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Realme 5 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A50s Specs Comparison

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A few weeks ago, we pitted the Samsung Galaxy A50s against the Huawei Nova 5T. Today, we have a new challenger in the form of the realme 5 Pro.
Realme 5 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A50s Specs Comparison
The best mid-range prism phone is?

This time, there is a PHP 5K difference between the two. Let's if the more affordable realme 5 Pro can compete with a pricier device.

Realme 5 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A50s Specs Comparison

DeviceSamsung Galaxy A50sRealme 5 Pro
Display6.4-inch 2.5D Super AMOLED screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 403 ppi6.3-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3+ protected IPS screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 409 ppi
CPU
2.3GHz 64-bit Exynos 9611 octa-core processor
2.3GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 712 octa-core processor
GPUMali-G72 MP3Adreno 616
RAM6GB4GB/6GB/8GB
ROM128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 512GB64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated)
Back Camera48MP f/2.0 + 8MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle lens + 5MP depth sensor w/ AF and LED flash48MP f/1.79 Sony IMX586 + 8MP f/2.25 119-degree ultra wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 4cm macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth w/ LED flash
Selfie Camera32MP f/2.016MP f/2.0 Sony IMX471 w/ AI Portrait
Battery
4,000mAh w/ 15W fast charging
4,045mAh w/ 20W VOOC 3.0 flash charge
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie w/ One UI
Android 9.0 Pie w/ ColorOS 6.0
Connectivity
WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5, FM Radio, GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5, OTG, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM
SensorsAccelerometer, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others
In-Display fingerprint sensor, face unlock, USB-C, Colors: prism crush black, prism crush white, prism crush violet, prism crush green
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, splash resistance, Dirac HD Sound, USB-C, Colors: sparkling blue, crystal green
Dimensions158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm156.8 x 74.2 x 8.3 mm
Weight
169 g
TBC
PricePHP 18,990PHP 11,990 (4GB/128GB), 13,990 (8GB/128GB)

How much difference does PHP 5K make?

Build/Design - Realme 5 Pro features a bit of an improvement from its previous iteration in terms of design. It still glasstic material for its back panel and it has Gorilla Glass 3+ protection.

Samsung Galaxy A50s also has a 3D curved glasstic back with a polycarbonate frame.

Realme 5 Pro's crystal design is quite the head-turner as well as the Galaxy A50s shiny prism design.

This category is pretty close. Both devices offer good looking and premium-feeling design with realme pulling a bit ahead with the presence of Gorilla Glass 3+ protection and splash resistance.
IPS vs AMOLED
IPS vs AMOLED

Display - The Galaxy A50s has a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display. It even has an In-Display fingerprint reader. As expected with a Super AMOLED screen, it has vibrant and punchy colors with deep blacks.

Realme 5 Pro has a 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS display which is slightly smaller. At this price point, it is one of the better screens with good colors and brightness.

Both devices have small dewdrop style notches up top. Samsung Galaxy A50s pulls ahead a bit here due to the Super AMOLED screen being brighter and more vibrant.

Specs - The Samsung Galaxy A50s has a decent 2.3GHz Exynos 9611 processor with a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU while realme 5 Pro has the better performing 2.3GHz Snapdragon 712 processor with an Adreno 616 GPU for gaming.

The RAM advantage goes to realme 5 Pro as well with an 8GB variant available. Both have expandable 128GB storage

Realme 5 Pro has a slightly bigger battery at 4,050mAh and a faster charging 20W VOOC 3.0 flash charge compared to the Galaxy A50s 4,000mAh and 15W fast charging.

Cameras

Quad-cam vs triple-cam
Quad-cam vs triple-cam

Both are equipped with 48MP primary cameras. However, realme 5 Pro has a better sensor namely the Sony IMX586 sensor.

In particular, Galaxy a50s uses a 48MP f/2.0 + 8MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle lens + 5MP depth sensor w/ AF and LED flash. Realme 5 Pro has 48MP f/1.79 Sony IMX586 + 8MP f/2.25 119-degree ultra wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 4cm macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth w/ LED flash.

For selfies, Galaxy A50s takes the lead with a 32MP sensor compared to a 16MP Sony IMX471 sensor.

Both have some sort of video stabilization.

Other features

Samsung Galaxy A50s has an In-Display fingerprint sensor, face unlock, dual-band WiFi. 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5, FM Radio, GPS, GLONASS, and USB-C connectivity.

Realme 5 Pro has a traditional fingerprint sensor, face unlock, splash resistance, Dirac HD Sound, dual-band WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5, OTG, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, and USB-C.

Samsung Galaxy A50s advantages - Larger 6.4-inch AMOLED screen with In-Display fingerprint reader, bigger selfie sensor
Realme 5 Pro advantages - Better CPU, GPU, bigger RAM, faster storage at UFS 2.1, slightly bigger battery, 20W VOOC fast charging, more powerful cameras, faster fingerprint reader, more affordable

Our thoughts

Based on specs, realme 5 Pro offers a more complete device at a lower price range.

Apart from its AMOLED Display, In-Display fingerprint reader, and bigger selfie sensor, the Samsung Galaxy A50s lacks compared to realme 5 Pro.

Realme 5 Pro has a faster CPU and GPU, faster storage solution, bigger RAM, a slightly bigger battery with faster-charging tech, splash resistance, and an overall better package at a substantially lower price tag.

What do you guys think?
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