Samsung Galaxy A51 was first released in December 2019. I bought this phone as a replacement phone for the Samsung Galaxy A50, to whom glass cracked on the tiles at the Champions Academy in Tbilisi after a good workout, at the start of September 2020

My previous Galaxy A50 had served me for about a year and was still a very decent phone, to avoid dealing with repairs I decided to take a new one. I was very happy learning that there is the same version but an upgraded model for my phone. Without much thinking I just took it. 

I'm not the phone photographer/videographer (for that I have a DSLR camera and a drone), but the phone has a very decent camera and plenty of storage (extendable up to 128GB). Taking videos for Facebook is quite good, so do share pictures on Whatsapp. 

I'm using this phone together with my DJI Mavic Mini drone controller, works awesome

Samsung Galaxy A51

Samsung Galaxy A51

It works very well together with my Samsung Galaxy Fit activity tracker

Bought this phone at the AltaOk store in Eastpoint Tbilisi. The price was GEL 999 ($310.25). On Amazon, you can get a brand new unlocked Samsung Galaxy A51 phone for $277. 

  • Display: 6.5 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen w/ Corning Gorilla Glass 3 - Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
  • Main Camera (Quad): 48 MP + 12 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP w/ LED flash, panorama, HDR - Selfie Camera: 32 MP w/ HDR
  • Platform: OS Android - Chipset: Exynos 9611 - Processor: Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) - Graphics: Mali-G72 MP3
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot - Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE - GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS

Syncing files and settings between broken and new phone

Syncing files and settings between broken and new phone

How To Sync Files Between Samsung Galaxy Phones (Smart Switch)

HDR image with Samsung Galaxy A51

HDR image with Samsung Galaxy A51

As said, I'm not looking too serious to take high quality pictures with a phone, but I must admit I'm quite surprised how good they are. In above picture an HDR image towards Tbilisi from our balcony

Technical details

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2019, December 12
Status Available. Released 2019, December 16
BODY Dimensions 158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm (6.24 x 2.90 x 0.31 in)
Weight 172 g (6.07 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
PLATFORM OS Android 10, One UI 2.1
Chipset Exynos 9611 (10nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G72 MP3
MEMORY Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
  UFS 2.0
MAIN CAMERA Quad 48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF
12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps; gyro-EIS
SELFIE CAMERA Single 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  ANT+
BATTERY Type Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 15W
MISC Colors Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Blue, Prism Crush Pink
Models SM-A515F, SM-A515F/DSN, SM-A515F/DS, SM-A515F/DST, SM-A515F/DSM, SM-A515F/N, SM-A515U
SAR 0.80 W/kg (head)     0.67 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU 0.37 W/kg (head)     1.59 W/kg (body)    
Price ~ EUR 270
TESTS Performance AnTuTu: 113051 (v7), 175363 (v8)
GeekBench: 5401 (v4.4), 1294 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 5.6fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker -28.6 LUFS (Average)
Audio quality Noise -93.1dB / Crosstalk -87.3dB
Battery life
Endurance rating 86h

Last, but not least I'm using this phone together with Bluetooth headphones and Alexa at the gym (the same I broke my previous phone)

Samsung Galaxy A51 is an excellent budget level business-class smartphone with decent speed. Get one on Amazon.