The new Galaxy M51 is the record holder in Samsung’s M line. It got a huge 7000mAh battery, but it remains quite lightweight and compact. Previously, only models of the M21 and M31 series could boast of this – they have a 6000 mAh battery. But Samsung, it seems, is not going to stop and continues to increase its smartphones’ autonomy.
Design and display
- 6.7 ”, 1080×2400 pixels. (FHD +), Super AMOLED Plus
- Plastic case
We are used to the fact that a gadget with a large battery is such a heavy “brick,” more like a murder weapon than a phone. But today, a capacious battery can fit into a slim body like the Galaxy M51. Outwardly, the smartphone is no different from other modern models, except that it weighs a little more than average – 213 grams.
The display is made based on an AMOLED matrix – very high quality and bright. With such a screen, it is convenient to use a night theme: the interface’s background in it becomes completely dark, and the smartphone also saves energy since it does not highlight black pixels.
- 7000 mAh
- USB-C, Fast Charge 25W, Reverse Charge
We expected good battery life from the Galaxy M51 most of all, so we checked it first.
For half an hour of 720p YouTube video playback at medium brightness and Wi-Fi on, the smartphone lost only 2% of its charge. A full battery lasts 25 hours of online viewing. If you are not going to watch videos all day, but use messengers, a browser and periodically answer calls, then the gadget will last even longer without recharging – one and a half to two days for sure.
The M51 also has a reverse charging function: if you use a USB-C to USB-C wire, you can use your smartphone as a power bank and charge other gadgets from it.
Performance and equipment
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor, Adreno 618 video chip
- Memory 6/128 GB, microSD support up to 512 GB
- Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Android 10 One UI 2.1
Today, even smartphones can run top games, not to mention models like the Galaxy M51. The gadget runs on a fresh eight-core Snapdragon 730G, made using an 8 nm process technology. The letter “G” in the name indicates that the processor is optimized for gaming. And it really is – it plays all heavy 3D games at high and medium settings with a comfortable fps level.
When gaming, you can use the Game Launcher application, which adjusts performance, collects a library with your games, and maintains detailed statistics of when and what you played.
- Main camera: 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
- Front camera: 32 MP (F2.2)
The Galaxy M51 camera left a double impression – on the one hand, it has an excellent main sensor from Sony with a resolution of 64 megapixels and a high-quality sensor for macro. Still, on the other hand, it has a weak “shirk” and no optical zoom.
There are four sensors in total: the main (64 Mp, F1.8), the depth sensor (5 Mp), the ultra-wide-angle camera (12 Mp, the viewing angle 123 degrees), and the macro (5 Mp).
In automatic mode, you can shoot at both 64 megapixels and 16 megapixels – the smartphone combines neighboring pixels to reduce the picture’s size and increase its quality. Although the camera supports AI processing, it does not increase saturation and does not brighten colors by default. To make the subject look better than it actually is (or at least as well), you need to use filters or Beauty mode for portraits. It is also possible to create your own filters with preset color settings.
Should you buy the Galaxy M51
The smartphone will be an excellent choice for those who need a super-autonomous gadget – it will last about two days without recharging, and then it will be able to charge from the supplied charger quickly. It is also worth praising the powerful processor and good equipment in the form of an AMOLED screen, 128 GB of internal memory, NFC, and a separate slot for SIM cards and microSD. However, there are also disadvantages: a rather mediocre ultra-wide-angle camera and a poor package. I would like to see a silicone case and headphones included.