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This is the worst camera i have ever had. when i take a photo it is replaced with an exclamation mark, and the photos are lost forever. The fingerprint thing is useless, and the Face Recognition is Ludicrous. it doesn't even recognize there is a face there at all.
It is good at making Phone Calls and sending Messages, but that's all.
Purchased in March 2020 at Officeworks for $399.00.
Worst Samsung phone I have owned
I have been an avid Samsung user for years and absolutely loved my previous phone (J5 Pro) until it stopped charging properly after nearly 3 years of use. So I did a bunch of research and settled with the A50. This was a mistake. This phone may be newer, but my old J5 Pro was so much better. This phone cannot handle everything it is trying to process and therefore it randomly restarts itself about a dozen times a week. Usually, this occurs right in the middle of me doing something on the phone and it just shuts down without warning - i.e. tryin...g to launch maps to get directions. Understandably, this is incredible frustrating! I find the camera to be slow and laggy - sometimes it takes 4-5 seconds for the app to even launch, which when you're trying to take a photo could be the difference between getting your shot or not! This phone also has had charging issues - it used to be good, but lately it keeps alerting me to 'slow charge'. I have bought a new charger and I still get this message - sometimes it says it will be 15 hours or more until fully charged! That's ridiculous. The on screen fingerprint reader is also crap and never works. I've had this phone for over a year now and I've hated since about 4 days of ownership. I am reluctant to buy a new phone in case I simply have the same issues with a more recent model - I fear Samsung is starting to jam their phones with so much software and features now that the phones can't cope and they are becoming unreliable. I wouldn't even know what phone to buy in place of this that may be more reliable.
Purchased in January 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $449.00.
Developed Pink/ Purple Splotch (dead pixels) after 4 months of use
Only after 4 months of use, Samsung A50 developed pink/purple splotch on screen, out of the blue, no incident caused it. Took it for repair to a Samsung service centre and was asked to pay $200 for LCD screen replacement. Now, that is almost half the price of the phone that was purchased merely 4 months ago!!!
Very disappointing product and customer service by SAMSUNG! I don't recommend this phone to anyone
Purchased in August 2020 at Harvey Norman for $499.00.
Service is bad
Samsung refused refund becouse i am second owner of the device after 25 days sent to samsung and not ready email Samsung make many reason reciept is not clear second owner .Samsung told it cant be rapaires and i bought another phone for work and now they says its repaired Reference: 4308174696
After doing a lot of research, I settled on this phone. It is, without doubt, the best mid-range phone out there. Everything about it is pure quality, especially the camera and screen display. It's so easy to customise too, even for the least tech-savvy person (like me!). Highly recommended if you don't wish to spend $1,000 or more for a phone.
Purchased in August 2020 at Kogan.com for $448.98.
Always had a Samsung but not anymore...it’s only 6 months old and the calls drop off all the time.sometimes 7 times in one phone call..plus the sound drops out so l can’t hear the other person on the line or they can’t hear me...
It’s very disappointing as I’ve always loved Samsung....
Throwing it out and getting a different brand of phone.Sorry Samsung. Not a happy customer anymore...
Purchased in October 2019.
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 $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.
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 $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.
Purchased in November 2019 at Cellphoneshop.
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......
Purchased at Harvey Norman.
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
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!
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!
Purchased in April 2020 at Officeworks Physical store for $150.00.
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
Purchased in September 2019 at Officeworks for $550.00.
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.
Purchased in July 2019 at Harvey Norman.
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.
Yes, done a reboot now phone has been sent off to tech support as issue still not resolved.
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).
|Features||3.5mm Headphone Jack|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Blue, Black|
|Dimensions||158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm|
|Pixel Density||403 ppi|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Chipset||Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Battery Size||4,000 mAh|
|Internal Storage||64 GB|
|Memory (RAM)||4 GB|
|Max Video Resolution||1080p (Full HD)|
|Rear Camera(s)||25MP Wide, 8MP Ultrawide|
|Front Camera(s)||25MP Wide|
- GTIN14: 08801643743970 and 08806090063824
- MPN: 1091005694, 1091005695, SM-A505YZBNXSA, SM-A505YZKNXSA and SS-A505FD-128-BK
- GTIN13: 8801643743420, 8801643743703, 8801643743734, 8801643928131, 8801643928162 and 8806090063848
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