Samsung Galaxy M51 evaluation: An all-round midrange cellphone that M-series wanted

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A midrange smartphone from the secure of South Korean electronics maker Samsung, the Galaxy M51 is a totally ‘fresh’ machine. Unlike different just lately launched M collection smartphones, which carry incremental upgrades over predecessors, the Galaxy M51 introduces a number of new functions to the collection, together with the industry-first 7,000 mAh battery.

From tremendous AMOLED display screen of a fullHD+ decision to a 64-megapixel quad-camera set-up on the back, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G system-on-chip, the smartphone covers a large spectrum of functions and specs that you simply search for in a midrange smartphone. But is it the one Samsung machine that may match the likes of Chinese smartphones just like the OnePlus Nord and Realme 7 Pro within the midrange section? Let’s discover out:

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Like different Galaxy M collection smartphones, the Galaxy M51 has a plastic body with a reflective glass-like cover on the back. The cellphone’s shiny back cover is prone to fingerprints and will get smudged simply — not one thing you need if you’re not within the behavior of utilizing a back cover. Its entrance is dominated by its display screen, protected below Gorilla Glass. The smartphone has a minimal design and it appears uniform from each angle. It, nonetheless, has few distractions — an oblong black-coloured rear camera module and a punch-hole display screen for on-display entrance camera.

Overall, the Galaxy M51 has considerably of a boring design, with little zing to raise the theme. One should, nonetheless, give it to Samsung for constructing a smartphone that’s neither too heavy nor unnecessarily cumbersome, regardless of that includes a 7,000 mAh battery.


The Galaxy M51 sports activities a 6.7-inch display screen of a fullHD+ decision and 20:9 side ratio. Though the display screen is flat, it has a curved glass on high making it straightforward to make use of, particularly with gesture navigation. The bezels round it are minimal and even probably the most distinguished backside bezel is thinner than these in different mobile within the section. The display has a punch-hole at top-centre for the entrance camera. It is a fats one, with a chunky round black ring across the precise camera sensor. It obstructs the view and appears to be a much bigger distraction than left-aligned punch-hole.

As for high quality, the display screen is shiny, vivid, and responsive. It has a great distinction ratio, too. It helps HDR, however just for movies obtainable on YouTube. The HDR doesn’t work in apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney + Hotstar. On the brilliant facet, the cellphone streams movies obtainable on over-the-top platforms within the fullHD decision, due to its Widevine L1 certification. Overall, the Galaxy M51’s display screen is sweet for many utilities. It would, nonetheless, have been higher off with an enhanced refresh rate; the display operates at a standard refresh rate of 60Hz.


The Samsung Galaxy M51 sports activities a quad-camera set-up on the back. It contains a 64-megapixel major sensor (Sony IMX682) of an f/1.eight aperture, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor of a 123-degree field-of-view, a 5MP depth sensor, and a 5MP macro sensor. On the entrance, the cellphone has a 32MP sensor (Sony IMX616) for selfies and movies.

Details apart, the Galaxy M51 may lack versatility within the absence of a telephoto lens, nevertheless it cuts no corners on efficiency. The cellphone’s major rear camera takes detailed shots in all mild situations. The sensor makes use of the pixel-binning automation to cut back the output dimension with out compromising a lot on high quality, and the result’s obvious on the captured photographs. It, nonetheless, misses some particulars within the course of that you simply get to see provided that you examine it with a shot taken utilizing a devoted 64MP mode. Though the cellphone lacks a devoted telephoto sensor, the pixel-rich major sensor permits as much as 2x digital zoom on the topic with out shedding a lot element, particularly in good mild.

As for the ultra-wide sensor, it takes good shots in day mild however struggles in darkish environments. In daylight situations, it takes detailed shots with a great color accuracy, enhanced highlights and shadows, and a good dynamic vary. It additionally straightens the barrel impact to an extent with out softening the body an excessive amount of. Completing the bundle is the cellphone’s macro sensor, which works positive in daylight however not in lowlight situations. The depth sensor is supposed to enrich the first sensor’s efficiency, and it really works properly for the bokeh impact and camera filters.

It is sweet to see Samsung bringing its premium camera functions to funds and midrange smartphones. After the M31s, the Galaxy M51 has received its ‘Single Take’ function, which utilises the cellphone’s obtainable optics and their value-added functions without delay to seize frames in a number of codecs and reveals all of them at one place. You can choose the very best shot, and delete the remainder, preserve all of them, or delete all of them. Surprisingly, the function works effortlessly and takes restricted time to create a bouquet of multimedia, together with time-lapse video, pictures from the principle sensor and ultra-wide sensor, pictures with filter impact, and extra. In addition, the Galaxy M51 is the primary M-series smartphone to get the ‘Night Hyperlapse’ function.

The cellphone’s entrance camera can be a succesful unit and helps some software-based optimisation, such because the portrait mode, stay focus selfie movies, night time mode, and many others. The ‘Single Take’ function can be obtainable for the entrance camera and it really works equally properly, given there’s a good lighting to assist it.


The Galaxy M51 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G system-on-chip, paired with as much as 8GB RAM and 128GB inner storage. The cellphone boots Android 10 working system-based OneUI 2.1 Core. Overall, the cellphone’s efficiency matches its midrange pricing. It handles on a regular basis operations and heavy-duty duties with ease. Gaming expertise can be good and the cellphone retains the thermals in management. The UI is sweet for many elements, however comes pre-loaded with a whole lot of bloatware. There are cases of ads in UI, too. However, the advertisements’ depth is minimal and most are non-intrusive.


The Galaxy M51 ships with a 7,000 battery, the largest by way of rated capability presently obtainable on any smartphone. The battery simply lasts two days on reasonable utilization, together with a good bit of dealing with power- and graphic-intensive jobs. Thanks to a much bigger capability battery, the cellphone doubles up as an influence bank to charge different supported units utilizing a wired connection. As for its personal charging, it helps 25W quick charger (in-box accent), which refills a totally drained battery to 100 per cent in round two hours.


Priced at Rs 24,999 for the bottom 6GB RAM variant, the Galaxy M51 is an all-rounder that the Samsung M collection wanted in 2020. It won’t have the very best design however it’s a strong smartphone with a compact type issue, which is an enormous deal, contemplating that it has a mammoth 7,000 mAh battery and a 6.7-inch display. The Samsung Galaxy M51 is an apparent option if you’re out there for a midrange smartphone from a good model. However, if you’re not averse to Chinese manufacturers like Realme, OPPO and OnePlus, there are smartphones just like the Realme 7 Pro (evaluation), OPPO F17 Pro (evaluation) and OnePlus Nord (evaluation) which you may wish to examine earlier than finalising your decide.

[Attribution Business Standard.]

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