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Looking good without the premium price

Staying in the middle

The Galaxy A51 takes its cues from Samsung’s esteemed lineup of premium smartphones, yet carries with it an affordable mid-range performance. It’s not a phone carrying all the bells and whistles, it’s a handset that works as hard as it can to deliver an experience worthy of your attention. It maintains more than a few similarities to the Galaxy A71, but stands out just fine on its own, too.

A large 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display punctuates the vibrant look and feel of this device. The Exynos 9611 octa-core processor can handle all modest tasks with little trouble, and if you need more than the 64GB of internal storage on board, you can always expand that up to 512GB with a microSD card.

The optical fingerprint sensor is built right into the display for a convenient way to get past the lockscreen. A small hole-punch reveals the front-facing camera, staying out of the way of whatever you’re doing onscreen.

The back is made of 3D Glasstic, a specially-treated plastic blend that looks like the real thing. It’s a lightweight material that makes the phone easier to handle, and even though the screen is big, the phone doesn’t feel like it. Tilt it to the light and you get an iridescent effect on the back for a little extra attention.

Triple camera setup

The Galaxy A51 is a unique phone in its category with a triple lens rear camera array. The 48-megapixel image sensor for the primary lens can take great photos in optimal conditions. The 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera stretches out the field of view a full 123-degrees to truly get more of a scene into each frame. In Live Focus mode, the 5-megapixel Depth Camera adjusts depth of field to create a lovely bokeh effect.

Samsung also included some software tools to help improve camera output. The AI-driven Scene Optimizer can recognize up to 20 different scenes to help compose better shots wherever you choose to shoot. With Night mode, low-light and night photography doesn’t have to be as difficult, thanks to smarter software that takes multiple photos at different exposures to produce a well-lit photo.

The 25-megapixel front-facing camera works in much the same way as it did with the previous Galaxy A50, making selfies easy to snap on a moment’s notice. Onboard software processing lets you use filters and a beauty mode to get the kind of look you want in every shot.

All-day battery

The Galaxy A51 has a 4000mAh battery that will keep things running throughout the day. It runs efficiently because of the phone’s modest specs, ensuring you aren’t reaching for a charger all the time.

It doesn’t support wireless charging, but it does come with a 15W Fast Charging adapter and cable to fill up quickly. Plug in and it can get you from back to a comfortable battery level in as little as 30 minutes.

Looking good without the premium price

Staying in the middle

The Galaxy A51 takes its cues from Samsung’s esteemed lineup of premium smartphones, yet carries with it an affordable mid-range performance. It’s not a phone carrying all the bells and whistles, it’s a handset that works as hard as it can to deliver an experience worthy of your attention. It maintains more than a few similarities to the Galaxy A71, but stands out just fine on its own, too.

A large 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display punctuates the vibrant look and feel of this device. The Exynos 9611 octa-core processor can handle all modest tasks with little trouble, and if you need more than the 64GB of internal storage on board, you can always expand that up to 512GB with a microSD card.

The optical fingerprint sensor is built right into the display for a convenient way to get past the lockscreen. A small hole-punch reveals the front-facing camera, staying out of the way of whatever you’re doing onscreen.

The back is made of 3D Glasstic, a specially-treated plastic blend that looks like the real thing. It’s a lightweight material that makes the phone easier to handle, and even though the screen is big, the phone doesn’t feel like it. Tilt it to the light and you get an iridescent effect on the back for a little extra attention.

Triple camera setup

The Galaxy A51 is a unique phone in its category with a triple lens rear camera array. The 48-megapixel image sensor for the primary lens can take great photos in optimal conditions. The 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera stretches out the field of view a full 123-degrees to truly get more of a scene into each frame. In Live Focus mode, the 5-megapixel Depth Camera adjusts depth of field to create a lovely bokeh effect.

Samsung also included some software tools to help improve camera output. The AI-driven Scene Optimizer can recognize up to 20 different scenes to help compose better shots wherever you choose to shoot. With Night mode, low-light and night photography doesn’t have to be as difficult, thanks to smarter software that takes multiple photos at different exposures to produce a well-lit photo.

The 25-megapixel front-facing camera works in much the same way as it did with the previous Galaxy A50, making selfies easy to snap on a moment’s notice. Onboard software processing lets you use filters and a beauty mode to get the kind of look you want in every shot.

All-day battery

The Galaxy A51 has a 4000mAh battery that will keep things running throughout the day. It runs efficiently because of the phone’s modest specs, ensuring you aren’t reaching for a charger all the time.

It doesn’t support wireless charging, but it does come with a 15W Fast Charging adapter and cable to fill up quickly. Plug in and it can get you from back to a comfortable battery level in as little as 30 minutes.