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  • The Galaxy A51, obviously. Samsung
  • For a midranger, this design is pretty great. It's a huge screen with slim bezels. You could be forgiven for mistaking it for a flagship. Samsung
  • The iPhone SE looks positively dated in comparison. Apple
  • The A51's back is plastic, not glass, and it really looks like this picture, with that big "X" shaped design. Samsung
  • The cameras. There are many. Samsung
  • Here's the in-screen fingerprint reader. Samsung
  • Side #1. Samsung
  • Side #2. Samsung

Samsung's midrange smartphone lineup has been getting more and more prominent in the United States lately, and now we're seeing wider distribution for a particularly interesting device: the Galaxy A51. The phone was previously on Verizon, but as of today it's headed to Sprint, AT&T, Xfinity (but only for pre-order), Amazon, and Samsung.com. As a $400 device, this is Samsung's closest competition to the iPhone SE, Apple's recently released midrange juggernaut. In a post-iPhone SE world, it feels like every Android phone needs to justify its existence next to the cheap iPhone, so let's compare!

Of course, the iPhone SE is a $400 phone that somehow packs The World's Fastest Mobile SoC, the Apple A13 Bionic. It's not only faster than the Samsung Exynos 9611 in the Galaxy A51, but faster than any SoC, in any Android phone, even Samsung's top-of-the-line $1,400 Galaxy S20 Ultra. The Exynos 9611 is a 10nm SoC with four 2.3GHz Cortex-A73 cores and four 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 cores. This is a rare non-Qualcomm chip to come to the US, and the rough Qualcomm equivalent would be the Snapdragon 835, the flagship SoC from 2017.

The SoC situation is downright embarrassing for Team Android, but the A51 has a lot to say when it comes to the display and design of the two phones. The A51 is sporting a more modern design than the SE, with sRead More – Source

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