Overview of smartphone Samsung Galaxy A71: the giant in the middle class

This smartphone in a plastic case equipped with the impressive 6.7-inch sAMOLED Plus screen, which hid optical fingerprint scanner. A Quartet of cameras in the rear photo-the module includes 64-megapixel sensor, a high-capacity battery supplemented by a 25-watt quick charging. This is all complemented by a fresh system software that use the OneUI interface 2. In this review, the Samsung Galaxy A71 will figure out what closer to the giant.

Galaxy A71 announced along with the Galaxy A51, which replaced one of the most popular last year in Russia (according to “Yandex.Stores”, a) models — Galaxy A50. This new product, which replaces last year’s a 6.7-inch Galaxy A70 (our review here), has received more advanced filling. But this the advantages of the new device are not limited.

the Samsung Galaxy A71: technical characteristically: SM-A715FОперационная system: Android 10 (Q) with a proprietary shell One UI 2Дисплей: 6.7 inch, capacitive, sAMOLED Plus, the FHD resolution+ (2400х1080 points 20:9), the density of dots per inch 393 ppi, Corning Gorilla glass 5Процессор: LPP 8 nm, 8-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 730 (SDM730), 2 cores Kryo 470 Gold (2.2 GHz) + 6 cores Kryo 470 Silver (1.8 GHz), coprocessor Hexagon 688 DSPГрафическая subsystem: Adreno 618Оперативная memory: 6 Bustana memory: 128GB, UFS 2.1, a separate place in the slot for memory cards microSD/HC/XC (up to 512 GB), a Rear photo-module wide angle camera — 64 MP (optical size 1/1.7 inch, 0.8 µm), EGF 26 mm, aperture f/1.8, phase detection autofocus, digital zoom up to 8x; supporting camera (DoF) — 5 MP, aperture f/2.2 ultra wide angle camera — 12 MP (1.0 µm) with fixed focus, 12 mm EGF (123 degrees), aperture f/2.2; macro-camera — 5 MP (optical size 1/5.0 inches, of 1.12 µm), EGF 25 mm, aperture f/2.4, the optimal focus distance 4 cm; UHD 4K video 2160p@30fps, 720p@240fps, led spaccarotelli photo module: 32 MP (optical size 1/2.8 inch, pixel 0.8 µm), aperture f/2.2, 26 mm camera, UHD 4K video 2160p@30fpsКоммуникации: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), wifi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 (LE), USB 2.0 Type-C, USB-OTG, NFC, ANT+, 3.5 mm audio connectionradio: FM tunercat: GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 3G UMTS, 4G LTE; LTE FDD: band 3, 7, 20…LTE TDD: band 38, 40, 41Формат SIM-cards-nanoSIM (4FF)Navigation: GPS/GLONASS/BDS/GalileoДатчики: accelerometer, gyroscope, optical fingerprint scanner, Hall sensor, e-compass, proximity sensor and RGB swedenconsulate: non-removable, lithium-polymer, 4 500 mAh, fast wired charging (25 watts)dimensions: 163,6x76x7,7 weight: 179 gweta: black, blue, silverthe Samsung Galaxy A71: design, ergonomics

Galaxy A71 is a little different from its predecessor — Galaxy A70 — even externally. Despite the same size screen, they have a differently organized lens hole frontal photo-module. The design of the rear panel, including the form of the island projection and placement of cameras varies a lot more. However, if you limit a visual overview of the ends and side edges, then clearly anything to say unlikely.

Preserved the overall concept of the design, when tempered glass Gorilla Glass covers the display, and the glossy plastic with geometric texture — rear panel. Changes in the size and weight of invisible, although on paper the Galaxy A71 looks compared to the A70 is a bit thinner — 163,6x76x7,7 mm versus 164,3×76,7×7,9 mm and 179 g vs 183 g. the chassis Corners are still gently rounded, and the rear panel can be one of three colors — black, blue or silver so-called (essentially mother of pearl). The smartphone in this color, quite effectively hides the fingerprints on the glossy plastic, we got to test.

the Impressive size of the screen (6.7 inches) giant does not seem, at least from the properly sized aspect ratio (20:9). It covers the protective glass, according to information from the official website of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5.

At the junction of the upper end of the housing with glass for a small thin slit for the grating “conversational” dynamics. Just below it made a round cutout in the screen where its place was taken by the front camera lens.

At the bottom of the display is the virtual buttons of the control panel icons “Recent apps”, “Home” and “Back”, which is available in settings to swap or replace gestures. Slightly above the space where the lock screen appears a virtual platform built-in screen fingerprint scanner with optical recognition method.

On the right side are subtle, but greatly differing in size, volume rocker and the power button/lock.

On the left edge put a closed slot with the tray at three locations, two of which are for modules subscriber identity format nanoSIM (4FF), and the other for microSD cards.

On the top you can only find the hole for an additional microphone.

On the bottom around the USB connector Type-C (USB 2.0) gathered 3.5 mm audio connector and the hole for the “conversational” microphone grille “multimedia” speaker.

Rear panel A71 Galaxy logo Samsung. Four lens rear photo module positioned in the form of the Latin letter L on a rectangular island ledge with rounded corners. There was a place and led flash.

Given the size of the screen, in the settings provided for the option that helps to handle with one hand. Not even silicone clip case, but on the test we got brand case S View Wallet Cover designed specifically for the Galaxy A71.

the Samsung Galaxy A71: screen

Recall that the Galaxy A70 first received 6.7-inch sAMOLED screen — the largest in the history of the models of Galaxy series A. the novelty has kept the size of the diagonal, but instead of matrix Infinity-U keyhole used Infinity-O — with a round hole for the front camera. So the screen is now called sAMOLED Plus, but what is this “plus” is the manufacturer did not specify. At a resolution of FHD+ (2400×1080 pixels, aspect ratio 20:9) the maximum density of pixels reaches 393 ppi.

blue light Filter can be enabled immediately or at a scheduled, self-tuning its intensity. For the planned inclusion “mode thenopinion” it is recommended to enable the location feature. The brightness level is adjustable either manually or automatically (option “Adaptive brightness”).

Fullscreen mode allows you to deploy the application on the entire screen. Thus, in the advanced settings tab’s “full screen applications” is proposed to hide the round cutout for the front lens of the photo module, adding a dark strip at the top of the screen. The setting in “screen Mode” you can choose between vivid and natural colors, and adjust the white balance using additional parameters (RGB components).

On the lock screen it is proposed to establish automatic change of thematic pictures (Wallpaper set).

In the Always On Display on / off screen displays the time, date, day of week, battery charge, etc. to Display this information either always or only after you touch the, or on schedule. Note that the style and the color image is selected in the settings.

the So-called Edge-panel is proposed to use as a buffer for quick access to frequently used apps, contacts or close friends, and also to extract the text in the selected screen area, etc. Parameters of the marker side of the screen (position, color, transparency, size) are easy to reconfigure.

Again, according to unofficial information-display smartphone protects the glass Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which caused the oleophobic coating.

Overview Samsung Galaxy A71: camera

In contrast to the predecessor, the Galaxy A71 in the rear photo module with led flash can boast of not a trio, and a Quartet of cameras. The main party in the band got a 64-megapixel camera, complemented by a bright lens with an aperture of f/1.8 and phase detect autofocus. On the “vocals” from her auxiliary DoF camera made on the basis of a 5-megapixel sensor and a lens with an aperture of f/2.2. Ultra wide-angle 12-megapixel camera, designed for shooting landscapes, panoramas, General views and group portraits, equipped with a lens with EGF and 12 mm and aperture f/2.2.

When switching from main camera the ultra wide angle of view is increased from 81 to 123 degrees, and in settings it is possible to partially compensate for occurring at the edges of the distortion.

macro To allocated the camera on the basis of the 5-megapixel sensor and lens (aperture f/2.4) with the optimal focus distance 4 cm

the Missing led flash for the front 32-megapixel camera with wide-angle (f/2.2) lens has been replaced with the screen backlight.

For the “Pro”-mode self-configures the value for the ISO sensitivity, white balance and exposure compensation steps. Also manually selects the method of metering — spot, matrix or center-weighted. So when you change the position of objects or changing lighting conditions, the camera did not perform adjustment automatically adjust focus or exposure can be locked. In the “Photografia” over text icons shooting modes are the icons to select a lens and button optimization stage. When selecting the appropriate option in the settings, you can get the on-screen prompts right while shooting. The HDR mode is activated permanently or activated as needed.

To the subject was the center of attention, you should refer to the mode of “Live focus”, which allows you to take pictures with blurred background.

Both photos module recording a moving image at a maximum resolution of 4K UHD 2160p (3840×2160 pixels) at 30 fps. When shooting video the camera offers the option to activate HDR. If timelapse (“timelapse”) video supports FHD-quality (1080p) images, the slow motion (240 fps) and superomedia only run in HD (720p). To reduce the size of the recorded video files are encouraged to use the codec H. 265/HEVC.

Stabilization Super Steady it is recommended to include in the resolution of FHD for smooth shooting dynamic scenes on the main camera in the rear of the photo module.

For more expressive photography you can find not only a suitable filter, but the option of “beutification” persons, including the smoothness and tone of skin, eyes and chin line. On the tab “saving Options” it is recommended to accept with correction of the distortion of ultra wide-angle lens, and use space-saving in-memory format HEIF.

the camera captures with good detail and colors. In contrast, halogenka Galaxy A71 appeared a night mode that works for “supersonica”. By the way, with the latter, though mainly during the day, can get pretty interesting pictures, but the lack of lighting intensity it is clearly not enough. Macro camera without autofocus is not very convenient to shoot outdoors, especially Sunny days when on the viewfinder almost nothing is visible. From her it was quite possible to refuse, if in bits and pieces included, for example, “portrety” with 2 x optical zoom. Examples of photos with the rear photo-module can be viewed here.

the Samsung Galaxy A71: sound

“Multimedia” speaker on the bottom of the case is quite loud, but that has nothing to do with the quality of its sound. Fortunately, next to it is a 3.5 mm connector for the audio headset.

In the advanced settings of the sound option is Dolby Atmos surround as a function of improving the sound quality UHQ upscaler] is enabled after you connect wired headphones. The feature is implemented via four profile “Auto”, “Movie”, “Music” and “Voice”. In any case, you can use the 9-band equalizer with six presets, including custom.

in Addition to its primary purpose wired audio headset will come in handy as a shortwave antenna for the integrated FM tuner that can record an online broadcast in M4A-files. For the Bluetooth”ears” available codecs aptX and LDAC, which support wireless transmission of high-quality sound. It is also proposed that the option to simultaneously play sound from different applications on different devices, including the primary one (a smartphone) and, for example, a Bluetooth accessory (headphone has inner headbandICA or column).

the Samsung Galaxy A71: filling, performance

unlike Galaxy A70, for which have chosen a single-chip platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, made in compliance with the design code 11 nm process technology for LPP, the Galaxy A71 the processor is faster is a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 730 (8 nm LPP). In the configuration of the clusters had two productive core Kryo 470 Gold (2.2 GHz) and six energy-efficient cores Kryo 470 Silver (1.8 GHz). In this case, the processor works in conjunction with a graphics accelerator Adreno 618, LTE modem X15 and supports wireless Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax). In the composition of the Snapdragon processor 730 also proved signal processor DSP Hexagon 688 and the image processor 350 Spectra, supporting, in particular, the compressed file format HEIF. Configuration Galaxy A71 complement of 6 GB of RAM LPDDR4X.

Testing Samsung Galaxy A71. The results in the benchmark AnTuTu

Testing Samsung Galaxy A71. The results in the benchmark GeekBench

Testing Samsung Galaxy A71. The results in 3DMark

the advantage of the new smart power is confirmed by the results of the basic synthetic benchmarks. As on all modern smartphones, the gamers waiting for collecting the games in one place app Game Launcher where you can adjust the performance, disable notifications, capture screenshots, etc.

the Built-in storage of 128 GB in size can be expanded by microSD/HC/XC up to a volume of 512 GB. Because of its placement in a separate place, it does not prevent the simultaneous installation of two nanoSIM-cards. In addition, support USB-OTG for Galaxy A71 connect flash drives, including those with SMI controller (with USB Type A and USB Type-C connectors).

a New smartphone with a single radio channel can work with two modules subscriber identity (with a nanoSIM card) in the mode of DSDS (Dual SIM Dual Standby). The number of supported frequency bands FDD-LTE include the b3, b7 and b20 and TDD-LTE b38, b40 and b41. Set of wireless communication also includes a 2-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC.

the NFC Interface is interesting primarily supports contactless payments. However, for example, it may be useful to read the balance of the Moscow transport card “Troika”.

the Satellite constellations of GPS, BDS, GLONASS and Galileo will help in navigation and positioning.

the Samsung Galaxy A71: autonomy

built-in battery Capacity has remained the same, which was the predecessor of 4,500 mAh.

With zealous energy expenditure this reserve is enough for half a day or two of work without extreme loads. So, according to the manufacturer, on a single charge you can talk on the 4G network to 42 hours to work on the Internet (LTE/Wi-Fi), respectively, 16/16 hours, listen music up to 107 hours or up to 24 hours watch video. In this case, the playback of the set of test videos in MP4 format (onlinepeppermint decoding) at full brightness every hour reduced the battery by about 6.7 per cent test (within 6 hours).

To fill such capacious batteries, use a 25-watt adapter under the brand name Super Fast Charging. However, the test instance smartphone accompanied, alas, only a 15-watt Adaptive Fast Charging. Note that with the standard adapter half an hour, you can fill about 45% of the built-in capacity and fill it “under the neck” manages nearly 100 minutes.

To increase the autonomy of the Galaxy A71 in the settings assembled a number of relevant options. Depending on the type of expected load, select the mode of power — “Optimized”, “Average savings”, “Maximum savings” or use adaptive mode.

the Samsung Galaxy A71: the features of the software

Galaxy A71 running the operating system Android 10 (Q), which interface is hidden behind proprietary shell One 2 UI. Recall that the Galaxy A70 costs by the tandem of Android 9 (Pie) launcher and One UI 1.1.

In the settings navigation pane, you can choose the order of icons, Recent apps and Back. However, the controls are easy to use and the gestures. Double tap the virtual Home button or swipe down at the bottom of the screen activates the control mode with one hand.

the horizontal list of running applications all programs will be closed again after a tap on the label “Close all”. To close a program, you need to swipe her card up. Tap the app icon in the upper part of the card opens a menu of options, allowing, for example, to run the program in split-screen or open it in a popup window. At the same time, the transparency of the window can be set manually with the slider.

Reminding about the responsibility of parents, in the section “use of the device and parental control” is also proposed to define “digital balance” modes of concentration and relaxation.

Interesting, but to register using a fingerprint scanner built into the screen can be a maximum of three fingerprints. And the disadvantage to be considered is not even the speed of such a scanner, and the inconvenient location of the contact area of its optical sensor.

For those who wear glasses, the registration of a person is performed in two stages. By activating the option “Increase screen brightness”, you can count on a quite satisfactory recognition of the lack of lighting. Given the characteristics of the fingerprint scanner, this procedure is perhaps more convenient to unlock the phone. Recall that the registration of a person and papillary patterns may be useful for confirmation of identity on the Internet and other supported applications (Samsung Pass).

the Samsung Galaxy A71: buy, insights

Judging by the changed stuffing, A71 Galaxy in a stylish plastic housing trying to convince of their intentionsx to become a worthy replacement of its predecessor. Preserving one of the most important advantages of the Galaxy A70 — battery of increased capacity, complemented by a quick 25-watt charging, the developers have improved another important “feature” — an impressive $ 6.7-inch sAMOLED screen has got now a Plus. Unchanged interfaces NFC and Bluetooth 5.0, and a separate space for installation of expansion cards microSD. Faster and more responsive processor than the Galaxy A70 (Snapdragon vs Snapdragon 675 730), seasoned with the fresh system software. Reform the rear photos of the module, transformed from a trio into a Quartet by adding a macro-camera, primarily related to the replacement of 32-megapixel sensor on the 64-megapixel. In its corresponding application, there are also night mode support.

the disadvantage is Galaxy the A71, then they are not so significant and, in fact, differ little from the flaws of its predecessor. Note only the glossy plastic case and an inconvenient location of the site the fingerprint scanner.

At the start of sales of Galaxy A71 was estimated at 29 990 rubles. Note that for the remaining shelves until the Galaxy A70 in major retail chains asking for a total of 25 990 rubles. Therefore, when a difference of a few thousand rubles for a significant budget, you can safely stay on the “old” model. If the attachment to “galactic” the brand is completely absent, and to add to the aforesaid amount a couple of thousands is not difficult, it is a very serious contender for Galaxy A71 is, for example, the flagship Realme X2 Pro (our review here), which has a price tag in the configuration 8 GB/128 GB — 32 990 rubles.

the outcome of the review Samsung Galaxy A71

Pros:

Stylish diningarea performance in your classiecations big screen sAMOLED PlusВысокая autonomy, complemented by a 25-watt sharedcontent cameras in the rear of the photo module, including 64-MP sensorineural NFC and Bluetooth 5.0 Separate installer expansion card memory microSDСвежий system software

Cons:

Soiled plastic korpusnoe the location of the fingerprint scanner Text: News.Hi-tech