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Had the a50 for just over a year so far its cost me a brand new screen (which just crap it self) then the battery stuffed up. After replacing that now the phone will not charge. Disgusted that they can sell such a poorly built phone
Purchased in May 2019 at Optus for A$520.00.
Worst Galaxy phone I have ever had in 10 years
Constantly freezes. Needs reboot every week. MS apps like teams run very slow on this model. My old A8 was way better than this lemon. Strongly recommend not to buy this model if need it for work.
Purchased in June 2020.
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good photos, not bad at night maybe could be a bit better
the brightness of the screen is great
i use my phone for alot of social media and business photos
most apps seem to be running ok
i dont seem to have any problems at all
Purchased in October 2019 for A$504.00.
Great for me
The Samsung A50 is a good phone that does everything that I need a phone to do.
The camera shoots great photos, easy to take on holidays for snapping memories.
The phone charges amazingly quickly too. The brightness of the display is easy to adjust. All apps run very smoothly. Very happy with my putprchase.
Glass screen broke easily
Glass screen broke easily...... I have never had a broken sceen before ever.... this one does not seem to have good glass screen quality .... finger print security doesn't work as well a my previous phone... apart from that it is generally ok......
Very glitchy, I have to constantly turn it off and on to stop the screen jumping all over the place. Emails save to drafts when I hit send, the photo quality is awful and the fingerprint option has never worked.
I wont but another one.
Purchased in October 2019 at Online.
I wish it was less glitchy!
Camera is fabulous.
Layout is good.
It is very glitchy though. I frequently have to turn it off and on to reset it, because the touchscreen goes all crazy and I cannot control movement. It is very sensitive to dampness and has a mind of its own. It is not a model I would purchase again, despite the fabulous camera.
Purchased in April 2019.
Samsung lover to Samsung hater in one easy lesson !
I bought an A50 outright in July 2019. I woke up one morning to find my phone was showing a ' No Network ' error message. I did a troubleshoot through the internet, went through the steps, still no network.Interestingly enough, my phone worked perfectly other than for talk and text. Music, wifi, facebook, emails, games,you name it, everything worked but no talk no text. I replaced the SIM card but still no network. I took the phone to Samsung at Chermside at 9am. They made me wait 2 hours before they would take my information to have the pho...ne repaired even though there were 5 staff and only 2 customers ! Samsung repairs called me the next day (within 24 hours) to advise me that the phone was not repairable due to water damage. I was extremely surprised by this as the phone had never been near water, let alone actually get wet. Obviously, I was not happy so took the phone back to JB to see if their repair shop would come up with a different cause . After a month, JB rang me to advise that they wouldn't fix the phone because it had been opened. Well duh, of course it has but they couldn't track down my first repair docket even using the IMEI. I gave JB the previous repair number and heard nothing for 6 weeks. When I rang them to enquire where my phone was, I was told that they had it and that now they were rejecting the repair because the phone had water damage. I have researched this phone and the no network is a known issue with this device. I took the phone to a reputable mobile repair shop and the first thing he said was 'no damage to the charging port and opened it up. There is no water damage anywhere in this phone which I already knew because the phone has NEVER been wet. The problem is the internal guard but Samsung refuse to acknowledge this and I am out of pocket for a new phone. But it won't be a Samsung...ever / again ! Extremely poor all round. If only we could give minus stars
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Excellent mid range smart phone
Great value for money and excellent specs, though there have been a few minor software issues, and the lack of wireless charging is a little annoying. Overall it is difficult to complain too much for a phone at this price point.
Purchased in September 2019 at Optus.
I bought this phone from Big W in Aug 2019 on sale for $446. Now that I'm used to it, I love it. It has all the usual Samsung galaxy features that I'm used to, including a great camera, good battery life, clear bright display and big screen size. I use many apps and they all run well. I only took one star off because my previous Samsung Galaxy note 3 had a blue flashing LED light to notify me I had a message so I could just look at the phone without having to open it up to check for missed messages. But overall, amazing value!
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A good deal!
I got my hand on Samsung Galaxy A 50 last week while I was in Office Works. Got a good deal on it and got it immediately. I am very comfortable with the interface. This phone has some special features like language translation for any script. Quite useful in my profession.. A very happy customer!
Samsung has delivered a phone without bloatware which is commendable. The performance is good, I have never had any issues with the computing power of the phone. The screen is very responsive.
The camera is definitely not taking true colors. Images appear washed out as if there is a default filter.
The worst part of this phone is the fingerprint sensor. It never works on the first go, Samsung has delivered many updates but the problem persists.
I would not recommend this phone because of the fingerprint sensor
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Samsung your geniuses
Samsung A50 Galaxy smart phone has extremely good graphics, a great size screen, extremely user friendly without issues and also camera graphics and options are right on que of necessary requirements and delivers what is advertised,A great phone with all the needed options.
Purchased in February 2020.
I have similar experience with a new A50 in July. I had also a thin glass protector on the screen. Although I had not let any excessive force applied onto the phone, the glass protector showed a single hair crack across the middle of the screen, looking like the frame had been bent like in a back jean pocket(which would not have happened to mine as I use a shoulder pouch for it since day 1 and I never put any phone in my pocket including the most pocketable phones, always in a pouch). I was to claim warrantee, as I thought the screen had crack...ed across. so it is very likely that the frame was flexing easily to create pressure on the screen protector. Luckily for me the glass protector showed the sign of stress first. on the issue of faulty though, the rep actually told me that he found a dust sized defect on the screen when he put the protector on for me straight out of the box, even though I could not see it but he could. Not worrying me to claim a warrantee the first minute of using the A50. on the plus side, the battery is really good, usually last 1.5 day before running dry. the camera does return some very good photos and videos. the Livefocus is good fun to make photo with fake bokeh results. it is light too compared to similar sized phones.
Good value but some significant issues
Pros: great screen, long battery life, fast, cheap
Cons: fingerprint sensor doesn't work, hard to hear other person on the phone, Bixby, Google Assistant only works when phone unlocked
First android phone after a decade of iPhones so will ignore OS as much as possible. Obviously not being able to clearly hear a phone call is a significant issue. I was a heavy user of Siri so miss being able to use voice commands when the phone is locked, however Google Assistant is amazing so would be hard to ever go back to Siri. Bixby is a waste of time as p...er 95% of reviews so would avoid Samsung in future if they don't give option of disabling this. Because the fingerprint sensor doesn't work, I can't effiently use Dashlane password manager - Dashlane doesn't accept the face ID as secure enough so I have to type Dashlane password in every time which is another major drawback for me - although this is partly Androids fault as Dashlane doesn't accept Android Face ID at the moment (Jan 2020) due to poor security. Having said all this, the phone is exceptional value, so whilst I regret purchasing it instead of a Pixel, if/when I do upgrade the cost will not hurt as much as if it was a flagship phone. As it is my first Android I wanted something cheaper to explore the different OS and it has done a solid job of letting me do that. I anticipate the Pixel 4a (when it's launched) as being the phone that will replace this one.
Very average camera
I have had samsungs for years and i am really disappointed with this purchase. I take a lot of close up macro style photography of plants and flowers and this camera performs appallingly. Takes ages to focus and often doesn't. So it's a useless camera to me.
Love the phone - pity its not a flawless design
This phone is excellent for those of us who snap pics of everything. I have had samsung phones all my life and this one was by far the most impressive. However - after having the phone for only 6 months the screen started flickering with green lines and within an hour it had died completely. After much research across various forums, I have discovered that the A50 has manufactoring issues with screens dying and the frames bending.
After returning my phone to samsung, who sent it off for repair under warranty, their repair centre now claim ...that i must pay a $200 Bill for repairs. They are somehow linking the dead screen with a bent frame, accusing me of being at fault and applying "excess force". The fact that the phone is faulty could be forgiven if samsung were happy to replace or repair the devices which this affects. However the fact that they are repeatedly accusing their customers of being at fault just makes me want to throw it all in and switch providers. It's criminal to sell a faulty product and charge the customer for the repair.
Purchased in July 2019.
Unreliable, Constant Crashing
Samsung Brand New Mobile, started to crash 3 weeks after purchase Nov 12, 2019 and that continued despite factory default resets, and other resets. A booking was made with the closest Samsung Agent, first week New Year 2020. Mobile was totally unreliable, It did not work at all, so I had to buy another mobile, an Oppo AX7.
Finally a new update and reboot, was attempted Jan 2, 2020, and it was successful.
Overall, I would not recommend the Samsung A50, it caused me too much hassle and more expense of a back up mobile; infact I would never buy another Samsung Mobile of any type again.
My first and last Samsung mobile
Camera it dose not have true colours and phone calls
My Samsung a50 started off fantastic then about 7 weeks ago the phone started to not be as reliable photos were lacking colours weather its day or night or using the flash a lot of photos were a waste of time taking and the phone was dropping out or ending the call contacted Optus. but was reluctant to help after about 4 calls to Optus they are going to try to fix this issue but no phone over Christmas not happy with this outcome I am 1 unhappy customer I am not happy with this phone and should not have to jump up and down to get my phone fixed shame on Optus come on Optus fix my 6 mounts old phone
Purchased in June 2019 at Optus plan.
Great, camera a bit dodge.
Have always been a S range person but decided the new S10 was out of my price range so chose this instead. Am really happy with my decision! I upgraded from a S7 so anything was an improvement but the A50 runs quickly and smoothly. The fingerprint ID is not great, takes awhile to work, but I do still have the plastic on the phone so that could be impacting it.
It fits perfectly in my hand and is comfortable to use.
I have found the camera lacking. Sometimes it takes the most amazing photos, other times they are blurry and dull. We think the focus doesn't always work very well in low lighting and that's the problem. I now work around that and have taken some beautiful shots.
All in all I am very happy and would recommend.
Questions & Answers
Just updated my Samsung A50 phone a few days ago, I noticed that sometimes I had to press the button on the side twice to get the screen to come on, woke up this morning to use phone and now have no screen. Has anyone else had the same issue?
I'm sorry to hear of this, Trudy. Are you able to perform a forced restart to see if this helps? To do this:
If the issue continues, please send us a private message via the link below so we can look further into this for you.
I bought the a50 not too happy. I can't save photos from email to use from my gallery or photos. I can't even find where it's saving them but no options on last phone to save to gallery/photos. Very fruustrating
That is strange, Juanita. Are you able to send us a PM via the link below so we can further assist you with this?
what size memorycard can be used for extra storage?
Hi Alison, the A50 uses a MicroSD card (Up to 512GB).
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