I mainly bought this phone for the camera which does live up the expectations based on much research. Pictures are sharp, colours good, and there is a full manual option to get the best out of each scene. I don't like the fiddly charging port and some of the functions are not very user friendly. The battery size should give better performance, it drains very quickly - maybe a lot of background stuff going on?
Purchased in March 2021 at Kogan.com for $397.00.
- Verified purchase
Nice phone at a good price... Unless something goes wrong
Right out the box, screen the is fantastic, camera takes quality pics and performance is spot on! However for the following reason I will be unlikely to ever buy another Samsung electronic device.
What they don't tell you is that there is a liquid damage indicator strip just inside the Simcard opening which can be triggered from sweat while being in your pocket. If this happens, it will void the manufacturers warranty due to "water damage" and all remedies will be refused regardless of the cause of the fault in question. I learned this the hard way, once they see any marking on the LDI, all investigation stops and is stated as water damage, even if the fault seems completely unrelated.
Purchased in September 2020 at Toby Deals for $375.00.
poor battery and audio connection
Ive been using this phone for about 7 months, I have found that I have to recharge during the day. I do play some games but not during the day also when on a call I have found it drops calls and sometimes the sound is poor so you have to ask for repeats of conversation. When answering a call it doesnt accept my swipe to connect and I mostly have to call people back. My last 3 phones have been Samsungs and I am quite disappointed with this one.
Purchased in March 2019 at Harvey Norman for $499.00.
Screen died around 4 months after purchase. Warranty claim denied, then belatedly honoured.
At around 4 months after purchase, the screen started to die pixel-by-pixel and was completely dead by the end of the day. It took 4 weeks to gain an appointment at the Samsung Experience Centre to check the phone in for service (yesterday). Today, I was told that Samsung would not repair the phone under warranty. The phone has never been dropped, or handled roughly in any way. Draw your own conclusions about the value of a Samsung warranty and the quality of the A51 phone.
17/3/21 - Update. After I made it emphatically clear that I would ...not accept the initial refusal to repair under warranty, I received a text message stating that the unit would be repaired free-of-charge as a "goodwill gesture". I consider that this is ONLY what should have been agreed to in the first place. 4 days later the phone arrived, having been satisfactorily repaired. However: The phone was repaired by a sub-contracted company called Premium Repair Services in Oakleigh. Owing to an error by this company I also received someone else's very expensive folding phone in my delivery. I contacted this company immediately and the phone was picked up from me the next day. In every respect my experience of owning this phone and having a warranty repair carried out has been terrible. Any manufactured item can fail, but a manufacturer may be judged by how it deals with such occurrences. I own 4 Samsung screen devices and consider myself fortunate that none of them has needed a repair until now.
Purchased in October 2020 at Officeworks Online store for $550.00.
great phone just hope you don't need to deal with customer service
Screen died after 4 months. Phone's good and partner's we got at the same time is fine. Been 2 weeks and I'm still trying to organise service for the phone.
Purchased in September 2019.
Does a good job for its price point
Firstly. Inhad the phone 2 days, dripped it 6m and it got a slight bend in the case, is still working fine 6months.
Have had flagship phones since the s4 and while this isnt as fast or as fancy as the S20 Its not supposed to be otherwise why have the 20 priced where it is.
Overall have had no issue with the phone at all
Purchased in July 2020.
- Verified purchase
Dismayed With Quality & Lack of Immediate Support
I purchased the A51 in October 2020 and was not impressed with the lag when using the internet.
Less than 3 months after purchase I thought the phone would not turn on; it was on but I had a black screen rendering it useless.
Located in Wollongong, NSW the nearest service centre was 80km away so i was told to post it to them which i did through the place of purchase and was advised it would be 7 working days before it would even be assessed.
Whilst I am certain it will be repaired under warranty, ths lack of service centres and reasonable...response times is making me question is it time to go back to Apple. As a small business owner my phone is a mandatory requirement and whilst I am currently using one of my previous handsets, I upgraded that as it does not hold charge. To say i am extremely disappointed would be an understatement.
Purchased in October 2020 at Officeworks for $588.00.
Not a good phone
Well, right from day 1 apps, pages even writing emails very laggy, 3 months on same, now pages and apps locking all the time. Turned phone off then on again (as suggested) which I shouldn't have to do! Also maintained software updates (as suggested) no improvement only battery life average, during a recent phone call phone goes silent and up comes a button resume call! sorry I left Apple.
Purchased in October 2020.
Worse phone I have ever owned
I loved the Samsung S range but I have had nothing but trouble with the A51 and have had one replaced already after only three months use. The phone is unreliable and often cuts out during calls. My Daughter had an A50 which also died after a few months but due to a tiny crack in the corner of the screen she wasn't able to replace it under warranty. Despite always buying Samsung I'm considering trying an iPhone after this one.
Purchased in May 2020.
Decent phone - Like the wide angle camera, battery and screen
It's a decent phone. I've had this for about 3 weeks now (received as gift) to replace an S7 (incredible phone for the time, and still decent today although no OS updates mean some aps won't run, a 4 year worn battery and beginning to hit the limits of RAM these days, though a reset will speed it up for a while).
So far this one seems faster than the S7 even though it isn't a flagship. screen is very nice. 6GB of ram certainly helps. Great battery life. Initially I though it was too big, but now I think the S7 is too small. (funny how a few wee...
Purchased in December 2020.
Terrible, broken and warped within 3 weeks
Bought this phone and it seemed like a good phone at first with lots of features, but my happiness turned to dismay and anger. The phone seemed to be suffering from overheating issues and within 3 weeks it had warped it's shape and would no longer charge up power, basically died without power. In less than 3 weeks out of the box!
I took it back to JB HiFi and they refused to replace it because of the warping from the heat and said it could only be sent away to be assessed for repair, and I may also have to PAY for the cost of repairs on top of that. A brand new phone!
I feel totally RIPPED OFF and upset with my experience shopping with JB HiFi and Samsung. Do not waste your money, buyer beware!
Purchased in November 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $529.00.
Not as good as hoped
Design is nicer than my old edge S7.
Camera is good, colours are bright and love the wide angle camera!
However, finger print sensor is rubbish, half the time it doesn't work, and I've registered my thumb print 3 times hoping it would more accurately read it but nope. Face recognition is about the same too.
When talking on the phone, the sensor than would normally turn the phone screen off sometimes doesn't work and next minute you have loud speaker yelling in your ear or you're pushing buttons with your cheek
Have to hold camera still so...it doesn't blur. And don't bother zooming in on taken pick as they're not very clear after a certain point. Still much better than my S7 edge phone. For the price you pay the camera is great, would still expect the finger print sensor and the screen to turn off during a call for that price though
Purchased in November 2020 at Officeworks for $499.00.
Great display, camera , storages 128 gig. Paid 420 at jb hifi because they price matched. Phone is fast does everything you need and more. For the money it is great better then my old Samsung s7. Very happy with the phone and the battery is good
Purchased in November 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $415.00.
Poor quality matetials
Really let down thought Samsung was supposed to he a great brand. Poor quality screan. Scratched up within a month of using it. The running of it is ok and user friendly.
Purchased in July 2020 for $570.00.
A good phone. Excellent value for money.
I bought this phone for my wife to replace her old S4. After extensive researching, the A51 came up trumps with value for money, features and ease of use. I have the S9, which I am happy with, but the A51 has a longer battery life, a very good screen and better camera. Not too fussed about the lack of wireless charging. Very happy with the purchase. Paid $510.00.
Purchased for $510.00.
After having Galaxy S series, which are now are a bit pricey, I decided to go for the A series, after extensive research decided on the A51. Its a good phone , took some tweaking, after researching its traits, and works well. Audio is good as far as calls go, but the one thing I miss on all Samsungs ( now ) is the blue light missed call indicator, although I found an app which pretty much does performs the same purpose.
Purchased in June 2020 for $530.00.
Worst samsung mobile
This is a really slow mobile compared with other models, even A50. The camera is worst as well
A lot of issues with the built-in app. Most problematic is the earpiece. After purchasing A51 online from samsung, since the day 1, I am having issue with sound of the earpiece. Seems like they obviously sell faulty product online.
Hardly hear any sound. One of my mate had another issue as well.
And dealing with samsung regarding any warranty claim is like a nightmare. I gave my A51 to samsung service centre for assessment/repair. Its been more tha...n 10 days, still saying same shit that they are looking into it and case officer will contact with me soon. Probably will wait another 4/5 days and then will make a formal complaint to ombudsmen/tio. I would rather say samsung often send faulty product to customer who purchase product online. Will never buy samsung product online. I would rather recommend to go retailer and buy product from them so for issue you will deffintly get a replacement/refund.
|Features||3.5mm Headphone Jack and Expandable Storage|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Blue or Black|
|Dimensions||158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm|
|Pixel Density||405 ppi|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Battery Size||4,000 mAh|
|Internal Storage||128 GB|
|Memory (RAM)||6 GB|
|Max Video Resolution||2160p (Ultra HD, 4K)|
|Rear Camera(s)||48MP Wide, 12MP Ultrawide, 5MP Macro, 5MP Depth Senseor|
|Front Camera(s)||32MP Wide|
|Release date||Dec 2019|
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