Samsung Galaxy Note8 vs Samsung Galaxy A51 5G

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Display

Size

6.3 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
522 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio,
405 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

82.98 %
87.37 %

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Samsung Exynos 980

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A77 and ARM Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Mali-G76 MP5

RAM

6GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB, available to use: 53 GB
128GB, available to use: 105.3 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI
Android (10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

3300 mAh
4500 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Fast charging

Max charge speed

 
Wired: 25.0W

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Quad camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera

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

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera

 
5 MP (Macro)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 40 mm

Fourth camera

 
5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications

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

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, EIS

Front

8 MP (Autofocus, HDR)
32 MP (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches (162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm)
6.26 x 2.90 x 0.34 inches (158.9 x 73.6 x 8.7 mm)

Weight

6.88 oz (195.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.60 oz (187.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light, Stylus
 

Keys

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

Colors

Midnight black, Maple gold, Orchid gray, Deep Sea blue
Prism cube black

Cellular

5G

 
n41, n71, SA, NSA

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), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 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), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
 

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring

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

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging, OTG

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, 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, Hall (for flip covers)

Other

NFC, ANT+
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible

M4, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jul 28, 2017
Jul 15, 2020

FCC ID value: A3LSMN950U link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA516U link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.70 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Body

0.14 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
3.25 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.36 W/kg
1.37 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

$ 930
$ 500

User Manual

 
Download the Samsu​ng Galaxy A51 5G Manual as a PDF file.

In The Box

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

Availability

Officially announced

Aug 23, 2017
Apr 08, 2020
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