8/10
Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Much like Samsung Galaxy A51 5G, the main upgrade to this phone over the standard Galaxy A71 5G is 5G support. For the sake of knowing exactly what is different here’s a short list of changes when compared to the Samsung Galaxy A51:

  • The phone offers a sturdier, aluminum frame
  • The phone’s Exynos 980 chipset brings 5G support but comparable performance to standard Galaxy A71
  • Slightly more RAM (8GB vs 6GB)
  • Larger 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display

In every other area, the phone is identical to it’s non-5G sibling. While the idea of such little change between models might seem odd, 5G’s growing popularity means this phone will likely age with a bit more grace than the non-5G model.

That said, if you don’t live in a 5G area -- or don’t care about 5G support -- the standard model is just as good as this one. For an idea of what to expect, be sure to check out our Samsung Galaxy A51 review.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
6.7"
Camera
64+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Wired

If you're shopping for an Android phone right now and want to future-proof it with 5G, the A71 is a solid buy if you don't pay more than $500. The Pixel 4A 5G costs that much. It matches the A71 in several ways and produces better photos. But the Pixel doesn't have expandable storage, and its batter...

- Julian Chokkattu, Wired
Android Police

Samsung's A-series phones are  among the best-selling on the planet, and there's a reason for that: They give users a taste of premium Galaxy S features and performance while being much more practical to own. And while that means the A71 5G is making sacrifices all around, the sum of those cuts real...

- Stephen Schenck, Android Police
Android Authority

The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G is a solid mid-range device that competes well with others in its class. It offers an excellent screen with solid battery life and speedy performance. At half the cost of flagships, you'd hardly know it's not a top-flight phone.

- Eric Zeman, Android Authority
Tom's Guide

The Samsung Galaxy A71 offers a cheaper path to 5G service if that’s important to you, but otherwise it’s only a decent $600 phone. For hundreds less, the Pixel 4a and iPhone SE are better in almost every respect, save for battery life, while the OnePlus Nord is a much more well-rounded sub-$500 5G...

- Adam Ismail, Tom's Guide
Android Headlines

$599 is still a lot of money, especially in a global pandemic. But the cost feels more than worth it for what buyers get in return. There simply aren't many devices on offer for the same money that offer a similar flagship experience. Let alone with next-gen mobile networking attached.

- Daniel Golightly, Android Headlines


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Screen Size
6.7"

The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G's screen size is 6.7 inches with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.2 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 980 (8 nm) Octa-core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
64+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 64+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 32+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1024 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 2160 minutes, 960 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy A71 5G Specs

Overview
Release date June 15, 2020
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Networks
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1800/1900/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
5G:
1800/2100/2500/3500 /4700 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Samsung Exynos 980 (8 nm) Octa-core 2.2 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
ROM Unknown
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.69 W/kg
Body: 1.16 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1440 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 960 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 900 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 2160 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 16.7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Prism Cube Black, Prism Cube Blue, Prism Cube Sliver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.25 x 7.55 x 0.81 cm (6.4 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 185 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating Unknown
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel density 393 pixels
Size 6.7 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Fingerprint (under display, optical)
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1024 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
64+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, PDAF, HDR, 8x digital zoom, gyro-EIS, Slow Motion, 2nd camera feature (12MP, f/2.2, Ultrawide), 3rd camera feature (5MP, f/2.4, Macro), 4th camera feature (5MP, f/2.2, depth)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
32+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
F/2.2, HDR, Face unlock
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
More
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): SM-A716F, SM-A716F/DS, SM-A716F/DSN, SM-A7160

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