Samsung’s Galaxy M series has come up with a great addition in the form of its new Galaxy M51. The M series hasn’t just grown in size but it has also grown in price. With M51, the M series now offers an exceptional smartphone that is priced above ₹25,000. Whilst all the other manufacturers are chasing performance, Samsung seems to be running a different race as M51 packs a mammoth 7,000 mAh battery, which is huge compared to other smartphones. Does it mean the phone is only good in one department?
At a glance, Samsung Galaxy M51 looks similar to the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy M31s – two of the most popular Samsung smartphones in the market. The design and the aesthetics of M51 are familiar with the plastic build and subtle curved edges. No doubt, this is an attractive smartphone with its super-slim bezels, the rectangular rear camera module, and the sleek design – just like the Galaxy S20 series.
Let’s get into an in-depth review of this stunning new smartphone and find out what it is all about!
Galaxy M51 Design
Samsung Galaxy M51’s design is definitely its weakest point. Samsung has been using the same, boring-looking plastic back on its cheapest M series smartphones with no gradients or any visual wizardry in place. While there isn’t anything wrong with that but if you’re expecting the look of your phone to be proportionate to the price tag, then this one will definitely not impress you much. Still, the smartphone still feels similar to all the other Galaxy series smartphones with plastic rear panels.
It does come with a headphone jack, though you will not get a pair of earbuds this time. You’ll get a 25W super-fast charger and a USB-C to USB-C charging cable that can be used to charge other phones too.
Galaxy M51 Display
Every M series smartphone does have beautiful AMOLED displays and it certainly hasn’t changed with Galaxy M51. This one comes with a 6.7-inch Infinity-O display screen with a Full HD+ resolution, lively colors, and high brightness levels. The viewing experience is great and the larger screen only adds to the overall experience. The camera punch hole is a bit larger as compared to Galaxy M31s but unless you are comparing them side to side, it won’t bother you much.
Galaxy M51 Hardware/Software
While most Galaxy M series models have been powered by Exynos 9611 SoC, Samsung went with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G for Galaxy M51. This has been a significant bump in terms of hardware as it gives M51 an edge over similar competitors.
Samsung has slightly dropped the ball with the software as it runs on One UI 2.1 Core out of the box. It comes with Android 10 out of the box. You may have features like a full-fledged Pro camera mode and a built-in screen recorder, you still miss out on features like Samsung Pay and Secure Folder. It isn’t possible to get them even with software updates because Samsung’s M series smartphones lack the Knox certifications and they aren’t as secure as needed for these apps to be made available.
Galaxy M51 Battery
With a 7,000mAh battery that powers Galaxy M51, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this smartphone can easily last longer than a day even with heavy usage. It holds true for both mobile data and Wi-Fi. Idle draining is almost non-existent because of the massive battery capacity, and the best bit is that the charging is super quick too. The 25W charger will completely charge the battery to 100% within 2 hours. Galaxy M51 truly is the monster when talking about battery endurance.
Galaxy M51 Camera
Similar to Galaxy M31, Samsung Galaxy M51 too packs an exciting quad-camera setup consisting of a 64MP f1.8 primary camera, a 5MP f2.5 macro, a 12MP f2.2 ultrawide, and a 5MP depth sensor.
Its 32MP front selfie shooter can easily shoot 4K videos and there are tons of features like Intelli Cam, Single Take, Night Hyperlapse, Super Steady, AR Emoji, Super Slow Motion to name a few.
Galaxy M51 Call Quality
Galaxy M51’s single bottom-firing loudspeaker isn’t very loud but a positive side is that it’ll never distort. You don’t get earphones with the phone, so you’ll need to purchase third-party earphones. Dolby Atmos is included in the phone and it’ll increase the stereo separation, both over wired and Bluetooth sets. The only saving grace to the audio experience is that the call quality is very good, especially if you have no issues with the network reception.
Samsung Galaxy M51 Price – ₹24,999 for 6GB RAM variant and ₹26,999 for 8 GB RAM variant
Samsung M51 is an excellent smartphone especially if you’re someone who loves phones that have a long-lasting battery. Its battery isn’t the only positive aspect of it, it also comes with an excellent Super AMOLED Plus display, a top-notch Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor, classy cameras, and more. However, there were a few negatives too, as the design was nothing spectacular, the software was a letdown, no bundled case, and no earphones out of the box.
In the end, it is definitely a smartphone that you should go for, especially if you’re looking for a smartphone in the price range of ₹25k – ₹30k.