While we maintain that better value can be found from less well-known manufacturers in the budget- to mid-range (see our best budget phone and best mid-range phone round-ups for more info), for many users the only acceptable alternative to an iPhone is a Samsung, and we hear you. No judgement here.
In order to take advantage of these deals you will need to be an Amazon Prime member, but you can sign up for a free 30-day trial (and no worries if you’ve had one before, as you can sign up once every 12 months).
Expect the deal to go on until 23:59 on Tuesday 22 June, but don’t wait too long as we can see this one selling out fast.
Samsung Galaxy A51: Our Verdict
On first impressions, the stunning design and great cameras make the Galaxy A51 a really exciting device. In good lighting, the latter produces regular and wide-angle shots that can rival handsets twice the price.
The software is great too, with One UI really coming into its own on this large display. However, 4GB of RAM simply isn’t enough to power the phone, particularly when combined with an average processor.
We also feel Samsung should have prioritised performance over emerging technologies such as the in-display fingerprint scanner, the latter proving to be a let down here.
Regardless, Samsung fans won’t be disappointed if they buy this phone.
- Android 10 with One UI 2.0
- 6.55in Full HD+ (1080×2400), 20:9
- Exynos 9611
- 4GB RAM
- 128GB internal storage (expandable up to
- 48Mp main, 12Mp ultrawide, 5Mp macro, 5Mp depth cameras
- 32Mp selfie camera
- Fingerprint scanner (in-screen)
- Bluetooth 5.0
- 4000mAh non-removable battery
- 15W fast charging
- 158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm
Samsung Galaxy A71: Our Verdict
The core spec here is really solid, and the compromises – plastic back, HD display, no wireless charging or waterproofing – are all on points that are less important to most users.
The A71’s strengths are especially clear when you stand it up against the more expensive S10 Lite. Both phones have the same display, storage, battery, and core features. The S10 Lite has slightly faster RAM and processor, plus OIS for the camera, but the A71 gets more megapixels, a snazzier design, and a headphone jack.
If you can ignore the appeal of the S and Note series branding, the A71 is the phone to beat in Samsung’s mid-tier offering.
- Android 10.0
- 6.7in Full HD+ (2400×1080) 20:9 AMOLED
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 octa-core processor
- 6GB RAM
- 128GB storage, microSD support up to 512GB
- 64Mp f/1.8 rear camera with autofocus
- 12Mp f/2.2 ultra-wide
- 5Mp depth sensor
- 5Mp macro
- 32Mp f/2.2 selfie camera
- In-screen fingerprint sensor
- Headphone jack
- Dual-band 11ac Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 5.0 LE
- 4500mAh battery
- 25W fast charging
- 163.6 x 76.0 x 7.7mm