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Samsung Galaxy A71 Smartphone Review: An XXL display and quad cameras

A big presence. A 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display, an octa-core Snapdragon 730 SoC and quad rear-facing cameras with a 64 MP main shooter all make the Galaxy A71 sound good on paper. Samsung's new mid-range smartphone packs plenty of other features into its large case too, but our tests will show whether it is enough to trouble the established order.
Manuel Masiero, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Alex Alderson),

Samsung has refreshed the design and hardware of its popular Galaxy A series. This benefits our test candidate, the Galaxy A71, as it is one of the first representatives of the Galaxy A series in 2020.

With a diagonal of 6.7-inches, the mid-range smartphone is practically the same size as its predecessor, the Galaxy A70. The A71 also continues to use a Super AMOLED display, which has a resolution of 2400x1080 pixels. The changes to the rest of the hardware are largely limited to minor details, too. Samsung has swapped the Snapdragon 675 in the Galaxy A70 for a Snapdragon 730, for instance.

There is one big innovation, though. Samsung has completely revised the rear-facing camera unit for the A71, which is made up of four lenses. Additionally, the main camera has twice the resolution of its predecessor, with Samsung including a 64 MP sensor this time around. The Galaxy A70 had three rear-facing cameras too, with the South Korean company including ultra-wide-angle and bokeh sensors to complement the 32 MP main camera. By contrast, the A71 includes a 5 MP macro sensor alongside its three other sensors.

With that in mind, we shall endeavour to determine what these upgrades offer in total and if switching from the Galaxy A70 to the A71 is a worthwhile upgrade.

Samsung Galaxy A71 (Galaxy A Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 8 x 2.2 GHz, Kryo 470 Gold / Silver
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.7 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 393 PPI, capacitive, AMOLED, 16.95 cm/6.7-inch (full rectangle) / 16.71 cm/6.6-inch (rounded display corners), glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash, 128 GB 
, 104.2 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: microSD cards up to 512 GB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, compass, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Level 3, ANT+, WiFi Direct, Samsung Smart Switch, Bixby
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz. UMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz. 4G: Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26 , 28, 38, 40, 41. LTE Cat.11 (downloads up to 600 Mbit/s, uploads up to 75 Mbit/s). SAR values: Body - 1.562 W/kg, Head - 0.512 W/kg, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.7 x 163.6 x 76 ( = 0.3 x 6.44 x 2.99 in)
Battery
4500 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix Wide-angle lens (0.8 µm, 1/1.73") + ultra-wide-angle lens with 123° field of view (1.12 µm, 1/3.0") + 5 MP macro camera (1.12 µm, 1/5.0 ") + 5 MP depth camera (1.12 µm, 1/5.0"), videos up to 4K @ 30 FPS, slow-motion HD @ 240 FPS
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix Wide angle (0.8 µm, 1/2.74")
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker on the underside of the device, Keyboard: virtual, modular 25 W power supply, USB cable (Type-C to Type-C), headphones, SIM tool, quick start guide, One UI 2.0, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
179 g ( = 6.31 oz / 0.39 pounds), Power Supply: 35 g ( = 1.23 oz / 0.08 pounds)
Price
469 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Device Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82 %
02/2020
Samsung Galaxy A71
SD 730, Adreno 618
179 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.7"2400x1080
86 %
06/2019
Samsung Galaxy A70
SD 675, Adreno 612
183 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.7"2400x1080
79 %
01/2020
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4
159 g256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.15"2312x1080
80 %
01/2020
Motorola One Hyper
SD 675, Adreno 612
210 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.5"2340x1080
80 %
07/2019
Google Pixel 3a
SD 670, Adreno 616
147 g64 GB eMMC Flash5.6"2220x1080

Case - A lightweight handset despite its XXL case

Externally, it is hard to tell the A71 apart from its predecessor, the Galaxy A70. Both have nice narrow bezels, Gorilla Glass 3 to protect their FHD+ displays, in-screen fingerprint sensors and slim 20:9 aspect ratios, for instance.

The A71 retains the high-quality workmanship and appealing feel of its predecessor too, even if the chassis remains plastic and it continues to lack an IP certification. The absence of metal has its advantages, though. Despite having an XXL display, the A71 weighs a mere 179 g.

Samsung sells the A71 for 469 Euros (~$508) online, and it comes in several colours. Currently, the A71 comes in Prism Crush Blue, the colour of our review unit, Prism Crush Black or Prism Crush White. According to Samsung, colour options will vary by country and region.

Arguably, the biggest visual difference between the A71 and the Galaxy A70 is the implementation of their front-facing cameras. While the Galaxy A70 has a notch, the 32 MP selfie camera in the A71 sits behind a small hole in the display. This change increases the overall display area minimally but it does make the new Galaxy A-series addition look a bit more elegant than its predecessor.

Size Comparison

164.3 mm / 6.47 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 183 g0.4034 lbs163.6 mm / 6.44 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 7.7 mm / 0.3031 inch 179 g0.3946 lbs161.8 mm / 6.37 inch 76.6 mm / 3.02 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 210 g0.463 lbs152.9 mm / 6.02 inch 72.7 mm / 2.86 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 159 g0.3505 lbs151.3 mm / 5.96 inch 70.1 mm / 2.76 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 147 g0.3241 lbs

Connectivity - Dual SIM and 128 GB of storage in this mid-range Galaxy

The A71 offers real dual SIM connectivity, meaning that it can hold two nano-SIM cards and a microSD card simultaneously. The device can expand its 128 GB of UFS 2.0 flash storage with up to 512-GB microSD cards, for reference.

With its USB Type-C port, which still only operates at USB 2.0 speeds, the A71 also supports USB On-The-Go (OTG) functionality. The 3.5 mm jack and internal connections of Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC from the Galaxy A70 have remained too. Additionally, thanks to DRM Widevine L1 support, the A71 can also stream HD videos from DRM-protected services like Amazon Prime Video or Netflix.

Left-hand side: Dual SIM and microSD card tray
Left-hand side: Dual SIM and microSD card tray
Right-hand side: function key, volume rocker
Right-hand side: function key, volume rocker
Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Bottom: 3.5 mm jack, USB 2.0 Type-C port, microphone, speaker
Bottom: 3.5 mm jack, USB 2.0 Type-C port, microphone, speaker

Software - Android 10, One UI 2.0 and Bixby onboard

Android 10 runs on the A71 out of the box, atop of which Samsung has added One UI 2.0. The differences between the in-house OS and stock Android are small, meaning that people should quickly find their way around when switching from other versions of Android. Our review unit had the January 1, 2020, set of Android security patches installed at the time of testing in mid-February.

Nice extras in One UI are the dual messenger functionality, which allows you to be signed into two accounts for the same messenger app, and Bixby, Samsung's smart assistant. Bixby has a dedicated user interface called Bixby Home, which can be started with a swipe to the right on the home screen of the default launcher.

Samsung holds back with bloatware, too. In addition to the usual suite of Google and Samsung apps, the A71 comes pre-loaded with only a handful of third-party applications. These include Outlook, LinkedIn and Spotify. Most can be uninstalled. A little more than 104 GB of the nominal 128 GB storage space was free on our test device when we first booted it, for reference.

Communication & GPS - Wide LTE coverage

The A71 connects to mobile networks via GSM over 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz, UMTS over 850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz and 4G via Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40 and 41. The device covers significantly more LTE frequencies than its predecessor does and utilises LTE Cat.11 for up to 600 Mb/s download and 75 Mb/s upload speeds.

Just like its predecessor, the A71 supports up to Wi-Fi 5 connectivity with its Qualcomm WCN3980 modem. The A71 matched the download speeds of the Galaxy A70 in our Wi-Fi tests. While they have acceptable transfer speeds, there are devices with much faster modems than those that Samsung has included in the A71 and Galaxy A70. The A71 is a bit faster at uploading data than the Galaxy A70 is though, according to iperf3 Client. The A71 averaged 317 Mb/s in this test for reference, while the Galaxy A70 managed 264 Mb/s. We would not call that a clear advantage, though.

When connected to our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router, the A71 also delivered consistently high transfer speeds. We did notice a slight dip at the beginning of the iperf3 Client upload test, but this is no wider cause for concern here.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Google Pixel 3a
Adreno 616, SD 670, 64 GB eMMC Flash
637 (275min - 679max) MBit/s ∼100% +88%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Adreno 612, SD 675, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
338 (302min - 356max) MBit/s ∼53% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Adreno 618, SD 730, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
338 (295min - 356max) MBit/s ∼53%
Motorola One Hyper
Adreno 612, SD 675, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
337 (325min - 346max) MBit/s ∼53% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=600)
282 MBit/s ∼44% -17%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
189 (80min - 224max) MBit/s ∼30% -44%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Google Pixel 3a
Adreno 616, SD 670, 64 GB eMMC Flash
541 (422min - 570max) MBit/s ∼100% +71%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Adreno 618, SD 730, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
317 (151min - 367max) MBit/s ∼59%
Motorola One Hyper
Adreno 612, SD 675, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
314 (268min - 335max) MBit/s ∼58% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=600)
268 MBit/s ∼50% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Adreno 612, SD 675, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
264 (221min - 293max) MBit/s ∼49% -17%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
224 (197min - 260max) MBit/s ∼41% -29%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø338 (295-356)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø312 (151-367)
GPS Test: Outdoors
GPS Test: Outdoors
GPS Test: Indoors
GPS Test: Indoors

The A71 uses BeiDou, Galileo, Glonass and GPS for location services. In our tests, our review unit could find a satellite fix with up to 3 metres accuracy within a few seconds regardless of whether we tested it indoors or outdoors.

As always, we checked the precision of our review unit's GPS module under real conditions by taking it on a short bike ride and comparing its route against that recorded by a Garmin Edge 500.

In short, the A71 mapped our route just as accurately as the professional navigation device did, save for a few minor deviations.

GPS test: Samsung Galaxy A71 - Overview
GPS test: Samsung Galaxy A71 - Overview
GPS test: Samsung Galaxy A71 - Cycling around a lake
GPS test: Samsung Galaxy A71 - Cycling around a lake
GPS test: Samsung Galaxy A71 - Loop
GPS test: Samsung Galaxy A71 - Loop
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Overview
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Overview
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Cycling around a lake
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Cycling around a lake
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Loop
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Loop

Telephone Functions & Call Quality - VoLTE and VoWiFi in Samsung's mid-range smartphone

In addition to a microSD card reader, the A71 also has two nano SIM card slots, as we mentioned earlier. If you plan to use the device's dual-SIM functionality, then you can set a default for voice calls, messages and data services individually.

The A71 also supports voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi calls (VoWiFi). However, while VoLTE can be activated from within the main settings menu, you must go into the phone app to switch on VoWiFi.

In our tests, the A71 convinced us as having decent call quality. Quiet voices sometimes present the device with slight difficulties because it cannot always transmit them properly, but both sides of the call remain intelligible irrespective of whether you are calling a landline or another smartphone.

Cameras - Good pictures, but only in daylight

Taking a shot using the Galaxy A71's 64 MP camera.
Taking a shot using the Galaxy A71's 64 MP camera.

Cameras are one of the biggest differences between A71 and its predecessor, the Galaxy A70. Samsung has included four rear-facing sensors in the A71 rather than the three that it included in the Galaxy A70. These are joined by an LED flash. The main camera in the A71 is a 64 MP sensor too, which offers twice the resolution that the main sensor in the Galaxy A70 does.

However, the A71 always shoots in 16 MP. The device does this by combining four neighbouring pixels into one larger pixel, a process often called pixel binning. While this should allow the device to capture more light data per pixel, the default camera app does not support long exposure times. On the contrary, the app responds as soon as we press the shutter button.

Taking a selfie with AR stickers
Taking a selfie with AR stickers

Specifically, the A71 has a 64 MP main camera (0.8 µm, 1/1.73"), along with a 12 MP ultra-wide-angle lens (1.12 µm, 1/3.0"), a 5 MP depth sensor (1.12 µm, 1/5.0") and a 5 MP macro lens (1.12 µm, 1/5.0“). Meanwhile, the front-facing camera resolves at 32 MP (0.8 µm, 1/2.74").

Videos can be recorded at 4K and 30 FPS using the front or rear-facing cameras.

Overall, the A71 delivers solid picture quality for a mid-range smartphone. With its quadruple lens system, the smartphone takes good pictures in daylight, see scenes 1 and 2, which appear lively, sharp and dynamic. However, it cannot pick out fine image details quite as well as other middle-class rivals, though. The Google Pixel 3a is much better in this respect.

Low-light shots, like scene 3, pose some challenges for the main camera in the A71, too. Image details are completely lost here, with only the outlines of objects being present. The Galaxy A70 also struggled with this issue.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
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The A71 convinced us under controlled lighting conditions, even if our test chart looks a bit pale towards its outer edges. As we already observed in our other test photos, the A71 oversaturates colours to make images look more dynamic and vivid.

ColorChecker
28.6 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
38.8 ∆E
33.9 ∆E
44.7 ∆E
61.1 ∆E
52.4 ∆E
35.2 ∆E
43.3 ∆E
28.2 ∆E
63.8 ∆E
62.9 ∆E
30.9 ∆E
46.3 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
74.9 ∆E
43.2 ∆E
41.1 ∆E
87 ∆E
69.4 ∆E
51 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A71: 45.75 ∆E min: 12.19 - max: 86.96 ∆E
ColorChecker
17.3 ∆E
9 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
16 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
8 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
1.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A71: 10.99 ∆E min: 1.61 - max: 22.2 ∆E
A photo of our test chart
A photo of our test chart
A photo of our test at 1 lux
Our test chart in detail

Accessories & Warranty - 24 months' warranty and a 25 W fast charger

A look at the 25 W charger that Samsung includes in the box
A look at the 25 W charger that Samsung includes in the box

Samsung includes a modular 25 W charger in the box, which operates at up to 11 V/2.25 A. A USB Type-C to Type-C cable, a pair of headphones, a SIM tool and a quick-start guide are included, too.

The manufacturer does not offer any special accessories for the A71 at the time of writing.

The A71 also comes with a 24-month limited manufacturer's warranty. Please see our Guarantees, Return Policies & Warranties FAQ for country-specific information.

Input Devices & Operation - A function key instead of a power button in the Galaxy A71

The 10-point touchscreen of the A71 reacts quickly to inputs and implements them precisely even into the corners of the display. If you want to operate the 6.7-inch smartphone with one hand but find it difficult to reach every part of the display with your fingers, then you can activate a one-handed mode. Doing so reduces the display size by about a third. You can toggle one-handed mode by tapping the capacitive home button twice, for reference.

Samsung includes an in-screen fingerprint scanner, which reliably unlocks our review unit. The A71 also supports unlocking via face recognition, although it uses the front-facing camera to do so rather than an infrared sensor. Face recognition works relatively well in darker environments though, but only when the "Brighten screen" option is activated in the biometric sub-menu of Settings.

What is a power button on other smartphones is what Samsung calls the function button on the A71. Simply, the button can do more than just power on or off the device. While the function button switches on the A71 or wakes it up from standby, it also has two other uses. If you press it twice, for instance, then the device brings up your most recently used app. If you hold the button down for longer this opens Bixby Voice, Samsung's voice assistant. You cannot switch off the smartphone directly by using the function key, either. Only pressing the function key and volume down simultaneously will bring up the power menu, from which you can power off or restart the device.

Using the default keyboard in landscape mode
Using the default keyboard in landscape mode
Using the default keyboard in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard in portrait mode

Using the default keyboard in portrait mode

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

As with the Galaxy A70, the 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display in the A71 is a highlight of the device. The display still has an FHD+ resolution of 2400x1080 pixels, which results in a high pixel density of 393 PPI. In short, the A71 displays content sharply.

Samsung has once again tweaked the brightness of its new mid-range handset. Compared to the Galaxy A70, which averaged 552.4 cd/m² during our tests, the average peak luminosity of the A71 reached 646.3 cd/m² according to X-Rite i1Pro 2. APL50, a more practical test that records luminosity by evenly distributing light and dark areas across the display, recorded the device hitting 834 cd/m².

Sadly, the panel uses pulse width modulation (PWM) to regulate luminosity. The panel in our review unit flickers at between 121.4 and 247.5 Hz, frequencies that people with sensitive eyes may find annoying.

637
cd/m²
638
cd/m²
660
cd/m²
641
cd/m²
629
cd/m²
665
cd/m²
647
cd/m²
639
cd/m²
661
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 665 cd/m² Average: 646.3 cd/m² Minimum: 1.68 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 95 %
Center on Battery: 629 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.7 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 3 | 0.64-98 Ø6
98.2% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.1
Samsung Galaxy A71
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.7
Samsung Galaxy A70
Super AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.7
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
IPS, 2312x1080, 6.15
Motorola One Hyper
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.5
Google Pixel 3a
P-OLED, 2220x1080, 5.6
Screen
-19%
-40%
-27%
-35%
Brightness middle
629
554
-12%
507
-19%
455
-28%
403
-36%
Brightness
646
552
-15%
481
-26%
444
-31%
411
-36%
Brightness Distribution
95
98
3%
88
-7%
78
-18%
96
1%
Black Level *
0.38
0.53
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.7
3.3
-22%
4.72
-75%
3.86
-43%
5.1
-89%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6
9.2
-53%
7.84
-31%
6.59
-10%
11
-83%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3
3.4
-13%
5.5
-83%
4
-33%
2
33%
Gamma
2.1 105%
2.08 106%
2.158 102%
2.3 96%
2.22 99%
CCT
6340 103%
6606 98%
7596 86%
7367 88%
6589 99%
Contrast
1334
858

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 247.5 Hz ≤ 99 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 247.5 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 99 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 247.5 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17531 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The display not only impresses with its high maximum brightness but also good colour accuracy. The Natural display mode, for instance, delivers almost ideal colour and greyscale Delta E deviations. There is also a Vivid mode, which makes everything look more colourful. While this mode is not quite as accurate as Natural is, the difference in colour accuracy is not noticeable to the naked eye.

CalMAN: Colour accuracy - Natural mode, sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour accuracy - Natural mode, sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour accuracy - Vivid mode, P3 target colour space
CalMAN: Colour accuracy - Vivid mode, P3 target colour space
CalMAN: Colour space - Natural mode, sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour space - Natural mode, sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour space - Vivid mode, P3 target colour space
CalMAN: Colour space - Vivid mode, P3 target colour space
CalMAN: Grayscale - Natural mode, sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Grayscale - Natural mode, sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Grayscale - Vivid mode, P3 target colour space
CalMAN: Grayscale - Vivid mode, P3 target colour space
CalMAN: Colour saturation - Natural mode, sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour saturation - Natural mode, sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour saturation - Vivid mode, P3 target colour space
CalMAN: Colour saturation - Vivid mode, P3 target colour space

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
3.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 1.2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 2 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
4.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 2.4 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 3 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

The A71 has many advantages on its side for combating direct sunlight, too. Its high maximum brightness and theoretically infinite contrast ratio combat bright sunlight, as the photo below demonstrates. The A71 has stable viewing angles too, as is typical for devices with AMOLED panels.

Using the Samsung Galaxy A71 outdoors
Using the Samsung Galaxy A71 outdoors
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - A fast mid-range smartphone

The A71 uses the mid-range Snapdragon 730, an SoC that has eight cores. Qualcomm divides these into a performance cluster that contains two ARM Cortex-A76 cores and a standard cluster, which contains six ARM Cortex-A55 cores. These can clock up to 2.2 GHz and 1.8 GHz, respectively. There is also an Adreno 618 GPU and 6 GB of RAM onboard.

The A71 is currently one of the fastest mid-range smartphones on the market. Our review unit remained at the forefront of synthetic benchmarks during our tests, but it cannot decisively differentiate itself from its equally strong competitors.

The Motorola One Hyper, for instance, a device that is powered by the nominally weaker Snapdragon 675, slightly outperforms the A71 in system benchmarks like PCMark. By contrast, the Snapdragon 730 in the A71 has a significant advantage in graphics-intensive tests like GFXBench.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
OpenCL Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
861 Points ∼48%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
 
861 Points ∼48% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (272 - 4739, n=62)
1789 Points ∼100% +108%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1647 Points ∼85%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1331 Points ∼68% -19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (1647 - 1780, n=2)
1714 Points ∼88% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 3531, n=121)
1945 Points ∼100% +18%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
542 Points ∼98%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
349 Points ∼63% -36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (542 - 548, n=2)
545 Points ∼99% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1342, n=121)
553 Points ∼100% +2%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
7773 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
7315 Points ∼93% -6%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6042 Points ∼77% -22%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
7852 Points ∼100% +1%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
7387 Points ∼94% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (7177 - 7913, n=4)
7599 Points ∼97% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=524)
5973 Points ∼76% -23%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
8885 Points ∼94%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
9288 Points ∼98% +5%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
7593 Points ∼80% -15%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
9304 Points ∼98% +5%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
9458 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (8626 - 9075, n=4)
8909 Points ∼94% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=682)
6555 Points ∼69% -26%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2445 Points ∼91%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
2482 Points ∼92% +2%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2196 Points ∼81% -10%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
2605 Points ∼96% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (2445 - 2862, n=4)
2700 Points ∼100% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4061, n=175)
2664 Points ∼99% +9%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1731 Points ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
914 Points ∼30% -47%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
796 Points ∼26% -54%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
1029 Points ∼34% -41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (1731 - 2180, n=4)
1997 Points ∼65% +15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 9047, n=175)
3054 Points ∼100% +76%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1851 Points ∼68%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1063 Points ∼39% -43%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
927 Points ∼34% -50%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
1189 Points ∼44% -36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (1851 - 2302, n=4)
2119 Points ∼78% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6977, n=175)
2722 Points ∼100% +47%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2827 Points ∼90%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
2719 Points ∼86% -4%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2092 Points ∼67% -26%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
3011 Points ∼96% +7%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2763 Points ∼88% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (2827 - 3349, n=4)
3144 Points ∼100% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=527)
2229 Points ∼71% -21%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2085 Points ∼91%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
949 Points ∼41% -54%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
838 Points ∼37% -60%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
1094 Points ∼48% -48%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1611 Points ∼70% -23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (2085 - 2465, n=4)
2291 Points ∼100% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 10043, n=527)
2160 Points ∼94% +4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2214 Points ∼91%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1110 Points ∼46% -50%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
967 Points ∼40% -56%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
1274 Points ∼52% -42%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1772 Points ∼73% -20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (2214 - 2619, n=4)
2437 Points ∼100% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8386, n=528)
2014 Points ∼83% -9%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2702 Points ∼87%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
2727 Points ∼88% +1%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2084 Points ∼67% -23%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
2984 Points ∼97% +10%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2771 Points ∼90% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (2702 - 3339, n=4)
3091 Points ∼100% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=559)
2145 Points ∼69% -21%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3101 Points ∼90%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1571 Points ∼46% -49%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1261 Points ∼37% -59%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
1878 Points ∼54% -39%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2533 Points ∼73% -18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (3101 - 3741, n=4)
3448 Points ∼100% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=559)
2908 Points ∼84% -6%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3002 Points ∼89%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1734 Points ∼52% -42%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1382 Points ∼41% -54%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
2047 Points ∼61% -32%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2582 Points ∼77% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (3002 - 3644, n=4)
3359 Points ∼100% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=559)
2441 Points ∼73% -19%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3210 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
2886 Points ∼89% -10%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2207 Points ∼68% -31%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
3026 Points ∼93% -6%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2728 Points ∼84% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (3210 - 3331, n=4)
3246 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=608)
2107 Points ∼65% -34%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2296 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
823 Points ∼36% -64%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
730 Points ∼32% -68%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
1000 Points ∼44% -56%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1482 Points ∼65% -35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (2008 - 2299, n=4)
2212 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 9032, n=608)
1821 Points ∼79% -21%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2451 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
978 Points ∼40% -60%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
858 Points ∼35% -65%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
1175 Points ∼48% -52%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1651 Points ∼67% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (2192 - 2469, n=4)
2379 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7678, n=609)
1732 Points ∼71% -29%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2792 Points ∼89%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
2869 Points ∼91% +3%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2179 Points ∼69% -22%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
3000 Points ∼95% +7%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2708 Points ∼86% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (2792 - 3362, n=4)
3151 Points ∼100% +13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=651)
1977 Points ∼63% -29%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2999 Points ∼90%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1427 Points ∼43% -52%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
870 Points ∼26% -71%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
1814 Points ∼55% -40%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2419 Points ∼73% -19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (2999 - 3604, n=4)
3316 Points ∼100% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 12632, n=650)
2412 Points ∼73% -20%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2950 Points ∼90%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1606 Points ∼49% -46%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1004 Points ∼31% -66%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
1989 Points ∼61% -33%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2477 Points ∼76% -16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (2950 - 3547, n=4)
3277 Points ∼100% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9549, n=653)
2068 Points ∼63% -30%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
84 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
41 fps ∼49% -51%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
33 fps ∼39% -61%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
58 fps ∼69% -31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (67 - 84, n=4)
78 fps ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=796)
45.8 fps ∼55% -45%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
59 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
37 fps ∼63% -37%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
31 fps ∼53% -47%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
52 fps ∼88% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (55 - 59, n=4)
57.8 fps ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 138, n=805)
31.5 fps ∼53% -47%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
41 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
20 fps ∼49% -51%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
18 fps ∼44% -56%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
29 fps ∼71% -29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (34 - 42, n=4)
38.8 fps ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=701)
27.1 fps ∼66% -34%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
37 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
19 fps ∼51% -49%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
16 fps ∼43% -57%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
27 fps ∼73% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (31 - 37, n=4)
34.5 fps ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=709)
22.7 fps ∼61% -39%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
30 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
15 fps ∼50% -50%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
12 fps ∼40% -60%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
20 fps ∼67% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (24 - 30, n=4)
27.8 fps ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=564)
21.8 fps ∼73% -27%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
27 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
13 fps ∼48% -52%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
11 fps ∼41% -59%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
19 fps ∼70% -30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (22 - 27, n=4)
24.8 fps ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=566)
19.7 fps ∼73% -27%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
10 fps ∼88%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
4.7 fps ∼41% -53%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
4.2 fps ∼37% -58%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
5.2 fps ∼46% -48%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
7 fps ∼61% -30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (8.3 - 10, n=4)
9.4 fps ∼82% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=320)
11.4 fps ∼100% +14%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
6.7 fps ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
3 fps ∼37% -55%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2.6 fps ∼32% -61%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
3.3 fps ∼41% -51%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
4.4 fps ∼54% -34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (5.4 - 6.8, n=4)
6.25 fps ∼77% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=318)
8.12 fps ∼100% +21%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
16 fps ∼94%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
8 fps ∼47% -50%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6.4 fps ∼37% -60%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
8.9 fps ∼52% -44%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
11 fps ∼64% -31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (13 - 16, n=4)
15 fps ∼88% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=324)
17.1 fps ∼100% +7%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼92%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
9 fps ∼46% -50%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6.9 fps ∼35% -62%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
9.9 fps ∼51% -45%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
12 fps ∼61% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (15 - 18, n=4)
16.8 fps ∼86% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=323)
19.6 fps ∼100% +9%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
8 fps ∼47% -53%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6.4 fps ∼38% -62%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
11 fps ∼65% -35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (14 - 17, n=4)
16 fps ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=489)
14.6 fps ∼86% -14%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
15 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
7 fps ∼47% -53%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
7.3 fps ∼49% -51%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
10 fps ∼67% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (12 - 15, n=4)
13.8 fps ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=493)
13 fps ∼87% -13%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
247507 Points ∼77%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
185725 Points ∼58% -25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (247507 - 247877, n=2)
247692 Points ∼77% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 622888, n=118)
322814 Points ∼100% +30%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
167836 Points ∼81%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
153450 Points ∼74%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (202586 - 210836, n=2)
206711 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (17073 - 462516, n=297)
143610 Points ∼69%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
130196 Points ∼79%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
126241 Points ∼76%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (159151 - 171518, n=2)
165335 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5600 - 293444, n=490)
87858 Points ∼53%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1103 Points ∼88%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1259 Points ∼100% +14%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
998 Points ∼79% -10%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1229 Points ∼98% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (1099 - 1366, n=4)
1171 Points ∼93% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=735)
826 Points ∼66% -25%
Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3175 Points ∼88%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
2272 Points ∼63% -28%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1466 Points ∼41% -54%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2818 Points ∼78% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (3175 - 3875, n=4)
3616 Points ∼100% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=735)
2543 Points ∼70% -20%
Memory (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3466 Points ∼86%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
3285 Points ∼82% -5%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2993 Points ∼75% -14%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
3288 Points ∼82% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (3435 - 4646, n=4)
4007 Points ∼100% +16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=735)
1895 Points ∼47% -45%
System (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
6426 Points ∼98%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
6137 Points ∼93% -4%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
4909 Points ∼75% -24%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
5480 Points ∼83% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (6426 - 6760, n=4)
6569 Points ∼100% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=735)
3495 Points ∼53% -46%
Overall (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2972 Points ∼92%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
2756 Points ∼85% -7%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2153 Points ∼66% -28%
Google Pixel 3a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2811 Points ∼87% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  (2972 - 3539, n=4)
3242 Points ∼100% +9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=735)
1787 Points ∼55% -40%

The A71 makes a slightly bigger leap in terms of browser performance, though. The differences between the Samsung smartphone and its competitors are somewhat larger here. Subjectively, web-browsing feels fast on the A71, although the nominally weaker Galaxy A70 also gave us this impression.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (36.6 - 50.1, n=4)
43.5 Points ∼100% +19%
Samsung Galaxy A70 (Chrome 74.0.3729.157)
43.423 Points ∼100% +19%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 140, n=195)
41.1 Points ∼94% +12%
Samsung Galaxy A71 (Chrome 79.0.3945.136)
36.578 Points ∼84%
Google Pixel 3a
33.563 Points ∼77% -8%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
31.333 Points ∼72% -14%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy A70 (Chrome 74.0.3729.157)
80.828 Points ∼100% +24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (65.3 - 87.5, n=4)
74.1 Points ∼92% +13%
Samsung Galaxy A71 (Chrome 79.0.3945.136)
65.293 Points ∼81%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
50.919 Points ∼63% -22%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=625)
47.6 Points ∼59% -27%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 158, n=177)
43 runs/min ∼100% +31%
Samsung Galaxy A70 (Chrome 74.0.3729.157)
41.4 runs/min ∼96% +26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (32.8 - 46.5, n=4)
39.9 runs/min ∼93% +22%
Samsung Galaxy A71 (Chrome 79.0.3945.136)
32.8 runs/min ∼76%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
31.4 runs/min ∼73% -4%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Samsung Galaxy A70 (Chrome 74.0.3729.157)
82 Points ∼100% +37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (60 - 86, n=4)
73 Points ∼89% +22%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=262)
70 Points ∼85% +17%
Samsung Galaxy A71 (Chrome 79.0.3945.136)
60 Points ∼73%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
52 Points ∼63% -13%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (12771 - 17501, n=4)
15757 Points ∼100% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A70 (Chrome 74.0.3729.157)
15716 Points ∼100% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A71 (Chrome 79.0.3945.136)
12771 Points ∼81%
Google Pixel 3a
10844 Points ∼69% -15%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
9549 Points ∼61% -25%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=793)
7954 Points ∼50% -38%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1854 - 59466, n=819)
9707 ms * ∼100% -183%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
4317.8 ms * ∼44% -26%
Google Pixel 3a
3589.4 ms * ∼37% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A71 (Chrome 79.0.3945.136)
3435.5 ms * ∼35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (2564 - 3436, n=4)
2950 ms * ∼30% +14%
Samsung Galaxy A70 (Chrome 74.0.3729.157)
2806.8 ms * ∼29% +18%

* ... smaller is better

The A71 must tie for third with the Galaxy A70 and Motorola One Hyper, with little to nothing separating their read and write speeds. Only the Huawei P30 Lite New Edition stands out clearly here, especially with its strong 4K transfer and sequential read speeds.

Samsung Galaxy A71Samsung Galaxy A70Huawei P30 Lite New EditionMotorola One HyperGoogle Pixel 3aAverage 128 GB UFS 2.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-13%
53%
1%
-15%
-3%
-32%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
57.18 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
58.78 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
66.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
17%
53.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-6%
54.4 (28.6 - 70.2, n=17)
-5%
51.1 (1.7 - 87.1, n=536)
-11%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
73.39 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
76.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
76.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
74.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
70.3 (30.2 - 86, n=17)
-4%
69.1 (8.1 - 96.5, n=536)
-6%
Random Write 4KB
109.57
21.95
-80%
171.6
57%
106.9
-2%
99.86
-9%
84.8 (13.5 - 187, n=23)
-23%
36.4 (0.14 - 319, n=890)
-67%
Random Read 4KB
112.25
103.8
-8%
198.7
77%
129.4
15%
63.6
-43%
125 (88.4 - 173, n=23)
11%
59.7 (1.59 - 324, n=890)
-47%
Sequential Write 256KB
192.38
193.97
1%
391.1
103%
190.8
-1%
253.87
32%
196 (143 - 257, n=23)
2%
129 (2.99 - 911, n=890)
-33%
Sequential Read 256KB
493.04
508.48
3%
800.3
62%
492.2
0%
301.99
-39%
495 (409 - 733, n=23)
0%
345 (12.1 - 1802, n=890)
-30%

Games - Current titles run smoothly

The A71 is well equipped for playing current games. As our measurements with Gamebench show, PUBG Mobile, for example, runs smoothly even at high details. However, the game remains at 30 FPS despite being set to high frame rates. The same applies to Asphalt 8: Airborne, although we did not encounter stutters here. We would have liked to benchmark Asphalt 9: Legends, too. Strangely enough, the game was not available to download from the Google Play Store.

Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt 8: Airborne
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
010203040Tooltip
; PUBG Mobile; 0.16.0: Ø29.8 (7-32)
; Asphalt 8: Airborne; 4.8.0i: Ø29.9 (28-30)

Emissions - Cool Samsung phone with slight throttling

Temperature

GFXBench battery test: T-Rex
GFXBench battery test: T-Rex
GFXBench battery test: Manhattan
GFXBench battery test: Manhattan

The A71 remained pleasantly cool during our tests and heats up to no more than 34.4 °C even under full load. The device uses tricks internally to keep this cool, though.

As the GFXBench battery test shows, a benchmark that renders a scene 30 times in a row, the A71 throttles its SoC after a short time. There is no noticeable drop in performance though, although GFXBench reports throttling of up to 20%. This still leaves enough power to play games smoothly, in our opinion.

Max. Load
 33.4 °C
92 F
32.9 °C
91 F
28.6 °C
83 F
 
 33.6 °C
92 F
34.2 °C
94 F
28.7 °C
84 F
 
 34.4 °C
94 F
34 °C
93 F
29.4 °C
85 F
 
Maximum: 34.4 °C = 94 F
Average: 32.1 °C = 90 F
26.9 °C
80 F
29.6 °C
85 F
30.2 °C
86 F
26.7 °C
80 F
29.5 °C
85 F
32.9 °C
91 F
27.6 °C
82 F
30.4 °C
87 F
33.7 °C
93 F
Maximum: 33.7 °C = 93 F
Average: 29.7 °C = 85 F
Power Supply (max.)  25 °C = 77 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Voltcraft IR-260 / Fluke t3000 FC
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.1 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 34.4 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.7 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.8 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The A71 has a single speaker that sits on the underside of its frame. The speaker delivers a rounded sound and one that is akin to that of the speaker in the Galaxy A70. Overall, the speaker is good enough for watching YouTube and occasionally listening to music.

You will be rewarded by even better sound quality if you connect external audio equipment like headphones and speakers, though. You can connect these to the device's 3.5 mm jack or Bluetooth, for reference.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.232.22524.426.33127.329.74022.729.5503330.56326.725.68023.420.81002122.412517.621.516018.233.820014.740.92501550.23151656.740015.759.550014.465.563014.365.980014.269.4100014.270.5125013.869.9160014.970.8200014.573.5250014.674315014.376.7400014.475.6500014.973.4630014.473800014.675.3100001574.91250015.168.81600015.561.6SPL26.785.2N0.862median 14.7median 69.4Delta0.611.432.833.825.532.527.524.422.328.428.532.618.925.720.224.921.621.418.718.920.232.517.136.714.646.315.955.615.459.116.56214.264.214.569.613.368.713.469.813.672.314.271.614.67213.673.714.47714.574.414.275.814.677.214.874.614.967.315.258.326.585.30.861.5median 14.6median 68.70.811.3hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy A71Samsung Galaxy A70
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy A71 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 31.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 21% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 69% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 48% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 43% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy A70 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 33.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.2% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 40% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 48% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 63% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 30% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Power Management - A Samsung smartphone with marathon runtimes

Power Consumption

With its Snapdragon 730 SoC, the A71 uses little power and runs almost as energy-efficiently as the Galaxy A70. The Huawei P30 Lite New Edition is a bit more economic than our review unit, though.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.32 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.63 / 1.49 / 1.51 Watt
Load midlight 4.62 / 7.11 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Samsung Galaxy A71
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A70
4500 mAh
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
3340 mAh
Motorola One Hyper
4000 mAh
Google Pixel 3a
3000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
1%
-30%
15%
6%
-14%
Idle Minimum *
0.63
0.66
-5%
0.95
-51%
0.61
3%
0.643 (0.54 - 0.8, n=4)
-2%
0.891 (0.2 - 3.4, n=897)
-41%
Idle Average *
1.49
1.69
-13%
2.1
-41%
1.56
-5%
1.235 (0.95 - 1.49, n=4)
17%
1.756 (0.6 - 6.2, n=896)
-18%
Idle Maximum *
1.51
1.8
-19%
2.4
-59%
1.6
-6%
1.448 (1.08 - 1.8, n=4)
4%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=897)
-35%
Load Average *
4.62
3.42
26%
4.2
9%
2.67
42%
4.28 (2.7 - 5, n=4)
7%
4.12 (0.8 - 10.8, n=891)
11%
Load Maximum *
7.11
5.88
17%
7.7
-8%
4.33
39%
6.65 (5.4 - 7.11, n=4)
6%
6.11 (1.2 - 14.2, n=891)
14%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Low power consumption and a 4,500 mAh battery should combine to deliver long runtimes, which the A71 does. With over 13 hours of web-browsing and more than 19 hours of HD video playback, the A71 smartphone is a real marathon runner. We should point out that the Galaxy A70 fares equally well here, with both devices leaving our other comparison devices in the dust.

The A71 can be charged quickly too thanks to its 25 W power supply. Our review unit took exactly 1:25 hours to reach full charge from 0%. The smartphone does not support wireless charging, though.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
36h 04min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
13h 35min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
19h 24min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 02min
Samsung Galaxy A71
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A70
4500 mAh
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
3340 mAh
Motorola One Hyper
4000 mAh
Google Pixel 3a
3000 mAh
Battery Runtime
1%
-22%
-8%
-25%
Reader / Idle
2164
2600
20%
1359
-37%
H.264
1164
1117
-4%
802
-31%
WiFi v1.3
815
736
-10%
719
-12%
753
-8%
612
-25%
Load
242
233
-4%
223
-8%

Pros

+ well-built and slim case
+ 3.5 mm jack
+ dual SIM, VoLTE, VoWiFi and LTE Cat.11
+ wide LTE coverage
+ good GPS module
+ 128 GB of internal storage
+ very bright Super AMOLED display
+ good battery life
+ 25 W quick-charger included in the box

Cons

- no IP certification
- average quad rear-facing cameras
- PWM flickering
- slight performance throttling under load

Verdict - The Galaxy A71 is a good mid-range smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy A71 smartphone review. Test device courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de.
The Samsung Galaxy A71 smartphone review. Test device courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de.

With the Galaxy A71, Samsung has created a good mid-range smartphone with all the virtues of its predecessor but with a few extras thrown in. The A71 has broader LTE coverage than the Galaxy A70 does, for instance, and it has an additional rear-facing camera. Its main rear-facing camera is a 64 MP sensor too, an upgrade over the 32 MP sensor that was included in the Galaxy A70. Like its predecessor, the A71 only takes good shots in daylight conditions.

The clear highlight of the Galaxy A71 is its 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display, an area that it shares with the Galaxy A70. The A71 has a brighter panel than its predecessor though, while retaining decent colour accuracy. Our review unit has equally good battery life, too.

The Samsung Galaxy A71 does everything as well as its predecessor but hardly brings any true innovations to the table.

Overall, the A71 is not a compelling upgrade over the Galaxy A70. While the A71 is a good all-rounder, there is hardly anything new about it. The Galaxy A70 is around 100 Euros (~$108) cheaper than the A71 too, giving people hardly any reason to switch to Samsung's latest Galaxy A-series smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy A71 - 02/13/2020 v7
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
85%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
49 / 70 → 69%
Weight
90%
Battery
91%
Display
88%
Games Performance
24 / 64 → 37%
Application Performance
66 / 86 → 77%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
77 / 90 → 85%
Camera
64%
Average
76%
82%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Manuel Masiero, 2020-02-17 (Update: 2020-02-18)
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Editor of the original article: Manuel Masiero - Review Editor
In 1986, when I had annoyed my parents long enough, they finally bought me a C64 that I had seen at a friend's place - and immediately knew that this was what I wanted. Since then, the fascination for computers has never left me and basically I tinker with everything I can get my hands on. From the C64 to the Amiga 500 and a hugely uncool IBM computer with 8088 CPU (and green IBM monochrome monitor!) in the early 90s, the list grew longer and longer. The current projects are called PC, Tablet and Smartphone.
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