Samsung Galaxy A71 Review - Samsung is cashing it's name
Samsung Galaxy A71 features an Infinity - O display and comes with the quad rear camera setup. The phone has been released with a price of 521 USD (PKR 69,999) and prism crush black, silver, pink and blue colour variants.
It was competent enough to compete with the rating of Oppo Reno and Vivo V17 pro. It is not wrong to regard it as the elder brother of Samsung A51.
Someone familiar with Samsung recently released mid-ranger won't be surprised by the fact that the body is made plastic with a glass-like appearance.
The body is dazzling when it catches the light, even though the material is plastic, it still gives an exquisite look. One possible lacking is the structure is not waterproof.
The front screen of galaxy A71 is really large thanks to its 6.7 inches (FHD+) display. The profile is quite slim and surprisingly light and comfortable in the hand. The set has an in-display sensor, and samsung has done some shoddy craftsmen ship when it comes to fingerprint sensors. Many users have problem with sensor registration and its sensitivity. They usually ask
How do I scan my fingers faster??
The in-display sensor is mostly an optical sensor, it uses properties of light and waves to scan and register a fingerprint. So by knowing the kind of sensor used we can follow some precautionary guidelines:
If you use a screen protector, make sure it is compatible with in-display print scanner.
Wipe up the screen regularly.
Moisturize your hands, make sure fingers are not dry.
After new software updates people are having problem with registering finger print, hope so it gets resolved in further updates.
The screen itself is, of course, a Samsung Super AMOLED panel and it is flat, not curved, with a resolution of 1080x2400 and 20:9 aspect ratio. The screen is pre-installed with a glass protector.
A pinch hole is a cutout at the top centre for the selfies. On the top, there is a sim card tray and at the bottom is the headphone jack with the USB port.
The quad-camera is skillfully integrated into the handset, that the backside of the handset is relatively flat with a small bump of the camera setup. Such a handset is going to be another hit amongst budget buyers.
The display is just beautiful, I mean for the price you are paying for this is a flagship tier display and it is not dynamic AMOLED, but instead super AMOLED.
It feels like that those are just names because when compared to galaxy S10 it looks pretty much similar, but the PPI is a little bit higher for S10/ NOTE 10.
Display colours are quite lucid too, but a bit bland unless you turn in the vivid mode and you don’t get the HDR 10 support.
One can still go vivid and natural here on this device with the ability to turn on gestures as well, so this is not going to be a phone that the leaves you out of the nice new features.
The full-screen gesture is going to be great as you are getting a 6.7-inch display and you can take advantage of most of that. The screen does a good job when it comes to brightness.
The always-on display is the A71 one's method of showing you the time and notifications when asleep. An optical fingerprint reader located under the screen to wake up and unlock the phone.
The camera content looks great, sharp and contrast as you expect from a Samsung. A71 has an L-shaped quad-camera setup, there is a 64-megapixel quad rear camera (f1.8), a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera (f2.2), a 5-megapixel macro camera (f2.2) and 5-megapixel depth sensor (f2.4).
The camera shoots nice good contrast photos, lively colours and low noise plus very good dynamic range, it could be better in terms of fine detail but is not bad for a mid-ranger.
The file size is quite huge for portraits taken with the main camera. The depth sensor looked very good they have nice subject detection and separation.
Pleasing D focus backgrounds at 12 megapixel the ultrawide camera is an upgrade over last year’s 8 megapixel and has better detail and sharpness that of A70, as well as punchy colours and low noise close-ups taken with the macro camera are okay though we have seen better fine detail in the competition also since focus is fixed and it is tricky to get your subject in focus and shots may come out blurry.
Moving on to low light photography, shots taken with the main camera have nice colours of low noise.
However, they are soft and highlights are blown out. Unlike last year’s A70 there is night mode here and these photos and these photos are cropped down to 12 megapixel, the night mode not only restores blown highlights, but can get more detail in the shadows.
The skies shots from the ultrawide are not bad either even though they are noisier in less detail than the regular ones for an ultra-wide. At night these are still quite good, night mode is available too and it improves.
The front camera is 32 megapixel (f2.2), selfies turned out good with nice colours, wide dynamic range and nice detail.
You can record 4k video with a front camera these look quite good, but I wish there was better stabilization. 4k videos taken with the main camera are in 30 fps, and these are excellent, with enough detail, decent dynamic range and great contrasts and colours. The ultra-wide cam also takes 4k videos at 30fps, these are still good enough but the level of detail is lower and colours are bit washed out.
Video stabilization is available only at 1080p resolution and is quite smooth. There is also the super steady mode available on the ultra-wide camera which is even smoother, sort of like an action camera.
Other Specifications and performance:
Samsung Galaxy A71 runs android 10 with one UI 2.0 on top. It is launched with 6GB and 8GB variants that both have 128GB of onboard storage, which is plenty of space for your tunes and everything else.
Storage is expandable via micro SD card (up to 512GB). The smartphone is debuted alongside the Samsung A51.
At the heart of the galaxy A71 is a snapdragon 730 octa-core SoC, so one of the best mid-range chips available right now, it is a clear upgrade over snapdragon 675 and last year’s model.
This A71 does a great job in benchmark scores and it ran all of the heavy games (PUBG OR Asphalt9) tried out without hanging or overheating.
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Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. The phone also has an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Speakers and battery:
A71 offer that the Samsung flagships don’t, it is the 3.5mm jack. Sound quality through headphones is quite good with above-average loudness and little distortion.
Audio quality that the single bottom-firing loudspeaker is decent, comparable to that on Samsung's other recent mid-rangers.
Now for battery life, A71 has a 4500 mAh battery just like last years model and it performs just as well.
It can serve you up to 102 hours at normal browsing, charging speed has improved a bit since the A70 with a bundled 25-watt charger you can get approximately 50% charging in half an hour.
In this, Samsung A71 review team Gadgetslam gives A71 3.6 stars out of 5 stars.
Samsung galaxy A71 comes for $512 US. The phone is good looking build an excellent AMOLED display, a powerful mid-range chip set and some pretty nice cameras. However, it is a tad bit overpriced.
It lacks waterproof build and a quality optical finger print sensor.
It is the chipset and the cameras which are the main upgrades over the previous models (A70 and A51). The low light photography especially blows A70 out of the water, so if that’s important to you, it could be worth upgrading to this one.
Now the A71 is not the cheapest phone out there with this kind of specs but in the A-SERIES this is the best Samsung that you can get and it deserves a recommendation.