7.8/10
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The Samsung Galaxy A51 5G currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 1 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Samsung Galaxy A51 5G isn’t a full redesign of the Galaxy A51, but more like an incremental update. The subtle differences are aimed at allowing the phone to make use of 5G without sacrificing battery life.

Differences include:

  • An aluminum frame
  • A slightly different Exynos 980 chipset
  • A larger 4500mAh battery
  • Support for microSD cards up to 1TB

The changes aren’t much, but it offers a level of futureproofing on this mid-tier devices as 5G availability becomes more widespread.

Everything else about the phone is the same as the previous release. So be sure to check out our Samsung Galaxy A51 review for more details.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
6.5"
Camera
48+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

It's the most affordable point of entry into 5G coming from Samsung. It's not as good value as what Xiaomi can give you, but competing offers from other big names like LG and Motorola come at an even larger premium if they're available at all. As such, the Galaxy A51 5G is shaping up to be an easy r...

- GSMArena


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Screen Size
6.5"

The Samsung Galaxy A51 5G's screen size is 6.5 inches with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.2 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 980 (8 nm) Octa-core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 32+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1024 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1380 minutes, 1020 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy A51 5G Specs

Overview
Release date April 29, 2020
Regions available United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Networks
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE:
850/900/1800/2100 /2600 MHz
5G:
1800/2100/2500/3500 /4700 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Samsung Exynos 980 (8 nm) Octa-core 2.2 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
ROM Unknown
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.496 W/kg
Body: 1.555 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1140 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 1020 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 960 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1380 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Prism Cube Black, Prism Cube Pink, Prism Cube White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.89 x 7.36 x 0.87 cm (6.3 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 187 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating Unknown
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel density 405 pixels
Size 6.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Fingerprint (under display, optical)
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1024 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.0
Resolution
48+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, 8x digital zoom, HDR, PDAF, gyro-EIS, Slow Motion, 2nd camera feature (12MP, f/2.2, Ultrawide), 3rd camera feature (5MP, f/2.4, Macro), 4th camera feature (5MP, f/2.2, depth)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
32+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
F/2.2, HDR, Face unlock
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, ASF, AVI, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
More
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): SM-A516F, SM-A516F/DSN, SM-A516N

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