These days, a lot of mid-range phones are popping up with a decent performance to price ratio.

In today’s spec comparison, we’ll be talking about two mid-range phones that fit said mold. Namely: the Vivo S1 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy A50s.


Let’s start talking about the Vivo S1 Pro. The S1 Pro is an upgrade over the S1 and it sports a very unique design for its quad-camera set up at the back – along with a bigger size. Vivo’s main goal for this device is to offer its young customers a trendy way to express their own style.

The second phone in this comparison is the Samsung Galaxy A50s. Similarly to the Vivo S1 Pro, the Galaxy A50s is also a quick follow-up to a previous phone, the Galaxy A50. The A50s boast a newer chipset, better camera and also more stylish design.


Which of the two mid-range phones would be the best choice for you? We’ll answer that question in our Vivo S1 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A50s spec vomparison. Let’s get it started then!

Vivo S1 ProSamsung Galaxy A50s
Operating SystemAndroid 9 Pie
Funtouch 9.2
Android 9.0 Pie
Samsung One UI
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.38-inch Super AMOLED
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
~404 ppi
83.4% screen-to-body ratio
6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core2.3GHz Exynos 9611 octa-core
GPUAdreno 610Mali-G72 MP3
expandable up to 256GB
expandable via microSD up to 512GB
Front camera32-megapixel32-megapixel
Rear Camera48-megapixel (wide, f/1.8)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2)
2-megapixel (depth sensor, f/2.4)
2-megapixel (Macro)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Night Mode
48-megapixel (f/1.7)
8-megapixel (ultra wide)
5-megapixel (depth sensor)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Night Mode
AudioSingle loudspeaker
Headphone jack
Single loudspeaker
Headphone jack
Dolby Atmos
SecurityIn-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
In-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Connectivity4G LTE
Wi-Fi 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
USB Type-C
Dimensions159.3 x 75.2 x 8.7mm158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7mm
ColorsKnight Black
Fancy Sky
Prism Crush White
Prism Crush Black
Prism Crush Violet
Prism Crush Green
18W Fast charging
15W charger


Clearly, you can see that both phones have a lot of differences and a few similarities. Their similarities include having Super AMOLED displays. Along with having a 6.38-inch and 6.40-inch display size for the Vivo S1 Pro and Samsung Galaxy A50s, respectively.

Other similarities include having an under-display fingerprint scanner, face unlock feature, Type-C USB Port and having a headphone jack.


Performance-wise, the Vivo S1 Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset and an Adreno 610 GPU compared to the Samsung A50’s Exynos 9611 processor and its Mali G72 MP3 GPU. On paper, the two chipsets are fairly similar but the Snapdragon has a better and optimized GPU. Thus should make it the superior option out of the two.

On the memory aspect, the Vivo S1 Pro has an 8GB RAM and an internal storage of 128GB. If your storage runs out, you can always expand the storage up to an additional 256GB. Although, the Samsung Galaxy A50S has a 6GB RAM and Internal storage of 128GB – along with a whopping 512GB External Memory support.


The Samsung Galaxy A50s has a 48-megapixel main camera, 5-megapixel (depth) and 8-megapixel (ultra-wide) camera compared. That’s compared to the 48-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel (ultra-wide), 2-megapixel(depth sensor) and 2-megapixel (Macro) quad-camera setup of the Vivo S1 Pro.

On the selfie camera aspect, both phones have a 32-megapixel front shooter. Clearly, the Vivo S1 Pro also wins this round.


The Vivo S1 Pro has a 4,500mAh battery along with an 18W fast charging feature compared to the 4,000mAh battery and 15W fast charging feature of the Galaxy A50s. If you’re a heavy phone user, I would suggest going with the Vivo S1 Pro.



Pricing wise, the Vivo S1 Pro retails for Php15,999 compared to the Php16,990 price tag if the Samsung Galaxy A50s.

To conclude our Vivo S1 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A50s specs comparison; Vivo’s offering surely takes the trophy thanks to its better processor, cameras, bigger battery, and more affordable price tag.

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