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Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN) vs Nokia 8 (128GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Nokia 8 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Nokia 8 XSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)11Points
Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)
6.5"
AMOLED

1080x2400

48
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Nokia 8 (128GB)
5.3"
IPS

1440x2560

13
MP

13mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3090
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Nokia 8 (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 A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)vs8 (128GB)14 Advantages Nokia 8 (128GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD IPS
+6.5"23%
Larger screen
vs5.3"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP172%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 13MP + 13MP
+(front) 32MP150%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 13MP
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps33%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh29%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3090 mAh
+2 slots Dual-SIM
(dedicated slot)Advantage
With more SIM card slots you can have more operators and choose which one to use
vs2 slots Dual-SIM
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.45Ghz 64bit Octa-Core9%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage
172 grams (6.02 ounces)vs+160 grams (5.6 ounces)8%
Lighter
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
1080x2400 pixelsvs+1440x2560 pixels42%
Higher resolution screen
405 PPIvs+554 PPI37%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual LED flashAdvantage
The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvs+PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasAdvantage
You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
Not supportedvs+IP54 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

29 Common items in both devices
6GB LPDDR4X
128GB (107GB user free) / 128GB (114GB user free)
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
16 million
Only digital zoom
HDR photo on both cameras
f/2.0 (aperture)
+22 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Nokia 8 (128GB)
ModelGalaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)8 (128GB)
Other model namesSamsung Galaxy A51 SM-A515F/DSNNokia 8 (6GB RAM)
Country or region availableUnited Arab EmiratesEuropePakistanTaiwan(Global, International)
United Arab Emirates, Europe, Pakistan, Taiwan, (Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungNokia
Release dateDecember, 2019September, 2017
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)73.6 x 158.5 millimeters (2.9 x 6.24 in)73.7 x 151.5 millimeters (2.9 x 5.96 in)
Weight172 grams (6.02 ounces)160 grams (5.6 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP54 certified: protection against dust and splashing
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Nokia 8 (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Nokia 8 (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.45Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP3Qualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (107GB user free)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (114GB user free)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Nokia 8 (128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS
Screen size6.5" inches5.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~87.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~69.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels1440x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)405 PPI554 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Nokia 8 (128GB)
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps450/50 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 EV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat9 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Nokia 8 (128GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Nokia 8 (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
• 48 megapixels
• 12MP ultrawide (f/2.2 13mm 1.12µm)
• 5MP telephoto (f/2.4 40mm)
• 5MP depth sensor (f/2.2 1/5.0" 1.12µm)
(dual camera)
• 13 megapixels
• 13MP mono (f/2.0 1.12µm PDAF Laser AF)
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Nokia 8 (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.8" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Nokia 8 (128GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Nokia 8 (128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Nokia 8 (128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Heart rate
Other features- Colors: Prism, Crush Black, White, Blue, Pink
- One UI 2
- Always On Display
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Blue, Polished Blue, Steel, Polished Copper
- 2.5D glass screen
- Carl Zeiss camera optics
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Nokia OZO audio
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- ANT+ support
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Nokia 8 (128GB)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
15W
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
18W
Battery capacity4000 mAh3090 mAh
Charger, watts• Fast battery charging• Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Nokia 8 (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.369W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)feature not registered
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