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Samsung M51 – Features and Specifications

Samsung M51 has been one of the best selling phones in India in 2020. With more people looking to shun Chinese manufactured phones, Samsung was the natural benefactor. And, the company left no chance in claiming the potentially exponential volumes of mobile phone sales in India during the year of the pandemic in 2020. Over here, we will look into Samsung M51’s set of features and specifications. This should help address some of the questions of potential buyers.

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Is Samsung M51 a dual SIM phone?

Yes, Samsung M51 is a dual SIM phone. You can add two nano SIM cards in the two SIM slots. Both SIMs can be 4G SIM networks.

Does Samsung M51 have wireless charging?

No, Samsung M51 does not have wireless charging. Wireless charging is supported only on specific, higher-ended Samsung mobile phone models. As of January 2021, Samsung supports wireless charging on the following model of Samsung mobile phones:

Wireless Charging is supported on Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, Z Flip, Note10, Note10+, Fold, S10e, S10, S10+, Note9, S9, S9+, Note8, S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6 edge, and S6.

from Samsung website


Does Samsung M51 comes with a pre-installed screen guard?

No, Samsung M51 does not come with any pre-installed screen guard. You will need to buy it as an aftermarket mobile phone accessory. There are plenty of good quality screen guards and phone cases that would help to protect your phone.


Does Samsung M51 have 5G network connectivity?

No, Samsung M51 does not have 5G network connectivity. The Samsung Galaxy M51 supports 4G LTE TDD and 4G LTE FDD networks. It is a different matter though that the 5G networks are not available in India as of now. It is expected that the first rollout of the 5G network may happen in the second half of 2021.


How is the camera quality on Samsung M51?

Samsung M51 comes with four rear cameras. The main camera is 64 MP. However, the default pictures are taken with a 16 MP camera. This, as per Samsung, is done to conserve ROM space. Images taken by a 64 MP lens are double the size of pictures taken by a 16 MP camera lens. To take images on a Samsung M51 with 64 MP lens, you need to switch on the camera and use the corresponding setting for each camera lens. It is a one click operation.

The depth camera is of 5 MP and there is an ultra wide camera that enables 123 degree angle for taking ultra wide pictures. The wide angle feature is one of the best features in the similarly priced smart phones in India.


Does Samsung M51 have Alexa?

No, Samsung M51 does not have in-built support for Alexa. If you need a mobile phone with in-built Alexa support, look for the Redmi Note 9 Pro or the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max as both these phones come with in-built Alexa.


Does Samsung M51 have call recording?

Yes, Samsung M51 comes with an in-built call-recording feature. No third party app is needed to record calls. You can toggle on or off the call recording feature by pressing the three dots on the phone screen. Auto call-recording is one of the strongest features of the M51 phone, and the one that does not come with many competing phone models of different companies.


Does Samsung M51 have SD card slot or memory card slot?

Yes, Samsung M51 allows you to upgrade the internal ROM storage by using a micro SD card. The phone has 64 GB or 128 GB ROM space. It can be extended up to 512 GB by adding a micro SD card. The micro SD card can be installed alongside the SIM on the card tray as per instructions below:

  1. Carefully insert the ejection pin into the hole on the tray, ensuring it is perpendicular to the hole to avoid any damage to the phone.
  2. Gently pull out the tray slot from the phone.
  3. Place the SIM card and the microSD card on the tray accordingly.
  4. Gently reinsert the tray into the phone.

Does Samsung M51 have a liquid cooling technology?

Liquid cooling technology is generally available in high-end phones and helps to cool the phone and prevent heating issues on the smart phones. M51 does not have liquid cooling technology.


How good is Samsung M51 battery?

Samsung M51 comes with 7000 mAH battery. It makes the phone with one of the biggest battery in the market as of now.

Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 5,830 mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.

What processor is used in Samsung M51?

Samsung M51 uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730 processor; octa core CPU speed of 2.2GHz, and 8nm power efficient architecture.


Is Samsung M51 water proof?

Samsung M51 does not have any IP rating. In the absence of any IP rating, it is safe to assume that the M51 mobile phone of Samsung is neither water resistant nor splash proof. The phone does not have any nano-coating for dust proof architecture. You will need to protect the phone against water damage or water exposure.

Does Samsung M51 have fast charging?

Yes, Samsung M51 have fast charging. USB cable C is used to charge the Samsung M51 phone at a fast rate of 25 W. A 7000 mAH battery can be fully charged in 115 minutes. As per the Samsung website, the minimum rated capacity on the battery is 6800 mAH. Please see below.

Battery Capacity (Typical) : Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 6,800 mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.

Does Samsung M51 have AMOLED display?

Yes, Samsung M51 have Super AMOLED display. M51 has one of the best displays, and you can count on the Super AMOLED technology for one of the best screen displays in the mid-range phone segment in India. The phone comes with 2340 x 1080 (FHD+) display and 16 Million pixels.

From Samsung’s website:

Measured diagonally, the screen size is 16.21cm (6.4") in the full rectangle and 15.76cm (6.2") with accounting for the rounded corners.

Samsung M51 screen has a refresh rate frequency of 60 Hz. Some folks have mis-represented that the refresh frequency on a Samsung M51 is 120 Hz. The screen refresh rate of 120 Hz is available on higher end Samsung mobile phones, notably the S Series. Screen brightness is of 420 nits, and the M51 has a 386ppi pixel density.


Does Samsung M51 have screen mirroring?

Yes, Samsung M51 has screen mirroring. This means that the display output of the M51 phone can be mirrored or seen on the TV. Screen mirroring on Samsung M51 happens through the ‘Smart View’ feature. To use the screen mirroring feature, you will need to:

  1. Bring up the notification panel.
  2. Tap on ‘Smart View’
  3. Tap to select the TV name on which you wish to mirror the display.
  4. Enter the PIN to connect to the TV.

Smart view feature on Samsung M51 is a straight-forward feature that can be enabled and used in virtually no time.


Does Samsung M51 work outside India?

Samsung M51 is an Indian-specific mobile phone. To use it outside India with an non-Indian SIM, you will need to first buy an Indian SIM and use it for at least 10 minutes. Once you have placed an Indian registered SIM and used it for at least 10 minutes, the phone should get unlocked for use outside India. You will still need to check the compatibility of bands that are available on phone networks outside India.


Does Samsung M51 have screen recording?

No, Samsung M51 does not have screen recording. You will need to use a third-party app to record screen on an M51 mobile phone.


Does Samsung M51 have selfie capture using Fingerprint sensor?

No, Samsung M51 does not have a selfie capture feature using the fingerprint sensor. This advanced feature is available in higher-end Samsung phones.


Does Samsung M51 have headphones?

Samsung M51 does not ship with headphones in the box. You will need to buy your own headsets. Samsung clarified that it does not ship with a headphone as it wants its customers to choose a headphone of their own liking. Although this is more of a marketing talk, Samsung has provided an audio jack of 3.5 mm if you would want to use a wired headset. Else, you can easily choose to use the Bluetooth headsets.


Does Samsung M51 have knox security?

No, Samsung M51 does not have knox security. Samsung Galaxy Fold, Note and S series phones do have the knox security. M series phones, that are made specially for the Indian customer in the Indian manufacturing facility do not have the knox security.


Does Samsung M51 support Dolby ATMOS?

Yes, Samsung M51 supports Dolby ATMOS on wired and wireless head sets or when you connect external speakers to the phone. Dolby ATMOS provides better surround sound effects, and is a feature that is very common on the advanced mobile phones. To know more about the Dolby ATMOS feature, read the description from the Samsung website:

Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that brings you 3D cinematic experience. This is a new level of audio experience on Samsung Galaxy S10 Series and S9/9+. It was first used in cinema and increasingly available on TVs and home entertainment devices.  Benefits are as follow:

      
• Immersive virtual surround sound effect

• Richer audio experience for movies, music and voice

• Supports both headphone and stereo speakers


Is Samsung M51 made in India?

Yes, Samsung M51 is made in India at Samsung’s Noida factory. This has been one of the most-talked about and selling points for the phone. Infact, all the M series phones are manufactured in India, specifically for the Indian customers and Indian market.


How much storage space is available on Samsung M51 64 GB phone?

Samsung M51 64 GB internal storage offers a usable space of 49 GB. The remaining ROM or storage is used for hosting the Android operating system and apps that come with the phone.


How much storage space is available on Samsung M51 128 GB phone?

Samsung M51 128 GB internal storage offers a usable space of 106 GB. The remaining ROM or storage is used for hosting the Android operating system and apps that come with the phone. You can choose to enhance internal storage by adding a SD card. M51’s internal storage can be augmented by up to 512 GB.


How many rear cameras does Samsung M51 have?

Samsung M51 comes with four rear cameras. It is basically a quad camera mobile phone. The main camera is a 64 MP lens, while there is also an ultra wide 12MP camera that allows you to take images with 123 degree wide angle. A 5 MP depth camera allows you to add depth to the pictures taken by the phone and another 5 MP macro camera helps capture finer details in the image.

The main camera uses a Sony IMX682 camera lens, thus making Samsung M51 one of the best camera phones in the market as of writing this.

The F number of the rear cameras are: F1.8 , F2.2 , F2.2 , F2.4.

Rear cameras have auto-focus, flash and a digital zoom up to 8X.


What are the front camera specifications of the Samsung M51?

Samsung M51 has a front camera of 32 MP. Front cameras are also called as selfie cameras as these are primarily used for taking selfies. Since M51 is an upgrade over M31, the front camera has also improved from 16 MP to 32 MP on the Samsung M51.

The F number of the front selfie camera is F2.2. The front camera does not have flash or auto-focus.


Does Samsung M51 have 4K video recording?

Yes, Samsung M51 have 4K video recording at 30 frames per second.


What color options are available for Samsung M51?

As of January 2021, Samsung M51 comes in 2 colors – Celestial Black, and Electric Blue.


Does Samsung M51 support NFC?

Yes, Samsung M51 mobile phone does support NFC. NFC is a technology that is helpful in providing for contactless payments through cards to merchant stores. Your card and the digital payment receiver (when in close contact) can be used for enabling contactless payments. From Samsung’s website – “Near Field Communications (NFC) is an advanced technology in Samsung Smartphones which enables radio communication between devices when brought in close proximity. NFC ensures seamless data sharing and has few more applications and advantages attached to it.”


Does Samsung M51 have app lock?

Yes, Samsung M51 mobile phone has an app lock feature. You will need to download the S-Secure app to make it work. There is in-built support for the app lock on Samsung M51 phones.


Can I get Android 11 on Samsung M51?

Samsung M51 ships with Android 10 operating system; as of writing this piece, Samsung has started rolling out Android 11 updates on M51 mobile phone through an upgrade on the One UI 3.0. The new build number of the Samsung update is M315FXXU2BUAC. This update was released on 12th January, 2021, and the firmware update is based on the Android 11 operating system.

Samsung M31 and M51 have already started rolling out updates on the phones through the latest firmware.


Does Samsung M51 have Samsung Pay?

No, Samsung M51 does not have Samsung Pay integration. Whether it gets rolled out in any future update is something that cannot be predicted.


What networks are supported by Samsung M51?

The following networks are supported by Samsung M51 phone:

2G GSM,

3G WCDMA,

4G LTE FDD,

4G LTE TDD

Does Samsung M51 have OTG?

Yes, Samsung M51 supports OTG. You can connect your phone to the PC or the pen drive using USB C cable. In case you are wondering about the OTG feature, please see the following description of the OTG features from the Samsung website:

An OTG or On The Go adapter (sometimes called an OTG cable, or OTG connector) allows you to connect a full sized USB flash drive or USB A cable to your phone or tablet through the Micro USB or USB-C charging port. You may have gotten one in the box when you purchased your device, although they can also be purchased seperately from lots of major retailers. It allows the transfer of data as well as connectivity to peripherals.

You can do the following with an OTG cable:

  • Plug in keyboards and mouse to the mobile
  • Access USB sticks and external hard drives ** (no need to store on device if using file manager to access)
  • Transfer photos directly from a compatible camera on to the phone
  • Connect smartphone directly to printer
  • Copy information from one device to another with Samsung Smart Switch

Part number for OTG cable/adapter (USB A to USB-C): GH96-12331A


Does Samsung M51 support slow motion video?

Yes, Samsung M51 supports slow motion videos with rear and front cameras. Slow motion video recording for High-definition takes place at 240 fps.


Does Samsung M51 have plastic body?

Yes, the Samsung M51 phone has a plastic body on the rear and Glass on the front. It calls the phone as a Glastic phone, which is nothing but a term to denote plastic back and glass on the front.


What is the weight of Samsung M51 mobile phone?

The Samsung M51 phone weighs 213 gm. Compared to M31 phone, it is heavier by 4 gm. The phone comes with 6.7″ screen with 6.6″ rounded screen size. It also has a battery of 7000 mAH, a slight improvement over the M31 mobile phone.