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Samsung Galaxy A51 Review Rundown

Samsung ElectronicsPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Smartphone
Neoscore* 67%
  • Bright AMOLED display
  • Good camera
  • Good battery life
  • Camera performance lower than the S20

Summary

Samsung Galaxy A51 is a relatively affordable Android phone you might buy if you can't stretch to the Galaxy S21 or can't pick up a Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition in your region. The Galaxy A 51 has a gorgeous display, good cameras, and a battery that will easily get you through the day, but it can use a boost in the processor department. While the Galaxy A50 featured a waterdrop notch, the A51 has an even more minimalistic look thanks to its simple hole-punch camera.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

ndtv[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 65%
Reviewers from ndtv have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy A51 has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs. 23,999. It has an all-polycarbonate body, which is fairly light at just 172g. The biggest change is the Infinity-O display, which we're seeing for the first time on a Galaxy A-series phone. Samsung has stuck with the same Exynos 9611 processor as the Galaxy A50s, which in 2020 feels a bit weak.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright AMOLED Infinity-O display
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, NFC, and FM radio
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre camera performance

cnet[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy A51 is a convincing effort that proves Samsung can make a good midprice phone. It's the speed of its Samsung-made Exynos 9611 processor that's the A51's Achilles' heel. Samsung's budget phone (£329 in the UK and AU$599 in Australia) even bests the iPhone SE.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim, modern design
  • Bright, vivid screen
  • Water resistance and wireless charging
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Slightly heavier than the iPhone SE

digitaltrends[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy A51 is a follow-up to last year's Galaxy A50. It offers a modern design and a few high-end features, while sacrificing top performance. The display on the phone is 6.5 inches, and the quality of it is better than average for a phone in this price range.
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Pros[**]
  • Modern design
  • Excellent performance
  • Good battery life
  • Good cameras
Cons[**]
  • Slow software updates
  • Poor camera performance

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy A51 is a little more expensive than its predecessor but offers a new camera technology, even more modern exteriors and a newer SoC. With a screen size of 6.5 inches, the Galaxy phone is ideal for slightly larger hands, but has a good feel to it. The Galaxy phone continues to have 128 GB of storage, which are combined with 4 GB of RAM.
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Pros[**]
  • High-quality AMOLED display
  • Fast SoC
  • Fast Wi-Fi
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre cameras
  • Slow SoC

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The $399.99 Samsung Galaxy A51 offers plenty of value for its price. The front of phone is dominated by a near bezel-less 6.5-inch AMOLED display. On the back of the phone you'll find a wide rectangular camera stack. Performance is on the slow side compared with the similarly priced iPhone SE.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Long battery life
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Fast charging
Cons[**]
  • Camera performance is on the slow side

phonearena[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from phonearena have found the following[***]:
The is the newest mid-range phone by Samsung that replaces the extremely popular from 2019. It brings an updated, modern design with tiny bezels as well as a few improvements to the camera. Priced at around $350, the Galaxy A51 is affordable and will without a doubt be among the most popular phones that Samsung sells in 2020.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, modern design with tiny bezels
  • Long battery life
  • Decent camera performance
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

t3[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy A51 is an excellent mid-range phone. A good buy for Samsung fans not willing or able to splash the cash on the S20 series or stretch as far as the S10e. Android users are in familiar territory here: Samsung has crafted a slick, intuitive interface with a simple, easy-to-understand visual language. Unusually for budget devices, the phone sports a penta-camera setup. The phone's rear quad-camera array, based in a rectangular module, has 48MP wide-angle, 12MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro and 5MP depth lenses.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful, bright screen
  • Great build quality
  • Solid camera performance
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techadvisor[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 61%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy A51 is a mid-range handset from the world's leading smartphone manufacturer. It looks slick and modern, and could easily pass for a phone more than twice the price on first impressions. While glass-backed phones regularly make their way down to this price point, Samsung has opted for a plastic design. Flipping the phone over reveals a 6.5in OLED panel at a resolution of 1080x2400. Samsung fans probably won't be disappointed if they buy this phone but I was hoping for a more well-rounded handset.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim, modern design
  • Fingerprint sensor is fantastic
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • In-display fingerprint sensor struggles on standby time

techradar[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 53%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy A51 runs Android 10 with the Samsung One UI software on top. It has a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 1080 x 2400 resolution. It can shoot video at up to 4K resolution, 30 frames per second (fps) The phone has a 4,000mAh battery, about as low a capacity as we are comfortable with.
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Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Bright AMOLED screen
  • Fingerprint scanner
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Slow SoC

theverge[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following[***]:
The $399 Galaxy A51 has a big 6.5-inch OLED screen. Samsung says the phone is “awesome” across three specs: screen, camera, and battery life. I can nitpick — not about the screen but about what's underneath it — specifically, the hole-punch selfie camera.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous screen
  • Long battery life
  • Good camera
Cons[**]
  • Screen isn't great

tomsguide[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The $399 Samsung Galaxy A51 is one of the best cheap phones around. Its 6.5-inch display is nearly two inches larger than the 4.7-inch panel inside Apple's new iPhone SE. You might expect one or two cameras from a $400 phone, but the A51 has a whopping four.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful AMOLED display
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Subpar cameras
  • Poor low-light photography

trustedreviews[12]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy A51 is a mid-range handset from Samsung, priced at £329. It runs on the own-brand Exynos 9611 chipset and offers four rear cameras. It's in the same price bracket as some strong contenders including the Google Pixel 3a. Overall, this is an attractive, eye-catching design that's also got all the extra functionality you'd want.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright, colour-accurate AMOLED screen
  • Four rear cameras
Cons[**]
  • Battery life could be better
  • Mediocre performance

wired[13]

Sentiment Score[*] 56%
Reviewers from wired have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy A51 is a part of Samsung's push to dominate the low-end smartphone market. Its processing power resembles that of phones close to half its price. Despite four cameras on the back, the photos it snaps are unremarkable. Samsung is promising that it will keep the software updates flowing onto the A51 for three years.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim bezels and bright OLED display
  • Solid camera performance
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Camera stutters
  • Mediocre performance

references

1. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 Review. ndtv. 2020-01-31 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
3. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 review: All about the display. digitaltrends. 2020-04-29 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 Smartphone Review – Dedicated to success. notebookcheck. 2020-01-13 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 Review. pcmag. 2020-05-12 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 Review. phonearena. 2020-01-31 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 review: Mid-range marvel. t3. 2020-04-29 Retrieved 2021-10-20.
8. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 review. techadvisor. 2020-04-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 review. techradar. 2021-03-06 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
11. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 review. tomsguide. 2020-05-07 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
12. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 Review. trustedreviews. 2020-04-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
13. ^ Review: Samsung Galaxy A51. wired. 2020-05-12 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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