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Samsung Galaxy A72 vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) vs Samsung Galaxy A51

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.7 inches
12.9 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 393 PPI
2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 405 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

84.74 %
85.43 %
87.37 %

Peak brightness:

1600 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

90Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SM7125
Apple M1
Samsung Exynos 9611

Processor:

Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Kryo 465, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 618
Apple 8-core GPU
Mali-G72 MP3

RAM:

6GB
8GB
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB (UFS)
128GB, not expandable
128GB, available to use: 105.9 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1024 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Tablet
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11), One UI 3.0 UI
iPadOS (14.x)
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
10758 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Fast charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Triple camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

64 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)
10 MP (Ultra-wide)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.0 μm
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Ultra-wide)
ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information)
5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 40 mm

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Macro)
5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

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

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording
Time-lapse video
Hyperlapse, EIS

Front:

32 MP
12 MP (EIS, Wide Angle, HDR)
32 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.50 x 3.05 x (165 x 77.4 x 8.4 mm)
11.05 x 8.46 x 0.25 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm)
6.24 x 2.90 x 0.31 inches (158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

7.16 oz (203.0 g)
24.06 oz (682.0 g)
6.07 oz (172.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Materials & Colors:

Black, Blue, White, Violet
Silver, Space Gray

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
3D Face unlock
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Keys:

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

Colors:

Prism Crush black, Prism Crush white, Prism Crush pink, Prism Crush blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

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), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band, 802.1x; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, OTG
Charging, Headphones port, Video out
Charging, OTG

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other:

NFC
Tethering, Computer sync
NFC, ANT+

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jan 26, 2021
Nov 28, 2019

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA725M
A3LSMA515FN

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.29 W/kg
0.89 W/kg

Body:

0.30 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.56 W/kg
1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.59 W/kg
1.12 W/kg

Phablet:

2.76 W/kg

EU SAR:

Head:

0.23 W/kg

Body:

1.17 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 449
$ 400

User Manual:

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

In The Box:

USB-C Charge Cable, 20W USB-C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 17, 2021
Apr 20, 2021
Dec 12, 2019
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