Samsung became popular in the midrange industry again when they introduced their heavily refreshed Galaxy A line-up.

Lead by the Samsung Galaxy A50, the South Korean tech giant will try to lure in those who are looking for a capable smartphone on a budget.


And in our full review of this device, we found out that it’s indeed the most interesting entry-level device that Samsung has come up in a long while.

However, Sammy is only playing catch-up with some of the fast-emerging brands from China. One of them is Realme, who also just released their latest midrange device in the local market.


In our Realme 3 Pro review, we found out that this smartphone is one of the most competitive devices in this category. With that, here in our Samsung Galaxy A50 vs Realme 3 Pro specs comparison, we shall see which between these two rivals will actually provide the best value for your money. Let’s begin!

 Samsung Galaxy A50Realme 3 Pro
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
Samsung One UI
Android 9.0 Pie
ColorOS 6.0
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
6.3-inch FHD+ IPS
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor2.3GHz Exynos 9610 octa-core2.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core
GPUMali-G72 MP3Adreno 616
expandable via microSD up to 512GB
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
Front camera25-megapixel25-megapixel
Rear Camera25-megapixel +
8-megapixel (ultra wide) +
5-megapixel (depth sensor)
LED flash
AI scene optimizer
16-megapixel (Sony IMX519) +
Dual-Pixel AF
LED flash
AI scene detection
Chroma Boost
960fps slow-mo
AudioHeadphone jack
Dolby Atmos
Single loudspeaker
Headphone jack
SecurityIn-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
ConnectivityHSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
FM Radio
Dimensions158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7mm156.8 x 74.2 x 8.3mm
ColorsGradient Black
Lightning Purple
Nitro Blue
Carbon Grey
15W charger
VOOC 3.0
PricePhp17,9904GB/64GB: Php12,990
6GB/128GB: Php14,990


Both the Samsung Galaxy A50 and Realme 3 Pro has its own strengths and weaknesses against each other.

For one, the Galaxy A50 brags a more vibrant Super AMOLED display, which also allowed Samsung to put in a more advanced in-display fingerprint scanner. Meanwhile, the Realme 3 Pro settles for an IPS panel and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.


However, Realme makes up for it by using a sturdier Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to protect its screen. Also, there’s no denying that the color-gradient and shiny design on the Realme device is more attractive than the bland color options that the Galaxy A50 has.

Both devices also have identical 4,000mAh batteries, but expect to charge the Realme 3 Pro faster with its VOOC 3.0 fast-charging. Although Realme’s move to keep using the microSD might be a major turn off for some.


The difference in overall performance was unnoticeable. Samsung used their own Exynos 9610 chip on the Galaxy A50, while Realme tapped Qualcomm to power theirs with a Snapdragon 710 processor.

Being able to review both devices, I can safely say that the two deliver reliable performance in day-to-day tasks, and can handle most demanding games at the highest settings with smooth frame rates.


Both the Samsung Galaxy A50 and Realme 3 Pro also had a close fight in the camera department. The Galaxy A50 delivers more flexibility as it comes with three shooters on the back, with the inclusion of an ultra wide-angle sensor.

However, expect to have better, flagship-level image quality from the 16-megapixel Sony IMX519 sensor of the Realme 3 Pro.



As you can see, it had been a really close fight between the Samsung Galaxy A50 and Realme 3 Pro. But going back to our first question, we really wanted to see which between them deliver the best value for money. And from what it looks like, the Realme 3 Pro is the answer.

While they sure are similar in terms of specs, Realme’s bet got to have the upper hand with its aggressive pricing. This thing starts at only Php12,990 for the 4GB/64GB model. While the 6GB/128GB is at Php14,990 — that’s Php3,000 cheaper than the Galaxy A50 with the same RAM and storage configuration, which is available at Php17,990.

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