The all-new Galaxy A71 has been launched in India for people who aren’t just looking for an excellent display, but also superlative performance and long-lasting battery. And with additional features like large display and premium design, the smartphone is set to become yet another successful offering from Samsung. Priced at Rs 32,999, it’s a device that brings a long list of hardware and software usually reserved for Samsung’s flagship smartphones into the mid-range segment. This includes the sAMOLED Plus Infinity-O display, an On-screen fingerprint sensor and much more. But what you should really know about this phone is that it’s a solid performer that’s fit to play all your favourite high-end games on full settings. Here’s everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy A71.
Powerful performance for lag-free experience
At the heart of the Samsung Galaxy A71 is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730, which is an 8nm chipset with clock speeds up to 2.2GHz. This setup is accompanied by the Adreno 618 GPU, which promises great graphical performance. Moreover, 8GB worth of RAM has also made its way into its offerings. These internals guarantee a strong performance, no matter what kind of tasks are thrown at the smartphone. And they do this while saving the battery life, thanks to the efficient nature of the Qualcomm chipset.
Ample storage for your games, photos and videos
In India, the Galaxy A71 comes with an astounding 128GB internal storage option. For many, that is more than enough storage to house their high-end games, as well as their photos and videos. But if you find that much space to not be enough, you can always take advantage of its microSD card slot that supports additional storage of up to 512GB. And this slot is a dedicated one, which means it doesn’t interfere with the dual SIM slots of the handset. Samsung’s commitment to the microSD card slot is really setting an example for many other manufacturers who have been doing away with the feature on their recent devices.
Cut distractions during gaming with Game Booster
Game Booster is an excellent companion that is automatically activated when you are playing a game. More than anything, it aims to keep your focus in the game by offering options to pause notifications, alter full-screen gestures, take quick screenshots, lock the navigation button, and more. It monitors the phone temperature as well as RAM consumption, along with your usage patterns to tell how long you will be able to play any particular game without charging and delivers a better frame rate to render smooth and life-like graphics in your high-end games.
Awesome Infinity-O display
The single punch-hole display, that has been reserved only for flagship Samsung Galaxy phones till now, has now come to the A-series. It gets a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. This display excels at delivering real-to-life colours no matter what content is being played on it. Thanks to its excellent contrast levels and its vivid colours, it’s the perfect panel for gaming, watching movies, web-surfing and browsing social media. And owing to its full-screen nature, it’s surrounded by extremely thin bezels that contribute towards immersing you further into the content you’re watching.
Huge battery with fast-charging support
Inside the Galaxy A71 is a 4,500mAh cell that promises extensive battery life for your daily tasks. No matter if you’re into video streaming, gaming or just using your device for browsing social media, you can rest assured that this battery will take you through the entire day, without worrying about charging it. And if you love watching videos, the smartphone will offer up to 24 hours of video playback, giving you ample time to catch up on your favourite TV shows and movies. When the time does come to charge it, the phone’s 25W Super-Fast Charging support will ensure that the battery is juiced up in no time at all.
Top-notch security with Samsung Knox
The multi-layered security benefits of Samsung Knox are no secret to anyone, so it isn’t a surprise that it has made its way into the Galaxy A71. This security standard works on hardware as well as software levels, to ensure that your most sensitive information is safe from malware and malicious threats. The defense-grade security of Knox is one more aspect that makes this smartphone an incredibly alluring proposition in the mid-range segment.
The rear surface of the Galaxy A71 is occupied by a quad camera setup. It’s headlined by a 64MP f/1.8 wide camera that can be used for capturing exquisite high-resolution shots, which can be zoomed into and cropped without losing much detail. It is complemented by a 12MP ultra wide-angle camera meant for offering a 123-degree angle of view. This ultra-wide-angle sensor comes with a dedicated Ultra Wide Night Mode that brightens up photos taken in extremely lowlight conditions. This snapper is also utilized by the phone’s Super Steady video mode for stabilizing your footage when you’re shooting a video while on the move.
The third snapper on board this device is a 5MP Macro camera, which helps you capture the ultra-fine details on extreme close-up shots. As for the fourth camera, it’s a 5MP depth sensor that contributes to the Live Focus feature onboard this phone. Live Focus renders bokeh effects in the viewfinder even before the image has been clicked, and it sure enough lets you alter them after the shot is captured.
Speaking about the phone’s front camera, it’s a 32MP sensor which gently blurs the background of your selfies. Your selfies will become even better with the Samsung Galaxy A71’s Slow-mo Selfie feature, which gives you high-resolution, slow-motion videos using the 32MP front camera.
With Galaxy A71, you also get access to the coolest way to make payments when shopping with Samsung Pay. Samsung Pay uses card tokenisation to add your debit & credit cards securely on the phone, and lets you make payments on compatible Point of Sale (POS) terminals where cards can be swiped or tapped, without having to carry them with you.
Price and availability
The Samsung Galaxy A71 is now being sold in India via both offline and online channels. The 8GB + 128GB variant can be purchased at the price of Rs 32,999. The phone comes dressed in three colours, namely Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Blue and Prism Crush Silver.
As you can make out by now, the Galaxy A71 appears to be a compelling marriage of hardware and software, design and prowess, and form and function. In a nutshell, an all-round package that should satisfy even the most demanding of users… basically anyone who covets a premium user experience without spending too much.