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Compare the Samsung Galaxy A51 to the Samsung A71

The Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71, are the successors of the A50 and A70, which Samsung released after a little over half a year. Their predecessors were successful, so the expectations of the A51 and A71 are high. The biggest difference between the A51 and A71 can be found in the speed and size. In this article, we'll list the similarities and differences.

Samsung Galaxy A51

128GB storage capacity | 6.5-inch Full HD screen | Android 10
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  • When watching a movie or scrolling through your social media, this device rarely glitches.+ With the wide-angle lens, you can easily photograph large groups and buildings or vast landscapes.- Due to the large 6.5-inch screen, this phone doesn't fit in everyone's hand or pocket.

Samsung Galaxy A71

128GB storage capacity | 6.7-inch Full HD screen | Android 10
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  • Thanks to the powerful Snapdragon 730 processor and 6GB RAM, the device can handle more demanding tasks than the A51.+ The large 4500mAh battery can easily last a day.+ You can easily capture large groups and buildings with the wide-angle lens.- Due to the large 6.7-inch screen, the device is difficult to operate with one hand.

Comparison of the Samsung A51 and A71

Samsung Galaxy A51 Samsung Galaxy A71
Screen 6.5-inch Full HD 6.7-inch Full HD
Cameras 48-megapixel standard lens, 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, 5-megapixel macro lens, and depth sensor 64-megapixel standard lens, 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, 5-megapixel macro lens, and depth sensor
Battery 4000mAh, 15W fast charging 4500mAh, 25W fast charging
Processor Samsung Exynos 9611 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730

Screen and design

Samsung Galaxy A51 size

A51: 6.5-inch Full HD screen

The Samsung Galaxy A51 has a 6.5-inch, Full HD screen. It provides enough space for your favorite movies, series, and games. The device is quite large, so it doesn't fit in every pocket or hand. The selfie camera is integrated in a hole in the screen. That means you won't see a notch, just like its predecessor (the A50). As a result, the screen is virtually bezel-less. The fingerprint scanner is also integrated in the screen. The back of the device is divided into different panels, each with its own color.

Samsung Galaxy A71 size

A71: 6.7-inch Full HD screen

Because of its 6.7-inch, Full HD screen, the A71 is a bit bigger than the A51. As a result, it's difficult to operate the device with one hand or to put it in your pocket. The selfie camera of the A71 is also integrated in the screen, so the bezels are thin. In addition, the fingerprint sensor of the A71 is also integrated in the screen. The back has a pattern with different panels and vertical stripes.

Speed and memory

Samsung Galaxy A51 lineup memory

Samsung A51: daily use without lags

The Samsung A51 is powered by a Samsung Exynos 9611 processor. This processor is quite powerful compared to comparable devices. You can open apps like YouTube or simple games without hitches. Due to the 4GB RAM, the device can sometimes lag if you switch between different apps a lot. You'll notice it less during normal, everyday use. The 128GB storage space offers enough room for all your apps and files. Do you need more space? You can expand the memory with a micro SD card up to 512GB.

Samsung Galaxy A71 lineup memory

Samsung A71: suitable for more demanding tasks

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor of the A71 is one of the better mid-range processors. In combination with the 6GB RAM, this device is suitable for somewhat demanding tasks. You can easily multitask and start a demanding game. The Samsung Galaxy A71 also has 128GB storage space, which is enough for all your photos and apps. Do you need more space? You can expand the memory with a memory card up to 512GB.


Samsung Galaxy A51 camera

A51: 4 cameras on the back of the device

The Samsung A51 has 4 cameras on the back. That's striking for a smartphone in this price range. In addition to a 48-megapixel standard lens, the device also has a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens. This allows you to easily capture large groups and buildings. You can use the 5-megapixel macro lens for capture objects from very close range. Thanks to the depth sensor, you can create a depth of field effect for portrait photos.

Samsung Galaxy A71 camera

A71: 4 cameras, better photos in low light

The camera island of the Samsung A71 also contains 4 cameras. Especially the 64-megapixel standard lens is better than the A51, but you'll hardly notice the difference. The aperture of the A71 is larger, on the othe rhand. This allows you to take better photos in low light than with the A51. The A71 also has a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel macro lens, and a depth sensor.


Samsung Galaxy A51 battery

A51: 4000mAh battery, 15W charging

The A51 has a 4000mAh battery. If it's fully charged, you can usually get through the day without having to recharge the device. If the battery is empty, you can use the included 15W fast charger. This allows you to fully charge the Samsung A51 within 2 hours. This device doesn't support wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy A71 battery

A71: 4500mAh battery, 25W charging

The Samsung Galaxy A71 has a huge 4500mAh battery. That's more than 25% bigger than the one in the Samsung S10. You can easily get through the day without having to recharge your phone. If you use a regular charger, it takes a bit longer for the battery to charge. That's why Samsung includes a 25W fast charger. With this charger, you can charge the battery in less than 2 hours. This device can't be charged wirelessly.


Even though the A71 is 0.2 inches larger, the A51 and A71 look very similar. If we look at what's inside, we find a number of differences. For example, the A71 can handle slightly more demanding tasks. In additon, the battery lasts longer than the battery of the A51. Both devices have the same cameras, but the ones on the A71 are slightly better. You'll especially be able to notice in in low light.

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