Samsung Galaxy A71 review: The Galaxy A71 is the best mid-range phone with a 64MP main camera, 4500mAh battery, and a 6.7-inch SAMOLED screen. A lot has improved in the last 180 days that brings us to write a review of this phone. In the present blog, I am commonly going to share my personal experience with this handset. A71 started off as a typical Samsung mid-ranger, but with the updates and improvements, Samsung has made this phone well worth it. Being the eldest one in the new Samsung lineup, the A71 introduced the biggest screen and battery in the series at that time. For the money you pay, this is the best screen, and the screen size you can get.
A71 has Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus panel. This Super AMOLED technology is new with a lot of improvements. The phone among its competitors offers the best bezel profile and the bottom chin on this screen, watching videos indoor or outdoor is a superb experience of its own kind. Even playing games is a whole lot of fun. The touch responsiveness is very good for this phone. The brightness of the phone is quite high, but there is slight room for more brightness in the display. However, for normally used tasks, this is more than enough. The color accuracy of Super AMOLED panels is incontrovertible. If you try to knock the screen, you will realize the premium-ness of the panel as it seems too rigid. The phone doesn’t have Haptic Feedback but if we look at the A71’s competitor, which is the Mi Note 10 Lite, that has got the Haptic Feedback.
One UI 2.1 on the Galaxy A71 works very smoothly. Samsung worked very well on one UI and solve the previous issue and the result is Samsung ended up giving us the best UI for an Android smartphone. With the latest update, the A71 got a new feature i.e. the Music Share and Quick Share feature. The Samsung galaxy A71 still has Android 10. A71 comes with the Always-on display feature to complement that super AMOLED panel. The phone has an in-display fingerprint scanner. While Samsung has compromised first is the build quality of this phone. The phone brings an excellent design, a shiny back with geometric patterns casting different shades under light, what I don’t like is the polycarbonate build, which in simple words is plastic.
There is no IP rating either, however, the phone can handle a splash. The frame is also built out of plastic but built beautifully to go in line with the body of the phone and keep a bit of premium-ness alive here. Samsung Galaxy A71 is a big phone so to handle the phone either you have big hands to handle the phone single handily or used both hands to use this phone easily. A71 was easy to carry around because of its extremely thin body and its light build. The plastic build helps this phone to keep its weight lighter. Another department where Samsung has cut the corners is the chipset. The processor used in A71 is Snapdragon 730 in most of the regions. I don’t mean to say that Snapdragon 730 is not a good chipset, it is definitely among the best ones for mid-rangers, but the Snapdragon 730G for all regions could be better. Snapdragon 730G puts a higher score on benchmarks because of its graphic improvement which available in snapdragon 730G. Mi Note 10 Lite is slightly faster than Samsung A71 just because of this G’s difference.
The phone uses Adreno 618GPU. The Antutu score of Samsung Galaxy A71 is 250K after updating to the One UI 2.1. You may get higher Antutu benchmark scores depending on what temperature you have in your region, so take this score with a pinch of salt. Multi-tasking and background app management is something where this phone would literally crush the competition. An 8GB RAM is in their powering UI. All necessary sensors are available in this phone including its dedicated gyroscope, proximity, and a handful of other sensors.
Gamers are going to like this phone and there are quite a few reasons for that. For example, the phone has a huge screen to play the game. PUBG goes up to the ultra-frame rate in galaxy A71. Graphics are the best in this category, the game doesn’t lag for a single time. The cherry on top? We, could not find a heating issue on the phone while playing games. Its temperature management is good on the phone. Other than PUBG, COD Mobile is another game that plays very smoothly on the phone. COD Mobile gives very high graphics and framerate on A71. While talking about gaming, I want to point little your attention to the speaker of this phone. Speaker produces a very low sound output. To get the best sound experience from games or music, used headphones or earphones. The output in-ear is very good.
Samsung Galaxy A71’s has a Quad Camera setup looks just good back in the day, it was only good until a couple of weeks back. After the latest update, the cameras have notably improved. Samsung gives all Galaxy S20 exclusive camera features to the galaxy A71. The camera has Single Take, Quick video Recording, My filters, night time-lapse, and an upgraded pro-mode-like exclusive feature on this phone. I had the biggest issue with the limited pro-mode of the phone, the previous pro-mode didn’t have the shutter speed. Thankfully, all the missing features are here. The best thing that has happened to the A71’s camera, it supports the EIS to 4K resolution. I don’t believe that the image resolution has changed, the galaxy A71 takes the best ultrawide photos for a midrange, its normal camera is a great all-rounder and especially it’s a low-light performer. In some lighting conditions, the images are overexposed. The phone’s live focus works well too. The Macro camera of the phone is very good the user would love to use it.
According to your daily usage battery performance varies. We conducted two battery drain tests on this phone. In one test this phone battery went over 9 hours and, in another test, it hit over 10 hours. In real-life usage, this phone can stay on for a number of days on standby. I mostly use the galaxy A71 for 1 PUBG match, 2 3 COD mobile matches, I use the phone in my car for Bluetooth playback, and sometimes I use its WiFi hotspot as well. According to my usage, the battery easily lasts for over a day. It easily gives me a screen on time of over 4 hours before it falls down to 45 percent, so it can easily provide a screen on time of over 8 hours with a mobile data turn on and SIM card inserted.
Samsung Galaxy A71’s come’s with an amazing 25W Super-Fast Charger. The battery gets fully charged up to 100% in 80 minutes. I used both A71 along with my Galaxy S10 Plus. Both phone experience for me is similar except for the plastic build of the A71. If Samsung used a glass build on this phone, the A71 could have become the top choice for everyone.
Here, I feel Samsung should do some improvements in the Galaxy A71. The A71 missing the feature 1080P @ 60FPS. Even In last year launched Redmi Note 8 Pro and New Note 9 pro have the Samsung GW1 sensor and they both support the 1080P @ 60FPS videos. The Pro Mode of this phone still doesn’t allow lens selection, I believe this feature should be there. The raw images cannot capture by Pro mode, we deserve this feature too. Galaxy A71 will easily make up to Android 12 and I am pretty sure this phone will get the One UI 2.5 soon too. The way Samsung has improved this phone so far and I hope continues improving it, this phone can easily last for up to 2 years for an average user.