The Galaxy A series by Samsung was always meant to target the mid-range segment, and the Samsung Galaxy A71 is a perfect budgeted specimen of that! Galaxy A71 is built like the Galaxy A70 with upgrades to the camera and chipset, a sleek design, and a smaller cutout. The Samsung Galaxy A71 release date was in 2019-end.
Samsung Galaxy A71 Design and display
Samsung Galaxy A series has striking looks, and the A71 is nonetheless a wonder. The end is broken down in quadrants that have different hues. The phone has a polycarbonate back with a gradient design and glossy coating make that tops the back look. The back also has a rectangular camera housing, razor-thin bezels located at the front, and a punch-hole design for the front camera. The power and volume buttons are located on the right side and enable easy access to the user. There is a single speaker located at the bottom.
The front has a 6.7-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED display protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 3. The flowing curves located at the backside along with the bezels make it easy to use the phone.
Samsung Galaxy A71 Hardware and Battery
Snapdragon 675 chipset powers the Samsung Galaxy A71 device. It features upgraded internals in the form of Snapdragon 730.
The Snapdragon 730 has two Cortex A76 cores clocked at 2.20GHz and six energy-efficient Cortex A55 cores that go up to 1.8GHz. There is also the Adreno 618 GPU, the Hexagon 688 DSP, which is built on the 8nm node and enables the Galaxy A71 to deliver better battery life than its predecessor. The device is equipped with 6GB RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. There is also a new variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage model.
One of the distinctive features of the Galaxy A71 is its battery life. The device runs on a 4500mAh battery and delivers more than a day usage consistently. The battery has 25W fast charging, with a 25W charger that comes along with the device. Users will get a 50% charge in 30 minutes, and a full charge would take around 80 minutes.
In terms of connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy A71 has Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, A-GPS, and NFC. There is also a Category 15 LTE modem with 3x carrier aggregation, and the global variant has various LTE bands.
Samsung Galaxy A71 Camera
The new phone has a 64MP primary lens with a 12MP wide-angle shooter, a 5MP macro lens, and a 5MP portrait lens. The 64MP camera relies on the pixel binning to produce 16MP shots by default, and there is also a 32MP camera located at the front for selfie shots. The 12MP wide-angle camera also makes decent shots in detail and accurate colors. The A71 has excellent portrait photography quality in Live Focus mode. However, it doesn’t stand out well in low-light conditions.
Samsung Galaxy A71 Software
The Galaxy A71 device has One UI 2.0 based on Android 10. The software features of this phone are similar to the Galaxy S20 series.
Users can select between Android 10’s navigation gestures and the signature system of Samsung. The phone has an in-built screen recorder, integrated system-wide dark mode, Edge screen with attractive panels, Link to Windows, Samsung Pass, Game Booster, and many other features. It also has a software-assisted face unlock feature, but this feature and the fingerprint sensor are quite unreliable.
The Galaxy A71 also has an advanced Samsung Pay feature. Mobile payments by Samsung can be conducted with this feature, as it works effectively with NFC machines and older MST card readers. There is also the bloatware, and users will find the usual Microsoft services, the Helo social network, DailyHunt, and several others.
Samsung Galaxy A71 Review
The good news is that users can immediately uninstall all the bloatware. As per Samsung’s new software commitment, the Galaxy A71 will receive three platform updates altogether along with three years of security upgrades regularly.
The Galaxy A71 is a great phone with its upgraded internal hardware and a high-end 64MP camera. It has everything that a person can seek in a mid-range phone. The Galaxy A71 5G is available across the U.S. for $500.
Samsung Galaxy A71 Specifications
|Software||One UI 2.0 based on Android 10|
|Display||6.7-inch (2400×1080) Super AMOLED|
|Chipset||2.20GHz Snapdragon 730|
|Rear Camera 1||64MP ƒ/1.8 (primary)|
|Rear Camera 2||12MP ƒ/2.2 (wide-angle)|
|Rear Camera 3||5MP ƒ/2.4 (macro)|
|Rear Camera 4||5MP ƒ/2.2 (portrait)|
|Front Camera 1||32MP ƒ/2.2|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, BT5.0, NFC|
|Battery||4500mAh | 25W|
|Colours||Prism Crush Black, Silver, Blue|
|Dimensions||163.6 x 76 x 7.7mm|