Samsung Galaxy A51 (6GB RAM)  +1 variation

price₹ 25,250 onwards

launchJan, 2020

47.3

excellence score

61.9

value for money score

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Design

  • Stunning looks, similar rainbow-like effects at the back as the Galaxy A50s when caught against the light, and a prism-like pattern that Samsung calls a “3D prism design” - it's a head-turner no doubt
  • While it supports a polycarbonate back, it still manages to look premium
  • The front looks stylish and modern too with a single punch-hole in the upper middle of the display
  • Compact and light for the display size and battery capacity, at just 172g, and 7.9mm in thickness
  • The in-display fingerprint sensor as well as the facial recognition are on the slower side
  • The glossy body is prone to picking up fingerprints

Display

  • Bright, large 6.5-inches Super AMOLED panel with a full-HD+ resolution - its punchy colours make it a joy to stream content, while games also look great on the panel because of its high colour accuracy
  • There's Widevine L1 support by default, which makes streaming content in HD possible

Software

  • Comes with Android 10 out of the box - Samsung's One UI 2 is now one of the better, more clean and streamlined Android UIs around, and is well optimised for modern large displays (like this one)
  • Samsung has also added some neat features including a Game Booster and an intuitive gesture-based navigation system
  • There's still some bloatware pre-installed, including third-party apps and some of Samsung's own apps such as Samsung Shop (though most of them can be uninstalled)

Performance

  • Decent performance with the same Exynos 9611 processor as the Galaxy A50s (similar to Qualcomm Snapdragon 660/665) - the experience is fairly smooth throughout with games like PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9
  • At this price, the performance feels weak - there are cheaper phones that offer much better performance, like the Redmi K20 & the Realme X2

Camera

  • Decent quad camera setup at the back - a 48MP primary sensor + 12MP wide-angle camera + 5MP macro camera + 5MP depth sensor
  • Under good light, the Galaxy A51's primary camera managed to capture detailed shots with good dynamic range - images are reasonably sharp, noise is also competently removed, colours are generally nice, and the phone strikes a good balance with saturation
  • The ultra wide-angle cam is a significant upgrade from the one on the A50s, and it offers improved sharpness and detail - dynamic range is also substantially better, making for an altogether pretty capable ultra-wide camera as far as mid-rangers go
  • Macro camera turns out quite good close ups - you can get a lot closer to your subject when using the macro camera and the sensor picks up a fair bit of detail
  • Very good portrait mode ("Live focus") - image quality is good and the depth camera helps the Galaxy A51 do a decent job of edge detection
  • The front 32MP camera is decent and produces nice colours, the detail is quite good as far as selfie cameras go - portrait selfie mode is decent too
  • Decent video recording from both primary and wide cameras with dedicated 'super steady' mode which allows you to shoot decent “action” videos (though stabilisation is not available at 4K)
  • Low light photos out of the Galaxy A51 aren't great (from all cameras) - The output is soft and noisy, while the colours are relatively desaturated
  • Overall, while the Galaxy A51 offers good cameras, there are certainly better options available, such as the Redmi K20 Pro

Audio

  • Decent bottom-firing speaker - sufficient for personal listening

Battery

  • Solid, dependent battery life from the 4000 mah battery - will easily manage to get a day and a half's worth of regular use
  • Reasonable 15W fast charging - charges 67 percent in an hour (though, not as quick as others in this segment such as the Redmi K20 Pro)

Verdict

  • Overall, a decent and likeable smartphone from Samsung - offers a polished experience, a slim and light body, solid battery life, a crisp display, and of course the Samsung brand (though, the performance at this price is a letdown)
  • However, as far the value for money goes, the Galaxy A51 is far behind from the competition - there are better options like the Redmi K20 Pro which gets you a flagship-grade processor, an HDR display, more premium materials, and even better cameras - in fact, for a bit less money, you could also get the Redmi K20, which is also very capable

Expert Reviews

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  1. If you absolutely must have a Samsung, this one isn't bad to spend the brand-related premium on... but there are better options available
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A nice-looking phone that offers a beautiful AMOLED display, very good battery life, and we don’t mind the plastic build at all... but the performance is underwhelming
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Galaxy A51 packs a great screen, a handful of cameras, and a big battery... but it's not a consistent performer
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The Galaxy A51 appeals to those looking for a polished experience, a slim and light body, solid battery life, a crisp display, and of course the Samsung brand... but a more powerful processor at this price would be preferred
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. The Galaxy A51 gets few things right like the great display, versatile camera setup, sleek design, and slim form factor... but it does not pack the power, considering its price point
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. There’s a lot to like including the Infinity-O display, stylish design as well as good cameras.
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Samsung Galaxy A51 has great design and display, decent cameras, reliable battery and Samsung's brand trust and loyalty... but performance could have been better
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. A very respectable mid-range mobile
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  9. Offer a unique Samsung experience tailored to the next gen Indian buyer
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. Buy it for daily tasks, and if you like the looks... ignore if you're looking for power
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. This is a phone that you could flaunt
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. The Galaxy A51 is a mid-range smartphone that does a good job in all areas and takes good photos
    notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  13. If you aren't too bothered about gaming and just want a great everyday driver which is sleek and lasts through the day on a single charge, the Galaxy A51 will certainly not disappoint... but the overall performance is a bit of a letdown
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. A mid-ranger with plenty of polish
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  18. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
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Samsung Galaxy A51 (6GB RAM) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 10Expected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2400 pixels (~ 405 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignPunch Hole
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.3 GHz, Octa Core, Samsung Exynos 9611Ranked #31 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G72 MP3
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 15W Fast Charging, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight172 gmMedium
Thickness7.9 mmMedium
Width73.6 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 48MP: f/2.0 Aperture; 1/2" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF
  • 12MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length (Ultra-wide)
  • 5MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Dedicated Macro camera
  • 5MP: f/2.2 Aperture; Depth sensor
  • Panorama
  • HDR
Secondary Camera32MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • f/2.2 Aperture
  • 26mm Focal Length
  • 1/2.8" Sensor Size
  • 0.8um Pixel Size
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Dolby Atmos
  • ANT+ Support

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