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Samsung Galaxy A71 Review Rundown

Samsung ElectronicsPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Samsung Galaxy A71 5G Smartphone
Neoscore* 74%
  • Great value for money
  • Solid performance for the price
  • Solid battery life
  • Not as good a deal as the Galaxy A51

Summary

The Samsung Galaxy A71 offers a big edge-to-edge display with a hole-punch cutout for the front-facing camera, as well as a rectangular camera bump on the back. The phone is powered by a 4,500mAh battery that will get even the most demanding user through the day. We expect the phone to get at least a year of major updates, so hopefully it'll make it to Android 11.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G is the most expensive device in the Galaxy A-series. It has an edge-to-edge display with a hole-punch cutout for the front-facing camera. Thanks to the plastic back, the phones feels very lightweight. The phone will beat the Snapdragon 730-equipped Google Pixel 4a in raw performance.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful, high-quality display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good camera performance
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 61%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
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 A series in 2020. The A71 offers real dual SIM connectivity, meaning that it can hold two nano-SIM cards and a microSD card simultaneously. Android 10 runs on the A71 out of the box, atop of which Samsung has added One UI 2.0.
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Pros[**]
  • Super AMOLED display
  • Dual SIM and microSD card simultaneously
  • Decent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The $599.99 Galaxy A71 5G is flat in the front, with a curved plastic back panel. AT&T, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and unlocked versions of the phone support sub-6GHz 5G. On the back, the phone sports a 64MP primary camera, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 5MP macro lens.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Solid performance
  • Long battery life
  • Solid camera
  • Good performance
Cons[**]
  • In-display fingerprint sensor isn't as accurate as on the Pixel 4a

techadvisor[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy A71 is one of four new phones Samsung unveiled at CES 2020. It will be on sale in the UK from 7 February, but pricing is still unconfirmed. It has the same display, battery, and storage as the S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite, with a camera setup that's comparable - and arguably better - all for a likely lower price.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Great value for money
  • Great battery life
  • Decent camera setup
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy A71 is aimed more at the TikTok generation. It uses Samsung's Infinity-O screen technology and has a 6.7-inch display. The front-facing, 32MP snapper produces high quality shots, even in awkward lighting. Round the back and the Samsung A71 packs four cameras offering a 64MP f/1.8 sensor. You can fit more of your surroundings into a shot by tapping an icon on the screen to switch to the 123 degree, 12MP ultra-wide camera.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Big, colorful screen
  • Long battery life
  • Good cameras
Cons[**]
  • Camera cut-out is a bit large

tomsguide[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G costs $599 — so long as you buy it unlocked or through AT&T, T-Mobile or US Cellular. It features one of Samsung's Super AMOLED panels, with a full-HD resolution spanning 6.7 inches. The A71 does not support wireless charging, which is a bit surprising given that this phone only costs $100 less than the iPhone 11.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 6.7-inch AMOLED display
  • Long battery life
  • Decent camera performance
Cons[**]
  • Not water resistant

trustedreviews[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy A71 has a large 6.7-inch display and a 64MP main camera. The phone is unashamedly plastic and feels cheap and cheerful. There's no wireless charging, no IP rating and Samsung couldn't confirm whether the display would support HDR content. In the UK the A71 will cost £419 when it launches in Q1 2020.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Super AMOLED display
  • Fast 25w charging
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

wired[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from wired have found the following[***]:
Samsung's Galaxy A71 5G has a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen. It's powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor and 6 GB of RAM. Performance is ample, running games like Genshin Impact without much trouble. Despite having a dedicated Night mode, the cameras falter in dim light.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Long battery life
  • Good camera system
  • Good performance
  • 5G support
Cons[**]
  • Fingerprint sensor takes two tries to identify

references

1. ^ Samsung Galaxy A71 5G review: Don’t call it a budget phone. digitaltrends. 2020-08-04 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Samsung Galaxy A71 Smartphone Review: An XXL display and quad cameras. notebookcheck. 2020-02-17 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
3. ^ Samsung Galaxy A71 5G Review. pcmag. 2020-09-01 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Samsung Galaxy A71 review: Hands-on. techadvisor. 2020-01-10 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Hands on: Samsung Galaxy A71 review. techradar. 2020-10-06 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Samsung Galaxy A71 5G review. tomsguide. 2020-08-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Hands on: Samsung Galaxy A71 Review. trustedreviews. 2020-02-03 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ Review: Samsung Galaxy A71 5G. wired. 2020-10-21 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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