Samsung Galaxy A71 vs Samsung Galaxy A70: What’s the Difference

Samsung Galaxy A71 packs a quad rear camera setup, while its predecessor has three rear cameras.

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Samsung Galaxy A71 vs Samsung Galaxy A70: What’s the Difference

Samsung Galaxy A71 has a centrally-positioned hole-punch unlike the waterdrop-style notch in Galaxy A70

Highlights
  • Samsung Galaxy A71 sports a 64-megapixel main camera
  • Both the phones feature an in-display fingerprint sensor
  • Galaxy A71 and its predecessor, both pack a 4,500mAh battery

Samsung quietly launched the new Galaxy A71 today. Part of the company's Galaxy A-series, the Galaxy A71 is the successor to Galaxy A70 that was launched earlier this year, followed by the Galaxy A70s. The Galaxy A71 ditches the waterdrop notch of its predecessor and opts for a centrally-positioned hole-punch design that we recently saw in a tonne of leaks. As far as upgrades go, it packs a quad rear camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel main camera, while the 32-megapixel selfie camera is carried over from the Galaxy A70.

Samsung Galaxy A71 vs Samsung Galaxy A70: Price in India

Samsung is yet to reveal the pricing and availability details of the Galaxy A71. It will come in two variants – 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB. As for the colour options, it will be offered in Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Silver, Prism Crush Blue, and Prism Crush Pink. Coming to the Galaxy A70, it was originally priced at Rs. 28,990 for the sole 6GB RAM + 128GB variant, but it is currently going for Rs. 23,990 on Flipkart. The Galaxy A70 can be picked up in a choice of Black, Blue, and White colour options.

Samsung Galaxy A71 vs Galaxy A70 specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Samsung Galaxy A71 runs Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on top. As for the Galaxy A70, it currently runs Android Pie with an older version of One UI skin. Talking about the hardware specifications, the Galaxy A71 features a 6.7-inch, full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display with a hole-punch at the top, just like the one on the Galaxy Note 10 duo. Its predecessor, on the other hand, packs a 6.7-inch full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display with a waterdrop notch.

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Samsung Galaxy A71 features a quad rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel main snapper

 

Internally, the Galaxy A71 is powered by an octa-core SoC (dual 2.2GHz + hexa 1.8GHz), but the make has not been specified by Samsung. However, it is believed that the SoC in question is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, and it is paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage that can be further expanded via microSD card (up to 512GB). The Galaxy A70 relies on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, ticking alongside 6GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage that is also expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB). Both the phones feature a dedicated microSD slot for storage expansion.

In the camera department, the Galaxy A71 packs a quad rear camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture. To recall, the Galaxy A70s launched earlier this year packing a 64-megapixel rear camera and was positioned as a mid-cycle upgrade for the Galaxy A70. The main camera on the Galaxy A71 is assisted by a 12-megapixel wide-angle shooter with an f/2.2 lens, a 5-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.2 lens, and a 5-megapixel macro camera with an f/2.4 lens. On the front is a 32-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture.

Coming to the Galaxy A70, it features a triple rear camera that is highlighted by a 32-megapixel main snapper with an f/1.7 lens. It is accompanied by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter with an f/2.2 lens and a 5-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.2 lens. There is a 32-megapixel front camera with an f/2.0 lens for selfies and video calls. Both the phones feature an in-display fingerprint sensor for authentication.

The Galaxy A71 comes equipped with a 4,500mAh battery with 25W Super-Fast charging support. In comparison, the Galaxy A70 also packs a 4,500mAh battery that supports 25W Super-Fast Charging technology. The Galaxy A71 measures 163.6 x 76.0 x 7.7mm and tips the scales at 179 grams, while dimensions of the Galaxy A70 are 164.30 x 76.70 x 7.90mm, and it weighs 183 grams.

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Samsung Galaxy A71 vs Samsung Galaxy A70 comparison
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GENERAL
BrandSamsungSamsung
ModelGalaxy A71Galaxy A70
Release date12th December 2019March 2019
Launched in IndiaYes-
Dimensions (mm)163.60 x 76.00 x 7.70164.30 x 76.70 x 7.90
Weight (g)179.00-
Battery capacity (mAh)45004500
Fast chargingProprietaryProprietary
ColoursPrism Crush Black, Prism Crush Silver, Prism Crush BlueBlack, Blue, Coral, White
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches)6.706.70
Resolution1080x2400 pixels1080x2400 pixels
Aspect ratio20:9-
HARDWARE
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 730Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
RAM8GB6GB
Internal storage128GB128GB
Expandable storageYesYes
Expandable storage typemicroSDmicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)512512
Dedicated microSD slotYesYes
Processor-1.7GHz octa-core (2x2GHz + 6x1.7GHz)
CAMERA
Rear camera64-megapixel (f/1.8) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4)32-megapixel (f/1.7) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2)
Rear autofocusYes-
Rear flashYesYes
Front camera32-megapixel (f/2.2)32-megapixel (f/2.0)
SOFTWARE
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 9 Pie
SkinOne UI 2.0One UI
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 ac802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothYes, v 5.00Yes
USB Type-CYesYes
Number of SIMs22
Active 4G on both SIM cards-Yes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYes
SENSORS
Face unlockYesYes
Fingerprint sensorYesYes
In-Display Fingerprint SensorYes-
Compass/ MagnetometerYes-
Proximity sensorYesYes
AccelerometerYesYes
Ambient light sensorYesYes
GyroscopeYes-
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Beautiful Super-AMOLED display
  • Impressive slow-mo video recording
  • Good battery life and fast charging
  • Bad
  • Bulky and heavy
  • No camera night mode
  • No OIS or EIS
Display 6.70-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
Front Camera 32-megapixel
Rear Camera 32-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
OS Android 9 Pie
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels
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Nadeem Sarwar Nadeem Sarwar has been writing about technology, smartphones, and gaming for Gadgets 360. He closely follows new launches, leaks, and the latest developments in the world of tech. More
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