Sold in the mid-range segment, Nokia G50 gives users a high level of use value for money. With features such as an ultra-wide-angle camera, fast Internet connection speed, and long battery life, the Nokia G50 has everything you need in a mid-range phone. Can these advantages help Nokia G50 compete well with other product lines in the same segment? The answer will be in today’s article.
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Specifications of Nokia G50
- Screen: 6.82-inch, 1560 x 720 pixels
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
- RAM: 4GB
- Rear camera: 48MP + 5MP + 2MP
- Front camera: 8MP
- Internal memory: 64GB/128GB
- Size: 165.2 x 75.7 x 9.2 mm
- Mass: 220 g
- The battery: 5000 mAh
Nokia G50: Design
If you compare the Nokia G50 with the more expensive Nokia X10 series, the difference between the two models is only in the small details. Specifically, the screen of the G50 has a lower resolution, lacks official water resistance standards and is not equipped with a macro lens. The Nokia X10 has a more compact design, but weighs the same as the G50.
The Nokia G50 is a phone with a good build quality for the money, with a sturdy metal frame and a smooth, flat-finished back that feels comfortable in the hand.
Along the right edge of the device is equipped with a volume up and down button cluster and a power button. In addition to the two basic functions of turning the device on and off, the power button of the G50 also has a built-in fingerprint sensor, helping you quickly log in to your account in each use.
The plastic back of Nokia G50 is released with 2 color versions: blue or pink. The device possesses an eye-catching design with the highlight of the unique circular camera cluster. Overall, the G50 is a rather large and heavier phone than competing models in the same price range.
The device is equipped with a full range of communication ports, including a USB Type-C port on the bottom edge, a 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC and a dual SIM slot. In addition to the ability to hold up to 2 SIM cards, the SIM slot of the device also allows users to use an additional microSD card.
Nokia G50: Camera
Nokia G50 does not have the ZEISS brand printed on the camera cluster of the device like the more expensive Nokia X model. However, the configuration of this camera cluster still has many similarities compared to the Nokia X10 series. The main camera of the device has a resolution of 48MP, capable of collecting as much light as needed through pixel binning technology. Accompanying the main camera is a 5MP super wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor. However, unlike the Nokia X10, the camera cluster of the Nokia G50 does not have a macro lens.
The quality of photos taken from the main camera of the Nokia G50 is at an acceptable level. However, when paying close attention, these photos have not very high detail, while the colors are a bit fuzzy. In low light conditions, the quality of photos taken from this lens is significantly reduced.
The device is equipped with a selfie camera located at the waterdrop-shaped knob on the screen. The image quality of this camera is in the medium range, with details and colors shown quite well.
Nokia G50: Screen
Nokia G50 is equipped with an IPS screen with 720p resolution. Low resolution makes the detail of the content on the screen somewhat reduced.
The screen of the Nokia G50 is large, with a diagonal length of up to 6.82 inches. For comparison, the surface area of this panel is larger than even giant flagship models like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Even so, the screen of the Nokia G50 still performed quite well in our tests, with an average brightness index of 525 nit. With this brightness, you can comfortably use the Nokia G50 in areas with a lot of ambient light without much worry.
Nokia G50: Performance
The Snapdragon 480 series of chips is widely used by Nokia in the recently released mid-range segment phones. As for the Nokia G50, the chip offers a moderate level of processing performance for the price range, but it’s a bit poor in terms of graphics processing ability when compared to other competitors. So or choose another model if you are a person who has a habit of playing games on your phone.
Using Geekbench 5.3 to score overall performance, Nokia G50 achieved single-core and multi-core performance scores of 514 and 1618 points, respectively. This result, though only on par with the segment average, is still higher than competing models of the same money range such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S (507 and 1685 points), Motorola Moto G60s (522 and 1653 points). .
Thanks to its low power consumption, plus effective passive heat dissipation, the Nokia G50 maintained a steady temperature throughout our testing, with an average of 36.6. degrees Celsius. This temperature helps the machine always operate at optimal performance and does not make the user feel uncomfortable during use.
In terms of internal memory capacity, Nokia G50 is released with 2 versions, 64GB and 128GB. If you feel that this level of memory is not enough, you can expand it further thanks to the machine’s memory card slot.
Nokia G50: Battery life
Battery life is one of the strongest points of the Nokia G50. The device is equipped with a huge battery capacity of 5000 mAh. With a large battery capacity combined with a low-resolution screen and low-power chip, the Nokia G50 has a battery life that can be used up to two days.
Buy it if…
You need to find a cheap 5G phone
Nokia G50 is one of the cheapest 5G smartphone models on the market at the moment. Along with competitors like the Realme 8 5G, Redmi Note 10 5G, and Moto G50, the Nokia G50 is a good choice if you’re looking for a cheap phone with 5G connectivity.
You need a phone with a long battery life
Battery life is one of the strong points of the Nokia G50. If you’re looking for a phone with up to 2 days of battery life, the Nokia G50 won’t let you down.
You want a pure Android experience
Nokia G50 gives users a pure Android experience, without any pre-installed bloatware.
Don’t buy if…
Do you often watch videos or watch movies on your phone?
The screen of the Nokia G50 is quite large, but the definition is not very high because the resolution of the screen is limited to 720p.
Do you like to play games on your phone?
The mid-range chip of the Nokia G50 offers a moderate experience when surfing the web and watching videos, but it will be limited if you intend to play high-configuration games on the device.
You want to find a compact phone model
With a thickness of 8.9 mm and a weight of 220g, the Nokia G50 is a phone with a rather bulky design. Choose a different model if you need to use the phone with one hand.
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- Impressive battery life
- Support 5G network connection
- Pure Android experience
- Low resolution screen
- Bulky design
- Performance is only mid-range