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Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Smartphone

NEX score 58%

Product Overview

Galaxy A51 5G is one of a pair of the first smartphones in the Galaxy A series with 5G connectivity. It sports a large 6.5-in Super AMOLED Infitinity-O display, four cameras, and a long-lasting battery, among other industry-leading features.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Bright AMOLED display
  • Good camera
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Camera performance lower than the S20

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 58% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great display
  • Good camera
  • Good value for money
  • Solid performance
Cons
  • Unreliable processor
  • Slow Wi-Fi
  • Poor low-light camera performance
  • Slow SoC
  • Unimpressive camera system
  • Underwhelming performance
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Specifications

Construction

Battery | Capacity
4500 mAh
Camera | Front
32MP f/2.2
Camera | Rear
48MP f/2.0 (Main), 12MP f/2.2 (Ultra-Wide), 5MP f/2.2 (Depth), 5MP f/2.4 (Macro)

Dimensions

Size | Depth
8.7 mm
Size | Height
158.9 mm
Size | Width
73.6 mm
Weight
187 g

Display

Display Diagonal
6.5"
Display Type
Super AMOLED
Resolution
2400 x 1080

Function

Chipset
8 Core (2x 2.2GHz + 6x 1.8GHz)

Performance

Memory | Capacity
6 GB; 8 GB
Storage
128 GB, MicroSD

Production

Debut
2020-04-08

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

ndtv[1]

Sentiment Score 59%
Reviewers from ndtv have found the following***:
In low light, the primary camera captured very good colours, and details were fairly well represented with not a lot of noise. There's a dedicated Night mode, but we didn't find it to make a significant difference compared to shots taken in the standard photo mode. Live-focus mode blurs out backgrounds for a more dramatic look. Samsung has only launched the 6GB variant in India, priced at Rs. 23,999.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Slim bezels
  • Good battery life
  • Good cameras
Cons
  • Underwhelming performance
  • Underwhelming battery life

cnet[2]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The Galaxy A51 lags compared to top-tier phones such as the Galaxy S20. That's because Apple gave the iPhone SE the same A13 Bionic chipset as its most expensive iPhone 11. The iPhone SE also leapfrogs the A51 when it comes to water resistance and wireless charging, both features that Samsung's cheaper phone lacks.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Slim bezels
  • Good battery life
  • Fast charging
Cons
  • No water resistance
  • No wireless charging

digitaltrends[3]

Sentiment Score 55%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The Samsung Galaxy A51 has a 48-megapixel main sensor, and in well-lit environments, photos look great. You'll get a good amount of detail, and while photos aren't as deep as those taken with the iPhone 11 Pro and Pixel 4, they're still vivid. There's no native way to remap the Bixby shortcut to another assistant. The warranty on the phone is a pretty standard 1-year deal for manufacturer defects.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great display
  • Decent camera performance
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No wireless charging
  • No IP rating

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score 55%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The Galaxy A51 works very well in everyday use and deals well with multi-tasking. The response times might be too slow for hardcore gamers, but casual gamers should be happy with them. While the smartphone does not seem slow when browsing during everyday use, the difference in speed compared to the fastest devices in this price range is noticeable.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • High-quality AMOLED display
  • Good battery life
  • Decent cameras
Cons
  • Slow SoC
  • Slow Wi-Fi

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score 57%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
In daylight testing, nearly all of our shots looked crisp, with excellent depth of field. On the front, you'll find a 32MP wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture. The Galaxy A51 is powered by a 4,00mAh battery that can easily get you through the day.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous AMOLED display
  • Solid performance in low light
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Mediocre cameras
  • No wireless charging

t3[6]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following***:
The Samsung Galaxy A51 is one of the best handsets on the market. Unusually for budget devices, the phone sports a penta-camera setup. The rear quad-camera array has 48MP wide-angle, 12MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro and 5MP depth lenses. The camera array supports up to 8x digital zoom, but you'll never use this to its fullest extent.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous Super AMOLED display
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • No headphone jack
  • Single speaker

techadvisor[7]

Sentiment Score 61%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following***:
The Samsung Galaxy A51 is a mid-range smartphone from Samsung. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor, but it's very hit and miss. The camera is superb, but the lack of a telephoto lens is a big omission. 4GB of RAM isn't enough to power the phone, particularly when combined with an average processor.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous 1080p display
  • Great battery life
  • Great cameras
Cons
  • In-display fingerprint sensor isn’t great
  • No telephoto lens

techradar[8]

Sentiment Score 45%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The Samsung Galaxy A51 has a 4,000mAh battery, which is about as low a capacity as we are comfortable with in a phone with a 6.5-inch screen. Its OLED screen is colorful, contrast is ultra-high, and Samsung's software looks good. One important part of the A51 is below average at the price, though: performance. It makes Android feel a little slow, more so than usual app load discrepancy between a good affordable phone and a top-end one.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Bright OLED screen
  • Good battery life
  • Decent cameras
Cons
  • Poor low-light camera performance
  • No wireless charging

theverge[9]

Sentiment Score 57%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following***:
, but this A51 uses a Samsung Exynos 9611, a midrange chip that isn't quite up to the task of making this phone feel snappy. Apps take a long time to load — especially if they haven't been opened recently and so aren't already active in the 4GB of RAM. Battery life is okay, but it doesn't quite hit Samsung's claim that it's “long-lasting.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous screen
  • Great battery life
  • Good cameras
Cons
  • No wireless charging
  • Unimpressive camera system

tomsguide[10]

Sentiment Score 46%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
Samsung has shoehorned a 4,000-mAh battery into the Galaxy A51. The A51's longevity isn't awful, though, much like its general performance, it's not nearly as impressive as you'd hope it to be. Rather than use a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, the A51 incorporates an in-display optical scanner.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous display
  • Great battery life
  • Decent cameras
Cons
  • Battery life could be better
  • No 128GB storage

trustedreviews[11]

Sentiment Score 45%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
The Galaxy A51 has a 4000mAh battery, and this is a good size which is comparable to flagships even within Samsung’s own stable, including the Samsung Galaxy S20 itself. I found the battery life to be running out sooner than I’d anticipated, and given this generous capacity, this might be down to an inefficient chip. The cluster includes a 48-megapixel main wide-angle camera, a 12- megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 5-Megapixel macro camera, and a 5 megapixel depth sensor. The ultrawide lens gives you another option to shoot with, and it certainly does increase the field of view significantly. But with this comes significant distortion around the edges (for example the stems in the right side of the above image, which appear stretched)
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Decent camera performance
  • Decent battery life
  • Good value for money
Cons
  • Mediocre performance
  • Unreliable processor

wired[12]

Sentiment Score 51%
Reviewers from wired have found the following***:
Once you get past this sluggish performance, the rest of the A51 is solid. The highlight is the 6.5-inch OLED screen, which is bright enough to read in sunny conditions. Samsung is promising that it will keep the software updates flowing onto the A 51 for three years.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Solid performance
  • Solid battery life
  • Good camera
Cons
  • No wireless charging
  • No headphone jack

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 Review. [ndtv]. https://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/reviews/samsung-a51-review-price-specifications-camera-samsung-galaxy-a51-2172551. 2020-01-31. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
2. ^ Galaxy A51 review: Samsung beats the iPhone SE in these important ways. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/reviews/galaxy-a51-review-samsung-beats-the-iphone-se-in-these-important-ways-review/. 2020-05-20. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 review: All about the display. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/cell-phone-reviews/samsung-galaxy-a51-review/. 2020-04-29. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 Smartphone Review – Dedicated to success. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Samsung-Galaxy-A51-Smartphone-Review-Dedicated-to-success.450131.0.html. 2020-01-13. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-a51. 2020-05-12. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 review: Mid-range marvel. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-a51-review-mid-range-marvel. 2020-04-29. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
7. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 review. [techadvisor]. https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/samsung-galaxy-a51-3786464/. 2020-04-21. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-a51-review. 2021-03-06. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ Samsung’s Galaxy A51 has two good things going for it: the screen and the price. [theverge]. https://www.theverge.com/21251569/samsung-galaxy-a51-review-price-screen-camera-battery-life. 2020-05-08. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
10. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 review. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-a51. 2020-05-07. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
11. ^ Samsung Galaxy A51 Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-a51. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
12. ^ Review: Samsung Galaxy A51. [wired]. https://www.wired.com/review/samsung-galaxy-a51/. 2020-05-12. Retrieved 2021-10-14.

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