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Samsung Galaxy A50 vs Samsung Galaxy A42 vs Samsung Galaxy A51 5G

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.4 inches
6.6 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 403 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 405 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Refresh rate:

60Hz
60Hz

Screen-to-body:

85.24 %
84.26 %
87.37 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225
Samsung Exynos 980

Processor:

Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A77 and ARM Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

Mali-G72 MP3
Adreno 619
Mali-G76 MP5

RAM:

4GB
4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB, available to use: 107 GB
128GB, available to use: 106 GB
128GB, available to use: 105.3 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh
5000 mAh
4500 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Fast charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 25.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Quad camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

25 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Ultra-wide)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Depth information)
5 MP (Macro)
5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 40 mm

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Depth information)
5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)

Features:

Hyperlapse, EIS
Hyperlapse, EIS

Front:

25 MP
20 MP (Autofocus)
32 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.24 x 2.93 x 0.30 inches (158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm)
6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)
6.26 x 2.90 x 0.34 inches (158.9 x 73.6 x 8.7 mm)

Weight:

5.86 oz (166.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)
6.60 oz (187.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
In-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Coral, Blue, White
Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey
Prism cube black

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, Sub-6
n41, n71, SA, NSA

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes
Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Charging
Charging
Charging, OTG

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other:

NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Feb 11, 2019
Apr 08, 2021
Jul 15, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA505F
A3LSMA426U
A3LSMA516U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.34 W/kg
1.11 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Body:

0.45 W/kg
1.25 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.44 W/kg
1.59 W/kg
3.25 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.20 W/kg
1.06 W/kg
1.37 W/kg

Phablet:

1.07 W/kg
3.81 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 350
€ 340
$ 500

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A42 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.
This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A51 5G User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

A to C USB Cable, Wall Adapter, SIM Pin/Ejector, Quick Start Guide, Terms & Conditions

Availability

Officially announced:

Feb 25, 2019
Sep 02, 2020
Apr 08, 2020
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