The name Samsung carries weight when it comes to electronics and mobile phones. Xiaomi on the other hand is fast becoming a mobile phone brand to befriend. But how about a comparison between Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A50?. Spoiler alert you might be surprised who is going to win this comparison.

Before we begin, it’s very important readers get something straight. Good phones are not based on brand names but based on official specifications as released by the mobile phone company. These specifications includes software and hardware used in creating and packing these phones.

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To make this easy and more exciting, we have put together a table below. This table is a summary of both phones specifications. The differences and similarities between the Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A50.

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A50

The Differences Between Redmi Note 8 Pro and Samsung Galaxy A50

FEATURESRedmi Note 8 ProSamsung Galaxy A50
Network2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Weight200 g (7.05 oz)166 g (5.86 oz)
Screen size6.53 inches6.4 inches
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning® Gorilla® Glass 5Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
OSAndroid 9 (Pie)Android 9.0 (Pie)
ChipsetMediatek Helio G90T (12nm)Exynos 9610 (10nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
SD CardYes, up to 256GBYes, up to 1 TB
Rear Camera64 MP (wide)
8 MP (ultrawide)
2 MP (dedicated macro camera)
2 MP depth sensor
25 MP (wide)
8 MP (ultrawide)
5 MP (depth sensor)
Front Camera20 MP25 MP
SensorsFingerprint (rear mounted), accelerometerFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
PriceStarts from About ₦83,000Starts from About ₦81,000

If you have looked at the above table carefully then you can now better understand the analysis below. The table above is the summary of both phones specifications as released by the mobile phone companies. It’s good that both phones comes with 2, 3 and 4G network. We’ll now start the detailed comparison from the camera of both phones.

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A50 Camera

The Samsung Galaxy A50 comes with a triple rear camera. It has a 25MP main camera, 8MP ultrawide and a 5MP depth sensor. Which makes it idea to take awesome photos in three categories. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro on the otherhand comes with quad camera. A 64MP main camera, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth sensor and 2MP macro dedicated camera.

Simply put when you turn on the main cameras of both phones, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is expected to give you better pictures. When you turn on ultrawide camera both phones is expected to give you a photo of same quality. But th Samsung Galaxy A50 is expected to give better depth sensor camera due to the fact that it has a 5MP camera to do that job while Redmi Note 8 Pro has 2MP for the job.

However, the Redmi phone comes with a feature camera that is lacking in the Galaxy A50 and that is the 2MP dedicated macro camera. One can easily argue that 2MP is insignificant but it’s not. The truth still remains that while Redmi can take images of insects,flowers and other related pictures up close, the Galaxy A50 can not. So the Redmi phone is winning this category due to it’s main camera and dedicated macro camera.

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A50 RAM and Storage

Both phones are packed with practically same size of internal storage. The phones have a maximum of 128GB internal storage. However, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has a 6/8GB RAM while the Galaxy A50 has a 4/6GB RAM. In terms of RAM sizes, Redmi actually begins where that of Galaxy A50 stopped.

One interesting thing about the Samsung Galaxy A50 is the fact that it comes in multiple variants. For example, the Redmi phone only comes in 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM but the Galaxy A50 comes in 64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM which means more options for users.

This category is also going to be won by the Redmi phone reason because it comes with the UFS technology. To be specific,the Redmi phone is packed with the UFS 2.1. UFS is a flash storage that aids phones(and cameras) in storing and processing data. On this note, the Redmi phone will process data faster than the Galaxy A50.

Samsung Galaxy A50 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro Chipsets and Processors

Okay let’s be honest with you here, this category might get a little bit confusing but we’ll our best to keep it simple. In Chipsets there are lots of factors to be considered to know which one performs better. Note that the Galaxy A50 uses the Exynos 9610 (10nm) while the Redmi Note 8 Pro uses the Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm). From our research on both Chipsets, the Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm) is better equipped for heavy games. While the Exynos 9610(10nm) is best for day to day task.

Note that the Exynos 9610(10nm) can also play games but on the level of the Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm). The major setback of the Exynos here is evident in it’s processor. It supports the Cortex-A73 and Cortex-A53 processors. But the Mediatek that follows the Redmi Note 8 Pro supports the Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55 processors which are upgrade of the former.

For game lovers you’ll enjoy playing games with the Redmi Note 8 Pro than when using the Samsung Galaxy A50. So it seems the Redmi is also winning this category though it’s a close call.

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A50 Battery

Xiaomi packed the Redmi Note 8 Pro with a 4500mAh battery while Samsung packed the Galaxy A50 with a 4000mAh battery. Both battery are capable of keeping the phone running for a long time.

Other features

Both phones comes with finger print with that of Redmi Note 8 Pro been rear mounted and Galaxy A50 been under display. The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a gorilla glass 5 screen protector while the Galaxy A50 comes with a gorilla glass 3 screen. Both have protection but the protection level of the Redmi Note 8 Pro is better.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A50 Price

Redmi Note 8 Pro prices is expected to start from about ₦83,000 while the Samsung Galaxy A50 Price is expected to start from about ₦81,000.


Putting brand name and sentiments aside, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is better than the Samsung Galaxy A50. Note that from the comparison, both phones share lots of things in common in storage, Chipsets and Processors. The edge that Redmi Note 8 Pro has over Samsung Galaxy A50 is that Xiaomi used slightly advanced Chipsets and Processors.

Where To Buy The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro or/and Samsung Galaxy A50 in Nigeria

You can buy either or both phones from GSM Store here in Nigeria and have delivered to you at home. Click Here to check out the phone on GSM Store and see the great photos and the awesome screen display of this device. (Direct Link to purchase these phones will be made available soon)

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