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In a nutshell

  • 6.5-inch FHD+ display
  • 48MP+12MP+5MP+5MP rear cameras + 32MP selfie camera
  • 128GB internal storage
  • Exynos 9611, Octa-core 2.3GHz, 1.7GHz processor.
  • In-screen Finger Print Scanner

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“The Galaxy A51 is a real stand out. It’s got a big, bold AMOLED screen, 4 great cameras on the back, and a powerful battery that lasts all day and then some.”

What Users Say

4.3 based on

  • Display

    6.5 inches

  • Operating System

    Android 9 (Pie)

  • Battery

  • Camera

    48MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP Quad Rear Camera

  • Storage

    Available in 128GB

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Overview

Shoot with more
Quad Cam

Go ultra high-res with the 48MP Main Camera for crisp, clear photos day and night. A 123° Ultra Wide Cam captures more of the view while Macro Cam captures detailed close-ups.

Make sure your subject always stands out with the Depth Camera’s multiple Live Focus effects.

Capture more
from the same spot

Get more in the shot with the Galaxy A51’s Ultra Wide Camera while your story stays bright and clear with its 48MP Main Camera.

Capture
up-close details

The built-in 5MP Macro Cam shoots with clarity to bring out the ultra-fine details of your close-up shots. Apply and adjust natural background blur (Bokeh) to isolate your subject and increase its visual impact.

Shoots smooth and steady
just like the pros

Galaxy A51 records like a pro-level action camera utilising the Ultra Wide Camera and predictive software. Super steady gives you smooth live videos, even when your journey is on the adventurous side.

See the whole view
on the Infinity-O Display

A51's Infinity-O Display symmetry lets you game, watch, surf, and multi-task without interruption on a 6.5" FHD+ widescreen display—all powered by Super AMOLED technology. Enjoy a smartphone experience that minimises the bezel and maximises screen space.

Designed for style
and comfort

The rhythmical pattern of the Galaxy A51's design comes in Prism Crush Black and White. A premium gloss finish adds the perfect touch of style to its sleek and slim body.

Power that keeps
you going

When out living life, you need a phone that can last. A 4,000mAh* battery gives you the power to stream, share and game on. And if you start running low, plug in and power up with 15W Fast Charging.

* Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 3,890mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.

Give yourself
more room to play

Galaxy A51 has fast processing and spacious storage so you can focus on now. An advanced Octa-core processor and up to 6GB of RAM deliver smooth and efficient performance. Download more and delete less with up to 128GB internal storage. Add even more with a 512GB microSD card*.

* MicroSD card sold separately.

Processor

Octa-core

RAM

4GB / 6GB

Storage

128GB + Up to 512GB

Game Booster
gives you the edge

Maximise performance with Game Booster. Cut distractions and up your game with a dedicated interface and easy-to-reach menu. Frame Booster gives graphics smooth, life-like motion. And play at your best as Game Booster learns your usage patterns to optimise battery, temperature and memory.

Temperature

Battery

Memory

Seamlessly connect
your Galaxy

Unlock your Galaxy A71’s true potential with Galaxy Buds.

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Galaxy range

Galaxy A51
Galaxy A40
Galaxy A71
S10 Lite
Display
Display
Screen Size
6.5" Screen Size
5.9" Screen Size
6.7" Screen Size
6.7" Screen Size
Display
FHD+ Infinity-O
Super AMOLED Display
FHD+ Infinity-O
Super AMOLED Display
FHD+ Infinity-O
Super AMOLED Display
FHD+ Infinity-O
Super AMOLED Plus Display
Camera
Camera
Selfie Camera
32MP Selfie Camera
25MP Selfie Camera
32MP Selfie Camera
32MP Selfie Camera
Rear Camera
48MP / 12MP / 5MP / 5MP Rear Camera
16MP / 5MP Rear Camera
64MP / 12MP / 5MP / 5MP Rear Camera
12MP / 12MP / 16MP Rear Camera
Ultra Wide Angle Camera
12MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera
5MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera
12MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera
12MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera
Macro Camera
5MP Macro Camera
Macro Camera
5MP Macro Camera
5MP Macro Camera
Camera Zoom
5x Zoom Camera Zoom
2x Zoom Camera Zoom
8x Zoom Camera Zoom
2x Zoom Camera Zoom
Night Mode
Night Mode
Night Mode
Night Mode
Night Mode
Super Slow Motion
Super Slow Motion
Super Slow Motion
Super Slow Motion
Super Slow Motion
Battery
Battery
Battery power (typical)*
4,000mAh Battery power (Typical)*
3,100mAh Battery power (Typical)*
4,500mAh Battery power (Typical)*
4,500mAh Battery power (Typical)*
Performance
Performance
RAM
4GB RAM
4GB RAM
6GB RAM
8GB RAM
Processor
Exynos 9611 Processor
Exynos 7904 Processor
Qualcomm SM7150 Processor
Qualcomm SM8150 Processor
Processor Speed
2.3GHz / 1.7GHz Processor Speed
1.77GHz / 1.59GHz Processor Speed
2.2GHz / 1.8GHz Processor Speed
2.8GHz / 2.4GHz / 1.7GHz Processor Speed
Storage
Storage
Internal storage
128GB Internal storage
64GB Internal storage
128GB Internal storage
128GB Internal storage
Memory card compatible
(MicroSD)*
Memory card compatible
(MicroSD)*
Memory card compatible
(MicroSD)*
Memory card compatible
(MicroSD)*
Memory card compatible
(MicroSD)*
5G
5G
5G Ready
5G Ready
5G Ready
5G Ready
5G Ready
Secure Access
Secure Access
In-Screen
Fingerprint scanner
In-Screen
Fingerprint scanner
In-Screen
Fingerprint scanner
In-Screen
Fingerprint scanner
In-Screen
Fingerprint scanner
Rear Mounted
Fingerprint Scanner
Rear Mounted Fingerprint scanner
Rear Mounted Fingerprint scanner
Rear Mounted Fingerprint scanner
Rear Mounted Fingerprint scanner
Facial recognition
Facial recognition
Facial recognition
Facial recognition
Facial recognition
Samsung Knox Security
Samsung Knox Security
Samsung Knox Security
Samsung Knox Security
Samsung Knox Security
Secure Folder
Secure Folder
Secure Folder
Secure Folder
Secure Folder
Easy to use
Easy to use
Easy to use (One UI)
1.1 Easy to use (One UI)
1.1 Easy to use (One UI)
2.0 Easy to use (One UI)
2.0 Easy to use (One UI)
Durability
Durability
Dust & Water resistant*
Dust & Water resistant*
Dust & Water resistant*
Dust & Water resistant*
Dust & Water resistant*
Gorilla Glass 3
Gorilla Glass 3
Gorilla Glass 3
Gorilla Glass 3
Gorilla Glass 3
2 Year Manufacturer
Warranty*
2 Year Manufacturer
Warranty*
2 Year Manufacturer
Warranty*
2 Year Manufacturer
Warranty*
2 Year Manufacturer
Warranty*

Disclaimers

*Battery life: Typical value tested under third-party laboratory conditions. Rated (minimum) capacity for A51 is 3,890mAh, A40 is 3,020mAh, A71 is 4,400 mAh, S10 Lite is 4,370 mAh.

*MicroSD cards sold separately.

*Water resistant: IP68 water resistant up to 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes. Rinse in fresh water afterwards.

*Manufacturer warranty - Including in-box accessories. Excluding battery which is covered by a 12 month warranty. See warranty card in box for full terms and conditions.

SPECIFICATION SUMMARY

WHAT's IN THE BOX

The box contains

  • Device
  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • SIM card removal tool
  • Headphones
  • Quick Start Guide

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Display

    • Corning Gorilla Glass 3

    • Full HD Plus

    • 407 ppi

    • 1080 x 2400 pixels

    • sAMOLED

    • 6.5 inches

  • Special Features

    • Bixby

  • Body

    • Nano

  • Dimensions

    • 158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm

    • 172 grams

  • Calls & Messages

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Android 9 (Pie)

  • Apps

    • Play Store

  • Battery

    • 4000 mAh

    • 156 hours

    • USB Type-C

  • Connectivity

    • Screen mirroring

  • Camera

    • LED

    • 1080p

    • 32 megapixels

    • 1080p

    • AR Emoji,Hyperlapse,Live Focus,Panorama,Photo,Pro,Slow Motion,Video

    • 48 megapixels

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 512 GB

  • Music and entertainment

    • Mono speaker

  • Processor

    • Octa

    • Exynos 9611 Octa-Core

    • 4 GB

Accessories

Belkin 20w USB-C Fast Charger White

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Griffin 4,000mAh Powerbank White

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Griffin 4,000mAh Powerbank Black

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XQISIT Slim Wallet Selection for Samsung Galaxy A51 Black

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Samsung Galaxy A51 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 209.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst phone I've had in a while Thought I would move away from iPhone for something more affordable. Have ended up getting a refund for this and going back to apple! Battery life is shocking after only a month of use, doesn't last until end of day now. WiFi constantly has issues and you have to turn WiFi on and off to get it to work. Camera crashes all the time. It just doesn't seem to like apps at all, so slow and laggy. Really slow to respond in general so you end up wondering if you've actually tapped it and end up double tapping and ending up in a fight with the phone. Fingerprint sensor is HORRIFIC and hardly ever works. Camera is terrible in low light and even in normal daylight has awful focus issues unless you're right in front of it. People keep telling me my phone is switched off and calls go to voicemail when it is on and literally sat right next to me. No swipe feature to go back and forth on browsers so if you accidentally swipe back, which you will with this flipping thing, you lose your place completely and have to start again. Really wish I had listened to all the reviews before I bothered with this one!
Date published: 2020-10-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Camera ok To be honest I got this phone from Vodafone at the beginning of lockdown It was bought on the 4th April 2020 for me this phone is very, very unreliable up-to 5/6 times per day it restarts, have spoke to Vodafone during lockdown about this issue without any success. They told me to either take it into a Vodafone shop for them to look at, or send it back for repair, I decided to take it into a shop, the guy in the shop messed about with the phone but really didn’t have a clue or improve the phone it actually was much worse afterwards. I was told to send it for repair, but I won’t have a phone then so I decided to put up with it, my main gripe is it’s so unreliable that in a true emergency i can’t use it until it reboots up. I am locked in a contract for another 18 months, I think before then I will have stamped on it. Having read reviews and forums I’m disappointed this phones issues haven’t been put right plus don’t feel I can go with Vodafone again. DO NOT BUY ITS THE WORST MOBILE IVE EVER HAD.
Date published: 2020-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very bad phone! DO NOT BUY! It broke only 2 months after I bought it just went pitch black for no good reason and hasn't started ever since.
Date published: 2020-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgraded S6 Edge plus for A51 overall really happy with the A51. Its about the same size as the old phone but the display is bigger due to no bezels. Just easier and a much more pleasant experience to use day to day. If you view photos side by side the S6 is just a bit better due to the screen resolution being slightly sharper. I thought this was going to be an issue but after a few days of use it really isn't. When you think about the difference in cost to the S20 plus I am so glad with my choice. Faster, easier to handle and a much improved user experience overall.
Date published: 2020-09-10
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