Comparison Between Google Pixel 4a And Samsung Galaxy A51

If you want to purchase a high-quality phone without breaking your bank, you can choose between Google Pixel 4a and Samsung Galaxy A51. The Galaxy A51 offers you a stylish design, decent camera, sharp display, and incredible battery life. The Pixel 4a, on the other hand, comes with a camera pack that you would get on a $1,000 flagship phone.

In this article, we will compare both phones to give you an idea of which option to go for.


Design, display, and durability

Aside from a difference in the location of selfie cameras, both Pixel 4a and Galaxy A51 have pretty similar front sides. Both phones have edge-to-edge screens, although the one on the Pixel 4a doesn’t extend to the bottom edge. The Pixel 4a uses a matte plastic on the backside, while the Galaxy A51 is sleeker and more refined.

The Galaxy A51 comes with a larger 6.5-inch AMOLED display, whereas the Pixel 4a has a 5.81-inch OLED. The screen resolution of the A51 is 2,400 x 1,080 pixels, while that of the Pixel 4a is 2,340 x 1,080.

With a larger size comes difficulty to hold the phone. It is one of the drawbacks of the Galaxy A51. The Pixel 4a, on the other hand, is easy to hold due to its comparatively small size.

The Galaxy A51 comes with an IP68 rating, which means that it is fairly resistant to dust and water damage. The Pixel 4a doesn’t have any IP rating.

Performance, battery life, and charging

Budget phones do not offer a performance capability as high as that of flagship phones. However, modern mid-range phones are capable enough in terms of processing capability. The Pixel 4a has the Snapdragon 730 working in its core, while the Galaxy A51 packs Samsung’s Exynos 9611 processor, which is not as good as the Snapdragon 730. Both phones have 4GB of RAM.

With a 4,000mAh battery unit, the Galaxy A51 initially seems better than the Pixel 4a, which has a battery unit of 3,140mAh capacity. Nonetheless, several tests revealed that the Pixel 4a lasted longer than the A51.

Both phones support fast charging. The Pixel 4a supports 18W, while the A51 allows for 15W.


With a 48MP wide lens, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, a 5MP depth-sensing shooter, and a 5MP macro lens, the A51 seems to have a more potent camera pack. The photos that you take also live up to the standards of hardware specs of the phone. Due to different types of lenses, you can take versatile photos with the A51’s camera unit. Unfortunately, this phone is not that good when it comes to low-light photography.

The Pixel 4a uses a 12.2MP rear camera, which can shoot high-quality videos and photos. The photographic capability of this phone is also quite incredible in low light. Moreover, it can shoot better quality videos compared to A51.

All in all, both these handsets have strengths and weaknesses. Which phone you should choose depends entirely on your preferences.