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Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by Valorreviews(m): 1:31pm On Jun 08, 2020
Hello guys,

The Samsung A31, it's the latest A-series smartphone in town, I compared it to the Samsung A51 and the results might shock you.

For the Price: the Samsung A31 is the cheaper device. It cost N102,000 while the Samsung A51 cost N128,000. There is a difference of N26,000 between these two smartphones and the reason is the Samsung A51 has better cameras, That's it. Before i compare the cameras, let's talk about the build quality.

Build quality:
Both phones have plastic or glastic at the rear but at the front, the Samsung A51 has corning gorilla 3 for a bit of protection while the Samsung A31 has glass at the front. But Don't let that deceive you, if both phones fall face down without a screen protector, wahala go dey oh. The button placement on both phones are virtually the same here, you have the volume and power button on the right side, they both have a noise-canceling mic at the top, dual sim tray and memory card slot on the left side, a 3.5mm audio jack, a micro USB type c port, a mic, and a mono speaker at the bottom. The camera arrangement is identical with the exception of the LED flashlight. At the front, if you haven’t noticed it already, the Samsung A31 has a notch that is hiding the 20MP front-facing camera and putting it next to the dot display of the Samsung A51, it kinda looks old fashion. Moving down south, The Samsung A31 has a slightly larger bezel but that shouldn’t put you off, I mean it’s not that big.

For build quality, they are basically the same, you can even use the same case for both phones. The only difference is the Samsung A51 has corning gorilla glass 3 at the front and that's it.

The Display
For the display, I am happy to let you know that you get virtually the same display on both phones. They both come with a Super AMOLED 1080p panel and quality-wise, they are indistinguishable. The only difference here is the Samsung A51 is slightly bigger, it comes with a 6.5-inch display while the Samsung A31 comes with a 6.4inch display. The display on the two phones makes sense. Both smartphones have the optical fingerprint scanners on the display and they unlock almost the same time. So in the display department, there's nothing to separate these two smartphones.

Performance.
What about the performance, well this is where things get a little bit confusing. The Samsung A31 comes with a mediatek helio P65 chipset while the Samsung A51 comes with an Exynos 9611 chipset. Running the antutu benchmark, the Samsung A51 is the faster device but when I ran the geek bench test, the A31 performs better than the Samsung A51. I checked Versus.com and to them, the Mediatek Helio P65 chipset is the better chipset.

let’s launch some apps and see which is faster. Starting off with PubG, the Samsung A31 loads it faster. I tried out subway surfers and the result is the same, The Samsung A31 is faster. The difference in performance isn’t much but I honestly thought the Samsung A51 would be much faster than the Samsung A31. Looks like the Samsung A31 can hold its ground against its bigger brother. Playing PUbg on the A31 isn’t bad, the highest graphics settings is HD and frame rate at High. the Samsung A51 isn’t bad either but if I am to pick a phone to play games on, I’ll take something else.

Moving on to the cameras, the Samsung A31 comes with a 20MP front-facing camera while the Samsung A51 comes with a 32MP front-facing camera. The Samsung A51 has a better front-facing camera as it captures more details. For portrait mode, both take good pictures but where the Samsung A51 flexes on the A31 is in the video mode. The Samsung A51 front camera can record in 4k while the Samsung A31 is limited to 1080p.

For the rear, both smartphones have a 48MP main camera and honestly, pictures taken with the main sensor look identical to me.
Unfortunately, the Samsung A31 doesn’t have night mode, the A51 takes the cake here.
Moving to the wide-angle lens, the Samsung A51 has a 12MP wide-angle camera while the Samsung A31 has an 8MP wide-angle camera. At first glance, they look identical but when you zoom in, the 12MP wide camera captures more details. Both smartphones come with a 5mp depth and 5mp macro sensor. Again, in the video mode, the Samsung A51 outperforms the A31. A51 can record in 4k while the A31 is stuck on 1080P. A51 also has video stabilization and the A31 doesn’t.

The Samsung A51 wins in the camera department but it loses in the next comparison and that’s the battery department.
The Samsung A31 comes with a 5,000mah battery while the Samsung A51 comes with a 4,000 mah battery. Both smartphones are capable of fast charging, they both come with a 15watts fast charger. For the Battery department, the Samsung A31 wins as it has the bigger battery.

Now to round things up, with the Samsung A51, you get a slightly, and I mean slightly bigger display, better cameras, and a modern look.

On the other hand, with the Samsung A31, you get the same gorgeous display just like what you have on the Samsung A51, you get a bigger battery, same fast charging, same performance, same build quality at a more affordable price. What you miss out on are good cameras.

If you don’t care about the camera, it’s not like they take bad pictures to begin with and you want to save some money, the Samsung A31 is the device to go for. It matches the Samsung A51 in terms of performance, build quality, display, and beats it in battery life.


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Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by MedoUnboxing(m): 1:37pm On Jun 08, 2020
A31 wink
Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by Samoginni(m): 9:58pm On Jun 09, 2020
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Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by Mohbola(f): 9:13pm On Jun 15, 2020
I love the A31
Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by Fatbabyfart(m): 10:08am On Jun 16, 2020
Amount in words : one hundred and three thousand naira, only.
Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by Nobody: 9:07pm On Jun 16, 2020
Samoginni:
we do same day repair of samsung phones in lagos. Our parts are sourced directly from the Oems

we also give 6 month warranty on any part repaired or replaced.

for more information, contact us on 08110289301 or 08072026113. you can contact us on whatsapp on both numbers.
Do you have the screen of Galaxy A7 2018?
Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by horlahwaley(m): 11:54pm On Jun 16, 2020
Funny, samsung ditching exynos for mediatek. Interesting!!!! cool
Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by eki2000(m): 5:23am On Jun 17, 2020
horlahwaley:
Funny, samsung ditching exynos for mediatek. Interesting!!!! cool
They are not ditching it. I was used to make the A31 cheaper.
Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by horlahwaley(m): 6:34am On Jun 17, 2020
eki2000:
They are not ditching it. I was used to make the A31 cheaper.
Really? Cheaper at 100k plus?
Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by hardeycute(m): 7:38am On Jun 17, 2020
Helio P65 for 100+? I dey mad? When I have realme 6/6pro, Mi 9t, Redmi Note 9s/9pro, or even buy a refurbished S9/plus.

Samsung A series are just another overpriced crap.

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Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by DarkJeddi(m): 7:41am On Jun 17, 2020
horlahwaley:
Really? Cheaper at 100k plus?
Blame the Naira..
It IS cheaper..

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Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by skywalker240(m): 11:14am On Jun 17, 2020
Exynos processor are whacked overpriced piece of garb
Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by skywalker240(m): 11:23am On Jun 17, 2020
DarkJeddi:
Blame the Naira..
It IS cheaper..
Last time I checked,


The dollar exchange rates affected all spheres of industries

Samsung has been known to over price their devices


This same overpricing, was almost putting it's toll on them when they were almost losing the African market (as a result of the massive sales of Transsion devices) and that's when they started with the A series. A5, A7 etc and they were sold for reasonable prices back then but now that they have that trust once again, it's back to business.
Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by DarkJeddi(m): 11:37am On Jun 17, 2020
skywalker240:

Last time I checked,


The dollar exchange rates affected all spheres of industries

Samsung has been known to over price their devices


This same overpricing, was almost putting it's toll on them when they were almost losing the African market (as a result of the massive sales of Transsion devices) and that's when they started with the A series. A5, A7 etc and they were sold for reasonable prices back then but now that they have that trust once again, it's back to business.
Yes,Samsung phones have a tendency to be more expensive than their Chinese counterparts..
But my thrust is on the current market situation.
Check every device being released now and compare their prices to what obtained last year..
The Infinix Note 7 is selling for 100K+..
The Redmi Note 9s is selling around 100K..
These are phones that would have been around the 70K mark on a good day..
So singling out Samsung for the hike in phone prices is not being fair..
Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by skywalker240(m): 11:52am On Jun 17, 2020
DarkJeddi:
Yes,Samsung phones have a tendency to be more expensive than their Chinese counterparts..
But my thrust is on the current market situation.
Check every device being released now and compare their prices to what obtained last year..
The Infinix Note 7 is selling for 100K+..
The Redmi Note 9s is selling around 100K..
These are phones that would have been around the 70K mark on a good day..
So singling out Samsung for the hike in phone prices is not being fair..
Sir read my post again


The Samsung A70 was sold above 100k before the pandemic and the dollar exchange scenario


They have always been like that even before the pandemic
Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by DarkJeddi(m): 12:06pm On Jun 17, 2020
skywalker240:

Sir read my post again


The Samsung A70 was sold above 100k before the pandemic and the dollar exchange scenario


They have always been like that even before the pandemic
I agreed Samsung phones are usually on the high side..
If you had read my initial post,it was on the A31 and its current price of 100k +..
That is where my contention is,the phone would not have cost above 80K on a good day,going by the price of the A30 last year..
EVERY phone has added money and that is a fact..
Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by Nellsworld(m): 6:50pm On Jun 17, 2020
DarkJeddi:
Yes,Samsung phones have a tendency to be more expensive than their Chinese counterparts..
But my thrust is on the current market situation.
Check every device being released now and compare their prices to what obtained last year..
The Infinix Note 7 is selling for 100K+..
The Redmi Note 9s is selling around 100K..
These are phones that would have been around the 70K mark on a good day..
So singling out Samsung for the hike in phone prices is not being fair..
But the soc in those two phones u mentioned are above the Samsung, so y on eaeth will Samsung over price their products, they need to stop it
Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by Samoginni(m): 11:49pm On Jun 17, 2020
Yes we do

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Do you have the screen of Galaxy A7 2018?
Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by MrBONE2(m): 11:19am On Jun 18, 2020
hardeycute:
Helio P65 for 100+? I dey mad? When I have realme 6/6pro, Mi 9t, Redmi Note 9s/9pro, or even buy a refurbished S9/plus.

Samsung A series are just another overpriced crap.
So true grin

Re: Samsung A31 Vs Samsung A51: The Samsung A31 Makes Sense!!! by bravesoul247(m): 6:25pm On Jun 20, 2020
Samsung phones are always expensive. They are like the iPhone of Android

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