Samsung Galaxy A71 vs Galaxy A70: What’s Changed?
Samsung unveiled two new smartphones belonging to the Galaxy A-series family, and one of them is the Galaxy A71. So, what has changed compared to the Galaxy A70? Find out in this quick specs comparison.
|Samsung Galaxy A71||Samsung Galaxy A70|
|6.7-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O display, 393ppi||6.7-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display, 393ppi|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (8nm) 2.2GHz octa-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 (11nm) 2.0GHz octa-core CPU|
|Adreno 618 GPU||Adreno 612|
|6GB, 8GB RAM||6GB, 8GB RAM|
|128GB storage||128GB storage|
|microSD card slot (dedicated)||microSD card slot (dedicated)|
|64MP F1.8 (main) + 12MP F2.2 (ultrawide) + 5MP F2.2 (depth) + 5MP F2.4 (macro), quad-rear cameras||32MP F1.7 (main) + 8MP F2.2 (ultrawide) + 5MP F2.2 (depth) triple rear cameras|
|32MP F2.2 front camera||32MP F2.0 front camera|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Fingerprint reader (on-screen)||Fingerprint reader (on-screen)|
|Face Unlock||Face Unlock|
|One UI 2 (Android 10)||One UI (Android 9 Pie)|
|4,500mAh battery w/ 25W Fast Charging||4,500mAh battery w/ 25W Fast Charging|
|163.6 x 76 x 7.7 mm||164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm|
|179 g||183 g|
Starting with the display, the Galaxy A71 and A70 have the same screen size and resolution. However, the former has a Super AMOLED Plus panel, which is brighter and more energy-efficient than the standard Super AMOLED. The A71 also uses an Infinity-O design for that hole-punch look.
When it comes to imaging, the Galaxy A71 looks to be a more versatile shooter for having four rear cameras instead of three thanks to the addition of the macro lens. The camera resolution of the primary and ultrawide lenses got a bump as well at 64MP (vs 32MP) and 12MP (vs 8MP), respectively. Selfie cameras, on the other hand, were retained at 32MP.
We’re expecting better performance on the Galaxy A71 as well thanks to the 8nm Snapdragon 730 chipset with Adreno 618 GPU, which is a significant improvement over the aging 11nm Snapdragon 675 with Adreno 612 GPU. RAM and storage were retained though at 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The dedicated microSD card slot was also retained on the Galaxy A71.
Software-wise, the Galaxy A71 comes with Samsung’s One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 out of the box. The Galaxy A70, on the other hand, has One UI 1.0 based on Android 9 Pie, which is yet to receive the Android 10 update.
As for the rest of the specs, they’re all the same, even for the battery capacity which is at 4,500mAh with 25W Fast Charging. There’s a possibility that the Galaxy A71 might provide a better battery life due to the more efficient chipset, but we’ll know once we have it for review.
All in all, the Galaxy A71 is a good upgrade from the A70. If you haven’t pulled the trigger yet on the A70, we suggest waiting for the A71 to arrive.