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Your guide to Samsung’s Galaxy A11, A21, A51 and A71 smartphones

When you think about Samsung smartphones, you probably think of flagship devices like the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Note20 Ultra. But many businesses can get just what they need from the more affordable Galaxy A series of smartphones.

Four new Galaxy A series phones are available in the United States this year: the Galaxy A11, A21, A51 and A71 5G. Sold through leading carriers — as well as unlocked directly from Samsung — the Galaxy A series provides everything you need in a midrange smartphone, giving businesses a reliable, secure and affordable platform for mobility initiatives. Meanwhile, businesses looking for an affordable device with a rugged form factor need look no further than the MIL-STD-810G-tested Galaxy XCover Pro.

Core Galaxy performance

The Galaxy A11, A21, A51 and A71 5G all feature large screens, long-lasting batteries and plenty of storage for all your documents, photos and other data. The A11 and A21 have 32GB of built-in storage, while the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 5G come with 128GB out of the box. If you need more capacity, the A11, A21 and A51 devices can be upgraded to 512GB with an optional micro SD card. The A71 5G can be upgraded even further, accommodating up to 1TB of storage with an optional micro SD card.

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The Galaxy A11 comes with Bluetooth v4.2 connectivity, while the A21, A51 and A71 5G come with Bluetooth v5.0. All four Galaxy A series smartphones also include comprehensive Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct support (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz). When you need a boost, quickly power up your 4,000mAh battery with 15W Fast Charge — available on the A11, A21 and A51. And with the Galaxy A71 5G, hyperfast 5G is coming to the A series for the first time ever. Best-in-class Knox security and easy device management make the A51 and A71 5G ideal for scalable enterprise deployments.

To help you choose which Galaxy A series phone is right for your business, here’s a Samsung Galaxy A series side-by-side comparison, with a quick look at each device and its specs.

The Galaxy A11: Your essential business smartphone

The A11 is one of the most affordable smartphones in the Galaxy A series, and it still delivers great business performance. The A11’s long-lasting 4,000mAh battery gives you more time to work, so you can keep up with calls, emails and texts throughout the day. Need a full view of all your work while you’re on the go? See everything at once on a generous 6.4-inch immersive HD+ Infinity-O display. The Galaxy A11 also features a versatile 8MP front-facing camera and 13MP main rear camera that lets you capture the details.

The Galaxy A11 is ideal for dedicated use cases requiring reliability and affordability. With a large screen and 32GB of storage, it allows you to stay productive while you’re on the move — all at a very attractive price point.

The A11 is currently available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon, as well as unlocked.

The Galaxy A21: Business productivity without compromise

The Galaxy A21 keeps up with a fast-paced work environment throughout the day and into the night. When you need a boost, quickly power up your 4,000mAh battery with 15W Fast Charge. And with 3GB of RAM, you can multitask and power through work faster.

The Galaxy A21’s brilliant 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-O display upgrades your view. A step up from the A11’s 6.4-inch screen, this vibrant edge-to-edge display ensures you’ll never miss a thing. The Galaxy A21 also includes a quad camera system that lets you capture more detail, from scanning barcodes to record-keeping. Meanwhile, the 13MP front-facing camera ensures you always present a professional image.

The A21 is currently available through Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon, as well as unlocked.

The Galaxy A51: Enhanced business productivity and security

Designed for the new way you work, the Samsung Galaxy A51 is a powerful midrange smartphone. Work even more efficiently with a long-lasting 4,000mAh battery that provides up to 25 hours talk time. When you need a boost, quickly top up your battery life with 15W Fast Charge.

The A51 lets you stay secure with ease with the Fingerprint On Display scanner that allows you to unlock your Galaxy A51 with a single touch.

The Galaxy A51 elevates your productivity with a brilliant 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display. Its user-friendly interface lets you access what you want with one hand, so it’s easier to multitask. The Galaxy A51 also features an upgraded multi-lens rear camera system. This includes a 12MP, 123-degree ultra-wide angle lens, a 5MP macro lens, a 48MP main lens and a 5MP depth lens, allowing you to capture everything in vivid detail.

With 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM, the Galaxy A51 has everything you need for business and nothing you don’t. And it’s all protected by Samsung Knox, so you can keep your business and personal data safe with defense-grade security. If you need an affordable smartphone that supports the demands of a dynamic, always-on enterprise environment, the Galaxy A51 is a strong choice.

The A51 is currently available through Sprint, AT&T and Verizon, as well as unlocked.

The Galaxy A71 5G: Supercharged performance and super-fast connectivity

The Galaxy A71 5G is the most powerful and connected Galaxy A series smartphone to date. The 4,500mAh, 25W Fast Charge battery keeps you fully powered throughout your busy day. The A71 5G also delivers supercharged performance, allowing you to share, stream and connect at 5G speeds.

Do more and store more with a phone that’s perfect for work-life balance. As with the Galaxy A51, the Galaxy A71 5G’s 128GB of built-in storage allows you to store more of your documents and data, without ever having to delete files to make room. If you need more capacity, the A71 5G’s storage can be expanded up to 1TB with a micro SD card.

The A71 5G comes with 6GB of RAM as opposed to the A51’s 4GB, allowing you to multitask like a pro. With the Samsung One UI, everything you need is at your fingertips and easily accessible with one hand. The A51 and A71 5G’s Fingerprint On Display scanner and defense-grade security provided by Samsung Knox ensure that your phone, and everything on it, are always safe and secure.

The Galaxy A71 5G’s stunning 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O display broadens your view and increases your productivity, and the ultra-wide, 123-degree camera lets you capture meeting notes or project areas in their entirety. With the quad camera, your images turn out clear and crisp, day or night. If you need unparalleled mobile performance at an affordable price, the Galaxy A71 5G is the clear choice.

The A71 5G is currently available through Sprint, AT&T and Verizon, as well as unlocked.

A rugged alternative

For businesses seeking an affordable mobile phone with a rugged build, the durable Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro is ideal — whether you’re in transportation, logistics, manufacturing, field services, retail or utilities.

In addition to being IP68-rated for water and dust resistance, the XCover Pro passed extensive durability testing against the Department of Defense’s MIL-STD-810G standard, including repeated drops and extreme temperatures. The device also features physical buttons that are programmable, ideal for workers who wear gloves and frequently access apps like push-to-talk communications, barcode scanning or inventory management.

The XCover Pro is also a beauty from a design perspective. With a slim, 6.3-inch edge-to-edge display, it looks like a premium smartphone — not a brick.

To power through long shifts, the XCover Pro features a 4,050-mAh battery that’s also user-replaceable. It also has durable pogo pins for use with drop-in chargers. The XCover Pro delivers solid performance for multitasking, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.

Freedom to work the way you want

Unlocked by Samsung smartphones give you the freedom to work the way you want. You to choose your carrier and plan according to what works best for your employees. With unlocked phones, you can standardize one device model across multiple carriers, simplifying device management. Unlocked phones don’t come preloaded with carrier apps, which means you have a consistent user interface. For additional flexibility, unlocked phones can also be configured for a Wi-Fi-only environment so that no carrier network service is necessary.

Defense-grade Knox security gives you peace of mind

Not only does the Galaxy A series and the Galaxy XCover Pro give you the freedom to work the way you want, they also provide the peace of mind that comes with trusted, defense-grade security. The Knox platform ensures security from the chip up, keeping your data safe — and hackers out — from the moment you turn your phone on.

From device configuration, enrollment and management to advanced mobile security controls and updates, Samsung has the mobility software and enterprise mobility services you need for every stage of the device life cycle. No matter where you and your team go or what you do, you can be confident your business data will stay secure and easy to manage.

Whatever your business requires, Samsung’s Galaxy A series and the XCover Pro offer an affordable smartphone to match. The Galaxy A11, A21, A51 and A71 5G all offer impressive battery life, plenty of storage, brilliant displays and advanced cameras, enabling mobile productivity at an affordable price. With the freedom to work the way you want and defense-grade security to keep it all secure, you can now get everything done on the go with the Samsung A series smartphone of your choice.

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Rose de Fremery is a New York-based B2B technology content marketing writer specializing in cybersecurity, AI, IoT, digital transformation, enterprise communications and mobility. In addition to contributing to Samsung Business Insights, Rose has also worked with brands such as Vonage, HP, IBM, Intel, WordPress, Sage and Rapid7.

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