Samsung Galaxy A Series phones compared: A01 vs. A11 vs. A21 vs. A51 vs. A71 vs. A50

Samsung's new A phones range from $110 to $600, including two of the cheapest 5G phones in the US. Here's how Samsung's six new models stack up.

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Samsung's Galaxy A51 comes in 4G and 5G variants.


Samsung introduced six new phones to its popular Galaxy A series on Wednesday. There are two 5G  phones and four 4G phones. Two of the four 4G phones will be available starting Thursday. The base Galaxy A01 phone will be available in the US for $110 (about £90 or AU$180) along with the A51 LTE phone, which costs $400 (£329, AU$599). International pricing details aren't yet available for all models, but the 4G LTE versions of the A51 and A71 are already on sale in the UK and Australia. The 5G models will cost £429 for the A51 and £519 for the A71, which converts to about AU$850 and AU$1,030 respectively.

The Galaxy A01 is the smallest and cheapest of the new phones. It features a 5.7-inch HD display, offers 16GB storage and 2GB . It has a dual-camera setup led by a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 3,000-mAh battery. Meanwhile, the LTE version of the Galaxy A51 has a 6.5-inch HD display, 128GB of storage and 4GB RAM. It's also got a four-camera setup led by a 48-megapixel sensor, and a 4,000-mAh battery. It has a more modern design and a less noticeable notch than the A01. At $400 (£329, AU$599), it's the most expensive 4G phone in this year's Galaxy A Series.

Based on the specs sheet, the two phones don't have much in common. But both have the option to expand your storage by 512GB and the presence of headphone jacks, which is something that appears in all six of the 2020 Galaxy A phones.


The Galaxy A51 sports a 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-O Super AMOLED Display.

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In between those two phones are the Galaxy A11 for $180 and the Galaxy A21 selling for $250, which will be released in the summer. Both of these phones have 4,000-mAh batteries and are similar in size and memory. The main differences are in their camera setups. Where the A11 has a tri-camera module on the rear, led by a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera, the A21 has four cameras on the rear with a 16-megapixel main sensor. To learn more about how Samsung's 2020 Galaxy A phones stack up against each other along with 2019's Galaxy A50, take a look at the specs chart below.

Galaxy A Series 2020 vs. A50

Galaxy A01Galaxy A11Galaxy A21Galaxy A51 (LTE)Galaxy A50 (2019)
Display size, resolution 5.7-inch HD+ Infinity-V display6.4-inch HD+ Infinity-O display6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-O display6.5-ich HD+ Infinity-O Super AMOLED display6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED
Camera Dual-lens camera. 13MP rear camera and 2MP depth cameraTriple-lens camera. 13MP wide-angle, 5MP ultrawide, 2MP depthFour-camera setup with a 16MP main camera. 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro, 2MP depthFour-camera setup with a 48MP main camera. 12MP ultrawide, 5MP macro, 5MP depth25 + 5 + 8MP
Front-facing camera 5MP 8MP 13MP 32MP 25 MP
Storage 16GB32GB32GB128GB128GB
Expandable storage 512GB512GB512GB512GB512GB
Battery 3,000 mAh with fast charge support4,000 mAh with 15W fast charge support4,000 mAh with 15W fast charge support4,000 mAh with 15W fast charge support4,000 mAh with fast charging
Price off-contract (USD) $110$180starting at $250starting at $400$350