camera Samples
While we are still evaluating the two cameras, the Redmi Note 7 Pro seems to have a lead. Now, that you’ve seen the output out of both cameras, what do you think? Let us know in the comment.
You would also love the fact that Redmi Note 7 Pro does support Camera API 2.0. So, you could install the Google Camera app for enhanced photography experience. Samsung Galaxy A50 doesn’t, however, have this facility.
Battery Size and Charging Tech
When it comes to the battery size, we have a tie as both of them pack 4000 mAh battery cell. The Redmi Note 7 Pro supports QuickCharge 4.0, but only comes bundled with a 10W charger. Though it future proof you with better technology, you will have to spend a couple of thousand extra on a compatible charger to avail fast charging.
The Galaxy A50 has QuickCharge 3.0 support and comes with a 15W fast charger in the box. This gives A50 a clear advantage.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A50 Comparison: Which One To Buy?
The Redmi Note 7 Pro has an edge when it comes to performance and rear camera. Having said that, the Galaxy A50 doesn’t lag far behind in these areas and has more than a few meaningful advantages its own. It’s better-designed, has a gorgeous AMOLED display, and comes bundled with a fast charger. It’s also a lot more expensive, which puts it a big disadvantage.
Overall, if the price is not a factor, the Galaxy A50 offers a better experience in our opinion, unless you absolutely must have a better camera.
Points in favor of Redmi Note 7 Pro
- Significantly better performance
- Better rear camera
- Significantly cheaper than Galaxy A50
- Gorilla Glass 5 (More resistant to drops)
- Faster fingerprint sensor (capacitive)
Points in favor of Galaxy A50
- Better Display
- Better selfie camera
- Fast charger bundled in the box
- Better software (subjective)
- Supports HD streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime
- Better design
- No ads in the interface