You don’t need to spend a large amount of money to get a proper smartphone experience.

That’s why we have midrange devices like the Samsung Galaxy A51. Besides its killer design and unique display, it has hardware that can help you accomplish whatever you need to do.


Coming from the same line as the popular Galaxy A50 family, the A51 is expected to be a hit in the midrange market.

However, a new contender has entered the scene. Meet the new POCO X2, the much-awaited follow up to the popular Pocophone F1 from a year ago.


Here in our POCO X2 versus Samsung Galaxy A51 specifications and features comparison, we want to see which between these two devices should you get. Are you team Samsung? or POCO-slash-Xiaomi? Let’s start!

 POCO X2Samsung Galaxy A51
Operating SystemAndroid 10
Android 10
One UI 2.0
Dual Standby (Hybrid)
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.67-inch FHD+ LCD
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
HDR 10
120Hz refresh rate
6.5-inch Infinity-O FHD+ Super AMOLED display
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor2.2GHz Qualcomm
Snapdragon 730G
2.3GHz Exynos 9611 octa-core
GPUAdreno 618 GPUMali-G72 MP3
expandable via microSD up to 512GB
Front camera20-megapixel
2-megapixel punch-hole
front cameras
32-megapixel f/2.2
Rear Camera64-megapixel (f/1.9)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2)
2-megapixel (macro)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
rear cameras, PDAF,
dual-tone flash
48-megapixel (f/1.8)
12-megapixel (f/2.2)
5-megapixel (macro)
5-megapixel (depth sensor)
LED Flash
AudioHeadphone jack
Super Linear Speaker
Golden Ears
audio experts
Headphone jack
Single loudspeaker
fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
In-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Connectivity4G LTE, VoLTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,
dual-band, MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0
dual-band GPS,
Headphone jack
USB Type-C
WiFi 803.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
FM Radio
GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
USB Type-C
Dimensions165.3 x 76.6 x 8.79mm158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9mm
ColorsPhoenix Red
Atlantis Blue
Matrix Purple
White Sparkling Crush
Black Crush Diamond
Green Crush
27W charger
15W fast charging
Price6GB/64GB: Rs 15,999 (~Php11,500)
6GB/128GB: Rs 16,999 (~Php12,200)
8GB/256GB: Rs 19,999 (~Php14,300)
EUR 370 (~Php20,897.00)

Update (6/24/20, 11:21PM): Samsung Galaxy A51 price in

I guess we have a clear winner here. While the Galaxy A51 is expected to be a hit for Samsung, the specs table above clearly shows that the POCO X2 has better features for a lot less asking price.


The main lead that the POCO X2 has is in the display department. This thing has a bigger 6.67-inch FHD+ resolution, versus the 6.5-inch screen on the Galaxy A51.

It also has sturdier Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (versus Gorilla Glass 3) and even HDR 10 support. To top it off, it also has a whopping 120Hz refresh rate — which is, by itself, already a rare find in midrange devices like this.

But to the Samsung Galaxy A51’s credit, it does come with a Super AMOLED screen. It shall offer better colors and deep contrast than the IPS screen of the latter.


The processor used on both devices look similar. However, a lot of performance reviews and benchmark scores are favoring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor on the POCO X2 than the Exynos 9611 chipset on the Samsung Galaxy A51.

As if that’s not enough, Xiaomi also took the win in the battery department. The POCO X2 has a bigger 4,500mAh battery with a faster 27W charging technology. Samsung’s bet is stuck with a 4,000mAh battery and a slower 15W charging speed.



The POCO X2 takes another big win in the camera department. This handset comes with a whopping 64-megapixel primary sensor — a leap from the 48-megapixel camera that the Galaxy A51 has.

However, the Samsung device does come with a sharper 12-megapixel ultra-wide and 5-megapixel camera for the macro and depth sensors.

The former might come with a dedicated depth sensor for selfies, but the Galaxy A51’s larger 32-megapixel front-facing camera will surely deliver learer selfies.


Another small win that the Samsung Galaxy A51 has is its advanced in-display fingerprint scanner. However, we’ve seen how slow this tech is in our Galaxy A50s review. So we might be better off with the side-mounted fingerprint on the POCO X2.

Well, that’s it for now. Clearly, the POCO X2 takes home the bacon in this specs battle over the new Samsung Galaxy A51.

Their pricing and availability details here in the Philippines are yet to be announced. Make sure you stay tuned as we’ll be bringing you with more updates once they become available.

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