Samsung Galaxy A71 and Samsung Galaxy A51 which one is the king?

Samsung Galaxy A71 and Samsung Galaxy A51 which one is the king?

Samsung A71 and Samsung A51 which one is the king?

Samsung Galaxy A71 and Samsung Galaxy A51 which one is the king?

We can say that the Samsung Galaxy A series, which has been extensively renewed last year, has performed well. All the members of this series, from the lowest level to the highest level, attracted a lot of attention in our country. Samsung Galaxy A50 was also one of the most popular members. Now, Samsung aims to continue the interest with the A51. We have been experiencing this Android phone for several weeks, combining a large and high quality screen with a stylish looking and useful body and four rear cameras.

On the other hand, Samsung started the 2020 model Galaxy A series with Galaxy A51 and A71 models. These two phones appeal to those who want a big screen experience. However, the Galaxy A71 enters the field of higher segment Samsung phones with its 6.7-inch screen, and is an affordable option for those who want a visual experience similar to theirs. Last year, the Galaxy A70 model among the models who also had a lot of interest in. In this article, we will make a compersion between the A71 and A51 to see who the king is.

Samsung A71 and Samsung A51 which one is the king?

Design & Display.

The Galaxy A71 comes in almost the same size as last year's A70, but it has smaller values, albeit slightly. It is also slightly lighter. Despite its large screen, it is possible to hold the phone with one hand and perform many tasks easily thanks to its relatively thin screen bezel. The slim profile and the curvature of the back, albeit slightly, also contribute to the ergonomics of the phone.

Samsung also includes a combination of glass and plastic design in this phone. On the front there is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display glass. The phone comes out of the box with a protective film attached to its screen, but since the test product that came to us was without the box, this protective film was also missing. As a matter of fact, the glass is very solid in this state, there is no visible scratch or wear in our 3-week use.

The sides and back of the A71 are covered with plastic. The design that Samsung calls "prism" on the back is also used here. Although the Galaxy A71 in our hands is black, when we hold it to the light, we see that the light is refracted on the back of it as it passes through a prism. In addition, the striped pattern extending from top to bottom on the back and a separate pattern resembling a diamond shape in different tones draw attention. Samsung used this back design on the Galaxy A series phones it released in the second half of last year. It continues this on the Galaxy A71.

On the lower edge of the Galaxy A71, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C port, microphone and speaker. The handset speaker stands out as a thin line at the top of the screen. On the upper edge is the second microphone. On the right side we see the volume and power keys. These keys are soft and can be used easily even with one hand. On the left side is the nano SIM card and microSD card tray. The A71 is a dual line phone and moreover, it has two separate SIM card slots. So you don't have to compromise the microSD card slot for the second line.

On the back, in the upper left corner, we see the camera module that contains four cameras and LED flash. This camera module protrudes outward, albeit slightly. The camera module does not look very stylish. However , compared to the camera module on the back of the Galaxy Note 10 Lite , which contains three cameras, we can say that it looks nicer.

Contrastingly, Many of the Samsung phones released in the second half of 2019 have many commonalities in terms of design. We see that the Galaxy A51 is among these phones. The back of the phone comes in a design that Samsung calls "prismatic", like the Galaxy A30s we have reviewed before. When you hold the phone to the light, it looks like a prism breaks the light and separates it into colors. In addition to this, triangles in different textures are created with intersecting lines on the back. The phone has colors like black, white, blue and pink. Although the black model we have seems heavy and classic, it is successful in presenting the prism effect.

There are four cameras on the back, in the upper left corner. This camera is placed in a rectangular module. There is also a flash in the module. It also protrudes slightly outward. When you place the phone on a surface, there is no such thing as unstable the phone due to the camera module.

Galaxy A51, which follows the Galaxy A50, one of the popular Samsung phones of last year, in terms of design and material, is a phone that is a combination of glass and plastic. The sides and back are covered with plastic, and on the front is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display glass. Samsung has also placed a screen protector film on the front of the phone from the very beginning. However, this film is not very durable, air bubbles started to form on the edges after a short time and we had to remove it and throw it away.

While plastic is at the forefront, the Samsung Galaxy A51 feels like a solid phone. The rounded corners and the back that curves towards the edges also soften the design of the phone. The 7.9 mm thick body and thin screen bezel also contribute to the ergonomics of the phone. While it has a 6.5-inch screen, it's relatively easy to hold and use the phone with one hand. The selfie camera placed in the center hole at the top of the screen also occupies a very small area. Samsung calls this type of display Infinite-O. We saw this design for the first time in the Note 10 series. This was the front camera design preferred in many Samsung phones that came out later.

The A51 has a USB-C port, speaker, microphone and 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom edge. There is a second microphone at the top. There is the power button on the right and the volume keys above it. On the left side, the SIM card and microSD card tray are placed slightly towards the top. Galaxy A51 has dual SIM card support. Moreover, you don't have to sacrifice the microSD card slot to use two lines.

Samsung A71 and Samsung A51 which one is the king?

As far as display is concerned, Samsung A71 comes with a 6.7 Super AMOLED Plus display.  It also called and it is called Infinity-O Display due to the punch hole camera design. It occupies 87% of the front of the device. Samsung Galaxy A71 has 1080 x 2400 resolution with 393 PPi. The screen is very similar to the screen of the Note 10 Lite. The screen has 20: 9 aspect ratio. We saw the same values ​​in last year's A70 model. This screen has a high brightness. Although the quality difference is felt compared to the Dynamic OLED screen used in a high-end Samsung phone such as the Galaxy S20 Plus, it manages to offer a very pleasant color richness and vividness when used in Live mode. The reflection of the screen glass was a little more than normal. The reflection of the light falling on the screen in a bright environment can affect the vision even if the screen brightness is at maximum. Despite this, we did not have much trouble using the screen outside.

The high brightness of the screen allows good HDR videos on YouTube. The colors and clarity really impress when watching these videos. Netflix does not support HDR, but HD content support is available. The camera hole at the top of the screen does not cause much trouble when viewing content in full screen.

On the audio side, we see that a single speaker is presented on the lower edge of the Galaxy A71. This speaker offers a loudness above the smartphone average. At the same time, the fullness is good, the treble and bass are not overdone. It will work especially when watching YouTube videos. The presence of the 3.5mm headphone jack shows that the options will be rich when listening to music or watching movies with headphones.

On the flip side, Samsung Galaxy A51 comes with 6.5 Super AMOLED display which is called Infinity-O due to the snap of the front facing camera. The screen occupies 87.4% of the front of the device. Samsung Galaxy A51 has FHD+ resolution (2400x1080)  with 405 PPI. The text and graphics are clear and sharp.  The color vividness of the screen is high and the brightness is at an optimum level. Viewing angles are also wide. There is no problem when using it outside. We can say that this screen is sufficient for watching videos on YouTube or Netflix. Its thin and long structure allows you to see more text or text on the screen, especially when browsing websites. The same is true when viewing e-books or PDF documents. In short, the Galaxy A51's screen offers a more than adequate visual experience.

The only speaker that the A51 has is not exceeding the average. The sound output does not get too loud. At the same time, the bass and surround sound effect is not very strong. Still, at its loudest volume, the treble is not bothersome. Due to the placement of the speaker, it is highly likely that you will block this, especially when playing games. Finding a 3.5mm headphone jack is good news. In this way, you can enjoy music or movies more efficiently with the headphones you want. The sound quality of the headphones out of the box is average, usually works for you. However, if you are a little more sensitive about sound and want a quality sound experience, then the options are wide thanks to the presence of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Let's note that there is also Dolby Atmos support on the sound side. This will provide you with a better sound experience if you want to watch movies. 

Samsung A71 and Samsung A51 which one is the king?

Operating System and Process.

Both phones offer the ultimate good processors for daily use. Samsung Galaxy A71 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730.  The A71 CPU comes with 8 cores with 8nm build. Whereas Samsung Galaxy A51 powered by the Samsung Exynos 9611. It comes with 8 cores and 10nm build.

Regarding the GPU, Samsung Galaxy A71 has the Adreno 618. In Geekbench 5, the CPU scored 542 for single-core and 1569 for multicores

PUBG started with high settings, and the smoothness was good. The device supports Game Booster Mode, where it helps you manage the battery performance while gaming. You can also check the device temperature, record the screen while playing to share it with others.

As for the A51 GPU, The GPU is the Mali-G72 MP3. In Geekbench 5 the CPU scored 346 points for single-core and 1306 points for multicores.

Also, PUBG started with high settings, and the smoothness was good. As the A71 the device comes with Game Booster mode, which increases the performance of the device for gaming. With this mode, you can increase the performance, save energy, or increase the performance while saving energy. This mode lets you know the temperature of the device and the RAM. You can also take screenshots or even record the screen while playing.

According to the operating system, Samsung Galaxy A71 runs on Android 10 with Samsung famous UI 2.1, which is light and easy to deal with. We do not yet see some One UI 2.1 innovations, such as Samsung Daily or Quick Share, which Samsung has presented with the Galaxy S20 series and brought to the S10 series with the update in March. However, we expect these changes to come soon.

You can place Bixby Home on the leftmost panel on the home screen, where you can see news or streaming information from various apps. It comes loaded with various applications from Samsung. Likewise, various Google and Microsoft applications are available. You can download and install apps or games from Galaxy Store or Google Play Store. It also comes loaded with various popular apps such as Facebook, Netflix, Spotify, as well as other Samsung phones.

With one-handed mode, you can control Galaxy A71's big screen more comfortably. At the same time, with One UI 2, navigation in the user interface has been made a little easier with touch gestures. In this way, you can hide the navigation bar, which is normally located at the bottom edge of the screen and add this area to the user interface.

Instead, the A51 runs olso on Android 10 with One UI 2.0 from Samsung. There are no radical changes in the One UI 2 version compared to the first version released last year. Nevertheless, there are some differences, including the changes made in screen movements, and we explain them in detail in the written and video content we have prepared for One UI 2.

One of the innovations we see in Galaxy A51 is the Edge screen. The component we've seen in curved-screen Samsung phones before and we haven't used much is now available in flat-screen phones like the Galaxy A51. With this feature, you can place a drawer in a corner of the screen that is convenient, and quickly access your favorite contacts or applications. On the other hand, lighting the edges of the screen in the color you want with the notifications can be considered a feature that you will like and use.

Screen gestures have been rearranged with One UI 2, and you can take advantage of that on Galaxy A51 as well. With the first setup, Android's classic navigation controls will appear at the bottom of the screen. However, if you want to remove this bar and save screen space, you can change the navigation option in Settings and use screen gestures. You can return to the Home screen by dragging your finger from the bottom of the screen to the middle, and you can access the multitasking screen by making the same gesture and holding your finger in the middle of the screen without lifting it. You can also go back by dragging the sides of the screen towards the center.

Dark mode is also a feature that comes with One UI 2 and can be enjoyed by Galaxy A51 users. In addition to painting the background of the user interface elements black, this feature can be actively used in installed Samsung applications and Google applications.

Galaxy A51 also comes loaded with various Samsung applications. Some applications are also optional to install. We also see Google's classic Android apps and various Microsoft apps installed after the initial setup. In addition to Google Play Store, you can download apps or games from Samsung's app and content store Galaxy Store.

Samsung A71 and Samsung A51 which one is the king?

Storage, Price, and available colors.

Samsung Galaxy A71 and Samsung Galaxy A51 price depends on the selected variant. The basic variant of the A71 with 6GB RAM and 128GB variant, it will cost you around 364.90USD on Amazon. The same variant will cost 389.99USD on eBay.  The variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB variant, it will cost 539.90USD on eBay. The same variant will cost 408.70USD on AliExpress. It supports either 2 SIM cards or 1 SD card up to 512GB. It is available in Prism, Crush Black, Silver, Blue, and Pink colors. 

Meanwhile, the basic variant of Samsung A51 with 4GB RAM and 64GB variant, it will cost you around 297.00USD on Amazon. The variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB variant, it will cost 272.99USD on Amazon.  The same variant will cost 281.99USD on eBay. The variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB variant it will cost 404.00USD on Amazon. The same variant will cost 449.00USD on eBay. It supports 2 SIM cards and an SD card up to 512GB. It is available in Prism Crush Black, White, Blue,  and Pink colors.

Samsung A71 and Samsung A51 which one is the king?

Security and Ports.

For security, Galaxy A71 has a fingerprint reader built into the screen. This component works fast, has good sensitivity. It allows to quickly bypass the screen lock, and we usually used this to unlock the screen on our Galaxy A71. You can also get help from the facial recognition system, but its security level will be slightly lower. The A71 also supports the classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode.

On the other side, Samsung Galaxy A51 comes with  the in-screen optical fingerprint reader as the most secure method in Galaxy A51. The fingerprint sensor generally works quickly and accurately. You can switch the screen lock in 1-2 seconds. If convenience is more important to you than security, you can take advantage of facial recognition with the help of the front camera. It also supports the same classical unlocking methods which the A71 has such as pattern and passcode.

As of ports, the device supports bluetooth 5 and NFC. It supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. The device comes with USB-C port, which helps in quick charing. It supports  a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Whereas A51 supports bluetooth 5 and NFC. It also supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling, but it depends on your carrier. It comes with USB-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. You can notice that both of the A71 and A51 have the exact same ports.

Samsung A71 and Samsung A51 which one is the king?

Battery and charging.

Samsung Galaxy A51 comprises a powerful Li-Po battery with a capacity of 4000mAh. Samsung Galaxy A71 provides an even more powerful Li-Po 4500mAh battery. This is a core difference. And both phones offer fast charging.

The A71 battery easily takes a day out in normal intensity use. At the same time, it may be possible to spend even the second day on a single charge by taking advantage of power saving modes when used sparingly and when necessary.

A 25W charger adapter comes out of the box. It is possible to reach 50 percent of these adapters in half an hour. It reaches full capacity in just over an hour. In fact, with this fast charging performance, charging is no longer a hassle. When the battery of the phone is low, you can reach the level that will help most of the day by charging it for a short time. Wireless charging support is not available on Galaxy A71.

 Reversing it, although the processor is kept the same, the battery life is slightly shorter than its predecessors due to the slightly larger screen. However, under normal intensity use, the A51 manages to deliver a battery performance that easily exceeds a day. If you take advantage of the phone's power saving mode when needed but also use it sparingly, you will be able to get over two days.

With the 15W charging adapter included in the box, around 35 percent charge is reached in half an hour. It takes between 2 and 2 and a half hours to fully charge the battery.

Samsung A71 and Samsung A51 which one is the king?


 Samsung A71 has a Quad-camera on the rear as clarified: 64Mp ( wide with f\1.8),12MP( ultrawide with f\2.2, 5MP( macro with f\2.4) and 5MP( depth with f\2.2). Samsung A71 has a 32MP wide front-facing camera with f\2.2. The cameras come with LED flash, AI support, and HDR. HDR technology will help you when there's sunlight behind you. HDR will edit the photo and balance the brightness.

In contrast, Samsung Galaxy A51 has Quad rear cameras, 48MP( wide with f\2.0), 12MP ( ultrawide with f\2.2), 5MP ( macro with f\2.2) and 5MP( depth with f\2.2, with also HDR and LED. On the front you see a 32MP  wide front-facing camera with f\2.2.

Samsung A71 and Samsung A51 which one is the king?

The 64 MP ISOCEL GW1 sensor uses pixel binning and therefore assembles 4 pixels in 1 to improve the quality of the shots, especially in low light. By default, the sensor then produces 16MP photos.

In broad daylight, the A71 is doing honorably, with a notable sharpness, limited optical aberrations and a very correct level of detail. However, the photo is not natural enough and is clearly red; we recognize there the leg of Samsung. Opposite, the very good Xiaomi Mi Note 10 offers a more natural result with better controlled colorimetry and less forced contrasts.

Or rather, by day, the Samsung A51 presents a beautiful photo, very colorful, perhaps a little too much, but also with a strong smoothing. It is all the more visible in front of the Mi 9T Pro which, despite a slightly too pronounced exposure of the scene, gives a much more natural shot.

The A71 is more difficult when the light is lacking. Despite a high definition sensor and the use of pixel binning , the cell phone does not compare with the Mi Note 10. The image seems a little underexposed and the strong smoothing almost makes you think that a layer of fat covers the 'goal. Finally, the level of detail is not good enough, especially considering what the Mi Note 10 provides. The sharpness of the Chinese mobile is so superior that the photo of the A71 seems blurry. This result in low light is a real disappointment.

On the other side of the coin, at night, the A51 rises much lower in sensitivity than its Chinese sidekick, which produces a duller photo and, strangely, with digital noise, certainly because of less post-processing. The photo of the Mi 9T Pro is better exposed, more colorful and its smoothing equivalent to that of the A51.

Ultra wide-angle mods rarely produce flattering results, especially when we're looking at 100% shots. The A71 is no exception to the rule. The shot lacks sharpness and the barrel distortions are very marked. The fish-eye effect is then quite pronounced on this 12 mm equivalent in 24x36. Opposite, the Xiaomi, thanks to a more defined sensor, more successful software processing and optics providing less distortion, offers a much sharper and more detailed image.

Conversely, the daytime ultra-wide angle of the A51 is more flattering in the area of ​​color, but the rendering is a bit blurry and the software processing very much smoothes the image. At Xiaomi, the level of detail is better and the smoothing much less.

Under 3 lux lighting, the UGA module shows its limits even more. To all the faults already mentioned is added excessive smoothing which removes any realistic aspect from the photo, even if most of the details of the scene are identifiable. However, we couldn't be too hard on this Samsung, as rare devices produce ideal results under these conditions.

Nevertheless, at night, the result is unusable in both cases. The photo taken from the A51 is covered in digital noise and barely allows us to guess the different objects that make up our scene.

The 5MP macro module can come in handy for capturing details of an object or flower. However, as often with this kind of system on a smartphone, the shadow cast by the mobile associated with the short focal length of the lens means that you cannot get as close as you would like to achieve a beautiful macro shot.

On the front, it's a 32-megapixel sensor that acts as a selfie machine. It is equipped with a lens equivalent to 26 mm and opening at f / 2.2. The level of detail is quite good, but the face smoothing activated by default is a little too strong and we recommend to deactivate it (except personal preferences).

Inversely, for the A51 the photos are of good quality, although by default face smoothing is on - and it is very pronounced. The device manages backlighting well and adapts the exposure correctly.

 the portrait mode is quite convincing, the clipping is well done and the background blur is rather natural.

That said, the portrait mode on the Galaxy A51 is pretty convincing, the clipping is not strongly pronounced and even manages to perfectly encompass the most complicated details, like body hair or hair. There are obviously a few hiccups, but nothing horrible. There is also the possibility of taking group selfies or modifying the bokeh a posteriori .

For the video part, the Samsung Galaxy A71 is capable of recording up to 4K at 30 fps. Note that it can also capture sequences in 240 fps or 960 fps in Full HD. We regret the lack of optical stabilization. Only digital stabilization is present, and it does not work in 4K or in low light.

However,  it is possible on the A51 to shoot up to 4K at 30 frames per second or in 1080p at 30, 60 or 120 fps. No optical stabilization here, but electronic stabilization (EIS).

Samsung A71 and Samsung A51 which one is the king?


It is possible to find the Samsung Galaxy A71 in the market for around 365.00USD. With its design, it doesn't look like Samsung's higher segment phones. Although its main material is plastic, we see that it does not make the phone lose its air too much. The prism design on the back also adds a different atmosphere to the Android phone. Although the screen is not at the level of high-end Samsung phones, it offers a good visual enjoyment with bright and vivid images. Although there is only one speaker, the sound output quality and intensity of it are also satisfactory.

Its performance is sufficient for daily work, but it will also be sufficient for most users in gaming. The battery also removes a day easily, which must be the most important criterion. Fast charging support is also a significant plus. The lack of wireless charging support is not a big loss. The fact that it comes with two up-to-date software components such as Android 10 and One UI 2 is among the pros of the Galaxy A71. The classic Samsung user experience is also waiting for those who will own this phone.

Galaxy A71's quad rear camera system surprises us with its performance. We took very satisfying photos in different lighting conditions. On the video side, the performance is satisfactory. Buyers of this phone will appreciate the camera performance.

Since it is a Samsung phone, the price may be higher compared to devices with the same level of technical features. The difference is Samsung's after-sales service support and, if you have a TV or other Samsung devices in your home, it is given the advantage of communicating with them easily.

Nonetheless,  the Samsung Galaxy A51 is a qualified mid-segment phone. Perhaps we have to say that the Exynos 9611 processor and its accompanying hardware package may fall behind the phones in the same price segment and even cheaper than the A51. However, in terms of other factors, Samsung's phone seems to compete with its rivals easily.

Even though it's made of plastic, the Galaxy A51 remains solid and high quality. It also has a stylish design and it definitely doesn't look ordinary. The AMOLED screen offers sufficient visual quality. At the same time, the wide viewing area also increases practicality. The quality of the speaker is not above average, but having a 3.5mm headphone jack can be considered an advantage on the audio side. Its performance is enough to meet daily tasks. You will also experience an optimal gaming experience. Battery performance is also good. It is also loaded with Android 10 and One UI 2, which is an important plus. One UI is a convenient interface that also allows the A51 to comfortably communicate with other devices in the Samsung ecosystem.

On the camera side, we can say that the Galaxy A51 will not give a headache. It may not take very perfect photos, but it will meet your needs for special occasions or moments you want to immortalize. In video shooting, you will be satisfied with the shots you take in 1080p mode and with Super stable mode on.

The Galaxy A51 is a good mid-range phone, but for those looking for higher performance, it is possible to find cheaper options in the market. However, you may occasionally see Galaxy A51 discount campaigns. In this case, you can evaluate the idea of ​​buying the smartphone. What do you think? Have you lied an eye on either of those smartphones? Do you recommend them?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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