According to Samsung, the Galaxy A51 smartphone is the first smartphone in the series to come with an Infinity-O display and sport a macro camera for Rs 23,999. Apart from these highlight features, many of its specifications are similar to the current Galaxy A50S, including AMOLED display, processor and design. Redmi K20 Pro (Rs 24,999) and Redmi K20 Apart from this, no other smartphone competes with the Samsung Galaxy A51 at this price, which can prove to be an advantage for Samsung.
In such a situation, will this new lower mid-range smartphone prove to be better than the current competition? let’s take a look.
Samsung Galaxy A51 design
samsung The design of the Galaxy A51 is very similar to the Galaxy A50S. Its body is made of polycarbonate and it weighs just 172g. Along with this, the phone also feels quite thin. Its thickness is just 7.9 mm. Fingerprints are easily printed on its glossy back. However, these marks are not much visible on the Prism Black color variant that we have. The back panel’s finish is a bit slippery, but thankfully, Samsung offers a case cover free of charge in the box.
Galaxy A50s compared to Galaxy A51 The biggest change is the Infinity-O display, which we’re seeing for the first time on the Galaxy A-series phones. Samsung has named the hole-punch display as Infinity-O. This hole-punch in this phone Galaxy Note 10+ Like given in the middle of the upper part of the display. Samsung may not have changed the body design of the phone much, but the hole-punch display gives this phone a premium look, which we appreciate. The Galaxy A51 uses a Super AMOLED panel with full-HD+ resolution, which delivers punchy colors and decent sharpness. Due to the thin bezel all around, its display looks great when viewed from the front.
The buttons have also been fitted well in the Galaxy A51. It has a card tray on the right side, which can accommodate two nano-SIM cards and a microSD card. At the bottom is a 3.5mm headphone socket, USB Type-C port and speaker grille. The setup of four cameras has been given in the back of the Galaxy A51. The good thing is that its camera bump is not too protruding.
Apart from the phone in the box of the Samsung Galaxy A51, a 15W fast charger, a Type-C cable, a headset, a SIM tray ejection pin and a cover are available.
Samsung Galaxy A51 specifications and software
In the Samsung Galaxy A51, the company has given the Exynos 9611 processor included in the current Galaxy A50S, which in 2020 and at this price, makes the phone feel a bit weak. Galaxy A51 has been launched with 6 GB RAM and 8 GB RAM options. 128 GB internal storage is present in both the variants. Apart from this, the phone includes dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, Bluetooth 5, GPS, NFC and FM radio etc. All the normal sensors are present in this phone. Widevine L1 certification has also been given in Galaxy A51. The phone supports Samsung Pay, so you can use it for contactless payments as well.
One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 has been given in Galaxy A51. This new version is similar to the previous version of One UI, which we have used before. However, the company has made some changes in it to improve the user experience. Instead of sending in themes, this UI now lets the user change the wallpaper directly from the dedicated menu.
Apart from this, now the ‘Device Care’ sub-menu has also been revamped. Battery usage information can now be tracked for the last seven days instead of the last full charge. Now you can also change the lockscreen app icon. As before, this version still has some bloatware pre-installed, including third-party apps and some apps from Samsung, but most of those apps can be easily removed. Samsung has also added some India-specific features to the Galaxy A51. In this, now the user can convert your SMS into a visual card. Apart from this, features like Multilingual Predictive Typing and Smart Crop are also included.
Samsung Galaxy A51 performance and battery life
The Galaxy A51 feels pretty much the same as the Galaxy A50 in day-to-day usage. We really liked its slim and lightweight form factor. Its interface is fast to navigate, but it doesn’t feel very smooth. At times, we have also noticed lag in its system animations. Its benchmark performance also does not affect much according to Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 or 665 chipset. Overall, it is a bit low according to the price of this phone.
Biometric authentication works well, but it is a bit slow. Its in-display fingerprint sensor takes a while to authenticate fingerprints and unlock the phone, and so is the case with the Face Unlock feature.
The Galaxy A51 comes with Dolby Atmos support, but this feature only works if you use headphones. The audio quality of the earphones that come with it gives an average experience. Although this phone delivers better audio with some of the high-grade earphones available in the market. The speaker output at the bottom isn’t high, but it’s enough for a stand-alone listening. One of the best parts of this phone is its display. The brightness of the display is very good and the colors look very good in it. Because of this, watching videos on the phone gives a good experience.
Samsung Galaxy A51 has a battery of 4,000 mAh capacity. This battery lasted for 14 hours and 55 minutes in our HD video loop test. With regular use, this phone lasted for a whole day and at the end of the day, it had half a day’s worth of battery left in it. Fast charging support has been given in this phone. Upon our testing, we found that the phone’s charger can charge it up to 67 percent in an hour. It takes more than two hours to get fully charged. Although it is fast, but it is a bit slow compared to other phones in the segment. For example, Redmi K20 Pro gets charged up to 80 percent in an hour.
Samsung Galaxy A51 cameras
Samsung has added an additional 5-megapixel macro sensor to the new Galaxy A51 phone over the triple camera setup included in the Galaxy A50s. The other three cameras include a 48-megapixel main sensor, a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.
In One UI 2.0, the camera app has also been slightly improved compared to before. Most of the shooting modes are now grouped together in the “MORE” menu. The good thing is that you can add them to the main viewfinder interface however you like.
Its main camera takes pictures in 12-megapixel resolution by default, but you can take pictures in full 48-megapixel resolution as well. This option is given in the aspect ratio setting. In good lighting conditions, the Galaxy A51 camera captures a picture with good detail of the subject in the center of the frame, but the subjects in the edges usually look a bit blurry and soft.
The main camera took pictures with good colors in low light. Pictures come with a lot of detail and noise (dots) are also less visible in them. There’s also a dedicated Night Mode, but we didn’t notice much difference between photos taken with this mode and those taken in Standard mode, as the app’s Scene Optimizer automatically adjusts the camera settings to low-light when there is low light. sets up.
Talking about the wide-angle camera lens, it takes up a fairly large area inside the frame, but there is a circular distortion in its edges. Even after turning on the “Ultra Wide Lens Correction” option in the Camera app, we have found spherical distortion in many photos. Apart from this, photos in low light with this lens come with dark and poor details. Even with night mode, there is no good effect of any kind in the pictures taken with this lens.
Live-focus mode blurs the background of photos. The quality of the pictures is good and its depth sensor also plays the job of blurring the edge. Users can set the blur in it according to their own.
The pictures taken from close by are also good in this. The camera can focus fast in good light. In a macro camera, the subject can be taken very close. Colors are good in macro shots and details are also abundant in pictures.
The Galaxy A51 can make videos up to 4K resolution, but it does not include stabilization. The video comes out well in good light, but in low light, a lot of grain is seen in the video. If you make a video in 1080 pixels, you will get a stable video, but the video while playing has a scintillating look. This brightness increases in low light. You can use the ‘Super-steady’ feature in this camera app, which uses a wide-angle lens for video recording. In this the video becomes stable, but the detail becomes very bad.
The 32-megapixel camera on the front takes pictures at 12-megapixel or 8-megapixel resolution by default. Selfie in this is not clear many times. The camera softens the skin tone quite a bit. Sometimes this softness increases so much that the selfie looks blurry. Detail is good in low light, but lack of sharpness is visible.
Other camera modes in this include Pro, Panorama, Food, Hyperlapse, Super Slo-mo and Slow Motion modes, which have been seen in earlier Samsung phones as well. Bixby Vision and AR emoji can also be accessed through the camera app. The Galaxy A51 also includes AR Doodle, which we have seen earlier in the Galaxy S10 series as well.
Samsung Galaxy A51 Galaxy A50s Launched at a slightly higher price than the launch price of Rs. For this extra price, the company has given you a fourth rear camera, a more modern looking hole-punch display and more RAM. At present, Samsung has launched only 6 GB variant of this phone in India, which is priced at Rs 23,999. The 8 GB RAM option is listed on the company’s website, but it is not available for purchase yet.
Power users will immediately argue that Galaxy A51 Priced only Rs 1,000 more than the Redmi K20 Pro with the same RAM and storage options, the Redmi K20 Pro will deliver better performance and they won’t go wrong to a large extent. On the Redmi K20 Pro, you get a flagship-grade processor, HDR display, more premium build quality and a better camera setup. If you will be gaming a lot, then yes, redmi k20 pro would be a better option for you. even for little money Redmi K20 Which is also a capable mobile phone.
However, there are some options in the Galaxy A51 too, which some users may like very much. Despite the high price tag, this phone will be liked by users seeking a simple and smooth experience. In this you get the experience of Android 10. Along with this, the phone gets slim and light body, Samsung Pay, good battery life, great display and of course the confidence of Samsung brand. We would have liked to have included a more powerful processor at this price point. Apart from this, its slow biometric sensor and average camera performance also take the phone a step back.
Even the Samsung Galaxy A50s at its new starting price (Rs 19,990) now offers decent value. However, if you are looking to buy a smartphone that does not expire soon, then it would be wise to buy the Galaxy A51 over the Galaxy A50s.