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Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS) vs Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S20 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 S20 (SM-G980F/DS)23Points
Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

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04PointsSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Compare Samsung Galaxy S20 X
Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)
6.5"
AMOLED

1080x2400

48
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)

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 S20 (SM-G980F/DS)23 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)vsGalaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)4 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)
+2.73Ghz 64bit Octa-Core20%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR533%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+163 grams (5.71 ounces)6%
Lighter
vs172 grams (6.02 ounces)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1440x3200 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2400 pixels
+566 PPI40%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs405 PPI
+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP26%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(quad camera) 48MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+1/1.76" inches14%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2" inches
+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+25W67%
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.
vs15W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
vs2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
6.2"vs+6.5"5%
Larger screen
(front) 10MPvs+(front) 32MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

32 Common items in both devices
128GB (104GB available) / 128GB (107GB available)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
+25 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)
ModelGalaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)
Other model namesGalaxy S20 4G-LTE G980F/Dual-Sim (Exynos, 8GB RAM) - GlobalSamsung Galaxy A51 SM-A515F/DSN
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Europe)(Global, International)United Arab EmiratesPakistanTaiwan
(Europe), (Global, International), United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Taiwan
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateMarch, 2020December, 2019
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)69.1 x 151.7 millimeters (2.72 x 5.97 in)73.6 x 158.5 millimeters (2.9 x 6.24 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 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 othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.73Ghz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G77 MP11ARM Mali-G72 MP3
RAM memory8GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (107GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~87.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels (20:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)566 PPI405 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 3
Display features120Hz, HDR10+60Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/200 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 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 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 S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)
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 S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.12µm
5MP telephotof/2.440mm
5MP depthf/2.21/5.0"1.12µm
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel0.8µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)
RadioNot supportedFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, Aura Red
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Prism, Crush Black, White, Blue, Pink
- One UI 2
- Always On Display
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.76W/kg (head) | 1.01W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.279W/kg (head) | 1.525W/kg (body)0.369W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)
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