Best phone to buy under 400$ : Samsung Galaxy A71

Samsung Galaxy A71

Samsung Galaxy A71 is the most premium option in the “A” series from Samsung. The Galaxy A71 is a big phone with an amazing display having a punch-hole camera cutout powered by a 4500mAh battery along with Snapdragon 730. The phone feels snappy and performs great on a day to day tasks as well as casual gaming.

Samsung Galaxy A71 Readree review                                                                                credit: TechRadar


  • Big, beautiful screen
  • Awesome battery
  • Price
  • Ultrawide camera in a budget phone
  • Super Megapixels in a budget phone
  • Dual SIM with microSD card slot


  • No IP rating
  • No wireless charging

Samsung Galaxy A71 Design & Display

Samsung Galaxy A71 has a huge 6.7-inch Super AMOLED plus display which comes with minimal bezels and what Samsung calls it an infinity O display, it fits perfectly in the hand even though the phone has a larger form-factor.

The camera cutout as said above is a punch-hole camera design that is at the top of the display. It is in the area of notification bar which keeps it out of the way to intrude general usage.

The front-facing camera cutout on the A71 takes up more space than the camera cut-out on the cheaper A51 which is even though the same camera lens. And the reason for that is that the Galaxy A71 uses Super AMOLED Plus panel (vs Super AMOLED on the A51) which is thinner and lighter, but the camera cut-out needs to be a little larger.

And There’s no problem with this notch.

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The Galaxy A71 weighs just around 180grams, which makes it relatively manageable to use. But if you have tiny hands you may find it massive, and you gotta stretch the thumb to the top of the screen during one-hand usage.

On the right side of the phone, you will get power and volume rockers, while on the bottom you’ll find a headphone jack alongside the 25W fast-charging USB-C port. On the back, the panel is not glass its what Samsung calls their glastic design which is made of plastic and shines like glass and now Samsung has developed a new Prism effect for the rear of its latest A-series (the A71 and A51), which gives a cool look.

Color Options for the Galaxy A51 are:- Black, Silver, Blue & Pink.

Talking about the display, it’s 6.7 inches Super AMOLED Plus panel, which is bright and punchy with colors. It has a Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2400) which provides a good level of details on screen. Binging on your new favorite Netflix show would be a banger on this display.

The fingerprint scanner is embedded into the display as well, plus the option to use face recognition to unlock the phone instead.

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Samsung Galaxy A71 Camera & Battery

One of the good features of the Samsung Galaxy A71 is its camera performance. The front-facing camera is a 32MP shooter which produces high-quality images, even in some not so lighted environment.

On the back the Galaxy A71 has a quad-camera array, the main sensor is a 64MP f/1.8 offering and it produced good quality images. There is the option to switch to the 123-degree ultrawide camera lens for capturing more of your background. It has a 12-MP ultra-wide camera lens and it has also got 5MP macro & 5MP depth camera for close-up shots and background blur effects respectively.

The camera experience in this device is pretty impressive with many flagship modes and additions.

The Samsung Galaxy A71 can be a bit of star when it comes to battery life as it has a battery of 4500mAh which is bigger than Galaxy S10 Plus and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus. But the battery size of 4500-5000 mAh is pretty standard in mid-range smartphones. This battery will last you a well enough for 1-day with heavy usage.

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Performance & Specifications

Talking about the performance galaxy A71 comes with an octa-core processor & 6GB of RAM that will provide you much need graphical power to glaze in through your PUBG mobile gameplays.

This device comes with running Andriod 10, which feels fluid and fast and the storage option for the device is 128Gb which is enough for almost all of us. And in case if you need more they got you covered by offering an SD card slot that can be extended up to 512GB.

Here are the technical specifications of the phone from GSMArena

LAUNCH Announced 2019, December 12
Status Available. Released 2020, January 17
BODY Dimensions 163.6 x 76 x 7.7 mm (6.44 x 2.99 x 0.30 in)
Weight 179 g (6.31 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~87.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
PLATFORM OS Android 10, One UI 2
Chipset Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm) – Global
Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm) – Philippines
CPU Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
GPU Adreno 618
MEMORY Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
UFS 2.1
MAIN CAMERA Quad 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF
12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/240fps, 1080p@960fps; gyro-EIS
SELFIE CAMERA Single 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
NFC Yes (market dependent)
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
Charging Fast charging 25W
MISC Colors Prism, Crush Black, Silver, Blue, Pink
Models SM-A715F, SM-A715F/DS, SM-A715F/DSN, SM-A715F/DSM
SAR 0.98 W/kg (head)     0.90 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.51 W/kg (head)     1.56 W/kg (body)
Price $ 374.99 / € 367.99 / £ 345.00 / ₹ 32,998
TESTS Performance AnTuTu: 192 458(v7), 263396 (v8)
GeekBench: 7039 (v4.4), 1733 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 15fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker -29.0 LUFS (Average)
Audio quality Noise -93.5dB / Crosstalk -92.6dB

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