Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord: Which one is better?

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Samsung Galaxy M51 is priced at Rs 24,999 while OnePlus Nord is also priced at Rs 24,999. Both the phones have its Pros and Cons but which one makes more sense, this is what we gonna find out.

After a long time, Samsung has launched good mid-budget smartphone and same goes to OnePlus as well, Samsung has it’s own fan base because it’s non-Chinese smartphone while OnePlus is part of BBK electronics which is a Chinese company.

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Now let’s begin the comparison and see which one you should buy at 25k?

Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord: Display Quality

Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord display

There is no doubt Samsung makes the best displays but this time things changed a little bit. Galaxy M51 comes with 6.70 inches AMOLED Display with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolutions and this is 60Hz screen while OnePlus Nord comes with 6.44 inches AMOLED Display with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolutions and this is a 90Hz screen.

Now, I don’t think I have to say anything because on paper and off the paper OnePlus wins the round. That 90Hz screen refresh rate coupled with Snapdragon 765G make everything smoother on OnePlus Nord while Galaxy M51 feels budget centric smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord: Build Quality

Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord build

Samsung Galaxy M51 has Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame while OnePlus Nord comes with Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame. It’s a clear win for OnePlus Nord.

Galaxy M51 is a plastic smartphone which feels less-premium as compared to OnePlus Nord. Yet, it depends on you which one you like the most. If you ask me, I always go with Glass build which makes more sense at 25k.

Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord: Cameras

Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord Cameras

Samsung Galaxy M51 comes with 64MP primary sensor, 12MP ultra-wide lens, 5MP depth sensor, 5MP macro lens while there is 32MP front camera. OnePlus Nord comes with 48 MP Primary (Sony IMX568), 8MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP macro sensor, and 5MP depth sensor while on the front side, the phone has dual 32MP primary sensor and 8MP ultra-wide sensor.

Both the phone can shoot videos in 4K resolution with rear cameras. Things get little bit tricky because Galaxy M51 has 64MP primary sensor and larger 12MP ultra wide lens while OnePlus Nord has 48MP primary sensor and 8MP ultra-wide lens.

In short, Galaxy M51 takes better images in good lighting while OnePlus Nord has optical image stabilization which helps the in low lighting. Both the phone has it’s cons but I feel Galaxy M51 wins this round with 1 point. It’s all because of the larger sensor size which is there in Galaxy M51 while OnePlus Nord doesn’t have bigger sensors.

Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord: Performance

Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord processor

I don’t have to say anything about performance because you already know which phone will wins this round. Still, let’s see which one will be better for you…

OnePlus Nord is powered by a 2.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor which also has 5G support. One of the key selling points of OnePlus Nord is Oxygen OS, most of the people will buy this phone just for OS.

Samsung Galaxy M51 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (8 nm) with Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver) and Adreno 618. The Snapdragon 730G is a good processor and it can handle almost every single games but still, at 25k this chip is not the best.

OnePlus Nord is running on Oxygen OS which is by far the best Android UI available. UI and better processor on OnePlus Nord win this round and also keep in mind, OnePlus Nord has 90Hz screen refresh rate which makes a huge difference.

Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord: Battery Life

Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord battery

The OnePlus Nord has 4,115 mAh non-removable with Warp Charge 30T fast charging support while Samsung Galaxy M51 has massive 7,000 mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. I don’t want to say much here, that 7,000 mAh wins the round.

Also, Galaxy M51 has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and dedicated micro-SD card slot while OnePlus Nord comes with under-display fingerprint sensor and it’s doesn’t have the micro-SD card slot.

India Price: Galaxy M51 and OnePlus Nord

OnePlus Nord Review

OnePlus Nord price in India starts from Rs 24,999 for 6GB of Ram and 64GB storage. OnePlus also offers, 8GB Ram and 128GB storage which is priced at Rs 27,999 yet if you want more ram then there is another variant that comes with 12GB of Ram and 256GB internal storage and this will cost you Rs 29,999.

Samsung Galaxy M51 India price starts from Rs 24,999 for 6GB of Ram and 128GB storage while 8GB of Ram and 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs 26,999.

Note: For now, OnePlus Nord 6GB + 64GB variant is no gone for sale, this is suppose to come in September 2020 yet there is no update on that. So you have to buy that 8GB + 128GB variant which will cost you Rs 27,999.

Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord: Verdict

If you want powerful processor, smoother display, fast charging support, best build quality, premium looking phone and good cameras then OnePlus Nord is the best option for you while if you want bigger battery and slightly better cameras then Galaxy M51 is the phone you’re looking for.

Which One Do I recommend

OnePlus Nord is what I say you should buy because it makes more sense. The phone has 90Hz screen refresh rate, Snapdragon 765G processor, best Android UI in the world without any bloatware, premium looking feel, everything on OnePlus Nord is just amazing. So it’s better to go with OnePlus Nord.

Yes if you want that Samsung brand and if you’re not okay with Chinese brand then yes Galaxy M51 is also a good option, there won’t be any problem in day to day use.

Full Specifications: Galaxy M51 and OnePlus Nord

SpecificationSamsung Galaxy M51 OnePlus Nord
Launch Date September 10, 2020July 21, 2020
First Sale September 18, 2020 at 12pm through AmazonAugust 4, 2020 through Amazon.
DimensionsWidth: 77.5 mm
Thickness: 8.5 mm
Height: 162.6 mm
Weight: 213g
Height: 158.3 mm
Width: 73.3 mm
Thickness: 8.2 mm
Weight: 184g
Display6.70 inches AMOLED Display6.44 inches AMOLED Display
Screen Refresh Rate60Hz refresh rate90Hz refresh rate
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Build Quality Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frameGlass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame
Resolutions1080 x 2340 pixels resolutions1080 x 2400 pixels resolutions
Ram6GB | 8GB6GB | 8GB |12GB
Storage128GB64GB | 128GB| 256GB
Camera (Rear)64 MP Primary
12 MP Ultra-wide
5 MP Macro
5 MP Depth
48 MP Primary (Sony IMX568)
8 MP Ultra-Wide
2 MP Macro Lens
5 MP Depth Sensor
Video Recording (Rear)[email protected], [email protected]
[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]
Super slow motion: [email protected]
Time-Lapse: [email protected], [email protected]
Camera (Front)32 MPDual Front Cameras
32MP Wide
8MP Ultra-Wide
Video Recording (Front)[email protected][email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps.
OSAndroid 10-based on OneUI 2.0Oxygen OS 10.5 based on Android 10
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
GPUAdreno 618
Adreno 620
CPUOcta-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
Octa-core (1x2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1x2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
Battery7,000 mAh (non-removable)4,115 mAh (non-removable)
SensorsFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
In-display fingerprint sensor
Electronic compass
Ambient light sensor
Proximity sensor
Sensor Core
Charging SpeedWired charging 25W ( 25W charger will be supplied in the box.)Warp Charge 30T fast charging ( 30W charger will be supplied in the box.)
Charging Time 0 to 100 percent in 115 minutes using 25W charger 0% to 70% in 30 Minutes
Charging PortType-CType-C
Fingerprint Side-mounted In-Display Fingerprint
Card SlotTwo SIM card + dedicated micro-SD card Two SIM card only (no micro-SD card slot)
Weight 213 grams184 grams
Colors Electric Blue and Celestial Black colour optionsBlue Marble and
Gray Onyx
Price6GB Ram + 128GBstorage: Rs 24,999
8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 26,999
6GB Ram + 64 storage: Rs 24,999
8GB Ram + 128 storage: Rs 27,999
12GB Ram + 256GB storage: Rs 29,999
Available At [email protected][email protected]

Which one will you buy, OnePlus Nord is my pick, let me know which one is yours…

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