Samsung Galaxy A51 64GB review: application for the best smartphone in 2020
All the advantages and disadvantages of the heir to one of the best-selling smartphones last year
It is not surprising that the Samsung Galaxy A50 was one of the brightest premieres of last year. No magic – just at the time of the premiere, no one could compete in terms of characteristics and price with the “Korean”. The whole year also cheerfully passed: the A50 regularly became the best in a variety of ratings, overtaking all competitors in sales.
With the successor – Galaxy A51 – Samsung did not pull. It was presented in December, and will arrive in Russia in January. Apparently, the Korean manufacturer set out to repeat the success and ensure that the A51 became one of the best smartphones of 2020. But can it?
First about the appearance
Dimensions: 158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm
Weight: 172 grams
Body colors: black, white
Case Material: Plastic
Connector: USB Type-C
SIM card slot: separate
3.5 mm jack: yes
What you like right away – Samsung Galaxy A51 is compact and lightweight. The diagonal of the screen is slightly smaller than that of other “lopsided smartphones”, and the side ends are slightly rounded, so it is easy and pleasant to hold.
Speaking of lightness. The back cover is again made of plastic, which Samsung bashfully called Glasstic. The use of plastic in the line of middle-class smartphones Samsung is severely condemned by many, and there is a reason: the cases are slippery and unstable to fingerprints, and they look cheap.
In fairness, the Galaxy A51 is not as slippery as the previous A-series models. But he is slamming and losing his presentation with the same breathtaking ease. And the plastic frame at the ends turned out to be completely unstable to scratches.
Praise the Galaxy A51 for its sleek forms. The bends of the ends are made flawlessly, the side buttons are spaced perfectly, and the camera unit protrudes above the body imperceptibly, so that the smartphone lies flat on the surface and does not swing like a fragile shuttle.
The camera block itself, let’s say, is an amateur. Given the long history of bickering and mutual tricks of Apple and Samsung, it is strange to see a camera block in the new smartphone, so similar to the one that we saw in the iPhone 11 Pro. But I admit that there was no other option to push 4 cameras into the case at once.
The presence of a headphone jack and a slot for three cards – two SIM cards and a microSD card – this is what we always welcome.
What is the display of the Galaxy A51
Matrix: 6.5 inches. Super AMOLED
Resolution: 1080 x2400
Aspect Ratio: 20: 9
Glass: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Writing about the displays of Samsung smartphones is not interesting – they are always excellent. The Galaxy A51 display is also very nice – with good brightness and contrast, great customization options for you. In the settings you can turn on the dark theme and reading mode, adjust the color rendering, and if you want to completely get confused, play with the white balance in the advanced settings.
The frames of the Galaxy A51 are delightfully thin, and the cutout for the camera is very tiny, which one of the predefined wallpapers elegantly emphasizes.
But they saved on the protective glass, the Galaxy A51 uses not the most advanced Corning Gorilla Glass 3, but not the more advanced 5 series.
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Main camera: four lenses – f / 2.0, 48 megapixels + ultra wide angle f / 2.2.12 megapixels, 123 degrees + macro f / 2.4, 5 megapixels + depth sensor f / 2.2, 5 megapixels
Front camera: f / 2.2, 32 MP
As usual, the Galaxy A51 “pleased” the logical application of the camera. For example, to turn on the 48 megapixel shooting mode, I had to go through the entire menu and find it – suddenly – in the frame format menu. By the way, you must also switch back to the normal resolution manually, be careful, otherwise you’ll quickly clog the smartphone’s memory with gigantic pictures.
In terms of the quality of photography, the smartphone is not just to please, but not very upset. The Galaxy A51 is good at color rendering, but the detail, especially in poor lighting conditions, is clearly not enough. This can be seen both in landscape photographs and in subject photography.
Before shooting with an ultra-wide-angle module, it’s worth getting into the settings and activating the distortion correction function, with which the curvature of the space on the sides is much less. Sam “shirik” traditionally lathers the image on the sides of the frame.
The maximum zoom available on the Galaxy A51 is eight times. There is little sense from him.
The selfie camera, despite the rather high resolution, is also not amazing. Detailing is low, and the regimen of beauty is vigorously soaping, turning people into celluloids.
A little about the performance of the Samsung Galaxy A51
Processor: 8-core Exynos 9611 (4×2.3 GHz + 4 1.7 GHz)
Available memory configurations: 4/64 GB, 6/128 GB
The smartphone has a good filling, and the more surprising is the way it behaves in everyday life. Galaxy A51 surprised by the slowdowns, especially noticeable when switching between applications. Perhaps the matter is in the raw firmware of our test instance?
The synthetic test results were not inspired. In Antutu, the Samsung Galaxy A51 scored 175817 points, and in the overall ranking took a position next to Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8T – noticeably cheaper devices.
Nevertheless, in games the Galaxy A51 showed its best side, without question, offered the maximum graphics quality in PUBG, and it was comfortable to play.
What about the battery?
Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
Fast charge: supported
C / a kit: 18 W
Modest battery = modest autonomy. Without recharging, the Samsung Galaxy A51 does not work more than one day, and this is not the results that we expect from a 2020 smartphone. But again – maybe it’s all about test firmware.
There is quick charging in the smartphone, but the kit does not include the most powerful charging unit. It allows you to charge the Samsung Galaxy A51 from zero to 100% a little less than an hour and three quarters. In half an hour, the smartphone will charge 30%.
Samsung respected those who are afraid of fast charging, considering it destructive for the battery: in the settings, fast charging support can be turned off.
Owner Recognition in Samsung Galaxy A51
Fingerprint Scanner: yes
Face recognition: yes
There are two ways to find out the owner of a smartphone: using a scanner under the display or using the front camera. Both options work acceptable, recognition takes a matter of seconds.