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Vivo V19 Neo vs Samsung Galaxy A51: Specs Comparison


Two of the most popular names in the local smartphone scene just released their latest midrange offerings.

One of those brands is Vivo, who just brought the new Vivo V19 Neo in the country. Sitting in the sub-Php18,000 price range, it packs a couple of extra features for a complete midrange experience.

Samsung, on the other hand, also launched the Samsung Galaxy A51, the latest from the Korean tech giant’s most popular midrange line.


Just like the former, Samsung did not only cover the essentials on this phone, but also added a couple of novelty to make the price justified.

But which between these phones should you pay attention to? We find out in our Vivo V19 Neo versus Samsung Galaxy A51 specifications and features comparison.

Vivo V19 NeoSamsung Galaxy A51
Operating SystemAndroid 10
FunTouch OS 10
Android 10
One UI 2.0
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.44-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
91.38% screen-to-body ratio
6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
91.38% screen-to-body ratio
Processor2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core2.3GHz Exynos 9611 octa-core
GPUAdreno 616Mali-G72 MP3
expandable via microSD
expandable via microSD
Front Camera32-megapixel (f/2.0)
32-megapixel (f/2.2)
Rear Camera48-megapixel (f/1.8)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
2-megapixel (macro, f/2.4)
LED flash
Night Mode
Software Video Stabilization
48-megapixel (f/2.0)
12-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2)
5-megapixel (macro, f/2.4)
5-megapixel (depth sensor)
LED flash
Night Mode
Software Video Stabilization
AudioSingle loudspeaker
Headphone jack
Single loudspeaker
Headphone jack
SecurityIn-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
In-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Samsung Knox
ConnectivityHSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
FM Radio
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
Dimensions159.01 x 74.17 x 8.5mm158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9mm
BodyFront: Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
Back: Plastic
Frong: Gorilla Glass 3
Back: Plastic
ColorsGleam Black
Sleek Silver
Prism Crush Black
Prism Crush White
Prism Crush Pink
Prism Crush Blue
Battery4,500mAh battery
18W Flash Charge
15W fast charging


As we always say, designs are always subjective and differ from people to people. However, you ought to know that both devices have plastic backs that made looks like glass.


While on the front, both devices are protected with Corning Gorilla Glass, but Vivo didn’t care to mention what version they used. For a cleaner look, the Vivo V19 Neo has a punch hole on the top right, while the Samsung put it in its usual location — on the middle top of the Galaxy A51.

Personally, we like having the camera on the far corner as it’s less distracting, like what the V19 Neo has. But as for the design on the back, we liked the inconspicuous geometric shapes of the Galaxy A51. It’s also noticeably thinner, narrower, and lighter than the V19 Neo.


We also like the variety of color options that Samsung gave us as the Galaxy A51 is available in Prism Crush Pink and Blue, and your usual Black and White. Although, it seems that not all colors will be made available locally.

On the other hand, the Vivo V19 Neo is only available in contrasting Gleam Black and Sleek Silver options.

Display and Multimedia

Both smartphones use similar Super AMOLED screens, which is made by Samsung. They are also similar in size at about 6.5-inches with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. That should give you enough room for watching movies, multitaksing, reading small text, and more.


However, it’s a downer that neither these OLED screens have HDR support. A stereo speaker setup would have been nice, too, but we’re just glad that Samsung and Vivo kept the headphone jack, unlike what they did in their flagship devices.


A couple of benchmarks and performance reviews favors the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor of the V19 Neo over the Exynos 9611 chipset of the Samsung Galaxy A51.


The processors’ performance scores are actually neck and neck, but the Snapdragon 675 ended up winning by a margin. Plus, with its bigger 8GB of RAM, it could also beat the Galaxy A51’s multitasking capabilities.

Samsung One UI

However, Vivo used its clunky and overloaded FunTouch OS on the V19 Neo, while the Galaxy A51 has a lighter and more streamline Samsung One UI that may help speed things up.


Sitting on the same price range, both devices had some of the best cameras they can have for the price. They both have 48-megapixel main and 32-megapixel selfie cameras.


However, it’s a bit disappointing that the main shooter on the Galaxy A51 only had an f/2.0 aperture, thus, limiting the cameras ability to take brighter and overall better photos, when compared to the f/1.8 of the V19 Neo.

But, Samsung makes up for it by having a sharper ultra-wide, macro, and depth sensor cameras. Personally, we’d still go with Samsung on this round.



The numbers on our specs comparison table above states the obvious: the Vivo V19 Neo wins this round.


As you saw, it has a 4,500mAh battery that should last a few hours longer than the 4,000mAh of the Galaxy A51. The 18W fast charger should also fill it up faster than the 15W on the competition.


Since they have OLED screens, both devices were able to have in-display fingerprint scanners. But if your fingers are too sweaty or greasy, there’s the face unlock that uses the selfie camera to recognize your face.


However, Samsung is taking security a step further with its Samsung Knox feature. It’s built on the phone’s hardware and software to offer multi-layer security.

Another missing feature on the V19 Neo that the Galaxy A51 has is NFC. Not a lot of people might use it, but for those who have NFC-enabled accessories, it will help you pair your device by simply tapping them with each other. It’s also used for cashless payments with select banking apps and physical stores.


Since they’re basically the same price, you can’t go wrong with these two.

Obviously, if specs — and specs alone — is what you’re after, the Vivo V19 Neo offers a slightly more powerful processor, bigger RAM, larger battery, and better primary camera. You can check out our full review for more details.


However, the Samsung Galaxy A51’s slimmer body and cleaner interface makes it a more appealing device to use as a daily driver.

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