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Samsung Galaxy A71 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy A71 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy A71 Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2019, December
  • Dimensions: 163.6 x 76 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 179 g
  • Screen: 6.7", Super AMOLED Plus
  • Main Camera: Quad, 64 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 32 MP
  • Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 4500 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy A71
Release date 2019, December
Dimensions (HxWxD) 163.6 x 76 x 7.7 mm | 6.44 x 2.99 x 0.3 in
Weight 179 g | 6.31 oz
Body build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
Colors Prism, Crush Black, Silver, Blue, Pink
Battery 4500 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Battery life
Talking time- Up to 42 h (4G)
Music play - Up to 107 h
Approximate price399 EUR
Screen
Technology Super AMOLED Plus
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.7" inc
Screen area 108.4 cm2
Screen format 20:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio87.2%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2400 px
PPI /points per inch/ 393 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 64 MP, Quad
Camera specs
-64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF
-12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
-5 MP, f/2.4, 25mm (macro), 1/5.0", 1.12µm
-5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5.0", 1.12µm, depth sensor
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/240fps, 1080p@960fps; gyro-EIS
DxOMark Main Score84
DxOMark Photo89
DxOMark Video74
Front camera, selfie 32 MP, Single
Specifications 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm
Functions HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score83
DxOMark Photo83
DxOMark Video82
Performance
Operating system OS Android 10.0; One UI 2
Chipset - Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm)
- Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm) - Philippines
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 618
External memory microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
Antutu 8 score265537
GeekBench 5 Single Core509
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core1638
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA, LTE-A
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC Yes (market dependent)
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.98 W/kg (head) 0.90 W/kg (body)
SAR EU - 0.51 W/kg (head) 1.56 W/kg (body)
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio
Headphone jack Yes
Others
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- ANT+
- Fast battery charging 25W
- Versions: SM-A715F/DS, SM-A715F/DSN (Global); SM-A715F/DSM (Russia)

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Samsung Galaxy A71 Review

Definitely the flagships of the South Korean company Samsung are more discussed than its other devices, which are offered at a more affordable price. However, not every person demands maximum features from their phone. Neither is looking to pay more for something they won't. In this case, consumers are gravitating towards the mid-range. To this family belongs the Galaxy A71 model. It's not expensive, it's cute to look at and it offers everything that a mid-range phone is destined to have. 

The Galaxy A71 premiered in early 2020. The device is equipped with a Super AMOLED screen with a built-in fingerprint scanner, cameras with excellent resolution and a powerful Snapdragon processor. You can find out what other features this model is equipped with in the following lines. We will pay attention to the pros and cons, because, you know, in the name of affordable price the manufacturer has to cut some parameters. 

Design 

This model of Samsung definitely continues the spirit of development of the company in recent years. The lines on the body of the Galaxy A71 create a feeling of bulkiness and different planes. The play with colors depending on the light level in the environment continues to keep the look of the device un-boring. The user can choose between several colour options - sky blue, silver and black. 

We advise that to keep the Galaxy A71's body intact, you equip it with a suitable case promptly. Otherwise, its glossy back will get scratched. 

The phone is satisfyingly thin. You can hold it comfortably with one hand. It is not heavy at all. The body frame and also the back surface are made of plastic. 

Scanners 

The fingerprint scanner embedded in the screen does not work super fast, but it does the job. You can bet on the facial recognition technology. It works with the front camera. It represents a less reliable approach to privacy protection, but it's somewhat of an alternative.

Display 

The vogue of large notches is going away. What do we see with the Galaxy A71? It's got a huge 6.7-inch display with a small gap for the front camera. The resolution is 2400 x 1080 pixels. The aspect ratio is 20:9. 

The bezels of the Galaxy A71 are not large. The gap at the top and bottom is slightly larger, which is immediately noticeable, but not a minus. Good news is the presence of a protective layer. At first it will protect the screen from damage. Yes, it's not high-end, but it's an acquisition that no one will refuse. 

As for the image quality, the manufacturer has bet on AMOLED technology with all its pros and cons. Among the latter, for example, is that the eyes get tired if you have the habit of reading at night or watching videos. And the pros are the contrast and bright picture. The black colour is ideal. 

The company's Always-on Display technology is available in the Galaxy A71. You can adjust what information is displayed when the device has the screen locked. This is definitely one of the favorite features of Samsung fans. 

Performance 

This mid-range smartphone is based on a Snapdragon 730 processor coupled with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. There is an option to increase the memory. Adreno 618 accelerator is responsible for graphics processing. It is at an average level, quite expected for a non-flagship model. 

If you remember, we know a similar chip from the Galaxy A80 model. There, tests showed that the performance was on par for gaming, but you shouldn't throw in the too graphics-demanding among them. 

This is the time to add that in the Galaxy A71 we see modern Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX support, there's NFC and Samsung Pay. The South Korean company has kept the 3.5mm audio jack. 

Camera 

The Galaxy A71 is an example that cameras in modern phones are constantly evolving. Samsung has bet on a single playground with modules located on it. It rises slightly from the base of the body.  We recommend cleaning the lens from time to time, as it is possible that you have "smudged" it with your fingers. 

The camera unit contains four modules. The main one is a 64 MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture. By default, it shoots in 16-megapixel mode. Additionally, you get a 12-megapixel wide-angle module (f/2.2), a 5-megapixel macro camera (f/2.4) and a 5-megapixel depth-sensing sensor (f/2.2).  The fourth module does an excellent job of blurring the background of portrait shots. 

The front-facing camera is 32 MP and f/2.2 resolution. Fans of selfies will be pleased. It has one feature - HDR. 

The main module achieves satisfactory quality and detailed photos with not bad color rendering. In conditions of lack of sufficient light, it is desirable to resort to the use of night mode. This will preserve considerably more detail. The amount of noise will be minimized. 

As for the wide-angle module, like what we see in other mid-range phones, it is of mediocre quality. During the day, you'll take some pretty good photos. However, in tricky conditions, some correction elements will be visible. To get excellent shots, make sure you have enough light. 

With the Galaxy A71 in hand, the user can shoot videos at 30 frames per second. 

Autonomous operation

The Galaxy A71 has a large screen. This necessitates a large battery. Its capacity is 4500 mAh. Quite enough for a full day of active use. Fast charging technology also comes to the rescue. After only 30 minutes you will have a 30% battery charge. 

Conclusion 

Samsung Galaxy A71 will leave most users with pleasant impressions. The device looks modern and stylish. After all, it is a representative of the Galaxy family. Its performance is up to par (even flagship at times) to perform most tasks without a hitch. The camera is capable of taking quality pictures and with practice you will get better results. Ones that social networks will be excited about. The battery provides a satisfactory amount of battery life. We rate according to the standards for this class. 

Pros:

  • Appearance;
  • Performance;
  • Autonomous operation; 
  • Allows 2 SIM card operation;
  • Almost frameless screen; 
  • Fast recharge function;
  • Convenient and beautiful-looking menu; 
  • Ergonomics and unusual placement of cameras;
  • The main camera deserves praise. 

Minuses: 

  • Plastic casing; 
  • The protective glass is not the latest version;
  • Wireless charging is absent; 
  • Scanner isn't the fastest; 
  • There is a lot to be desired from the other cameras.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy A71 was around 399 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2019, December.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy A71 is 179 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy A71 is 6.7" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy A71 is 163.6 x 76 x 7.7 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
Yes, it supports fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Quad main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.