Moto G Power vs Samsung Galaxy A51 – Who Will Win?

by birtanpublished on November 27, 2020

Which is better the motorola moto g power or the samsung galaxy a51 well in this video we're gonna find out hi everyone this is kevin here coming at you with my comparison between the moto g power versus the samsung galaxy a51 now the a51 is a little bit more up market and premium compared to the moto g power and you'll see that that as we go through the various specifications of these two devices this phone pretty much

Always is better but with that being said i know that both of these devices are being offered at a variety of different carriers and you might be curious if it's worth spending the extra money for the a51 over the moto g power and that's the purpose of this video now starting off with the displays there are many similarities and also some differences now the moto g power features a large 6.4 inch display but the display with the a51 is even bigger at 6.5 inches

You can see when holding the two phones up next to each other they actually are about the same size but due to the smaller bezels we are able to fit a bigger display into the frame of the a51 now with the moto g power we're getting an ips lcd display compared to a super amoled display with the samsung galaxy a51 now the brightness on both devices is at 100 percent and you can see the a51 is the brighter phone of the two but in addition to that you're gonna be getting better

Viewing angles and better colors in general so i would say that the display technology with the a51 is certainly quite a bit better than what we're getting with the moto g power now both phones do feature a 1080p display with the moto g power we're getting a ppi of 399 compared to a ppi of 405 with the galaxy a51 and then with moto g power we're getting a 19 by nine aspect ratio compared to a 20 by nine aspect ratio with the a51 so the a51 is a bit more narrow and

Taller compared to the moto g power which is a little bit on the wider side but both phones do have a nice form factor overall now taking a look up top we do have some differences when it comes to the front-facing camera now both front-facing cameras are hole punches but you can see with the moto g power it is situated off to the top left whereas with the a51 it's situated in the center now with the moto g power we're getting a 16 megapixel front facing camera

Compared to a 32 megapixel front facing camera with the a51 now internally with the moto g power we're getting 64 gigabytes of internal storage and with the galaxy a51 we're getting 128 gigabytes of internal storage so twice the amount of internal storage and then with both devices we are getting micro sd card expansion now there is no wireless charging with either of these two devices but they do both feature fingerprint sensors so we'll give them a try right now

So with the moto g power the fingerprint sensor is on the back and you can see that was nice and quick and then with the galaxy a51 the fingerprint sensor is actually built into the display and that's decently fast as well i would say that the quickness of the fingerprint sensors on both phones are about equal maybe slightly faster with the moto g power but still the a51 having this in display fingerprint sensor is definitely very impressive for a

Budget device now one of the benefits with the galaxy a51 is that we are getting face unlock as well and that is not an option that's available here with the moto g power so if you do want face unlock the a51 is the only phone of the two that will get you that now taking a look at the back sides of both devices we have quite a few cameras here so with the moto g power we have a 16 megapixel main camera an 8 megapixel ultra wide angle camera and a 2 megapixel macro camera compared to the samsung galaxy a51 where

We're getting a 48 megapixel main camera a 12 megapixel ultra wide angle camera a 5 megapixel depth sensing camera and a 5 megapixel macro camera for close-up photos so here's how things look with the standard cameras on both devices now i have done detailed reviews on both phones and i definitely recommend going over to those various reviews to see the variety of photo and video samples that i've taken with these devices but again i feel like it's about a tie i feel like they both take

Good looking photos and videos of course one of the benefits with the a51 is that we are getting a higher megapixel count for the main camera and ultra wide angle camera so at least for the main camera having it be 48 megapixels does give you the ability to take some zoomed in photos with the digital zoom without too much of a decrease in quality but again here's how things look through the viewfinders on both phones we can then switch over to the ultra wide angle cameras as well and you can fit a lot more content into

The frame here so it is nice that both devices do offer that feature then you can go over to portrait mode as well and you can get those nice blurred out backgrounds that i know all of us enjoy and then flipping over to the front-facing cameras on both devices you get the same thing it's a live focus portrait mode also you can just take regular selfies as well and with the galaxy a51 we can even crop out a little bit with the front-facing camera so that's pretty

Good if you want to take a group selfie for example and then also flipping back over to the other side here both phones do feature macro cameras so again the macro cameras are great for taking close-up pictures now one of the things that i do like about the macro camera with the moto g power that we don't get with the galaxy a51 is that when you are in the standard photo mode and you get close up to an object you actually get this alert that pops up

That tells you to tap on this to switch to macro and then you can quickly switch over to that i feel like even though that feature is here you know people might forget that their phone has the macro camera so having that little pop-up alert i feel like in practice will result in more people using the macro camera which i feel like is a good thing overall so both phones have 4 gigabytes of ram but with the motorola moto g power we have the qualcomm snapdragon 665

And with the galaxy a51 we have the samsung exynos 9611 processor now i did do a benchmark test here with both devices and we'll take a look at the scores right now and i am doing geekbench 5 for all future benchmark testing by the way and you can see here here are the scores so with the moto g power i got a single core score of 304 and a multi-core score of 1309 compared to the a51 where i got a single core score of 348 and a

Multi-core score of one two five six so the single core is higher with the a51 but the multi-core is higher with the moto g power and in my opinion i feel like the snapdragon 665 is almost too good for a phone in this price range to have and that's not a bad thing at all i'm glad that motorola gave us a very good processor here with the moto g power now the exynos 9611 is good with the a51 but considering

That this phone is technically a tier higher than the moto g power i would have expected something at least a little bit more powerful but for most people it will get the job done so i would say as far as performance goes with these two phones it's actually a tie so even though the moto g power is a cheaper device compared to the a51 most often you're gonna have similar if not better performance with this phone so that certainly does say a lot now video recording with both devices maxes out at 4k with the rear cameras

Which is awesome now as far as the battery capacity goes there are some differences here so the moto g power is part of motorola's power lineup and essentially all those phones with that branding have a bigger battery than your typical smartphone and with the moto g power we have a 5 000 milliamp hour internal battery with 10 watt fast charging and then with the galaxy a51 we have a battery that's still pretty big but a little bit smaller at 4 000 milliamp hours with 15 watt fast charging

So we are getting a bigger battery with the moto g power and that's good for multiple reasons first thing is you're going to get really good battery life with the moto g power but another thing to consider too is that as time goes on with any smartphone the batteries will degrade they will become less and less capable of holding a charge so by starting off with an already incredible battery probably more than most people need with the moto g power

The battery degradation is going to be a lot less noticeable as time goes on so i'm definitely a big fan of that with this phone i feel like you're going to get a lot of longevity out of this device now same thing with the a51 the battery already is pretty big so you won't run into too many issues with the battery becoming weaker over time at least in a noticeable way but i definitely do applaud motorola for giving us a really big battery with the moto g power

Now the software on both devices is android 10 and with the moto g power we do have kind of a stock variant of android here on the device whereas with the samsung galaxy a51 the phone does feature samsung's one ui 2.0 so a pretty thick skin here but if you are familiar with samsung devices then it will be very familiar to you but now that we've gone over the main specifications of these two devices let's compare the hardware here it's already talked quite a bit about the

Front panels here but we are getting a much better display with the a51 without a doubt so amoled or oled in general is better than lcd in my opinion at least i know that some people talk about burn-in but i've had this phone for about six months so far actually more like eight months but i've had this phone for a little while now and i've not noticed any sort of burn-in so i'm totally happy with the display and you can see here again

The form factor is pretty good on both phones i do like that both feature the hole punch for the front facing camera it does seem a little bit smaller though with the a51 which is always a good thing and then the bottom bezel is also smaller with the a51 now both phones do feature an all plastic build besides the displays but with that being said they do still feel very solid so on the left side of both phones we have the slot for the micro sd card and sim card

Then on the right of both phones we have the volume button and power button then up top we have the noise cancelling microphone and then on the bottom we have the 3.5 millimeter headphone jack we have the usbc port for charging and data transfer we have the microphone and we have the speaker now one of the benefits though with the moto g power is that we are getting stereo speakers and we're not getting that with the a51 we're just getting the one speaker on the bottom but with the moto g power

We get the speaker on the bottom and when you're listening to music or watching a video for example audio also comes out of the earpiece so that does give you a more immersive audio listening experience and in addition to that the audio itself is a lot louder so that is really awesome and i definitely do prefer that with the moto g power and i'll tell you what considering that the a51 is supposed to be a little bit more up market compared to the moto g power

The moto g power does offer a lot of its own benefits and you know different things that you don't get with the a51 so really these phones are extremely competitive at least in real life usage maybe not so much if you're comparing the prices but yeah i mean there's there are a lot of really good reasons to get the moto g power that's for sure and then also i almost forgot to mention taking a look at the back here there's some differences in the sense that with the moto g power

We have more of a bean pod format for the cameras and then we have the fingerprint sensor on the back and then with the a51 we just have one rectangular camera module and i do like this very bright blue color with the a51 it's pretty interesting i mean the moto g power looks nice as well but this is a pretty flashy kind of unique color as well so i think both handsets do look quite nice and i'm definitely happy with both of them let's now do a speed test comparison

Between these two devices so we're going to start by pulling up the camera apps on both so one two three go and it looks like it's about a tie maybe a little bit quicker in the a51 but pretty close with both phones next we're gonna go to google chrome so one two three go and definitely quicker there with the a51 at pulling up chrome but the moto g power wasn't too far behind and again you can see in this example in this side by side the a51 certainly does have the brighter

Display of the two even though both phones do have the displays cranked up at 100 percent the a51 certainly is a bit brighter let's now go to yahoo.com one two three go looks like it was about a tie there really i mean both devices were quick at pulling up this website let's now go to engadget so one two three go and it looks like again very quick on both phones and maybe a little bit quicker that time with moto g power but really i mean

Pretty much the same there scrolling is very smooth on both maybe even a little bit smoother in the moto g power we'll scroll down to an article to pull up we'll go to this one one two three go and it looks like the moto g power was the quicker of the two at pulling up this article so again you know very impressive performance there with the moto g power and i think in general both phones do offer a solid level of performance considering

That they are budget devices so in conclusion which of these phones is the better choice of the two now when i was saying earlier that the a51 is a little bit more up market compared to the moto g power that's based off msrp now if you go to your local carrier store and you check and see what deals they're offering assuming they sell both of these phones then you might be able to snag a really good promo and maybe get like buy one get one on

The a51 for example or maybe a deal like that for the moto g power i'm not really sure they're always running different promotions so it really just depends on when you're inquiring about buying a phone you know that's where you get to see what the deals are but the point is is that you know i don't know exactly what you'll end up paying for either these two devices but it is possible in certain situations where you could get the a51 for a really good deal and maybe even get it cheaper than moto

G power so just based off of the the pure benefits of these two devices i would say that you know in general the 851 is better in every way except that the battery is smaller but it's still a big battery but it's a little bit smaller than the moto g power and then in some situations i feel like the qualcomm snapdragon 665 is better than the exynos 9611 that the galaxy a51 has but beyond that i mean the a51 is better in all other ways

But again who knows you might be able to save a lot of money on the moto g power over the a51 so it just depends on you know what is being offered what deals are available but you know i would say that if you went with either these two phones you will be very happy and it's really hard to look past the really large battery though with the moto g power that's something that's especially exciting about this phone but i hope you enjoyed this comparison between these two devices based on everything that i went over in this

Video which of these two phones do you think is the better choice for you i'm really curious but let me know your thoughts in the comment section below give the video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it and i will see you in the next video take care and have a great rest of your day

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