Comparison between:
- Samsung Galaxy A50
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Exynos
- Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Samsung Galaxy A50Samsung Galaxy S8 ExynosSamsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A50
Prices
Samsung Galaxy S8 Exynos
Prices
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Prices
Model aliasSM-A505FD
A505FD
SM-G950F
G950F
SM-G950FD
G950FD
SM-A520F
A520F

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width74.7 mm
7.47 cm
0.25 ft
2.94 in
68.1 mm
6.81 cm
0.22 ft
2.68 in
71.4 mm
7.14 cm
0.23 ft
2.81 in
Height158.5 mm
15.85 cm
0.52 ft
6.24 in
148.9 mm
14.89 cm
0.49 ft
5.86 in
146.1 mm
14.61 cm
0.48 ft
5.75 in
Thickness7.7 mm
0.77 cm
0.03 ft
0.3 in
8 mm
0.8 cm
0.03 ft
0.31 in
7.9 mm
0.79 cm
0.03 ft
0.31 in
Weight166 g
0.37 lbs
5.86 oz
155 g
0.34 lbs
5.47 oz
159 g
0.35 lbs
5.61 oz
Volume91.17 cm³
5.54 in³
81.12 cm³
4.93 in³
82.41 cm³
5 in³
ColorsBlack
Blue
White
Coral
Black
Silver
Gold
Blue
Gray
Pink
Red
Black
Blue
Gold
Rose-gold
Body materialsPlasticGlass
Aluminium alloy
Aluminium alloy
Glass
Certification-IP68IP68

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards211
FeaturesDual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA-TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
-
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 12
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 16
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 9.0 PieAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 9.0 Pie
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android 8.0 Oreo
User interface (UI)-Experience 8.1-

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCSamsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
Process technology10 nm10 nm14 nm
CPU4x 2.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A73, 4x 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A534x 2.3 GHz Exynos M2 Mongoose, 4x 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A53ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-A
CPU cores888
CPU frequency2300 MHz2300 MHz1900 MHz
GPUARM Mali-G72 MP3ARM Mali-G71 MP20ARM Mali-T830 MP3
GPU cores3203
GPU frequency-546 MHz950 MHz
RAM capacity4 GB
6 GB
4 GB3 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency-1794 MHz1033 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage64 GB
128 GB
64 GB32 GB
-UFS 2.1-

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologySuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Diagonal size6.4 in
162.56 mm
16.26 cm
5.8 in
147.32 mm
14.73 cm
5.2 in
132.08 mm
13.21 cm
Width2.68 in
68.12 mm
6.81 cm
2.54 in
64.45 mm
6.44 cm
2.55 in
64.75 mm
6.48 cm
Height5.81 in
147.6 mm
14.76 cm
5.22 in
132.48 mm
13.25 cm
4.53 in
115.12 mm
11.51 cm
Aspect ratio2.167:12.056:11.778:1
16:9
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels1440 x 2960 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density403 ppi
158 ppcm
568 ppi
223 ppcm
424 ppi
166 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area85.2 %84.47 %71.69 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
400 cd/m²
Peak brightness - 550 cd/m²
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Dual Edge display
Always-On Display
540 cd/m²
90% DCI-P3
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Always-On Display

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Heart rate
Iris sensor
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
In-display fingerprint sensorFingerprint sensor model - Synaptics Namsan-

Primary camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed at its back and is used for taking photos and recording videos.

Sensor model-Sony IMX333 Exmor RSSamsung S5K3P8
Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOSISOCELL
Aperturef/1.7f/1.7f/1.9
Focal length3.93 mm4.2 mm3.6 mm
Flash typeLEDDual LEDLED
Image resolution5760 x 4312 pixels
24.84 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4608 x 3456 pixels
15.93 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
RAW
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 26 mm
Secondary rear camera - 8 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 13 mm (#2)
Angle of view - 123° (#2)
Third rear camera - 5 MP
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#3)
Available also with Samsung S5K2L2 (ISOCELL)
Pixel size - 1.4 μm
Sensor size - 1/2.55"
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Object tracking AF
Smart OIS
High CRI LED flash
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 26 mm
Angle of view - 77°
720p @ 240 fps
Sensor size - 1/3.1"
Pixel size - 1.0 μm

Secondary camera

Secondary cameras are placed above the screen of the device and are usually used for video calls, gesture recognition, etc.

Sensor model-Sony IMX320 Exmor RS-
Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS-
Aperturef/2f/1.7f/1.9
Focal length3.75 mm2.95 mm3.6 mm
Image resolution5760 x 4312 pixels
24.84 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
4608 x 3456 pixels
15.93 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
2560 x 1440 pixels
3.69 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 25 mmAvailable also with Samsung S5K3H1
Sensor size - 1/3.6"
Pixel size - 1.22 μm
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 25 mm
Angle of view - 80°
Auto HDR
-

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
-192 kHz / 24-bit-

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYesNoYes

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
Galileo
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
Galileo
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
-VHT80 MU-MiMO
1024-QAM
-

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.05.04.2
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
HOGP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
HOGP

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version2.03.12.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
ANT+
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+
NFC - market dependent--

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
XMF
AAC
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
VP8
VP9
WebM
WMV
WMV7
WMV8
Xvid
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
ASF
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
VP8
VP9
WebM
WMV
WMV7
WMV8
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity4000 mAh3000 mAh3000 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-IonLi-Ion
2G talk time23 h
1380 min
1 days
29 h
1740 min
1.2 days
16 h
960 min
0.7 days
3G talk time23 h
1380 min
1 days
29 h
1740 min
1.2 days
16 h
960 min
0.7 days
Charger output power5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
FeaturesFast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
-Qi/PMA wireless charging-

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)0.27 W/kg0.315 W/kg0.522 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)1.39 W/kg1.27 W/kg1.39 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)0.34 W/kg0.37 W/kg0.3 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)0.45 W/kg0.75 W/kg0.55 W/kg
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