I bought Samsung Galaxy M51 on 18th September, the first day of sale and I’ve been using it for the past 15 days. Here’s my review:
- Camera: Samsung has gone with a quad-camera setup on the Galaxy M51 consisting of a 64-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 5 macro camera and a depth sensor. If having a good camera is your top priority, go for this one. It’s probably the best under 30k range, even better than the OnePlus Nord I’d say. The single take feature is great, the HDR feature does a good job capturing details and balancing exposure. The front camera and ultra wide camera are also pretty good and unlike most of the phones having a useless 2 MP macro camera, this one has a 5 MP one which takes good quality pictures. The only con I can think of is that pictures are too sharp sometimes. Here are some pictures I took:
Video recording supports 4K for the primary as well as the selfie camera but video stabilisation isn’t great.
Battery: Needless to say, the massive 7000mAh battery lasts more than a day even after heavy usage. Reverse charging is also supported so you could use the phone as a powerbank as well.
Build quality and display: the 6.7 inch super amoled display with a full-HD+ resolution looks amazing with excellent viewing angles and vibrant colours. The extra large display could be a pro or con depending on your preferences. The phone is pretty thick and bulky (213 grams) but the weight is evenly distributed. The plastic back is prone to scratches so I’d suggest you to buy a cover as soon as possible.
RAM and Storage: The phone comes in two variants:
1. 6GB RAM+128GB storage variant priced at 25k
2. 8GB RAM+128GB storage variant priced at 27k
Processor and overall performance: Galaxy M51 runs Android 10 operating system along with Samsung’s own One UI. The Snapdragon 730G offers a smooth and lag-free performance.
Overall, I’d say it’s a great phone under 30k and I’m pretty satisfied with my choice.