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Samsung Galaxy A71 vs Galaxy A51 Which Should You Buy

Samsung Galaxy A71 vs Galaxy A51: The Samsung Galaxy A70s and Galaxy A50s was announced and released in September 2019. Four months later Samsung have announced that their upgrades the Samsung Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 will be released soon (mostly likely be made available for purchase Q1 of 2020). Everyone knows that the Samsung Galaxy A70s and Galaxy A51 are really good phones.

But between the Galaxy A71 and Samsung Galaxy A51 which is better? What are the similarities and differences between these two phones? We have put together this post to help you better understand what these phones have in common.

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As always, we won’t be talking much in technical terms. Our focus have always been to help phone users to decide. So note that we’ll speak in plain English even matters that relates to technical and engineering of both phones. Just below is a table showing the key features of both phones. After the table is our brief summary of the similarities and differences of Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51.

Samsung Galaxy A71 vs Galaxy A51

FEATURESGalaxy A71Galaxy A51
Network2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Weight179 g (6.31 oz)172 g (6.07 oz)
Screen size6.7 inches6.5 inches
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning® Gorilla® Glass 3Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
OSAndroid 10Android 10
ChipsetQualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm)Exynos 9611 (10nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
SD CardmicroSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)
Rear Camera64 MP (wide)
12 MP (ultrawide)
5 MP (macro camera)
5 MP depth sensor
48 MP (wide)
12 MP (ultrawide)
5 MP (macro camera)
5 MP depth sensor
Front Camera32 MP32 MP
SensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometerFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
PriceExpected Price ₦190,000Expected Price ₦150,000

From the table above you can easily note that the Galaxy A71 is have similar weight but have bigger display size. But what other differences and similarities are there between these phones? Please read our summary below.

The Differences Between Samsung Galaxy A71 and Samsung Galaxy A51

Build and Display

Like the Galaxy A51, the Galaxy A71 is built with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and this also serves as the protection of its display. Both phones have same design and display protection with their back camera placed in L-shape format.

In the display category both phones are practically same. Both phones have the Super AMOLED display type which is very good. They have same screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels with same display size of 6.7 inches and 6.4 inches.

When it comes to build and display there is literally no difference. These two phones offer same quality in terms of its display.


The first major difference between these phones will have to start from the camera category. Although both phones make use of quad rear camera placed in L-Shape, the Galaxy A71 has a 64 megapixel main camera which is a better lens to the 48 megapixel lens found in the Galaxy A51.

Every other camera is pretty much same. A 12 megapixel ultrawide, 5 megapixel macro camera and 5 megapixel depth sensor. So aside from the main camera expect to get same quality in other camera lens available at the back.

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For selfie lovers, there is a 32 megapixel camera to capture those incredible moments and events. Both phones are capable of shooting 4K videos but the Samsung Galaxy A71 brings more quality with the 64 megapixel main camera.

RAM and Internal Storage

Galaxy A71 comes with a maximum of 8GB RAM which is better than the 6GB RAM available in the Galaxy A51. However, both phones have maximum of 128GB Internal Storage with external storage available via microSD card up to 1TB.

Chipset and Processor

The second category where there is major difference is the chipset and processor used in both phones. Galaxy A71 uses the Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm) which is better and an upgrade of the Exynos 9611 (10nm) used in the Galaxy A51.

For its processors, the Galaxy A51 uses the Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) which offer less performance compared with the Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver) used in Galaxy A71.

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So, when it comes to processing of data, playing of games and other related animation activities, the Galaxy A71 will offer better performance. The chipsets and processors used in the galaxy A71 is an upgrade to the ones used in the Galaxy A51. Galaxy A71 will process data faster, offers faster internet connectivity and will be more battery efficient.


Samsung Galaxy A71 is powered by a 4500mAh battery while the Galaxy A51 is powered by a 4000mAh battery. Both phones have fast charge enabled feature which means you should expect same performance in battery.

When it comes to specifications, the Samsung Galaxy A71 is a big upgrade. It basically have more features compared to the Galaxy A51. There are modifications(upgrade) to its CPU, its chipset and even its camera.

The major differences between these two phones will have to be the desig, chipset, processor (CPU), GPU and the back camera. The design, build and display protection of both phones are same.

Looking at the features mentioned above the Galaxy A71 offer more than the Galaxy A51. Although they have Same storage space, there are big differences in other key features. Which will make the Galaxy A71 perform better than the galaxy A51.

So, if you need to have a phone with modern design, want to have a taste of how Android 10 feels like and/or you want to take photos of insects, experience faster internet connectivity, better gaming experience then there is really need for you to choose the Galaxy A71 over the Galaxy A51.






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