Galaxy A50 takes aim at Moto G7 for best budget phone
3:17

Galaxy A50 takes aim at Moto G7 for best budget phone

Phones
[MUSIC] If you're looking for a solid Android phone under $400, your two best options are the Samsung Galaxy A50 and the Moto G7. The phones are $350 and $300, respectively, but they offer a lot, especially, the A50. The Galaxy ACC features a 6.4 inch cola display while the Moto G7 has a 6.2 inch LCD screen. The both phones have about the same resolution the Galaxy A50 screen is brighter and colors are more vibrant. yellows, blues and red pop and blacks are much easier. When viewing the phones at various angles, a [UNKNOWN] shift is more severe on the Moto G7 too. So the screen appears dimmer at certain angles. I also prefer the galaxy A50s overall design more. The camera bump is less prominent. The teardrop Notch is smaller and less intrusive. And because the fingerprint reader is embedded inside the screen instead of the back like the Moto G7, it looks more seamless and cohesive. Unlike the Moto G7 though, the Asus D has no protection against water. While you can't dunk the Moto G7 under water, it at least has a nano coating that Moto says makes it water repellant against light splashes and sprinkles. For photos, the Galaxy A50 has three cameras, while the Moto G7 has a respectable camera on its own, especially at its price. I found that the Galaxy A50 took better photos. In low light the A50 brightens and punches up colors and it has a wider dynamic range meaning scenes with different lighting situations are exposed more evenly. The A50 also has a wide angle camera so you can fit more content in each frame. [MUSIC] Unlike the MOTO G7 though, the A50 cannot shoot in 4k. Instead it shoots 1080p video and it was about [UNKNOWN] with MOTO G7's 1080p video too, but if you wanna shoot sharper and brighter videos and have a 4K just like the MOTO G7 is the better choice here. [MUSIC] For a bench mark test, the GALAXY A50 consistently edged out the MOTO G7 Samsung's phone is also equipped with a higher-capacity battery and it lasted much longer than a Moto G7. During preliminary lab tests for continuous video playback on airplane mode, the phone lasted 20 hours. The Moto G7, on the other hand, lasted closer to 13 hours. Both phones run Android high. And while the Moto G7 runs a nearly stock version of Android, which I like. The Galaxy 850 has Samsung's one UI layered on top. You'll get Samsung's digital voice assistant 60 and Samsung Pay preloaded. This is on top of Google Assistant and Google Pay which the Moto G7 has. I'm not a regular user of these Samsung services, but if you want more options, you have them. All in all, we still love the Moto G7. It's a fantastic phone and it won our CNET's editor's choice for its low price and good camera. But, if you have $50 more to spare, I'd go with the Galaxy A50. Though it doesn't shoot 4k video and I'm not a huge fan of one UI, its faster processor, better camera and longer lasting battery make it the better buy

Up Next

RedMagic 7 Gaming Phone Review: Superfast Charging, Blisteringly Smooth Screen
redmagic-00-00-27-10-still001

Up Next

RedMagic 7 Gaming Phone Review: Superfast Charging, Blisteringly Smooth Screen

Apple WWDC 2022 Preview
wwdc-preview-00-01-51-17-still006

Apple WWDC 2022 Preview

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

Moto G 5G Review: A $400 Phone That May Have Everything You Need
clip0001-00-00-25-15-still001

Moto G 5G Review: A $400 Phone That May Have Everything You Need

The iPhone 14 Report
iphone14rumor-cnet

The iPhone 14 Report

Google's 2022 Pixel Lineup
screenshot from Google I/O May 2022 presentation

Google's 2022 Pixel Lineup

Moto G Stylus 5G Review: A Good $500 Phone That Could Use More Software Support
motogstylus-00-00-29-13-still002

Moto G Stylus 5G Review: A Good $500 Phone That Could Use More Software Support

Samsung's Cheapest Galaxy Phones Reviewed: What $180 or Less Gets You
samsungaphones-00-00-24-08-still005

Samsung's Cheapest Galaxy Phones Reviewed: What $180 or Less Gets You

OnePlus 10 Pro: Style and Power Make for a Great Android Phone
oneplus-10-pro-cnet-review

OnePlus 10 Pro: Style and Power Make for a Great Android Phone

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

Watch What Could Be the World's First Commute in a Personal Flying Vehicle
jetson-one-seq-00-06-21-07-still001

Watch What Could Be the World's First Commute in a Personal Flying Vehicle

Deepfake Expert Reacts to Viral Deepfakes
deepfake-3

Deepfake Expert Reacts to Viral Deepfakes

Fun Amazon Finds Under $50 (July 2022)
amazonjuly2022-master-00-11-19-15-still001

Fun Amazon Finds Under $50 (July 2022)

Auto Giant Magna Prepares to Make Every Part of a Car Light Up
magna-lighting-00-01-55-05-still131

Auto Giant Magna Prepares to Make Every Part of a Car Light Up

How to Find Cheap Flights
airlinetickets-master-00-05-36-21-still003

How to Find Cheap Flights

The iPhone at 15: How Apple's Phone Became the Center of Your Life
yt-applestuff-ep02-v6

The iPhone at 15: How Apple's Phone Became the Center of Your Life

Most Popular All most popular

Fun Amazon Finds Under $50 (July 2022)
amazonjuly2022-master-00-11-19-15-still001

Fun Amazon Finds Under $50 (July 2022)

Watch What Could Be the World's First Commute in a Personal Flying Vehicle
jetson-one-seq-00-06-21-07-still001

Watch What Could Be the World's First Commute in a Personal Flying Vehicle

SpyraTwo hands-on: The ultimate water gun
spyratwo-2

SpyraTwo hands-on: The ultimate water gun

Deepfake Expert Reacts to Viral Deepfakes
deepfake-3

Deepfake Expert Reacts to Viral Deepfakes

How to Find Cheap Flights
airlinetickets-master-00-05-36-21-still003

How to Find Cheap Flights

The iPhone at 15: How Apple's Phone Became the Center of Your Life
yt-applestuff-ep02-v6

The iPhone at 15: How Apple's Phone Became the Center of Your Life

Latest Products All latest products

E Ink Tablets: Everything You Need to Know
eink-website

E Ink Tablets: Everything You Need to Know

Moto G 5G Review: A $400 Phone That May Have Everything You Need
clip0001-00-00-25-15-still001

Moto G 5G Review: A $400 Phone That May Have Everything You Need

Hands-On: We Got to Try the Sony Xperia 1 IV and Its Zoom Lens
xperiafinalpicsite

Hands-On: We Got to Try the Sony Xperia 1 IV and Its Zoom Lens

Lenovo Legion 7 Gaming Laptops Combine Great Power With Simple, Slim Designs
lenovolegion-00-00-45-13-still003

Lenovo Legion 7 Gaming Laptops Combine Great Power With Simple, Slim Designs

Exploring Meta Store: Facebook Parent Meta's First Physical Retail Space
metastore

Exploring Meta Store: Facebook Parent Meta's First Physical Retail Space

Lenovo's Torrent of Slim-Series Laptops Has Almost Too Many Options
lenovoslim-00-00-03-10-still001.png

Lenovo's Torrent of Slim-Series Laptops Has Almost Too Many Options

Latest How To All how to videos

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use
googlepay-inhand

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use

Clean Your AirPods and EarPods Without Damaging Them
yt-howto-clean-airpods-v3

Clean Your AirPods and EarPods Without Damaging Them