Samsung Galaxy M51 is the most expensive phone in the M series. It comes with a lot of surprises, including insane battery life with a massive 7000 mAh cell, excellent cameras, smooth performance with Snapdragon chipset, and excellent Super AMOLED display. While the massive battery is the spotlight here, other features won’t disappoint you. This device outperforms all the competitors out there. M51 seems to be taking further the successful formula of the M series: big display and a massive battery.
M51 Design and Display
As always, Samsung Galaxy M51, the newest in the M series also has a huge body, and thanks to the huge battery, the phone feels heavy with 213 grams. The phone has a thickness of 9.5mm. Despite its glass back, the phone feels solid in the hand and is not slippery as other phones with glass back, but is prone to scratches. Samsung is not offering a complimentary silicone case this time. If you are looking for something that is light and feels effortless by carrying it all day long, this may not be the right choice.
The bottom of this device packs a Type-C port, a microphone, a mono bottom speaker, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The power button is embedded toward the right which is combined with a fingerprint sensor and the volume buttons are situated just above. There is a secondary microphone on the top and SIM tray on the left.
Samsung Galaxy M51 has a 6.7 inches Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O display with an aspect ratio of 20:9. Get ready to enjoy Full HD+ resolution while you are streaming Netflix or any video content and have an efficient experience. The screen is brighter enough to use outdoors. You get vivid color and high contrast with this AMOLED panel.
You will get to choose between the Vivid and Natural modes. The Always-on Display feature has tons of themes offered by the Samsung theme store. While a 90Hz refresh rate has been common at the affordable range as well, Samsung has stuck with 60Hz panels, which works just fine. The display is safeguarded by a Gorilla Glass 3.
One of the issues of the M series has been the performance. However, this time Samsung has aborted its in-house Exynos SoCs and has packed the powerful Snapdragon 730G chipset, an octa-core processor which is built on 8nm technology and clocked at 2.2GHz. The chipset is combined with Adreno 618 GPU promising you efficient performance. When it comes to storage, it has either 6 or 8GB combined with 128GB internal storage.
Samsung Galaxy M51 runs on One UI 2.1 core combined with Android 10. Those days are gone that Samsung struggled to offer consistent performance. With One UI, Samsung offers a few unique features like pop-up notifications that work like Messenger chat head. The one-handed mode can also be useful sometimes but given the bulkiness of the phone, it can be rarely useful. Here is another favorite feature that is swiping down the fingerprint scanner brings down the notification panel. M51 and M31 have recently received One UI 2.5 update.
Switching between apps, multitasking, browsing the internet, and scrolling social media is a breeze. Playing games like COD and Asphalt in high settings is responsive and without any lags in the performance. There is NFC on board but you will not be able to use Pay Mini and Bixby’s assistant is eliminated now.
Samsung Galaxy M51 dons a quad-camera in the rear that features a 64MP Sony IMX682 main sensor under an f/1.8 aperture, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera under an f/2.2 aperture, a 5MP depth sensor, and a 5MP macro sensor. The selfie camera packs a 32MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. The camera array is pretty much the same as in Galaxy M31s.
During our testing, the camera did a pretty good job. Samsung’s Single Take feature, which is available only in the flagship phones like S20 and Note 20, helps capture photos and videos with all the cameras. This feature is also available in the selfie camera and is very handy when you are not sure which feature to use. The camera app offers many interesting features like various shooting modes, filters, and AR Zone among others.
The overall camera performance is really well producing excellent images with decent sharpness, a great amount of detail, and a good dynamic range. The colors are a bit enhanced than the actual but still with a natural tone. The night mode is surprisingly good with more details than the regular shot. The wide-angle camera provides a 123-degree field of view and fits more in the frame while retaining the dynamic range and color. The macro camera with a 5MP shooter can capture decent close-up shots with high resolution and sharpness. The only thing that this camera lags in is focus.
The selfie camera with a 32MP Sony IMX616 shooter does the good job as well. The camera clicks 8 megapixel shots by default but you can also use a 32MP sensor. You can also capture wide-angle selfies. The pictures shot by the front camera offer accurate color reproduction, and good dynamic range.
Both the front and the back cameras in Samsung Galaxy M51 can record 4K videos at 30fps. The company has added an impressive Super steady mode stabilization. The camera setup also comes with its own Bixby vision, same as Google lens, Pro mode, panorama, Live focus, super slow-mo, and more. With all these, the cameras in Samsung M51 keeps up with the competition.
Samsung Galaxy M51 is the phone with the biggest battery of 7000 mAh, making it the mainstream phone with the largest battery capacity. It has a 25W fast charging through the Type-C port. The full charging from 0% takes up to two hours, pretty much acceptable for the massive battery.
Even with heavy usage, the battery lasts for two days. The battery endurance is pretty impressive with up-to 64 hours of talk-time, 24 hours of internet usage time, 182 hours of music playback, and 34 hours of video playtime among others. Another advantage of the massive cell is that the phone itself can charge other smartphones and accessories with the reverse charging features with Type-C to Type-C cable that comes in the box. There is also an option to turn off fast charging, the option that is useful for safe overnight charging.
Samsung Galaxy M51 Full Specifications:
Dimensions: 163.9 x 76.3 x 9.5 mm (6.45 x 3.00 x 0.37 in)
Weight : 213 g (7.51 oz)
Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3+), plastic back, plastic frame
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Size: 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~86.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Type: Super AMOLED Plus
Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3+
Chipset: Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
OS: Android 10, One UI 2.5
GPU: Adreno 618
microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA (Quad)
64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF
12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video: 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 30fps
SELFIE CAMERA (Single)
32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
Video: 4K at 30fps & 1080p at 30fps
Loudspeaker & 3.5mm jack
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC, FM radio
USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Type: Li-Po 7000 mAh, non-removable
Charging: Fast charging 25W
Released: September 11, 2020
Launched in Nepal: December 6, 2020
Samsung Galaxy M51 Price in Nepal (Approximate)
NPR 39,999 (6 GB +128 GB)
NPR 43,999 (8 GB + 128 GB)