Samsung's A Series is renowned for creating handsets that combine the best tech specs with mid-range prices, and the latest in the range - the Samsung Galaxy A51 and the Samsung Galaxy A71 - are no different. Offering cameras with multiple lenses, huge batteries and even bigger high-definition screens, there's a lot to love about both phones. The question is, which of Samsung's new A series range is right for you?
Samsung Galaxy A51 vs A71 - Design and Display
When it comes to the display, both the A51 and A71 are designed for fans who love plenty of viewing space. The A51 is the smaller of the two devices, with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED screen that provides vibrant, true-to-life colour and crystal-clear viewing. Samsung has really made the most of the space available too, and you can watch in widescreen thanks to barely-there bezels and an 87.4% screen-to-body ratio.
As for the Samsung Galaxy A71, you'll find a larger curved-edge screen that measures 6.7-inches. This Super AMOLED Plus display has incredible colour accuracy and refresh rates, and shares the same Full HD+ resolution as the A51.
Both the A51 and A71 have a unique, prism design on the rear too. This eye-catching design is available in a selection of colours, and has a glossy finish for an ultra-sleek look. As for weight, you'll always find using the two new A series phones comfortable; the A51 weighs 172g and the A71 weights just 179g.
Samsung Galaxy A51 vs A71 - Cameras
You'll find some seriously impressive camera specs on the Samsung Galaxy A51 and the Galaxy A71. Both devices have a quad-lens system sitting on the rear, with the larger and slightly more expensive A71 offering a few more megapixels on the main camera.
The Galaxy A71 has an advanced 64MP main camera, 12MP Ultra Wide camera, 5MP macro camera and a 5MP depth camera, while the A51 shares almost identical specs, replacing only the 64MP main camera with a 48MP main camera.
Both phones shoot in incredible quality, and are capable of taking pictures in all kinds of conditions - be it extra dark spaces or bright daylight. The 12MP Ultra Wide camera on both phones is can shoot at a 123-degree angle, while the 5MP macro camera is all about those close-ups. Fit more into the frame or focus on the smallest details, both cameras will give you the flexibility to do both.
The 5MP depth lens is a must for producing a bokeh effect, and on either phone there are multiple Live Focus effects to help your portrait pictures look their best.
As for the selfie camera, you'll have no problem finding your good side as the lens on both handsets measures 32MP. As for videos, you can shoot up to 4K, and Super Steady Mode helps to reduce unwanted shaking as you film on the go.
Samsung Galaxy A51 vs A71 - Power and Battery
Big batteries and fast processors lie at the core of the new A Series, with the Samsung Galaxy A71 offering the largest battery at 4,500mAh. With extra power to support a bigger screen, you can expect the Galaxy A71's battery to last all day long. In fact, you'll get up to 107 hours of audio playback with one charge, and thanks to 25W fast charging it won't take you long to power back up to 100%.
The Samsung Galaxy A51 has a 4,000 mAh battery and 15W charging, and its fuelled by an octa-core CPU and Android 10. This processor and operating system run behind the scenes of the A71 too, and both phones use Samsung's own customised interface - One UI 2.0 - to provide a more unique Samsung experience. Features like Dark Mode and a streamlined layout with handy shortcuts make both phones a breeze to use.
As for stroage space, don't worry - there's plenty. Either device is capable of storing an extra 512GB worth of media via a microSD card (sold separately).
Samsung Galaxy A51 vs A71 - Features
What else do the Samsung Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 have in store? To start, there's an On-Screen fingerprint scanner that's completely undetectable. Built into the screen of both A Series devices, it uses biometric authentication to safely but quickly allow you access - and all without taking up any space on the front of either phone.
Also hidden away from view is Samsung's new Game Booster. Designed to improve gaming performance, it'll cut out any distractions by turning off all notifications, all while optimising the device's temperature, memory use and battery to ensure the phone's focus is 100% directed towards your game.