How Much Does Samsung A50 Charge
Here again we meet the same contradictory delivery set as in the case of other models of the updated A-series.
On the one hand, this is an absurdly short charging cable (because of its length, you have to put your smartphone on the floor near an outlet) and very poor quality headphones made of cheap plastic. On the other hand, a powerful and modern 15W charger:
Unfortunately, there is no protective film on the screen or a cover included in the kit. This is the advantage of Chinese manufacturers.
Autonomy and performance
The Galaxy A40 has the same processor as the Galaxy A30 Exynos 7904. This is a mid-budget chip in 2019, made using a 14nm process technology. Despite the identical hardware, the Galaxy A40 scored 106 thousand points in our AnTuTu test, which is 8 thousand more than the Galaxy A30:
This is far from the most powerful processor, but its performance is fully sufficient for the fast operation of a smartphone. Launching applications, all animations, switching between programs, everything works without any slowdowns.
Heavy games like PUBG or World War Heroes run on medium settings without any problems. And 4 GB of RAM will be enough for most tasks for the next year or two.
The battery capacity is 3100 mAh. After the 4000mAh batteries of the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30, the Galaxy A40’s battery seems small. However, don’t forget about the difference in screen sizes.
In the test measurement, the Samsung Galaxy A40 lasted 19 hours and 30 minutes, and the usage scenario looked like this:
- 36 minutes of phone calls
- 48 minutes of playing World War Hero and 20 minutes of Clash Royal
- 1 hour and 38 minutes of YouTube watching
- 1 hour and 44 minutes of Internet browsing (Chrome)
- 54 minutes of Bluetooth music playback on YouTube Music app
- 24 minutes of online viewing-
In total, the total operating time of the screen was 6 hours 35 minutes. No more than 2% of the charge is consumed per night:
Samsung Galaxy A40 supports fast charging and the included 15-watt charger charges from zero to 100% in 1 hour and 20 minutes. Wireless charging not supported.
Only a few users pay attention to such a boring parameter as the SAR level when buying a new phone. It shows how much electromagnetic energy emitted by a smartphone is absorbed by the body in 1 second and is measured in watts per kilogram.
Accordingly, the lower this indicator, the safer your new smartphone for health. Different countries have their own norms and standards, but in general, the value
|Xiaomi Mi 9 (SE)||1.39 W / kg|
|Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (5G)||1.56 W / kg|
|iPhone XS||0.99 W / kg|
|iPhone 8||1.35 W / kg|
It is worth to pay tribute to Samsung, the SAR for the Galaxy A40 is only 0.49 W / kg, that is, almost 3 times lower than the Xiaomi Mi 9.
The smartphone has a Hall sensor (located in the lower left corner), which means that you can use smart covers that can automatically turn on and off the screen.
And the last thing that is important to say. The Samsung Galaxy A40 has neither a missed event LED nor an AOD display. Considering that the AOD screen works even on lower models (Galaxy A30), this solution looks very strange. Until you pick up your smartphone, you won’t be able to find out about missed notifications.
Samsung Galaxy A40 review. Best compact smartphone?
The fashion for large phones has swept the world. Even the most budget smartphones come with huge displays from 6 inches and up. What is left to do for those who want to buy a modern and at the same time convenient in size apparatus? The choice is not at all great.
Today we will continue to explore the new line of A-series smartphones from Samsung and talk about its smallest Galaxy A40. Despite the higher price and model index, the Samsung Galaxy A40 even loses to the Galaxy A30 in some way. But he can be forgiven a lot for his incredible convenience and ergonomics.!
If you missed past reviews in this series, then you can find them at the following links:
Samsung Galaxy A40 camera review
At the back, there are two cameras, the main 16 megapixel (f / 1.7) and the ultra wide-angle 5 megapixel (f / 2.2). I am glad that instead of a 2x zoom lens, the company is installing a wide-angle one, which allows you to take more interesting and non-standard shots.
To understand how the wide-angle camera captures more information, compare the two images taken with these modules:
The quality and detail of the ultra wide-angle camera is much lower than the main one. It also lacks autofocus.
The smartphone supports Live Focus portrait mode with beautiful background blur. However, you cannot shoot objects or animals this way. Portrait mode is activated only when the phone detects a person’s face in the frame:
In terms of specifications, the main camera is the same as on the Galaxy A30 smartphone. But the A40 shoots better in most cases than the younger model. Perhaps the point is in different software processing.
There is also a Pro-mode here, designed to fine-tune all camera parameters. But, unfortunately, there is practically no sense from it in this smartphone. The following options will be available to you:
- Light sensitivity (ISO) 100 to 800
- White balance
- Exposure compensation
The camera also supports HDR (wide dynamic range) mode. But if you shoot some object against the window, the result is not very good. The dynamic range is clearly not enough and there are a lot of underexposed areas on the flower:
The front camera is pretty good here. In good light, shots are highly detailed and have a wide dynamic range. The smartphone can blur the background even with one camera, but the boundaries are not defined in the best way. Matrix resolution is 25 megapixels.
When it comes to shooting, the Galaxy A40 cannot shoot at 4K or 60fps. Fulhd maximum resolution (1080p) @ 30fps.
Samsung Galaxy A50 review. Autonomy and performance
The battery capacity is 4000 mAh, which is paired with a new energy efficient 10nm processor for excellent autonomy! It is one of the longest lived Samsung smartphones. From a full charge, the Galaxy A50 can work for a day with fairly active use or 2-3 days if you use it as a dialer.
During the test, the smartphone worked for almost a day (20 hours and 40 minutes) on a single charge, while it was used as follows:
- 23 minutes of shooting and
- More than 3 hours of watching on YouTube
- 34 minutes of phone calls
- 1 hour of playing PUBG on high settings
- 30 minutes of playing Clash Royale
- The total screen time was over 8 hours
- On the smartphone, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth were turned on all the time. The mobile network worked in 4G mode
About 1% of the charge goes away overnight. Below you can see the battery usage report:
As mentioned earlier, the smartphone supports fast charging. Given its large capacity, it charges from zero to 100% in 1 hour and 50 minutes. Wireless charging not supported.
The performance is also quite good, especially considering the mid-price segment. It has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of permanent memory (there is a modification for 4/64 GB). The heart of the smartphone is the new Samsung Exynos 9610 chipset, which debuted alongside the Galaxy A50 (although it was introduced much earlier). In the AnTuTu test, it scores more than 142 thousand points, which is higher than the Galaxy A8 or A9:
In everyday life, no lags or freezes are observed, everything works very quickly and smoothly. The power of the smartphone is enough to play PUBG-level games at high settings.
I would especially like to note the heating of the device, or rather its absence. Regardless of the task performed (including charging), the smartphone has never noticeably heated up. In comparison, the Galaxy S10 or iPhone X get noticeably hotter, sometimes causing discomfort.
Samsung Galaxy A50 review the best mid-budget smartphone?
With the Galaxy A line, Samsung has always strived to balance price and functionality by offering some of the best value for money smartphones on the market. But competition from Chinese manufacturers has put the Korean company in a difficult position, because they offer even more and at the same time at a lower cost. And the brands themselves, like Xiaomi or Huawei, are no longer perceived with a negative color.
What alternative can Samsung offer to models like the Redmi Note 7 with its 48MP camera and decent specs for 200? Or Honor 10i with built-in NFC, 128GB storage and ultra-wide-angle camera?
This response was the new Samsung Galaxy A50 mid-budget smartphone with a triple camera, NFC chip, optical fingerprint scanner (for the first time on Samsung smartphones), frameless Super-AMOLED display and many other interesting solutions.
Will this smartphone be able to become a bestseller and is the novelty in life as good as it looks on paper? Let’s figure it out. But first, let’s take a look at the brief technical characteristics of the device:
- Size: 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm
- Weight and materials: 166 grams, plastic back and frame
- Processor: 8-core Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610 (10 nm), 64 bit. Frequency: 4 x 2.3 GHz (Cortex-A73), 4 x 1.7 GHz (Cortex-A53)
- Photographic processor: ARM Mali-G72 MP3
- Memory: 64/128 GB of permanent and 4/6 GB of RAM (LPDDR4x) support for memory cards up to 512 GB
- Screen: Super-AMOLED 6.4″ with a resolution of 1080 x 2340, pixel density 403 PPI, covered with Gorilla Glass 3
- Battery: 4000 mAh, fast charging supported (15W)
- Main camera: 25 MP, f / 1.7 aperture with phase detection autofocus (main); 8 MP, f / 2.2 aperture, 12mm (wide-angle); 5 MP, f / 2.2 aperture (depth sensor)
- Front camera: 25 megapixel, f / 2.0 aperture
- Communication: 4G (LTE), 3G, 2G; 2 SIM (Nano-Sim), Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
- Sensors: NFC, optical under-screen fingerprint scanner, gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, FM radio
- Package Contents: Smartphone, Sim Card Clip, Power Adapter, Type-C Cable, Headphones
Samsung Galaxy A50 review. Screen
He’s great! Large 6.4 is installed here″ Super-AMOLED display with high resolution, excellent color reproduction and maximum brightness. The screen is covered with Gorilla Glass 3 (the third generation was released in 2013 and, unlike the 5th generation, is not as resistant to drops). The direct comparison of the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy S10 screens (with the best screen on the market according to the Display Mates report) was very surprising.
With a threefold difference in cost, the display of the novelty is not inferior in quality to the flagship. What’s more, the maximum brightness on the Galaxy A50 (right) is even higher and the viewing angles are even wider:
The cutout for the camera in the center of the screen is the most successful solution. Firstly, it does not take up much space, and secondly, it is practically invisible in everyday life. When watching or playing games, you completely ignore it.
By the way, in the smartphone settings (Settings Display Full screen applications Hide the front camera) you can completely hide the notch, as a result of which the screen will look like this:
The screen traditionally supports several color modes from rich colors to the most natural colors (sRGB color space). White balance can also be changed using additional options:
By shrinking the bezels around the screen, Samsung has removed all the clutter, including the beloved LED for missed notifications. Alternatively, it is proposed to use the Always On Display function to display the time, battery power and missed notifications on the screen off:
You can change the font color, clock display style and other information:
Additional options include the ability to increase the sensitivity of the sensor to control a smartphone with gloves. By the way, the sensor itself works very well during the entire testing period there were never accidental clicks or dead zones.
In short, the Galaxy A50 has a truly flagship screen that can compete with the best smartphones on the market (iPhone XS Max, Galaxy S10 or Huawei P30 Pro).
But, nevertheless, one fly in the ointment is present in this barrel. As you may or may not know, brightness on AMOLED screens is controlled by PWM or pulsed light. As a result, flickering of the screen, imperceptible to the eye, appears, which very noticeably affects some people. Precisely, it affects all people, just some feel it.
Our brain is able to register flicker with a frequency of up to 300 Hz and it is very desirable that the PWM frequency on such a screen exceeds the same 300 Hz. So, the PWM frequency on the Samsung Galaxy A50 is at an extremely low level of only 119 Hz.
You can read more about this problem in our article about PWM.
Samsung Galaxy A50 review. Scope of delivery, appearance, quality and materials
The box with the smartphone contains a 15W fast charger, a USB Type-C cable, a paper clip and headphones with a headset:
The usual equipment, except for two nuances. The first is headphones. They stand out strongly against the general background and spoil the first impression of the device a little. Of course, no one hoped to see a headset from AKG in the bundle, as on Samsung‘s flagships, but you don’t expect such frankly cheap and low-quality (both in materials / assembly, and in sound) headphones from the A-brand.
And the second is a USB cable, the savings on which have reached the point of absurdity. Its length is shorter than the bundled cable from Galaxy A5 (2017) by as much as 40 cm! Most likely, the distance from the outlet to the table, at which you are used to charging your smartphone, will exceed the length of this cable itself.
The smartphone looks fresh and modern with minimal bezels around the display, a teardrop-shaped notch for the camera and a body thickness of only 7.7 mm. You can feel it in your hands. The build quality at a height does not creak anywhere, the buttons do not dangle, all the holes on the bottom end are arranged symmetrically (which is a bit surprising, because the company failed to achieve symmetry on the Galaxy S10 flagships):
Here we see a 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB Type-C output (you can connect other devices via USB OTG, there is no MHL support), main microphone and speaker.
On the left side there is only a slot for two SIM-cards and a memory card:
A very convenient solution. For example, when the smartphone is in a horizontal position on the stand, it is impossible to accidentally press any key. And during games, holding the smartphone with two hands, fingers also do not touch the buttons.
I was also pleased with the absence of a dedicated key for calling Bixby of a useless voice assistant, who has not learned Russian in 3 years.
I would also like to note the card tray itself. It’s not quite standard. If on other smartphones of the company you can install either 2 SIM cards, or 1 SIM card and 1 memory card (the tray is double), then on the Galaxy A50 you can use 2 SIM cards and a memory card simultaneously:
By the way, about working with two SIM cards. There is only one radio module, which means that during a conversation on one of the SIM cards, the other will be out of the network coverage area.
Coming back to the exterior, there is an additional microphone on top (for noise cancellation), and on the right is the volume rocker and power button:
The light sensor and proximity sensor are located to the left of the earpiece, which, in turn, is placed directly above the selfie camera.
In our review of the Galaxy S10, we noted a very awkward position of the power button, which is very difficult to reach. Here, ergonomics are at their best. The thumb naturally rests on the button:
Again, it is not entirely clear why the mid-budget model has higher ergonomics than the company’s flagships.
The Galaxy A50 case is completely made of plastic (this applies to both the back cover and the frame). On the one hand, plastic is much softer than glass or aluminum, which means that any falls are not so terrible for a smartphone. But on the other hand, this is a step back in terms of feel compared to previous A-series models, which used glass and aluminum.
There is a triple camera and flash on the back:
Speaking of the shortcomings, one more change should be noted that affected the A-series, namely the lack of moisture protection in the Galaxy A50. A little strange is the fact that Samsung initially stated on its website about the protection of the smartphone according to the IP68 standard, but then removed this information. Make sure that the A50 does not have any protection, you can easily pull out the SIM card tray, we will not find the rubber seal.
Just a few more words about the body colors. In 2019, Samsung finally brought back white. The first smartphones were the flagship Galaxy S10 models with a white mother-of-pearl color, followed by the update of the A-series. The white on the A50 is different from the white on the Galaxy S10, it doesn’t have a pinky-blue tint depending on the lighting and looks more like ivory:
Samsung Galaxy A50 review. Camera
There are three cameras on the back of the smartphone: the main one is 24 megapixels, the ultra-wide-angle one is 8 megapixels and the additional depth sensor (a regular 5 megapixel camera is used as such a sensor).
The matrix of the main camera is made by Sony, model IMX576. Sensor dimensions 1 / 2.78″ (5.18 x 3.88 mm), resolution 24.8 MP. Pixels are quite small (0.9 microns), which is why the quality of shooting in low light is rather mediocre.
This sensor can also be found on other smartphones, usually as a selfie camera. It is IMX576 that is used inside the front cameras of smartphones such as Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (review), Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite, Honor 10 or the far from budget Oppo RX17 Pro.
In normal mode, the camera takes all images with a resolution of 12 megapixels, however, right in the camera interface, you can select a high quality mode with a resolution of 25 megapixels:
By and large, there is no point in the High (25 MP) mode. In most cases, it is impossible to notice the difference, even with a detailed comparison.
Over, the higher resolution should be used only in sunlight, since the small pixel size and inexpensive optics means that the matrix receives too little light to produce clear images.
In the daytime, the photos are excellent, the selfie camera also does a good job of its tasks, the picture is very bright, saturated.
In addition to the main camera, there is also a wide-angle one that captures more images (great for landscapes or architecture). Compare the angle of view of the main and wide-angle cameras:
Samsung phone won’t charge
Mobile phone owners often face problem when Samsung phone won’t charge. If you also faced a similar situation and stopped charging Samsung, urgently take action. Do not run this problem.
First, you can do the initial diagnosis yourself. Remember after what actions the mobile stopped working. If liquid gets into the device, then we do not recommend continuing its further operation, since when you try to charge it, you can damage the board. It is better to contact our service center for help, where they will make a diagnosis and determine the cause of the breakdown.
Why Samsung is not charging and what should I do? If the Samsung phone does not charge from a computer (computer) USB or a charger, first you should check the cables themselves. If they are serviceable, then the reasons may be as follows:
The connector itself is faulty. In order for the device to work again, the part will have to be changed;
Why does the Samsung phone battery get hot when charging??
It is normal for Samsung to get warm. During charging or talking, Samsung heats up because there is an increased energy consumption.
Do not repair your cell phone at all, as this can only make things worse.
- We issue a guarantee for the entire device for any repair, and not just for the replaced part.
- After repair, the device undergoes Free quality control.
- There are permanent discounts for repairs.
- Original spare parts.
How to fix the problem yourself?
When faced with a situation where the Samsung Galaxy A50 won’t charge, you can follow these steps:
- Connect the smartphone to the original charger, if damaged, replace it with a new one,
- Install the latest firmware,
- Return custom phone settings,
- Deliver the gadget to the Re: Store workshop for detailed troubleshooting and installation of new components.
Why Samsung Galaxy A50 won’t charge?
- Poor contact between the cable and the phone due to a large accumulation of dirt in the charging connector.
- As a result of falling or getting moisture, the power controller loops were damaged.
- Battery breakdown.
- Software crash.
- Using a defective or defective charger.