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Samsung A51: the phone which left us confused


Samsung launched it’s Sixth Generation A-series phone samsung A51 in January 2020 which claims to offer progression in features of previous A-series phones.

Let’s have a look at the basic features and functions offered by this phone.

samsung A51

Price: 23,999 ₹. Easily available on websites like Amazon, flipcart etc.

Color Options: Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Pink, Prism Crush Blue colours.

Display: 6.5” FHD+ Super AMOLED infinity-O Display (1080 x 2400 pixels). Due to this AMOLED display, Brightness, Colour saturation, contrast are of optimum level. They provide an option between ‘Natural’ or ‘Vivid’ color profile also fine tune the white point. It also comes along with L1 screen which supports HD content Screening and allows us to watch Amazon prime, Netflix with heavy quality.

Dimensions and weight: It’s dimensions are 158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm
(6.24 x 2.90 x 0.31 in) and it weighs 172 grams. Phone is slim and sleek, also has curved corner. It’s comparatively lighter. It has firm grip, looks well put together and great in hand.

Processor: Samsung Exynos 9611 (10 nm).

Operating System: Android 10; One UI 2.

UI 2.0 comes with well laid out menu options, one hand mode, easy-to-use controls, game boosters etc. OneUI 2.0 also has an awesome dark mode and an awesome always-on display (that also pins select GIFs). Outdoor visibility, under direct sunlight is quite impressive as well.

Camera: It offers back quad camera setup which includes 48 MP (wide), 12 MP (ultrawide), 5MP (macro),5 MP (depth) and Front camera of 32MP. It offers increment in dynamic range and plenty of details in a picture. It’s camera application has default functions like Photo, Video and modes like Panorama, Macro, Food, Slow-motion, Supper-slow-Mo, and hyperlapse. It also has Wide angle mode to let more people fit in the picture.

samsung a51

Battery : 4000mAh, It has 15W fast charging which enables phone to charge up to 100% from 15℅ in an hour.

RAM: 4GB, 6GB, 8GB in respective versions.

Storage: 64GB, 128GB. You can expend your memory with microSD card.

Fingerprint sensor: this is given on screen and quite sensitive in nature.

It has Regular features such as privacy and location tools, a new Focus mode, enhanced parental controls, and navigation gestures. It also has face unlock which is quite impressive with options like ‘Lift to tap’ and ‘Double tap to wake up’ and other features like Ultra-data Saving, Samsung Max, Samsung Pay, Bixby, dual SIM slot and more. It comes along with 3.5mm audio jack, has a USB Type-C charging port.

Inspite of belonging to a successful A-series of Samsung and an upgraded version of samsung A50, it still has some issues and bugs to fix that we have seen and customer are reporting lately.

Let us talk about the Bads of Samsung A51

Camera is of mediocre performance and often gets hanged also it’s night mode is not so great in capturing pictures. Macro lens is not good. This is more likely a matter of highly disappointment for company like Samsung where as some Chinese companies with less Megapixels In their phone’s camera are offering satisfactory services.

Samsung A51 can’t be used outside India and those who travel outside or working abroad have to spend more money to unlock dual country use.

⦁ Average sound quality of both speakers and earphones.
⦁ Inbuilt screen sensor is often slow and takes time to process.
⦁ There are few complaints of wireless connectivity issues like in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth.
⦁ Display is best part of this phone yet If you are looking for high-tech features like colors that adjust to the ambient light, high refresh rates, or even more than average super resolution, you will get disappointed.
At such price, other companies are providing better battery and even faster charging speed. So your expectations are obviously high and this phone lets you down in this aspect too.

Samsung is a reliable company and it’s series like J & A have prominently done well in market but this phone seems much Overhyped. Though it has better User Interface, display and some new functions like Smart Search, Smart messages and It seems to tick all the basic boxes, such as an exceptional display and decent cameras but it does fall slightly behind in terms of performance and battery that is why we think it needs improvement on certain aspects to match up the customer’s expectations. You can still give it a try if you are looking for an appealing phone with its design on fleek and from a trustworthy brand.

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