Samsung Galaxy A51 Review Rundown
Samsung Electronics | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 24 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer
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.
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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.
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.
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy A51 is powered by Samsung's own 2.3GHz octa-core Exynos 9611 processor. It's the first phone to use the new processor, which is roughly equivalent to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712. The A51 also comes with Samsung's Super AMOLED display, has an in-screen fingerprint reader and runs Android 10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- 3. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 review: A minor change to the mid-range. Expertreviews. 04 January 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
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- 9. ^ Samsung’s Galaxy A51 has two good things going for it: the screen and the price. Theverge. 08 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 10. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 review. Tomsguide. 07 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 11. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 Review. Trustedreviews. 17 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
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