Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Galaxy A71 Comparison

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If you are interested in a Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Galaxy A71 comparison, it has to be that you are interested in the Samsung brand and want a mid-range option, or you already own the Galaxy A51 and are thinking of a possible upgrade to the A71. Or you are here just for the fun of trivia.

Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Galaxy A71: The Preamble

Both the Galaxy A51 and A71 are 2020 smartphones, though they were  released in December 2019 and January 2020 respectively. They are both mid-rangers, though at different price points. The naming scheme tells you upfront that the Galaxy A71 is the superior device in terms of spcs and features, and definitely costs more.

The Galaxy A71 has more of pretty much everything – display size, processor, RAM, battery, etc. It is slimmer, though it is taller, wider, and weighs a little bit more.

compare Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Galaxy A71
compare Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Galaxy A71

Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Galaxy A71: Quick Specs Comparison

First up is our quick comparison table so you can view the similarities and distinguishing differences of the two devices at a glance.

Samsung Galaxy A51Samsung Galaxy A71
6.5 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, Super AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 36.7 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, Super AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 3
 Android 10, One UI 2.1Android 10, One UI 2.1
In-display fingerprint scannerIn-display fingerprint scanner
Octa-core, Exynos 9611 (10 nm), 2.3 GHzOcta-core,  Snapdragon 730 (8 nm), 2.2 GHz
32MP selfie camera32MP selfie camera
48MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP rear quad camera with LED flash64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP rear quad camera with LED flash
64 GB / 128 GB internal storage + dedicated microSD slot128 GB internal storage + dedicated microSD slot
4 GB / 6 GB / 8 GB RAM6 GB / 8 GB RAM
4000 mAh battery + 15W quick charging4500 mAh battery + 25W quick charging
$275$370

Appearance-wise, both devices share some similarities: both screens have a centred punch hole with a 32MP shooter, similar bezels, under-display fingerprint scanner, and an L-shaped quad camera at the back.

Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Galaxy A71: Where the A51 has the edge

Samsung Galaxy A51 L-shaped quad camera setup
Peep the Samsung Galaxy A51’s L-shaped quad camera setup

Both models have the same sreen resolution, but because the screen of the A51 is smaller than the A71’s, it has greater pixel density. That means, technically, the A51 has a sharper display than the A71.

The Galaxy A51 offers more memory options than the A71 does. Four of them, to be specific – 4/64GB, 4/128GB, 6/128GB, and 8/128GB. It is the cheaper model too, meaning that you have four, more affordable, price options of the A51 to pick from. 

And these are all the advantages that Samsung Galaxy A51 has over the Galaxy A71.

Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Galaxy A71: Where the A71 has the edge

Samsung Galaxy A71 cameras
Samsung Galaxy A71

Samsung Galaxy A71 has a bigger display, a more powerful processor, a bigger battery, faster battery charging, and higher spec’d rear camera than the A51 has.

In practical terms, you get a bigger viewing experience, better performance, longer battery life, faster battery top ups, and better photos and videos.

Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Galaxy A71: Who wins?

Samsung Galaxy A71 was designed to be the more capable sibling of the A51, and a step higher on the ladder of their product portfolio. The whole idea is that if you can afford to spend more, you get a better smartphone. As such, there is no question about which of these two models is better and more expensive.

The question is, What is your budget? How much can you afford to spend? If you have not more than $275  (about ₦135,000) to spend on a smartphone in 2020, you get the A51. If you have a more robust budget and can afford to spend as much as $370 (about ₦185,000), the Galaxy A71 is yours.

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