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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy A31 vs Samsung Galaxy A51

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

5.6 inches
6.4 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

2220 x 1080 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 441 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 411 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 405 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Refresh rate:

60Hz
60Hz

Screen-to-body:

75.60 %
84.88 %
87.37 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), 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 5 Octa 7885
MediaTek Helio P65 MT6768
Samsung Exynos 9611

Processor:

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Arm Cortex-A75 and Arm Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 12 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Mali-G71
Mali-G52 MC2
Mali-G72 MP3

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB
64GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 46.2 GB
128GB, available to use: 105.9 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (10), Samsung One UI
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
5000 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Fast charging
Fast charging
Fast charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Quad camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

16 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; 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)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

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

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)
5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

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

Features:

Hyperlapse, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, EIS

Front:

16 MP (Dual-Camera)
20 MP
32 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches (149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm)
6.27 x 2.88 x 0.34 inches (159.3 x 73.1 x 8.6 mm)
6.24 x 2.90 x 0.31 inches (158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

6.07 oz (172.0 g)
6.53 oz (185.0 g)
6.07 oz (172.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Gold, Orchid grey, Blue
Prism Crush black, Prism Crush blue, Prism Crush red, Prism Crush white
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), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 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), 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), 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 1(2100), 2(1900), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
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
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, Mass storage device
Charging, OTG
Charging, OTG

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
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), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Nov 14, 2017
Mar 08, 2020
Nov 28, 2019

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA530F
A3LSMA315GL
A3LSMA515FN

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.26 W/kg
0.53 W/kg
0.89 W/kg

Body:

0.76 W/kg
0.56 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.54 W/kg
1.42 W/kg
1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.98 W/kg
0.65 W/kg
1.12 W/kg

Phablet:

0.89 W/kg
2.76 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 300
$ 400

User Manual:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Dec 19, 2017
Mar 24, 2020
Dec 12, 2019
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