The Galaxy A50 and A30 are practically identical at a first glanceIf you're in the market for a high-end Samsung phone in the US, you simply have to decide which of the three Galaxy S10 models fits your needs (and budget) best. But if you want a Galaxy mid-ranger, the world's number one handset maker curiously offers very few modern options for its American fans.
Nonetheless, you're looking at unlocked GSM Galaxy A30 and A50 units here that should be easy to activate and use on US networks like AT&T and T-Mobile at their full 4G LTE potential. They're also backed by limited 1-year B&H warranties, so unless you're a Sprint or Verizon customer unwilling to switch your carrier, it doesn't seem like you'll be making any major compromises if you buy these "unofficial", US-imported devices.
The A50 comes with three rear shooters, while the A30 settles for two and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
The Galaxy A50 mostly stands out in the photography department, with a triple 25 + 8 + 5MP rear-facing camera setup, compared to the A30's 16 + 5MP dual shooter arrangement. The single 16MP selfie cam on the Galaxy A30 is bumped up to a 25MP unit for the A50, with the latter also opting for a state-of-the-art in-display fingerprint recognition solution instead of the conventional biometric reader mounted on the back of the former phone.