Samsung Galaxy A51 review: Good performance, cameras

Keeping up with its promise of launching Galaxy-A series almost every month, Samsung is back with Galaxy A51, its new mid-range premium phone that will directly compete with Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro when it comes to pricing. Samsung Galaxy A51 packs four rear cameras with a 48MP main sensor and Infinity O display. The smartphone uses the same Exynos 9611 processor that we saw on last year’s Galaxy A51 and Galaxy M30s.

Its price starts at Rs 23,999 for the 6GB RAM model that comes with 128GB storage. The phone succeeds the Galaxy A50s, which is slightly cheaper at Rs 22,999, but the new phone has been upgraded in terms of display and cameras. So, how does the Galaxy A51 perform? Here is our review:

Samsung Galaxy A51 review: Design and Display
Samsung Galaxy A51 is lightweight, despite a big 4,000mAh battery. The company has used what it calls ‘Glasstic’ material for the back cover, which does not feel cheap or less premium. This is a mix of plastic and glass, ensuring that the device resists scratches and does not break should you drop it.

The square camera module definitely stands out and in a nice way. Finally, the Prism Crush effect is just the right balance of shine and subtleness, which I liked. The back cover is also curved on both sides, which helps with the grip. What I liked the most was that the phone is not too tall or wide, so it easily fit into my hands. Thanks to a compact and subtle design, I enjoyed using the phone.

Samsung Galaxy A51, Samsung Galaxy A51 price, Samsung Galaxy A51 review, Samsung Galaxy A51 specifications, Samsung Galaxy A51 features, Samsung Galaxy A51 price in India The square camera module definitely stands out and in a nice way.

The Infinity-O display looks stylish as the front camera sits in a punch-hole on the top in center. I liked that the front camera module is so small that you won’t even notice it’s there, which means more viewing space while watching videos and playing games that I thoroughly enjoyed.

The screen is slightly bigger than the Galaxy A51 and the bezels on top and bottom are thinner. This is a Super AMOLED FHD+ screen, which has great viewing angles. The icons looked sharp and the colours pop out too. I had no issues using the display in bright outdoors, which is another plus.

Samsung Galaxy A51 review: Camera
Samsung Galaxy A51’s 48MP main camera is capable of taking some excellent shots in places with ample light. In most photos, the details were intact and there was less auto smoothing, which resulted in close to natural colours that I liked. In a few photos, I noticed that the colours looked oversaturated, especially the bright ones like orange. There were also instances where photos looked overexposed, though the camera performed well in most scenarios.