What you need to know
- The Galaxy A51 has a quad-camera set up with a 48MP main shooter.
- It has a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a hole-punch camera cut out.
- Xfinity Mobile is offering a $100 discount on your purchase when opening a new line of service.
The $400 range of phones may have a lot of options, but many of them really aren't even worth that. Thankfully the Samsung Galaxy A51 is worth your money if you're in the market for a phone in this price range, and today it's available in more places.
|Specs||Samsung Galaxy A51|
|Software||One UI 2.0 based on Android 10|
|Display||6.5-inch (2400x1080) Super AMOLED|
|Chipset||2.30GHz Exynos 9611|
|Rear Camera 1||48MP ƒ/2.0 (primary)|
|Rear Camera 2||12MP ƒ/2.2 (wide-angle)|
|Rear Camera 3||5MP ƒ/2.4 (macro)|
|Rear Camera 4||5MP ƒ/2.2 (portrait)|
|Front Camera 1||32MP ƒ/2.2|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, BT5.0, NFC|
|Battery||4000mAh | 15W|
|Color||Prism Crush Black|
|Dimensions||158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9mm|
While previously only availble for Sprint and Verizon, you can now pick up the Galaxy A51 from AT&T and pre-order it from Xfinity Mobile — with availability from the latter on May 8 — for $399. If you do plan on picking this phone up at Xfinity Mobile and are looking to add another line of service, you can save $100 off the device.
If you're unfamiliar with Samsung's A-series of devices, the phones are its midtier price offerings that have traditionally performed well. The Galaxy A51 brings with it a 6.5-inch AMOLED display which helps Samsung continue its run of phones with beautiful screens. Also, seen from the front is the 32MP camera peeking through the hole-punch in the display.
In terms of the rear camera set up on the phone, there are four of them starting with the 48MP main camera. The remaining cameras offer a variety of dedicated functions, including wide-angle, macro, and portrait. When compared with the midtier camera king, the Pixel 3a, Samsung's Galaxy A51 held its own.
Samsung is continuing to be one of the few phone makers that are still offering a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack as well as expandable storage in its handsets. The Galaxy A51 is available with 128GB storage and can be expanded up to 512GB with a microSD card.
If you're looking for a new phone in the $400 price range, then Galaxy A51 may be for you.
A phone worth binging on
The display is so gorgeous
At $399, it's hard to find a phone that offers a display as beautiful as the Galaxy A51 or that has the flexibility in camera options. Those things, along with a large 4,000 mAh battery, expandable storage, and a headphone jack, make this phone a fantastic option in this price range.
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