Samsung is carrying 5G to the majority with the Galaxy A51 5G and the Galaxy A71 5G. We have the little one for the survey to discover what’s transformed from the 4G version with the inclusion of the cutting edge connectivity.
First of all, the chipset is extraordinary – it’s the Exynos 980 that is bringing that 5G ability and, along with it, a knock in performance over the modest 9611 SoC of the older model. A greater battery is also among the new bits, a welcome move up to satisfy the expanded power need.
In case you are willing to pay the premium for 5G this from the get-go in its adoption, even on a midrange like the A51 5G, odds are you’d probably enjoy a more upmarket form and Samsung has obliged. It’s supplanted the plastic mainframe with an aluminium one. This remodelling, complete with the battery limit knock and the additional antennas all implies that the A51 5G is now 15g heavier – a not immaterial increment that robs it of all cases for lightness.
Also, that is about everything that is changed while going from 4G to 5G on the Galaxy A51.
Here’s a fast update on the other key specs.
Body: 158.9×73.6×8.7mm, 187g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, aluminum outline; Colors: Prism Cube Black, Prism Cube White, Prism Cube Pink.
Display: 6.5″ Super AMOLED, 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 angle ratio, 405ppi.
Chipset: Exynos 980 (8 nm): Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A77 and 6×1.8 GHz Cortex A55); Mali-G76 MP5.
Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM; UFS 2.1; micro SD XC (hybrid slot).
OS/Software: Android 10, One UI 2.
Rear cameras: Wide (primary): 48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm, 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚; Macro: 5 MP, f/2.4; Depth: 5 MP, f/2.2; LED streak, panorama, HDR.
Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm; HDR.
Video catch: Rear camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps; gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
Battery: 4500mAh; Fast charging 15W.
Misc: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, a compass; NFC; FM radio, RDS, recording; ANT+.
The Galaxy A51 5G comes in a similar retail bundling as the 4G version, yet proudly flying a 5G pennant. It’s a proper cardboard box with a cover as opposed to lesser A-series models that supplant the top with a sleeve.
Inside the box, there’s a full arrangement of accessories. A 15W Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging connector is packaged, maximizing the phone’s charging ability, and there’s a USB-A-to-C link to go with it. A couple of earbuds with a three-button remote is incorporated and a soft silicone case will give your phone protection straight out of the box.
The Galaxy A51 5G may be only one G up from the A51, making it sound like it’s got redesigned internals only, however in actuality Samsung’s improved the manufacturing quality also. Where the original A51’s casing was plastic, the 5G model trades that out for aluminium. What’s more, since we have a lot of lower-end Ax1 handsets around for immediate comparison, we can disclose to you that the A51 5G does have a more upmarket look and feel than those.
Samsung doesn’t indicate the material utilized on the rear of the A51 5G, and we’re slanted to call it plastic. The A51 5G’s rear board has less flex than, state, the A31’s and if we somehow happened to have Mohs picks helpful (and in the event that we did dangerous testing in any case) we could have put the diverse A-series phones on various levels on that hardness scale.
The A51 5G’s back comes with a reimagined finish too. What was apparently discretionary meeting diagonal lines parting the rear into 4 particularly finished territories, have now been adjusted corresponding to the X and Y tomahawks? A vertical border isolates the back 4-to-1, the privilege having a solid color, the left vertically striped.
At that point, somewhere below the midpoint, the angle of reflection of light changes, and under the correct conditions, you can see once again four slightly various portions on the A51 5G’s back. It’s each of the lot more inconspicuous than we can ever figure out how to articulate. Our audit unit is in the Prism Cube White colorway, however, the Prism Cubes also come in Pink and Black, with the equivalent hidden design.
As is normal for 2020 Samsungs, the camera group is in the top left corner, all the modules and blaze settled behind one major window. The whole get together stands out slightly, not enough to cause any huge wobble if the phone is put on a level surface.
Flip over to the front and there’s scarcely any change compared to the A51. A 6.5-inch Super AMOLED is the superstar and it’s of the Infinity-O variety – so a punch hole for the selfie cam as opposed to a notch. Maybe the intelligent ring around the cam causes pointless to notice an as of now not all around enjoyed design component, yet as punch holes go this one is on the little side.
The bezels around the display are pleasantly dainty, not Galaxy S20 meager, yet slight in any case. It might bug a specific sort of person that the jawline is slightly meatier than the top bezel, itself somewhat thicker than the sides, however, we’re attempting to move past such trivial complaints.
The control layout is a similar one that Samsung adopted subsequent to rejecting the committed Bixby key. The power button is still in fact a ‘Side key’ and can have some Bixby functionality, however, you can disable that in settings. On the A51 5G, it is put on the right, simply above the midpoint, the volume rocker above it. The buttons are all around positioned and have a solid snap action.
The top of the A51 5G is home to the card plate, and, not at all like the 4G A51, the 5G version doesn’t have a devoted micro SD slot. All things considered, ours is a solitary SIM unit, so the memory slot is devoted as it were, however on double SIM variations, you’ll be forced to choose whether to place in a second Nano-SIM or a micro SD card. Also here is the secondary mic.
The Galaxy A51 5G measures 158.9×73.6×8.7mm – a hair taller than the 4G version, yet a more unmistakable 0.8mm thicker. It’s put on weight too, now weighing in at 187g, and that is 1g heavier than the S20+. So while the A51 could be mistaken for a reasonably lightweight phone, the A51 5G is on the heavier side. That is genuinely normal for a 5G-midrange though – the LG Velvet comes in at a slightly simpler on your pocket 180g, while the Motorola Edge weighs 188g and the Mi 10 Lite is no lite at 192g.
The Galaxy A51 5G packs a 4,500mAh battery – a 500mAh 5G increment over the 4G A51. That is widely appealing for midrange 5G-proficient handsets with a wide range of numbers accessible in the 4,000mAh (Find X2 Lite, Reno3 Pro 5G) to 4800mAh (Redmi K30i 5G) territory.
The A51 5G kept going 18:35h when circling videos offline, a good 4 hours more than the non-5G’s result. We clocked 14:30h when browsing the web over Wi-Fi, and that too is superior to the 4G model’s figure, though by only an hour this time. A huge inconsequential thirty minutes more on a 3G voice consider puts the A51 5G’s result at 22:15h. The backup performance was somewhat worse on the 5G model than on the 4G one (both connected to a 3G network as is standard for our test), which influenced the last appraising somewhat. At long last, the Galaxy A51 5G scored an Endurance rating of 90 hours.