The Samsung Galaxy A51 is a mid-range handset from Samsung, priced at around $400, which runs on Samsung Exynos 9611 chipset and offers four rear cameras. It’s in the same price bracket as some strong contenders including the Google Pixel 3a, so we’re hoping for a similarly impressive performance. Click "Read More" to find out if it does.
Weighing at 172g, it’s significantly less bulky than other phones of its generation, which typically clock in at around 200g. There are thin but noticeable bezels running around the screen, which is itself home to a small cutout for the selfie camera. Turning it over, its rear panel also draws attention thanks to a dazzling white pearlescent finish that’s divided into geometric shapes to catch the light. The camera module in the top left is a rounded rectangle that houses four sensors plus a flash.
Gorgeous AMOLED display
Gen Z binges on content, so the Galaxy A51 comes with Samsung’s signature Infinity-O Super AMOLED display which provides a rich and immersive viewing experience. Galaxy A51 will be the first ever Galaxy A device to sport the Infinity-O display.
The Galaxy A51 has a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen with a 1080 x 2400p resolution. It’s a good display, that being evident even upon the first start-up when its default animated wallpaper showed off a range of colours and textures to demonstrate its capabilities. On top of that, it’s always an advantage to have the much-improved contrast offered by OLED screens over their LCD counterparts.
Camera – Four lens set up
The smartphone camera today is at the centre of Gen Z and young millennials, who thrive on Social Media. Galaxy A51’s awesome quad camera set up capture key moments on-the-go. Galaxy A51 features an advanced 48 MP main camera, 12 MP Ultra Wide lens with Night Mode capability, which is a unique camera offering in this price segment. Galaxy A51 also comes with 5MP Macro lens that allows consumers to take really close up shots and a 5MP depth camera for clicking amazing shots in Live Focus mode.
Galaxy A51 also comes with cool features such as Scene Optimizer that can recognize up to 30 different scenes and adjust the colour, contrast and brightness to instantly optimize image quality. Galaxy A51 also has flagship features such as Best Shot Suggestion which points to the best composition while shooting and AR Doodle that enhances videos by giving consumers the power to add line drawings or handwriting to the environment. Also, with Super Steady Video, you can now capture smooth and stable videos letting you keep up with the action in the moment.
Performance – Hits and misses
Galaxy A51 is powered by a 10nm Exynos 9611 chipset that comes with AI powered Game Booster that improves frame rate and stability as well as reduces power consumption during your favourite games. The device comes in two memory configuration – 6/128 GB and 8/128 GB. However, since this chipset is meant for mid-tier smartphones, there are bound to be some lags and shuddering as compared to flagship chipsets.
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. There is also 15W fast charging that helps you quickly juice up your device on the go.
Should you get it?
The Galaxy A51 is a phone that’s worth considering, given its decent all-round performance; its camera versatility is impressive, the screen is enjoyable to watch content on, and it looks good too, which doesn’t hurt. But if you take a look around, you’ll find devices with better processors and better cameras for the same price, so you might want to look elsewhere if those are your top priorities.
This is a respectable mid-ranger, which is good at the first things you’d look out for: camera, screen, and design are all positive points for this device. But if you scratch a little deeper, you might be a little underwhelmed by battery life and the processing capabilities.
You may get them at Qoo10, Lazada and Shopee for around $400. Enjoy shopping.