Samsung has announced a new storage variant for one of its best selling smartphones in the world, the Galaxy A51. Earlier the phone had single 6GB RAM and 128GB storage configuration but now the company has also announced an 8GB RAM variant with the same storage for a price of Rs 27,999. At its new price tag, the phone does compete with the likes of the recently launched Vivo V19 and also last year’s Redmi K20 Pro. Let’s compare the three phones in terms of their specifications, features, and price.
Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Vivo V19 vs Redmi K20 Pro: Price
As mentioned before the Galaxy A51 has a price tag of Rs 27,999 for the 8GB version while the 6GB version is priced at Rs 23,999. The Vivo V19 also has the same price tag of Rs 27,999 for the 8GB version. The comparable RAM variant of the Redmi K20 Pro has a price tag of Rs 29,999 but it also has 256GB internal storage. While it is hard to make a decision in terms of pricing as there different specs for all the devices, we can say that the Galaxy A51 is a winner thanks to its expandable storage option.
Winner Galaxy A51
Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Vivo V19 vs Redmi K20 Pro: Display
The Galaxy A51 has a Super AMOLED 6.5-inch display with a punch-hole for the selfie camera. The Vivo V19 has a slightly smaller Super AMOLED screen measuring in at 6.44-inch but it has a dual-punch hole. As for the Redmi K20 Pro, there is no punch-hole since the selfie camera is housed in a pop-up mechanism leaving the 6.39-inch AMOLED display uninterrupted. Since all the phones have the same display panel and there is no high refresh rate, the judging criteria are going to be the best screen-to-body ratio and the K20 Pro takes the cake thanks to its notch-less screen.
Winner Redmi K20 Pro
Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Vivo V19 vs Redmi K20 Pro: Processing and software
The Galaxy A51 is powered by the Exynos 9611 chipset paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Vivo V19, while having the same storage options, has a Snapdragon 712 SoC running under the hood. On the other hand, the Redmi K20 Pro is a flagship device from last year and is powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC while also having an option to take the internal storage up to 256GB. As far as software is concerned, all the phones are running custom skins on top of Android 10. Even so, the winner in this category has to be the Redmi K20 Pro thanks to its much higher performance.
Winner Redmi K20 Pro
Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Vivo V19 vs Redmi K20 Pro: Cameras
Both the Galaxy A51 and Vivo V19 have a quad-camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor. For the A51, supporting cameras include a 12MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro, and a 5MP depth sensor. The V19 has an 8MP ultra-wide with a 2MP macro and depth sensors. The Redmi K20 Pro comes with a triple-camera layout with a 48MP primary sensor, 8MP telephoto lens, and a 13MP ultra-wide sensor. On the front, the A51 and Redmi K20 Pro have a 32MP and 20MP selfie shooter respectively while the V19 has a dual front camera setup with a 32MP main snapper supported by a depth sensor. In terms of sheer pixels and the number of cameras, the Galaxy A51 wins here.
Winner Galaxy A51
Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Vivo V19 vs Redmi K20 Pro: Battery
In the battery department, the Galaxy A51 has a 4,000mAh cell with a 15W fast charging support while the V19 has a bigger 4,500mAh battery backed by an even faster 33W fast charging solution. The Redmi K20 Pro happens to have a 4,000mAh battery with 27W charging speeds. Clearly the Vivo V19 is a winner in terms of battery charging speeds.
Winner Vivo V19
Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Vivo V19 vs Redmi K20 Pro: Final verdict
It is clear that there is a tie between the Galaxy A51 and the Redmi K20 Pro. The Vivo V19 manages to win the battery category but not much else. If you are into good cameras and great display then the Galaxy A51 is for you. If you want better specs, then you should buy the Redmi K20 Pro.
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