Samsung A50S is on the top line of the upper mid-range segment. Most of Samsung’s Galaxy M-series and A-series phones have suddenly caught the buyer’s attention with the eye-catching AMOLED display, camera, and solid build. Honor 20 on the other hand has a premium look with Kirin 980 onboard is also a great buy at around $300/Rs.24000. Let us find out the winner.
Design and Display
Honor 20 has a 6.26 inch full HD IPS display with a dimension of 154.6 x 73.9 x 8.4 mm with a punch-hole front camera at the left-top corner. Samsung A50s is the successor of the Samsung A50 and both have a 6.4-inch Full-HD Super AMOLED display with dimensions of 158.4 x 74.5 x 7.7 mm with a waterdrop notch at the center. AMOLED displays look excellent with vivid colors and viewing angles.
Both the Galaxy A50S and Honor 20 have the same screen resolutions of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Honor 20 has an aluminum frame, whether Samsung A50S has a plastic frame and has a greater chance of getting scratches.
Galaxy A50S has an in-display fingerprint scanner which is not fast enough, while Honor 20 comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor which is faster than the in-display scanner of A50S.
On the back Hornor 20 has quad-camera setup of 48MP + 16MP + 2MP + 2MP with LED flash but Galaxy A50s has triple camera of setup of 48MP + 5MP + 8MP with LED flash. Both the devices can record 4K videos at 30 fps.
In daylight, Honor 20 takes stunning stills with rich colors and high details, but the images in dark are just ok. With AI Ultra Clarity mode, it captures brilliant images even after zooming in. In a good amount of light Galaxy A50S also clicks fantastic photos. In low light, Galaxy A50S takes better images than Honor 20.
Both devices have 32 MP cameras on the front which are capable of recording at 1080p @ 30fps. Though both the phone captures very nice photos and videos with their front cameras, the Galaxy phone can record more sharp and delightful videos.
Samsung A50S has an octa-core Exynos 9911 processor which has four 1.74GHz Cortex ARM-A53 cores and four 2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 cores with Mali-G72 graphics. It is capable of running games like PUBG smoothly undoubtedly. On the other side Honor 20 has Kirin 980 chipset which is compared to the Snapdragon 845 processor. Huawei’s top-end phone P30 Pro which costs much more than Honor 20 has the same Kirin 980 processor. Thus Honor 20 easily outperforms Galaxy A50s in gaming or multi-tasking.
Galaxy A50S comes in 4 GB and 6 GB RAM version with 64 GB and 128 GB internal memory, while Honor 20 comes in 6 GB and 8 GB RAM version with 128 GB and 256 GB internal memory.
Samsung A50S looks like a good performing phone on paper but its 4 GB version scored only 168767 in the AnTuTu benchmark, while Honor 20 with 6 GB RAM scored 376278. Hence Honor 20 can handle any power-intensive games or tasks, while Samsung A50S may have to struggle while playing games in higher resolution.
Samsung A50S is loaded with a non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery which supports up to 15W fast charging even though Samsung provides a 10W charger in the box. So to charge your phone to 100% in about an hour and a half (claimed by Samsung) you need a 15 W charger. The phone will last a whole day even if you play games for a couple of hours and stream movies for 5-6 hours throughout the day.
Honor 20 with a 3750 mAh battery will also last a day as Huawei has a reputation of optimizing battery life very well. Even for a heavy user Honor 20 will last a day till your bedtime. This phone supports a 22.5 W fast charging and can recharge the phone from 0 to 100% in just 1 hour and 20 minutes.
If you are a big fan of Samsung and need a phone for limited purposes like watching movies, browsing the internet, and taking photos, then Samsung A50S will be a perfect choice at this price.
But if you need a phone to play games and do a lot of power-consuming tasks then Honor 20 with Kirin 980 is the ultimate choice. You may only miss the crisp display with this phone but you will get the feeling of using a flagship phone.