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 X2||Samsung Galaxy A51|
|Operating System||Android 10|
One UI 2.0
Dual Standby (Hybrid)
|Display||6.67-inch FHD+ LCD|
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
120Hz refresh rate
|6.5-inch Infinity-O FHD+ Super AMOLED display|
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
|2.3GHz Exynos 9611 octa-core|
|GPU||Adreno 618 GPU||Mali-G72 MP3|
expandable via microSD up to 512GB
|Rear Camera||64-megapixel (f/1.9)|
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
rear cameras, PDAF,
5-megapixel (depth sensor)
Super Linear Speaker
|In-display fingerprint scanner|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, VoLTE|
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,
Galileo, GLONASS, BDS, A-GPS
WiFi 803.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
|Dimensions||165.3 x 76.6 x 8.79mm||158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9mm|
|White Sparkling Crush|
Black Crush Diamond
15W fast charging
|Price||6GB/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.