The Samsung Galaxy A51 is a $225 powerhouse with four cameras that give it flexibility for photography, from ultrawide to macro. But Apple’s new iPhone SE, despite only having one rear camera, has smart photography features borrowed from more expensive models such as the iPhone 11. Here’s how these two midrange phones compare on everything from portraits and landscapes to video recording.
Apple iPhone SE: $399 at Apple Samsung Galaxy A51: $225 at Samsung
The Galaxy A51 has more cameras for variety
Right off the bat, the Galaxy has four rear cameras: a 48-megapixel main camera at f2, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide, a 5-megapixel macro camera and a depth sensor. The iPhone SE has a single 12-megapixel rear camera at f1.8.
But while the variety sounds great on paper, in practice, I found myself