Samsung Galaxy A51 64GB 4G LTE GSM Unlocked Certified Pre-Owned Smartphone

If 2019 taught us anything it's that Samsung's A-series span pretty much the entire spectrum of feature sets and price brackets short of a true flagship. The 2020 roster is only beginning to unfold and the company kicked things off by adding 1s to product names in the mid-tier -...
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If 2019 taught us anything it's that Samsung's A-series span pretty much the entire spectrum of feature sets and price brackets short of a true flagship. The 2020 roster is only beginning to unfold and the company kicked things off by adding 1s to product names in the mid-tier - thus the Galaxy A51 was born.

That 1 means a lot when you look at the A51 and A50 side by side. For starters, there's 1 more camera on the new model - a close-focusing 5MP shooter. The chipset is also "1" better - the A51 is powered by the Exynos 9611 as opposed to the 9610 in last year's phone. And then a 0.1-inch increase in screen diagonal continues the theme albeit at a lower order of magnitude.

Samsung Galaxy A51 review

Let's put our lame attempts at numerology to the side, and mention the other upgrades that the Galaxy A51 brings - almost exclusively in the camera system. There's a 48MP Quad Bayer primary unit now replacing the 25MP conventional module of the A50 and the ultra wide-angle cam's sensor has grown in pixel count - it now stands at 12MP as opposed to the A50's 8MP, still with 123-degree coverage.

Samsung Galaxy A51 review

And you be the judge if this counts as an upgrade, but the selfie camera now sits in a cutout in the top center of the display, unlike the A50's notch. Infinity-O replaces Infinity-U. The camera itself should, indeed, qualify as an upgrade - a 32MP Quad Bayer unit where the A50's 25MP snapper used to sit.

Samsung Galaxy A51 specs

  • Body: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), polycarbonate back and frame.
  • Screen: 6.5-inch Super AMOLED, 20:9, FHD+ (1080x2400px), 405ppi.
  • Rear camera: Primary: 48MP, 1/2" sensor size, 0.8µm pixel size, 26mm equiv. focal length, f/2.0 aperture. Ultra wide angle: 12MP, 1.12µm, 13mm, f/2.2. Macro: 5MP, 25mm, f/2.4. Depth sensor: 5MP, 1/5", 1.12µm, f/2.2. LED flash; 2160p@30fps video recording.
  • Front camera: 32MP, 1/2.8", 0.8µm, 26mm, f/2.2. 1080p@30fps video recording.
  • Chipset: Exynos 9611: octa-core CPU (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53), Mali-G72 MP3 GPU.
  • Memory: 4/64GB, 4/128GB, or 6/128GB versions, UFS 2.0; dedicated microSD slot for up to 1TB expansion.
  • OS: Android 10; Samsung One UI 2.0.
  • Battery: 4,000mAh, 15W charging.
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM (4G), Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, USB-C; 3.5mm audio jack.
  • Misc: Under-display fingerprint reader, single bottom-firing loudspeaker.

Samsung Galaxy A51 unboxing

There's no 'New year, new me' when it comes to the A-series presentation and the Galaxy A51 arrives in a familiar white box with a glossy print of the phone on top, a cutout with the model numbers helping identify what's inside.

Samsung Galaxy A51 review

And inside, sure enough, you'll find the Galaxy A51. Besides the phone, you'll be getting a 15W power adapter - the tried and tested QC2.0-based Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging unit, plus a USB-A-to-C cable to complete the link. A basic set of earbuds is also part of the bundle, but there's no protective case - other makers take the exact opposite approach, and we'd probably pick a case instead of a headset, but to each their own.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

NETWORK

Technology

GSM / HSPA / LTE


LAUNCH

Announced

2019, December 12

Status

Available. Released 2019, December 16


BODY

Dimensions

158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm (6.24 x 2.90 x 0.31 in)

Weight

172 g (6.07 oz)

Build

Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame

SIM

Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


DISPLAY

Type

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3


PLATFORM

OS

Android 10, One UI 2.1

Chipset

Exynos 9611 (10nm)

CPU

Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)

GPU

Mali-G72 MP3


MEMORY

Card slot

microSDXC (dedicated slot)

Internal

64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM

 

UFS 2.0


MAIN CAMERA

Quad

48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF
12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)

Features

LED flash, panorama, HDR

Video

4K@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps; gyro-EIS


SELFIE CAMERA

Single

32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm

Features

HDR

Video

1080p@30fps

 

SOUND

Loudspeaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

Yes


COMMS

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth

5.0, A2DP, LE

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS

NFC

Yes

Radio

FM radio

USB

USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go


FEATURES

Sensors

Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

 

ANT+


BATTERY

Type

Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable

Charging

Fast charging 15W


MISC

Colors

Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Blue, Prism Crush Pink

Models

SM-A515F, SM-A515F/DSN, SM-A515F/DS, SM-A515F/DST, SM-A515F/DSM, SM-A515F/N, SM-A515U

SAR

0.80 W/kg (head)     0.67 W/kg (body)    

SAR EU

0.37 W/kg (head)     1.59 W/kg (body)    

Price

$ 269.99 / € 269.00 / £ 269.89 / ₹ 22,999


TESTS

Performance

AnTuTu: 113051 (v7), 175363 (v8)
GeekBench: 5401 (v4.4), 1294 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 5.6fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

Display

Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)

Camera

Photo / Video

Loudspeaker

-28.6 LUFS (Average)

Audio quality

Noise -93.1dB / Crosstalk -87.3dB

Battery life

Endurance rating 86h

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