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Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G

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The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 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
Operating system
2.2 GHz
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
64+ MP, f/1.8
64+ MP, f/1.8
4500 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


When it comes to camera performance, this phone is a harder sell, mainly because the competition in the mid-range segment is so fierce. Although it’s a substantial upgrade in terms of imaging over its older down-market sibling, the Galaxy A50, the A71 5G’s street price puts it up against some very c...

- Peter Ferenczi, DxOMark

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
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
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
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

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Samsung backs up the Galaxy A71 5G with a 2 Years parts & labour warranty.

If your Galaxy A71 5G has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

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

2.2 GHz

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


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

64+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 64+ MP, f/1.8 camera.

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

128 GB

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


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

Release Date June 15, 2020
Regions Available USA
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
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.69 W/kg
Body: 1.16 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
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
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1024 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
64+ Megapixels, f/1.8
8x digital
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
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
32+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
F/2.2, HDR, Face unlock
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
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
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Fingerprint (under display, optical)
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 (Cellular) Up to 900 minutes
Talk Time Up to 2160 minutes
Standby Time Up to 16.7 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
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 No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): SM-A716F, SM-A716F/DS, SM-A716F/DSN, SM-A7160
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