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If you’re reading this article right now, we’re gonna be taking a closer look at what Samsung is offering in the highly anticipated yet low costing A51 and find out if it’s right for you.
Let’s get started starting with price at the time of this article the Galaxy A51 shown here with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is around Rs 23,999 ($336) on Amazon which is a great value for all you get here.
Another interesting discovery I came across is that even though this is a GSM phone meaning it shouldn’t be compatible with those using Version and Sprint I’ve been using my version sim with this device without any issues at all.
But back to the device itself, we have a very lightweight plastic-backed device with colors bouncing all over the place when put in the right light on the right side of the phone.
We have our power and volume buttons while the left side is buttonless but houses the SIM card tray near the top of the phone which can hold two SIM cards and a micro SD card slot for additional storage very nice.
And a type-c port headphone jack and the A51 s primary speaker are found on the bottom now the (16.4cm) 6.5-inch FHD+ 1080p Infinity-O Super AMOLED display provides an excellent viewing experience with its vibrant colors and deep blacks in addition to having plenty of brightness to be seen outside and in direct sunlight.
We have our peephole front-facing camera here which might look like a disturbance but honestly, it is significantly smaller than the one found on the Galaxy Note tending to interfere with anything you are doing it has proven to be more helpful than harmful with incredibly fast facial recognition to get you into your device very quickly with the phone’s raised to wake feature turned on as well by the time you pick up your device and look at it you are already at your home screen and ready to go.
You can also add the in-display fingerprint reader right to the always-on display which gets you into your phone just as quick now in terms of quickness and the phone’s overall performance.
I never had a moment of major inconvenience or dissatisfaction with the phone in day to day use for the past week when opening and running any of my usual applications despite this phone not having the latest and greatest flagship processor when side-by-side with my Note 10 plus of course things will take an extra millisecond to boot up and occasionally there will be a small hiccup in an interface here and there but overall this phone met all of my expectations I had for it in daily use which consists of quickly getting into the phone reading this article.
Playing some games checking emails and browsing the web texting and calling and listening to music sadly the A51 does not have a dual speaker setup which you may have been hoping for but honestly, the single bottom-firing speaker was perfectly good for watching hours of YouTube on end and it gets plenty loud which is great the speaker on top will be used for your phone calls and all of the calls I made and receive for the past week sounded crystal clear with no issues at all.
But it didn’t take long for me to start seeing small pieces of debris getting caught up in that smaller speaker so it’s definitely something to keep in mind for in the long term now heavy usage is no challenge for the A51 with its four thousand milliamp (4,000mAh) power battery with 15W fast charging which will always get you through your day three hours of watching YouTube only took twenty percent of the battery which equals out to potentially fifteen hours of YouTube on a single charge and a half-hour of gaming took only five percent (5%) of the battery meaning there is plenty of room for heavy usage.
And still having lots of juice left for your basic tasks and fast charging is here on the A51 which will get you back up in the 70% or so range after an hour of charging and up to full and about an hour and a half another impressive area of this phone considering its price point is its camera offerings on the rear we have a 48-megapixel main camera which takes great shots a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens which definitely satisfies the need for capturing more on your photos a 5-megapixel depth sensor which does a great job at focusing on your subject and blurring everything else out and a 5-megapixel macro lens which allows you to get really to a subject for detailed shots.
In video I found I could easily get really close to subjects without any issues at all and the cameras will automatically adjust as needed relatively quickly and we also have some video stabilization features here in addition to filming 4K on the rear and front-facing cameras now that front-facing camera has a 32-megapixel lens which takes good selfies in my testing and it also features a wider angle option itself to fit someone else in the frame with you we also have our features seen on other Samsung’s and flagships on the market.
Like the Auto-recognition of what you are taking a photo of in addition to recommendations of ways to make your photos come out better we also have the night mode shooting here on the A51 which I’ve covered extensively in past videos which works great you can take photos in almost complete darkness and they will come out looking like the photo is never taken at night or in the dark you will have a much more grainy finish on these pictures.
But having a picture is better than having no picture at all when you want to capture something and the cherry on top here is this device coming with One UI 2.0 installed which features much quality of life improvements like the fingerprint sensor added to the always-on display smoother animations when navigating through your device.
My favorite personally being able to quickly switch over to previously use apps as shown here and improvements to many apps you use every day for a more seamless user experience in addition to some extra features like focus mode which can block apps to help you focus on getting some work done or to get a much-needed break from your phone.
Something else I really appreciate about the Galaxy A51 is that it comes with everything you need in the box you get a clear case and earbuds are also included which getting both of these in the box can’t be said for many flagship offerings out there the earbuds are extremely low quality there’s no doubt about it.
But I always see so many people using earbuds that come with their phone no matter how expensive or cheap it was so I know it is appreciated by consumers regardless of quality.
But if you are looking for something of higher quality the savings you get from purchasing this phone over a flagship allow you to invest in something like the Galaxy Buds which of course go along great with a device like this and the Samsung wearables app.
Overall all things said I can definitely recommend the Galaxy A51 to anyone out there as it does all the things you need a phone to do and the solid build excellent display great software good cameras and a heavy battery to power it all is definitely worth.
While investment at Rs 23,999 ($336) but what are your thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy A51 let me know in the comments below and if you enjoyed this article then be sure to share this with friends and families.
Best Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2ViXvgK
Samsung Galaxy A51 Key Specs
Resolution: 1080×2340 pixels
Front Camera: 32 Megapixel
Rear Camera: 48+12+5+5 Megapixel
Processor: Exynos 9611
Battery capacity: 4,000mAh
OS: One UI 2.0, Android 10
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