Samsung Galaxy A51 Vs Note 10 Lite: The Difference You Should Know

Samsung Galaxy A51 Vs Note 10 Lite
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Samsung A51Note 10 Lite
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PROSPROS
Solid build, great finish. Android 10. Can handle high-end games like PUBG well.Premium and strongly built. Intuitive S Pen stylus features. Large 20:9 aspect ratio screen. Versatile camera features. Value for Money. Good battery life.
CONSCONS
Some One UI 2.0 features missing. Speaker could have been better. Limited usability for the macro camera.No high-refresh rate display. No water resistance. Two year old processor. Fingerprint reader behaves erraticly. Camera could be better tuned.

SPECIFICATIONS

NETWORKSAMSUNG A51NOTE 10 LITE
TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTE
SpeedHSPA, LTE-AHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
LAUNCHSAMSUNG A51NOTE 10 LITE
Announced2019, December2020, January 3
StatusAvailable. Released 2019, DecemberAvailable. Released 2020, January 21
BODYSAMSUNG A51NOTE 10 LITE
Dimensions158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm (6.24 x 2.90 x 0.31 in)163.7 x 76.1 x 8.7 mm (6.44 x 3.00 x 0.34 in)
Weight172 g (6.07 oz)199 g (7.02 oz)
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYSAMSUNG A51NOTE 10 LITE
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio)6.7 inches, 107.8 cm2 (~86.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi density)1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~394 ppi density)
PLATFORMSAMSUNG A51NOTE 10 LITE
OSAndroid 10.0; One UI 2Android 10.0; One UI 2
ChipsetExynos 9611 (10nm)Exynos 9810 (10 nm)
CPUOcta-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G72 MP3Mali-G72 MP18
MEMORYSAMSUNG A51NOTE 10 LITE
Card slotmicroSDXC (dedicated slot)microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
MAIN CAMERASAMSUNG A51NOTE 10 LITE
Modules48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF

12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)

5 MP, f/2.4, 25mm (macro), 1/5.0″, 1.12µm

5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)
12 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS

12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom

12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
FeaturesLED flash, panorama, HDRLED flash, panorama, HDR
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps; gyro-EIS2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps; gyro-EIS
SELFIE CAMERASAMSUNG A51NOTE 10 LITE
Modules32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm32 MP, f/2.2, 25mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
FeaturesHDRHDR
Video1080p@30fps2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps; gyro-EIS
SOUNDSAMSUNG A51NOTE 10 LITE
LoudspeakerYesYes
3.5mm jackYesYes
COMMUNICATIONSAMSUNG A51NOTE 10 LITE
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFCYesYes
Infrared port
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURESSAMSUNG A51NOTE 10 LITE
SensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compassFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERYSAMSUNG A51NOTE 10 LITE
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
MISCSAMSUNG A51NOTE 10 LITE
ColorsPrism Crush Black, White, Blue, PinkAura Glow, Aura Black, Aura Red

DESIGN

Samsung A51:

This Samsung handset still boss a rather attractive finish. You may not get those premium edge display aesthetics but the Galaxy A51 still has pleasingly skinny bezels and that curved back makes for a comfortable fit in the hand. Samsung has prism effect at the back which basically vomits out a rainbow splash of colour, when it catches the light.

Samsung Note 10 Lite:

When I first held the phone, I couldn’t feel a huge difference in weight although that the Note 10 Lite is supposed to be heavier. And then there’s 3 cameras at the back and also a flash, where it has a brand new square camera design, with absolutely no camera bump. So there’s no issues typing this on a surface.

And then the front has a flat screen design like all mid-range phones are right now, so that is good news for those of you who never liked a curved screen. And yes, it has in-display fingerprint sensor.

Now looking at the ports and buttons, looking down below there is the USB-C port, so that’s good. But, on the left hand side, you’ll find the headphones jack.

And also you’ll find a single mono-firing speaker instead of stereo like the other two Note devices. And yes, since this is also a Note, you’ll find the S Pen down over here.

Then you’ll find the power button and also the volume rockers are on the right instead of the left, where you’ll find a dual-SIM card slot and also a microSD card slot which supports up to 1TB of storage.

CAMERA

Samsung A51:

Now having four cameras seems to be a normal these days for mid-range phone.

  • 48 Megapixel (f/2.0, Main Camera)
  • 12 Megapixel (f/2.2 Ultra-Wide)
  • 5 Megapixel (f/2.4 Macro)
  • Depth Sensor
  • 32 Megapixel Selfie Camera (f/2.2)

Now pictures for the main lens for a Samsung phone has been improved vastly ever since they upgraded to the latest ONE UI. And it was the same here with great quality and dynamic range for the photos.

And then looking at the Portrait mode it was really nice outdoors especially with the dedicated depth sensor with stunning background separation which look like it was taken on a flagship phone.

Then looking at the Ultra-wide angle lens, again, this 12mm lens combine with the image processing made the photos to have no distortion at the edges.

Then as for the Night mode, it did have a great balance of highlights and shadows to ensure that the photos did not look like a fake type of photos at night, which some other phones have and also tend to do.

Then as for the front camera, it comes with a 32 Megapixel F 2.2 aperture. And here’s where I was really impressed with the front camera’s photo quality, where the images really felt like it was taken on a flagship phone again, since Samsung has done their magic on the image processing especially for the live focus mode and yes, there’s a slightly wide mode for the front camera as well.

Samsung Note 10 Lite:

Now looking at the 3 camera specs.

  • 12 Megapixel (f/1.7, Main Camera)
  • 12 Megapixel (f/1.2 Ultra-Wide)
  • 12 Megapixel (f/2.4 Telephoto)
  • 32 Megapixel Selfie Camera (f/2.2)

Pictures for the main lens was great since it is using the latest One UI which gives a better image processing, and yes, there was great consistency in all of the images when switching lenses as well.

Now the portrait mode was also nice with great background separation, even there is no depth sensor like the highest Note 10 Plus variant.

As for the Ultrawide angle lens, I’ve always loved how the images turn out for the Ultrawide angle lens, where Samsung usually make sure there is no distortion at the side when taking photos using the lens.

As for the Night mode I was honestly blown away by the images where the image processing for the night shots seems to be the biggest strength of this phone’s camera where there was a huge difference when activating the Night mode.

As for the front camera, the image quality was amazing. And what’s cool is that during the selfie mode there’s also the option to change between a slightly wide mode in the Camera app, and yes, that mode is also available for the portrait selfie, where the images also look really nice, with amazing bokeh.

Then as for video, the rear camera records up to UHD 4K 2160P up to 30 frames per second instead of 60 frames per second like the other Note devices where the videos look nice and had a very high quality range where you can change the focal length of the lens even during recording, which was really nice.

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DISPLAY

Samsung A51:

The screen to body ratio on the A51 is really impressive for a mid-range phone and I personally dig the fact that the display is flat, no curving on the display edges.

This is an AMOLED panel, so not only are the viewing angles great but the phone can seriously save some battery with dark mode.

The display panel is 6.5 inch with the resolution of 2400 by 1080. It’s got a very good vibrancy in terms of the colors. The only complaint I have about this panel is actually the brightness, still outdoor visibility is good.

Samsung Note 10 Lite:

It comes with 6.7 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. And as expected, viewing videos on YouTube and Netflix was great.

AUDIO

Samsung A51:

The single bottom speaker quality is decent. There’s a 3.5 millimeter audio jack on the A51 for headphones. The speaker on top will be used for your phone calls. There’s a lot of volume and not a lot of distortion.

Samsung Note 10 Lite:

It is a mono-firing speaker, but it did sound great I did find that it had a very good volume with nice highs with a decent bass as well.

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PERFORMANCE

Samsung A51:

At the heart of the A51 is Samsung’s new Exynos 9611 chipset. Actually, the A51 performance scores are lower than the majority of his competitors. It won’t let you down with everyday tasks but I wouldn’t choose this phone if I were planning to do some heavy gaming.

Samsung Note 10 Lite:

Now as for gaming, playing games like PUBG was great, with no complains, and of course no heating issues when playing games really long on the phone.

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SOFTWARE

Samsung A51:

This phone comes with Android 10 out of the box with OneUI 2.0 and having used this Android skin it’s hard to like any other. The UI is so easy to get used to and everything is just there.

I must say that I really like the changes to it from the previous version of the OneUI.

The transition seems so much faster and smooth as well. The layout of items has been managed differently and for good while the camera’s UI has improved too.

Overall, the UI looks more colorful and managed.

Samsung Note 10 Lite:

It is shipped with the latest Android 10, with the brand new One UI version 2 skin which again is one of my favourite since I have been using the One UI 2 a lot as my daily driver for the Note 10 Plus. And I still love it, and it has no issues whatsoever.

BATTERY

Samsung A51:

The heavy usage is no challenge for the A51 with its 4000 mAh battery which will always get you through your day. 3 hours of watching YouTube only took 20% of the battery which equals out to potentially 15 hours of YouTube on a single charge. And a half hour of gaming took only five percent of the battery meaning there is plenty of room for heavy usage and still having lots of juice left for your basic tasks. Fast charging is here on the A51 which will get you 70% in 1 hour and up to 100% in 1.5 hours.

Samsung Note 10 Lite:

I’ve only managed to get about 5 hours and 25 minutes of screen on time when I was at 10% battery. To be honest, I was expecting a bit more. But I guess this boils down to a better processor that the highest flagship of the Note 10 Plus has, compared to the Lite variant, where there is a fast charging present in the phone, but there’s no wireless charging so keep that in mind.

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WHICH ONE YOU SHOULD BUY?

Overall winner is the Note 10 Lite because it has S-pen, good camera’s, and better performance. But if you want to save some money then you should buy A51.

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