Samsung Galaxy A71 vs Poco X2 Specs Comparison
Both Samsung and Poco have recently released mid-range devices, the Samsung Galaxy A71 and Poco X2. Both phones have roughly the same display size, a Snapdragon 730G chipset, great camera sensors, and a 4,500mAh battery. If you’re considering buying one of these devices, check out our quick spec comparison to help you decide which to get.
|Samsung Galaxy A71||Poco X2|
|6.7-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O display, 393ppi||6.67-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) IPS HDR 10 display, 120Hz|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G |
2.2GHz octa-core CPU
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
2.2GHz octa-core CPU
|Adreno 618 GPU||Adreno 618 GPU|
|6GB, 8GB RAM||6GB, 8GB RAM|
|128GB storage||64GB, 128GB|
|Dedicated MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)||Shared MicroSDXC slot|
|64MP f/1.8 (main) + 12MP f/2.2 (ultrawide) + 5MP f/2.2 (depth) + 5MP f/2.4 (macro), quad-rear cameras||64MP Sony IMX686 sensor f/1.9 + 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide + 2MP f/2.4 dedicated macro camera + 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor quad-rear cameras|
|32MP f/2.2 front camera||20 MP f/2.2 wide + 2 MP f/2.4 depth sensor dual front cameras|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WoWiFi Support|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Fingerprint reader (on-screen)||Side-mounted fingerprint reader|
|Face Unlock||Face Unlock|
|One UI 2 (Android 10)||MIUI 11 (Android 10)|
|4,500mAh battery w/ 25W Fast Charging||4,500mAh battery w/ 27W Fast Charging|
|163.6 x 76 x 7.7 mm||165.3mm x 76.6mm x 8.79mm|
|179 g||208 grams|
Advantages of each smartphone:
Samsung Galaxy A71
- Super AMOLED display
- Higher-resolution ultra-wide, macro, and depth cameras
- Higher resolution front camera
- Dedicated MicroSD slot
- 120Hz, HDR 10 capable display
- Liquid cooling
- Lower price
- Inclusion of NFC and an IR blaster
- Slightly faster charging
Starting with the display, the Samsung Galaxy A71 is slightly bigger, measuring 6.7 inches while the Poco X2 measures 6.67 inches. An important difference between the two is that the Galaxy A71 is using a Super AMOLED panel while the X2 is using an IPS panel that can run 120HZ and has HDR 10 support. Depending on which you value more, we’re giving this category a tie.
While both phones have a 64MP primary shooter, the Galaxy A71 has a higher resolution ultrawide (12MP vs. the X2’s 8MP), macro (5MP vs. 2MP), and depth (5MP vs. 2MP) cameras. Its front camera also has a higher resolution of 32MP (vs. 20MP), although it does lack the depth sensor which the Poco X2 possesses. While we are giving the win to the Samsung Galaxy A71, it’s important to note that high MP count doesn’t necessarily mean it can produce better photos.
In terms of performance, both the Poco X2 and the Galaxy A71 are using a Snapdragon 730G chipset. Both devices are also equipped with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM (though the local version of the A71 only comes with 8) and up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 memory. If you’re a power user that requires more storage, then you’d be delighted to know that the Galaxy A71 has a dedicated MicroSD slot that can be expanded up to 512GB. The Poco X2, on the other hand, shares its expandable storage slot with the second SIM slot. Where the Poco X2 shines, however, is its use of liquid cooling. By allowing the device to transfer heat more effectively, it should be able to maintain higher operating clock speeds. We’re giving the win to the Poco X2 due to its inclusion of liquid cooling. Although should our (or other reputable reviewer’s) testing prove its implementation ineffective, then we’ll be giving both devices a tie.
When it comes to the OS, the Galaxy A71 is running Samsung’s One UI 2.0, while the Poco X2 is running MIUI11, both of which are based on Android 10. Since both phones are on Android 10, we’re giving both phones a tie in this category.
As for the rest of the features, the Poco X2 is equipped with an NFC and IR Blaster, while the Galaxy A71 is not. For biometrics, both phones have face unlock and a fingerprint reader, although the Galaxy A71 is using an on-screen reader while the Poco X2 has a side-mounted reader. A 4,500 mAh battery also powers both phones; however, the Poco X2 can charge slightly faster with its 27W fast charging support (vs. 25W). Their bodies are roughly the same size as well, with the Galaxy A71 being slightly smaller and lighter.
Lastly, we have the prices of each device. It is important to note that the Poco X2 has only been launched in India, and prices shown are based on the exchange rate as of the time of writing. We’ll update this article when the Poco X2 officially launches in the country. Here are the prices:
Samsung Galaxy A71
- 8GB + 128GB – PHP 22,990
- 6GB + 64GB – INR 15,999 (~PHP 11,405)
- 6GB + 128GB – INR 16,999 (~PHP 12,118)
- 8GB + 128GB – INR 19,999 (~PHP 14,257)
For the same storage configuration, the Galaxy A71 is 50% more expensive than the Poco X2. If you have a lower budget, you could also take advantage of the smaller memory configurations of the Poco X2.
Overall, the Poco X2 packs a lot more features at a lower price point. It has a 120Hz, HDR 10 capable display, NFC and IR blaster, and liquid cooling which are all not present in the Galaxy A71. However, if you value using an AMOLED display, better cameras, and a dedicated MicroSD slot more, then the Galaxy A71 would be the better choice for you. As for availability, the Samsung Galaxy A71 is now open for pre-order and will be available for purchase starting February 15. The Poco X2, on the other hand, is yet to be released in the country.