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Huawei Nova 5T vs. Samsung Galaxy A50s Camera Comparison

The Huawei Nova 5T and the Samsung Galaxy A50s are truly impressive smartphones for its price and both of the smartphones will be one of the hottest products this holiday season. The Samsung Galaxy A50s features and the Huawei Nova 5T are in the same price range and today, we’re gonna do a camera comparison of these two smartphones but first, let’s talk about the cameras of these two smartphones.

The Samsung Galaxy A50s is an incremental upgrade from the Samsung Galaxy A50 and the former now features a better 48MP main camera at the back with an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera and also a 5MP depth sensor. While the Huawei Nova 5T features a quad camera setup which is quite unique.

There might be a lot of quad-camera setup in the market right now but the Huawei Nova 5T does features a different implementation. They have a 48MP main camera, a 16MP super wide-angle camera, 2MP depth assist camera or depth sensor and then there’s the unique 2MP macro camera.

To give you an idea about the multi-camera setup of these smartphones, the main camera is basically the most powerful of all the cameras in the smartphones while the super wide-angle cameras let you capture wider and better shots on the smartphone while the depth assist or the depth sensor helps in detecting the subjects to give you a better portrait or bokeh shots and lastly, the macro camera of the Huawei Nova 5T lets you capture photos at a closer range. How close? You can take close-up photos from 4 cm away. Yep, that close.

Time to do a comparison!

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Now here’s a good comparison for the two 48MP camera sensors of these smartphones. Again, both smartphones pack a 48MP rear main camera so how does it perform? Well, check out the photo below.

As you can see, we’re in a well-lit environment and both shots displayed really nice details and quality but the Samsung Galaxy A50s displayed a slightly overexposed shot and the Huawei Nova 5T features a sharper photo with more natural colors with better depth of field. So it’s clear that the Huawei Nova 5T wins in this round.

Winner: Huawei Nova 5T

Wide shots

The Huawei Nova 5T features a 16MP super wide-angle camera while the Samsung Galaxy A50s features an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens. Both can capture really wider shots and it’s perfect for capturing landscape photos like this one.

Both performed well in this shot and since the sun is up, both shots displayed warmer colors and details were quite fine, however, the Samsung Galaxy A50s offered more contrast in the shots with better color saturations. With the Huawei Nova 5T, you can get more pixels since we’re using a 13MP super wide-angle camera here and the details were just fine.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy A50s

Night Mode

Huawei smartphones are known to have amazing night mode shots ranging from their Y series smartphones up to their flagship P series and mate series and with the Huawei Nova 5T, the smartphone didn’t fail to impress us with their night mode.

The Huawei Nova 5T’s night mode is superior compared to the Samsung Galaxy A50s as the Nova smartphone features a better AI Super Night mode that combines the best software and hardware of the smartphone to give you a better light sensing, de-noising, and better long exposures. As you can see in the photo, the Huawei Nova 5T gives better and brighter photos with more details and less noise.

Winner: Huawei Nova 5T


The Huawei Nova 5T got a big advantage on this one since the smartphone features a dedicated lens for macro. Again, this lens gives you a better shot when you’re taking close-up shots up to 4 cm.

In the photo, the threads can be clearly seen on the Huawei Nova 5T with less blurring and bokeh so it can give you a better shot even at close-up. The problem with smartphones without a macro lens is that smartphones tend to not focus on the subject when shooting at a close range however with the Huawei Nova 5T, it was possible to shoot a close-up shot like this.

Winner: Huawei Nova 5T


Both the Samsung Galaxy A50s and the Huawei Nova 5T features a 32MP selfie sensor and both of them feature a portrait mode feature with the Samsung Galaxy A50s calling it live focus. Check out the shot below:

In our selfie test, both were sharper than I expected however, the Huawei Nova 5T delivers more natural colors with better sharpness and better saturation with the right exposure. With regards to design, the Huawei Nova 5T features a punch-hole selfie camera on the front which features a minimalistic look while the Samsung Galaxy A50s features an Infinity-U notch at the top for its selfie camera.

Winner: Huawei Nova 5T


The Huawei Nova 5T and the Samsung Galaxy A50s are both fantastic smartphones but in our camera comparison, the Huawei Nova 5T’s 5 AI camera remains superior. I was not surprised though since we’re getting a more powerful Kirin 980 SoC inside which is also used by the Huawei P30 Pro, the post-processing and the software side on this one is definitely on a flagship level. The flexibility of the quad-camera setup at the back of the smartphone also helps in capturing better photos as we can get better depth sensing, macro shots, and more detailed shots with its 48MP rear camera.

The Huawei Nova 5T and Samsung Galaxy A50s are now available for Php18,990.

Jam Ancheta
Jam Ancheta
Jam Ancheta likes to create content about tech. But he also hates tech.


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