Samsung Galaxy A51 Over the past few years, Samsung’s A-series Galaxy phones have done pretty well. Being targeted in the mid-range segment, they have turned into a success story for the South Korean tech giant. Samsung Galaxy A5 1 is one of the latest of Samsung, which was recently launched with the promise of battery, display, camera and many more big and ‘great’. So, we decided to test the smartphone and see if Samsung has a winner. Samsung has marketed the smartphone for Rs 23,999 in just one variant, which has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The smartphone comes in three color options – Prism Black, White and Blue. We are reviewing the next color variant. Also, there is going to be an 8GB variant in the future. Read on to find out more:
Samsung Galaxy A51: Design
If you are expecting some glass back or fancy metal back, you will be disappointed here because the entire smartphone is made of plastic. The quality of the plastic and its finish is really good and at first glance do not take it the wrong way, it is difficult to determine whether it is plastic or glass. The rear also has a rhythmic pattern that separates the smartphone from the ordinary dual tone we see on other smartphones, and also gives it an elegant look and a premium feel.
With a maximum 9.9mm thickness, the smartphone comes with relatively smooth and curved angles with added grip while holding the smartphone, and during our testing we never felt that the smartphone was slipping out of our hands. The rectangular housing on the back has a quad-camera setup with an LED flash that is less visible on most smartphones.
The basics are also OK with smartphones. Below, there is a Type-C USB port for charging and data transfer, speaker grill, primary microphone and anyone who’s happy to see the good old headphone jack on a smartphone in 2020 Another triple slot SIM card tray allows users to simultaneously two SIMs with a microSD card Allows you to insert card. It is placed on the left side of the smartphone. There is a Power and Volume button on the right side of the smartphone.
The design of the smartphone is no surprise as Samsung is known for producing good quality products and this is the case for the Galaxy A5.
Samsung Galaxy A51: Display
The display is another aspect of the smartphone where Samsung smartphones are lit. The Samsung Galaxy A5 comes with a 6.5-inch FHD + Supramolid Infiniti-O display. The ‘O’ camera holds 32MP from the sensor.
The display has a minimal bezel but the chip on the smartphone is still on the more dense side. The magnitude of the Galaxy A5’s brightness is sufficiently bright, thanks to the less reflective nature of the glass that helps reduce glare and increase the visibility of the display in bright daylight situations.
The overall value of the super ammoled panel also provides good and deep black and well-saturated image output.
The display also features an in-display fingerprint scanner, which of course has been upgraded from the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A50. It’s fast, but not as fast as the physical one or ultrasonic sensors of the flagship Galaxy smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy A51: Performance
The Galaxy A51 is powered by the Samsung Exynos 9611 processor, the same processor that powered the Galaxy M30 last year, and the Exynos 9611 is a capable processor and is also in a higher state of tune than the Galaxy A50 powered Exynos 9610.
With 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, the Galaxy A5 has enough punch to satisfy users’ day-to-day tasks. The speed of application loading during our testing was pretty decent, even for games. Multi-tasking was a breeze and we did not notice any random leg or lift during the test.
Gaming performance is also good here, and as we tried to play Duty Mobile, Asphalt, PUBG Mobile and some light games like Subway Surfers, Candy Crush, we have to admit that the processor operated to handle the burden.
The smartphone runs One UI 2.0 based on the Android 10 operating system. A UI 2.0 brings subtle improvements and optimism compared to the previous version, and we’re pleased to see that Samsung has decided to roll out a few flagship features, such as Link to Windows, as well as mid-range phones.
A UI 2.0 now offers a more polished and better user experience than ever before. It comes with menu options, easy-to-use controls, one-hand mode, game booster and more.
Also, like all other A-Series phones, it comes with Ultra-Data Saving, Samsung Max, Full version of Samsung Pay, Bixby and more.
In addition to the features, Samsung has also included some additional software features to enhance the user experience. The first feature on the list is smart messages that automatically filter important messages and put them underneath useful cards. Also, it soon detects expired coupons and tops it under the Offers category, which helps keep the Inbox category clutter free.
The second useful feature is Smart Search. Suppose you want to eat biryani, just open the lunch and type biryani into it. Search has all the biryani dishes available to you from the applications installed on your smartphone. We tried the feature and it was able to find the dish almost every time.
Samsung Galaxy A51: Camera
Following the trend, Samsung has added a multi-camera setup on the back. The Galaxy A5 1 comes with a rear quad-camera array that includes a 48MP primary sensor with f / 2.0 aperture, 12MP (f / 2.2) ultra-wide-angle lens, 5MP depth and 5MP macro lens. On the front, the smartphone gets a 32MP sensor.
Samsung has made some changes to the camera interface with the One UI 2.0 update. However, if you’ve used a recently introduced Samsung smartphone, the Camera UI will be familiar with the mode selector ribbon at the bottom, with functions like shutter, preview and camera switch buttons and flash toggles, aspect ratios. The app itself also offers faster and faster shutter speeds to load.
Moving on to image quality, the 48MP sensor on the Samsung smartphone is no surprise. It manages to get reasonable photos with lots of details and colors in daylight situations. The buildings in our sample of cameras contain a lot of detail, and the dynamic range is comparable to other smartphones.
Samsung has added a new 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens that now allows to capture .5x photos. The sensor manages to achieve good quality photos as well. There is no unnecessary software on the corners of the images, and distortion is handled well during the day.
However, things start to change when the lights are taken out of the frame. The noise subsided and the images suffered a loss of detail. Samsung has incorporated night mode into the camera, it helps in low light conditions. However, in night mode the photos have been shown to work extra. No doubt, the images are much brighter and contain a lot more detail than the normal mode, but somehow we’ve got oversaturated photos that aren’t quite like it. We appreciated the somewhat less aggressive approach here.
Another addition is the macro lens which for some reason has no autofocus. We tried to capture a number of images and struggled to keep the subject in focus. But we’ve been able to capture a few images and the 5MP sensor is more than adequate for a macro shot and the value is good despite all its limitations.
Overall, the Galaxy A5 1 is an efficient shooter and handles most situations very easily.
Samsung Galaxy A51: Battery
The Samsung Galaxy A5 comes with 15W fast charge support with 4000 mAh battery which is our only complaint with the smartphone. At this price we would have liked to see an option to charge a bit faster. However, the battery backup of the smartphone is good and it lasts for about a day in mixed use.
Samsung Galaxy A51: Verdict
The Galaxy A5 1 has improved certain aspects of the camera in terms of improved camera, improved display and improved battery life. However, at a price of Rs 23,999, it feels a bit overpriced for the kind of features and functions it performs. But with the improved performance, display, battery, design and camera, the Galaxy A51 offers a good balance between features, prices and performance. This is more than a suitable phone for those looking for a medium range device.