Samsung Galaxy A51
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Samsung Galaxy A51 Review
The 3-Minute Samsung Galaxy A51 Review
A premium quality phone with an excellent price
By Rachel Hutson | 10 February 2020
Samsung released the Galaxy A series smartphone range as a mid-price point option, in comparison to the flagship S series. They released the Samsung Galaxy A51 in December 2019 to be an upgrade to the A50.
The body is comprised of a unique rainbow design polycarbonate back, a polycarbonate frame, and a gorilla glass 3 front. The screen is 6.5-inch Super AMOLED with an Infinity-O notch display. They also fitted this device with a quad-camera setup comprising of 48MP Primary,12MP Ultrawide angle, 5MP Macro, and a 5MP depth sensor. There is also a 32MP selfie camera.
Apart from the large camera upgrade, they fitted the A51 with an Exynos 9611 chipset octa-core, 4GB/6GB RAM, and 64GB/128GB Memory with the option of 1TB memory expansion. Running Android 10 OS and a massive 4000mAh battery that can be fast-charged with a 15W charger.
Features & Design: 3/5 ● Performance: 3/5 ● Value: 4/5 ● Sound Quality 3/5
The Samsung Galaxy A51 has ample storage and the option to expand it, making this device very attractive to most of us. The focus of this device was the cameras, as they have really kicked up the range and quality of the images due to the quad-camera setup. It is running Android 10 OS with Samsung’s One UI 2 overlay that really boosts the performance
The Samsung Galaxy A51 has a small few faults, such as a slow, laggy fingerprint in-screen reader. laggy screen refresh rate due to it only having a 60hz screen. On the camera and video side, performance is lacking in low light, no video stabilization in 4K, and no 60fps mode in 1080p.
Is it for you?
This device is perfect for the typical everyday use with a large battery and fast charge features and amazing selfie and rear cameras. If you are searching for something more in tune for gaming and doesn’t feel laggy, then you may want to look at other devices at this price point. As the 60hz screen refresh rate and underperforming chipset may hold you back.
What we like
The Samsung Galaxy A51 is compact and light for the display size and battery capacity. It has a dependable battery life with 15W fast charging. It has a display that is bright with vivid colors often found with AMOLED screens. It gives excellent portraits, high-quality closeups, good daylight images from all cameras, making it stand out from the A50.
What we don’t like
There is the issue of the device being plastic; even though it is a polycarbonate compound, it still may not stand up to scratches and being dropped. Even though it may be plastic, it makes the device cheaper, making it better for our pockets, and that’s what phone covers are for.
We also found the lack of an IP rating a little concerning as Samsung has always been big on the dust and water-resistant of their smartphones.
Should you buy it?
Yes, if you want to upgrade from the A50, this phone has a large number of new features that really make this mid-price point phone an acceptable upgrade. If you are looking for more of a gaming smartphone, this will not really suit as the 60Hz frame rate mixed with 4/6GB RAM and Exynos 9611 Chipset makes for unsuitable gaming.
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- The Samsung Galaxy A51 is manufactured by Samsung and was added in December 2019 in the Smartphones section
- This product has a rating of 3.5 out of 5
- The best price of the Samsung Galaxy A51 in Canada is $380.00 at Amazon Canada
- In Canada this product is available in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau
- You can find this product at Best Buy, Cendirect, Staples.ca, Amazon Canada, Walmart.ca, SoftwareCity