Samsung Galaxy M51: design
We were worried about the size and weight of the Galaxy M51 from the beginning, but after using this smartphone for a few days, we can say that it is not difficult to use it. One might think that a 7,000mAh battery would make a phone very heavy, but this is not the case here. Samsung has distributed the weight well and the phone does not feel heavy in the hand. However, it weighs 213 grams and you will feel it after using it for a while.
Samsung This phone has an Infinity-O display, which means that there is a hole at the top of the screen for the front camera. The borders around the screen are thin. The display is 6.7 inches and has a 20: 9 aspect ratio. This makes it difficult to reach the top of the display while holding the smartphone in one hand. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Samsung has placed a fingerprint scanner in the power button. It works well and is easily accessible to unlock the phone. The volume buttons are also on the same side, but are set slightly higher, making access a little more difficult. On the Galaxy M51 you still get a 3.5mm headphone jack and it is set down with a USB Type-C port and speakers.
The Galaxy M51 has a glassstick back. We had the option of Celestial Black color which is extremely glossy and captures fingerprints very easily. No case / cover is found in the box, so we had to keep wiping the phone to maintain the brightness of that back panel. The quad-camera module is set in the back corner of the phone.
Samsung carries a 25 W charger in the box, something we also saw with the Galaxy M31. With this charger, the phone's huge battery charges relatively quickly.
Samsung Galaxy M51: specifications
Samsung has used Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G for Galaxy M51. There are two variants in this phone, the first with 6 GB RAM and the second, 8 GB RAM. These two are priced at Rs 24,999 and Rs 26,999 respectively. Both variants get the same 128 GB storage and if you need more storage then you can use the dedicated microSD card slot.
Samsung has given it a 6.7-inch Infinity-O display, which comes with full-HD + resolution, but the refresh rate is 60Hz. Here let us tell you that its other contestants like OnePlus Nord and Realme x3 This brings a panel with higher refresh rate. However, the Super AMOLED display on the Galaxy M51 is very beautiful. You can change the color output through the Settings app and it remains sufficiently bright outdoors.
The Galaxy M51 comes with OneUI 2.1 based on Android 10. Our unit was running an August security patch, which is new. Having used a lot of Samsung phones recently, the UI was easy to navigate. Samsung has used a lot of useful customization in Android 10. The Samsung Galaxy M51 also gets a new Near Share feature, which makes it very easy to transfer files between supported devices.
The smartphone also has dual messenger, gesture navigation, game launcher and more. Because it is difficult to reach the top of a long display, Samsung has also added a gesture that helps you bring down the notification shade and quick toggle by swiping on the fingerprint sensor, which comes in handy.
Samsung has already installed Microsoft and Google apps on this phone as well as Dailyhunt, Chingari, MX TakaTak, Moj, Snapchat, Candy Crush Saga and Amazon apps. After booting, many notifications of Dailyhunt and Spark apps continued to be received. If you do not use these apps, we would recommend you uninstall them. Samsung's My Galaxy app also leaves no stone unturned in providing notification of promotional content along with Kovid updates.
Samsung Galaxy M51: performance
The Samsung Galaxy M51 gives very good performance and we never found it slow. We found the fingerprint scanner to unlock the phone fast. Even its accuracy was good. The phone was also accurate and fast in recognizing the face and unlocking the phone. It was also fun to watch videos on the Galaxy M51 due to the good output of the display. Because the front camera is in a hole-punch cutout, some people may get distracted by it. However, it gets used in some time.
Asphalt 9 performed well in the default quality settings and the gameplay remained smooth even when the graphics were high. Playing for 15 minutes led to a two percent drop in battery level. Even after this, the touch of the screen did not heat up.
We know that you will be curious to know the battery life of this phone. Our original usage, which included running benchmarks, taking photos, and making some calls, gave us two days of backup when the phone charged once. In our HD video loop test, the phone managed to last up to 32 hours, which is longer than any phone at any cost. To charge this huge battery, the company has given a 25W charger, which was really fast and took only two hours to fully charge the phone.
Samsung Galaxy M51: cameras
The quad-camera setup is available on the Samsung Galaxy M51 and this configuration is much like what we have Galaxy m31s (Review) Have also looked at 64-megapixel primary camera with f / 1.8 aperture, 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera with 123-degree field-of-view, 5-megapixel macro camera and 5-megapixel depth sensor . There is also no significant change in the camera app. The Scene Optimizer is enabled by default in default photo mode but you can also turn it off.
The Galaxy M51 was fast to lock focus and the scene optimizer also quickly identified the environment. Photos taken in broad daylight came with good details and good dynamic range. The camera was also able to identify the subject at a distance and the text in the photos was clearly visible. The Galaxy M51 turns HDR on itself in the Bright Scene, which results in good shots. We found that the wide-angle camera captures quite a good area, but the edges of the photos received noticeable distortion. The low-resolution wide-angle camera does not capture the same detail as the primary sensor.
You get 16-megapixel shots by default from the Galaxy M51, but you also have the option to take photos at full 64-megapixel resolution. Photographs shot at full resolution had better details, but lacked sharpness as well as dynamic range. The single take feature works exactly as it does on the Galaxy M31s and offers multiple output options after recording a 15-second clip.
Closeup shots taken with the Galaxy M51 were sharp and found good blur on the background. Samsung's Live Focus mode lets you shoot portraits and adjust the level of blur in the viewfinder before taking a shot. The 5-megapixel macro camera gives you the opportunity to capture a subject very close and the details in the photos are also good.
The camera performance was decent in low light and photos were good, but you would see a lot of grain when zoomed in. There is also night mode, which helps improve the output of the primary sensor. Night mode is also available for wide-angle cameras and gives similar results.
The selfie taken with the Galaxy M51 was great and the phone makes them smooth by default. Photos are shot by default at 8 megapixels, but you can switch to 12-megapixel resolution. You also have the option of taking a 32-megapixel resolution selfie. The selfie camera performed well in low light and captured good details. You can also take a selfie portrait using the live focus mode. With the mask, the AI did not recognize the face and did not blur the background, but without the mask it did not. This is something that Samsung may be able to fix with a small update.
Samsung Galaxy M51 With, the Galaxy-M series now brings a larger range in terms of price. We are sure that the Galaxy M51 has attracted a lot of attention due to its 7,000mAh battery and it also gives really good battery life. The Snapdragon 730G chipset also gives good performance and will keep people happy at this price.
The cameras are good, but video stabilization could have been a bit better. There is no competitor around the Galaxy M51 in terms of battery and if your priority is battery life, then the Galaxy M51 is a strong choice for you. If you focus more on general performance, OnePlus Nord (Review) Would be an appropriate choice.