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Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F) vs Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) vs Samsung Galaxy A51 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A51 XSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F)07Points
Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F)
5.2"
AMOLED

1080x1920

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2900
mAh

(Non removable)

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22PointsSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) X
Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)
6.5"
AMOLED

1080x2400

48
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F)vsGalaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)22 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)
+155 grams (5.43 ounces)11%
Lighter
vs172 grams (6.02 ounces)
+7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)8%
Thinner
vs7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+424 PPI5%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs405 PPI
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+f/1.9 (aperture)5%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
1.6Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core44%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+6GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (10GB available)vs+128GB (107GB available)10 times
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.0vs+eMMC 5.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
5.2"vs+6.5"25%
Larger screen
(back) 13MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 32MP5 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 7.0 Nougatvs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2900 mAhvs+4000 mAh38%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
10Wvs+15W50%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
4.1 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

26 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
4G+ LTE-A
+19 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)
ModelGalaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F)Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A5 SM-A510F Single-Sim, Galaxy A5-6Samsung Galaxy A51 SM-A515F/DSM
Country or region availableSouth Africa(Europe)
South Africa, (Europe)
KazakhstanRussia
Kazakhstan, Russia
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateJanuary, 2016December, 2019
Depth7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)71 x 144.8 millimeters (2.8 x 5.7 in)73.6 x 158.5 millimeters (2.9 x 6.24 in)
Weight155 grams (5.43 ounces)172 grams (6.02 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 5.1.1 LollipopAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 7.0 Nougatfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7580 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611 (10nm)
CPU processor1.6Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T720 MP2ARM Mali-G72 MP3
RAM memory2GB LPDDR36GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.0
128GB (107GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.2" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~72.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~87.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI405 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hz60Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps600/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)
TD-LTE (Bands 40)
LTE Cat12/13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels(quad camera)
48 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.12µm
5MP telephotof/2.440mm
5MP depthf/2.21/5.0"1.12µm
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.8" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)
RadioFMFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Gold, Pink
- Samsung TouchWiz UX
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Prism, Crush Black, White, Blue, Pink
- One UI 2
- Always On Display
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2900 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts10W Standard charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSM 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.286W/kg (head) | 0.475W/kg (body)0.369W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)
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