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September 27, 2019

Samsung Galaxy A50 Vs Sony Xperia 5: Which One To Buy?

Samsung Galaxy A50 is already on shelves across Australia whereas Sony Xperia 5 is yet to be landed. However, it doesn’t entirely mean Samsung Galaxy A50, and Sony Xperia 5 Comparison isn’t possible. Thanks to online sources, almost everything about Sony Xperia 5 has been revealed from its overall design to its onboard components.

The gorgeously designed Samsung Galaxy A50 Australia is the flagship that may get the attention of everything as at first glance, it looks a lot like Samsung Galaxy S10, but it’s significantly different from those that lack a super-powerful processor and all the latest bells and whistles.

The Sony Xperia 5 Australia, on the other hand, is an excellent return of a compact flagship device and a fantastic successor of Sony Compact series devices that loaded with state-of-the-art specifications into a smaller body. As Sony Xperia 5 isn’t yet arrived in Australia, so the people/consumers are going to wonder about the significant differences between these two devices. That’s why we have come up to break it down here on this page.

Release Date and Pricing:

The official Samsung Galaxy A50 Release Date Australia was somewhere back in March 2019, and it’s now available on all major stores across Australia. It’s available in multiple colours to choose from – Black, Coral, Blue, and White.

As for Sony Xperia 5 release date Australia, it’s most likely to hit shelves across the country before October 2019 ends. That’s what sources have claimed, and as soon as we hear more, we will have it updated. Users will have plentiful colour options to choose Xperia 5 from, i.e., Grey, Black, Red, and Blue.

Talking about Sony Xperia 5 Price Australia, it is too prompt but based on reports shared by online sources; it’s expected to set users back a whopping AU$1300. Again, it’s just an educated guess as final details will be shared later. The Samsung Galaxy A50 Price Australia, on the contrary, varies in the range of only AU$450-510.

Thus, there is approx. AU$799 difference between Samsung Galaxy A50 vs. Sony Xperia 5 Price. And it visible that, if you are a budget-conscious buyer and need the coolest smartphone with a lot of innovations from the world’s leading brand, you will get your hands on Galaxy A50 over Xperia 5.

Samsung Galaxy A50 vs. Sony Xperia 5 Specs

Samsung Galaxy A50

  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 166 grams
  • Display: 6.4” Super AMOLED (1080 x 2340)
  • OS: Android Pie 9.0
  • Chipset: Exynos 9610 10nm
  • RAM & ROM: 4GB with 64GB/128GB and 6GB with 128GB (Expandable up to 1TB)
  • Cameras: 25MP + 8MP + 5MP Rear and 25MP Front
  • Battery: 4000mAh (Fast Charging 15W)
  • Colours: Black, Coral, Blue and White

Sony Xperia 5

  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 68 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight: 164 grams
  • Display: 6.1” Super AMOLED (1080 x 2520)
  • OS: Android Pie 9.0
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm
  • RAM & ROM: 6GB with 128GB (Expandable up to 1TB)
  • Cameras: 12MP + 12MP + 12MP Rear and 8MP Front
  • Battery: 3140mAh (Fast Charging 18W)
  • Colours: Grey, Black, Red, and Blue

Samsung Galaxy A50 vs. Sony Xperia 5 Design:

The Galaxy A50 feels a polish smartphone when holding in hand. It’s offering a sandwich-type chassis design. The phone flaunts a small notch that impressively narrow-down bezels – especially when it comes to the chin. Importantly, A50 shines when taking a look at its rear. It has a reflective coating that appeals hues, and that is something you wouldn’t find anywhere else. The back panel has a fingerprint scanner and lint magnet and of course, a triple camera setup – positioned vertically.

The Sony Xperia 5 is using a redeveloped design language that has been used in Xperia 1 already. The rear panel is made of glass, and it comes in four colours such as Grey, Black, Blue and Red. However, it’s not yet clear which countries will get which colours. With 158 x 68 x 8.2 mm dimensions and maximum weight – 164 grams, it feels a light device in hand. The phone is water-resistant with an IP68 rating, and hence, it’s capable of surviving the odd splash of water. Overall, it feels a premium smartphone that gives a fierce competition to the Galaxy A50 in terms of design.

Samsung Galaxy A50 vs Sony Xperia 5 Display:

The display technology is different in both devices such as Galaxy A50 is backed by Super-AMOLED display, whereas Sony Xperia 5 comprises an OLED display. A 6.4-inches display of Galaxy A50 with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels looks beautiful and most significant too. Thanks to the U-shaped notch on the front, one can enjoy a screen-to-body ratio of 91.6%, making it an excellent device to consume content on.

Sony Xperia 5 offers a slightly small display with a maximum size of 6.1-inches with a resolution of 1080 x 2520 pixels. The significant difference where Xperia 5 surpasses is that Sony has used a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to protect the display from scratches whereas Samsung using an outdated Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Most importantly, Samsung Galaxy A50 offers an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, while Xperia 5 has an aspect ratio of 21:9 for an improved experience when watching movies or playing games. Hence, it’s another plus point to reconsider buying Xperia 5 over the Galaxy A50.

Samsung Galaxy A50 vs Sony Xperia 5 Camera:

Interestingly, both Smartphones are holding up a triple camera configuration on their back but with different MPs. Starting from Galaxy A50, it’s equipped with a 25MP primary camera, 8MP ultrawide and 5MP depth sensor and on the front, it comes with a 25MP camera to assist you in selfies and video calls. The camera quality, based on sources, is up to snuff as it captures bright and shiny images during daylight and performs average in a low-light condition.

The Xperia 5, in contrast, sports a 12MP primary camera, 12MP telephoto camera and 12MP ultrawide camera to help you capture your memorable moments with a lot of details and colours. The camera of Xperia 5 isn’t tested – however, it can perform very well as compared to Xperia 1 (obviously),and we are expecting to be at least as exquisite as Galaxy A50’ camera sensors.

Samsung Galaxy A50 vs Sony Xperia 5 Battery:

Very much like Sony Xperia 5 camera department, Sony is yet to offer an educated guess on how long the battery will keep you online. But 3140mAh battery seems to take you throughout the day with ease with mixed activities such as listening to music, making calls, texting your nearest and dearest or watching movies.

A massive 4000mAh battery in Galaxy A50, however, can last a full day with ease even with extensive use and not a single minute more. After doing activities, e.g. capturing images, playing games, music streaming, calling, messaging and surfing the internet, it hits 15% close to midnight.


Samsung Galaxy A50 with its multiple storage tiers beats Xperia 5 as one can either buy it with 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. The Xperia 5, on the other hand, only offers users with 128GB of storage with 6GB of RAM. A 6GB of RAM is available in Galaxy A50 too, but you can also decide to buy a variant with 4GB of RAM if you are running short on budget. Samsung Galaxy A50, as usual, is using company’s own Exynos 9610 Chipset whereas Xperia 5 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Chipset which is, without a doubt, the most powerful chipset around. Moreover, both devices run on Android 9 Pie 9.0 operating system but with different positions of a fingerprint scanner, Galaxy A50 with a rear-mounted scanner and Xperia 5 with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.


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