Samsung Galaxy M51 is the latest offering from the company in the M series. Galaxy M51 marks the return of Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC on a Galaxy M series device. With the Galaxy M51, Samsung is introducing a 7,000mAh battery, which is the largest ever seen on a smartphone. Samsung Galaxy M51 seems like a value for money package overall based on the specification, but how does it hold up against the current mid-range bestseller, OnePlus Nord. Let’s dive into the specification comparison to find out.
Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord 5G: Price in India
Samsung Galaxy M51 retails for Rs. 24,999 for 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant while the higher memory variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage costs Rs. 26,999. OnePlus Nord costs Rs. 24,999 for 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, Rs. 27,999 for 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, while 12GB RAM and 256GB storage variant costs Rs. 29,999.
Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord 5G: Design
Samsung Galaxy M51 and OnePlus Nord 5G both feature a modern bezel-less display with a punch-hole notch. Samsung Galaxy M51 has a glasstic back while the OnePlus Nord has a glass sandwich design with plastic chassis. Samsung Galaxy M51 weighs 213 grams while the OnePlus Nord weighs 184 grams. Galaxy M51 is available in Celestial Black and Electric Blue colour variants while the OnePlus Nord comes in Blue Marble and Gray Onyx colour variants.
Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord 5G: Display
Samsung Galaxy M51 features a 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 × 1080 and 20:9 aspect. The display on the Samsung Galaxy M51 comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and has a single punch-hole notch in the center, which the company the Infinity-O display. OnePlus Nord comes with a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 × 2400, resulting in a pixel density of 408 ppi. The display on the OnePlus Nord comes with 90Hz refresh rate, which the company calls Fluid AMOLED. Protected under Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, the display on the OnePlus Nord has a 20:9 aspect ratio. The higher refresh rate 90Hz display on the OnePlus Nord certainly gives it an edge over the competition.
Winner: OnePlus Nord
Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord 5G: Performance
Samsung Galaxy M51 packs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor built on 8nm process which gets coupled with Adreno 618 GPU, up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM, and UFS 2.1 storage. OnePlus Nord sports an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC built on 7nm process with Adreno 620 GPU, up to 12GB LPDDR4x RAM, and UFS 2.1 storage. OnePlus Nord features a better and newer SoC compared to the one found on the Samsung Galaxy M51.
Winner: OnePlus Nord
Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord 5G: Cameras
Coming to the optics, Samsung Galaxy M31s also packs a 64MP quad-rear camera setup with a Sony IMX682 primary sensor that has f/1.8 aperture, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 123° field of view and f/2.2 aperture, a 5MP macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. OnePlus Nord, on the other hand, packs a 48MP quad-rear camera setup with a Sony IMX586 primary sensor that has f/1.75 aperture and OIS support, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 119° field of view and f/2.25 aperture, a 2MP macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
Coming to the front shooter, Samsung Galaxy M51 packs a 32MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture, while the OnePlus Nord has a 32MP dual-front camera setup with a Sony IMX616 sensor that has f/2.45 aperture, and an 8MP ultra-wide camera with 105° field of view and f/2.45 aperture. Samsung Galaxy M51 has higher resolution sensors but the ultra-wide-angle front shooter on the OnePlus Nord gives it an advantage.
Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord 5G: Battery and Charging
Samsung is marketing Galaxy M51 as the meanest monster, as it has a mammoth battery. It packs a 7,000mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. On the other hand, OnePlus Nord packs a 4,115mAh battery with 30W WRAP charging support. These devices feature Type-C charging ports, Samsung is bundling a Type-C to Type-C charging cable with the Galaxy M51 compared to Type-A to Type-C cable on the OnePlus Nord. The battery capacity on the OnePlus Nord is good enough but Samsung Galaxy M51 packs roughly 80% extra battery compared to it.
Winner: Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord 5G: Verdict
OnePlus Nord gets an advantage over the Samsung Galaxy M51 as it packs a 90Hz refresh rate display, in-display fingerprint sensor, a faster processor, supports 5G, and is compact to hold. Samsung Galaxy M51, on the other hand, has an 80% larger battery and retains the 3.5mm headphone jack. OnePlus Nord 5G seems like a better device overall, but it costs slightly more compared to Galaxy M51.