Samsung A51 vs Samsung A71

So Samsung’s new Galaxy phones are taking over the market. Samsung A51 and Samsung A71 are close competitors. Both devices are announced in December 2019, Samsung Galaxy A51 was released in the same month whereas A71 was released in January 2020. The cost of A51 is approx. $284 and Samsung Galaxy A71 priced $384. There are some major differences in these devices, we’ve discussed in detail below.

Physical size:

Samsung A51: 158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm (6.24 x 2.90 x 0.31 in)

Samsung A71: 163.6 x 76 x 7.7 mm (6.44 x 2.99 x 0.30 in)

So Samsung Galaxy A51 measures 158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm (6.24 x 2.90 x 0.31 in) and weighs 172 g (6.07 oz), whereas Samsung A71 measures 163.6 x 76 x 7.7 mm (6.44 x 2.99 x 0.30 in) and its weight is 179 g (6.31 oz)

Endnote:

Samsung Galaxy A71 is larger and a bit heavier as compared to Samsung A51. Both devices have a glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back and plastic frame.

Display:

Samsung A51 vs Samsung A71

Samsung A51: 6.5 inches

Samsung A71: 6.7 inches

So, Samsung A51 has 6.5 inches display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio having a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, whereas Samsung Galaxy A71 has 6.7 inches display with the same resolution as Samsung A51 but having Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen.

Endnote:

Samsung A71 has a larger display but pixels and underlying technology of both phones are almost the same. Galaxy A51 has a higher pixel density of approx. 405 PPI whereas, Samsung A71 has 393 PPI.

Battery:

Samsung A51: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery

Samsung A71: Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery

Just like size and display Samsung Galaxy A71 have a slightly bigger non-removable battery of Li-Ion 4500 mAh. Its talk time is up to 42 hours with 4G and supports fast charging of 25W. Samsung A51 has a non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery with talk time up to 32 hours with 4G and fast charging of 15W.

Endnote:

Samsung Galaxy A71 defeats Galaxy A51 in the battery aspect, having a larger battery, support fast charging, and more talk time.

Storage:

Samsung A51: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM

Samsung A71: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM

So Samsung A51 has 4 variants, 1st variant has 64 GB internal storage with 4 GB RAM, 2nd one has 128 GB internal storage with again 4 GB RAM, 3rd variant has 128GB internal storage with 6GB RAM and the last one has again 128GB storage with 8GB RAM. It supports microSDXC dedicated slot. Whereas, Samsung A71 has 2 variants, 1st one with 128 GB internal storage with 6 GB RAM and the other one has again 128GB internal storage with 8GB RAM. It also supports microSDXC dedicated slot.

Endnote:

2 variants of both phones are the same, but A51 also has lower variants.

Camera:

Samsung A51 vs Samsung A71 camera: unbox cell

Samsung A51: Quad rear cameras (48MP, 12MP, 5MP, 5MP) with 32MP selfie camera

Samsung A71: Quad rear cameras (64MP, 12MP, 5MP, 5MP) with 32MP selfie camera

Both A51 and A71 have quad back cameras and a single front camera. But Galaxy A51 has a maximum 48MP rear camera whereas, Galaxy A71 has a maximum 64MP back camera. Other cameras of both devices are the same.

Endnote: 

Samsung A71 has an enhanced camera as compared to A51.

Platform:

Samsung A51: Android 10.0; One UI 2

Samsung A71: Android 10.0; One UI 2

Samsung A51 has Android 10.0; One UI 2 platform. It has chipset Exynos 9611, Octa-core CPU and Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. Samsung A71 also has Android 10.0; One UI 2. It has Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730/ 730 G (8 nm) chipset, Octa-core CPU and Adreno 618 GPU.

Endnote:

Both phones have the same platform, but Samsung Galaxy A71 will beat A51 in performance.

Sensors:

Samsung A51 Samsung A71
  • Fingerprint (under display, optical)
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
  • Compass
  • Fingerprint (under display, optical)
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
  • Compass

Endnote:

Both smartphones have the same sensors.

Conclusion:

Samsung A71 is larger and slightly heavier with a big display and larger battery size. More enhanced camera and better in performance. Samsung A51 is a very close competitor of Galaxy A71; it offers almost the same features as A71 do but at a lower price. If you go for Galaxy A51 you have to compromise little on camera and display. Both devices hold the same sensors.